Vietnam will apply electronic visa issued in 2017

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At the national conference on tourism development took place last week, in Hoi An, The Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has confirmed Vietnam will issue electronic visa on 01 January 2017.

Besides the visa-free and issuing the visa at the border, electronic visa (E-Visa) has become a popular trend in the world for many years. So what are the advantages of E-Visa and how has it been applied by country?

Firstly, the E-Visa is potentially better security, compatibility information, suitable for multi-purpose use and easy sharing among relevant agencies in case of need.

Secondly, management systems are transparent, updated, both finance and information, to reduce the negative, annoying, negatively affect the image of national tourism destination.

Thirdly, if the E-Visa is applied, visitors will have more advantages. As they can apply for a visa through the Internet, expand the range of consular services outside the Embassy and Consulate, and use multiple languages.

Fourthly, the E-Visa is fast, saving time and environmental-friendly because of paperless and simple convenient procedures.

Since 1996, Australia has been the first country to apply the E-Visa. This system has played an important role in controlling security ahead of the rise in tourists mutations occur during the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.

After the success of Australia, the E-Visa application continues in many countries such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Armenia, Kingdom of Bahrain, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Turkey…

In fact, the E-Visa has contributed significantly solve the visa registration documents for large numbers of tourists in the short term, created favorable conditions for tourists reach the destination, while creating source support forces deployed tourism promotion programs to promote tourism to key markets.

Experts expect this innovation will help to change the face of tourism in Vietnam market next time, help friendly destination and more attractive to international tourists.

When will electronic visa (e-visa) be issued in Vietnam?

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Vietnam Visa On Arrival (e-Visa beta version)

At the national conference on tourism development (took place on 9 August in Hoi An), the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has confirmed that Vietnam will issue electronic visa (E-visa) from 2017 January 1.

According to the General Department of Tourism (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism), simplifying entry procedures is the general trend of the world, including electronic visa (E-Visa) becoming a popular trend worldwide nowadays.

Base on the report on the degree of openness concerning visa of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 2015, the percentage of international tourists need visa to destinations worldwide decrease from 77% in 2008 to 61% in 2015.

In Asia – Pacific area, approximately 20% of the global population don’t need visa, 23% can be granted a visa at the border and 11% can be granted electronic visa in 2015.

The countries have a visa policy at the gate and electronic visa (E-visa) is very convenient for travelers. Destinations competing with Vietnam tourism have liberal visa policies.

The National Administration of Tourism also defined improving the competitiveness of international openness, especially improving the visa restrictions on entry is an effective way to create favorable conditions for international travelers into Vietnam.

E-Visa (shorten for “Electronic Visa”) is legal license allowing foreigners to immigrate at the border and tourism inside the country. Currently, E-visa is the latest form of visa.

According to the research done by The National Administration of Tourism, the E-Visa has several advantages, including the ability to ensure better security, compatibility information, suitable for multi-purpose usage and being easy to share between the relevant authorities in cases of necessity. Management system is transparent, updated, both finance and information reducing the negative phenomenon, annoying, negatively affecting the image of national tourism destination.

The E-Visa allows visitors to apply for a visa through the Internet, expand the range of consular services outside the Embassy and Consulate, and use multiple languages. This procedure ensures fast, economically and environmentally friendly because of paperless and simple convenient procedures.

Since 1996, Australia has been the first country to apply the E-Visa. This system has played an important role in controlling security ahead of the rise in tourists mutations occur during the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. And then, the E-Visa have been issued successively in many countries such as Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Bahrain, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Turkey…

In fact, the E-Visa has significant contribution in solving the visa registration documents for large numbers of tourists in the short term, creating favorable conditions for tourists reach the destinations, and also supporting implementation of tourism promotion programs to promote tourism to key markets.

About e-VISA

Vietnam e-Visa or Electronic Visa has been introduced by Vietnam Immigration Department to promote the Vietnam tourism industry. The website http://www.e-visa.vn now serves as a service for tourists to apply Vietnam Visa online.

Why e-Visa?

With e-Visa, you do not have to visit the Vietnam Embassy to apply your Visa. No submission of passport and documents is required during the application process.  e-Visa Application process is completely done via the online platform.

Is e-Visa legitimate?

Yes, e-Visa is approved and controlled by the Vietnam Immigration Department (Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam)

Where To Get Visa On Arrival Vietnam?

At present, there are 4 international airports in Vietnam which accept Visa on Arrival. Thus, people who come to Vietnam by air to one of 4 international airports can pick up Vietnam Visa stamp there.

1. International Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

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Ho Chi Minh City is also called Saigon. The city is located in the southern part of Vietnam. It is very popular with its market Ben Thanh, Cu Chi tunnels, the Military Museum and the mangrove forest Can Gio. Vietnam Visa on arrival is available for tourists or business man who wish to obtain Vietnam visa upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport if they have a approval letter.

2. International airport Noi Bai in Hanoi.

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Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. Hanoi is located in northern Vietnam. The city is famous for its 36 streets, lakes and many ancient tourist attractions. Vietnam Visa on arrival is available for tourists or business man who wish to obtain Vietnam visa upon arrival at Noi Bai airport if they have a approval letter.

3. Da Nang international airport in Da Nang city.

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Vietnam-Visa-At-Da-Nang-International-Airport

Da Nang City is one of the largest cities in Vietnam. The city is located in the central part of the country. Da Nang is famous Champa Museum, Marble Mountains and beaches. Visa on arrival is available for tourists wanting to obtain visas upon arrival at Da Nang airport if they have a letter of approval.

4. Cam Ranh International Airport in the city of Nha Trang.

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The city is located in central Vietnam. Nha trang is known for its pier, beaches and tranquil islands. Visa on arrival is available for tourists wanting to obtain visas upon arrival at this airport if they have a letter of approval.

Vietnam Visa Team – E-visa.Vn

Steps to apply e-VISA Vietnam

Vietnam e-VISA Process To Apply

Step 1: Apply Online

Complete the online e-Visa Application. The visa application form online must be correctly full-filled. All information on the form must match passport data. Passport must valid at least six months prior entry date to Vietnam.

Step 2: Make Payment

Make payment for visa fee online. We accept major credit cards & PayPal. There are 2 kinds of fee involved to your visa with us. Service fee pay for us to take care your visa application & Government official fee.

Step 3: Download

Receive Visa Approval Letter (Official) by email within 24 hours.

Step 4: Pick up visa on arrival

Welcome to Vietnam & pick up visa checking points on entry Vietnam.

Requirement for e-VISA Vietnam

– Currently e-VISA Vietnam valid only for those wanting to visit Vietnam by air via Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh city | Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi city | Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang city | Cam Ranh International Airport in Nha Trang city

– Please, note that validity of your travel document/passport should valid at least for six months after the validity of requested Vietnam visa.

– Attention! The information provided by you will be checked at the border crossing points of Vietnam. If you provide incorrect information your e-Visa will be invalid and you will be refused to enter Vietnam.

– In case of dual citizenship, please, choose the country according to the travel document/passport which you will be using for traveling to Vietnam.

– Please, note that you are eligible for the e-Visa only if you hold one of the travel documents/passports listed in the appropriate section.

– Some countries are exempt from visas under unilateral or bilateral agreements with Vietnam, kindly check the exempted countries list in advance before submitting a visa request.

How to apply Vietnam visa

There are 2 options to get a visa for entry Vietnam

  1. Get visa at the office of Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam).

Generally, Vietnam Embassy or Consulate will request you to submit the following documents to process Vietnam Visa for you:

– Original passport (Valid at least 6 months)

– Application form (available on the website of office of embassy)

– 2 passport-sized photos

– Visa fee processing (the fee is not the same between embassies)

– Processing time to complete a Vietnam visa application: 5-7 days.

  1. Apply Visa Online (e-VISA Vietnam) then collect visa upon entry Vietnam

Instead of applying visa at embassies of Vietnam, the Immigration Department of Vietnam has launched e-VISA or visa on arrival, which enables you to apply for a visa online via a travel company in Vietnam.

All Foreign Visitors are now able to obtain the Vietnam visa online (e-VISA) or upon arrival at the international airport. It is no longer necessary to get the visa stamp at the Vietnamese Embassy before your visit.