Vietnam Launches New 90-Day e-Visa for Tourists: Step-By-Step Guide

Vietnam has taken a significant step towards welcoming travelers by introducing a 90-day electronic visa (e-visa) system, set to begin on August 15. This transformative initiative aims to simplify the visa application process for non-nationals, ensuring a hassle-free experience while entering the country.
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In a move aimed at streamlining entry procedures and enhancing accessibility for international visitors, Vietnam has announced the introduction of 90-day electronic visas (e-visas) for citizens of as many as 80 countries and territories.

Effective from August 15, this new initiative aims to simplify the visa application process while ensuring a seamless experience for travellers.

Vietnam E-Visas

A Vietnamese visa is a kind of travel document granted by Vietnamese competent authorities, providing permission to travel to and enter Vietnam.

An electronic visa (E-visa) is one of the visa types issued to foreigners by the Vietnamese Immigration Department via an electronic system. Vietnam E-visa is valid for a maximum of 90 days, single entry.

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Applying for a 90-Day E-Visa: A Step-by-Step Guide

1. Visit the Official E-Visa Web Portals

To initiate the e-visa application process, non-nationals can access the dedicated e-visa web portal of the Vietnam Immigration Department at https://www.immigration.gov.vn or utilize the National Public Service Portal of the Ministry of Public Security, accessible at https://dichvucong.bocongan.gov.vn/.

2. Provide Essential Trip Information

During the application process, travellers are required to furnish crucial details related to their trip. This includes information such as the intended date of entry, the duration of the stay in Vietnam, the preferred port of entry and departure, as well as the intended temporary residential address within Vietnam.

3. Select Visa Type Based on Travel Purpose

Applicants will need to choose between a single-entry or multiple-entry e-visa, depending on the purpose of their visit. This selection ensures that the visa aligns with the traveller’s specific requirements.

4. Submission of Passport Information and Images

The application form mandates the submission of passport data, including images of the passport data page and a passport photograph. These digital documents are crucial for processing the e-visa request.

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5. Payment of Visa Fee

Upon successful submission and subsequent receipt of the electronic dossier code from the immigration authority, applicants are required to make a payment of US$25 for the single-entry e-visa. This fee covers the processing and issuance of the e-visa.

6. Monitoring Application Status

Utilizing the provided dossier code, applicants can track the status of their e-visa application via the dedicated e-visa web portal. The processing period typically spans three working days, following which the e-visa will be issued.

7. Valid Entry Points and Checkpoints

The 90-day e-visa facilitates entry through a range of international checkpoints across Vietnam. Notably, this includes 29 checkpoints, encompassing 13 airports, in the country. For an exhaustive list of approved entry points, including airports, seaports, and border crossings, interested individuals can refer to the comprehensive list available here.

8. Accessing and Printing E-Visas

To access and print their approved e-visas, travellers can utilize the official online platform at https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/tra-cuu-thi-thuc. This portal provides a user-friendly interface for easy retrieval and documentation of the e-visa.

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Conclusion

With this innovative development, Vietnam aims to enhance its appeal as a tourist destination while facilitating seamless entry procedures for global travellers.

The introduction of the 90-day e-visa system underscores the nation’s commitment to fostering international travel and strengthening its position on the global tourism map.


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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