Vietnam visa update 2023: Proposal to extend the duration of e-visa to 3 months

29 March 2023

Currently, the Immigration Department issues e-visas to foreign nationals through the electronic transaction system, which is valid for a single entry and not exceeding 30 days. Vietnam is granting e-visas to citizens of 80 countries.

On the morning of March 27, at the Government Headquarters, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a thematic Government meeting on law-making in March 2023.

The government members agreed to propose to the National Assembly to allow the extension of e-visa validity from not exceeding 30 days to not exceeding 3 months, valid for a single or multiple entries; to grant e-visas to citizens of all countries and territories worldwide and to allow the government to decide on a specific list of countries and territories; to extend the temporary residence certificate issued at the border for unilateral visa-exempted visitors from 15 days to 45 days.

extend the duration of e-visa to 3 months

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At the nationwide online conference on tourism in 2023, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh announced that the number of countries exempted from visas when entering Vietnam will be increased, the length of stay will be extended with reasonable fees, and e-visas will be expanded.

The draft law is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly for consideration at the fifth session (scheduled for May) and for comments at the sixth session at the end of 2023.

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