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Introduction:

Following the reopening of Vietnam's borders to tourism, the Vietnamese government reinstated visa exemptions for a number of countries. According to Vietnam's visa exemption policy, you can stay in the country for 15 days without asking for a Vietnam visa. You can extend your stay in Vietnam by applying for a Vietnam visa or requesting an extension of your stay time. You will not be permitted to stay longer than the duration of your visa exemption.

Entry Requirements for Vietnam

Foreigners must now possess the following requirements in order to enter Vietnam:

  • A valid entry document (it could be Vietnam visa/temporary residence card/permanent resident card) is required.
  • A passport that has eligibility of at least six months after the date of arrival is required.
  • A negative Covid-19 test certificate, which can be a negative Covid-19 RT-LAMP or RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure for Vietnam; OR
  • a negative Covid-19 fast antigen test performed within 24 hours of departure for Vietnam.
  • COVID-19 treatment is covered by health insurance you will apply for with a minimum liability of $10,000 USD.

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List of countries that don't require a Vietnam visa to travel

There are several nations that don't require a Vietnam visa to visit Vietnam. Vietnam visa exemptions are granted to 25 nations in total. Following is the list of such nations.

Vietnam visa exemption for 90 days

  • Chile (for Vietnam tourist visa only)
  • Panama (for Vietnam tourist visa only)

Vietnam visa exemption for 30 days

  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand

Vietnam visa exemption for 21 days

  • Philippines

Vietnam visa exemption for 15 days

  • Belarus
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Vietnam visa exemption for 14 days

  • Brunei
  • Myanmar

The 30-day visa exemption will be granted to those nations who are entering the government-designated coastal economic zones of Vietnam with the zones that meet the following criteria: 

  • Nations with an international airport 
  • Nations with their own space
  • Nations that have defined geographical boundaries and are separate from the mainland
  • Nations are consistent with socio-economic development policies while posing no threat to Vietnam's national defense, security, social order, or safety.

To be eligible for a visa exemption for Vietnam, travelers must meet the following criteria:

  • Their passport must be valid for at least 6 months after they arrive in Vietnam, and it must have at least two blank pages.

Five years Vietnam visa exemption

Visa for 5 years is known as a visa exemption certificate. It is valid for 5 years from the day of the appointment. It will be useful for 6 months before the expiration of your passport. You can make several trips to Vietnam for up to 180 days within the 5-year validity of your Vietnam visa.

Eligibility to get a five year Vietnam visa exemption

  • Citizens of Vietnam
  • Citizens of Vietnam who reside outside of the country.
  • Vietnamese residents' children and family members residing abroad
  • Foreigners who are family 
  • Must hold a passport with validity for at least one year

Types of Visa Exemption Certificate

1. A stamped certificate

To allow foreigners and Vietnamese citizens who are currently residing abroad to enter Vietnam, a visa exemption certificate is stamped on their passports.

2. Detached certificate

Such a visa exemption certificate is provided to Vietnamese citizens who are presently living abroad under a permanent resident permit overseen by foreign authorities, as well as holders of passports from other nations with which Vietnam does not share any kind of diplomatic relations.

Process of getting a five year Vietnam visa Exemption

Following are the steps that you need to follow to get your Visa Exemption Certificate

  1. To begin, you must gather all of the essential papers for applying for a Vietnam Exemption Certificate.
  2. The documents that are presented should be related to the following subject: 
  1. For Vietnam people who are currently living outside the country
  2. For holders of foreign passports such as children of Vietnam people living outside and Vietnamese citizens.

3. If you are in a foreign nation, you must submit all required documents and information to the Vietnamese embassy in your country, and if you are in Vietnam, you must submit them to the Vietnam immigration office to get your Vietnam visa.

4.  Following the completion of all stages and payment, you will receive your five-year visa exemption certificate along with your original passport within seven days, depending on the processing period.

Requirements for five-year visa Exemption Certificate

For Vietnam people living outside the country

  • An accurately filled visa Exemption Certificate application form.
  • Two recently taken passport-size photos.
  • Passport with enough blank pages and 1-month validity

One of the following original documents with a copy.

  • Your birth certificate
  • Certificate of Vietnamese citizenship
  • The decision to renunciation of Vietnamese citizenship
  • Certificate of loss of Vietnamese citizenship
  • Vietnam passport that could be valid or invalid
  • Identity Card 
  • latest voter’s card
  • Family Register Book
  • Documents issued by competent foreign authorities if they can demonstrate that the person in question is a naturalized Vietnamese citizen or is of Vietnamese ancestry.

For holders of foreign passport

  • An accurately filled visa Exemption Certificate application form.
  • Two recently taken passport-size photos. 
  • A passport that is valid for at least one year from the date of your arrival and with plenty of blank pages.
  • One of the following original documents with a copy.
  • Your Marriage Certificate.
  • Your Birth Certificate.
  • Certificate of relationship with father, mother, and children.
  • Other necessary valid documents are being regulated by the Vietnamese Law and Order.
  • Certificate showing Decision of Adoption.

Conclusion:

You now know about the Vietnam visa exemption and the requirements for it based on the information provided above. You also learned about the five-year Vietnam visa exemption program, which is available to certain Vietnamese citizens. Vietnamese citizens who live outside the country, Vietnamese residents' children, and family members who live overseas and the appropriate papers are required. If you want to apply for a Vietnam visa then you must visit the website of Vietnam E Visa. 

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