Vietnam’s new immigration law includes a new type of visa for foreigners who come to Vietnam to conduct activities as part of international agreements Vietnam has signed.
Foreigners who entered Vietnam since March 1 but remain stranded due to COVID-19 travel restrictions can have their temporary stay permits extended another month until July 31.
Vietnam’s immigration laws will undergo a radical shake-up this summer in an effort to widen the doors for tourists while protecting the country from foreign criminals and illegal workers.
The 14th National Assembly (NA) has discussed the extension of the implementation of Resolution No.30/2016/QH14, on the piloted issuance of e-visas for foreigners entering Vietnam, during their ongoing sixth session in Hanoi on November 5.
The 14th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee will convene its 28th meeting on October 15, with an array of important reports on the agenda.
Relaxing its visa policy could be Vietnam’s ‘magic wand’ to attract more foreign visitors and transform itself into a top regional and global destination, experts say.
As many as 96,478 foreigners requested e-visas on Vietnam’s immigration portal at https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn in the Feb-December period of 2017, according to the Administration of Immigration under the Ministry of Public Security.
Starting from August 11, Vietnamese and Chilean holders of ordinary passports will not need to apply for visa when traveling between the two countries following an agreement signed between the two countries on October 17, 2016.
Businesses and organizations in Vietnam can now apply to sponsor their foreign partners or employees to enter the Southeast Asian country online, the Vietnamese immigration department has announced.
VOV.VN- Vietnam’s natural scenic spots and cultural heritage sites attracts millions of foreign tourists every year. Relevant authorities have enhanced activities to build a modern tourism environment, high quality services, and a friendly and welcoming attitude toward tourists.
VOV.VN - Turkish and other Balkan Peninsula travel agencies said they are considering adding tours over the next few years to many Southeast Asian, a move that could be a boon for tourism in Vietnam.
VOV.VN - Libor Machelek and Aneta Sritrova from the Czech Republic are the first two arrivals through the Lao Bao International Border Gate following the start of the new e-visa scheme coming into effect.
VOV.VN - Richard Kenneth Wilson from the UK- the first foreign visitor was granted Vietnam's e-visa- arrived in HCM City on February 4.
Vietnam will pilot granting electronic visas for foreign citizens from 40 countries worldwide as from February 1, 2017, the Immigration Department under the Ministry of Public Security announced at a press conference in Hanoi on January 25.
Vietnam has piloted granting electronic visa for foreign tourists since 2017. This is an important step to contribute to raising the country’s competitive edge in regional and world’s tourism map.
The 14th National Assembly adopted a resolution on the pilot issuance of e-visa for foreigners at a plenary session on the morning of November 22.
With a 91.08 percent approval, the 14th National Assembly passed a resolution on piloting the issuance of e-visa for foreigners at the second session’s sitting on November 22.
Legislators at the 13th NA debated the draft revised Railway Law on November 18, with the majority of them agreeing on the need to make adjustments to the law to tackle railway sector’s problems, especially its underdeveloped infrastructure.
VOV.VN - The government has submitted to the National Assembly a draft decree on granting electronic visas to foreigners. If approved, it will be carried out for 2 years starting January 1, 2017.
A number of draft laws and resolutions were discussed and adopted at the ongoing second session of the 14th National Assembly in Hanoi on November 8.