General To Lam, Minister of Public Security has just signed off on the pilot programme. Visitors can find information and guidance when access to the websites of the Immigration Department including xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn and immigration.gov.vn.
Visitors go to the website, fill in the forms, upload their photos and other required documents. After that, they will be given a code and have to pay a fee to a provided account. Within three working days, the Immigration Department will review the documents and notify the applicant whether their forms are approved or not.
An inviting or guaranteeing agency or organization want to apply for the visa for foreigners must register an account and e-signature as required. They must send a written request to set up or cancel an electronic account to the Immigration Department.
The Ministry of Public Security is responsible for establishing, operating and managing the system to ensure the utmost information security. They must also work with the Ministry of Defence to manage the number of visitors and collaborate with the Ministry of Transport to inform the airlines.
Vietnam currently has allowed the use of e-visa at eight airports, 16 border gates, and nine ports.
Decree 17/2019 on amending and supplementing some articles of Decree 07/2017 on the pilot issuance of e-visas to foreigners will operate for two years.