Applying for e-visas for Vietnam

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E-visas for Vietnam: The Vietnamese government has announced a two-year pilot plan to launch an electronic visa system for foreign tourists visiting the country. Nationals of eligible countries (see below) will be able to apply for a 30-day, single-entry e-visa starting February 01 2017.

Applicants are required to complete a form available on a website (see the link below) run by the Ministry of Public Security. They will receive an application code and will be asked to pay a non-refundable fee online. It will take three working days for tourists to find out if their applications have been approved or not, according to the directive. Successful applicants will be able to print off their e-visas at home country to present to immigration officials when they arrive in Vietnam. 

Website: http://www.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn or http://www.immigration.gov.vn.

then click on the e-visa page as below:

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt 

Where to pick up your visas: visitors can pick up visas at the following ports:

Airports:

Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City;

Noi Bai in Hanoi,

Cam Ranh in Nha Trang province,

Da Nang in Da Nang City,

Cat Bi in Hai Phong City,

Can Tho in Can Tho City,

Phu Quoc in Kien Giang province,

Phu Bai in Thua-Thien Hue province. 

Landports: 

Mong Cai in Quang Ninh province

Huu Nghi in Lang Son province

Lao Cai in Lao Cai province

Nam Can in Nghe An province 

Cau Treo in Ha Tinh province

Cha Lo in Quang Binh province

Lao Bao in Quang Tri province 

Bo Y in Kon Tum province 

Moc Bai in Tay Ninh province 

Xa Mat in Tay Ninh province 

Tinh Bien in An Giang province 

Song Tien in An Giang province 

Ha Tien in Kien Giang province 

Seaports:

Hon Gai in Quang Ninh province 

Hai Phong in Hai Phong City 

Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province 

Da Nang in Da Nang City 

Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh province 

Vung Tau in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province 

Ho Chi Minh in Ho Chi Minh City 

Visa exemptions: Apart from visa exemptions for tourists from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Vietnam offers 15-day visa exemptions for visitors from the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Belarus.

Full list of eligible countries for e-visas: 

1. Azerbaijan

2. Argentina

3. Armenia

4. Ireland

5. Poland

6. Belarus

7. Bulgaria

8. Brunei

9. South Korea

10. Germany

11. Chile

12. Colombia

13. Czech Republic

14. Cuba

15. Denmark

16. Timor Leste

17. United States of America

18. Hungary

19. Greece

20. Italy

21. Kazakhstan

22. Russia

23. United Kingdom

24. Luxembourg

25. Myanmar

26. Mongolia

27. Japan

28. Panama

29. Peru

30. Finland

31. France

32. The Philippines

33. Romania

34. Spain

35. Sweden

36. China (not applicable to Chinese e-passport holders)

37. Uruguay

38. Venezuela

39. Norway

40. Slovakia

(Source: e.vnexpress.net)

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