Vietnam visa exemption list stated by Vietnamese government

Visa exemption

If you are going to Vietnam and confusing what and how to get visa to Vietnam, please read carefully the following information about Vietnam visa exemption first and consider your decision:

  • APEC Business Travel Card Holders: A 60-day Vietnam visa exemption
  • Citizens of Laos , Citizens of Cambodia;, Citizens of Thailand  , Citizens of Malaysia , Citizens of Singapore , Citizens of Indonesia ,  and those who directly visit Phu Quoc Island: 30-day Vietnam visa exemption
  • Citizens of Philippines : 21-day Vietnam visa exemption
  • Citizens of Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia  : 15-day Vietnam visa exemption
  • Citizens of Brunei  , Citizens of Myanmar : 14-day Vietnam visa exemption
  • From July 1st Vietnam government decided extending amount of Visa’s exemption country for 5 new countries: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy for 15 visa exemption days for each entry to Vietnam (Valid date from July 1st, 2015 to end June 30th, 2015)
  •  Vietnamese currently living oversea with foreign nationality are exempted visa to Vietnam 90 days when travelling to Vietnam ( August 27th, 2007)
  • At present, all citizens are exempted Vietnam visa within 30 days for all travellers without visa who want to visit Phu Quoc Island

However, you also have to note the following information about Vietnam free visa before and after using it:

  • The Vietnam exemption visa is single entry
  • Tourists only come back Vietnam after 30 days when you went out Vietnam
  • The service and stamping fee for extending or renewal visa are more expensive than applying for Vietnam visa on arrival
  • All tourists have to prepare the return flight tickets before entering Vietnam with Vietnam exemption visa.
  • In case, you don't want to enter Vietnam by visa exemption, you can apply for Vietnam visa as normal with Vietnam visa on arrival online  and Vietnam Embassy

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