In cases where foreigners are unilaterally exempted from visas in Vietnam

Last Updated: 9/17/2018

Unilateral decisions on visa exemption for foreigners entering Vietnam shall be granted by competent Vietnamese agencies to foreigners with qualified subjects. The deadline for Vietnamese agencies unilaterally is different for each country.

*) Legal basis: Law No. 47/2014 / QH13 - Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam.

*) Unilateral visa exemption conditions:

     - Having diplomatic relations with Vietnam;

     - In line with Vietnam's socio-economic development and foreign policy in each period;

     - Not to harm the national defense, security and social order and safety of Vietnam.

     - Foreigners who enter the country on a unilateral visa exemption must have a valid shelf life of at least 6 months and must be at least 30 days from the time of exit from Vietnam.

*) Validity period:

Unilateral visa exemption decision has a term of not more than 05 years and is considered extended. Unilateral visa exemption decision is canceled if the conditions are not met

*) Citizens of countries receiving unilateral visa exemption: Korean nationals, Japanese nationals, Russian Federation, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Spain, I Belarus, Belarus and to the ASEAN Secretariat officials.

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