VIETNAM – E-Visas and Visa Exemption Changes

July 7, 2023

The National Assembly of Vietnam has made several changes to the country’s immigration laws affecting visas, e-visas, and entry requirements. The changes will go into effect on 15 August 2023.

The duration of e-visas is expected to increase from 30 days to up to three months, and will now allow for multiple entries into Vietnam, rather than the single-entry e-visas currently in use. Currently, passport holders from 80 countries, including the United States and United Kingdom, are eligible for e-visas.

Further, the visa exemption duration will be extended from 15 days to 45 days for regular passport holders of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Japan and South Korea (unilateral exemption).

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