Thursday, February 16, 2017

Vietnam will apply electronic visa issued in 2017

At the national conference on tourism development took place last week, in Hoi An, The Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has confirmed Vietnam will issue electronic visa on 01 January 2017.
Besides the visa-free and issuing the visa at the border, electronic visa (E-Visa) has become a popular trend in the world for many years. So what are the advantages of E-Visa and how has it been applied by country?

Firstly, the E-Visa is potentially better security, compatibility information, suitable for multi-purpose use and easy sharing among relevant agencies in case of need.

Secondly, management systems are transparent, updated, both finance and information, to reduce the negative, annoying, negatively affect the image of national tourism destination.

Thirdly, if the E-Visa is applied, visitors will have more advantages. As they can apply for a visa through the Internet, expand the range of consular services outside the Embassy and Consulate, and use multiple languages.

Fourthly, the E-Visa is fast, saving time and environmental-friendly because of paperless and simple convenient procedures.
Since 1996, Australia has been the first country to apply the E-Visa. This system has played an important role in controlling security ahead of the rise in tourists mutations occur during the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.

After the success of Australia, the E-Visa application continues in many countries such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Armenia, Kingdom of Bahrain, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Turkey…

In fact, the E-Visa has contributed significantly solve the visa registration documents for large numbers of tourists in the short term, created favorable conditions for tourists reach the destination, while creating source support forces deployed tourism promotion programs to promote tourism to key markets.

Experts expect this innovation will help to change the face of tourism in Vietnam market next time, help friendly destination and more attractive to international tourists.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

List of countries to join Vietnam E Visa Trial from 1st Feb 2017

An electronic visa (E-visa) is one of visa types issued to foreigners by Vietnamese Immigration Department. Vietnam E-visa is valid for maximum for 30 days, single entry. Please note that the fee of e-visa application is NON-REFUNDABLE.

List of countries that are eligible for e-visa Vietnam
1. Argentina
2. Armenia
3. Azerbaijan
4. Bulgaria
5. Belarus
6. Brunei
7. Chile
8. China (Not apply to Chinese epassport holders)
9. Colombia
10. Cuba
11. Czech Republic
12. Germany
13. Denmark
14. Finland
15. France
16. Greece
17. Hungary
18. Ireland
19. Italy
20. Japan
21. Kazakhstan
22. Korea (South)
23. Luxembourg
24. Myanmar
25. Mongolia
26. Norway
27. Panama
28. Peru
29. Philippines
30. Poland
31. Romania
32. Russia
33. Slovakia
34. Spain
35. Sweden
36. Timor Leste
37. Uruguay
38. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
39. United States of America
40. Venezuela

Name of ports which is good for e-visa
In case of entering Vietnam via International airports (by airplane)
1. Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi city
2. Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh city
3. Cam Ranh international airport in Nha Trang city
4. Da Nang international airport in Da Nang city
5. Cat Bi international airport in Hai Phong city
6. Can Tho international airport in Can Tho city
7. Phu Quoc international airport in Phu Quoc island
8. Phu Bai international airport in Hue city

In case of entering Vietnam by land-crossing border
1. Mong Cai border gate in Quang Ninh Province (border with China)
2. Friendship or Huu Nghi border gate in Lang Son province (border with China)
3. Lao Cai border gate in Lao Cai province (border with China)
4. Nam Can border gate in Nghe An province (border with Laos)
5. Cau Treo border gate in Ha Tinh province (border with Laos)
6. Cha Lo border gate in Quang Binh province (border with Laos)
7. Lao Bao border gate in Quang Binh province (border with Laos)
8. Bo Y border gate in Kon Tum province (border with Cambodia & Laos)
9. Moc Bai border gate in Tay Ninh province (border with Cambodia)
10. Xa Mat border gate in Tay Ninh province (border with Cambodia)
11. Tinh Bien border gate in An Giang province (border with Cambodia)
12. Song Tien border gate in Tien Giang province (border with Cambodia)
13. Ha Tien border gate in Kien Giang province (border with Cambodia)

In case of enter Vietnam via sea ports (by cruiseship)
1. Hon Gai port in Quang Ninh province
2. Hai Phong port in Hai Phong provice
3. Nha Trang port in Nha Trang city (Khanh Hoa provice)
4. Da Nang port in Da Nang city
5. Quy Nhon port in Quy Nhon city (Binh Dinh province)
6. Vung Tau port in Vung Tau city (Ba Ria Vung Tau province)
7. Ho Chi Minh port in Ho Chi Minh city

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

When will electronic visa (e-visa) be issued in Vietnam?

At the national conference on tourism development (took place on 9 August in Hoi An), the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has confirmed that Vietnam will issue electronic visa (E-visa) from 2017 January 1.

According to the General Department of Tourism (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism), simplifying entry procedures is the general trend of the world, including electronic visa (E-Visa) becoming a popular trend worldwide nowadays.

Base on the report on the degree of openness concerning visa of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 2015, the percentage of international tourists need visa to destinations worldwide decrease from 77% in 2008 to 61% in 2015.

In Asia – Pacific area, approximately 20% of the global population don’t need visa, 23% can be granted a visa at the border and 11% can be granted electronic visa in 2015.

The countries have a visa policy at the gate and electronic visa (E-visa) is very convenient for travelers. Destinations competing with Vietnam tourism have liberal visa policies.

The National Administration of Tourism also defined improving the competitiveness of international openness, especially improving the visa restrictions on entry is an effective way to create favorable conditions for international travelers into Vietnam.

E-Visa (shorten for “Electronic Visa”) is legal license allowing foreigners to immigrate at the border and tourism inside the country. Currently, E-visa is the latest form of visa.

According to the research done by The National Administration of Tourism, the E-Visa has several advantages, including the ability to ensure better security, compatibility information, suitable for multi-purpose usage and being easy to share between the relevant authorities in cases of necessity. Management system is transparent, updated, both finance and information reducing the negative phenomenon, annoying, negatively affecting the image of national tourism destination.

The E-Visa allows visitors to apply for a visa through the Internet, expand the range of consular services outside the Embassy and Consulate, and use multiple languages. This procedure ensures fast, economically and environmentally friendly because of paperless and simple convenient procedures.

Since 1996, Australia has been the first country to apply the E-Visa. This system has played an important role in controlling security ahead of the rise in tourists mutations occur during the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. And then, the E-Visa have been issued successively in many countries such as Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Bahrain, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Turkey…

In fact, the E-Visa has significant contribution in solving the visa registration documents for large numbers of tourists in the short term, creating favorable conditions for tourists reach the destinations, and also supporting implementation of tourism promotion programs to promote tourism to key markets.

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