(Official) Vietnam National Assembly agrees to increase the duration of e-visa to 90 days

After being granted an e-visa, a foreigner can enter and exit an unlimited number of times within 90 days, without having to go through procedures for a new visa.

The Government shall decide on the list of countries and territories with granted citizens; list of international border gates allowing foreigners to enter and exit by e-visa.

The law also allows citizens of countries that are unilaterally exempted from visas by Vietnam to be granted temporary residence for 45 days (previous regulation is 15 days) and be considered for visa issuance and temporary residence extension according to regulations.

Currently, the e-visa issued by the Immigration Department to foreigners through the electronic transaction system is valid once. Vietnam is issuing e-visas to citizens of 80 countries.

This Law takes effect from August 15, 2023.

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