What is a visa exemption?

A 5-year visa exemption is eligible for Vietnamese expatriates or foreign passport holders whose parents or spouses are either of Vietnamese origin or Vietnamese citizens. The visa is granted to people entering Vietnam for family visits and settlement of personal business. A visa exemption certificate shall be valid for up to 5 years and expires at least 6 months prior to the expiration of the holder’s passport or international travel document.

Important notice:

This visa exemption is valid for 5 years with multiple entries. With a visa exemption certificate, holders are permitted to stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 180 days per visit, and the duration of stay can be extended within the country for a maximum period of another 180 days. 

Essential documents for a 5-year visa exemption application:

For overseas Vietnamese:

For foreigners who are children/spouses of Vietnamese citizens or Vietnamese expatriates

Processing Time

Within 7 business days after all demanded documents are submitted.

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