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VN TO GRANT ONE-YEAR VISA FOR U.S. CITIZENS

[04-04-2016] The National Assembly will vote for the Government's proposal to extend the validity of temporary visas for US citizens from three months to one year on April 9. The move was decided after State President Tran Dai Quang presented a statement to suggest the NA ratify the Diplomatic Note on Visa Granting between Viet Nam and the U.S on April 4 during the ongoing 11th session of the 13th National Asssembly.

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VISA POLICY NEEDS FURTHER REFORM

[24-12-2015] When Vietnam joins the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the tight visa policy applicable to foreign citizens will be a major obstacle to entrepreneurs and tourists from coming to Vietnam.

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FOREIGN ASSOCIATIONS CONCERNED ABOUT VIETNAM VISA POLICY

[02-12-2015] Representatives of foreign business associations have expressed concern over Vietnam’s visa policy, claiming their member enterprises are having problems with short-stay visa and strict entry regulations.

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HO CHI MINH CITY AIRPORT APPLIES DUAL LUGGAGE SCAN TO CUT EXIT TIME

[17-11-2015] Passengers leaving Vietnam via Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City will save time exiting as their luggage will be scanned by both customs and security forces at the same time instead of twice as was previously the case from Monday onward, customs officers said.

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STAMPING FEES FOR SHORT-TERM VISA TO DROP SHARPLY

[14-11-2015] Since November 23, 2015, stamping fees on short-stay visa to Viet Nam will be reduced sharply from US$45 to US$25. The regulation is stipulated at Circular 157/2015/TT-BTC on granting of visa for foreigners to Viet Nam for tourism and study purposes. The new circular maintains charges for three-month stay visa and raises costs for long-term visa.

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TOURISTS FROM ALMOST ALL NATIONS TO VISIT VIETNAM VISA-FREE

[10-11-2015] The Government of Vietnam has told relevant ministries and agencies to weigh granting visa exemptions to tourists from almost all countries after some European nations have got such unilateral treatment.

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PHU QUOC-GUANGZHOU AIR SERVICE IN THE OFFING

[06-11-2015] China Southern Airlines plans to launch flights between Phu Quoc Island off mainland Kien Giang Province and China’s Guangzhou in early 2016, according to Phu Quoc District’s vice chairman Huynh Quang Hung.

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VISA EXEMPTION FOR VIETNAMESE EXPATRIATES

[30-09-2015] The Government has issued Decree No. 82/2015/NĐ-CP on visa exemption for Vietnamese expatriates, their spouses and children entering Viet Nam. Accordingly, Vietnamese expatriates, their spouses and children are required to have passports or international travel papers that are valid for at least one year, submit identification papers to authorized agencies abroad and not subject to cases of entry and exit suspension regulated at Articles 21 and 28 of the Law on entry, exit and residence of foreigners in Viet Nam.