5- Year Visa exemption for overseas Vietnamese

By May 3, 2019 No Comments

According to a new Government Decision; Overseas Vietnamese are eligible to apply for a 5-year visa-free certificate. The certificates will be granted by either Overseas Vietnamese diplomatic missions and consulates; or by Immigration Offices in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city.

Overseas Vietnamese people that hold foreign passports and foreigners who are their wives, husbands and children are allowed to enter Vietnam without visa for no longer than 90 days for each entry. In order to be granted visa exemption certificates  at Vietnamese representative offices abroad, Overseas Vietnamese need  the following conditions:

  • Foreign-issued permanent residence certificate (PRC) with the validity of  at least six months since the date of entrance.
  • Visa exemption paper (VEP)  is granted by Vietnamese appropriate authorities

Those  who expect to stay more than 90 days must apply for visa according to current stipulations before their entrance. Please visit the official website (Vietnamese language only): for detailed instructions on how to get  the visa exemption certificates.