Breaking News: Vietnam Introduces New E-Visa Regulation, Applicable to All Nationals

Breaking News: Vietnam Introduces New E-Visa Regulation, Applicable to All Nationals

In a significant move aimed at streamlining international travel, the Vietnamese government has just announced a groundbreaking change in its visa policy. Under the newly promulgated Decree 127/NQ-CP, effective from August 15, 2023, travelers from all countries and territories will be eligible to apply for and obtain an electronic visa (e-visa) for entry and exit.

This sweeping reform, aimed at facilitating tourism and business activities, marks a departure from the previous regime and represents a giant leap towards modernizing the country's immigration procedures. With this progressive step, Vietnam aims to attract a wider range of visitors, boosting its economy and fostering international relationships.

The e-visa system will be available for use at a comprehensive list of international entry and exit points, spanning across air, land, and sea routes. Notable air entry points include Noi Bai International Airport, Tan Son Nhat International Airport, and other major hubs across the country. Moreover, land entry points such as Tay Trang, Mong Cai, and La Lay, among others, will also offer the e-visa option, streamlining overland travel for foreign visitors.

The introduction of e-visas is a testament to Vietnam's commitment to enhancing the convenience and efficiency of travel for all global citizens. The government has entrusted the Prime Minister's Office with overseeing the smooth implementation of the decree, ensuring the protection of national sovereignty, security, and public order during this transformative transition.

Decree 127/NQ-CP supersedes previous regulations, including Decree 79/NQ-CP dated May 25, 2020, and Decree 60/NQ-CP dated April 27, 2022. Travelers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new guidelines and take advantage of this modernized visa system, contributing to a seamless and enriching travel experience in Vietnam.

As the world witnesses this momentous change in Vietnam's visa policy, travelers, business professionals, and adventure enthusiasts are all set to benefit from an era of increased accessibility and enhanced international collaboration.

For further information and to stay updated on the latest developments, please visit the official website of the Vietnam Immigration Department.

How to apply for a Visa to Vietnam

Traveling to Vietnam has never been easier with the introduction of the new e-visa system. Follow these simple steps to apply for your visa online through

This user-friendly platform is designed to guide you through the visa application process seamlessly.

Step 1: Fill out the Application

Begin the process by filling out the online application form. Provide accurate and up-to-date information as required, including your personal details, travel itinerary, and passport information. Make sure to double-check the information for any errors before proceeding.

Follow the System's Guidance

As you progress through the application, carefully follow the instructions provided by the system. The system will prompt you for the necessary documents and details, ensuring that you have everything in order for a successful application.

Step 2: Payment

All visa requests must be paid for before they can be processed. The website will provide secure payment options. Choose the preferred payment method and proceed with the transaction.

Processing Time

The standard processing time for a visa application is 5 business days. Plan your travel accordingly to allow for this processing time. However, if you find yourself in urgent circumstances, the e-visa platform offers a rush option for quicker processing:

  • 2 days rush
  • 1 day rush
  • 4 hours rush
  • 2 hours rush
  • 1 hour rush

Select the rush option that best fits your needs and budget. Keep in mind that there will be an additional fee for expedited processing.

Confirmation and Receipt

Upon successful submission of your application and payment, you will receive a confirmation and receipt. Keep these documents in a safe place, as you may need them for reference or travel documentation.

Await Approval

During the processing period, regularly check your email for updates regarding your application. You will receive notifications regarding the status of your e-visa application, including approval or any additional requirements.

Receive Your E-Visa

Once your e-visa is approved, you will receive it via email. Download and print the e-visa to present to the immigration authorities upon arrival in Vietnam. Ensure that you have a copy of your e-visa and other necessary travel documents before embarking on your journey.

With the convenience of the e-visa system and its various processing options, you'll be ready to explore the vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and rich history of Vietnam in no time. Enjoy your trip!

For any inquiries or assistance with your visa application, you can contact the dedicated customer support team

Ready to apply?

Start your visa application now by filling in the online secure form in just a couple of minutes.