Vietnam visa exemption: Form, fees, and certificates | 5-year

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A 5 years Vietnam visa exemption is one of the best options for those who are Vietnamese living abroad or married to a Vietnamese citizen. Don’t miss this article, Wolo Tours will provide you with knowledge about forms, fees, and certificates of this type.

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1. What is a 5-year visa exemption?

A 5-year visa exemption is a long-term visa that helps you to visit Vietnam at any time for 5 years. In addition, you are allowed to stay in Vietnam for 180 days at maximum for each visit without another visa.

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A sample of a visa exemption to Vietnam

2. Vietnam visa exemption list

Residents of some countries can visit Vietnam without a visa for a while, below is a list of countries and regions that have a Visa Waiver agreement with Vietnam.

Countries Passport Required Maximum stay
Chile Yes Less than 90 days
Cambodia Yes Less than 30 days
Indonesia Yes Less than 30 days
Kyrgyzstan Yes Less than 30 days
Laos Yes Less than 30 days
Malaysia Yes Less than 30 days
Singapore Yes Less than 30 days
Thailand Yes Less than 30 days
Philippines Yes Less than 21 days
Brunei Yes Less than 14 days
Myanmar Yes Less than 14 days
Belarus Yes Less than 15 days
Denmark Yes Less than 15 days
Finland Yes Less than 15 days
France Yes Less than 15 days
Germany Yes Less than 15 days
Italy Yes Less than 15 days
Japan Yes Less than 15 days
Norway Yes Less than 15 days
Russia Yes Less than 15 days
South Korea Yes Less than 15 days
Spain Yes Less than 15 days
Sweden Yes Less than 15 days
The United Kingdom Yes Less than 15 days

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3. Who in Vietnam exempts visa extension?

Here is the list of cases of foreign citizens who in Vietnam are exempt from visa extension:

  • According to international treaties to which Vietnam is a member.
  • Use permanent residence card, temporary residence card as prescribed by law.
  • Entering border-gate economic zones, specific administrative-economic units.
  • Entering the coastal economic zone decided by the Government when fully meeting Vietnam’s conditions for national defense, security, social order, and safety.
  • Overseas Vietnamese with passports or international travel documents provided by competent authorities.
  • Foreigners who are spouses and children of Vietnamese citizens are exempt from visas according to the Government’s regulations.
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Visa exemption to Vietnam

3.1 Who has a 5 years Vietnam visa exemption?

A 5-year Vietnam visa exemption is granted to Vietnamese overseas, foreigners who are spouses, children of Vietnamese overseas, or Vietnamese citizens. Moreover, the passport is valid for at least 1 year.

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Who has a 5 years visa exemption in Vietnam?

3.2 Those who are not eligible to do it for free

On the other hand, the person who is not eligible to be granted a visa exemption certificate falls under the case of temporary suspension of entry and exit specified in Articles 21 and 28 of the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners.

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who is not eligible to do visa exemption for free?

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4. How to get a 5 years visa exemption while in Vietnam?

There are two different ways to get a 5-year visa exemption for each option, the documents required for applying for it depend on the subjects of applications in the following table:

Vietnamese overseas Foreign spouses & children of overseas Vietnamese or Vietnamese citizens
Prepare a 5-year Vietnam visa exemption application form A 5-year Vietnam visa exemption application form
Passport or equivalent paper or a residence permit granted by a competent agency in the country of residence valid for at least 6 months following the date of arrival in Vietnam Foreign passport valid for at least 6 months following entry date in Vietnam
Two full-face photos were taken recently Two photos were taken recently
One certified copy or copy attached to originals of one of the following papers (birth certificate; certificate of Vietnamese citizenship; decision for renunciation of Vietnamese citizenship; certificate of loss of Vietnamese citizenship; Vietnamese passport (valid or invalid); Identity Card (valid or invalid); latest voter’s card; Family Register Book; documents issued by competent foreign authorities if they can prove that the person in question has original Vietnamese citizenship or of Vietnamese origin) One copy attached to originals of Certificate of Marriage/ Certificate of Birth/ Certificate of relationship with father, mother, children/ Other valid documents as regulated by the Vietnamese Law/ The Decision of Adoption
which proves the relationship between wives/husbands/children and the Vietnamese overseas/Vietnamese citizens
In case of not having the above documents listed, a guarantee issued by an overseas Vietnamese association from the country of residence; and a guarantee from a Vietnamese citizen

If you are in Vietnam, you can submit the above-prepared documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department, Ministry of Public Security. In case you do not know where to start, let Wolo Tours help you.

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How to get a 5 years visa exemption while in Vietnam?

5. How much is the Vietnamese visa exemption fee?

The Vietnamese visa exemption fee depends on the agency you are applying for and the physical address where your certificate is received.

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How much is the Vietnamese visa exemption fee?

6. Processing Time of Vietnam visa exemption

Processing time for a visa exemption application usually takes up to 7 days to get a 5-year visa exemption certificate for Vietnam.

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Processing Time of a visa exemption

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7. Frequently asked questions

There must have been a lot of questions about the Vietnam free visa extension in 2021. Below are the most common questions that Wolo Tours has collected.

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Frequently asked about Vietnam certificate of visa exemption

7.1 5 years Vietnam visa exemption form has expired. Can I renew it or get a new one?

You can extend your visa or obtain a new certificate by following the same procedures.

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Check your documents carefully before applying for a visa exemption

7.3 I am a UK passport holder, am I exempt from a visa for the second time within 30 days?

If you plan to travel to Vietnam in less than 30 days from the first free-visa visit, you are required to apply for a visa to enter the country.

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The UK extends a visa exemption in Vietnam

7.4 I am a BNO passport holder living in Hong Kong, am I eligible for the Vietnam 15 day visa exemption?

You are not eligible as the visa exemption to Vietnam does not apply to BNO passport holders. In this case, you need to contact the Vietnamese Consulate in Hong Kong to apply for a full visa.

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Hong Kong BNO passport

7.5 I overstayed visa-free for 1 day, what can I do?

If you overstay your Vietnam visa by less than 3 days, you don’t have to contact the immigration authority, instead, you can go to the airport and pay a fine on exit that is about 500,000 VND (~ 23 USD) ) for each overdue.

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Overstayed Vietnam extends visa exemption

Hopefully, this article has provided you with a lot of useful information about a Vietnam visa exemption, helping you to organize your application and reduce the cost to get it. Please feel free to contact Wolo Tours for any further information.

Contact Information:

  • Address: 2nd floor No 02, Alley 232, Yen Hoa street, Cau Giay district, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • Website: https://vietnamvisatourist.com/
  • Hotline: (+84) 918 21 2468
  • Email: support@Vietnamvisatourist.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. 5 year Vietnam visa exemption form has expired. Can I renew it or get a new one?

You can extend your visa or obtain a new certificate by following the same procedures.

 

2. If I want to get a 5-year visa exemption to Vietnam but my passport has less than 5 years validity, what should I do?

In this case, you should renew your passport before applying for a 5-year Vietnam visa exemption.

 

3. I am a UK passport holder, am I exempt from a visa for the second time within 30 days?

In this case, you should renew your passport before applying for a 5-year Vietnam visa exemption.

 

4. I am a BNO passport holder living in Hong Kong, am I eligible for the Vietnam 15 day visa exemption?

In this case, you should renew your passport before applying for a 5-year Vietnam visa exemption.

 

5. I overstayed visa-free for 1 day, what can I do?

In this case, you should renew your passport before applying for a 5-year Vietnam visa exemption.

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