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VIETNAM – One-Year Business Visa Granted to US Nationals

Effective 28 August 2016, Vietnam began issuing one-year multiple-entry visas to all United States (US) nationals travelling for business or tourism.

Important Points

  • US nationals successfully applying for a Vietnam visa for tourism or business purposes will automatically be issued a one-year multiple-entry visa;
  • The options of a one-month or three-month single-entry or multiple-entry visa are discontinued;
  • The government fee for the twelve-month visa is US$135. Previously, the fee for a one-month single-entry visa was $45;
  • The maximum duration of stay for each entry to Vietnam remains 90 days for business purposes.

Action Items

  • US nationals travelling frequently to Vietnam for business, and their employers, can now expect a lighter administrative burden and lower fees;
  • US nationals traveling only occasionally to Vietnam, and for shorter periods, can now expect to pay higher visa fees than previously.

This alert was prepared using information provided by Resident Vietnam.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.