Visa Exemption / 5-year visa

 

 

Click here for online application of Visa Exemption Certificate

 

I. Eligibility

 

–  Vietnamese people residing overseas.

 

– Spouses and children of Vietnamese citizens or of Vietnamese people residing overseas.

 

– Having passport of at least 1 year of validity.

 

II. Those who are not eligible for visa exemption certificate

 

– Those who do not meet the requirements for visa exemption certificate

 

– Those who fall into the cases subject to suspension from entry and exit stipulated in Article 21 and Article 28 of the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of foreigners in Viet Nam.

 

IIIVietnamese people residing in the US submit applications in person to the Embassy. If you are unable to come in person, the documents can be sent via Registered Mail Restricted Delivery service or you can authorize the third party to submit the applications on your behalf, except for parents applying for their children. Children under 14 years old are not required to come in person.

 

Following documents are required to be submitted:

 

(1) One completed application form with a recent photo

You have to fill online application form at …….., then print it out and sign. The printed application must be fully completed with visible barcode. Please be noted this is a compulsory requirement. If the application is either uncompleted or without a barcode, you must re-register.

You provide information required by Item 12 of the form only when your children are listed in your passport.

Children who have their own passports must submit separate forms, not registering in parents or guardians’ forms.

(2) One recent passport photograph (size 4×6, with white background, direct look, without sunglasses or headwear).

(3) Applicant’s US passport (at least 1 year of validity) and a copy of the passport’s page (the page showing personal detail).

(4) Original and a copy of one of the following Vietnamese papers proving the applicant’s Vietnamese citizenship:

- A certificate of o Vietnamese citizenship;

- A copy or excerpt of the Decision for Recovery of Vietnamese citizenship;

- A copy or excerpt of the Decision for Renunciation of Vietnamese citizenship;

- Certificate of Lost of Vietnamese citizenship;

- A Vietnamese passport (valid or invalid);

- An Identity Card (valid or invalid);

- A Birth Certificate;

 - The latest voter’s card;

- A Family Register Book;

- A travel document issued before 1975;

- An Identity Card issued before 1975;

- An Excerpt from Birth Register issued before 1975;

- Documents issued by competent foreign authorities if they can prove that the person in question has original Vietnamese citizenship or of Vietnamese origin

 (5) If you send the documents by post or authorise the third party to submit your documents, the documents must be certified by a Notary Public (if the originals are not attached).

 

IV.  Foreigner who is spouse or child of Vietnamese overseas or Vietnamese citizens submit application in person to the Embassy. If you are unable to come in person, the documents can be sent via Registered Mail Restricted Delivery service or you can authorize the third party to submit the applications on your behalf, except for parents applying for their children. Children under 14 years old are not required to come in person.

 

Following documents are required to submit:

 

(1) One completed application form with a recent photo

You have to fill online application form at ….., then print it out and sign. Please be noted this is a compulsory requirement. The printed application must be fully completed with barcode. If the application is either uncompleted or without barcode, you must re-register.

Children who have their own passports must submit separate forms, not registering in parents or guardians’ forms.

(2) One recent passport photograph (size 4×6, with white background, direct look, without sunglasses or headwear)

(3) Applicant’s US passport (at least 1 year of validity) and a copy (page showing personal detail).

(4) Original and a copy of one of the following papers proving applicant is spouse or child of Vietnamese citizens or overseas Vietnamese namely birth certificate or marriage certificate and Vietnamese passport/birth certificate/ID of the applicant’s spouse or parents. If the documents were issued by the US authorities, they must be legalised by the Notary Public.

(5) If you send the documents by post or authorise the third party to submit your documents, the documents must be certified by a Notary Public (if the originals are not attached).

 

V. Validity

 

– Visa exemption certificate shall be valid for up to 05 years and expires at least 6 months before the expiry of the applicant’s passport.