Not all cases travelling to Vietnam can apply a 5-year visa exemption. This is the special visa document apply for only those who meet the full requirements. What are the required documents to submit for a 5-year visa exemption? And how does this visa exemption work?
Vietnam Government has authorized 5-year visa exemption for foreign nationals who have Vietnamese family members and regularly travel to Vietnam for visiting relatives but don’t want to apply for visa each time. The visa exemption is valid for 5 years with multiple entries and must be 6 months shorter than the validity of the current valid passport. With this 5-year visa exemption, they can maximally stay 06 months per entry. After 06 months, they need to exit Vietnam and enter again or apply for visa extension for continuously staying in the country.
There are two cases can apply for a 5-year visa exemption to Vietnam:
For Vietnamese overseas residing abroad, please provide following documents:
One of the following documents, if available (1):
In case of not having documents listed at section (1), the following documents could be submitted:
For holders of foreign passports being wives, husbands, and children of a Vietnamese citizen or Vietnamese overseas residing abroad, please provide following documents:
One of documents proving relationship between wives/husbands/children and the Vietnamese residing abroad:
This visa exemption is valid for 05 years with multiple entries. Each time for entering Vietnam, the holders are allowed to stay up to 180 days. After this period of time, they need to leave the country and enter again to satisfy the 180 day-rule.
Otherwise, if they don’t want to leave Vietnam then enter to take another 180 days for staying, they can apply for visa exemption extension within the country. Each extension is up to 180 days as well.
Holders of 5-year visa exemptions done in Vietnam cannot use it to exit Vietnam immediately. They must exit with the Vietnam visa which they used to enter Vietnam. Then, the next time they enter with 5-year Vietnam visa exemption, they are able to use it to exit the country.
If the applicant’s passport or Green Card or Temporary Card is shorter than 5 years 6 months, then their visa exemption is shorter than 5 years.
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