Openning to the world, Vietnam has provided an exemption visa policy for some countries. Passport
holders of those countries do not need a visa to visit Vietnam for stay of up to 15 days. Here
below is the list of some countries among them and their maximum number of days for stay in Vietnam
- ASEAN countries: 30 days,
- France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea: 15 days.
Participants can check here
for the official updated list
for the exemption of entry visa to Vietnam.
Otherwise, to enter Vietnam, foreigners need an entry visa which is usually issued at
Vietnamese embassies and consulates abroad.
Tourist visas can be applied for directly there.
Do not forget to mention if you need a muti-entry visa.
As participants of a scientific conference, you may apply for a business visa through
the Vietnamese host.
In this case, the local organizers of the conference should send your visa data
to the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam and apply for a visa approval for
their foreign guests.
Then the Ministry of Public Security will inform the relevant Vietnamese embassy
or consulate of the approval by fax, and we will notify you of the date of this fax
as well as an approval number.
After receiving our information, you should contact with the relevant Vietnamese embassy
or consulate to do the next step. In general, you have to fill some visa application form
with an indication to your approval number along with the date of the corresponding fax,
to submit your passport with enclosed photos, to pay some visa fee, etc.
For the application of business visas, we need the following information about each
foreign participant and his/her accompanying persons as well: