96,000 Foreigners Applied E-visa In Past 9 Months

96,000 Foreigners Applied E-visa In Past 9 Months

Since 1st February, 96,478 foreigners requested and received Vietnamese e-visa through new Immigration Department’s website.

At a press conference held by the Immigration Department in Hanoi on 12th December, report about first 9 months of trial period of granting e-visas for foreigners, as well as to announce that more countries have been added to the e-visa programme.

According to Major General Le Xuan Vien, Director of the Immigration Department, over the past nine months, the programme of granting e-visas for foreigners has been appreciated by both domestic and international travellers, as well as attracting the interest of citizens from the US and Europe.

He also noted that the issuance of e-visas has attracted a larger number of foreigners to visit Viet Nam, to survey the market and seek investment opportunities, further contributing to the country’s socio-economic development, particularly in tourism.

Inspection and control of foreigners entering Vietnam through electronic visas at borders and airports provide security and create favorable conditions for foreigners, thus preventing the entry of those who can not enter Vietnam.

Coordination between the Department of Immigration and the relevant agencies was strictly encouraged; Meanwhile, the connection of the transmission line to obtain information on electronic visas at border gates was implemented quickly and without problems.

In addition to granting electronic visas, the department also received and processed proposals for the approval and examination of foreign personnel entering Vietnam through agencies and organizations in Vietnam through the electronic transaction system.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc issued Resolution 124/NQ-CP to add more six countries, alongside the 40 others, which are applicable for e-visas when entering Viet Nam. They include Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, India and the Netherlands.