Vietnam to issue 1-year Vietnam visa for US Citizens

To facilitate travel of US Citizens to Vietnam as well as promote trade and commercial ties between Vietnam and US, the Vietnam’s National Assembly is considering extending validity of Vietnam visa for US citizens to 1 year.

This proposal was submitted to the National Assembly at Monday’s meeting in Hanoi by Vietnam’s newly elected President Tran Dai Quang and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, based on the fact that U.S. tourists or business travelers currently can only apply for a three-month visa for their Vietnam trips while Vietnamese citizens who wish to enter the U.S. for business and tourism purposes are now allowed to apply for a 12-month multi-entry visa.

The proposition therefore calls on the National Assembly to approve a new diplomatic note on granting visas between Vietnam and the U.S., with the extended duration included.

According to the proposal, if it is approved, the new Vietnam visa term will facilitate the travel of U.S. citizens and boost Vietnam-U.S. trade and commercial ties.

The proposition was discussed by lawmakers at the meeting.

Deputy Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong, who chaired the event, eventually concluded that the legislative body “agrees to grant one-year visas” for U.S. citizens to enter Vietnam.

The Standing Committee of the National Assembly will prepare a resolution on this extension which will be officially voted on April 9 in the next meeting of the National Assembly.