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Free-visa-entrance Vietnam for Russia, Japan, Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland passport holders

According to Resolution No. 99/NQ-CP dated on December 29, 2014, Russia, Japan, Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland passport holders are exempted visa for entering Vietnam if stay less than 15 days. 

Please note that a foreigner who is eligible for visa exemption upon entry under an unilateral visa exemption scheme must have a passport that remains valid for at least 6 months, and the interval between the entry date and the previous exit date must be at least 30 days.

On December 29, 2014, the Prime Minister of Vietnam officially signed Resolution No. 99/NQ-CP (Resolution 99) on visa exemptions for nationals from seven countries: Russia, Japan, Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland.

Foreigners from these countries are allowed to stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 15 days visa-free, regardless of their passport types and entry purposes.

All regulations on visa exemptions applicable to the nationals of these seven countries have been replaced by Resolution 99. This visa exemption policy came into effect on January 1, 2015 and is effective until December 31, 2019, and then may be extended further in line with the laws of Vietnam.

Please note that according to updated LAW Number: 47/2014/QH13 dated June 16, 2014, Article 20. Conditions for entry, saying that : "A foreigner who is eligible for visa exemption upon entry under an unilateral visa exemption scheme must have a passport that remains valid for at least 6 months, and the interval between the entry date and the previous exit date must be at least 30 days". Therefore, Russia, Japan, Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland passport holders can enter Vietnam without entrance visa but the entry date must be at least 30 days from the previous exit as unilateral visa-exempted person. Otherwise that person is required to have appropriate visa to enter Vietnam.

Please see below for full details of Resolution No. 99/NQ-CP in Vietnamese

Update Law On foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through and residence in Vietnam (Law Number: 47/2014/QH13 dated June 16, 2014).

 

GOVERNMENT

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No: 99/NQ-CP

THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

Independence-Freedom-Happiness

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Hanoi, December 29, 2014

 

RESOLUTION

 

VISA EXEMPTION FOR NATIONALS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, JAPAN, THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA, THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK, THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY, THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN AND THE REPUBLIC OF FINLAND

 

GOVERMENT

 

In accordance with the Law of Organization of the Government on December 25, 2001;

 

In accordance with the Law of entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam June 16, 2014;

 

Based on the results of discussion among the members of the Government and the conclusions of the Prime Minister at the Government's regular meeting in September 2014,

 

RESOLVES:

 

Article 1. Exemption of visas for citizens of: The Russian Federation, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Republic of Finland when entering Vietnam with temporary residence in Vietnam that are not exceeded 15 days from the date of entry, regardless of the passport types, immigration purposes on the basis of fully meet the conditions prescribed by the law of Vietnam.

Article 2. Exemption of visas when entering Vietnam for citizens of countries mentioned in Article 1 of the Resolution to be implemented within 5 years from 01 January 01, 2015 to the end of December 31, 2019 and will be reviewed and extended under the provisions of Vietnam law.

Article 3. This Resolution shall take effect from the date of signing; replacing previous regulations on the visa exemption for citizens of countries defined in Article 1 of the Resolution.

Article 4. Ministers, mid-level Agencies, Government Agencies, Chairman of People's Committees of provinces and cities under Central Authority shall be responsible for implementation of this resolution.

 

 

ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT PRIME MINISTER

 

Nguyen Tan Dung

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