Visa-Free Vietnam: A Dream Come True for Mongolian Travelers!

If Mongolian tourists are still concerned about visa procedures when visiting Vietnam, here's exciting news: Vietnam has officially exempted Mongolian citizens from visa requirements. This means travelers from Mongolia do not need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam for tourism purposes. This policy has been announced and implemented through an agreement signed between the two countries, opening a new chapter in the tourism cooperation between Vietnam and Mongolia.

1. Can anyone from Mongolia enter Vietnam without a visa?

According to the latest information as of November 1, 2023 (Vietnam time), all Mongolian citizens traveling to Vietnam will not require a visa for entry. This has been officially announced through the agreement exempting visa requirements for diplomatic passports, official passports, and ordinary passports of both countries.

The official announcement of this visa-free policy was made by the President of Vietnam, Mr. Vo Van Thuong, during an important meeting. He emphasized, 'The successful dialogue between the President and me has opened a new chapter in the Vietnam-Mongolia partnership.

This visa exemption agreement is not only a significant step in the relationship between the two countries but also creates opportunities to expand cooperation in the fields of trade, tourism, and people-to-people exchanges between these friendly nations.

2. Benefits of visa exemption when entering Vietnam

The visa exemption policy for Mongolian citizens brings numerous valuable benefits, allowing them to enjoy a convenient and hassle-free travel experience. Here are the advantages of Vietnam's visa exemption policy:

No Worries About Complicated Visa Procedures: Mongolian citizens do not have to spend time and effort preparing visa documents or worry about filling out complex application forms. This convenience allows them to focus on travel plans and exciting experiences.

Cost Savings: Visa exemption saves costs related to visa application, including processing fees and registration fees. This saved money can be utilized for sightseeing activities and shopping in Vietnam.

Focus on Travel Itinerary Preparation: Mongolian citizens can concentrate on planning their trips, exploring local attractions, learning about the local culture, and discovering delicious Vietnamese cuisine without the burden of visa-related concerns.

3. Can the visa exemption period in Vietnam be extended?

For Mongolian citizens and other countries benefiting from Vietnam's visa exemption policy, it is not possible to extend the visa-free period. Travelers are allowed to stay for the specified duration depending on the type of visa exemption granted for each country (ranging from 14 to 45 days). Afterward, they must leave Vietnam before the visa expires. To extend their stay or stay beyond the visa-free period, travelers must apply for a visa directly at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in their home country or apply for an online visa through the official website of the Vietnam Immigration Department.

4. Can one stay in Vietnam after the visa exemption period expires?

If the visa-free period expires without an extension or applying for a new visa, Mongolian citizens and citizens of other countries must leave Vietnam. Staying beyond the permitted period without proper authorization violates Vietnamese immigration and residency regulations and may lead to legal and financial consequences, including fines or bans on re-entry to Vietnam for a specific period. Travelers are advised to comply with the regulations and avoid overstaying their visa-free period.

5. Visa application procedures for Mongolian citizens after the visa exemption period expires

Mongolian citizens who wish to stay in Vietnam after the expiration of the visa exemption period can follow two main methods to apply for a visa: at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate or through online visa registration.

Applying for a Visa at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate

  • Visa Application Form: Travelers need to fill out a visa application form provided by the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate. The form requires personal information, the purpose of the visa application, and the intended duration of stay.

  • Photographs: Applicants are required to provide passport-sized photos as per the requirements of the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate.

  • Passport or National Identity Card: A valid passport or national identity card is a necessary document.

  • Purpose Verification: If the purpose is study, work, or other specific reasons, applicants need to provide relevant documents verifying the purpose.

Travelers can access the official website of the Vietnam Immigration Department to complete the online visa application form. This form requires basic personal information and the purpose of the visa application. Travelers need to fill in the required information and pay the visa fee.

Receive eVisa Letter: After submitting the application and confirming the payment, travelers will receive an eVisa approval letter via the registered email. This letter contains detailed information about the visa, including the duration of stay, conditions, and regulations to follow.

Present the Visa Approval Letter at the Entry Point: Upon arrival at the Vietnamese immigration checkpoint, travelers need to download and print the visa approval letter from the email and present it to the immigration officers. This eVisa letter will be verified and confirmed at the entry point, completing the entry process into Vietnam.

6. Countries exempted from visa requirements for Vietnam

As of August 2023, Vietnam has established a visa exemption policy for 25 countries worldwide, providing favorable conditions for tourists visiting the country. Here is the detailed list of these countries and the visa-free duration travelers can enjoy:

  • Maximum 45-day visa exemption:  Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

  • Maximum 30-day visa exemption: Chile, Panama, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand

  • 21day visa exemption: Philippines

  • 14 day visa exemption: Brunei, Myanmar

Here is a compilation of the latest information regarding the visa exemption policy for Mongolian citizens entering Vietnam, as well as regulations for other countries exempted from visas when visiting Vietnam. The article also provides details on visa application procedures for travelers who wish to extend their stay in Vietnam after the expiry of the visa exemption period. We hope this article helps you better understand Vietnam's new regulations for Mongolian travelers.

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