Vietnam to grant 1-year visa for US Citizens

To facilitate travel of US passport holders to Vietnam as well as promote trade and commercial ties between Vietnam and US, the Vietnam’s National Assembly is considering a proposal on issuing 1-year Vietnam visa for US citizens.

This proposal was submitted to the Monday’s Meeting of the National Assembly by Vietnam’s newly elected President Tran Dai Quang and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in the context Vietnamese citizens currently can apply for 12-month visa to US while US citizens can only apply 3-month visa for Vietnam.

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.

As announced in the proposal, when 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.

(Source: http://www.vietnam-visa.com/vietnam-to-issue-1-year-vietnam-visa-for-us-citizens/)