Visa Exemption for Vietnamese People Residing Abroad

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In understanding the Vietnamese community abroad as inseparable sections of the Vietnamese nation, Resolution 36-NQ/TW of the CPV Politburo on overseas Vietnamese affairs was proposed “to create favorable conditions for overseas Vietnamese to come back, visit their homeland and relatives, and worship their ancestors”.

In carrying out Resolution 36-NQ/TW, during his official visit to the United States of America, President Nguyen Minh Triet, at a meeting with overseas Vietnamese, announced Decision No. 135/2007/QĐ-TTg, the Regulations on Visa Exemption for Vietnamese People Residing Abroad.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dzung signed Decision No. 135/2007/QĐ-TTg on 17/08/2007.

For all Vietnamese residing abroad to clearly understand the new policy and to also assist them with the application process, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided on-line access to valuable up-to-date information.

For all Vietnamese people residing overseas, we are pleased to provide you with a link to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs office.

All information is provided in both Vietnamese and English languages’.  Please go to: