Those planning a trip to Vietnam, here’s one more reason that would make you visit the paradise sooner. VFS Global, the world’s largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, in an exclusive partnership with the Embassy of Vietnam in India, launches the first official digital Vietnam eVisa on Arrival (eVoA) solution. By Kumar Shree
Vietnam’s Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh was recently in India for a short visit. During his visit, he signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with VFS Global at the Embassy of Vietnam in India. The MoU underlines cooperation on the promotion of tourism and ensuring better human mobility between the countries.
Vietnam, which currently holds seventh standing on the list of ‘world’s most visited countries’ is in the middle of a tourism boom. This move is expected to further solidify that standing and boost the tourist footfall even more. The verdant country welcomed a total of 15 million travellers in 2018, which rose to 18 million visitors in 2019.
Travellers can easily apply for this eVoA on the official website before departing for Vietnam. The application can be filled and submitted from any device around the world. The entire system is highly secure with digital wallet/locker in place to ensure high levels of data protection. Users can store the scanned copies of their passport, live facial bio-metric capture, and the receipt of their eVoA approval letters once approved in this digital locker.
Those seeking a visa urgently for their travel to Vietnam, even they have a new option. With the option of special priority services such travellers can now get an eVoA on the same day and next day as well.
Mr Chris Dix, Head of Business Development, VFS Global, said, “It is a privilege for VFS Global to extend our relationship with the Vietnam authorities through the launch of this new eVisa on Arrival solution for those who seek to visit such a beautiful and culturally rich nation. This new user-friendly and highly secure digital service will considerably enhance the ease and convenience of the visa process for those seeking to travel to Vietnam.”