Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang Citizens Receive Korea's Five-Year Visa

Nov 27, 2018

 Jeong Woo Jin – Deputy Consul General of Korea in Ho Chi Minh City – visited the newspaper Tuoi Tre and informed about long-term visa policy for Vietnamese citizens, announced by the State Department.

According to Jin, Korea's new visa policy will enter into force on December 3, 1818, and is very favorable to Vietnamese citizens: Vietnamese who prove they were "born" in the three cities of Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City Place of birth or household registration) will apply for a visa for Korea 5 years, multiple entry, 30 days each.


If Korea issues such a long-term visa to all citizens after a certain period of time In addition, the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the ASEAN countries, including Vietnam, has the policy of extending the visa issuance code several times every 30 days, 10 years for those who have occupational professions such as professors, doctors, lawyers who have 4 years in Korea a bachelor Degree or master's degree earned a PhD abroad …


To make this decision, according to Jin, is an attempt by the Korean embassy and consulate in Vietnam. Making this decision, according to Jin, is an attempt by the Korean embassy and consulate in Vietnam to facilitate the Vietnamese people. It is possible to relocate to Korea more easily and to make the exchange of people and people between the two countries more difficult in the context of the Korean labor market and to make the illegal stay of some workers more difficult. Including Vietnam is also popular.

From 2014 to October 2018, the number of Koreans to Vietnam and Vietnamese to Korea increased steadily and increased significantly.

So Vietnam is the country most visited by Koreans with the ASEAN countries and India. In 2014, there were more than 676,000 people, and in the first ten months of 2018, the number of Korean visitors in Vietnam is more than 2.6 million.

Also, Vietnamese visitors to Korea have risen steadily from 169,000 in 2014 to 2014, more than 441,000 people in the first ten months of this year.

According to Jin, the new visa policy is very beneficial for the Vietnamese. He also hopes that Vietnam has a favorable visa policy for Korean citizens. Currently Vietnam has a visa waiver policy for Koreans within 15 days.