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Vietnam & Chile agree on visa exemptions

Released at: 13:54, 01/09/2017

Vietnam & Chile agree on visa exemptions

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Ninety-day stays available visa-free for citizens of both countries from August 11.

by My Van

The Prime Minister has approved a plan to deploy an agreement between the governments of Vietnam and Chile on visa exemptions for ordinary passport holders.

From August 11, citizens of both countries who are holders of ordinary passports valid for at least six months will be exempt from visas upon entry through international border gates in both countries. Visas are valid for 90 days from the date of entry, where the purpose of the visit is not to earn income.

Ordinary passport holders who intend to stay for more than 90 days must obtain permission from authorities in the host country.

Relevant bodies, including the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Defense, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, and overseas representative offices of Vietnam are to work with each other to implement visa exemption for Vietnamese and Chilean holders of regular passports in line with the agreement.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify all Vietnamese representative offices overseas about the agreement and request they notify local agencies and airlines operating in the country about its contents, and facilitate the travel of citizens from the two countries.

Each party has the right to refuse entry, shorten the length of stay, or terminate the stay of citizens deemed unacceptable under domestic law.

The agreement also specifies how to deal with losses of passports and how to temporarily or permanently suspend part or all of the agreement for reasons of security, social order and safety, and protection of health.

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