Do I need a visa to Vietnam for citizens of Belarus
Belarusian citizens can visit Vietnam for up to 15 days without a visa, just a passport stamp. Visa-free entry for citizens of Belarus is temporary and is valid until 30 June 2020 but may be extended. If you need to stay in Vietnam more than 15 days, need a visa in advance or upon arrival (see more information on how to apply for a visa to Vietnam).
Visa stamp Belarusians at the border of Vietnam to be in airports and at land border crossings. To obtain it is necessary to observe several simple conditions:
- The citizen is not in the list of persons banned entry to Vietnam
- The citizen must have a passport with validity not less than 6 months
- The citizen must have a return ticket to the Republic of Belarus or in a third country
- Since the last DEPARTURE from Vietnam was not less than 30 days (condition was put into effect 01.01.2015)
How is the number of days of stay
In 15 days of stay are included fully on the day of arrival and day of departure, and time of arrival and departure are not counted. For example, if you enter the 1st day of the month, to leave needs 15. The stamp in the passport will be dated when you have to leave the country, and if you pass the exit passport control after this date, it will be considered a violation.
For violation of term of stay, a penalty of $ 5 for each day of delay, but in practice it also happens that the exceeding of the guards might not pay attention, or Vice versa will have to extort a bribe of a few tens of dollars. Anyway, better this time not to break. To extend visa-free stay in any legitimate way, unfortunately, impossible.
Important! Some sites online still you can find the information that for the extension of visa or visa-free stay of citizens of the Russian Federation and Belarus can travel from Vietnam to a neighbouring country and returning back to stamp for 15 days visa-free stay. This information is not true. Starting in 2015, to enter Vietnam without a visa is possible not earlier than 30 days after the last departure.