The Hanoitimes – The Ministry of Public Security has issued 336,932 e-visa to foreigners from January 2017 to October 2018. The majority of Vietnam’s National Assembly deputies have agreed to the government’s proposal to extend the electronic visa plan by another two years to encourage more foreign arrivals to the country, local media reported. Vietnam has not detected any threat to national security related to e-visa granting after two years implementing it on a pilot basis at a limited number of gates of entrance, said Minister of Public Security To Lam on Monday. The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) considers applying it permanently in more border gates, he added. More Vietnamese border gates authorized to issue e-visa. Vietnam started the e-visa pilot program in February 2017, applicable to citizens of 46 countries at 28 border gates. In the report by the Ministry of Public Security presented at the on-going National Assembly session, Minister To Lam said between January 2017 and October 2018, the MPS has issued 336,932 e-visa. E-visa applications have undergone strict scrutiny and no foreigner without visa has entered the Vietnamese territory. The Vietnamese authorities have rejected 6 e-visa applications and denied other 13 cases due to… Read full this story
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