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Vietnam’s immigration sponsorship application goes online

Saturday, July 01, 2017, 14:58 GMT+7

Businesses and organizations in Vietnam can now apply to sponsor their foreign partners or employees to enter the Southeast Asian country online, the Vietnamese immigration department has announced.

The new immigration sponsorship application section has been added to the National Web Portal on Immigration (https://xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn) and became available today, July 1, according to the Vietnam Immigration Department.

The feature, https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/trang-chu-moi-bao-lanh-nhap-canh, will facilitate the paperwork for organizations, businesses and agencies in Vietnam when they want to sponsor for foreigners to come to the country to work with them.

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The sponsorship application can now be filed electronically via the portal. The applicants will also be notified of the result online.

This will save them from physically visiting an immigration office and manually complete the needed paperwork.

The southern chapter of the Vietnam Immigration Department said it has held a training workshop to familiarize 57 local businesses with the new service.

The immigration portal also has an English version at https://www.immigration.gov.vn.

The portal also provides other services including e-visa issuance and temporary residence declaration for foreigners, as well as passports issuance for Vietnamese nationals, with all services available in both Vietnamese and English.

Under a two-year pilot program effective from February 1, visitors from 40 countries are able to apply and receive Vietnamese visas via the portal, with applications processed by the immigration authority within three working days. After that time, approved applicants can access and print their e-visa using an ID provided by the website during the submission process.

In the meantime, landlords and house owners in Vietnam who host foreign citizens can go to the portal to proceed with temporary residency declaration procedures, without the hassle of going through the red tape at local police stations.

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