Notice: Vietnam Immigration Department will Be Off For Tet holiday (Lunar New Year) From January 23th To January 29th, 2020
The Prime Minister of Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc agreed with the 2020 Lunar New Year holiday schedule proposed by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs. Accordingly, workers and employees will be entitled to 7 days off, from January 23th, 2020 to January 29th, 2020 (from December 29th to January 5th, lunar calendar).
During this time, Vietnamese embassies and consulates abroad, the Immigration Department will not work. Visa applications will not be accepted during this time:
- Vietnam visa applications submitted before January 23th but not enough 2 working days to process, will be saved and reviewed after January 29.
- Vietnam visa applications submitted between January 23 and January 29 (for online visa applications) will be saved and reviewed after January 29.
- The Lunar New Year is the peak period, if you intend to come to Vietnam, you should prepare your visa at least 10 days in advance.
- In case you forgot to apply for a visa in advance, and you need a visa during the Lunar New Year period, you must apply for an emergency visa. Emergency visas are processed online, you can get them during the Lunar New Year period but you have to pay an expedited processing fee.
Apply for a Vietnam visa here.