Fees for issuing single-entry visas for foreigners and Vietnamese residing abroad will be increased to US$45 from the current US$25, according to the Ministry of Finance’s new Circular 190/2012/TT-BTC.
Multiple-entry visas will be divided into three categories. Fee for visas valid for less than a month, less than six months, and more than six months will be US$65, US$95, and US$135, respectively.
For transfer of validity of visas or temporary residence from expired to new passports, the fee will be US$15 instead of the current US$10.
Fees for granting temporary residence cards will also increase by US$20. Cards valid for up to one year, over one year to two years, and over two years and three years will be US$80, US$100, and US$120, respectively.
The Circular will take effect since January 1, 2013./.
Contents of Circular 190/2012/TT-BTC:
HE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Hanoi, November 09, 2012
AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING THE CIRCULAR NO.66/2009/TT-BTC, OF MARCH 30, 2009 OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE STIPULATING THE REGIME ON COLLECTION, REMITTANCE, MANAGEMENT AND USE OF FEES ON PASSPORTS, VISAS AND PAPERS ON ENTRY, EXIT, TRANSIT AND RESIDENCE IN VIETNAM
Pursuant to the Ordinance on Charges and Fees No.38/2001/PL-UBTVQH,of August 28, 2001, the Government’s Decree No. 57/2002/ND-CP of June 3, 2002, and Decree No. 24/2006/ND-CP of March 06, 2006, amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Government’s Decree No. 57/2002/ND-CP;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 136/2007/ND-CP of August 17, 2007, on entry and exit of Vietnamese citizens
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 118/2008/ND-CP of November 27, 2008, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Finance;
At the proposal of Director of the Tax Policy Department;
The Minister of Finance promulgates Circular amending and supplementing the Circular No.66/2009/TT-BTC, of March 30, 2009 of the Ministry of Finance stipulating the regime on collection, remittance, management and use of fees on passports, visas and papers on entry, exit, transit and residence in Vietnam as follows:
To amend and supplement clause 1, clause 2, clause 4 and clause 6 section II of Annex on table of fees on passports, visas and papers on entry, exit, transit and residence in Vietnam promulgated together with the Circular No.66/2009/TT-BTC, March 30, 2009 of the Ministry of Finance with clause 1, clause 2, clause 3, clause 4 as follows:
Type of fees
|a)||Valid for less than 01 month||
|b)||Valid for less than 06 months||
|c)||Valid for 6 months or more||
|3||Transfer of validity of visas or temporary residence from expired passports to new passports||
|4||Temporary residence cards:||
|a)||Valid for up to 1 year||
|b)||Valid for between over 1 year and 2 years||
|c)||Valid for between over 2 year and 3 years||
1. This Circular takes effect on January 01, 2013.
2. The other content relating to fees on passports, visas and papers on entry, exit, transit and residence in Vietnam not mentioned in this Circular shall be implemented under provisions in the Circular No.66/2009/TT-BTC, of March 30, 2009 of the Ministry of Finance stipulating the regime on collection, remittance, management and use of fees on passports, visas and papers on entry, exit, transit and residence in Vietnam.
3. Organizations, individuals subject to pay fees and relevant agencies shall implement this Circular. In the course of implementation, any arising problems should be reported to the Ministry of Finance for consideration and settlement.
FOR THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
Vu Thi Mai