On November 25th 2019, the Vietnamese National Assembly XIV officially passed the revised law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners. One of the highlights of the revision is the eligibility of changing visa category applicable to the following cases:
Those who are investors or representatives of a foreign organization in Vietnam. The family members of these individuals will also enjoy this privilege.
Those who enter Vietnam under invitation or sponsorship of a company in Vietnam ; and foreigners who enter the country on evisa , having work permit or work permit exemption confirmation.
The law will come into effect on July 1 next year, allowing visitors to apply to change their visa category during their stay in Vietnam. It is desinged to prevent the foreign tourists from switching the visa type and to create favorable conditions for qualified visitors to study the market, seek business opportunities, saving time and money on immigration procedures.