The South Korean government has considered granting the five-year visa for more Vietnamese cities and provinces in the coming time, said South Korean Minister of Justice Kim Yung Geun.
Kim made the statement at the opening ceremony of a South Korean visa application centre in Hanoi on Thursday. He, however, did not mention specifically which cities and provinces would be considered.
The launching ceremony of the centre
Since December last year, South Korea has officially issued the five-year multi-entry visa for permanent residents of Hanoi, Danang and HCM City. The visa holders can stay in South Korea for up to 30 days, with no restrictions on the number of visits for five years.
According to Jeong Woo-jin, Consul General of South Korea in HCM City, demand for South Korean visas was on the sharp rise. So the visa application centre had been opened to partially ease overloading for the South Korean Embassy in Hanoi.
The centre would be responsible for processing applications, but the visa approval process would still be conducted by the embassy.
The centre is aimed to partially ease overloading for the South Korean Embassy in Hanoi.
The centre is located at Discovery Complex Building at 302 Cau Giay Street, Hanoi.
Applications can visit the centre’s website and check their registration. The centre can receive up to 1,000 documents a day.
A South Korea visa application service was launched in HCM City in April this year.