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What are best places to visit Vietnam in August?

best places to visit Vietnam in August

Vietnam is considered to be land of the ascending dragon. Spending time here for your holiday is a good treatment for yourself after a long time of working hard. This is a bullet list of best places to visit Vietnam in August.

What is Vietnam weather in August like?

In general, the weather in July is the same as in August but is not as hot as the previous months. In the southern, climate is in the middle of wet season with heavy rain and the temperate between 24 to 30 degree. Meanwhile in the northern, climate is hotter with temperature is between 27 and 32 degree, it can be expected many sudden rains, quickly come and quickly go. Highland areas remain cool and rain, at night the temperature can drop to below 20.

August is a nice month for trip to beautiful beaches in Vietnam, with such a warm weather and a bright, blue sky.

In detail:

You can expect plenty of hot weather in the northern part of Vietnam, as it remains in summer. But this is also times of storms in the year and it is sometimes rainy. August is one of wettest months of the year in Hanoi, it’s no doubt that in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay has heavy rainfall. Mountains to the north as Ha Giang, Sa Pa, Mai Chau and Mu Cang Chai are very wet so this is not good time for trekking.

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Good weather is expected throughout this month, so traveling to beaches of Hoi An, Da Nang and Nha Trang is perfect. Temperature still high and dry with the average of 30 degree but it is not hot because of frequently rain. Quy Nhon and Hue is in higher rainfall season.

It can be said that, August is time of raining but dry and bright daylight hours are still expected with the average of temperature at 29 degree.

What are best places to visit Vietnam in August?

Mui Ne – best time to visit Vietnam

Mui Ne is a coastal city located in the Central Vietnam. It attracts visitors by the long white sandy coastal line, endless lines of green trees and crystal-like water. There are numerous best places that you can’t miss out during your trip to Mui Ne, as Fairy Spring, Hon Rom beach, Cham Temple – Poshanu, fish market. Besides sunbathing under sunshine, visitors can take part in many water activities such as scuba diving or kite surfing. One of the pride of any beaches in Vietnam is various delicious seafood dishes, remember to taste!

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Mui Ne is also has reputation of White Sand dunes, with the name of Bau Trang (white lake). Located amid endless sand hills with a distance of 30 kilometers to North East from Mui Ne center, it is a natural landscape with fresh lake formed long ago, dunes are too high for you to climb all of them. You will be amazed with this “small Sahara desert”!

Nha Trang – where to go in Vietnam in August

There is no reason that this list has Mui Ne but does not has Nha Trang. Located in the central part of Vietnam, this beach city is considered as the pearl of the ocean queen’s crown with wonderful landscape and great services. Why Nha Trang is one of best places to visit Vietnam in August? That’s thanks to the good weather in this month! Nha Trang will offer you a memorable trip with days lying on the beautiful white sandy beaches, getting your skin tanned, joining amazing water sports, testing diversity of seafood.

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Here is the list of specialties in Nha Trang: barbecued pork rolled in rice paper, fresh seafood and the swallow’s nest soup. Backpackers who come here also try many activities such as scuba diving,  island-hopping boat trips, mud baths, trekking, golfing.

A popular island here is Vinpearl Land. There are 2 choices for you: visit on day or stay at this island overnight. To get to Vinpearl Land, you can take a slings or take a boat.

Quang Binh

This is the best time for a trip to Quang Binh, due to its summer here. Weather is convenient enough for amazing landscape: dangerous but wonderful caves, gorgeous beaches, magnificent mountains. That’s enough to become one of best places to visit Vietnam in August.

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Quang Binh amazes a plenty of visitors each year, because of its name of “heaven on Earth”. Coming here, you must go to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park with the longest grotto in Asia; Dong Hoi Temple built by Minh Mang Emperor, Tam Toa Catholic Cathedral, Van La tunnel Which was established in 1966 to avoid American’s bomb and many interesting caves.

Ha Long Bay

Heading to the North of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is always a must-visit destination for international tourists, no matter how the weather is. In the hot condition of this resident this month, this is the third in list best places to visit Vietnam in August. An escape from interminable heat of sun to immerse into nature and relax after a hard working period is great at this time!

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A must-have experience is taking a cruise to explore this amazing bay. The itinerary are some beautiful mysterious caves, limestone islands and fishing villages. Some activities may be offered are cooking class, kayaking, yoga or karaoke…

If you have long time in Ha Long, we suggest you to visit Cat Ba, smooth and calm beaches there are waiting for you! Beaches in this island are not very far from the national park – an ideal ecological environment.

Hoi An

Hoi An is an heritage site in Vietnam, which is 30 kilometers away from Da Nang – the liveable city. Located beside the gentle Thu Bon River, Hoi An has it charming beauty with full of brightly colorful floating lanterns on river and the cultural richness of the ancient town.

In case you are fancy with water sports, let’s stay in An Bang beach area. Scuba diving, snorkeling off the coast of Hoi An with hundreds of different varieties of coral and tropical fish thriving in the warm tropical waters or swimming in clean beaches are such awesome experiences here.

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And in case you are a fan of history and culture, let’s stay in the heart of Hoi An. Well-qualified tailor stores with traditional clothes “Ao dai” and traditional food stalls will make you be satisfied.

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How much does it cost to get Vietnam visa from New Zealand?

How much does it cost to get a Vietnam visa?

According to Vietnam Immigration law, foreigners in general and New Zealand citizens in particular wishing to get Vietnam visa are required to pay Vietnam visa fee including Vietnam visa approval price and Vietnam visa stamping price.

1. What is Vietnam visa approval fees for New Zealand?

Vietnam visa approval price is the fee for processing pre-approval Vietnam visa for New Zealand. This fee should be paid before issuing of Vietnam visa approval letter/code for visa agent requesting Vietnam visa with the Immigration Department for you. It is depended on applicants’ nationality, the kind of visa you want to apply, and the numbers of applicant in one visa application. For Zealand passport holders, the price details is USD 20/ person for 1 month single entry visa, USD 25/ person for 1 month multiple entries visa, USD 30/ person for 3 month single entry visa, and USD 70/ person for 3 month multiple entries visa. For applications for 3 applicants upward, Vietnam visa approved price will be discounted. For further information about discounted price, please refer to the visa fee page.

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2. What is Vietnam stamping visa fees for New Zealand?

To get Vietnam visa, besides visa approval price, New Zealand is required to pay stamping price to get Vietnam visa stamped onto your passport. For travelers getting Vietnam visa on arrival, stamping price should be paid in cash for Vietnam Immigration officers at Vietnam airport by yourself. In this case, stamping price is the same for foreigners from all countries. It is USD 45/person for the single entry visa (1 month or 3 months); USD 65/person for multiple entry visa of no more than 29 days; USD 95/person for multiple entry visa of more than 29 days and less than 90 days.

In case New Zealand wants to get Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy, both visa approval price and stamping price will be paid for staff in charge there. However, these fees is various from the Embassy in different countries. Normally, it takes about USD 90/ person for visa price and 5 working days for processing time to get Vietnam visa issued.

Due to many experienced customers’ feedbacks, the price for Vietnam visa on arrival is much cheaper than getting the visa at Vietnam Embassy. In addition, the procedure to get a Vietnam visa on arrival is very time-saving, simple and secure. To get a Vietnam visa on arrival, applicants just need to submit Vietnam visa online application and complete visa approval price at the final step. In case you want to check again your all information before proceeding payment, you can “Pay later” by credit card or debit card via payment link in the invoice we send you or via payment function.

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How long does New Zealand passport holder can stay in Vietnam?

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Vietnam Immigration law regulates that New Zealand wishing to enter Vietnam for tourist or business purpose are required to apply for Vietnam visa before departure.

According to the purpose of entry, Vietnam visa can be categorized into 2 usual kinds: tourist visa, and business visa. Normally, Vietnam tourist visa is valid in 1 month, and the valid duration of Vietnam business visa is 3 months.

Hence, the longest Vietnam visa applicable for New Zealand is 3 months visa. However, after the visa’s permitted duration, foreigners can get Vietnam visa extension or Vietnam visa renewal to be able to stay in Vietnam longer without exiting the country.

Currently, New Zealand passport holders can extend your Vietnam visa 3 months (either single or multiple entries) at maximum for 3 or 4 continuous times depending on the type of visa you extend and your residential and legal record in Vietnam

To get the Vietnam visa extension/ Vietnam visa renewal, New Zealand just needs to submit your original passport to our office.

For 1 month Vietnam visa extension, it takes about 5 to 7 working days for processing time and USD 70 upward for the cost. And for 3 onths visa, it takes 7 to 10 working days for processing and USD 120 upward for the charge fee.

how long does a New zealand passport holders can stay in Vietnam?

How to get Vietnam visa for New Zealand passport holders?

How much does it cost to get Vietnam visa from New Zealand?

Because of complicated and expensive procedure of Vietnam visa extension, for New Zealand travelers planning to exit Vietnam before your visa’s expiration date, when you return to the country, applying for new Vietnam visa is highly recommended. The procedure to apply for new Vietnam visa for New Zealand is very simple as below steps:

–          Submit visa application online

–          Making payment for visa applied fee via OnePay, PayPal, Bank transfer or Western Union.

The applied fee for new Vietnam visa for New Zealand is form USD 20 to USD 70/ person basing on the kind of visa you apply. After that, applicants will receive Vietnam visa approval letter issued by the Immigration Department via email within 2 business days. When you return to Vietnam, you will get a Vietnam visa on arrival at Vietnam airport by presenting visa approval letter for Vietnam Immigration officers.

For New Zealand entering Vietnam for working and you can have work permit granted by a company in Vietnam, applying for Vietnam temporary residence card to stay in the country for 1 to 3 years is suggested. Please refer to Vietnam residence card page to get further guidance. In contrast, if New Zealand do not have the work permit, applying for 3 month visa and then getting Vietnam visa extension or applying for Vietnam visa for every 3 months still is the best choice to stay in the country for a long time.

For any further information relating the query “How long can New Zealand stay in Vietnam?” please feel free to contact us via email at sales@visaonlinevietnam.com or hotline (+84) 968 18 77 18.

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Airport Vietnam visa for New Zealand citizens

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According to Vietnam immigration law, like citizens from almost countries, New Zealand passport holders pick up visa on arrival at one of three Vietnam international airports (Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Da Nang). However, there some regulation on airport visa Vietnam for New Zealand passport holders as below:

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How to get Vietnam visa for New Zealand passport holders?

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How long does a New Zealand citizens can stay in Vietnam?

How much does it cost to get Vietnam visa from New Zealand?

1. The procedure to get airport visa Vietnam for New Zealand:

To get airport visa Vietnam, firstly New Zealand must apply online for Vietnam visa approval letter. This is an electronic document issued by Vietnam Immigration Department to prove you can enter and get the visa on arrival at Vietnam airport. This step can be done conveniently by completing Vietnam visa application and payment at applying page.

Then when travelers land at Vietnam airport, you will be required to present Vietnam visa approval letter to the Immigration officers to get Vietnam visa stamped onto your passport.

2. The cost of airport visa Vietnam for New Zealand:

The cost of airport visa Vietnam consist of two types: visa approval letter fee and stamp fee. For further details, please refer to the visa fee page.

3. The waiting time to get airport visa Vietnam for New Zealand

It includes the waiting time for visa approval letter and the waiting time for getting visa stamped.

To get Vietnam visa approval letter, applicants should wait for 2 hours to 2 business days depending on the express service applicants select. For standard service, it takes 2 business days to get visa approval letter sent to you. Processing time can be 1 working day for urgent service, 4 working hours for super urgent service or even from 2 to 4 hours on the weekend for holiday service.

Then when you arrive at Vietnam airport, the waiting time to get visa stamp there is averagely 15 minutes.  In case you want to shorten the time you can request for SSS (Stamping Support Service) with USD 25 extra.

4. Emergency airport visa Vietnam for New Zealand passport holders

For rush situations, New Zealand is recommended to use emergency service to be able to get visa approval letter even within 2 hours. For further information as well as the quotation fee for these cases, please refer to the emergency Vietnam visa page.

In brief, the procedure of airport visa Vietnam for New Zealand is very simple and convenient. All requirements for getting an airport visa can be done online in some minutes without the original passport is required or going to any Vietnam Embassy. In addition, this visa type is really time-saving and economical. Because of these various advantages, airport visa Vietnam becomes the most popular choice not only for Canadian travelers by also for foreigners from almost countries

For further information about airport Vietnam visa for New Zealand passport holders, please contact us via email: sales@visaonlinevietnam.com or hotline +84 968 18 77 18

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How To Extend Vietnam Visa for NZ

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Vietnam immigration law regulates that New Zealand staying in Vietnam are required to have a valid Vietnam visa. For New Zealand wishing to stay in Vietnam longer than current visa’s temporary duration without exiting the country, getting Vietnam visa extension is suggested. However, there are some notices on how to extend Vietnam visa for New Zealand as below:

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To get Vietnam visa extended, the required document is your original passport. New Zealand citizens should submit your original passport to our office, please see contact us page to get our address.

At present, Vietnam visa can be extended for 1 month or three months. The processing time for these kinds of visa is not same. It takes about 5 to 7 working days for 1 month visa extended and 7 to 10 working days for 3 month visa extended. During processing time, your original passport will be kept at Vietnam Immigration Department, thus foreigners should have clear travel plan and make sure that you will not use your passport to get the flight to anywhere or exit Vietnam in this time.

In case if New Zealand exit Vietnam by any chance before your Vietnam visa’s expiration date, applying for new Vietnam visa when you return to the country is really recommended instead of extending your current visa. To apply for new Vietnam visa, applicants just need to submit Vietnam visa application and then make payment for visa applied fee. For New Zealand, the applied fee is quoted clearly at the visa fee page. After 2 working days since completing visa requirement, applicants will receive Vietnam visa approval letter issued by the Immigration Department that allows you to get Vietnam visa on arrival straight away at Vietnam airport.

Please notice that to extend Vietnam visa, New Zealand can get Vietnam visa extension or Vietnam visa renewal. Vietnam visa extension is a seal stamped onto your passport, and Vietnam visa renewal is a new visa stamped. Both of two kinds of visa help foreigners to be able to stay in longer than your visa’s permitted duration. However, getting Vietnam visa renewal allows foreigners to get Vietnam visa extension at the next time easily. The cost of Vietnam visa renewal thus is also more expensive than the cost of Vietnam visa extended. For details, the charged fee for Vietnam visa extended is from USD 45 to USD 100 for 1 month visa and from USD 120 to USD 170 for 3 month visa. For Vietnam visa renewal, the charged fee is from USD 80 to USD 115 for 1 month visa and from USD 150 to USD 250 for 3 month visa.

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As Vietnam visa extended fee is various from the quantity of Vietnam visa got in your passport, the port of your arrival in Vietnam (or where you got the visa(s) stamped), the category of your Vietnam visa and so on, New Zealand should contact with our support team to get the detailed fee quotation before submitting your passport.

For any further information relating how to extend Vietnam visa for New Zealand, please feel free to contact us via email sales@visaonlinevietnam.com or hotline +84 968 18 77 18

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SPECIAL COMMUNIQUE on President Tran Dai Quang’s passing away

Hanoi (VNA) – The Party Central Committee, the National Assembly, the President, the Government and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front have issued a special communiqué, announcing that President Tran Dai Quang died at 10:05 am on September 21, 2018, and his funeral will be held as a national mourning.
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The special communiqué reads:

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front inform with deep grief:

Comrade Tran Dai Quang, born on October 12, 1956; native place: Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province; residence: No. 8, Nguy Nhu Kon Tum street, Nhan Chinh Ward, Thanh Xuan district, Hanoi city. He joined the Communist Party of Vietnam on July 26, 1980; Member of the Party Central Committee of the 10th, 11th and 12th tenures; Politburo Member of the 11th and 12th tenures; President of the State (from April 2016 to now), Chairman of the National Defence and Security Council; Member of the Standing Board of the Central Military Party Committee; Member of the Standing Board of the Central Public Security Party Committee; Member of the National Assembly of the 13th and 14th tenures, Head of the Central Judicial Reform Steering Committee.

After a period of illness, despite the wholehearted care by the Party, State, medical group and his family, he passed away at 10:05 am on September 21, 2018, of the heavy illness at Central Military Hospital 108.

Throughout his time of work, he has made many contributions to the glorious revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation. He has been awarded many noble orders and medals, and an insignia of 30 years of Party membership.

His passing away is a great loss to our Party, State, and people.

In memory of Comrade Tran Dai Quang, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front decide to hold the funeral of Comrade Tran Dai Quang with the national mourning etiquette.

THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF VIETNAM
THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE VIETNAM FATHERLAND FRONT

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF COMRADE TRAN DAI QUANG

Politburo Member
President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam comrade Tran Dai Quang was born on October 12, 1956, in Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province; residence at No. 8, Nguy Nhu Kon Tum street, Nhan Chinh Ward, Thanh Xuan district, Hanoi city. He was admitted to the Communist Party of Vietnam on July 26, 1980.July 1972 – October 1975: He was a student at the People’s Police School and School of Foreign Languages under the Ministry of the Interior (now the Ministry of Public Security).October 1975 – June 1990: Officer, Deputy Head and Head of Section at the Political Protection Department under the Ministry of the Interior.June 1990 – September 1996: Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Deputy Head and Deputy Head in charge of Security Staff Department, General Department of Security.September 1996 – October 2000: Member of the standing board of the Party Committee of the General Security Department; and Secretary of the Party Committee and Head of the Security Staff Department.October 2000 – April 2006: Deputy Secretary of Party Committee and Deputy Head of the General Security Department, Ministry of Public Security. He was promoted to Major General and conferred with the title of Associate Professor in 2003.April 2006 – January 2011: Member of standing board of the Central Public Security Party Committee, and Deputy Minister of Public Security; promoted to Lieutenant General in April 2007 and conferred with the title of Professor in 2009. At the 10th Party Congress, he was elected to the Party Central Committee.January 2011 – July 2011: Member of the standing board of the Central Public Security Party Committee, and Deputy Minister of Public Security. At the 11th Party Congress, he was elected to the Party Central Committee, and elected by the Party Central Committee to the Political Bureau; Member of the National Assembly, the 13th tenure.July 2011 – December 2012: Politburo Member, Secretary of the Central Public Security Party Committee, Minister of Public Security. He was promoted to Senior Lieutenant General in December 2011; Head of the Central Highlands Steering Committee.December 2012 – April 2016: Politburo Member, Secretary of the Central Public Security Party Committee, Minister of Public Security. He was promoted to General in December 2012; Deputy Head of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption, Deputy Head of the central internal political protection sub-committee. At the 12the Party Congress, he was re-elected to the Party Central Committee, and elected by the Party Central Committee to the Political Bureau in January 2016. At the 11th session of the National Assembly, the 13th tenure, he was elected President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in April 2016. At the first session of the National Assembly, the 14th tenure, he was re-elected President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in July 2016.

From April 2016 to now: Politburo Member, President of the State, Chairman of the National Defence and Security Council; Member of the standing board of the Central Military Party Committee; Member of the standing board of the Central Public Security Party Committee; Member of the National Assembly, the 14th tenure; Head of the Central Judicial Reform Steering Committee.

He was Member of the Party Central Committee of the 10th, 11th and 12th tenures; Politburo Member of the 11th and 12th tenure; Member of National Assembly of the 13th and 14th tenures.

He has been awarded many noble orders and medals and insignia of 30 years of Party membership by the Party and State in recognition of his various contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation.

LIST OF THE MEMBER OF THE FUNERAL BOARD for Comrade Tran Dai Quang, Politburo Member, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC), head of the funeral board
Comrade Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Politburo Member, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Comrade Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Politburo Member, Chairwoman of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Comrade Tran  Quoc Vuong, Politburo Member, the permanent member of the Secretariat of the CPVCC
Comrade Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo Member, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Organisation
Comrade Vo Van Thuong, Politburo Member, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Information and Education
Comrade Truong Thi Mai, Politburo Member, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation
Comrade Nguyen Van Binh, Politburo Member, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Economic Commission
Comrade Tong Thi Phong, Politburo Member, Permanent Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly
Comrade Truong Hoa Binh, Politburo Member, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister
Comrade Pham Binh Minh, Politburo Member, Deputy Prime Minister, and Foreign Minister
Comrade Vuong Dinh Hue, Politburo Member, Deputy Prime Minister
Comrade General Ngo Xuan Lich, Politburo Member, Minister of National Defence
Comrade Senior Lieutenant General To Lam, Politburo Member, Minister of Public Security
Comrade Hoang Trung Hai, Politburo Member, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee
Comrade Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo Member, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee
Comrade Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, member of the CPVCC, Acting President
Comrade Tran Thanh Man, Secretary of the CPVCC, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee
Comrade Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong, Secretary of the CPVCC, Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army
Comrade Nguyen Van Nen, Secretary of the CPVCC, Chief of the Office of the CPVCC
Comrade Nguyen Hoa Binh, Secretary of the CPVCC, Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court
Comrade Phan Dinh Trac, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Internal Affairs
Comrade Nguyen Xuan Thang, Secretary of the CPVCC, Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Chairman of the Central Theoretical Council
Comrade Tran Cam Tu, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Inspection
Comrade Hoang Binh Quan, Member of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for External Relations
Comrade Le Minh Tri, Member of the CPVCC, Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy
Comrade Mai Tien Dung, Member of the CPVCC, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office
Comrade Dao Viet Trung, Member of the CPVCC, Chairman of the Presidential Office
Comrade Nguyen Hanh Phuc, Member of the CPVCC, Secretary-General of the National Assembly, Chairman of the NA Office
Comrade Le Vinh Tan, Member of the CPVCC, Minister of Home Affairs
Comrade Le Thanh Long, Member of the CPVCC, Minister of Justice
Comrade Bui Van Cuong, Member of the CPVCC, President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour
Comrade Thao Xuan Sung, Member of the CPVCC, President of the Vietnam Farmers’ Association
Comrade Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Member of the CPVCC, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Women’s Union
Comrade Nguyen Thi Thanh, Member of the CPVCC, Secretary of the Party Committee of Ninh Binh province
Comrade Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Duoc, President of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association
Comrade Le Quoc Phong, Alternate Member of the CPVCC, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee

ANNOUNCEMENT on the respect-paying, memorial and burial ceremonies for Comrade Tran Dai Quang

The funeral of Comrade Tran Dai Quang will be organized in the national mourning etiquette.

He will be laid in state at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi

The respect-paying ceremony will start at 7 am on September 26 at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi.

The memorial service will be held at 7:30 am on September 27 at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi. The burial ceremony will take place from 3:30 pm on the same day in the President’s native land in Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.

At the same time, at the Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City and the Hall of the People’s Committee of Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province, the respect-paying and memorial ceremonies for Comrade Tran Dai Quang will also be held.

The Vietnam Television and Radio the Voice of Vietnam will broadcast live the ceremonies in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.

During the two-day national mourning on September 26-27, national flags will be flown at half-mast at State offices and public places, and recreational and entertainment activities suspended.-VNA

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Things To Know Before Applying for Your New Zealand Visa

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Whenever you are considering migrating to another country, there are a couple of things you should give thought to and there is really no different when you are planning to migrate to New Zealand. This was a statement made by the New Zealand most trusted immigration porthole “New Zealand Now” – which gives a wealth of information to visitors and migrants that may be considering to make New Zealand their new home. Below are a few of the advice we can cull out of the experience shared.

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Find out if your skills are in demand:

The employment rates in New Zealand is growing at a steady pace. There are indeed many job opportunities available across the industries but only specific skills are needed urgently. If your skills happen to be on the list of the highly demanded skills, you will find it a whole lot easier to get a visa. Also, it is advisable to have your skills and qualifications assessed by reputable New Zealand immigration consultants in Dubai to make sure your qualifications are all in order.

Go See for yourself Before you Decide:

There is nothing really bad about paying a visit to New Zealand before you migrate. You can check in for a holiday before making the final move. This way, you will have an avenue to experience what life is like in the country and probably get to meet potential employers. After doing this, it won’t be too hard to decide whether New Zealand is a good fit for you and your family. You may need a visit visa to make this happen.

Get the Right Advice:

You are welcome to submit a visa application all by yourself or better still, you can get the help of immigration agents in Dubai if you feel you are not really sure about what is involved in the whole process. Actually, it is better to get help as most of the immigration agents are licensed and are well experienced in the processes of migrating.

Check Your Visa Options:

Visa application is really not cheap and the process may not be an easy run. It is therefore advisable to check your options to know which you are most eligible for before you even start out applying. This is also another area where you will find New Zealand Immigration in Dubai consultants, like Permits and Visas, very helpful. Immigration agents are going to be helpful to you in no small way and there are many loopholes they will help you escape and many hurdles they will help you scale since they are already familiar with the system and know what to do and what not to do.

Ensure You Have the Right Paper Work:

It is very important that you make sure you have all the requirements of the visa category that you have chosen before you submit your application. If the proper documentation is not done, your application process will take longer than expected. It is, therefore, best for you to consult your immigration agent for advice if you have one and if not, we are here to help at Permits and Visas.

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Immigration NZ staff investigated for issuing visas to family, friends

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Immigration New Zealand officials are being investigated for granting visas and residency to family and friends, a Herald investigation has found.

The agency confirmed that four have been dismissed and two had resigned while under investigation for conflicts of interest.

INZ received 208 allegations of staff fraud and corruption over the past five years, of which 48 were substantiated. Ten investigations are underway.

The Herald understands some visa officers had issued visas to family members and friends, including one senior official who had allegedly instructed staff to approve a residence visa for her partner.

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Acting general manager Peter Elms said the agency received 53 allegations relating to staff fraud, corruption, and dishonesty this year.

This was up from 23 allegations last year and 34 in the 2014/15 year.

“A total of 43 investigations have been completed with seven cases substantiated, the remaining 10 allegations are still being investigated,” Elms said.

“Five of the seven substantiated cases had the conflict of interest elements to them involving personal associations with clients, family, and extended family members.”

Elms said the allegations ranged from “comparatively minor breaches to very serious ones”.

Of the substantiated allegations, four staff faced dismissals and others were issued warnings.

Two resigned before relevant investigations were complete.

INZ staff must declare any conflicts of interest, including perceived or potential ones, upon joining and record those which arise during their employment in a Conflict of Interest Register.

“Failure to disclose or appropriately manage a conflict of interest could amount to serious misconduct and may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal,” Elms added.

He said the agency took all allegations of conflicts of interest extremely seriously.

“Behaviour that undermines the integrity of the immigration system and reputation of the organization will not be tolerated,” Elms said.

“While substantiated cases of conflicts of interest are extremely rare, it is nonetheless very disappointing.”

A former staff member, who spoke to the Herald on the condition of anonymity, said one of the cases involved a “relatively high-ranking officer” who allegedly instructed staff to grant a residence visa for a partner.

“[A visa officer] was told to keep quiet and just issue the residence visa label into her passport on the spot,” the ex-staffer said.

“This person will be eligible for citizenship at some stage and this is just plain wrong.”

The officer had also allegedly helped the partner obtain one or two work visas while an investigation into conflicts of interest were ongoing.

“Staff were told this was to allow for the processing of the residence application.”

The ex-staffer said the agency had requested the names of all those who were aware of the case “in case of a leak”.

When asked for comments on the case, an agency spokesman said: “INZ does not comment on individual employment matters so is unable to confirm any details on the case.”

INZ employs 1900 staff worldwide, who make 800,000 visa decisions each year.

The agency said the issue of adhering to its conflict of interest policy and code of conduct is formally raised with staff at least twice a year during performance reviews.

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Passports and Visas to New Zealand

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Before you travel to New Zealand, please check that your passport is ready for the trip.

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For Australian and New Zealand passport holders, or Australian permanent residents and New Zealand residents, your passport must be validated least on the date you travel to New Zealand (must be valid on your arrival and departure dates).

In the case of visitors to New Zealand who is non-Australian or New Zealand passport holders or permanent residents, that are coming to New Zealand as visitors, students or workers, your passport must be either:

  • Valid for at least three months beyond the date you intend to leave New Zealand.
  • Or one month in the case of nationals that have consular representation in New Zealand, that is able to issue and renew travel documents. Please check with your countries issuing passport office before traveling.
  • Not damaged, defaced or excessively worn.
  • Showing a visa or permit, if you require one.

Do you need a visa or permit from Australia?

Do you need a visa to go from Australia to New Zealand? You do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand if you are an Australian citizen traveling on an Australian passport; or if you are an Australian resident with a current Australian permanent residence visa or a current Australian resident return visa.

(Please Note: If you hold an Australian provisional or temporary residence visa, then you will need to obtain a visitor visa).

If you live in Australia and have further questions, you can contact New Zealand Immigration on:

Phone: 1800-388-718 (Monday to Friday 07.00 – 17.00 AEST)

How long can you stay?

Citizens and permanent residents of Australia (who do not have certain criminal convictions) may visit, live, study and work in New Zealand indefinitely.

Visa Waivers

Currently travelers from more than 50 countries, including the USA, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, and most EU Countries; do not require a Visitor’s Visa for stays less than three months. You do require:

  • A passport that is valid for at least three months (1 month if your country has consular representation) after your planned departure from New Zealand
  • An onward or return ticket to a country that you have permission to enter
  • Sufficient money to support yourself during your stay – approximately NZ$1000 per month per person
  • if you have stayed in New Zealand for up to three months previously you may need to apply for a visa

To find out if your country qualifies for a visa waiver, check out the Visa Free Countries of the New Zealand Immigration Service website, where you’ll find a list of all eligible countries and other useful visa information. Your airline or nearest New Zealand Embassy will also be able to advise you if you require a visa. British citizens and other British passport holders who have evidence of the right to live permanently in the UK may be allowed to stay in New Zealand for up to six months.

Visitor’s Visa Applications

If your country is not on the visa waiver list, or you wish to stay longer than three months, you will need to apply for a Visitor’s Visa. You can download application forms from the Visitor Visa from the New Zealand Immigration Service website, or contact your nearest New Zealand Embassy.

Australian Passports

If you are an Australian citizen, you can obtain an Australian Passport Application Form from the Australian Passports website, or from your local Australia Post office. Once the forms are received by the Passport Office, this normally takes 10 days to process. However, you should allow a little more time than this to allow for Australia Post delivery.

If you need a passport faster than this, then you can use their Priority Processing Service. This service guarantees that an eligible applicant’s passport will be ready for despatch within two working days of a passport office receiving everything it needs. There is a Process Fee for this service.

Existing Australian Passport Holders that is current, or has expired less than 24 months ago, can renew their passport online.

New Zealand Passports

If you are a New Zealand citizen living overseas. Australian or United Kingdom residents should contact the New Zealand Passport Office in Sydney or in London. Residents in any other country should contact their nearest New Zealand Embassy, High Commission or Consulate office.

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How to get a Vietnam visa quickly in New Zealand

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Vietnam is a breathtaking country to spend a holiday and a potential market to seek business opportunities. Depending on the nature of the trip, you may be issued a tourist or business visa. With 8 years of working experience in the field of immigration, we are happy to share necessary information to get Vietnam visa quickly in New Zealand.

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How long can you stay in Vietnam with a visa?

Length of permitted stay is determined by visa validity starting from the entry date you enter in the application, whereby you can obtain the visa as early as 6 months prior to the trip without being afraid that it may get expired before your departure. A tourist visa allows a stay of maximum 90 days and a business visa grants a longer stay of up to 12 months.

How to apply?

At present, the citizens of New Zealand have options to get the visa either before arrival or on arrival. With “before arrival” option, you are advised to file the application at the Vietnam Embassy in New Zealand. As for “on arrival” option, you can enjoy the comfort of home while applying online.
1. Apply at embassy
Advantages:
• Good to use at airport and sea/land ports
• No waiting at the port of entry
But:
• Visa fees are high and non-refundable in case of refusal
• Processing time is slow
The embassy is located at Level 21 – Grand Plimmer Tower, 2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington 6011. It’s possible to apply in person or by mail to the embassy. The waiting time for visa issuance is 5 working days since receipt of complete application. In case of emergency, it takes only 1-2 working days (extra fee is required).

Requirements for Vietnam visa application in New Zealand:

Original passport: should be valid at least 1 month after the visa expires. If you travel by air, the airlines will require your passport to have 6 months validity. Passport copy is accepted in case you request a loose-leaf visa.
Completed application form: available for download on the website of the embassy. Print out the form, sign on it and affix with 01 passport-sized photos. The application for loose-leaf visa needs 2 photos.
Visa fees: should be paid in cash for the in-person application. If applying by post, the fees must be in the form of MONEY ORDER, or CERTIFIED CHECK payable to “EMBASSY OF VIETNAM.” Applicants applying together may submit combined payment in one money order or one check.
A prepaid return envelops: must be enclosed when you request the passport with visa to be returned to your door.

2. On arrival

Advantages:
• Easy to apply online anywhere, anytime
• Visa fees are low
• Processing time is short
• Support service is available 24/7
But:
• Good for only air entry
• Waiting time at the airport may be slow ( stamping assistance may solve this problem)
I know what you are thinking. Vietnam visa on arrival process operates differently from what people imagine. Of course, the visa will be issued at the airport but you must submit for approval before arrival. The steps below will help you more understand how it works:
Step 1:  
For tourist visa
Fill out the application form online and select the length of stay from the drop-down menu, intended date of entry. Please be aware that the format date is mm/dd/yy. If the system does not allow you to enter the dates, it’s likely you get the format wrong.
For business visa
Send visa request to Visa Service Email. Attach your passport copy to email with information about visa validity and proposed travel date. We will reply to you shortly with a payment link. Read more at Vietnam business visa.
Step 2: Make payment with credit/debit card through Paypal or Onepay. If you prefer to pay the fee via Western Union or bank transfer, contact us to get bank account details.
Step 3: The approval and an entry/exit form will be sent to your email within 2 working days on normal basic and 1 working day on an urgent basis. Read Vietnam rush visa for further information. Processing time for a long-term business visa is a bit longer that takes 5 working days.
Step 4: Use the approval to perform check-in flight procedure. Upon arrival, join the queue in front of checkpoint counter and be ready to submit the original passport, visa approval, 01 passport photo, and completed entry form. After 15 minutes, the officer will return the passport with visa stamp and ask you to pay the stamping fee before leaving the counter. It’s necessary to note that the fee must be paid in cash; only USD and VND are accepted.
Last note: In order to avoid any problems at the port of entry, make sure you check the errors of the visa or approval right after it is granted. If there is one or more than one mistake, contact the embassy/agent immediately for correction or issuing the new visa/approval.