|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc launches the National Public Service Portal in 2019. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Visas for foreigners living in Việt Nam will be issued online via the National Public Service Portal in 2021.
It is among more than 50 public services to be provided in the portal at dichvucong.gov.vn this year which has been approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.
However, the date the facility for expats to appy online for their visas has not yet been determined.
Among those services, 11 are in the group of administrative procedures related to resident management, including the issuance and re-issuance of ID cards, verification of ID numbers, registration of permanent or temporary stay, birth registration and passport issuance.
In addition, the newly-approved list comprises 44 essential public services in accordance with the United Nations’ e-Government Development Index, particularly extension of temporary stay and visa issuance for foreigners, vehicle registration plates and change of driver license.
The Government Office will work with relevant agencies and localities to study and improve users’ experience in the direction of developing a mobile version of the public service portal app. — VNS