Welcome to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam!

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the economic heart of Vietnam and the main hub of the southern region. A freewheeling, cosmopolitan metropolis, HCMC's dynamic cityscape draws together old and new Vietnam in the most compact of spaces, representing the city’s past as well as its future! Ho Chi Minh City has consistent temperatures year-round, and the weather is generally warm. Heatwaves hit the city from April to May, welcoming the rainy season from May to November. Slightly cooler temperatures emerge in December and January. Travellers can arrive in Ho Chi Minh City by bus, train or plane.
 

Visa Information:

Most nationalities need a visa.

Passport holders from Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and UK do not require for a visit of 14 or 30 days. Nationals from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain do not need a visa for visits up to 15 days. Vietnam has an E-Visa service available that costs US$25 and takes 3 working days.

Tourist visas are good for thirty days and may be extended after your arrival in Vietnam. Fees and requirements vary from embassy to embassy; about $50 in Bangkok and $85 in Washington, for example. A double entry visa is also available for tourists making side trips from Vietnam to destinations in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

A visa on arrival service is offered by various travel agents on the web. This is more of a pre-approval visa service and you may be limited by arrival dates and arrival locations. It is only available for arriving at the airport. We advise you to get a visa before arriving as the visa on arrival may have limitations.

For more information, please visit https://www.projectvisa.com/visainformation/Vietnam.

Invitation letter Notes:

1. A Letter of Invitation is a proof that your paper submission and registration application are accepted by the conference committee board. It will be stated in English and may help with your visa application. However, it does not guarantee you a visa.

2. Invitation letters will only be issued once your registration and payment have been completed and it will be sent by e-mail.

3. For those who require a visa, please note that the Organizing Committee has no control over the visa application process, or the decision of the visa adjudicator in the embassy or consulate. The conference cannot be responsible for actual visa issuances. The process length varies from individuals, you’re strongly advised to start your application as soon as you can.

4. Should your application be denied,  We  cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will we engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant.