Locals can apply for UK and Australia visas in the city

Published: December 29, 2016

The new joint UK and Australia Visa Application Centre has been inaugurated in Da Nang to help those in central Viet Nam apply for UK and Australian visas.

The centre, which is located at ACB Tower, 218 Bach Dang, is open from Monday to Friday, and also be open on Saturday mornings for those willing to pay an extra fee.

Applicants in the central region no longer have to travel to either Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh City to apply for visas.

The British Deputy Head of Mission Stephen Lysaght hoped that the visa centre would encourage more visitors from central Viet Nam to come to the UK.

“The British Government is committed to improving the visa service for our Vietnamese customers and as well as the new Application Centre, this year we have introduced a new online application form, which is quicker and simpler to fill out. For the first time the form is available in Vietnamese, so that customers can better understand the visa requirements.”

Applications in the city will be processed within 5 business days.

The embassies will provide an option for online applications with introductions in Vietnamese to assist domestic applicants with necessary documents.

Russia and Laos have also opened their Consulates General in the city.

Japan also plans to open a Consulate in Da Nang as a way of boosting tourism and exchange between Japan and the city in the future.

(Source: VNA/ DA NANG Today)