The Agreement was signed on December 15, 1998 and entered into effect on January 13, 1999. The exemption of visa includes exemption of visa for entry, exit and transit. The duration of stay subject to visa exemption begins from the date of entry. The contents of visa exemption agreed upon between Vietnam and Republic of Korea are as follows:
- Exemption of visa is granted to bearers of diplomatic passports or official passports with the stay duration not exceeding 90 days. The duration of stay may be extended at the request of the concerned diplomatic mission or consular post. In case a bearer of diplomatic or official passport wishes to stay for over 90 days, they are liable to apply for visa in advance and visa shall be issued for gratis.
- Exemption of visa during the whole tenure is granted to members of diplomatic missions or consular posts or representative missions at international organizations and their families’ members bearing diplomatic passports or official passports.