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Travel forum to celebrate the 20th anniversary of US - Vietnam relations

May 22, 2015 | 22:35

(VNF) - The first-ever US travel forum for travel agencies, business groups, and student organizations kicked off in Hanoi on May 22nd, as part of activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of normalization of bilateral relations.

(VNF) - The first-ever US travel forum for travel agencies, business groups, and student organizations kicked off in Hanoi on May 22nd, as part of activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of normalization of bilateral relations.

Travel forum to celebrate the 20th anniversary of US - Vietnam relations
The event promoted educational, tourism, and business travel to the US, introduced mission Vietnam’s mail-in visa renewal program, provided updated information on the visa application process, and highlighted mission Vietnam’s fraud prevention efforts.

Via the expanded mail-in visa renewal program, applicants whose prior visas expired no more than 48 months previously are now qualified to renew visas by mail and can, in most cases, avoid a personal interview.

Over 100 guests had a unique opportunity to speak directly with Consular Officers about the US visa application procedures; common problems encountered by applicants and travel coordinators; ways to streamline the visa application process; as well as the roles and responsibilities of travel agencies and educational advisors in facilitating legitimate travels and preventing fraud.

Besides, Deputy Public Affairs Officer Michael Turner also highlighted studying abroad opportunities and the services that the Education USA Advising Center has to offer for Vietnamese students and scholars./.

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