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Visa application procedures - read carefully Most visitors to Vietnam need a visa to enter the country. There are several ways to apply for visa to Vietnam, please refer to the following option 

Option 1: Apply for a Visa from your country. If you need a visa, you will be able to obtain a tourist visa at the closest Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate. Alternatively, you maay wish to contact a local travel agent in your region for visa assistance. We recommend that you obtain your visa prior to arrival to Vietnam. Fee: Pay directly to your closest Embassy or Consulate. The costs of Visas differ in each region. 

Option 2: Visa Assistance In the case that you are unable to apply for a Visa from your country of origin, we are able to assist you in the Visa application process. In this situation, you must send us a copy of your passport pages that include your personal details and photo to the following email; along with scan of official invitation letter from local organization is compulsory. The process will take approximately 5 working days, after which, we will alert you by email with your "Visa approval" which will allow you to board your flight and to obtain an entry visa on arrival to your port of entry to Vietnam. When you receive this "Visa approval", please remember to print it out, and take it with you together with two recent passport sized photos and present them at the custom office at the port of entry in order to get your visa stamped. Please note this option should be used as a last resort and you are strongly encouraged to obtain a Visa prior to arrival to Vietnam.

Visa stamp fee (for 01 single month): US$ 45.00, to be paid at the custom office at the port of arrival
Service fee: to be advised through email. 

Visas are exempted for the citizens of the countries that have signed a bilateral or unilateral visa exemption agreement with Vietnam. For more information, click here
Disclaimer: This information has been provided to you as a guide only. Make sure you confirm your Visa requirements with your closest Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate for information appropriate to your case. Delegates are responsible for their own Visa's and the Conference Organizations will not be responsible for any complications in Visa applications. 
For visa assistance and other information, please kindly email us at
Paper submission
After the Plenary opening session, there will be 12 Technical sessions, which cover the following scientic topics
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Important date
Abstract submission: June 15th 2018
Abstract acceptance notification: July 15th 2018
3rd Circular: July 15th 2018
Early registration: July 15th 2018
Regular Registration: August 15th 2018
4th (Final Circular): September 15th 2018

Main convention schedule

Honorable Committee

Dr. Tran Hong Ha
Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Dr. Tran Quy Kien
Vice Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Dr. Nguyen Linh Ngoc
Vice Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Registration fee

Main Convention:
1. Early bird fee: Before Jul. 31st 2018
- USD 250 for regular participants
- USD 150 for students*

2. Regular fee After Jul. 31st 2018
- USD 300 for regular participants
- USD 200 for students*