VISA TYPES AND DURATION

Currently, the opening of the market has given foreigners from many different countries more opportunities to visit, travel, invest, work and live in Vietnam. visa types and duration

In which, visa is a commonly used document, issued by a competent Vietnamese agency, allowing foreigners to enter Vietnam. Depending on the purpose of entry, foreigners can be granted the appropriate type of visa.

With many years of experience in consulting for many investors, employees, and foreign experts in Vietnam. Law Plus would like to review the regulations on Visas for foreigners entering Vietnam for customers to have a basis for reference and application.

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1.Visa types

Pursuant to Article 8 of the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, there are the following types of visas:

NO. OBJECTIVES SYMBOLS DURATION
1 Foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam and contributing capital of at least VND 100 billion, or investing in the business fields and areas of investment incentives decided by the Vietnam Government ĐT1 Maximum of 5 years
2 Foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam and contributing capital of VND 50 to less than VND 100 billion, or investing in the business fields of investment encouragement decided by the Vietnam Government ĐT2 Maximum of 5 years
3 Foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam and contributing capital of VND 3 to less than VND 50 billion ĐT3 Maximum of 3 years
4
Foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam and contributing capital of less than VND 3 billion
ĐT4
Maximum of 12 months
5 Foreigners working with other enterprises and organizations that have legal status in accordance with the laws of Vietnam. DN1 Maximum of 12 months
6 Foreigners making entry to promote services, establish a commercial presence or perform other activities under international treaties to which Vietnam is a signatory DN2 Maximum of 12 months
7 Issued to people who come to visit their relatives or for have other purposes. VR Maximum of 6 months
8 Heads of representative offices, branches of foreign traders, representative offices of other foreign economic, cultural, professional organizations in Vietnam NN2 Maximum of 12 months
9
Student/Internship
DH
Maximum of 12 months
10 Foreigners working in Vietnam and certified of eligibility for work permit exemption, unless otherwise specified by international treaties to which Vietnam is a signatory LĐ1 Maximum of 12 months
11 Foreigners working in Vietnam that are required to have work permit LĐ2 Maximum of 2 years
12 Foreigners are traveling to Vietnam for tourism only DL Maximum of 3 years
13 Issued to foreigners that are parents, spouse, and children under 18 years of age of the foreigners issued with LV1, LV2, ĐT, NN1, NN2, UNIVERSITY, PV1, LĐ visas, or foreigners that are parents, spouse, children of Vietnamese citizens. TT Maximum of 12 months
14
Foreigners working with socio-political organizations, social organizations, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
LV2
Maximum of 12 months
15 Managers of representative offices or projects of international organizations and foreign non-governmental organizations in Vietnam NN1 Maximum of 12 months
16 People who come to work with foreign non-governmental organizations, representative offices, branches of foreign traders, representative offices of other foreign economic, cultural, professional organizations in Vietnam NN3

 

Maximum of 12 months
17
Foreign lawyers practicing in Vietnam.
LS
Không quá 5 năm
18 Issued to people who come to attend conventions or conferences HN Không quá 3 tháng
19 Issued to people who come to attend conventions or conferences PV1 Maximum of 12 months
20 Issued to journalists who have permanent residences in Vietnam PV2 Maximum of 12 months
21 Members of delegations invited by the Secretary General of Vietnam’s Communist Party of, the President of Vietnam, the President of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister. NG1 Maximum of 12 months
22
Members of delegations invited by standing members of the Secretariat of the Vietnam’s Communist Party, Deputy President of Vietnam, Deputy President of the National Assembly, Deputy Prime Minister, President of Vietnamese Fatherland Front, Executive Judge of The Supreme Court, Chief Procurator of the Supreme Procuracy, State Auditor General; members of delegations at the same levels of Ministers, Secretary Generals of Provincial Communist Authorities, President of the People’s Committees of provinces.
NG2
Maximum of 12 months
23 Members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the UN, representative offices of intergovernmental organizations and their spouses, children under 18 years of age, and housemaids during their term of office. NG3 Maximum of 12 months
24 Issued to people who come to work with diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the UN, representative offices of intergovernmental organizations, visitors of members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the UN, and representative offices of intergovernmental organizations. NG4 Maximum of 12 months
25 Foreigners working with units affiliated to Vietnam’s Communist Party; the National Assembly, the government, Central Committee of Vietnamese Fatherland Front, the People’s Supreme Court, the People’s Supreme Procuracy, State Audit Agency, Ministries, ministerial agencies, Governmental agencies, the People’s Councils, the People’s Committees of provinces. LV1 Maximum of 12 months
26
Foreigners wishing to enter Vietnam to survey the market, travel, visit relatives or receive medical treatment fall into the following cases:
a) Persons who have a working relationship with the Vietnamese visa-issuing authority abroad and their spouses, children, or the person who has a written request from the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the host country;
b) Persons with guarantee notes of diplomatic missions, consular offices of countries located in host countries.
SQ
Maximum of 30 days
27 Issued to foreigners with passports, except for NG1, NG2,NG3,NG4 EV Maximum of 30 days

2. Visa conditions

Pursuant to Article 14 of the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, the conditions for visa issuance are:

– Have a valid passport or international travel document.

– Having an agency, organization or individual in Vietnam invite or guarantee, except for the case of granting an electronic visa at the request of a foreigner/agency, organization or issuing a visa at a competent authority of Vietnam in

– Not falling into the cases that have not been allowed to enter the country specified in Article 21 of this Law. Specifically:

  • Failing to meet the entry conditions specified in Clause 1, Article 20 of this Law.
  • Children under 14 years old who are not accompanied by their father, mother, guardian or authorized person.
  • Forging papers, making false declarations in order to be granted valid papers on entry, exit and residence.
  • Persons suffering from mental illnesses or infectious diseases that pose a danger to public health.
  • Being expelled from Vietnam for less than 03 years from the effective date of the decision on expulsion.
  • Being forced to leave Vietnam within 06 months from the effective date of the decision on forced exit.
  • For reasons of disease prevention and control.
  • Due to natural disaster.
  • For reasons of national defense, security, social order and safety.
In addition to the above conditions, the following cases when applying for a visa must also have documents proving the purpose of entry: :
  • Foreigners.must have papers proving their investment in Vietnam in accordance with the Law on Investment;
  • Foreigners who.practice law in Vietnam must have a license to practice law in accordance with the Law on Lawyers;
  • Foreigners.must have a work permit in accordance with the provisions of the Labor Code;
  • Foreigners who.come to study must have a written receipt from the Vietnamese school or educational institution;
  • Electronic visas are issued to foreigners with passports. Except for cases of granting electronic visas at the request of foreigners, granting electronic visas at the request of agencies or organizations or granting visas at the visa-issuing authority of Vietnam in broad

3. Dossier

Depending on the visa category, the law has its own specific regulations for each type of document when applying for a visa.

Foreigners can have two ways to apply for a visa to Vietnam as follows:

Method 1:

Apply for a visa yourself at Vietnam’s Consular offices in abroad such as Embassies or Consulates (documents will depend on each entry category and the requesting agency).

Or

Method 2:

Through Organizations or Individuals (will guarantee) in Vietnam to apply for a visa.

Above is LawPlus’s analysis of visa-granted cases as well as conditions, documents and procedures to apply for a visa for foreigners wishing to enter Vietnam. With the experience of accompanying many foreign customers entering Vietnam to study, work and travel through the use of Visas, through this analysis, LawPlus hopes that Customers can better understand the provisions of the law to apply in practice. For more detailed advice and answers to questions, please contact LawPlus at hotline +84 2862 779 399, +84 3939 30 522 or email info@lawplus.vn.

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