Documents for making a temporary residence card for foreigners

by HaTrang

Currently, the number of foreigners coming to Vietnam to live and work is constantly increasing year by year. Accordingly, the demand for temporary residence cards for foreigners in the locality is increasing. However, not everyone understands enough about the procedures and dossiers for granting temporary residence cards at the authorities. To help customers save time and costs, LSX Lawfirm will guide the Documents for making a temporary residence card for foreigners in this article.

Legal grounds

Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam 2014

Amendments to a number of articles of law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam 2019

Circular No. 219/2016/TT-BTC

Circular No. 04/2015/TT-BCA

Circular No. 31/2015/TT-BCA

How to complete the application for temporary residence card for foreigners?

Place of application: Immigration Department; Immigration management office of provincial and municipal police;

Application time: From Monday to Friday every week (except New Year’s Day, Public Holiday and Saturday, Sunday).

Dossier to apply for a temporary residence card for foreigners

  • The written request of the agency, organization or individual that carries out the procedures for invitation and guarantee (form N7A)
  • Application form for a new temporary residence card with a 3cm x 4cm photo (form N7B)
  • Passport of the applicant
  • Legal person profile of the guarantor agency, organization or enterprise.
  • Depending on the case, one of the following documents is required: Investment certificate / Business registration certificate
  • License for establishment of representative office or branch of the company
  • Certificate of Board of Directors member
  • Work Permit
  • Birth certificate, marriage registration certificate, family book… if the case of applying for a temporary residence card for Husband, Wife, Children… is a foreigner
  • Proof of temporary residence declaration/Certificate of temporary residence in the locality, signed and stamped by the Police of the commune, ward

Regulations that foreigners need to comply

Afterwards being granted a temporary residence card, a foreigner must strictly comply with the things that need to be noted (specify on the temporary residence card), fully declare temporary residence;

The guaranteeing agency or organization applying for a temporary residence card must:

  • Manage the activities of the cardholder according to the registered contents and purposes during the guarantee period;
  • Return the temporary residence card to the card-issuing agency when the card holder terminates work, returns home or changes personnel …

Finally, hope this article about documents for making a temporary residence card for foreigners is helpful for you!

If you have any questions; please contact Lawyer X for quick and best legal services: +84846175333 or email: hoangson@lsx.vn.

What is a temporary residence card?

Temporary residence card is a document issued by the Vietnam immigration department or a competent authority  of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It allows foreigners to reside in Vietnam for a definite time and is valid in lieu of a visa.

Why should you apply for a Temporary Residence Card in Vietnam?

There are many benefits to have a temporary residence card as follow:

Firstly, temporary residence card owners can buy apartments and in the near future may buy houses. At present, the Ministry of Construction is proposing that foreigners buy houses in Vietnam to resolve real estate issues.

Secondly, foreigners can stay in Vietnam for a period of time while their card is still valid.

Thirdly, foreigners save money due to not have to apply for a visa extension many times and save the travel costs
Moreover, foreigners can carry out business procedures, get married.. very conveniently.

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