Procedures to apply for a Permanent Resident Card in Vietnam

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Permanent residence cards are papers issued by the entry-level management of foreigners working in Vietnam are allowed to reside indefinitely in Vietnam and worth replacing a visa. Regarding this issue, LSX Lawfirm will provide customers with answers on “Procedures to apply for a Permanent Resident Card in Vietnam”.

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

What is a Permanent resident card?

Permanent residence cards are papers granted by immigration authorities to foreigners that the law allow to permanently reside in Vietnam and have a valid instead of a Visa.

Conditions for foreigners to be granted permanent residence cards

Cases considered for permanent residence card for foreigners in Vietnam

  • Firstly, foreigners with meritorious contributions to the cause of construction and defense of the Vietnamese Fatherland. Besides, they are awarded medals or honorary titles by the Vietnamese government.
  • Secondly, scientists and experts temporarily residing in Vietnam.
  • Thirdly, heir father, mother, wife, husband and children guarantee. Because, these people are Vietnamese citizens who are permanently residing in Vietnam.
  • Lastly, tateless persons were staying constantly in Vietnam from 2000 and earlier.

Conditions for permanent residence card for foreigners in Vietnam

  • Firstly, have a lawful place of residence and have a stable income to ensure their life in Vietnam.
  • Secondly, scientists, experts who are temporarily residing in Vietnam. Besides, they must be ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, agencies attached to the Government of the State management in the field of expertise of the person proposed.
  • Finally, heir father, mother, spouse, and children guarantee. These people are Vietnamese citizens who are permanently residing in Vietnam when they have temporarily resided in Vietnam for 3 consecutive years or more.

Order of execution for procedures to apply for a Permanent Resident Card in Vietnam

Step 1

Dossier includes:

  • Application for permanent residence.
  • Judicial record issued by the competent authority of the country of which the person is a citizen.
  • A note from the representative agency of the country of which the person is a citizen, requesting Vietnam to settle for such person’s permanent residence.
  • Certified copy of passport.
  • The law consider documents proving eligibility for permanent residence.
  • Vietnam’s guarantee paper for foreigners.
  • Documents on accommodation. (Household contract, Certificate of house ownership of wife, etc.)
  • Financial documents. (Business registration license, Bank account balance, etc.)

Number of dossiers: 01 (one) set.

Step 2

Then, oreigners applying for permanent residence in Vietnam come to submit their documents at the Immigration Department – Ministry of Public Security.

Time to receive applications: From Monday to Saturday every week (closed holidays and New Year holidays).

Step 3

Within 03 months after receiving the notice of settlement for permanent residence, the foreigner must go to the immigration management agency of the police station of the province. They also go to the centrally run city where he/she applies for permanent residence to receive the card.

Then, recipients give receipts, receipts for payment for comparison, the officer returns the test results and asks to sign, they return the permanent residence card to the person who comes to receive the results. So, you can notice that, the time to return results.

Time to receive applications: From Monday to Saturday every week (closed holidays and New Year holidays)

Results of the implementation of administrative procedures: Permanent residence card, In particular, fee (if any): 100 USD/card.

Name of application form, declaration form (if any): Application for permanent residence (NA12).

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Related questions

Where does foreigners apply for permanent residence in Vietnam come to submit their documents?

Foreigners applying for permanent residence in Vietnam come to submit their documents at the Immigration Department – Ministry of Public Security.

How long does foreigner receive the notice of settlement for permanent residence and where?

Within 03 months after receiving the notice of settlement for permanent residence, the foreigner must go to the immigration management agency of the police station of the province or centrally run city where he/she applies for permanent residence to receive the card.

Can stateless people be considered for permanent residence?

Accordingly Vietnamese law, a stateless person is a foreigner; so if a stateless person meets the conditions for permanent residence in Vietnam, he or she will fall into one of the cases that are considered for permanent residence at Viet Nam.

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