Temporary Residence Card for Foreigners Married to Vietnamese. How to get a Temporary Residence Card for Foreigners in Vietnam, especially for foreigners married to Vietnamese. What is the current law on procedures for granting temporary residence card for this case? Let us learn about this topic with LSX law firm as follow:

Symbol of temporary residence card for foreigners married to Vietnamese people

Currently, there are many subjects who are granted temporary residence cards when residing for a definite time in Vietnam, including the case of foreigners marrying Vietnamese.

Point h, Clause 3, Article 1 of the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, as amended in 2019, stipulates the symbol of temporary residence card with TT symbol as follows:

TT – Issued to foreigners who are spouses, children under 18 years of age of foreigners who are granted visas with symbols LV1, LV2, LS, DT1, DT2, DT3, NN1, NN2, DH, PV1, LD1, LD2 or a foreigner is the father, mother, wife, husband or child of a Vietnamese citizen.

According to the above regulations, the temporary residence card for foreigners married to Vietnamese will have the symbol TT.

Term of temporary residence card for foreigners married to Vietnamese people

Clause 16, Article 1 of the 2019 Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, as amended in 2019, stipulates that the duration of temporary residence cards is as follows:

1. The granted temporary residence card is at least 30 days shorter than the remaining validity of the passport.

2. Temporary residence card with symbol DT1 is valid for not more than 10 years.

3. Temporary residence cards with symbols NG3, LV1, LV2, LS, DT2 and DH are valid for not more than 05 years.

4. Temporary residence cards with symbols NN1, NN2, DT3, TT are valid for no more than 03 years.

5. Temporary residence cards with symbols LD1, LD2 and PV1 are valid for no more than 02 years.

6. Expired temporary residence card shall be considered for issuance of a new card.

=> According to the above regulations, the temporary residence card for foreigners married to Vietnamese (temporary residence card with TT symbol) is valid for no more than 03 years.

Conditions for making temporary residence cards for foreigners married to Vietnamese people

Foreigners married to Vietnamese is eligible for a grant of Vietnam temporary residence cards. When making a temporary residence card for marriage, customers should note the following conditions:

– The passport of a foreigner married to a Vietnamese must be valid for more than 01 year;

– The visa that a foreigner married to a Vietnamese is using is a TT visa;

– There is a document verifying the marriage relationship of this foreigner with the Vietnamese.

Procedures for making temporary residence cards for foreigners married to Vietnamese people

Procedures for granting Vietnam temporary residence card, specifically procedures for making temporary residence cards for foreigners married to Vietnamese people are as follow:

Preparation of documents

Prepare a dossier for making a temporary residence card for a foreigner married to a Vietnamese, including the following documents:

– Firstly, a copy of the document verifying the marriage relationship of the foreigner with the Vietnamese;

– Secondly, application for guarantee and issuance of temporary residence card for foreigners (Form NA7 of Circular 04/2015/TT-BCA);

– Thirdly, the application form for temporary residence card for foreigners (Form NA8 of Circular 04/2015/TT-BCA);

– In addition, passports and visas of foreigners applying for temporary residence cards;

– Furthermore, household book, ID card or citizen identification card of a Vietnamese spouse (notarized or authenticated copy);

Submit application to the competent authority

After preparing the documents to apply for a temporary residence card for a foreigner to marry a Vietnamese; then submit the application to the Immigration Department or the Immigration Department of the Police Department of the province or city under central authority where the individual is a guaranteed Vietnamese resident.

Receiving and processing applications

The competent agency receiving the application, if the dossier is complete and valid, will consider granting a temporary residence card to a foreigner married to a Vietnamese person upon request.

Time to make temporary residence card for foreigners married to Vietnamese

According to Article 37 of the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam 2014, the time limit for settlement is 05 working days from the date of receipt of complete dossiers, the immigration management agency or A competent authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall consider and grant a temporary residence card.

Fee for making temporary residence card for foreigners marrying Vietnamese people

According to Circular 25/2021/TT-BTC, the fee for granting a temporary residence card to a foreigner married to a Vietnamese is $155/card.

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Related questions

Why should foreigners apply for 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 soon may buy houses. 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 while their card is still valid.
Thirdly, foreigners save money due not to have to apply for a visa extension many times and save the travel costs.
Moreover, foreigners can carry out business procedures, marry.. very conveniently.

What is temporary residence card for foreigners in Vietnam?

According to Article 13, Law on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners 2014 stipulates:
Generally, A 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 place of a visa.
Accordingly, a temporary residence card owner can use it as a long-term visa. It has a term of from 1 year to 3 years, and the maximum is 5 years. Temporary residence card owners exempted from visas upon entry and exit in Vietnam.

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