Stranded and unable to manage during Covid-19, many foreigners have run out of money. So, they come to Vietnam to live easier. How to entry, residence and how to use and formats of visa? Now, LSX Lawfirm will give you the answer according to this article: “Uses and formats of visa” as follows:
Law on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam 2014
What does “visa” mean?
Visa means a document issued by a competent authority of Vietnam to a foreigner to grant entry into Vietnam.
Uses and formats of visa
Uses of visa
The foreigners may use a visa one or multiple times. However, they can used once with electronic visas and visas issued under circumstances specified in Law on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam 2014.
Formats of visa
Visa shall be issued in the passport; issued separately; or issued via electronic transaction.
Visas issued via electronic transaction are called electronic visas.
Some notes related to uses and formats of visa
Firstly; competent authorities shall issue visas individually for each person, except for cases bellow:
a) Competent authorities shall issue visas together with visas thereof for children under 14 years of age travelling on passports of their parents or guardians.
b) Competent authorities shall issue visas according to lists issued by immigration authorities with respect to foreigners visiting and travelling; or transiting by sea who have the need to enter inland for visiting and tourism purposes according to programs organized by international tourism enterprises in Vietnam; members of foreign military ships travelling under official programs of tours outside of central-affiliated cities and provinces where their ships anchor.
Secondly; an individual can not repurpose a visa , except for cases below:
a) He/she presents document proving to be an investor or a representative for foreign organization investing in Vietnam as per the law of Vietnam.
b) He/she presents document proving his/her relationship with person inviting or sponsoring in terms of parents; spouse; children.
c) Agencies invited he/she or sponsoring or organizations and presents work permit or confirmation of eligibility for work permit exemption according to labor laws.
d) He/she makes entry by electronic visa and presents work permit or confirmation of eligibility for work permit exemption according to labor laws.
In case a person repurposes visa, you shall be issued with a new visa with number and time limit suitable with the new purpose.
No, she must not. Because visas for children under 14 years of age travelling on passports of their parents or guardians shall be issued together with visas thereof.
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