Visa valid for when foreigners want to live in Vietnam

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Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam 2019

General overview of visas for foreigners living in Vietnam

What documents do foreigners living in Vietnam need is an issue that many people are concerned about today.

Because Vietnam is one of the countries that attracts foreign tourists not only because of its natural beauty and culture imbued with national identity; but also because of its favorable and stable investment environment.

The number of foreign tourists entering Vietnam is increasing day by day.

However, recently, the Covid 19 epidemic is breaking out strongly in the territory of Vietnam; leading to stricter control over the entry, living and working of foreigners in Vietnam.

What documents do foreigners need when entering; living and working in Vietnam considered to enter and reside legally in Vietnam? One of the indispensable documents is the visa.

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Visa valid for when foreigners want to live in Vietnam

The duration of the visa depends on the type of visa that is issued, namely:

– SQ, EV visas are valid for no more than 30 days.

– Visas with symbols HN, DL are valid for no more than 03 months.

– VR visa is valid for no more than 06 months.

– Visas with symbols NG1, NG2, NG3, NG4, LV1, LV2, DT4, DN1, DN2, NN1, NN2, NN3, DH, PV1, PV2 and TT are valid for no more than 12 months.

– Visas with symbols LD1, LD2 are valid for no more than 02 years.

– The DT3 visa is valid for no more than 3 years.

– Visas with symbols LS, DT1, and DT2 are valid for no more than 5 years.

When the visa expires, if a foreigner wishes to continue living and working in Vietnam, he or she must extend the visa or apply for a temporary residence card.

Related questions

If I have permanent residence cards, can I belong case of visa-free entry?

Yes, if you have permanent residence cards, you belong case of visa-free-entry in accordance the Law provisions.

If I am American and my wife is Vietnamese, can I belong case of visa-free entry?

Yes, the law provided that foreigners being spouses and children of Vietnamese citizens shall be granted visa-free entry as prescribed by the government.

Which agency has the authority to issue visas in Vietnam?

According to the law, foreigners, depending on each case, can apply for a Vietnam visa at one of the following agencies in Vietnam:
Administration of Immigration.
Immigration management office of provincial and city police. 

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