Who is eligible for a grant of Vietnam permanent residence cards?

by ThanhMai

There’s no doubt that Vietnam always will be an attractive destination for foreign nationals to live. However, foreigners who want to stay definitely in Vietnam must apply for the Vietnam permanent residence cards for foreigners. Let’s explore this issue with LSX in this article.

  • Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam No. 47/2014/QH13 dated June 16, 2014
  • Circular regulations on specimen papers concerning foreigners entering, leaving and residing in Vietnam No 04/2015/TT-BCA dated January 05, 2015
  • Circular No. 04/2015/TT-BCA, dated January 5, 2015 of the Ministry of Public Security stipulating the form of documents related to the entry, exit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam;
  • Circular No. 31/2015/TT-BCA dated July 6, 2015 of the Ministry of Public Security guiding some contents of visa issuance, temporary residence card, entry and exit permit, settlement of permanent residence for foreign nationals. foreigners in Vietnam.

I. Subjects considered for Vietnam permanent residence cards

Initially, foreigners who have made meritorious services and contributions to the national construction and defense of Vietnam, and awarded medals or state honorary titles by the Vietnamese Government.

Besides, foreigners who are scientists or experts temporarily residing in Vietnam.

Additionally, foreigners are guaranteed by their parents, spouses, or children who are Vietnamese citizens permanently residing in Vietnam.

Finally, stateless persons who have been temporarily residing in Vietnam consecutively since 2000 or earlier.

II. The conditions for granting Vietnam permanent residence cards to foreigners

Firstly, foreigners must have lawful places of habitation and stable incomes to ensure their livelihood in Vietnam.

Plus, foreigners who are scientists or experts temporarily residing in Vietnam must be requested by ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, or heads of government-attached agencies that perform state management in their professional fields.

Furthermore, foreigners guaranteed by their parents, spouses, or children, who are Vietnamese citizens permanently residing in Vietnam, must have been temporarily residing in Vietnam for at least 3 consecutive years.

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Thank you for paying attention to our article.  Hopefully, this article is useful for you to answer the questions about the Vietnam Permanent Residence Card for foreigners. Finally, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Lawyer X for quick and best legal services: +84846175333.

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