Who is granted a temporary residence card in Vietnam ?

by HaTrang

Temporary Residence Card is a long-term visa for foreigners who are living and working in Vietnam. This type of card is provided by the competent immigration authorities. When you have a temporary residence card in hand, you will be free to live and ensure many personal rights during your time in Vietnam. So what specific benefits will you get? Or Who is granted a temporary residence card in Vietnam? Do not skip because LSX Lawfirm will answer in this article.

Legal grounds

Law on entry, exit, transit and residence

Benefits that foreigners enjoy when owning a temporary residence card

  • To live, study, work and invest under the protection of legitimate and legitimate interests in the territory of Vietnam
  • The temporary residence card holders have rights to enter and exit Vietnam many times without having to ask the competent authority each time they go to another country.
  • Having the right to rent short-term and long-term apartments; with the policy to be eased soon; they can buy houses accordingly the decree of the Ministry of Construction on solving the backlog of housing.
  • Freedom to conduct business, invest, marry, etc. accordingly Vietnamese law.
  • It is possible to stay in Vietnam for a long time while the temporary residence card is still valid without having to leave Vietnam.

Who is granted a temporary residence card in Vietnam ?

Firstly, foreigners who are members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations under the United Nations, intergovernmental organizations in Vietnam and their spouses, children under 18 years of age, help with the term.

Besides, foreigner is a member of the board of directors of a joint-stock company or an owner of a one-member limited liability company or a capital-contributing member of a limited liability company with two or more members.

Moreover, foreigners with work permits are working in enterprises or representative offices of foreign traders in Vietnam.

Furthermore, oreign lawyers are licensed by the Ministry of Justice; to practice law in accordance with the law.

Additionally, experts, students, trainees… are studying and working in national projects approved by the Government or Central Agencies.

Lastly, foreigners with relatives in Vietnam, or accompanying relatives: father, mother, wife, husband, children of the card holder.

The duration of a temporary residence card

The duration of a temporary residence card of each subject is different. Normally, temporary residence cards issued to foreigners are usually valid for 1 year, 2 years; temporary residence cards 3 years, 5 years.

Besides, holders of temporary residence cards do not need to apply for a visa and have right to enter and exit multiple times through international border gates. At the end of the period of stay, if a foreigner is eligible, he or she can apply for a new temporary residence card or extend a temporary residence card.

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Related questions

What is the difference between a visa and a temporary residence card?

Vietnamese visa is technically a binding travel document granted by competent Vietnamese authorities permitting foreigners entering Vietnam. This document is placed on your passport to be shown at the entry port upon arrival in Vietnam. Vietnamese temporary resident card (TRC) is a required paper foreigners have to get if they want to reside in Vietnam for a certain length of time to study; do business, work, or other reasons. Obtaining a Vietnam Temporary resident card, you would have a chance to enter and exit Vietnam quickly without a visa.

What are general principles of entry, exit, transit, and residence?

1. To comply with this Law and other relevant laws of Vietnam or treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party.
2. To respect the independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity; to ensure national security, social order and safety, and equality in international relations.
3. To ensure publicity, transparency, and convenience for foreigners; to closely and uniformly manage foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, and residence in Vietnam.
4. A foreigner who holds more than one passport may use only one of them for his/her entry into, exit from, transit through, and residence in Vietnam.

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