HOW TO GET VIETNAM VISA

ngay_dang 15/01/2020 loaitin Vietnam Work Visa

Visa means a document issued by a competent authority of Vietnam to a foreigner to grant entry into Vietnam. A visa may be used once or multiple times and its purpose must not be changed.

If you are a foreigner and you would like to come to Vietnam to work, you have to be issued a work visa. You shouldn’t apply for a DL visa to enter Vietnam to work because a DL visa is issued for tourists and has a duration of no longer than 03 months. There are 3 popular types of visas to enter Vietnam to work.

 

I. DN visa:

 

DN visa is issued to people who come to work with companies in Vietnam. The duration of DN visa is not longer than 12 months. A Vietnam company submitting a legal personal dossier to immigration to show that they want to invite you to come and work with them. 

Usually, immigration often issues 3 months DN visa for foreigners. When it’s expired, you can extend it. According to Vietnam’s Law, a foreigner living and working in Vietnam for more than 3 months must have Work Permit. Sometimes foreigners could be issued a multiple-12-month DN visa but if they’ve stayed and worked in Vietnam consecutively more than 03 months without a Work permit, it’s hard to extend the duration when their visa is expired.

List of dossier:

  • 01 notarized copy of Certificate of Business Registration of the enterprise sponsored foreigner;
  • 01 notarized copy of  Seal Certificate of the enterprise sponsored foreigner;
  • 01 copy of Passport;

Advantages:

  • Easily applying;
  • Duration is long;

Disadvantages:

  • Can not staying and working in Vietnam for more than 12 months.

 

II. LĐ visa:

 

LĐ visa is issued to people who come to work with Work Permit. It means that foreigners have already got Work Permit issued by the Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and entry Vietnam to work. There is a case that foreigner has DN visa and Work Permit but they have to get LĐ visa to apply for temporary residence card. In this case, if the company sponsoring them when they entered Vietnam is also the company applying Work Permit for them, foreigners can stay in Vietnam during these procedures.

The longest duration of LĐ visa is 2 years but the immigration shall not issue a visa with a duration of more than 12 months. So if you want to stay and work in Vietnam for 2 years, you should apply for a temporary residence card that has the same validity as a visa. The longest duration of LĐ temporary cards is 2 years.

List of dossier:

  • 01 notarized copy of Certificate of Business Registration of the enterprise sponsored foreigner;
  • 01 notarized copy of  Seal Certificate of the enterprise sponsored foreigner;
  • 01 notarized copy of  Work Permit.
  • 01 original of Visa On Arrival Letter (issued when foreigner received business visa) – in case the company sponsoring them when they entered Vietnam is also the company applying Work Permit for them.

Advantages:

  • Foreigners issued with LĐ visas shall be issued temporary residence cards with the same symbols;
  • Show the purpose entry of foreigners Vietnam correctly;

Disadvantages:

  • Work Permit is required;

 

                                                                                                         Multiple times DN visa

 

III. ĐT visa:

 

ĐT visa is issued to foreign investors in Vietnam. People who invest to establish a company in Vietnam, which is shown in the Investment Registration Certificate, don’t need to apply for Work Permit. So if you want to stay and work in Vietnam for more than 12 months, you should apply for temporary residence cards. The longest duration of ĐT visa is 5 year but the immigration shall issue a visa with a duration of  2 years or 3 years.

If your charter capital is too low, it’s more difficult to get ĐT visa because the Immigration would consider the dossier more carefully.

List of dossier:

  • 01 notarized copy of Certificate of Business Registration of the enterprise sponsored foreigner;
  • 01 notarized copy of  Seal Certificate of the enterprise sponsored foreigner;
  • 01 notarized copy of  Certificate of Investment registration of the enterprise sponsored foreigner;

Advantages:

  • Foreigners issued with ĐT visas shall be issued temporary residence cards with the same symbols;
  • Show the purpose entry of foreigners Vietnam correctly;

Disadvantages:

  • Certificate of Investment registration is required;

Charter capital must not be too low.

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