1.  Legal grounds
    1.1. The Law On foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, and residence in Vietnam 2014
    1.2. The Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Foreigners’ Entry in, Exit from, Transit through, and Residence in Vietnam 2019

2.  Process and procedures for Business Visa

2.1. Business Visa

Visa means a document issued by a competent authority of Vietnam to a foreigner to grant entry into Vietnam. Accordingly, this document allows foreigners to enter Vietnam to exchange and work with enterprises in Vietnam.

The symbols are Visa DN1 and DN2, issued to the following subjects:

  • Visa DN1 – granted to foreigners working with companies and other organizations that are juridical persons with the provisions of Vietnamese law.
  • Visa DN2 – issued to foreigners to offer services, establish a business presence, and perform other activities under international treaties to which Vietnam is a member.
    2.2.The duration of the Business Visa

According to the law, a business visa is valid for no more than 12 months. However, foreigners are usually granted a 3-month Visa (single entry or multiple entries).

The 3-month multiple entries business visa is valid for 3 months and allows foreigners to enter and exit multiple times. There is often no limit to the number of entry and exit times until the Visa expires. This is a common type of Visa that foreigners use to enter Vietnam.

The 3-month business visa is valid for 3 months and allows foreigners to enter only once. Visas will expire immediately when foreigners exit Vietnam.
2.3. Required documents

  • Foreigner’s passport (A copy)
  • Certificate of Enterprise Registration (A true certified copy)
  • Copy of Office lease Contract (A true certified copy)
  • The record on the transfer of contributed assets (in some cases case) (A true certified copy)
  • Tax reports (if any) (A copy with hanging stamp)
    2.4. Procedures for applying for a business visa

Step 1: Apply for a visa on arrival (executed by HT)

  • Prepare documents;
  • Submission of documents: For companies with headquarters from Da Nang northwards, submit them to the Hanoi Immigration Department. For companies with offices from Quang Nam southwards, apply to the Immigration Department of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Processing time is about 5-7 working days after receiving complete and valid dossiers.

The Vietnam Immigration Department will issue a guarantee for the Immigration Official (original) and fax it to the Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate office in foreign countries where the customer has registered to receive a Business Visa.

Step 2: Receive visa (Customer does)

According to the provisions of law, foreigners entering Vietnam under the guarantee of agencies or organizations are granted visas at one of the following locations:

  • Airport border gate international upon entry;
  • Embassy/Consulate of Vietnam in the country where the foreigners exit.

However, at present, foreigners can usually only receive visas at Vietnam’s Embassies/Consulates abroad.

Foreigners need to prepare the following documents:

  • Immigration letter (photocopy);
  • Original passport;
  • 02 photo cards (size 3*4, white background, no glasses, no hat);
  • Visa stamping fee;
  • Other documents (if any).

Note: Each Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate in different countries may have different application and fee requirements, so foreigners must actively contact before receiving a visa.

To save time learning about the law, filling out forms, waiting to submit the dossier, you can contact HT for advice and support for Business Visa Application.

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