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Vietnam investor visa 2020

Jun 14, 2020 301 Views By Ngo Long

If you are thinking of investing in Vietnam, or if you are ready to expand your company and establish a new office in Vietnam, you would probably hear about DN visa and LD visa, however, there is another type of visa which is also granted for those who want to work in Vietnam: DT visa. So what are they referred to and how to get an Investor Visa for Vietnam? This article is dedicated to provide all information that one should know about an investor visa for Vietnam.
 

 DT visa 

According to the Law No. 47/2014/QH13 on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through and residence in Vietnam, the Investor Visa (DT) visa for Vietnam is a type of visa granted to foreign investors in Vietnam and foreign lawyers practicing in Vietnam. 

Holders of an Investor visa to Vietnam can: 

  • Stay in Vietnam for up to 12 months at maximum each time.

  • Apply for a Vietnam temporary card which is valid for up to 5 years. 

What are the differences between DT visa, DN visa and LD visa?

 All of them are issued for foreigners who work in Vietnam in general but each type has its specific applicants and validity.

 

 

Investor visa (DT)

Business visa (DN)

Working visa (LD)

Applicant

  • Foreigners setting up or contributing capital to companies in Vietnam.

  • Foreign lawyers working in Vietnam

Foreigners coming to Vietnam to work with Vietnamese enterprises, explore business potentialities, setup industrial ventures, purchase or sell merchandise, attend conferences or meetings, sign business contracts, etc.

Foreigners officially working for a company in Vietnam as foreign workers

Visa validity

Maximum of 5 years

Maximum of 12 months

Maximum of 2 years

 

How to get DT Visa

1. Getting DT visa in Vietnam

 Required documents 

To obtain DT visa for Vietnam, eligible applicants must prepare a file of below documents: 

  • Original passport

  • Form NA5 - Application for visa, visa extension, extension of stay for foreigners in Vietnam;

  • Temporary residence registration form as prescribed;

  • Invitation letter of your sponsoring company

  • Proof of legal status as prescribed by Vietnam’s law ( in case you are foreign investors):

  • Certified copy of Business Registration Certificate/ Investment Registration Certificate;

  • Certificate of seal specimen registration or a notice on the publication of information on seal specimen of the enterprise on the national enterprise registration portal;

  • Form NA16 - Registration form for the seal and signature of the legal representative of the enterprise operating in Vietnam;

  • Lawyer license ( in case you are lawyer)

Submit the documents to Immigration Department office of Vietnam

You or your agent will need to submit the prepared documents to the Office of Vietnam Immigration Department in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang or the Immigration Management sections of the police offices of the provinces/city where your company is based.

After around 05 working days from submission of full documents, you will receive your Investor visa for Vietnam stamped on passport.

2. Getting DT visa from other countries

2.1. Getting DT Visa at Vietnam embassy/consulate office 

Required documents:

  • Original passport

  • Form NA5 – Application for visa, visa extension, extension of stay for foreigners in Vietnam;

  • Temporary residence registration form as prescribed;

  • Proof of legal status as prescribed by Vietnam’s law (in case you are foreign investors):

  • Certified copy of Business Registration Certificate/ Investment Certificate;

  • Certificate of seal specimen registration or a notice on the publication of information on seal specimen of the enterprise on the national enterprise registration portal;

  • Form NA16 – Registration form for the seal and signature of the legal representative of the enterprise operating in Vietnam;

Submit the DT visa application dossiers to the embassy/consulate of Vietnam

After preparing full documents as required, you will submit the documents directly to the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in your country and pay for the visa fee.

After the dossier receiving staff check the documents and verify they are valid and enough, you will pay the visa letter fee and get the appointment letter for result pickup. The processing time by the embassy/consulate is often 5 – 7 working days.

Receive the result

On the appointed date, you will travel back to the Vietnam embassy/consulate to receive the visa result and your original passport or you will receive it by post upon your request at time of application submission.

2.2. Getting DT Visa on arrival

To get a visa this way, you are required to travel to Vietnam by air for visa stamping at Vietnam airport. 

Required documents:

  • Photo of your passport

  • Form NA5 – Application for visa, visa extension, extension of stay for foreigners in Vietnam;

  • Temporary residence registration form as prescribed;

  • Proof of legal status as prescribed by Vietnam’s law (in case you are foreign investors):

  • Certified copy of Business Registration Certificate/ Investment Certificate;

  • Certificate of seal specimen registration or a notice on the publication of information on seal specimen of the enterprise on the national enterprise registration portal;

  • Form NA16 – Registration form for the seal and signature of the legal representative of the enterprise operating in Vietnam;

Obtain Vietnam visa approval letter from the Immigration Department

Your company’s staff in Vietnam will then need to submit the documents prepared as mentioned above to the office of Vietnam Immigration Department in Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh City to get a visa approval letter.

The documents will be verified if they are valid and sufficient, then you’ll pay the visa letter fee and get the appointment letter.

On the appointed date, your company’s staff will get the visa approval letter from the Vietnam Immigration Department.

They will need to scan this letter and send it to your email.

Get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport

After getting a scan of the visa approval letter, you will print it out, complete the Vietnamese visa application form (formerly known as Entry and Exit Form).

And then, you bring those documents, together with 02 passport-sized photos and stamping fee and finally get a visa stamped at VOA/Landing visa at Vietnam airport.

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