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PROCEDURES FOR ISSUANCE OF VISA EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR VIETNAMESE PEOPLE RESIDING OVERSEAS AND FOREIGNERS WHO ARE SPOUSES OR CHILDREN OF VIETNAMESE PEOPLE RESIDING OVERSEAS OR OF VIETNAMESE CITIZENS

Order and procedures:

Step 1: To prepare a set of dossier as regulated. 

          Step 2: To submit the application forms at one of these offices of the Vietnam Immigration Department - Ministry of Public Security: 

          + 44-46 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

          + 335-337 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

- The officer who receives the dossier shall checks the eligibility and declared information: 

+ If the documents meet the requirements, the receipt will be made and given to the applicant.

          + If the document does not meet the requirements, the applicant must continue to complete documents.

- Working Time: From Monday to Saturday morning (except Lunar New Year holiday, public holiday and Sunday).

Step 3: To receive results

- The person who comes to receive the results gives a receipt to the officer who returns the results and signs the receipt.

 - Working Time: From Monday to Friday every week (except Lunar New Year holiday, public holidays and Sunday).

 - Application submission:

 To submit dossiers in person at one of these offices of the Immigration Department – Ministry of Public Security:

+ 44 - 46 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi.

          + 335 - 337 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Contents and number of dossiers:

+ Contents of a dossier:

a) A passport or an international travel document or a permanent residence permit issued by a competent foreign authorities for Vietnamese people residing overseas;

b) An application form for issuance/reissuance of a visa exemption certificate (NA9) enclosed with 02 photos (one photo attached in the application form);

c) Papers proves that the applicant is the subjects eligible for visa exemption:

* Vietnamese people residing overseas submit an authenticated copy of the original documents or enclosed with original documents for reference of one of the following papers: Birth certificate, Decision for renunciation of Vietnamese citizenship or certificate of loss of  Vietnamese citizenship, other papers indicating Vietnamese citizenship or valid for proof of previous Vietnamese citizenship of the applicant;

* Foreigners submit an authenticated copy of the original documents or enclosed with original documents for reference of papers proving that they are spouse or children of Vietnamese citizens or Vietnamese people residing overseas.

+ Number of dossier: 01 (one) set.

Processing time: within 05 working days.

 - Subjects of application: Vietnamese people residing overseas and foreigners who are spouses, children of  Vietnamese people residing overseas or of Vietnamese citizens temporarily residing in Vietnam.  

Competent authorities: Immigration Department. 

- Result of administrative procedures: Visa exemption certificate may be placed in passport or separate pieces of paper in some special cases.

Fees: According to Circular No. 219/2016/TT-BTC of the Ministry of Finance dated October 11th, 2016 stipulating collection, payment, management and use of fees in the field of exit, entry transit, residence in Vietnam. 

- Name of forms, application forms: Application form for issuance/reissuance of a visa exemption certificate (NA9).

          - Eligible Requirements:

          + Having a passport or an international travel document that remains valid for at least 01 year; 

          + Papers proving that those people are residing abroad and the foreigners who are spouses or children of either Vietnamese people residing abroad or of Vietnamese citizens;

          + Not falling into the case of suspension from entry in prescribed Article 21 and suspension from exit prescribed in Article 28 of Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through and residence in Vietnam.

 - Legal basis:

 + Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through and residence  in Vietnam (Law No. 47/2014 QH13) dated June 16th, 2014;

          + Decree No. 82/2015 / ND-CP of the Government dated September 24th, 2015 regulating visa exemption for Vietnamese people residing abroad and foreigners being spouses or children of either Vietnamese residing overseas or  Vietnamese citizens;

          + Circular No. 04/2015 / TT-BCA of the Ministry of Public Security dated January 5th, 2015 regulating the required forms relating to foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through and residence  in Vietnam;

         + Circular 157/2015/TT-BTC dated October 8, 2015 of the Ministry of Finance regulating the criteria for charging and managing fees of issuing passports, visas, certificate of entry into, exit from, transit through and residence in Vietnam./.