Vietnam Immigration News

PROCEDURES FOR RENEWAL OF VISA EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE AT VIETNAM IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT OF MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY

Order and procedure:

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.

          - After receiving and reviewing the application forms, the immigration officials will make the following decisions: 

          + 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: Get 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 holiday and Sunday).

          - Application submission: Submit the application form in person to one of three 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.

          Contents, number of dossiers:          

         a) Passport or international travel documents or permanent residence permit issued by a foreign competent authority to an overseas Vietnamese;

         b) Application forms for visa exemption certificate enclosed with 2 photos (one photo attached in the declaration);

          c) Certificate of visa exemption, if it was lost, notice of loss should be attached;

         d) An authenticated copy of the original documents or enclosed with the original documents for reference of papers proving the content to be modified in the visa exemption certificate.

          + Number of dossier: 01 (one) set.

         - Processing time : 05 working days. 

         - Subjects of application: Vietnamese people residing overseas and foreigners who are spouses, children of either of Vietnamese people residing abroad or Vietnamese citizens have lost, damaged, been expired or demand for adjusting some information in the visa exemption certificate.

         - Competent authority: Vietnam Immigration Department.

          - Results of procedures: To re-issue the visa exemption certificate

          - 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 application form: Declaration Form for  reissuance of visa exemption certificate (NA9).

         - Eligible Requirements:

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

         + Entering Vietnam on a visa exemption certificate and currently residing in Vietnam;

          + 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 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 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./.