Vietnam Immigration News

PROCEDURES FOR VISA APPLICATION OF FOREIGNERS IN VIETNAM

Order and procedures:

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

Step 2: To submit the visa application: 

1. Vietnamese agencies and organizations, Vietnamese nationals and foreigners lawfully residing in Vietnam shall submit visa application at 02 following offices of the Immigration Department, Ministry of Public Security: 

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

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

2. The officer, who receives visa  application, shall checks the eligibility and declared information of the dossier: 

+ If the visa application form is appropriately completed, the officer shall receive the dossier and give a receipt which notify the date of receiving results. 

+ If the visa application is not valid, the officer shall request the applicant to supplement the dossier. 

* Working time: from Monday to Saturday morning (excluding Lunar New Year holiday, public holidays and Sunday).

Step 3: Receipt of the result

a) The person who comes to receives the results need to present a receipt, an ID card or a passport to the officer on duty to check the information, if the result is available, the recipient shall be requested to pay the fees and sign the receipt. 

b) Working time: from Monday to Friday (excluding Lunar New Year holiday, public holidays and Sunday).

- Application submissionTo submit dossiers in person at the Headquarters of Immigration Department, Ministry of Public Security. 

- Composition, number of dossiers:

+ A dossier comprises a application form for visa issuance, stay extension for temporary residence foreigners in Vietnam (form NA5). 

+ Number of dossiers: 01 (one) set. 

Processing time: Within 05 working days from the date of receipt of completed application. 

Subjects of procedures: Agencies, organizations and foreigners lawfully residing in Vietnam. 

Competent Authorities: Immigration Department 

Results of procedures: visas granted to foreigners, Vietnamese citizens holding foreign passports.  

Fees:

 + Issuance of single-entry visa: 45 USD

 + Issuance of multiple-entry visa: 50 USD for a visa less than 03 month;  95 USD for a visa from 03 month to less than 06 months;  135 USD for a visa from 06 months to 01 year; 145 USD for a visa from 01 year to 02 years; 155 USD for a visa from 02 year to 05 years; 25 USD for a visa granted to under 14 children (validity is not counted).         

 + Transferring the validity of visas, temporary residence cards from an expired passport to a new passport: 05 USD

- Name of application form: Declaration Form for visa, stay extension for temporary residence foreigners in Vietnam (form NA5).  

Eligible Requirements:

 1. Agencies and organizations shall submit application form for visa, supplement, amendment, or extension of temporary residence for foreigners or Vietnamese nationals holding foreign passports with papers proving their legal status at the Immigration Department, Ministry of Public Security in accordance with Law No. 47/2014 / QH13, dated June 16, 2014. 

2. Foreigners, Vietnamese holding foreign passports who have valid passports, visas (except for the case of visa exemption), temporary residence certificates issued by competent Vietnamese authorities, are currently residing in Vietnam and do not fall into the case of “entry suspension” or “suspension from exit". 

3. Vietnamese nationals who request for visa, supplement, amendment or stay extension for foreigners, Vietnamese holding foreign passports must be parents, spouses or children of the foreigners or Vietnamese holding foreign passports (papers proving relationship are required).          

Legal basis:

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

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

+ Circular No.66/2009/TT-BTC of the Ministry of Finance dated March 30th,2009 stipulating the collection, payment, management and use of fees for issuance of passports, visas, entry, exit, transit and residence permits in Vietnam.

+ Circular No.190/2012 /TT-BTC, of the Ministry of Finance dated November 9th, 2012 amending and supplementing the Circular No. 66/2009/TT-BTC of the Ministry of Finance dated March 30th, 2009 regulating collection, payment, management and use of fees for issuance of passports, visas, entry, exit, transit and residence permits in Vietnam.

+ Circular No. 31/2015/TT-BCA of the Ministry of Public Security dated July 6th, 2015 stipulating instructions on visa issuance, temporary residence card issuance, exit and entry permit issuance, permanent residence permission for foreigners 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./.