Expats being investors, experts, technical workers, etc. when entering Vietnam for employment or business shall be granted 1-year-validity-period visas or considered being granted temporary resident cards (TRCs) with validity period of 1 – 3 years if they satisfy all provisions of Vietnam Law as below:

If an overseas Vietnamese’s visa is expired while he/she is staying in Vietnam to visit his/her relatives, he/she shall prepare documents and carry out procedure as below:

In case a foreign worker terminates a labor contract prior to its liquidation date, but his/her TRC is still valid, what should his/her company do? For these cases, under Article 45, Law on expatriates’ entry, exit, transit, and residence in Vietnam 2015, rights and responsibilities of inviting or sponsoring individuals, organizations or enterprises are set forth below:

When entering Vietnam, you should apply for a visa type suitable with your purpose of entry. If there’s a need for entry and exit many times and validity period of your visa are factors that should be taken into account. If you are considering which type of visa to apply for, contact Viet Uy Tin to know which visa type is most suitable with your case.

Expats can come to one of 3 following airports, show their approval letter issued by Immigration Department to the same passport number for check by airport staff. If the approval letter is valid, they shall stamp visa in their passport:

It is a document proving that an expat is allowed to enter a certain country. However, some countries don’t require you to be granted a visa for entry into, thanks to an agreement signed between your home country and that country that permits citizens of both nations to enter the other country.

There are two ways in which an expat can apply for a Vietnam visa:

Under Article 18, Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of expats in Vietnam, an expat shall be granted a Vietnam visa at international airports (Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat and Danang) or international border gates on the road or in the sea in following cases:

When deciding to enter Vietnam, you should consider your purpose of entry and entry & exit dates to choose the most suitable visa. Because Visa is classified into many types and fees of each type are different. When applying for a visa, you shall pay for two types of fee:

It is a document proving that an expat is allowed to enter a certain country. However, some countries don’t require you to be granted a visa for entry into, thanks to an agreement signed between your home country and that country that permits citizens of both nations to enter the other country.

Pursuant to Law on expatriates’ entry, exit, transit, and residence in Vietnam No. 47/2014/QH13, since January 1, 2015, expats entering Vietnam using single-entry or multiple-entry visas shall carry out procedure to exit Vietnam upon expiry of their visas. If they want to re-enter Vietnam, they shall apply for a new visa. Expats can apply for a visa at Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in their country or international airports or border gates.

For some reasons, expats fail to extend their visa timely and want to exit Vietnam, in this case, under latest provisions of Immigration Department or Division, an appropriate fine shall be considered applying and a visa with validity period of under 15 days (for carrying out procedure to exit Vietnam) shall be issued to such expats.

When deciding to enter Vietnam, you should consider your purpose of entry and entry & exit dates to choose the most suitable visa. Because Visa is classified into many types and fees of each type are different. When applying for a visa, you shall pay for two types of fee: