Home > Tips > New Information About 2 Year Residence Card And Visa Extension

New Information About 2 Year Residence Card And Visa Extension


The content in this article:

- Visa code

- How to handle when the passport is lost?

- Apply and have visa on arrival done, but the schedule is changed and want to come earlier than the expected date on visa on arrival is not granted?

- The way to handle overdue visa and the way to extend a visa or make a new visa.

- Can I make a temporary residence card for 2 years without a labor permit license?

- How to handle when the temporary residence card is lost? How to do the new one?

- Make a work permit lance without judicial record overseas, confirmed on 5 years experience working.

 

 

A. Visa code

 

From 2015, the regulation about visa code was changed and the new code is as following:

Visa symbols

1. NG1 - Issued to members of delegations invited by the Secretary General of Vietnam’s Communist Party of, the President of Vietnam, the President of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister.

2. NG2 - issued to members of delegations invited by standing members of the Secretariat of the Vietnam’s Communist Party, Deputy President of Vietnam, Deputy President of the National Assembly, Deputy Prime Minister, President of Vietnamese Fatherland Front, Executive Judge of The Supreme Court, Chief Procurator of the Supreme Procuracy, State Auditor General; members of delegations at the same levels of Ministers, Secretary Generals of Provincial Communist Authorities, President of the People’s Committees of provinces.

3. NG3 - Issued to members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the UN, representative offices of intergovernmental organizations and their spouses, children under 18 years of age, and housemaids during their term of office.

4. NG4- Issued to people who come to work with diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the UN, representative offices of intergovernmental organizations, visitors of members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the UN, and representative offices of intergovernmental organizations.

5. LV1 - Issued to people who come to work with units affiliated to Vietnam’s Communist Party; the National Assembly, the government, Central Committee of Vietnamese Fatherland Front, the People’s Supreme Court, the People’s Supreme Procuracy, State Audit Agency, Ministries, ministerial agencies, Governmental agencies, the People’s Councils, the People’s Committees of provinces.

6. LV2 - Issued to people who come to work with socio-political organizations, social organizations, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

7. ĐT - Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and foreign lawyers practicing in Vietnam.

8. DN - Issued to people who come to work with companies in Vietnam.

9. NN1 - Issued to Managers of representative offices or projects of international organizations and foreign non-governmental organizations in Vietnam.

10. NN2 - Issued to heads of representative offices, branches of foreign traders, representative offices of other foreign economic, cultural, professional organizations in Vietnam.

11. NN3 - Issued to people who come to work with foreign non-governmental organizations, representative offices, branches of foreign traders, representative offices of other foreign economic, cultural, professional organizations in Vietnam.

12. DH - Issued to people who come to study or serve internship.

13. HN - Issued to people who come to attend conventions or conferences.

14. PV1 - Issued to journalists who have permanent residences in Vietnam.

15. PV2 - Issued to journalists who come to work for a short period of time in Vietnam.

16. LĐ - Issued to people who come to work.

17. DL - Issued to tourists.

18. TT - Issued to foreigners that are parents, spouse, children under 18 years of age of the foreigners issued with LV1, LV2, ĐT, NN1, NN2, UNIVERSITY, PV1, LĐ visas, or foreigners that are parents, spouse, children of Vietnamese citizens.

19. VR - Issued to people who come to visit their relatives or for have other purposes.

20. SQ - Issued to people in the cases mentioned in Clause 3 Article 17 of this Law.

 

Visa duration

1. The duration of a SQ visa is not longer than 30 days.

2. The duration of a HN or DL visa is not longer than 03 months.

3. The duration of a VR visa is not longer than 06 months.

4. The duration of a NG1, NG2, NG3, NG4, LV1, LV2, DN, NN1, NN2, NN3, DH, PV1, PV2 or TT visa is not longer than 12 months.

5. The duration of a LĐ visa is not longer than 02 years.

6. The duration of a ĐT visa is not longer than 05 years.

7. When a visa is expired, its reissuance shall be considered.

8. The duration of a visa shall be at least 30 days shorter than that of a passport or international laissez-passer.

 

B. How to handle when the passport is lost?

Foreigners coming Vietnam for traveling or business purposes or other purposes unfortunately have unwanted breakdown:  Lost their passport. When this incident happens, passengers will be panic and anxious because the passport is a travelling and transportation documents and processing of other transactions and work in Vietnam.


So, how to handle and retrieve the passport that has been lost in Vietnam? This is the way we often guide our clients but we do not guarantee the lost passport can be retrieved.

1. The passport is lost because of robbery or has someone picked pocket on the road or crashed:

- Passengers can ask Vietnamese for typing and printing A4 sheets to stick on the wall or classified advertising on the roadside: crashed passport need to find urgently, on which specify the name , passport number, nationality, and give a reward to anyone who return the passport. The part of contact information, customers should leave it to Vietnamese, who are friends, receptionist…

- Ask Vietnamese for posting a status on Facebook about the case is lost passport with such information.
-  Report with local police in the area the passport is lost.

In case the passport is not found, and then what is the next step to handle?


- Go to the Embassy or Consulates to make new passport.
- After having the new passport, passengers need to refresh visa to exit, then they can enter Vietnam normally.

 

C. Apply and have visa on arrival done, but the schedule is changed and want to come earlier than the expected date on visa on arrival is not granted?


- Visa on arrival that we have done, can not change, in case the customer changes  schedule to Vietnam and want to come earlier,  please inform  us, we will make the new visa showing new  expected entry date for free for customers.

- If the information on visa is wrong because of customer’s error, we will also do it again for free.

Note: visa on arrival renewded policy for clients does not apply for citizenship coming from Middle East and Africa.

 

 

D. The way to handle overdue visa and the way to extend a Vietnam visa or make a new visa.

- Overdue visa is common for foreigners in Vietnam, when visa is overdue, foreigners need to process as the followings:
+ Contact our company immediately
+ Conduct to make the visa at once in order that overstayed dates can not extend more.
+ A foreigner will be punished because of overdue visa; fines depend on the number of overdued days.
In case of being overstayed their visas, they will have some difficulty in extending and issuing a new visa in Vietnam.

 

E. Can I make a temporary residence card for 2 years without a labor permit license?


- Our company can issue 2 –year temporary residence card for foreigners without a work permit license in Vietnam, the procedure is as follows:

-The original passport of person who need to make a temporary residence card.
- The information is up staying with the local police.
- Some samples of the form stamped and signed by the company as requested.
- Profile Photo
- The copy of business registration or   investment certificate, registration of notarized form or a stamp of company.
- Duration of temporary residence card: 10 working days.
- Temporary residence card without a work permit license only applies to companies with business registration in the following provinces.

 

 

F. How to handle when the temporary residence card is lost? How to do the new one?


When the temporary residence card is lost, fired ... foreigners need to process as follows:
- Make a report to the police about the loss of temporary residence card. Then, the local police will confirm.


-After that, foreigners precede visa in Vietnam in order to ensure compliance with the law.
- Next is to make the new temporary residence card.
Note: It is important for foreigners to confirm this with the local police.

 

 

J. Make a work permit lance without judicial record overseas, confirmed on 5 years experience working.


Profile granted a work permit license as follows:
- The form templates as required by the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
- The written consent of the employer or city or province Industrial Park Management Board.
- Copy of Business Registration or sign model Registration, notarized investment certificate.
- If the person is authorized to sign the papers, there must be a copy of an authorized paper and a stamp of company.
- Judicial record in Vietnam.
- Health certificate.
- And other forms.
Time for work permit license can be up to 30 days.



 

 
Comments + Q&A
Am Mr maxwell from Nigeria and I will be visiting ho chi Minh by October and I will like to get Vietnamese 2year residents permit when I come to enable me come and leave Vietnam anytime I want without going to embassy, I will like you to advice me on how to get the permit and other document I need to come with thanks looking forward to hearing from you
Could you please advice me how can I process for a 2 years visa or DT and to whom or which department I will have to contact
hi there,

please help me understand how much it is for 6 month single/multiple entry visa and 1 year as well. THank you!
I've used your service several times, but I don't see the 6 month visa on your website any more. Also, I've been told that 1 year tourist visas are now available. Please let met know all of my options.

Thx,
Dear Joel,

Many thanks for your email

You are right when saying that 6 month and 1 year visa is available. However these types of visas are available for some certain countries only so we do not post it on our website and the price and regulation are subject to change

Your nationality, USA, can obtain for 6 months and 1 year visa, the fee is as following

- 6 month multiple business visa: US$ 350/person
- 1 year multiple business visa: US$ 690/person

It takes 7 working days to get visa issued

You need to send us your passport copy, date of arrival, the place you want to get visa stamped (on arrival at airport or at embassy)

Should you need any further information, do not hesitate to let us know

Best regards
hi,
i am khan. i am bangladeshi. now in malaysia.
i want to come vietnam with my family for 5 years visa. or 2 /3 years residence card?multiple visa.
how can i get it?
pl waiting for ur reply.
I have a son who is Vietnamese and my wife who is Vietnamese. We have a lease in Danang for a house and we are looking to buy a house. I am interested in the 1 year visa till I get my 3 year resident card. Can you send me information? I have marriage papers notarized by the Vietnamese government.
Hi,

I was just going through your website and I am interested in obtaining a 1 Year Visa to Vietnam for business purposes.
I have made plans to arrive there during the first week of June.

Could you please direct me to the best possible alternative in obtaining a hassle free 1 Year Visa through your service.

Please inform me of exactly what I will need to apply and process the visa and the payment for the same.

looking forward to hearing your best reply.

Best regards,
Hello,

I would like to know the cost of renewing a 3 month multiple entry tourist visa for the first time in Hanoi.

I have a 3 month multiple entry tourist visa.
I entered Vietnam on 05.01.2016 and the visa expires in less than 2 weeks on 04.04.2016.
I got my visa in Phnom Penh and I entered Vietnam on the land border at Bavet Border Post between Phnom Penh and Saigon.
I am a British Citizen.

This is quite urgent. Please could you get back to me as soon as possible.

Thank you.
Dear,

I arrived in HCMC 3 month ago to follow my husband who has a professional opportunity in Vietnam.
We are both French nationality.
Thanks to his job, he obtained easily a working visa for 2 years (expires on December 2017)
As I am concerned, my first visa has just been extended but it costs me a lot and took me a lot of time and pressure to have it on time.
I do not have a job yet.

My request is to obtain a one-year visa thanks to the work permit of my husband, because I have moved here due to his activity.
My husband 's company does not have time either skill to help me or give me information (cost, delay, document required ) about my request, even If I know it's possible.
..
Do you think you could help me?

thank a lot for your help!
hi, i have arrived on a 3 month visa with my son. My passport is Irish (ireland). My son who is 4 years old has a pilipinno passport. What is the cost for me to get a 1 year business visa and will this cover my son ?

thank you,
Dear sir,

I am canadian,

what do you require to offer 1 year or 6 montg multi entry visa (tourist or business) ?

Can I collect at airport ?

regards,
Dear VietnamVisa-Team,

I would like to volunteer in an organisation for about six moths and after that plans are to travel the countryside for around four more months.
Therefore I require a visa that allows me to stay a year in Vietnam. I won't need multiple entries!
Would the best option be the business-visa and if so, how do I apply?

Thanks in advance for your help,
with kind regards,
Hello,

I am a foreigner living in Hoi An and my wife is Vietnamese. Is it possible for me to obtain a temporary residency card because I am married to a Vietnamese? I do not work or have a work permit.

Thanks,
To whom it may concern,

I am planning on teaching English in Vietnam. My fiance would come with me. How would he apply for a one year tourist visa? What is the procedure? How long does approval take? Does anything prevent him from getting one? And what are the costs? I truly appreciate any guidance. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Regards,
i, i have arrived on a 3 month visa with my son. My passport is Irish (ireland). My son who is 4 years old has a pilipinno passport. What is the cost for me to get a 1 year business visa and will this cover my son ?

thank you,
Dear Sir,

Firstly, thanks your email for your company service.

I am Lana, from Mast ltd in HCMC.

We are now looking for a good service company to support us on Work Permit/Visa consulting agency for our expat will working in Vietnam short term (less than 183 days) or long term (up to 2 years).

To evaluate your services, we would like to get your input for following information:

1. Does your company have website with full information about your services in both English and Vietnamese?

2. Does your staff who handle above services can communicate (by phone/email) in English?

3. Can you send us the scope of service?

4. Can you share the basic cost guideline for each service (with VAT included) in USD? For WP, please separate cost for short term, and long term.

5. Can you share with us the reference customer list on these service for our reference?

This is something urgent with us, so we would appreciate your immediate response.

Thank you in advance for your information.
end sarfaraz passport copy residence card to jessica and ask her to give us total cost time it takes for issue residence card for Indian.
Documents for residence card of Talya's family

Kindly advise the documents for residence card of Talya's family and your service fee so that we can inform Talya for her proper action. Please note the birth certificate of her children are as below:
- The photocopy of translated version (photo bản dịch) of Ofek Shuhami's birth certificate - the original translation version was given to you for his extension visa last May 2016

- The translation version of Almog Shuhami's birth certificate (bản dịch)
- The original of Nala Shuhami's birth certificate issued in Israel without authentication and translation (bản gốc khai sinh cấp tại Israel chưa dịch chưa hợp pháp hóa)

Thanks
Temporary Residency Card

Currently your work permit is valid until 25 Jan 2017 (less than 01 year), hence, the Immigration Dept. will not issue an residence card if the work permit is less than one year valid. The agency can get you an multiple entry visa letter (working visa) and multiple entry visa letter (family visa) for your kids both valid until 25 Jan 2017. With these visa letter, you can collect visa stamp on arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport and do not need to go to Vietnam Embassy in oversea. The service fee for one multiple entry visa letter is 240USD/person not including the visa stamp at you have to pay to Immigration Officer at the airport of 95USD / stamp / person.

Kind regards,
Visa etc

I am interested in staying in Vietnam long term and would like to know the options (and costs).

Can I get “Temporary Residence Card”?

Can I get 1 year “Business Visa”?

Are there any other options?
12 month multiple entry visa Vietnam

I'm a UK citizen currently in Philippines looking to go to Nha Trang ASAP. I would like to know how to apply for a 12 month multiple entry visa, how much do they cost and how long do they take to issue?

Also, can this be done on arrival at the airport? If not, what is the longest visa I can apply for on arrival at the airport, if any? I know I can get a 2 week visa on arrival but I'm not sure this will be long enough for my current trip.

Thanks,
visa renewal - costs what documents needed

In the company where I have worked a short time we used your company for obtaining visa.

I currently have a DN visa which expires on 22/12 (was valid for 3 months). I need to renew this visa as I do not have a temporary residence card yet.

Can you please indicate what the cost would be to renew this DN visa and what documents you need? I would like to have a multiple entry visa with the longest duration possible (I do not think 6 months is possible).

My nationality is Dutch and the last time I entered VN was on 8/7 at HCMC airport (at that time I did have an LD visa).

I assume you would need an authenticated copy of the book where my landlord registers the foreigners with the police. The visa they have me registered is a different one as I have not given them the current one yet. Do I need to do so before I make the copy?

I will be travelling with my brother as of 18/12 so I need to have my passport with valid visa back before that.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Vietnam 1 year multiple entry visa for Myanmar passport
Anh, we talked on the phone just now. I would like to apply 1 year multiple entry visa to Vietnam for Myanmar passport holder.

Before proceed, like to confirm with you the following:

- Can the visa be done?
- What type of visa is this?
- Can stay continuously for 1 year?
- Would airport immigration stop her because she is our house helper?
- Need any special document/sponsor?
- How much is service charge?
- How much is stamping fee?
- Any other fee?
- Do you refund in case the application is rejected?

Cam on nhieu.


Regards,
Visa on arrival for US citizen

Would you please kindly quote us the price for making visa on arrival for 01 US citizen. He will take the flight from Bangkok to Hanoi on next Monday 12th Dec 2016.

Please kindly let us know how much is the service fee and how long does it take to obtain the approval letter?

Thank you
Hello.

I am an Australian citizen who is married to a Vietnamese citizen.
My wifes home town is Kien Giang, but has been here in Saigon for a few years now.
TRC for 3 years, what is the procedure for obtaing that so I dont have to go to Cambodia twice a year?
Also becoming a Vietnamese citizen, how does that work?
Do I have to give up my Australian citizenship?
Please advise.
Thank you.