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Regulations On Vietnam Visa Issuance

Types of visas for foreigners in Vietnam are regulated by the Vietnamese Government in the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, Vietnam visas applies to all foreigners entering and leaving Vietnam scene with different purposes.

1. DIPLOMATIC VISA

NG1, NG2, NG3, NG4- Issued to members of guest delegations of the Party and State of Vietnam.
LV1 - Issued to people entering to work with departments, agencies and units directly under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam; National Assembly, Government, Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front, Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Procuracy, State Audit, ministries, ministerial-level agencies, agencies attached to the Government; Provincial Party Committees, City Party Committees, People’s Councils, People’s Committees of provinces and centrally run cities.
LV2 - Issued to people entering to work with socio-political organizations, social organizations, and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
LS - Issued to foreign lawyers practicing in Vietnam.
DT1 - Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with contributed capital of VND 100 billion or more or invest in industries and trades eligible for investment incentives or geographical areas with investment incentives decided by the Government.
DT2 - Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with a capital contribution value of between VND 50 billion and under VND 100 billion or investment in industries or trades development investment encouragement decided by the Government.
DT3 - Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with contributed capital from VND 03 billion to less than VND 50 billion.
DT4 - Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with a contributed capital of less than VND 03 billion.
DN1 - Issued to foreigners working with enterprises and other organizations with legal status in accordance with Vietnamese law.
DN2 - Issued to foreigners to offer services, establish commercial presence, and perform other activities under international treaties to which Vietnam is a signatory.
NN1 - Issued to persons who are heads of representative offices and projects of international organizations and foreign non-governmental organizations in Vietnam.
NN2 - Issued to heads of representative offices, branches of foreign traders, representative offices of foreign economic, cultural and other professional organizations in Vietnam.
NN3 - Issued to people entering and working with foreign non-governmental organizations, representative offices, branches of foreign traders, representative offices of economic, cultural and other professional organizations of foreigners in Vietnam.
DH - Issued to people entering to practice and study.
HN - Issued to people attending conferences and seminars.
PV1 - Issued to reporters and newspapers residing in Vietnam.
PV2 - Issued to reporters and presses for short-term operation in Vietnam.
LD1 - Issued to foreigners working in Vietnam with confirmation that they are not eligible for work permits, unless otherwise provided for in an international treaty to which Vietnam is a signatory.
LD2 - Issued to foreigners working in Vietnam who are required to have a work permit.
DL - Issued to people entering tourism.
TT - Issued to foreigners who are spouses, children under 18 years of age of foreigners who are granted visas with symbols LV1, LV2, LS, DT1, DT2, DT3, NN1, NN2, DH, PV1, LD1, LD2 or a foreigner being the father, mother, wife, husband or child of a Vietnamese citizen.
VR - Issued to people visiting relatives or for other purposes.
SQ - Issued to the cases specified in Clause 3, Article 17 of this Law. “The head of the visa-issuing authority of Vietnam abroad shall grant a visa valid for no more than 30 days to foreigners wishing to enter Vietnam to survey the market, travel or visit people for medical treatment in the following cases: a) Persons who have a working relationship with overseas Vietnamese visa-issuing agencies and their spouses, children or persons with a written request from the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the host country; b) The person who has a guarantee note from the diplomatic missions or consular offices of countries located in the host country.”
 
2. VISA DURATION
Visas with SQ and EV symbols are valid for no more than 30 days
HN, DL visas are valid for no more than 03 months.
VR visas are valid for no more than 06 months.
Visas with symbols NG1, NG2, NG3, NG4, LV1, LV2, DT4, DN1, DN2, NN1, NN2, NN3, DH, PV1, PV2 and TT are valid for no more than 12 months.
Visas with symbols LD1, LD2 are valid for no more than 02 years.
Visa with symbol DT3 is valid for not more than 03 years.
Visas with symbols LS, DT1, DT2 are valid for no more than 05 years.
Visa expired, be considered for a new visa.
Visa validity is shorter than passport or international travel validity at least 30 days.
In case the international treaty to which Vietnam is a member contains different provisions, the visa duration shall be according to the international treaty.
 
3. AGENCIES, ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS THAT INVITE OR GUARANTEE FOREIGNERS
Agencies, organizations and individuals that invite or guarantee foreigners to enter Vietnam include:
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Chairman, the Chairman of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister;
Permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, Vice Chairman of the State, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, Chief Justice of the People’s Court supreme people, The Chief Procurator of the Supreme People’s Procuracy, the State Auditor General; Minister and equivalent; Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Secretary of the City Party Committee, Chairman of the People’s Council, Chairman of the People’s Committee of the province or city directly under the Central Government;
Committees, agencies and units directly under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, agencies of the National Assembly, agencies of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, the People’s Court Supreme People’s Procuracy, Supreme People’s Procuracy, State Audit, ministries, ministerial-level agencies, agencies attached to the Government;
Provincial Party Committee, City Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee of province, city directly under the Central Government;
Central authority of socio-political organizations, social organizations, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
Enterprises established under Vietnamese law;
Diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations under the United Nations, intergovernmental organizations in Vietnam;
Representative offices and branches of foreign traders; representative offices of economic, cultural and other professional organizations of foreign countries in Vietnam;
Other organizations with legal status as prescribed by Vietnamese law;
Vietnamese citizens permanently residing in the country, foreigners holding permanent residence cards or temporary residence cards.
Agencies or organizations that invite or guarantee foreigners must conform to their functions, tasks and powers as prescribed by law or with operation licenses granted. Vietnamese citizens permanently residing in the country, foreigners with permanent residence cards or temporary residence cards are invited to sponsor foreigners to visit Vietnam and must have papers proving their relationship with the invited or guaranteed persons.
 
4. VISA ISSUANCE PLACE
Issuance of visas at overseas Vietnamese visa-issuing agencies
After receiving the notice of the inviting or guaranteeing agency, organization or individual, the foreigner who is required to have a visa shall submit his/her passport and declaration Visa application and photo at the competent visa-issuing agency of Vietnam abroad. Children under 14 years old who share a passport with a parent or guardian are not required to apply for a visa in case they share a passport with a parent or guardian. Within 03 working days from the date of receiving the notice from the immigration management agency or the competent authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the overseas visa-issuing authority of Vietnam shall carry out the following procedures: visa issuance.
The head of the visa-issuing authority of Vietnam abroad shall grant a visa valid for no more than 30 days to foreigners wishing to enter Vietnam to survey the market, travel or visit people for medical treatment in the following cases:
a) Persons who have a working relationship with overseas Vietnamese visa-issuing agencies and their spouses, children or persons with a written request from the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the host country;
b) The person who has a guarantee note from the diplomatic missions or consular offices of countries located in the host country.
After granting a visa for the case specified in Clause 2, the head of an overseas visa-issuing authority of Vietnam must notify the immigration management agency and take responsibility for the issuance of visas.
Issuance of visas at international border gates
Foreigners may be granted visas at international border gates in the following cases:
Coming from a country that does not have a visa-issuing authority of Vietnam;
Before coming to Vietnam, they must go through many countries;
Entering Vietnam to visit or travel according to a program organized by an international travel agency in Vietnam;
Foreign crew members who are on board ships anchored at Vietnamese seaports and wish to exit through another border gate;
Entering to attend the funeral of a relative or visit a loved one who is seriously ill;
Entering Vietnam to participate in emergency incident handling, rescue, and prevention of natural disasters, epidemics or for other special reasons at the request of a competent Vietnamese agency.
Foreigners who are granted visas at international border gates shall submit their passports or papers with international travel value, and fill out a visa application form with a photo at the immigration control unit. Children under 14 years old are allowed to declare together with the visa application form of their parents or guardians in case they share a passport with their parents or guardians.
The immigration control unit checks the visa and compares it with the notice of the immigration authority that issues the visa.
 
Regulations on e-visas refer to the following link: https://inboundvietnam.com/vietnam-evisa-and-list-of-countries-that-allowed-e-visa-issuing
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