Temporary Resident card or Working visa in Vietnam

 14.04.2019

Resident card or Working Visa to Vietnam?

Business in VietnamFor the legal stay in the territory of the Vietnam, there's paperwork to obtain the Resident Card or Visa. Currently, according the Law, you can receive a Resident Card for a period of two years. For a longer period, the card can be obtained by Investors or by employees who qualify for special conditions.
    People who just came to Vietnam ask what is the difference between Resident Card and Working Visa for one year, let’s clarify it:

  • You can cross the border of Vietnam any times within the timeframe of Working Visa or Resident Card;
  • If you would like to buy personal property, like a car or a motorbike you must have Resident Card, if you have only Working Visa you cannot do that;
  • In order to apply for a visa to a third country, at the consulate of that country in Vietnam, for example Schengen, you must have Resident Card, if you have only Working Visa you cannot do that;
  • For obtaining a driving licence you must have Resident Card, if you have only Working Visa you cannot do that;
  • You can obtain temporary admission for ten years if you extend your Resident Card third time.

Business in Vietnam      Two categories of foreigners can obtain Resident Card or Working Visa in Vietnam - the members of the company with authorized capital at least 15000 USD well as to their families and employees, as well as members of their families.
    In order to obtain Resident Card you have to cross Vietnamese border by invitation from your company on the basis of work (DN), family members on the basis of an accompanying family member (TT).

 

Documents required for obtaining Resident Card or Working Visa for all categories:

For members of the company with authorized capital at least 15 000 USD:

  1.  Certificate of registration of the Company (notarized);
  2.  Passport valid not less than six months;
  3.  Work permit issued by the Labour Department of the province, is the base  for obtaining the Resident Card  or Visa;
  4.  2 color photos 3*4 on a white background;
  5.  2 color photos 2*3 on a white background;
  6.  Registration at temporary stay (Lendlord must to provide);
  7.  Copy invitation to arrive in Vietnam from your company.

For employees:

  1.  Certificate of registration of the company (notarized);
  2.  Passport valid not less than six months;
  3.  Work permit issued by the Labour Department of the province is the base  for obtaining the Resident Card  or Visa;
  4.  2 color photos 3*4 on a white background;
  5.  2 color photos 2*3 on a white background;
  6.  2 color photos 4*6 on a white background;
  7.  Registration at temporary stay (Landlord must to provide);
  8.  Copy invitation to arrive in Vietnam from your company;
  9.  Medical examination;
  10.  Diploma of education;
  11.  Record about previous employment for last three years (employment record or reference from previous employment);
  12.  Certificate of criminal record.

For accompanying family members:
In case if your spouses, children, parents, brothers and sisters follow with you, they can obtain Resident Card or Visa bases of yours for the same period.

  1. 1 Passport valid not less than six months;
  2.  2 color photos 2*3 on a white background;
  3.  Registration at temporary stay (Lendlord must to provide);
  4.  Copy invitation to arrive in Vietnam from your company;
  5.  Translated and notarized certificate of registration of marriage (for spouses);
  6.  Translated and notarized birth certificate (for children, parents, brothers and sisters).

Turnaround time for Resident Card from 70 to 90 days.

    Pay attention, for obtaining Resident Card you have locate and do your business at the legal address specified in your company’s certificate of registration or you must have an office at this address and all documents listed above.

 

Use our calculator to cost of obtaining a Resident Card:

I am a member of the company

Name

Price USD

1

My authorized capital is less than 15000 USD

200

2

Invitation

100

3

Notarization company’s certificate of registration

2,5

4

Notarization passport

3

5

Paperwork Service 

250

6

2 color photos 3*4 on a white background

4

7

2 color photos 2*3 on a white background

4

8

Registration at temporary stay (Landlord must provide)

30

9

Residence Card's fee,  pay in Migration Department

145

 

I am an employee/ I want to obtain the Resident Card for an employee

Name

Price USD

1

Invitation

100

2

Notarization company’s certificate of registration

2,5

3

Notarization passport

3

4

Paperwork Service

250

5

2 color photos 3*4 on a white background

4

6

2 color photos 2*3 on a white background

4

7

Medical Examination

200

8

Translation and notarization diploma of education

10

9

I don’t have diploma of education

100

10

Translation and notarization employment record or reference from previous employment

10

11

I don’t have employment record or reference  

100

12

Translation and notarization certificate of criminal record

10

13

I don’t have certificate of criminal record

100

14

Registration at temporary stay (Landlord must provide)

30

12

Residence Card's fee,  pay in Migration Department

145

 

I want to obtain the Resident Card for my family member   

Name

Price USD

1

Invitation

100

2

2 color photos 2*3 on a white background

4

3

Registration at temporary stay (Landlord must provide)

30

4

Translation and notarization certificate of registration of marriage or birth certificate

10

5

Papaeerwork Servise

150

6

Resident Card's fee, pay in Migration Department

145

 

Contact us now.