A number of issues relating to temporary residence in Vietnam


A number of issues relating to temporary residence in Vietnam


A temporary residence card may help foreigners save money, time as well as avoid hustle in dealing with visa extension. 

- Eligibility for granting of temporary residence card:

+ Having temporary stay in Vietnam for one year or more;

+ Having passport valid for one year or more

- Cases qualified for the granting of temporary residence card in Vietnam includes:

+ Foreigners who are members of limited liability companies with two members or more;

+ Foreigners who are owners of one-member limited liability companies;

+ Foreigners who are members of Board of Management of Joint Stock companies;

+ Foreign lawyers who have been granted Licence of Attorneys by Ministry of Justice in Vietnam as stipulated by law;

+ Foreigners with work permits working at the types of enterprises, at representative offices of foreign companies.

+ Experts, students, trainees who are working and taking national programs and projects signed between Ministries and Functional bodies approved by the Government.

+ Accompanying next-of-kins include (father, mother, wife, husband or children under 18 years old)

of those who are granted temporary residence cards.

- Holders of temporary residence cards are exempted from visa application upon exit and entry within the valid period of the card.

- Dossiers include:

+ Written requests of agencies, organizations, individuals issuing invitations/guarantee;

+ 01 declaration of information of foreign applicants for temporary residence, with photos and stamps of agencies, organizations;

+ 02 photos (3 x 4 cm);

+ 01 copy of valid passports, visa and immigration tickets (originals are required for comparison);

+ 01 certified/uncertified copy (the original is required for comparison) of proofs for the purpose of staying in Vietnam (appropriate documents will be required in specific cases such as investment licences, enterprise establishment permit, working permit, certification of board members, permits for establishment of representative offices, registration of marriage, birth,etc.).

Time frame: 05 working days since the date sufficient valid documents are received.

Competent authorities: Immigration Management Division, municipal/provincial Police




Fee types



Granting of temporary residence card



Valid within 1 year

60 USD


Valid within 1 to 2 years

80 USD


Valid within 2 to 3 years

100 USD


Renewing certification of temporary


10 USD


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