Application Procedure for Vietnam 1-year Multiple Entry Visa

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If you are planning to visit and stay in Vietnam, the Vietnam 1-year visa might be an appropriate visa option for you. This visa allows you to enter Vietnam for business purposes, making investments, or working.

So, what are the document requirements and application procedure for a Vietnam 1 year visa? Thao & Co. breaks down key details in this article.

What is a Vietnam 1-year visa?

The Vietnam 1-year visa is a type of visa that allows holders to enter and exit Vietnam one time or multiple times within 1 year until the visa expires.

Compared to a Vietnam tourist visa that is typically valid for 30 days, a 1-year visa enables longer stays for purposes of studying, working, and visiting family.

Each type of 1-year visa comes with corresponding document requirements.

Vietnam 1-year visa types include:

  1. ● Investor visa (denoted as DT)
  2. ● Business visa (denoted as DN)
  3. ● Student visa (denoted as DH)
  4. ● Work visa (denoted as LD)
  5. ● Dependent visa (denoted as TT)

If you are not sponsored by your family member, you can look into the Vietnam work visa types to decide which one aligns with your situation.

Who can get a 1-year visa for Vietnam?

According to the immigration law of Vietnam, foreign nationals are eligible for a 1-year visa if satisfying one of the following criteria:

  1. ● Foreign workers who have been granted a Vietnam work permit
  2. ● Foreign investors or business owners (with adequate provision of required documents)
  3. ● Heads of representative office or branch office of multinational corporations
  4. ● Lawyers who have been granted a work permit by the Vietnam Ministry of Justice
  5. ● Foreign nationals sponsored by a family member living in Vietnam

Also, make sure you meet these prerequisites: your current passport is valid for at least another 12 months, you have provided all the mandatory documents confirming your purpose of stay, and you are not on the Vietnam immigration blacklist.

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What does an application dossier for a Vietnam 1-year visa consist of?

To apply for a 1-year multiple entry visa, foreign nationals, and Vietnam-based sponsoring companies need to prepare the following documents:

  1. ● Completed visa application (Form NA1 for individuals and Form NA2 for sponsoring entities)
  2. ● Work permit or work permit exemption certificate
  3. ● Investment license and capital contribution certificate as per investment law
  4. ● Current passport with at least 1-year validity remaining
  5. ● Other documents: business license, seal and signature registration certificate, and employment contract.
  6. ● Temporary residence book or temporary residence card (for some cases)

Application process for Vietnam 1-year visa

Once you have compiled all the essential documents, you can now submit your application dossier and wait for your result.

Where to apply?

You must submit your application directly at the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

If you can’t present your application in person, or you are left with very little time before traveling to Vietnam for business purposes, you can apply for a visa approval letter with sponsorship from a Vietnam-based company and pick up your Vietnam visa stamp on arrival at the airport.

How to apply?

Here’s how you can apply for a Vietnam 1-year visa:

  1. Step 1: Gather documents required under the immigration law of Vietnam
  2. Step 2: Submit your application directly at the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in your home country.
  3. Step 3: Wait for your application to be processed. You may also be asked to provide additional documents during this time.

If you are sponsored by a Vietnam-based business the application process goes as follows:

  1. Step 1: The sponsor fills out the sponsorship information on the foreign worker sponsorship registration page of the Vietnam Immigration Department, then prints out the official letter, and finalizes it with the company’s stamp.
  2. Step 2: The sponsor directly submits the official letter and relevant documents at an immigration office and pays the processing fee.
  3. Step 3: Your application is processed. During this time, you can visit the national immigration portal to track the status of your application or check if there are new requirements for documents.
  4. Step 4: If your application is approved, a visa approval letter and a receipt will be issued. If not, a written letter explaining why your visa is denied will be provided by the Immigration Department.
  5. Step 5: On the scheduled date, the sponsor shall visit the immigration office to get the visa approval letter and send it to you.
  6. Step 6: You now can bring your visa approval letter to the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in your home country for stamp affixing (with fees) and complete your visa application procedure.

You can also have your visa stamped upon arrival at the airport, but be aware that the fees can be higher. It is recommended to have everything in order 7 – 10 days ahead of your travel date to avoid any potential problems and extra fees.

Processing time and application fee

The processing of a 1-year visa application typically takes 5-7 working days, as counted from the receiving date of a complete and valid dossier. If the submission of additional documents is required, the processing time can be longer. The application fee for this type of visa is USD 135 per applicant.

Where to find a reliable translation service for your visa application documents?

Visa application translation is crucial for the processing authority to get hold of all the information you provide. It is best to have your paperwork translated by a translator who has in-depth knowledge of legal terminology and procedures to ensure the accuracy of the translated text.

Also note that some of your documents will require either certified translation, notarized translation, or Consular authentication to make them legally valid to be used in Vietnam.

Therefore, it is crucial to find a reliable translation agency that not only provides quality translation but also can help you navigate relevant official procedures, saving you much time and effort.

Translation Services - Thao & Co.

With years of experience in providing translation services for visa application documents, Thao & Co. takes great pride in having a highly qualified and experienced team of translators.

What makes our notarized translation service worthy of your trust:

  1. ● Our translators are committed to delivering accurate translations while making sure the original format is preserved.
  2. ● Translations of standard documents are delivered within 24 hours.
  3. ● We translate Vietnam visa application documents from more than 50 languages, including English, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Khmer, and many more.
  4. ● We adhere to strict confidentiality policies to ensure complete security of your documents and personal data.
  5. ● We issue a Certificate of Translation Accuracy free of charge.
  6. ● We provide prompt and professional notarization and consular legalization services.
  7. ● Our propriety platform allows secure file transfer and convenient progress tracking.

Speed up your visa processing time and increase your chances of approval with impeccable document translations provided by Thao & Co. Get in touch with us now through our Get A Quote page for a prompt and detailed consultation for your requests!


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