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Guidelines for foreigners to get Vietnamese permanent residence card (Part 1) Posted by vietnamevisa-service.com on Oct 26, 2013 Some useful information about objects and procedures to be granted a new permanent residence card for foreigners in Vietnam ar

Guidelines for foreigners to get Vietnamese temporary residence card


Useful information about the procedures for granting a new or changing or losing temporary residence card in Vietnam will be presented in below instructions:

>> How to get Vietnam temporary residence card 

>> Ordinance on entry, exit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam


I. Some cases are granted temporary residence card

Foreigner who is a member of the two member limited liability company or more;

Foreigner who is owner of the one member limited liability company( except as authorized representatives);

Foreigner who is a member of the board director of the stock corporation;

Foreign lawyer who is licensed to practice following Vietnam law by the Vietnam Ministry of Justice;

Foreigner who granted working permit in all kinds of businesses or representatives offices of foreign companies;

Professionals, students, trainees who are in the national working or studying programs which is signed between the ministries was approved by the Government;

Relatives of the temporary resident card holder include: parents, spouse and children.


An temporary residence card 

II. Procedures of granted temporary residence card

1. Procedures for the new:

01 written request for temporary residence card (Form N7A); declaration about foreigners applying for temporary residence card (form N7B) with 02 photos( image size 2x3 cm);

01 copy of passport and a valid visa( bring an original for comparison);

01 copy or duplicate of legal agencies, organizations, sponsor businesses record that are in need of proposal temporary residence card. As each case, foreigners may summit the following documents: investment certificate, business registration license, established representative office license, branch company( including active notices); seal registration certificate, 01 photo of working permit( bring original for comparison);

The cases of bringing relatives: foreigner must summit some documents such as birth certificate, marriage certificate or household registration .etc

2. Procedures for the change:

 Procedures for the change like as procedures for new and including an old temporary residence card. Releasing time is 5-working-days.

3. Procedures for the loss 
 If foreigner be lost their temporary residence card, they must notice to issuing office as soon as possible. Procedure for loss temporary residence card like as procedure for new and including a loss application form or a written loss from guarantee agencies. Valid of new card is equal to valid of old card. Releasing time is 14 working days.

III. Valid and fee for of temporary residence card
1. Valid

The valid of temporary residence card is from 1 to 3 years.

The valid of temporary residence card is less than the valid of passport

Not granting temporary residence card for foreigner who has valid passport less than 1 year.

2. Fee
The fee of 1 year duration of temporary residence card is 80 USD, duration from 1 year to 2 years is 100 USD, and duration from 2 years to 3 years is 120 USD (paid in VND)

IV. Releasing result time
 Releasing result time is 5 working days after receiving enough documents (except for loss of card)

V. Using temporary residence card:
1. People who use the temporary card must obey all regulations, notes (which is written clearly in card) and declare full report of temporary cases.

2. Guarantee agencies for issuing the temporary residence card must have responsibility:

Managing all activities of people who granted temporary residence card following regulations which are registered in guarantee time.

Returning temporary residence card for issuing office when foreigners finish their work or come back their countries or having any personnel change.

Reporting to issuing office in written about any temporary change.

VI. Some worthy of notes
The applicant who is representative for offices or agencies or businesses must have letter of attorney and present the original ID card and including 01 photocopy. 


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By team of vietnamevisa-service.com