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Amendments of Law On Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Viet Nam from July 01 2020

June 7, 2020 | Legal Updates

Some expats would like to live in Viet Nam for a long term because of a good standard of living, low cost and be the best in controlling covid 2019. This create the good environment for them and their family to live permanently in Viet Nam.

To live for a long-term period in Viet Nam, expats should know some regulations and laws relating immigration for foreigners. In this article, I will summary some kinds of Visas which have the duration from 12 months and more (according the Law No. 51/2019/QH14 being take effect from July 1 2020).

No.

Type of Visa

Definition

Duration

1

ĐT1

Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam and contributing capital of VND 100 billion or more or investing in business lines benefitting from investment incentives, in administrative divisions benefitting from investment incentives decided by the Government

do not exceed 5 years

2

ĐT2

Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam and contributing capital of VND 50 billion to less than VND 100 billion or investing in business lines benefitting from investment incentives treatment decided by the Government.

Do not exceed 5 years

3

ĐT3

Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam and contributing capital of VND 3 billion to less than VND 50 billion

Do not exceed 3 years

4

ĐT4

Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam and contributing capital of less than VND 3 billion

Do not exceed 12 months

5

DN1

Issued to foreigners working with other enterprises and organizations that are juridical person as per the law of Vietnam.

Do not exceed 12 months

6

DN2

issued to foreigners making entry to promote services, establish commercial presence or conducting other activities according to international agreements to which Vietnam is a signatory

Do not exceed 12 months

7

LD1

Issued to foreigners working in Vietnam and certified of eligibility for work permit exemption, unless otherwise specified by international agreements to which Vietnam is a signatory.

Do not exceed 2 years

8

LD2

Issued to foreigners working in Vietnam requiring work permit

Do not exceed 2 years

9

TT

Issued to foreigners that are spouses or children under 18 years of age of foreigners issued with LV1, LV2, LS, DT1, DT2, DT3, NN1, NN2, DH, PV1, LD1 or LD2 visas or foreigners that are parents, spouses or children of Vietnamese citizens

Do not exceed 12 months

10

DH

Issued to people who come to study or serve internship

Do not exceed 12 months

 

When the visa is expired, expats can submit for reissuance the new visa. It is recommended to submit before 5-7 working days before expiring.

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