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Temporary residence card for foreign investor in Vietnam

Temporary residence card for the foreigner who is an investor. With the open market, raising for more preferential FDI from the Government of Vietnam today, Vietnam is an attractive destination for foreign investors. Accordingly, the number of foreign investors in Vietnam is continuously increasing. To create favorable conditions for individual investors with direct capital investment or representatives for foreign organizations investing in Vietnam to live and work in Vietnam, Vietnam has adopted policies. quite flexible, suitable for each type of investor in issuing temporary residence cards.

Temporary residence card for foreign investor in Vietnam

Legal basis for granting temporary residence cards to foreign investors

  • Law on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam (Law No. 47/2014/QH13, dated June 16, 2014), amended and supplemented in 2019;
  • Circular No. 04/2015/TT-BCA, dated January 5, 2015, of the Ministry of Public Security, providing for documents related to entry, exit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam;
  • Circular No. 219/2016/TT-BTC dated 10/11/2016 of the Ministry of Finance regulating the regime of collection, payment, management, and use of fees in the fields of exit, entry, transit, and residing in Vietnam.

Symbols of the temporary residence card in each case of foreign investors

Symbol of temporary residence card “DT”: issued to foreign investors in Vietnam. Which, is divided into 04 types of temporary residence cards for foreign investors according to the level of investment capital in Vietnam as follows:

  • DT1 – Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with contributed capital of VND 100 billion or more or investing in industries or trades subject to investment incentives. areas with investment incentives are decided by the Government.
  • DT2 – Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with contributed capital of between VND 50 billion and less than VND 100 billion or investing in encouraged industries. development investment is decided by the Government.
  • DT3 – Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives for foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with contributed capital valued at between VND 3 billion and less than VND 50 billion.
  • DT4 – Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives for foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with contributed capital worth less than VND 03 billion.

Duration of temporary residence card for foreign investors in Vietnam

Temporary residence card with the symbol DT is valid for no more than 05 years, with a specific term for investors and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam, specifically as follows:

  • A temporary residence card issued to investors and representatives for foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with the symbol DT4 is valid for no more than 12 months.
  • A temporary residence card issued to investors and representatives for foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with the symbol DT3 is valid for no more than 03 years.
  • Temporary residence cards issued to investors and representatives for foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with symbols DT1, DT2 have a validity period not exceeding 05 years.

Conditions for granting temporary residence cards to foreign investors

Foreigner’s passport duration must be more than 1 year;

  • Visas being used in Vietnam must have the symbols DT1, DT2; DT3; DT4;
  • Proof of capital contribution or capital investment in a company in Vietnam according to Article 7 of Decree 152/2020ND-CP.

Application file for temporary residence card for foreign investors

  • Written request of agencies, organizations, or individuals that carry out the procedures for inviting or guaranteeing;
  • Application form for temporary residence card with photo;
  • Foreigner’s passport applying for temporary residence card;
  • Notarized copy of Business Registration Certificate, Investment License, which clearly and clearly shows the capital contribution of foreign investors;
  • Seal registration certificate or Notarized copy of the publication of information about the enterprise’s seal sample on the national business registration portal;
  • Registration of seal sample and signature for the first time at the XNC Agency (Form NA16);
  • Official letter and application for temporary residence card for foreigners (Form NA6);
  • Application form for temporary residence card for foreigners (Form NA8);
  • Letter of recommendation for Vietnamese staff to apply for a temporary residence card at the Immigration Office;
  • Passport and original visa (passport valid for at least 13 months and visa to enter Vietnam for the right purpose);
  • A certificate of the foreigner’s temporary residence registration or temporary residence registration certified by the police of the ward or commune where the foreigner is temporarily residing in Vietnam;
  • 02 individual photos sized 2cm x 3cm.

Procedures for applying for temporary residence card for foreign investors in Vietnam

Step 1: Prepare documents for temporary residence cards by the law

Step 2: Apply for a temporary residence card

Apply for a temporary residence card

  • 44-46 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh, Hanoi.
  • 254 Nguyen Trai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 7 Tran Quy Cap, Da Nang City
  • Or the Immigration Department of the police of the province or a centrally run city.

The above mentioned Immigration Agency receives the dossier to check the legality and content of the dossier

  • If complete, valid, then receive the application, print and give a receipt, make an appointment to return the results.
  • If the dossier is not valid, the application-receiving officer instructs the applicant to supplement the application for completeness.

Application time: From Monday to Saturday morning (excluding New Year, holidays, and Sunday).

Step 3: Get results

Within 05 working days, investors come to receive the results of giving receipts, identity cards, or passports to the officials who return the examination and comparison results. Pay the fee then sign to receive and give the temporary residence card to the person who comes to receive the results (even without being processed).

Time to return results: From Monday to Friday (excluding New Year’s Day, public holiday, and Saturday, Sunday).

Customers wishing to issue a temporary residence card & work permit in Vietnam for foreign investors please contact Viet An Law Firm for the fastest support.

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