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Travel to Vietnam During COVID – My Experience

In March 2020, I was stuck in Europe wanting to return home to Vietnam. Find out how I got approval to re-enter Vietnam and about my journey there during the pandemic.

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How to Get a Visa for Vietnam during Covid

There is now a way for foreign nationals to enter Vietnam but it comes with several additional requirements.

Work permit in Vietnam

How to get a long-term visa and a temporary resident card in Vietnam

Learn how to get a temporary resident card and also bring your family to Vietnam.

How Can You Legally Work in Vietnam?

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Work permit

Foreign nationals must apply for a work permit in order to be eligible to work in Vietnam, unless they fall under a special category that is exempted from requiring a work permit, e.g. foreign investors. Foreign directors of Vietnamese limited liability companies require work permit to carry of their duties. Upon meeting the conditions, a […]

Foreign nationals must apply for a work permit in order to be eligible to work in Vietnam, unless they fall under a special category that is exempted from requiring a work permit, e.g. foreign investors. Foreign directors of Vietnamese limited liability companies require work permit to carry of their duties. Upon meeting the conditions, a work permit is issued for two years.

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Business Visa

Foreign citizens travelling to Vietnam with the purpose of  business or work are eligible for a business visa. Depending on the circumstances a business visa can be issued for up to 6 months. In order to apply for a business visa a foreign citizen requires an invitation from a Vietnamese company or a sponsorship letter. Business […]

Foreign citizens travelling to Vietnam with the purpose of  business or work are eligible for a business visa. Depending on the circumstances a business visa can be issued for up to 6 months.

In order to apply for a business visa a foreign citizen requires an invitation from a Vietnamese company or a sponsorship letter.

Business VisaTemporary Residency
Suitable forTravel and business purposes Short term workingLong term working
EligibilityAll foreigners invited/sponsored by a Vietnamese company All foreigners sponsored by a foreign entityForeigners holding a work permit Founders of limited liability company or joint-stock company (JSC) Management board members of JSC
Length of stay1 month, 3 or 6 months1 to 3 years
Required documentsApplication and passport photo Passport copy Invitation/sponsorship letter Approval letterApplication and passport photo Passport Sponsorship letter Work permit Proof of address

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Visas and work permits in Vietnam

Emerhub provides visa, residency, and work permit services to foreign nationals in Vietnam. Learn about various visa options below and contact us in order to get the process started. Get a quote Visa and Residency Foreign citizens not exempted from visa can enter and stay in Vietnam on the basis of a visa or residency […]

Emerhub provides visa, residency, and work permit services to foreign nationals in Vietnam. Learn about various visa options below and contact us in order to get the process started.

Visa and Residency

Foreign citizens not exempted from visa can enter and stay in Vietnam on the basis of a visa or residency card. Depending on the objectives of the visit, foreign citizens can choose between obtaining a tourist or business visa, or temporary residency, on some occasions it is also possible to obtain permanent residency.

 Tourist VisaBusiness VisaTemporary ResidencyPermanent Residency
Suitable for
  • Travel purposes
  • Travel and business purposes
  • Short term working
  • Long term working
  • Long term living and working
Eligibility
  • All foreigners
  • All foreigners invited/sponsored by a Vietnamese company
  • All foreigners sponsored by a foreign entity
  • Foreigners holding a work permit
  • Founders of limited liability company or joint-stock company (JSC)
  • Management board members of JSC
  • Spouses, parents or children of Vietnamese citizens residing in Vietnam
Length of stay1 month or 3 months1 month, 3 or 6 months1 to 3 years 10 years
Number of entries1 or multiple entries1 or multiple entriesMultiple entries Multiple entries
Required documents
  • Application and passport photo
  • Passport copy
  • Approval letter
  • Return ticket (for multiple entry)
  • Application and passport photo
  • Passport copy
  • Invitation/sponsorship letter
  • Approval letter
  • Application and passport photo
  • Passport
  • Sponsorship letter
  • Work permit
  • Proof of address
  • Application and passport photo
  • Passport
  • Proof of eligibility
 

Visa on Arrival 

Visa on arrival is a faster alternative to obtaining a visa from your local Vietnamese Embassy. In order to be eligible for a visa on arrival, the individual must arrive by air to an international airport or by land to Moc Bai border in Cambodia. The Vietnamese Department of Immigration must approve the application for visa on arrival. 

Work permit

Foreign nationals must apply for a work permit in order to be eligible to work in Vietnam, unless they fall under a special category that is exempted from requiring a work permit, e.g. foreign investors. Foreign directors of Vietnamese limited liability companies require work permit to carry of their duties. Upon meeting the conditions, a work permit is issued for two years.

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