The number of foreigners coming to Vietnam for a long-term job is increasingly currently. And to work in Vietnam legally, they need to have a work visa (LD visa). This article will provide you will full guide on how to make a working visa for foreigners in Vietnam and some important information as follows:
The working visa for foreigners in Vietnam is symbolized as LD. It has maximum validity of 1 year, but in case the work permit is valid for less than 1 year, the validity of the corresponding work visa is equal to that of the work permit.
The following persons can apply for a work visa in Vietnam:
If you are interested in a work visa for Vietnam and its legality, you should refer to the following laws:
To get a work visa for Vietnam, both the entity where the foreigner works and the foreigner himself/herself should follow 5 steps below:
The Vietnam based company will act as a guarantor and shall prepare the following documents to apply for a work permit for its foreign employee:
Representative of the entity where the foreigner is working for will submit the documents mentioned above at the Vietnam Immigration Department or the Immigration Office under the Department of Public Security in city or province where its head office is based.
After submitting the documents and paying the visa fee, the submitter will receive an appointment note stating the expected date to receive the visa processing result.
In case of getting the working visa stamped at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in foreign country, a Fax charge must be paid.
Submission time: Monday to Friday, Saturday morning.
The company’s representative, on the appointed date, will visit the Immigration department/office to receive the visa letter (if issued).
After getting the letter, the entity shall notify the foreigner via email, fax or express courier so that he/she can complete the visa procedure.
The foreigner will, at the office of Vietnam embassy/consulate in his/her host country, submit:
and pay for the visa fee applied by the embassy/consulate to get the work visa stamped onto passport.
The processing time of a request for work visa by the Vietnam Immigration Department/Office is normally 05 working days since receipt of full required documents.
Many foreigners might think a business visa and a work visa for Vietnam is the same. But in fact, they are completely different. Vietnam work visa is not a business visa.
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