Vietnam Immigration Policy.
At present, Vietnam is more opening, so foreigners who wish to travel the country can apply directly at the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate located in their countries of residence. The complete application will be processed about 4 to 10 working days. Travelers may also get the visa upon arrival through a travel agent (ex: Vietnamvisacentre.com) and pick up the full visa at the airport. Governing bodies ensure that foreign nationals have their passports and other travel documents under control. Purposes of visits among individuals can differ from business, leisure, study, mass media, and permanent residency. Foreign travelers should know and follow the stipulations and rules about temporary stay and immigration.
- Issuing Vietnam visa for temporary resident certificate:
Foreign nationals would rather ask to issue, extend, supplement, modify visa for temporary resident certificate do have to present required documents to the Vietnam Immigration Office or Police Immigration Management of Cities/Provinces under Central authority. For tourist agencies, Vietnam international tourism companies - behalf of customers - will be responsible for dealing with Vietnam Immigration of Department. For individuals such as: family visit marriage, child adoption, treatment, and so on, the application must be confirmed by the ward, commune or shelter agencies which has jurisdiction.
- Issuing Vietnam visa for lost passport case
Just in case your passport is lost or stolen in Vietnam, it is essential to report back to the ward, commune where your passport was lost immediately. You should get in touch with the diplomatic representatives, your Embassy/Consulate in Vietnam to request for a new passport or other documents that can be used as a valid passport. And then, you'd better apply for the new Vietnam visa.
- Issuing Vietnam visa for visit purpose conversion
After travelers have arrived Vietnam and want to change their staying purpose (status of Vietnam visa) must be approved by agencies, organizations or individuals as a guarantee. Then, visitors complete all the procedures in Vietnam Immigration Office or Police Immigration management of Cities/Provinces under Central authority where the agencies, organizations or individuals guarantee are placed.
- Issuing Vietnam visa for temporary residence card
If foreign nationals have stayed in Vietnam more than 1 year, and wish to stay longer in Vietnam, you would like to ask for a temporary residence card. This temporary card is issued the authorized provincial office managing entry and exit under the Ministry of Public Security. It is valid for a period of one to three year.
The address of Vietnam Immigration Office in Vietnam:
- In Hanoi: New address: 44-46 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District. Tel:(+84-4) 3825-7941.
(Old address is 40A Hang Bai, Hoan Kiem)
- In Ho Chi Minh City: 254 Nguyen Trai, Dist 1. Tel: (+84-8) 3920-1701.
- In Danang City: No.7 Tran Quy Cap, Da Nnang City. Telephone: (+84-511) 823-383.
Immigration Office working hours:
From Monday to Friday and Saturday morning
Morning: 8 am – 11 am.
Afternoon: 1:30 pm – 4 pm.