Vietnam Investor Visa

The Vietnam investment visa is a type of visa that allows people to enter and stay in Vietnam for the purpose of investing in or establishing a business.

What is Investor Visa?

Investor Visa is a type of visa granted by the Government to foreign investors or representatives of foreign organizations/enterprises who establish or contribute capital to enterprises in Vietnam.

Vietnam Investor Visa is symbolized as Visa DT with 4 types namely DT1, DT2, DT3, and DT4. Although the validity of the investor visa is 1-5 years, foreigners can make use of this visa to register a Vietnam Resident Card which allows them to stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 10 years (for DT1, 2, 3). Besides, this visa permits investors to guarantee for their wives and children to enter Vietnam on a visiting-relative visa (for DT1, 2, 3).

Investor visa in brief

Symbol

Visa DT

Types

  • DT1: Contributed capital >= 100 billion VND
  • DT2: Contributed capital from 50 - under 100 billion VND
  • DT3: Contributed capital from 3 - under 50 billion VND
  • DT4: Contributed capital < 3 billion VND

Validity

  • Up to 5 years (can be extended to 10 years if using visa DT1 and applying for a temporary resident card)

Documents

  • Visa application form NA2 for foreigners not yet in Vietnam
  • Visa application form NA5 for foreigners changing visa type
  • Original passport with 2 blank pages
  • 02 passport-sized photos in 4x6cm size
  • Temporary residence registration
  • Certified copies of documents proving the investment capital

Processing time

  • 5-7 working days

Fee

  • 25 - 155 USD

Types of investment visa

Vietnam Investor Visa includes 4 types:

  • DT1: Granted to foreign investors and representatives of foreign organizations contributing a capital of over 100 billion VND in Vietnam, or investing in prioritized industries or professions or geographical areas prescribed by the Government. Visa DT1 has a validity of 5 years.
  • DT2: Granted to foreign investors and representatives of foreign organizations contributing a capital of 50 - under 100 billion VND, or investing in industries or professions encouraged for investment prescribed by the Government. Visa DT2 has a validity of 5 years.
  • DT3: Granted to foreign investors and representatives of foreign organizations contributing capital of 3 - under 50 billion VND in Vietnam. Visa DT3 has a validity of 3 years.
  • DT4: Granted to foreign investors and representatives of foreign organizations contributing capital of under 3 billion VND in Vietnam. Visa DT4 has a validity of 1 year (12 months).

Visa DT4 is the most popular type for foreign investors coming to Vietnam.

Conditions & required documents

Foreigners must meet a few conditions to apply for an investor visa to Vietnam.

  • Have a valid passport
  • Have a sponsor/guaranteed agency or organization in Vietnam
  • Have documents proving that you are an investor (Business license, investment license, certificate of capital contribution/share in the enterprise, or relevant documents in regard of Vietnam Law).

How to apply

Preparation

Documents required by foreigners for investor visa application are:

  • Visa application form (Form NA2 for foreigners not yet entering Vietnam or Form NA5 if foreigners have already entered and been residing in Vietnam)
  • A valid original passport with at least 2 blank pages
  • 02 photos in 4x6cm size
  • Temporary residence registration form as prescribed (for foreigners who have already entered and been residing in Vietnam)
  • Certified copies of documents proving the completion of the investment capital contribution to enterprises/companies in Vietnam according to Vietnam Law.

In addition, if foreigners’ guaranteed companies/enterprises have submitted legal documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department before, they do not have to prepare and submit them again. In case they are the guarantors for the first time, they must prepare the following documents:

  • A certified copy of Business license/Investment license.
  • A sample introduction of seal, signature of an authorized person of the company (form NA16)
  • A certificate of seal sample registration or the Notice of publishing the enterprise's seal sample on the national enterprise registration portal.

Procedures

  • Step 1: Prepare required documents
  • Step 2: Guaranteed agencies/organizations submit all documents to one of Vietnam Immigration’s representative offices in Hanoi (44 Tran Phu)/ Ho Chi Minh City (333 Nguyen Trai)/ Danang (7 Tran Quy Cap) or Immigration Office of the province/city where the enterprise is located.

Applicants will get a receipt with an appointment and wait for the review process (5 working days)

  • Step 3: Get the result
    • For foreign investors outside Vietnam: Guaranteed companies get the pre-approval visa letter, then scan the entire document and send it to the foreign investor. Foreigners prepare a passport, a visa application form, and 02 photos as prescribed to get a visa stamp at the arrival port in Vietnam.
    • For foreign investors staying in Vietnam: Guaranteed companies get a visa from Immigration Department and foreigners can stay in Vietnam with an investor visa.

Processing time & fee

The investor visa process takes around 05 working days. The fee depends on the duration of your stay and the number of entries:

  • Single entry: USD25
  • Multiple entries
    • Under 03 months: USD50
    • 06 months: USD95
    • 12 months: USD135
    • 02 years: USD145
    • 05 years: USD155

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Kyle Caldwell
United States

My company is in the process of applying for the IRC & ERC. Once completed, can your firm help to obtain a DT3 investor visa for me? Would like help obtaining the visa approval letter from Vietnam. I can apply directly through the USA embassy for the DT3 visa, or you can help with this if the fee is reasonable.

What is your cost for:

1. Obtaining the visa approval letter from Vietnam

2. Applying for the DT3 investor visa

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A Answered by Lina Tran

@Kyle Caldwell, As we offer tourist visas only, we just emailed you with a comprehensive guide on how to obtain an DT3 investor visa, including the necessary fees, required documents, and contact information for agencies who arrange this type of visa.

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Ulfar Orn Fridriksson
Iceland

I am from Iceland and I have a strong relationship with Vietnam, I am engaged to a Vietnamese woman, I am interested in investing in Vietnam and also I was born there though I have been citizen of Iceland for a long time. I have used your very good service before to get a Visa into Vietnam.

So my question now is : Can you help me with my short time Visa application upto 60-90 days or help me in any other way, e.g communicate with a Vietnamese embassy if that is the only way to apply etc.?

I am aware that Vietnam is open to tourists but my application would be based on that I would be reunite with my financée in Vietnam and I am interested in investing there. Also I am aware that the Vietnam goverment has recently amended the law on entry of foreigners into Vietnam, among other things expanded rules e.g. with a new type of Visa etc.

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A Answered by Lina Tran

@Ulfar Orn Fridriksson, Yes, it is currently possible to obtain a long-term investor visa for Vietnam. However, our services are limited to tourist visas only. Therefore, we have emailed you with contact information for several agencies that specialize in handling investor visa applications.

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Frequently asked questions

1. Can I extend an investor visa?

Yes. You can extend your investor visa after arriving in Vietnam. The dossier includes business registration of the guarantee company, a valid passport, proof of being an investor, a visa application form (NA5) for stay extension, introduction letter for the representative individual applying for the visa. Then, you can submit the dossier at the Vietnam Immigration Office and wait for 5-7 business days.

2. How long is required for passport validity?

Your passport must have a validity of at least 6 months since your application and correspond to the visa duration you apply for.

3. Can I change my tourist visa to an investor visa?

Yes. If you have entered Vietnam on a tourist visa, you still can change it to an investor visa if you meet all conditions such as having a sponsor/guaranteed organization, completing the capital contribution and having a certificate attached, buying shares of a joint stock company, opening your own company in Vietnam, etc.

4. How long is a DT4 visa valid?

A visa DT4 has a validity of up to 12 months.

5. Which investor visa type can I convert to a temporary resident card?

Visa DT1, DT2, and DT3 are allowed to be converted to temporary resident cards.

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