Types of Vietnamese visa
As the new regulations went into effect in January 2015, there are about 20 different types of Vietnamese visas including DL, DN, NG, LV, DH, HN, PV, TT, VR, SQ ..ect.
A sample of a business visa categorized under DN.
|Visa Type||Description and Information||Validity|
|NG1 - NG4||Diplomatic Visas||No longer than 12 months|
|LV1 - LV2||Working with Vietnam authorities or parties||No longer than 12 months|
|ĐT||Investor Visas||No longer than 5 years|
|DN||Working with Vietnamese enterprises||No longer than 12 months|
|NN1 - NN2||Chief Representative Office in Vietnam, Head of Project Office of foreign NGO||No longer than 12 months|
|NN3||NGOs' Staff, Rep office in Vietnam||No longer than 12 months|
|DH||Student/Internship||No longer than 12 months|
|HN||Meetings/Conferences||No longer than 03 months|
|PV1||Journalists with permanent residence in Vietnam||No longer than 12 months|
|PV2||Journalists with short term residence in Vietnam||No longer than 12 months|
|LĐ||Foreign workers/Working visas||No longer than 2 years|
|DL||Tourist/Visitor Visas||No longer than 03 months|
|TT||Dependents of LV1, LV2, ĐT, NN1, NN2, DH, PV1, LĐ||No longer than 12 months|
|VR||Family visits, other purposes||No longer than 06 months|
Note: Visa on arrival is good for tourism purpose only, you may not be able to get other types of visa with this method.
Last Updated: January 01, 2019
Frequently asked questions
I am visiting Vietnam for a business conference, what type of visa do I need to apply for?
You can either apply for a DN visa or HN visa as in the chart above, both will work for your purpose of visit.
I plan to open a business in Vietnam, which visa category is appropriate?
If you plan to conduct business and investment activities in Vietnam, you can apply for a 5-year DT visa (investors visas) in this case. Required documents are as follows:
- Business/Investment certificate
- Company seal certificate
- NA 16 form for seal registration and the director sign.
- NA5 form for visa request
- A valid passport
- Temporary stay permit registration form