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Conditions and procedures for applying for Vietnam temporary residence card (TRC)

Foreigners who want to study and work in Vietnam for a long time need a temporary residence card. What are the conditions for issuing TRC to foreigners? What is the procedure for applying for a TRC? Join us and find it quickly through the following articles!

Conditions for a temporary residence card in Vietnam

1 / what do you know about TRC?

The temporary residence card is a document issued by the Vietnam immigration bureau to foreign citizens who want to work, study, or live in Vietnam for a long time. TRC holders can enter and exit multiple times during the validity of the temporary residence card without the need to extend the Vietnamese visa. In other words, a temporary residence card is a long-term visa valid for two to five years (depending on the type of temporary residence card).

In addition, the holder of a temporary residence card has the right to guarantee the residence of a family member in Vietnam by applying for a temporary residence card (also known as a temporary residence card for relatives of foreigners).

2 / who is eligible to apply for a TRC?

  • Foreigners with Vietnamese relatives
  • Foreigners whose relatives work in Vietnam (and already have a temporary residence card)
  • Reissue lost or damaged temporary residence permit to foreigners
  • Foreigners exempt from work permits
  • Foreigners with work permits
  • Foreigners with Vietnamese spouses
  • Foreign investors with companies in Vietnam

In this article, we will guide the conditions and extent of granting temporary residence cards to foreigners in the most common situations, such as foreign citizens with work permits and foreigners with Vietnamese relatives.

3 / what are the basic conditions for applying for a TRC?

  • The object to be granted a temporary residence card must have one of the following basic conditions:
  • A foreigner is a member of a limited liability company and there are two or more such members;
  • Foreigners are the owners of one-person limited liability company;
  • A foreigner is a member of the board of directors of a joint-stock company;
  • Foreign lawyers authorized by the Ministry of justice to practice Vietnamese law;
  • Foreigners with work permits are working in foreign companies in Vietnam;
  • Foreigners are experts and overseas students who work and study under the plan signed between ministries and commissions approved by the government;
  • Accompanying relatives of foreigners (father, mother, spouse, children) have obtained temporary residence cards or are Vietnamese citizens.

4 / what are the basic documents needed?

Have a valid passport for at least 13 months (preferably 2-5 years);

A visa is required to enter Vietnam for the specified purpose;

Depending on the type of application for a temporary residence card, applicants are required to prepare one of the following four documents:

  • Work permit or work permit exemption documents valid for one year or more
  • Employment letter of the enterprise where the foreigner works
  • Certification of investors or capital contributors in business
  • Documents proving the relationship between husband and wife, such as household register and marriage certificate.

Conditions and procedures for applying for Vietnam temporary residence card (TRC)

Procedures for handling temporary residence card in Vietnam

1. Application documents of TRC

The procedure for issuing TRC to foreigners requires the preparation of the following documents for each specific case:

A / for foreigners with work permits:

  • Provide a copy of the business registration certificate or equivalent document;
  • Copy of company seal sample registration certificate;
  • Copy of tax registration certificate of the company;
  • Copy of work permit valid for one year or more;
  • Four 3 * 4cm photos taken within 6 months showed clear faces;
  • Original and copy of passport, valid visa;
  • Copy of legal temporary residence permit in Vietnam.

B / for foreigners exempted from work permit

  • Copies of equivalent investment certificates or documents;
  • Copy of the registration certificate of the sample seal of the enterprise;
  • Copy of tax registration certificate of the company;
  • Copies of documents proving eligibility for exemption from work permit;
  • Four 3 * 4cm photos taken within 6 months showed clear faces;
  • Original and copy of passport, valid visa;
  • Copy of legal temporary residence permit in Vietnam.

C / accompanying relatives of foreigners or Vietnamese

If an alien is accompanied by a relative and wants to guarantee the relative to apply for a temporary residence permit for visiting relatives, the following documents are required:

  • Provide marriage certificate (spouse), birth certificate (in case of a guaranteed child) or proof of family relationship (in case of sponsor parent);
  • Four 3 * 4cm photos taken within 6 months showed clear faces;
  • A copy of the foreigner’s temporary residence permit in Vietnam, certified by the local police;
  • Copy of the documents proving the purpose of applying for a temporary residence card;
  • Original and copy of passport, valid visa.

2. Address of applying for TRC

The immigration or immigration office is the place where an application for a temporary residence permit is submitted to an alien. Specific address:

  • Northern Immigration office: 44 – 46, Trần Phú, Quận Ba Đình, Hà Nội
  • Southern immigration office: 333 – 335 – 337 Nguyễn Trãi, Quận 1, TP. HCM

Time to apply for a temporary residence card in Vietnam

1. How long does it take to apply for a TRC?

Your application for a temporary residence card will be considered approximately 7 days from the date of receipt of all documents by the Immigration Department (weekends, except holidays). If the configuration file is incomplete or invalid (as required), the application personnel will instruct you to supplement the documentation. At this point, the temporary residence permit for foreigners will be longer.

2. Duration of temporary residence permit for foreigners

Depending on the situation, the duration of the temporary residence card will vary, ranging from two years to a maximum of five years. In the process of issuing the document, the Immigration Department will consider many factors related to foreign enterprises and individuals in order to decide on the most reasonable temporary residence permit.

Where to apply for temporary residence card service reputation and professionalism?

In fact, it is not too complicated to apply for a TRC. However, it should be said that the TRC procedure is only valid for applicants with experience and knowledge of Vietnamese law, especially fluent Vietnamese. If you belong to this category, you can prepare your own TRC application. On the contrary, for foreign citizens who have limited capital and are not familiar with everything in Vietnam, it is an ideal solution to choose the service of TRC.

We provide skilled TRC services and have been operating for more than 10 years in the fields of TRCs, visa, alien immigration procedures, etc.. We are honored to be the residence of a TRC, familiar to foreign citizens and customers doing business in Vietnam. Come to us, you just need to provide some necessary personal documents, and let us take care of the rest!
To learn more about the procedures and services for issuing temporary residence cards to foreigners, please contact info@vietnamimmigration.vn

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