Procedures for extending one-year temporary residence cards for foreigners who have spouses who are Vietnamese citizens

Last Updated: 10/19/2018

1. Conditions for applying for a temporary residence card:

     - Passport of foreigners remaining valid for at least 13 months;

     - Visas are being used in Vietnam for the right purpose;

     - Having a work permit (work permit) with a minimum term of 12 months.

2. Dossiers of application for temporary residence cards for foreigners who have working permits:

     - The legal document of the enterprise providing guarantee for the foreign worker, including:

          + Certificate of operation of an enterprise employing a foreign worker (business license, investment license, operation license of representative office, branch, ...);

          + A seal specimen registration certificate or written notice on the posting of information on seal specimen of the enterprise on the national enterprise registration portal;

          + Form NA16: Registration of seal and signature for the first time at the Immigration Office (download);

     - Work permit of the foreigner;

     - Form NA8: Application form for temporary residence card for foreigner (download);

     - The original passport is valid for at least 13 months;

     - 02 photos 2cmx3cm.

3. Temporary residence card: not more than 02 years in accordance with the current law.

4. Place of filing: Immigration Department.

5. Time limit for carrying out procedures: 05 working days from the date of submission of valid dossiers.

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