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Temporary Residence Card

Vietnam Temporary Residence Card, valid from 1 year to 5 years. Foreigners holding TRC cards will be exempt from visas and can enter and exit multiple times according to the work needs within the duration of the card, thus it helps save time and money for Vietnam visa application as well as Vietnam visa extension during the entry, exit, and residence in Vietnam.

Besides, foreigners can stay in Vietnam for a period of time while their temporary residence card is still valid without having to leave Vietnam.

Particularly, TRC is issued for investor, shareholder, foreigner granted Vietnam work permit, and accompanying relatives (including father, mother, wife, husband, and children under 18) of the TRC owner. If you are looking for a “long-term relationship” with Vietnam, TRC is absolutely the best choice.

Temporary Residence Card Fee

Service Fee (USD)
Switching from Tourist visa to TRC 320 Apply Now
Switching from Business visa to TRC 240 Apply Now

Note:The processing time of a request for a temporary residence card for foreigners in Vietnam is 07-10 working days from the date of receiving full documents. If you do not have enough those documents above, price of service will be change from time to time. Please contact us at [email protected] or Hotline: +84 9 8852 2908.

Who can apply for a temporary residence card in Vietnam?

First of all, you have Vietnam work permit which is valid for at least 12 months at time of applying for the temporary residence card. Importantly, you are actually working in Vietnam, you have a career in the country: owner of a company, member of a liable company/organization/diplomatic missions/consular offices/representative offices.. where you can be sponsored, as well as professionals, students, trainees who are in the national working or studying programs which is signed between the ministries was approved by the Government. In addition, accompanying relatives (father, mother, wife, husband, children under 18 of the granting residence card person) is a legitimate circumstance for making a TRC.

A guideline of getting Temporary Resident Card

Basically your length of temporarily staying in Vietnam temporarily has been for 1 year or more, along with your passport is valid for at least 13 months.

There are essential documents you need to prepare.

Because you are a businessman or you are working for a company, you need to submit a notarized copy of legal entity profile of guaranteed organizations or enterprises which asked for the issuance of temporary residence card, and depend on the specific cases, the following documents may be required:

  1. Certificate of investment (if any);
  2. Certificate of business registration;
  3. Photo of work permit or photo of work permit exemption paper;
  4. Seal registration certificate;
  5. 01 written request for temporary residence card (Form NA6); declaration about foreigners applying for temporary residence card (form NA8) with 02 photos( image size 2×3 cm);
  6. 01 copy of passport and a valid visa( bring an original for comparison);
  7. The cases of bringing relatives: foreigner must submit some documents such as birth certificate, marriage certificate or household registration…
  8. Temporary residence paper;
  9. Explanation visa application form (for tourist visa only);

Request Temporary Residence Card

Where can you procedure TRC?

Here are the contact details of the 3 major Immigration Departments located in all 3 major regions of Vietnam – the North, Center and South:

In Ho Chi Minh City:

  • The Ho Chi Minh City Police Department’s Immigration Office: 196 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ministry of Public Security Department Of Immigration: 254 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

In Da Nang:

  • 7 Tran Quy Cap, Da Nang City

In Ha Noi:

  • 44-46 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

All the including fee of proceeding a Vietnam temporary residence card is approximately 240$

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for the Vietnam Temporary Resident Card?

  • Members of a limited liable company with two members or more/in the Board of a joint-stock company
  • Owner of a one-member limited liability company.
  • Foreign lawyers who have been licensed by Ministry of Justice to practice law in Vietnam as stipulated by law.
  • Foreigners having work permit, work in various kinds of foreign enterprises and representative offices of foreign companies.
  • Professionals, students, trainees working or studying in national programs and projects signed between the ministries and approved by the government.
  • Accompanying relatives (father, mother, wife, husband, children under 18 of the granting residence card person).

How to apply for a Vietnam Temporary Resident Card?

  • Step 1: Prepare all of the documents as prescribed by law.
  • Step 2: Submit them to the Immigration Department – Ministry of Public Security. Authority will check your complete legible papers and inform you of the result.
  • Step 3: If your application is approved, you will pay for the fee and the authority will issue your TRC.

Where can I submit my prepared TRC documents?

Here are the contact details of the 3 major Immigration Departments located in all 3 major regions of Vietnam – the North, Center and South:

In Ho Chi Minh City:

  • The Ho Chi Minh City Police Department’s Immigration Office: 196 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ministry of Public Security Department Of Immigration: 254 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

In Da Nang:

  • 7 Tran Quy Cap, Da Nang City

In Ha Noi:

  • 44-46 Tran Phu Street, Hanoi

Can I renew my Vietnam Temporary Residence Card?

Yes you can. The procedure for reissue of a lost temporary resident card is as follows:

  • Written requests of inviting or guaranteeing agencies, organizations and individuals;
  • 01 declaration of information about the foreigner applying for temporary residence, with photo and stamp of the agency or organization;
  • 02 photos sized 3 x 4 cm;
  • 01 copy of passport, valid visa, entry and exit certificate (with the original for comparison);
  • 01 copy (with the original for comparison) of documents proving the purpose of staying in Vietnam (depending on specific cases, submitting appropriate papers: investment license, enterprise establishment permit, work permit, certificate of board member, license to establish a representative office, certificate of marriage or birth …).
  • In case of loss of temporary residence card, in addition to the provisions of the new application dossier, an application must be submitted together with a written description of the reason for the loss or a written loss notice of the guaranteeing agency.

How long does it take to get my TRC?

  • Applying the new The Temporary Residence Card takes from 05 to 07 working days from the date of receiving completed documents.
  • Applying the The Temporary Residence Card due to lost takes 10 to 14 working days.

SERVICE INFORMATION

The processing time of a request for a temporary residence card for foreigners in Vietnam is 07-10 working days from the date of receiving full documents.

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DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS

Please send us all following requirements below:
  1. Health certificate
  2. Notarized Business Registration of the company in Vietnam
  3. Work permit or work permit exemption paper
  4. Form NA6 (Download here)
  5. Form NA8 (Download here)
  6. Instruction paper (we will send you via email after we received all documents above)

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