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Who can get a Vietnamese Temporary Resident Card?

April 22, 2021

Foreigners who come to Vietnam with visiting, business and staying purposes have been bringing a significant source of income, contributing to the development of Vietnam socio-economic. However, if the foreign resident management is not good, it will lead to the risk of losing security and public disorder in Vietnam urban cities. Temporary residence card is very suitable for foreigners because it can replace a Vietnam visa for entry, exit or residence in the territory of Vietnam. Do you want to know if you are qualified? The following article will help you see who is granted a Vietnam Temporary Residence Card.

Vietnam Temporary Residence Card

Who can get a Vietnamese Temporary Resident Card?

Who can get a Vietnamese Temporary Resident Card?

Temporary residence card (TRC) is issued to foreign investors, shareholders, foreign employees with work permits in Vietnam and accompanying relatives of TRC holders.

Temporary residence cards are also issued to foreigners with valid Vietnamese visas with the code NG3, LV1, LV2, ĐT, DH, NN1, NN2, TT, LD or PV1. The meaning of these codes is understood as follows:

NG3 – issued to members of diplomatic missions, consulates, representative offices of international organizations of the United Nations, intergovernmental organizations and to spouses, children under 18 years old, the maid accompanied during the term

LV1 – Issued for people who work with departments, agencies and units of the Central Communist Party of Vietnam; Congress, Government, Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front, Supreme People’s Court; The Supreme People’s Procuracy, Government, Ministries, Ministerial-level agencies and Auditing government agencies; Provincial Party Committee, People’s Council, Provincial People’s Committees or city directly under the Central Government

LV2 – Issued for people working with socio-political organizations, social organizations, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

ĐT – Issued for foreign investors in Vietnam and foreign lawyers practicing in Vietnam

DH – Issued for people who are practicing, learning

NN1 – Issued for leader of representative offices, projects of international organizations, international non-governmental organizations in Vietnam.

NN2 – Issued for heads of representative offices, branches of foreign enterprises, representative offices of other foreign economic, cultural and professional organizations in Vietnam.

TT – Issued for foreigners who are spouses, children under 18 years old of foreigners holding LV1, LV2, ĐT, NN1, NN2, DH, PV1, LĐ visas or to foreigners who are father, mother, wife, husband, and children of the Vietnamese citizen

– Issued for working people

PV1 – Issued for journalists who have permanent residency in Vietnam

Note: Vietnam temporary residence cards will not be issued for foreigners with less than 1 year valid passports

The validity of each Temporary resident card in Vietnam

Generally, the validity duration of the Temporary Residence Card is shorter than a passport of at least 30 days. However, each type of temporary residence card in Vietnam is different. Please read the list below for more details:

  • NG3, LV1, LV2, DT, DH temporary residence cards are valid for no more than 5 years.
  • NN1, NN2, TT temporary residence cards are valid for no more than 3 years.
  • LD or PV1 temporary residence cards are valid for no more than 2 years.
  • Expired temporary residence card can be renewed (please click here to know more about the renewal of Temporary Residence Card)