April 25 - 2024 4:15 pm

Business Visa

Vietnam Business Visa


All you need to know about Vietnam business visa after Covid!

1. What is Vietnam business visa? How long it is good for?

Vietnam business visa is a short-term visa to Vietnam, issued to the foreigners who will be working with/for a company in Vietnam, attending a meeting/negotiation, or signing contracts, and do not have a valid working visa or temporary residence card.

Vietnamese business visa is categorized as DN1 and DN2 visa (formally DN, of which:

  • DN1 visa – to be granted to foreigners who work with other businesses and organizations with legal status in accordance with the laws of Vietnam.
  • DN2 visa – to be granted to foreigners who come to Vietnam to offer services, establish a commercial presence or perform other activities under international treaties to which Vietnam is a member.
Sample Vietnam business visa
Sample Vietnam business visa

While people with Vietnam tourist visas are not permitted to work in Vietnam, those with a business visa are allowed to take a leisure trip during their business in Vietnam.

Before Covid, a Vietnamese business visa is available in:

  • 1-month single/multiple entry
  • 3-month single/multiple entry, and
  • 1-year multiple entry (for US Passport holders only).

But at the moment, a business visa for Vietnam is good for 3 months at maximum.

2. What are Vietnam business visa requirements?

Except for citizens of Vietnam visa-free Countries, all foreigners must apply for a business visa to do business in Vietnam.

In order to get a business visa for Vietnam, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You are not prohibited from Vietnam entry.
  • You must have a sponsor company in Vietnam (the company you will work for after entering Vietnam) that is willing to sponsor your visa and travel. It must be a real company, not a service one, as you may encounter certain hardships if using a service/ghost one.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry into Vietnam and have at least 02 blank pages.
  • Your portrait photos (4*6cm, or 2*2 inch, white background, in paper or .jpg, depending on your way of Vietnam business visa application).
Vietnam business visa requirements
Vietnam business visa requirements

3. How to get a Vietnam business visa?

You can apply for a business visa to Vietnam in one of the following ways:

  • At a Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in your country
  • On arrival, at one of 8 international airports of Vietnam,
  • Online, through the Vietnam e-visa portal.

Before exploring in detail, please take a quick look at these 3 ways:

Category Embassy visa Visa on arrival Evisa
Where to get Vietnam embassy/consulate Vietnam arrival airport Online, via Vietnam e-visa portal
Port of entry Any Any of 8 international airports of Vietnam Any of 33 accepted entry checkpoints
Validity Up to 3 months, single/multiple entry Up to 3 months, single/multiple entry 30 days, single entry
Extension Can be extended in Vietnam Can be extended in Vietnam Cannot be extended in Vietnam

Now, let’s figure out each with us.

3.1 Getting a Vietnamese business visa at Vietnam embassy/consulate

In case you want to get a Vietnamese business visa this way, you have to visit the nearest Vietnam embassy/consulate. You can find the list of Vietnamese embassies and consulates worldwide here.

The application process for a Vietnam business embassy visa will be as follows:

👉Step 1: Get the Vietnam business visa sponsorship letter

Your sponsor company in Vietnam will apply for your Vietnam business visa sponsorship letter (also known as Vietnam business visa invitation letter, business visa approval letter, or Vietnam entry permit) with the Vietnam Immigration Department. The documents are:

This process will take around 5 – 7 working days since receipt of full required documents by the Immigration.

If the application is approved, the Immigration Department of Vietnam will

  • issue the sponsorship letter to your sponsor, and also
  • fax a letter for your business visa stamping to the registered office of Vietnam embassy/consulate.

👉Step 2: Prepare documents for Vietnam business visa stamping

Your sponsor will send the invitation letter obtained in step 1 to you. And you will print it out, and put it with other required documents, including but not limited to:

  • a completed Vietnam visa application form,
  • your original passport,
  • your photos, and
  • visa fee which depends on the embassy/consulate.

👉Step 3: Get Business visa stamp

You submit your prepared documents to the registered Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam by mail or in person, depending on its regulations.

Once your Business Visa has been approved, it will be affixed on your passport and you can use it to enter the country.

3.2 Getting a Vietnam business visa on arrival

The process to get a business visa on arrival is almost the same as getting an embassy business visa. However, instead of getting the visa stamped by the Vietnam embassy/consulate, you will get it stamped at Vietnam airport upon your arrival then.

Its process is as follows:

👉Step 1: Get the Vietnam business visa sponsorship letter

Your sponsor in Vietnam will get the business visa sponsorship letter from the Vietnam Immigration Department and send it to you.

👉Step 2: Prepare documents for business visa stamping

You will need to prepare:

  • print of your visa sponsorship letter,
  • a completed Vietnam visa application form,
  • your original passport, and
  • your photos, and
  • visa stamping fee, which is:
    • US $25 for a single entry visa, or
    • US $50 for a multiple entry visa.

👉Step 3: Get business visa stamped

Upon arrival at Vietnam airport, you will need to show the documents mentioned above to the Vietnam Immigration Officer to get visa stamped onto your passport and then complete the entry procedure to enter Vietnam and do your work.

No matter whether you want to get an embassy visa or a visa on arrival, we are here to help you and your sponsor to get your business visa sponsorship letter HASSLE-FREE.

3.3 Getting a Vietnam business evisa

Citizens of 80 countries can get a Vietnam business evisa. Check full list here.

However, a business e-visa is good for 30 days in single entry only, and it cannot be extended without leaving Vietnam. As such, in case you wish to stay in Vietnam longer than 30 days, you are highly recommended to get the business visa through one of the other two options.

You can apply for a Business e visa for Vietnam personally or the inviting organization/company can apply on your behalf.

👉Applying for a Vietnam Business evisa personally

To apply for a Business Visa online, as you are completing the online application form at the Vietnam Immigration Portal, simply select “Business Activities” as the purpose of your travel on the dropdown menu.

Then, upload a picture of yourself, a scanned picture of your passport, pay the visa fee, and wait for the visa to be processed.

If your Vietnam Business e-visa application is approved, you can download the visa and present it at the entry checkpoint of Vietnam.

👉The inviting organization/company applies for your Vietnam Business eVisa

If the company you will join is going to apply for your Business Visa, they have to register on the Vietnam Immigration Portal, where they will be provided with an account and an electronic signature.

They have to upload a scanned picture of your passport, your pictures, and pay the visa fee.

If their application is approved, they have to send you the registration code so that you can print out your evisa and enter Vietnam.

This evisa process often takes you or your sponsor 3 working days to complete, or longer depending on the volume of visa applications pending for processing.

Sample Vietnam business evisa
Sample Vietnam business evisa

In case you find the process complicated, or need to get your visa urgently, feel free to let us know. We can help you to get it in 1 – 2 – 3 working days.

4. Can I extend a Vietnam Business Visa?

The embassy visa and visa on arrival can be extended in Vietnam while the e-visa cannot.

5. Vietnam Business Visa Price

The fee for a Vietnam Business Visa depends on the method through which you’re applying:

  • If you are applying for a Vietnam Business Visa On Arrival:
    • Single-entry, 1 month: USD 25
    • Multiple-entry, 1 month USD 50
    • Single-entry, 3 months USD 25
    • Multiple-entry, 3 months USD 50
  • If you are applying for a Vietnam Business eVisa: USD 25
  • If you are applying for a Vietnam Business Visa at an Embassy/Consulate: It depends on the specific Embassy or Consulate.

*In case you get the embassy visa/VOA, you and your sponsor will need to pay certain charges for the sponsorship letter.

Please be informed that we can involve in the process to help you get your business visa EASILY & QUICKLY. Our fees are as follows:

► For Business visa sponsorship letter to get an embassy visa/VOA

Processing time Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days 270*
3 working days +84 32 896 0880

*This fee does not include the visa stamping fee.

► For Business evisa:

Processing time Fee (USD/pax)
1 – 2 pax 3 – 4 pax From 5 pax
4 – 5 working days 50 49 48
3 working days 60 59 57
2 working days 75 73 71
Emergency +84 32 896 0880

Note: This is full-package fee for a 30-day tourist visa, including the Government fee and service fee

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