Applying for a temporary residence card to visit relatives (code: TT)

Date Create: 13/07/2020


Foreigners who are relatives (spouses or children) of a foreign worker working in Vietnam or foreigners under the age of 18 who have sponsoring Vietnamese parents or Vietnamese spouses can be granted the temporary residence card to visit relatives (code: TT). The validity period of a temporary residence card to visit relatives is no more than 03 years and when it is about to expire, the application for temporary residence extension is required.

Requirements for being granted a temporary residence card to visit relatives

+ The passport validity period for foreigners who want to apply for a temporary residence card to visit relatives must be over 13 months.

+ Visas currently used in Vietnam (Viet Nam visa)must be used for the purpose of visiting relatives (code: TT or VR).

+ Having proof of relative relationship. These documents must be translated, notarized or legalized as prescribed.

Validity period of a temporary residence card to visit relatives

According to Clauses 1 and 3, Article 38 of the Law No. 47/2014/QH13 stipulating the entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, they are stated as follow:

The validity period of a TT temporary residence card is at least 30 days shorter than the one of passport or international travel document.

The maximum validity period of a TT temporary residence card is 03 years.

Application for a temporary residence card to visit relatives

Basic documents to apply for a temporary residence card for foreign relatives include:

+ Valid original passport.

+ 2x3 cm photo to attach on the declaration

+ Written registration for temporary residence with confirmation of public security agencies.

+ Written application for a temporary residence card (Form NA6 for agencies, organizations, Form NA7 for individuals).

+ Declaration to apply for a temporary residence card for foreigners (NA8).

+ Declaration of temporary residence for foreigners (Form KB).

+ 02 3x4cm photos (01 for attaching on the declaration, 01 separate photo).

+ Proof of eligibility for temporary residence card application is one of the following documents: work permit, confirmation of the head of the representative office, member of the Board of Directors or other papers proving eligibility for temporary residence card.

Process of applying for a temporary residence card to visit relatives

After sufficiently preparing all the required documents, you need to go to one of the agencies receiving the temporary residence card application.

+ The North: Immigration Department in Hanoi: No. 44 - 46 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District.

+ The South: Immigration Department in Ho Chi Minh City: No. 333 - 335 - 337 Nguyen Trai, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1.

+ Or the Immigration Offices of Public Security Departments of provinces and cities.

After checking the application, the immigration agencies will send a receipt to the person submitting the application. If the application is not valid, the officer will give you instructions to supplement the documents. Processing time is from 05 to 07 working days from the date of receipt of a complete and valid application.

Service of applying for temporary residence card to visit relatives

Temporary residence card to visit relatives is one of the necessary documents for relatives of foreign workers in Vietnam (spouses or children) or foreigners under 18 years of age who have sponsoring Vietnamese parents or spouses to be allowed to live and work (for a limited time) in Vietnam. The application for a temporary residence card to visit relatives is quite complicated, requiring knowledge of laws and administrative procedures. Additionally, you need to have time to prepare documents, travel and queue at the immigration agency.

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