Certificate of 5-year Vietnam visa exemption

Date Create: 28/06/2021


The certificate of 5-year Vietnam visa exemption only allows the holder to stay up to 6 months per entry. It is a document which is valid for entry into and exit from Vietnam, and is issued to foreigners of Vietnamese origin or foreigners who are spouses or children of Vietnamese citizens residing abroad.

The certificate of visa exemption is valid for up to 05 years and the validity term is at least 06 months shorter than the remaining validity term of the passport or permanent residence document issued by a foreign country.

Conditions for granting a certificate of 5-year visa exemption

Having a foreign passport or a substitute document which has the remaining validity term of more than 1 year, preferably more than 5 years to be granted a visa with the maximum term.

For foreigners of Vietnamese origin who are residing abroad:

+ Providing documents proving that they used to be Vietnamese.

For foreigners who are spouses or children of Vietnamese citizens:

+ Providing documents proving the relationship with Vietnamese citizens.

Documents to apply for a certificate of 5-year visa exemption

Basic documents to apply for a certificate of visa exemption include:

+ Declaration form to apply for a certificate of visa exemption, form NA9.

+ 02 4x6 photos with white background.

+ Foreign passport.

In case of being foreigners of Vietnamese origin, please prepare additional documents:

+ Papers proving that they are Vietnamese residing abroad. They can be one of the following papers: Birth certificate, Decision on renunciation of Vietnamese nationality or certificate of loss of Vietnamese nationality, expired Vietnam passport, Identity card (which is still valid or expires), household register, etc.

In case of being spouses or children of Vietnamese citizens or Vietnamese residing abroad, please provide additional documents:

+ Papers proving the relationship of being spouses or children of Vietnamese citizens or Vietnamese residing abroad: Marriage registration certificate, Birth certificate, Confirmation of parent and child relationship, etc.

+ Personal papers of sponsoring Vietnamese citizens.

Procedures to apply for a certificate of 5-year visa exemption

Step 1: Prepare the required documents.

Step 2: Submit the application at the Immigration Department - Ministry of Public Security or the Immigration Offices of the provinces or cities.

The immigration officer will receive documents, check the legality and contents of the application. If the application is complete and valid, he/she will print a receipt and hand it to the person submitting the application. In case the application is insufficient or invalid, the receiving officer will guide to prepare the complete and valid application.

Time to receive and return documents: from Monday to Saturday every week (excluding holidays and New Year).

Step 3: Receive the certificate of visa exemption at the Receipt and Result Return Division at the Immigration Department - Ministry of Public Security.

The receiver produces the receipt, identity card or passport to the officer who returns the results to check and compare. If there are results, the receiver is required to pay the fees and sign for confirmation.

Processing time for granting certificate of 5-year visa exemption  

The processing time for granting certificate of visa exemption is no more than 07 working days from the date of receipt of complete and valid application.

Fees for granting certificate of 5-year visa exemption

To get information about the fees for granting certificate of 5-year visa exemption, you can call 84 1900 6654 for more details.

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