DT1 visa - Vietnam Investor visa for foreigners

Date Create: 29/11/2023

DT1 visa is issued to foreign investors with a capital contribution of 100 billion VND or more, The visa will have a maximum duration of up to 5 years. In addition, when foreign investors enter Vietnam with a DT1 visa, they will be considered for a temporary residence card with the same symbol and a duration of not up to 10 years. 

What is a DT1 visa? Conditions to apply for a Vietnam DT1 visa

In Immigration Law No. 47/2014/QH13, visa which is issued to foreign investors in Vietnam has the symbol DT. However, according to the provisions of Law No. 51/2019/QH14 amending and supplementing, Vietnam investment visas are issued under 4 symbols: DT1, DT2, DT3, DT4.

>> In this article, Nhi Gia will provide general information about the case of being granted a DT1 visa. For the remaining symbols, please follow up at: https://nhigia.vn/.

DT1 Visa (Vietnam visa symbol DT1) is one of the symbols of 21 types of Vietnam visa, issued for:

  1. Foreign investors and representatives of foreign organizations invest in Vietnam with contributed capital of 100 billion VND or more; or
  2. Investment in industries and trades with investment incentives and geographical areas with investment incentives shall be decided by the Government.

Foreign investors need to meet the following conditions before applying for a Vietnam visa, symbol D1:

  1. Have a valid passport or international travel document
  2. There are agencies and organizations in Vietnam to invite and guarantee
  3. Not in the cases that have not been allowed to enter the country as prescribed
  4. Having documents proving the investment in Vietnam following the provisions of the Law on Investment. Documents such as:
  • Investment certificates
  • Business registration license and documents certifying the investment status of competent state agencies in Vietnam.

Investor DT1 visa procedures for foreigners in Vietnam

Based on where the foreign investors live, the Investor DT1 visa procedures will be different. Specifically:

  • Case 1 - Foreign investors are overseas: the guarantor shall carry out procedures to apply for a written Approval Entry Letter for foreigners. After that, foreign investors carry out procedures for DT1 visa stamping at the registered Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate or Border Gate.
  • Case 2 - Foreign investors are in Vietnam: the agency inviting the guarantee will change the purpose of the visa, carry out the procedures for a new/extended visa as prescribed for the investors, or carry out the procedure for a temporary residence card with the corresponding DT1 symbol, with a term of up to 10 years for a temporary residence card. Call [+84] 1900 6654 for assistance with the application documentation!

The process of Case 1 follows 3 steps below:

Step 1: The company invites or guarantees to prepare documents for the Approval Entry Letter

Necessary documents to apply for an Approval Entry Letter - investment purposes, including:

  1. Copy of Business License/Investment License of the inviting, guaranteeing business registration agency.
  2. Registration of seal and signature of the legal representative - NA16 Form 
  3. Application for Official Letter of Guarantee for entry for foreigners entering Vietnam - NA2 Form 
  4. Copy of valid passport 
  5. And other documents as required (depending on specific cases).

Step 2: Proceed to submit the guarantee application

The representative of the inviting or guarantor company will submit the application at:

  • Immigration Department of Hanoi/HCMC; or
  • Immigration Department of the province or city where the foreigner will stay

Step 3: Foreigners carry out procedures to stamp Vietnam visa with the symbol DT1

After about 5-7 days of submitting the application, the Vietnam agency/organization will receive the notification and issue an Approval Entry Letter to the foreigners from the Immigration Department. The inviting and guaranteeing agency notify and send a scanned copy of the official dispatch to the foreigner.

Foreign investors need to prepare the following documents to stamp the DT1 visa and enter Vietnam:

  1. Original passport with validity and at least 2 blank pages
  2. Vietnam visa application form (NA1 Form) with photo
  3. A hard copy of the Approval Entry Letter

The visa stamping procedure will be depended on the registered location:

  1. Vietnam Embassy/TLSQ registered; or
  2. Registered Vietnam border gate

The processing time for DT1 foreign investment visa is about 3-5 working days from the date of submitting all required documents.

>> For case 2, the foreign investor is in Vietnam. Depending on the specific case, the foreigner needs to prepare the corresponding documents. For details, please contact [+84] 1900 6654 or leave registration information, Nhi Gia will offer a suitable solution for you.

How much do Vietnam DT1 visa fees take?

Based on the visa’s value, the fee for Vietnam visa stamping in the field of exit, entry, transit and residence in Vietnam will be different. According to the latest regulations, Vietnam visa with DT1 symbol is granted for a period of not more than 5 years. Fees will be based on the provisions of Circular No. 25/2021/TT-BTC. 

  • 1-month single entry DT1 visa, 3-month single entry DT1 visa 25 USD
  • DT1 Visa types with validity of no more than 03 months 50 USD
  • DT1 Visa types with validity from more than 3 to 6 months 95 USD
  • DT1 Visa types with validity from more than 06 months to 12 months 135 USD
  • DT1 Visa types with validity from 12 months to 02 years 145 USD
  • DT! Visa types with validity from over 02 years to 05 years 155 USD

Package DT1 visa service from prestigious agency

If you have difficulties in completing the DT1 visa application procedure, please contact Nhi Gia immediately to register for a package of Vietnam Investor visa services.

Nhi Gia supports customers in a timely manner and helps to save maximum time and costs. With experience in handling documents for Vietnamese/foreigners since 2006, Nhi Gia is proud to be the best support agency for customers in all cases.

>> Contact [+84] 1900 6654 or email: info@nhigia.vn for advice about a DT1 visa. Contact us now, because a team of visa specialists with nearly 20 years of experience in Nhi Gia is always ready to give you free advice!

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