NN1 visa, Managers of representative offices

Date Create: 23/11/2023

The regulations of Vietnam entry law for foreigners when applying for NN1 visa. Let's follow the information below so that the preparation of documents will be quick - complete - accurate and ensures the fastest results!

NN1 visa - The symbol visa for managers of representative offices

What is a NN1 visa? NN1 visa is issued to people who are managers of foreign representative offices or projects of international organizations and foreign non-governmental organizations in Vietnam.

What conditions must managers of representative offices meet?

According to Article 10 of the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam 2014, the conditions to apply for NN1 visa are regulated, foreigners need to:

  1. Have Have a valid passport or international travel document
  2. Not banned from entering Vietnam
  3. Guaranteed by an organization, company or enterprise in Vietnam (For NN1 visa, the representative office carries out invitation and guarantee procedures)

The duration of Vietnam NN1 visa

The duration of Vietnam NN1 visa is issued for no more than 12 months. Foreigners who are issued NN1 visa can apply for the Temporary Residence Card having the same symbol and duration (3 years). From there, foreigners are able to work longer, and easier to exit/enter Vietnam.

Conditions to apply for the NN1 visa (for Managers of foreign representative offices)

NN1 visa procedures for the managers of foreign representative offices are as follows:

Step 1: Foreigners carry out procedures to invite/ guarantee  through agencies or organizations

Foreigners must invite or guarantee through agencies, organizations, or individuals to carry out procedures at the immigration management agency. The inviting entity and residence of foreigners in Vietnam (hereinafter referred to as Law) shall directly apply to the Immigration Administration Department (prescribed in Clause 1 Article 16 Law 2014 and Article 3 Circular 31/2015/TT-BCA).

Step 2: The foreign representative offices in Vietnam must apply for Approval Entry Letter

Application for an Approval Entry Letter for foreigners includes:

  1. Business license or decision of the competent authority on the establishment of the organization (copy);
  2. The document introducing the seal and signature of the authorized person of the organization - Form NA16 (issued together with Circular 04/2015/TT-BCA);
  3. Application form for issuance of entry official letter to foreigners - Form NA2;
  4. Valid passport;
  5. Papers proving the investment in Vietnam according to the provisions of the Law on Investment (according to Clause 4, Article 10 of Law No. 2014).

The processing time of the Approval Entry Letter will be within 5 working days from the date of receiving all the documents.

Step 3: Foreigners prepare documents for Vietnam visa

Like other visa categories, after allowing foreigners to carry out procedures for entry into Vietnam. The representative office notifies foreigners to prepare relevant documents for Vietnam NN1 visa stamp procedures.

Application for NN1 visa includes:

  1. Original passport is valid.
  2. Visa application form with photo - NA1 form.
  3. Duplicate of Approval Entry Letter.
  4. And other documents (if required).

Step 4: Vietnam NN1 visa

In case foreigners apply for NN1 visa stamping at international border gates. The immigration management agency considers and approves granting NN1 visa within 05 working days from the date of receiving all the documents.

Vietnam NN1 visa stamp fees will depend on the number of entries. According to Circular No. 25/2021/TT-BTC:

Type of visa

Mandatory Fee

Single entry visa: 1-month single entry visa, 3-month single entry visa

25 USD

Issuing a visa valid for multiple times:


Visa types with validity of no more than 03 months
(3-month multiple entry visa)

50 USD

Visa types with validity from more than 3 to 6 months  

(over 3 - 6 months multiple entry visa)

95 USD

Visa types with validity from more than 06 months to 12 months
(6 months - 1-year multiple entry visa)

135 USD

>> You can contact directly the hotline [+84] 1900 6654 to get the consultation about the NN1 visa accompanying in their entry purpose.

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