Temporary resident cards for foreigners who are exempt from work permits

Date Create: 28/06/2021


A Vietnam work permit is one of the mandatory conditions for applying for a temporary resident card. However, there are a few cases where a work permit is exempt. So how do you apply for temporary resident cards for foreigners without work permits?

Granting temporary resident cards to foreigners without work permits

There are 3 cases of granting temporary resident cards without work permits, including:

+ Foreigners who are investors of companies and enterprises in Vietnam.

+ Foreigners who are parents, spouses or children of Vietnamese citizens.

+ Foreigners who are spouses or children of foreigners granted Vietnam visas with codes of LV1, LV2, ĐT1, ĐT1, ĐT3, NN1, DH, PV1, LĐ1, LĐ2.

Conditions for granting temporary resident cards to foreigners

To apply for temporary resident cards for foreigners who are exempt from work permits, the following conditions must be met:

+ The remaining validity term of the foreigner’s passport must be more than 13 months.

+ The current Vietnam visa must be used for the right purpose.

+ Having a certificate of work permit exemption.

Applications for temporary resident cards for foreigners without work permits

For the applications for temporary resident cards, foreigners who are exempt from work permits need to prepare the following documents:

Documents provided by the applicant

+ Original passport with the remaining validity term as prescribed.

+ 02 2x3 photos with white background

+ Written letter to apply for temporary resident card, form NA6.

+ Declaration form to apply for temporary resident card for foreigners, form NA8.

+ Temporary residence registration form with confirmation by the local police of where the foreigner is temporarily residing.

Documents provided by the sponsor

In case of being investors of companies or enterprises:

+ Legal documents of the company or enterprise, including: business license, investment certificate or certificate of establishment of representative office, etc.

In case of being parents, spouses or children of Vietnamese citizens:

+ Papers proving the relationship with Vietnamese citizens.

+ Sponsorship form to apply for temporary resident card, form NA7.

In case of being spouses or children of sponsoring foreigners (who are granted Vietnam visas with codes of LV1, LV2, ĐT1, ĐT1, ĐT3, NN1, DH, PV1, LĐ1, LĐ2):

+ Legal documents of the sponsoring company, agency or organization, including: business license, investment certificate or certificate of establishment of representative office, etc. where the sponsoring foreigner works.

+ Passport and temporary resident card of the sponsoring company.

Time to carry out procedures for temporary resident card in case of work permit exemption

According to the general regulations, the temporary resident card is issued after 5 working days from the date of receipt of complete and valid application at the Immigration Agency.

You can submit the application at the Immigration Departments or the Immigration Offices of the public security departments of the provinces or cities.

Temporary resident card service for foreigners who are exempt from work permits

To save time as well as effort to carry out the procedures for temporary resident cards to subjects exempt from work permits, you can use the reputable services in the market. Nhi Gia Company is one of the units specializing in carrying out the procedures and documents for foreigners in Ho Chi Minh City.

Having nearly 15 years of experience and successfully processing more than 300,000 applications for temporary resident cards for foreigners, Nhi Gia confidently supports you and your enterprise:

+ Obtaining a temporary resident card quickly in just 2-3 days and being able to use urgent services to obtain a temporary resident card in just 1 hour.

+ Simple and effective working process to minimize time and costs.

+ Giving free consultation on issues related to temporary resident cards for foreigners.

If you need more advice on procedures for temporary resident cards for foreigners without work permits, please contact Nhi Gia via hotline 84 1900 6654 or info@nhigia.vn. Our specialized expert will directly answer all questions for you!

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