LV2 visa: Vietnam Work visa for work purposes

Date Create: 27/11/2023

Next to the LV1 Work visa, which is issued for foreigners entering to work with agencies and units under the Government. In certain cases, foreigners working in Vietnam can receive a LV2 visa.

>> What is LV2 visa? Which subject will be granted this? In this article, Nhi Gia will help you to know more about the Vietnam LV2 visa.

What is a LV2 visa?

According to Clause 6, Article 8 of Law 47/2014/QH13, LV2 visa (also known as work visa) allows foreigners to work with socio-political organizations, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

How long is the LV2 visa granted to foreigners?

Similar to the LV1 visa, the LV2 visa is granted to foreigners for a period not exceeding 12 months. After the visa expires, foreigners can carry out procedures to extend the LV2 visa.

Anyone who has LV2 visa will have a chance to apply for a Temporary Residence Card with the same symbol and a maximum period of 5 years. Therefore, if foreigners want to stay in Vietnam for 1 year or more, they can apply for a temporary residence card.

>> To know details about the Temporary Residence Card documents and procedures, please contact directly at the hotline [+84] 1900 6654to get specific consultation

Extend and apply for LV2 visa with working purpose

Procedures to apply for a Vietnam LV2 visa

Prepared documents:

  1. Original passport or international travel document with validity as prescribed
  2. 02 photos taken in size 4x6cm
  3. An application form for an approval entry letter, made according to  NA2 form
  4. Vietnam visa application -  NA1 form
  5. Documents proving employment with agencies, socio-political organizations, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (invitation letter, guarantee letter, etc.)
  6. LV2 visa application fee
  7. And other relevant documents at the request of the Immigration Department

After preparing all the required papers, you can submit them to the Immigration Department. The processing time is 5 days from the date that the officer received the papers.

Vietnam VL2 visa - Extension procedure

If foreigners want to extend LV2 visa, they need to prepare:

  • The original passport is still valid
  • Application form for Vietnam visa extension - NA5 Form 
  • Legal documents proving to work with agencies, socio-political organizations, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Certificate of temporary residence issued by the local police
  • And other relevant documents according to the regulations of the competent authority

Vietnam visa extension applications are submitted directly to the Immigration Department. The processing time will be about 5 days and no more than 7-10 days.

>> Note: Above are the basic documents to prepare when applying for a LV2 work visa. Depending on each specific case, the Immigration Department may require foreigners to add other documents which prove the purpose of entry. For more information or support, call [+84] 1900 6654 right now!

LV2 visa application fees

Regarding the LV2 visa application fee, it will depend on the duration of the visa and the number of entries:

  • Single entry visa: 25USD
  • Visa types with validity of no more than 03 months: 50 USD
  • Visa types with validity from more than 06 months: 95 USD
  • Visa types with validity from more than 12 months: 135 USD

Note: This is the fee prescribed by the Government when applying for a Vietnam visa. In addition, foreigners may pay other fees such as notarized translation fee, entry dispatch service fee, etc.

>> For a quote on the entire cost of LV2 visa, please call [+84] 1900 6654 immediately!

Above is the information you need to know about the Vietnam LV2 visa that Nhi Gia wants to share with you. If you are a person who is not too knowledgeable about the law and does not have much time to prepare documents yourself. Contact Nhi Gia - A unit with nearly 20 years of experience in processing visa applications through

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