Expanding in Vietnam using an Investor Visa

With years of experience Cekindo Vietnam is the one-stop-shop for every foreigner interested in getting setup with an Investor Visa.

As of the writing of this article, Entry requirements have largely reverted to their original state with the exception of a vaccination certificate. When traveling to Vietnam, you will need proof of vaccination along with a travel visa, which we will detail below.

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Types of Visas in Vietnam

Following are some visas meant for foreign entrants in Vietnam:

  • Tourist Visa: E-visa which is available via the government website and allows you to stay in the country for 30 days.
  • Business Visa: Business Visa is issued for entrants with business purposes only. Business Visa is categorized into DN1 visa and DN2 visa. The former is allocated to the ones coming to work with businesses in Vietnam. The latter one is for those who are making entry to promote services, establish a commercial presence, or conduct other activities according to international agreements to which Vietnam is a signatory.
    Validity: 3 to 6 months, depending on the type of visa chosen.
    Note: Validity does not exceed 12 months.
  • Investor Visa: An Investor visa is granted to foreign investors in Vietnam. It is categorized into DT1, DT2, DT3, and DT4 based on the amount of investment made.
    Validity: 1 year to 5 years, based on the type of investor visa chosen.
  • Dependent Visa: Dependent visa is granted to foreigners who are dependent spouses/under 18-year-old children of Vietnamese citizens or foreigners who already have a Vietnam Temporary Residence Card or necessary visa (ĐT1, ĐT2, ĐT3, LĐ1, LĐ2). The visa-holders can also sponsor the Dependent Visa for their family.
    Validity: Normally, 3 to 6 months.
    Note: The validity does not exceed 12 months.

Related: Comprehensive Immigration Guide for Foreign Investors Interested in Vietnam

Investor Visa: The Best Option to Stay in Vietnam

The total number of FDI projects in 2020 was 2,523, with the overall stock value accumulated at more than US$186 billion. This shows the investors’ confidence in the country’s economic potential for lucrative returns.

The government of Vietnam provides a Temporary Residence Card and tax incentives to expatriates who want to invest in quality projects with potential sustainable and greener development with high investment capital. To support such investments, the government also made changes in the investment law, especially the immigration law.

This provides the investor visa holders freedom from the rigorous covid-19 preventative measures taken by the government.

Requirements for Investor Visa Application

There are two ways you can apply for an investor visa in Vietnam: (a.) when you’re physically present in Vietnam, and (b.) from overseas. However, in any case, you’ll need a certain set of documents in order to be eligible for an investor visa application.

The following are the requirements for the application:

  • Form NA16
  • Form NA15
  • Valid and original passport
  • A certified copy of the investment registration certificate or business registration certificate
  • A certificate of seal specimen registration or a publication notice of the seal specimen information
  • Temporary residence registration form
  • Proof of Vaccination Against Covid and a negative PCR test 24 hours before your flight.

After applying for the investor visa, the competent authorities review the application for a minimum of 5 days before issuance.


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Tomas Svoboda - Cekindo - Vietnam Country Manager

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Tomas is the co-founder & Chief Business Development Officer responsible for Vietnam. His role is to define the key potential of the Vietnamese market and to ensure that Incorp's branch in Vietnam provides its clients with smooth and hassle-free market entry solutions.