Business Visa and Work Permit in Vietnam

The Immigration Law in Vietnam obliges foreigners staying or working in Vietnam to obtain visa and permits to comply with local regulations.

Vietnam Business Visa

A business visa in Vietnam, categorized as a DN business visa, is granted to foreigners who present an invitation letter from a business partner based in Vietnam. The so-called sponsor must sign and stamp an application dossier prior to a foreigner’s arrival in the country.

Cekindo, as a Vietnam-based consulting company, can act as a sponsor and prepare an invitation letter for foreigners who do not have a Vietnamese sponsorship.

The visa is usually valid for one, three or six months and can be extended before it expires. Foreign nationals can apply for both multiple and single-entry business visas depending on their preferences. The application process usually takes 48 hours.

Work Permit

A work permit enables foreign workers in Vietnam to be employed and conduct business activities that result in a profit. However, strict restrictions apply, and companies interested in hiring an international worker must prove their future employees have:

  • Higher education
  • Related working experience
  • Expertise in the chosen field of employment

Furthermore, health check certification, criminal record and other documents must be presented to the Department of Labor, Invalid and Society.

A work permit is issued for 12 months and can be renewed once. The length of the application process is estimated to take 15 working days.

Temporary Residence Card (TRC)

Holders of a valid work permit in Vietnam, members of the Board/Directors of a Joint-Stock Company, founders of companies in Vietnam, professionals, students and trainees via national working or studying programs are eligible candidates for a temporary residence card.

The main purpose of the card is to prove an identity and serve as an entry visa when travelling to Vietnam. Foreigners staying in Vietnam should apply for a TRC immediately after the arrival to the country, and the processing takes from 5 to 7 working days.

How Can Cekindo help with Vietnam Visa and Permit?

  1. Issue Visa Approval Letter
  2. Act as a local representative to provide sponsorship and invitation letters.
  3. Assist with visa renewal and extension.
  4. Advising on how to obtain work permits and business visas.

Get Your Vietnam Visa and Permits

Whether your work term is 3 months or 3 years, Cekindo’s immigration experts will assist you to apply for the visa or permit option that is suitable for your career objective in Vietnam.


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Selected Testimonials

  • Besides being understanding, patient and kind; Cekindo was extremely efficient and practical as well and guided me every step along the way. I would highly, highly recommend anyone who is either in urgent or not-so-urgent need of obtaining a visa for Vietnam to work with Cekindo. It has been a privilege doing business with them and I know who will be my agents in the future!

    Gauthier D'haenens
  • Cekindo helped us to cover important quarterly reporting when our Chief Accountant suddenly resigned. They did all the necessary paperwork. Fast and reliable.

    Jozef M.
    CEO of Finchef Co., Ltd.
  • Herewith we want to express our appreciation to PT. Cekindo Bisnis Grup and their team for all the support on medical devices services so far. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Cekindo for taking the time to listen to our needs. Whenever a need has arisen, we have always received their consistent, timely and quality support. We would not hesitate to recommend Cekindo team for any related activity or services.

    My Linh Hoangova
    Executive, ELC Group
  • CFLD_Max-Yang

    After comparing several consultants, I found Cekindo is a international and professional organization with good understanding of local market. Cekindo helped our company to set up our first Indonesian entity, and also helps with day-to-day operation.  Cekindo showed high level of professionalism. Jump start the business in Indonesia, take care of routine process, therefore we can focus more on our core business.

    Max Yang
    President, Indonesian Region, China Fortune Land Development Co., Ltd.
  • Cekindo handled business visa for our new colleague promptly and made the start of our company in Vietnam easier and faster. I particularly enjoyed communication with the consultant, who advised the best solution for us and was all the time available to answer any questions. She made sure that all the documents were collected and prepared on time and we got great support during the whole process. Thank you Cekindo and I hope to cooperate again in the near future!

    Ivana Bartonkova
    Marketing and HR director of Port Cities Vietnam

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