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Vietnam 5 year Visa Exemption – Requirements & How to get

With a Vietnam 5-year visa exemption, no other visas are required for people who stay in this country for 05 years. Those people having a 5-year Vietnam visa exemption certificate are allowed to stay in Vietnam for up to 180 days for each visit. Extending a visa is needed if they want to stay longer than 180 days without leaving the country. The extended duration is up to 6 months. The Visa exemption certificate shall be valid for up to 05 years and expires at least 6 months before the expiration of the holder’s passport or equivalent paper.

Who is eligible for the Vietnam 5-year visa exemption

  • Vietnamese overseas do not hold Vietnamese passports.
  • Foreigners who are spouses, children of Vietnamese overseas, or Vietnamese citizens.
  • Some people who lost their Vietnam 5-year visa or someone change their passport numbers.

Procedures to get a Vietnam 5-year visa exemption

Vietnam 5 year Visa Exemption
Vietnam 5 year Visa Exemption

For foreign spouses & children of overseas Vietnamese or Vietnamese citizens:

To apply for a Vietnam 5-year visa exemption for foreign spouses and children of overseas Vietnamese or Vietnamese citizens, the applicants need to prepare:

  • If you are in Vietnam, you need an application form NAO9.
  • Foreign passport valid for at least 6 months following entry date in Vietnam;
  • Two photos taken recently (white background, straight face, bare head, no colored glasses)
  • One copy attached to originals of one of the following papers which prove the relationship between wives/husbands/children and the Vietnamese overseas/Vietnamese citizens:
    1. Certificate of Marriage
    2. Certificate of Birth
    3. Certificate of relationship with father, mother, and children;
    4. Other valid documents as regulated by the Vietnamese Law.
    5. The decision of Adoption

For Vietnamese overseas:

The applicants need to prepare all of these documents:

  • 5-year Vietnam visa exemption application form, 1 form only. Print it with a barcode on Letter-sized paper.
  • A passport or equivalent paper or a residence permit granted by a competent agency in the country of residence valid for at least 12 months following the entry date in Vietnam; and still valid in the next 5 or 6 years is the best to get a Vietnam 5-year visa.
  • Two photos taken recently (white background, clear, no colored glasses);
  • One certified copy or copy attached to the originals of one of the following papers:
    1. Birth certificate;
    2. Certificate of Vietnamese citizenship;
    3. The decision for renunciation of Vietnamese citizenship;
    4. Certificate of loss of Vietnamese citizenship;
    5. A Vietnamese passport (valid or invalid)
    6. Identity Card (valid or invalid);
    7. Latest voter’s card;
    8. Family Register Book;
    9. Documents issued by competent foreign authorities if they can prove that the person in question has original Vietnamese citizenship or is of Vietnamese origin.
  1. In case you can not provide the documents listed in (4), the following materials could be submitted:
    1. A guarantee issued by an overseas Vietnamese association from the country of residence.
    2. A guarantee from a Vietnamese citizen.

You are able to submit these documents above to the granting authority like diplomatic missions of Vietnam (Embassies and Consulates in Vietnam); or

Vietnam Immigration Department under the Ministry of Public Security (if you are in Vietnam).

You can get Vietnam 5-year visa exemption within 7 days

Visa exemption service at Bistax Law

Bistax Law Consulting Company Limited provides a full-service visa exemption package for all overseas Vietnamese, spouses of Vietnamese citizens, children of Vietnamese citizens, or cases of re-issuance of a 5-year visa exemption certificate due to loss, or misplacement, or change of passport number,….

Why do you choose our visa service of Bistax Law Consulting Company?

♥ Free notarized translation service and consular legalization of documents issued by foreign countries

♥ Support to receive documents and deliver results to your home (free of charge).

♥ Consulting solutions to save time and costs because each case will have different records and procedures.

♥ Commitment to no costs, only one-time fee indication, records with a clear contract signing record.

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