Drone view of a worker is drying incense sticks - a traditional incense of Vietnam - Cau Bau market, Thanh Oai, Ha Noi, North Vietnam

Article 19. Grant of visas at the immigration management agency or competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Article 19. Grant of visas at the immigration management agency or competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  1. If wishing to be granted a new visa, a foreigner temporarily residing in Vietnam shall request the inviting or guaranteeing agency, organization or individual to carry out procedures at the immigration management agency or competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. The inviting or guaranteeing agency, organization or individual prescribed in Clause 1 of this Article shall directly send a visa application, enclosed with the passport or international travel document of the foreigner, to the immigration management agency or the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  3. Within 5 working days after receiving a complete dossier, the immigration management agency or competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall consider granting a visa.