Vietnamese woman selling tropical fruits, old town in Hoi An city, Vietnam. Hoi An is situated on the east coast of Vietnam. Its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its historical buildings.

Article 31. Temporary residence certification

Article 31. Temporary residence certification

  1. Immigration control units shall grant temporary residence certification to foreigners on entry by appending a seal to their passports or loose visas as follows:

a/ The duration of temporary residence equals the validity duration of visas. For those whose visas are going to expire in 15 days or less, the duration of temporary residence will be 15 days. For those who hold ĐT or LĐ visas, the temporary residence duration must not exceed 12 months and the grant of a temporary residence card may be considered;

b/ For those who are exempted from visas under treaties to which Vietnam is contracting party, the duration of temporary residence complies with such treaties or will be 30 days if such treaties do not provide a duration of temporary residence;

c/ For those who are exempted from visas to enter border-gate economic zones or special administrative-economic units, the temporary residence duration will be 15 days or 30 days, respectively;

d/ For citizens of countries eligible for Vietnam’s unilateral visa exemption, the temporary residence duration will be 15 days;

dd/ Foreigners holding valid permanent residence cards or temporary residence cards are not subject to temporary residence certification.

  1. Foreigners may temporarily reside in Vietnam throughout the permitted temporary residence duration.
  2. The temporary residence duration may be cancelled or shortened by the immigration management agency in case foreigners violate Vietnamese law.