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DN2 Visa Application Procedures

DN2 Business Visa: Eligibility, Requirements, and Application Process

In addition to the DN1 business visa, foreign partners can enter Vietnam for business purposes through the DN2 business visa. So, who is eligible for the DN2 visa, and what are the conditions and procedures? Find out in this informative article.

What is DN2 Business Visa? What is the Duration of DN2 Visa?

Vietnam DN2 visa, denoted as DN2, is issued to foreign nationals entering Vietnam for commercial activities, establishing commercial presence, and conducting other activities as per international agreements that Vietnam is a party to.

According to immigration regulations, the DN2 visa has a maximum validity of 12 months. Therefore, the Vietnam Immigration Department grants DN2 business visas to foreigners for up to 1 year.

In cases where the DN2 visa is about to expire but the foreigner wishes to continue working in Vietnam, they can apply for a new/renewal of the DN2 visa (if they meet the requirements).

Requirements for DN2 Business Visa Application

To apply for the DN2 Business Visa, foreign nationals must meet the following criteria:

  • Possession of a valid international passport or travel document with the required validity.
  • Sponsorship from a company or business entity in Vietnam.
  • Not falling under prohibited entry categories.

Documents Required for DN2 Business Visa Application

Foreigners applying for the DN2 business visa need to prepare the following documents:

  • Original passport with sufficient validity as per regulations.
  • 2 passport-sized photos with a white background, size: 4×6 cm (taken within the last 6 months).
  • Visa application form as per the required format.
  • Entry permit letter issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department.
  • DN2 business visa processing fee.
  • Other related documents as per the requirements of the Vietnam Immigration Department.

Details of DN2 Visa Application Procedure in Vietnam

Step 1: The sponsoring business prepares a complete set of documents for the commercial entry permit to guarantee the entry of the foreign national into Vietnam.

Step 2: Submit the entry permit application documents for the foreign national to the Vietnam Immigration Department at the following addresses:

  • Immigration Department in Hanoi: 44-46 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
  • Immigration Department in Ho Chi Minh City: 333-335-337 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Immigration Office, Provincial or Municipal Police Department near the sponsoring business area.

Step 3: Receive the entry permit letter from the Vietnam Immigration Department within approximately 5 working days (maximum 7-10 days).

Step 4: The foreign national receives the entry permit letter from the sponsoring business and prepares all necessary documents for DN2 visa issuance/stamping following the instructions provided.

Step 5: Complete the DN2 business visa issuance/stamping procedure as per the specified time and location mentioned in the commercial entry permit letter. Currently, foreigners can complete the DN2 visa application process at the following locations:

  • Vietnamese diplomatic missions abroad.
  • International border gates of Vietnam.

DN2 Business Visa Fees

The DN2 visa fees depend on the duration of stay and the desired number of entries. Therefore, there is no specific fixed fee for DN2 visas.

Below are the fee rates based on the duration, as per the Ministry of Finance’s Circular No. 25/2021/TT-BTC, for your reference:

  • Visa validity 1-3 months, single entry: USD 25/application.
  • Visa validity less than 3 months, multiple entries: USD 50/application.
  • Visa validity less than 6 months, multiple entries: USD 95/application.
  • Visa validity less than 12 months, multiple entries: USD 135/application.

Note: The above fees are mandatory and non-refundable in case the application does not meet the requirements or is rejected.