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ĐT1 Visa Application Procedures

ĐT1 Visa – Vietnam Investment Visa for Foreigners

The ĐT1 Visa is granted to foreign investors contributing capital valued at 100 billion VND or more, with a maximum visa validity period of up to 5 years. Additionally, foreign investors entering Vietnam with the ĐT1 visa will be eligible for a corresponding residence permit, valid for up to 10 years.

Summary of Content:

  • What is ĐT1 Visa? Requirements for Applying for Vietnam Visa with ĐT1 Symbol.
  • Procedures for ĐT1 Investment Visa Application for Foreigners in Vietnam.
  • How much does the ĐT1 Vietnam Visa cost?
  • Full-service ĐT1 Visa Assistance Provider – Reliable.

What is ĐT1 Visa? Requirements for Applying for Vietnam Visa with ĐT1 Symbol:

As you might be aware, in Immigration Law No. 47/2014/QH13, visas issued to foreign investors in Vietnam are denoted as “DT.” However, according to the provisions of Law No. 51/2019/QH14, amendments and supplements have introduced four symbols for Vietnam investment visas: ĐT1, DT2, DT3, and DT4.

ĐT1 Visa (Vietnam Visa symbol ĐT1) is one of the 21 types of Vietnam visas, issued to:

  1. Foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with a capital contribution of 100 billion VND or more; or
  2. Investments in preferential investment sectors or investment incentive areas decided by the Government.

Foreign investors must meet the following conditions before applying for the Vietnam investment visa, symbol ĐT1:

  1. Possess a valid passport or international travel document.
  2. Have an invitation and guarantee from a Vietnamese organization or entity.
  3. Not fall under the cases of non-entry as per regulations.
  4. Have documents proving the investment in Vietnam as per the Investment Law, including:
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    • Investment Certificate
    • Business registration certificate and relevant documents confirming the investor’s status issued by competent state authorities in Vietnam.

Procedures for ĐT1 Investment Visa Application for Foreigners in Vietnam:

The application process for the ĐT1 visa varies based on the foreign investor’s residence at the time of application submission. Specifically:

  • Scenario 1 – Foreign investor residing abroad: The sponsoring entity processes the entry approval document for the foreigner. Subsequently, the foreign investor completes the ĐT1 visa application process at the Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate or the registered Vietnam border checkpoint.
  • Scenario 2 – Foreign investor residing in Vietnam: The inviting organization will facilitate the visa conversion process or handle the new/renewal visa application for the investor. Alternatively, the organization can apply for a corresponding residence permit (symbol ĐT1) with a validity of up to 10 years.

The procedure for Scenario 1 is carried out in 3 steps as follows:

Step 1: The inviting company prepares the entry approval document application for the foreigner, including necessary documents such as:

  • Copy of Business License/Investment License of the inviting company.
  • Registration of the company’s seal and the signature of the legal representative operating in Vietnam – Form NA16.
  • Visa approval letter for the foreigner’s entry to Vietnam – Form NA2.
  • Copy of the foreigner’s passport with remaining validity.
  • Other required documents (depending on the specific case).

Step 2: The representative of the inviting company submits the application to the Immigration Department in Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City.

Step 3: The foreigner completes the ĐT1 Visa application process in Vietnam. Approximately 5-7 days after submitting the documents, the Vietnamese Immigration Department will provide a response, issuing the entry approval document to the foreigner. The inviting organization should inform the foreigner and send a scanned copy of the document.

The foreign investor needs to prepare the following documents for the ĐT1 Visa sticker and entry to Vietnam:

  1. Original passport with remaining validity and at least 2 blank pages.
  2. Vietnam Visa application form (Form NA1) with attached photo.
  3. Printed copy of the entry approval document for Vietnam.

The visa sticker application is processed at the registered location:

  1. Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate where registered; or
  2. Vietnam border checkpoint where registered.

The processing time for the foreign investor’s ĐT1 investment visa application is approximately 3-5 working days from the date of submitting all required documents and information.

Cost of ĐT1 Vietnam Visa:

The visa issuance fee for the ĐT1 Visa depends on the visa validity period and the number of entries. According to the latest regulations, the fees are as follows:

  • ĐT1 Visa with a validity of 1 month, 3 months (single-entry): Visa sticker fee is $25 USD per visa.
  • ĐT1 Visa with a validity of 3 months (multiple-entry): Visa sticker fee is $50 USD per visa.
  • ĐT1 Visa with a validity of 3-6 months (multiple-entry): Visa sticker fee is $95 USD per visa.
  • ĐT1 Visa with a validity of 6 months to 1 year (multiple-entry): Visa sticker fee is $135 USD per visa.
  • ĐT1 Visa with a validity of 1 year to 2 years (multiple-entry): Visa sticker fee is $145 USD per visa.
  • ĐT1 Visa with a validity of 2 years to 5 years (multiple-entry): Visa sticker fee is $155 USD per visa.