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NG3 Visa Application Procedures

What is NG3 Visa?

NG3 Visa, also known as NG3 permit, is issued to members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, international organizations under the United Nations, and intergovernmental organizations. It is also applicable to spouses, children under 18 years of age, and domestic helpers accompanying them during their assignment in Vietnam. This is in accordance with Law No. 47/2014/QH13 on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam, effective from January 1, 2015.

Validity of NG3 Visa:

NG3 Visa is granted for a maximum period of 12 months. Therefore, NG3 permits are issued with a maximum validity of 1 year. For NG3 temporary residence cards, the maximum validity can be up to 5 years, corresponding to the foreigner’s tenure in Vietnam.

Procedure for Obtaining a New NG3 Visa:

The application for a new 12-month NG3 Visa for foreign nationals includes the following documents:

  • Original passport with a validity of at least 13 months.
  • Information on previous visas and entry dates of the foreign national.
  • Documentation verifying the foreign national’s affiliation with diplomatic missions, consular offices, international organizations under the United Nations, and intergovernmental organizations, or proof of visiting family members affiliated with these entities.
  • Letter requesting entry according to form NA2.

NG3 Visa Issuance Location:

NG3 Visas are issued by the Immigration Department.

Processing Time for Visa Issuance:

The processing time for NG3 Visa applications is within 5 working days from the date of receiving the complete documents.

Procedure for Extending NG3 Visa for Foreign Nationals:

The documents required for extending NG3 Visa for foreign nationals include:

  • Original passport of the foreign national (mandatory).
  • Documentation proving the foreign national’s permission to work with diplomatic missions, consular offices, etc.
  • Documentation proving the relationship with members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, etc., if applicable.
  • Visa extension application form NA5.

Location for Submitting NG3 Visa Extension Applications:

NG3 Visa extension applications can be submitted at the Immigration Department.

Processing Time for Visa Extension:

The processing time for NG3 Visa extensions is within 5 working days from the date of receiving the documents.