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NG4 Visa Application Procedures

What is NG4 Visa? Eligibility for Vietnam’s NG4 Visa

NG4 Visa, one of Vietnam’s diplomatic visas, is granted to foreign nationals for the purpose of work or visits to members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, etc. If you are seeking information about this visa category, the following details will be helpful:

Definition and Eligibility for NG4 Visa:

NG4 Visa, also known as NG4 permit, is a diplomatic visa of Vietnam granted to:

  1. Individuals working with diplomatic missions, consular offices, international organizations under the United Nations, and intergovernmental organizations.
  2. Individuals visiting members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, international organizations under the United Nations, and intergovernmental organizations.

NG4 Visa Validity:

The NG4 Visa has a maximum validity of 12 months. Foreign nationals are eligible for an NG4 Visa with a maximum duration of 1 year and are not eligible for temporary residence cards. In case the visa is nearing expiration and the foreign national wishes to continue staying in Vietnam, they must apply for a new visa following the regulations.

Requirements for NG4 Visa Application:

  1. A valid passport or internationally recognized travel document.
  2. Invitation or sponsorship from an organization or entity in Vietnam.
  3. Not falling under the categories of restricted entry as per regulations.

Invitation and Sponsorship Procedures for NG4 Visa:

To apply for an NG4 Visa, the inviting or sponsoring organization or entity must submit an official request for the visa issuance to the authorized department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Upon receiving the request, the competent authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will respond within 2 working days. If there are no objections from the immigration authorities within that period, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will notify the inviting or sponsoring organization and inform the relevant foreign mission abroad about the visa issuance (if applicable).

NG4 Visa Document Requirements:

Foreign nationals need to submit the following documents for NG4 Visa application at the Vietnamese consulate or embassy in their home country:

  1. Original passport.
  2. 2 recent passport-size photos taken within the last 6 months.
  3. Visa application form for Vietnam – Form NA1.
  4. Supporting documents verifying the purpose of work/visit to members of diplomatic missions, consular offices, international organizations under the United Nations, and intergovernmental organizations.
  5. Additional documents as required for specific cases.

Processing Time for NG4 Visa Approval:

Upon receiving the notification from the immigration authorities or the authorized department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the competent Vietnamese mission abroad will proceed with the visa issuance. The processing time for NG4 Visa approval is within 3 working days from the date of receiving the notification.