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NN3 Visa Application Procedures

Detailed Procedures and Documentation for Applying for NN3 Visa for Foreigners

In addition to NN1 and NN2 visas issued for leaders and heads of offices working with foreign organizations, there is also the option of applying for an NN3 visa for foreigners entering Vietnam to work with foreign organizations. But what exactly is the NN3 visa? Who is it specifically issued for? All your questions will be answered in this article.

What is NN3 Visa? Who is it Issued for?

NN3 Visa, also known as Visa Vietnam NN3, is a type of visa granted to foreigners entering Vietnam to work with foreign organizations, branches, or representative offices. Specifically, according to the regulations in Article 8 of Law No. 47/2014/QH13, the NN3 visa is issued to foreigners working at:

  • Non-governmental foreign organizations.
  • Representative offices or branches of foreign traders.
  • Representative offices of foreign economic, cultural, and other specialized organizations.

Requirements for Applying for NN3 Visa in Vietnam

Foreigners need to meet the following requirements to be eligible for the NN3 visa:

  • Have a valid passport or international travel document with remaining validity.
  • Have a legal organization or company operating in Vietnam to process the guarantee.
  • Not fall under the categories of individuals denied entry as regulated by immigration laws.

Duration of NN3 Visa for Foreigners

According to regulations, the NN3 visa has a maximum duration of 12 months. Therefore, foreigners will be granted an NN3 visa with a maximum validity period of 1 year. Unlike NN1 and NN2 visas, individuals holding an NN3 visa cannot apply for a temporary residence card.

In cases where the NN3 visa is about to expire but the foreigner still needs to reside and work in Vietnam, it is advisable to initiate the process for renewing/extending the NN3 visa to extend the stay in Vietnam.

Documents Required for Applying for a New NN3 Visa

The inviting organization, the guarantor, and the foreigner need to prepare the following documents when applying for a new NN3 visa:

  1. Original passport or valid international travel document with remaining validity.
  2. 02 passport-sized photos with white background (taken within the last 6 months).
  3. Visa application form for NN3 visa for foreigners – Form NA1.
  4. Request letter for visa issuance according to Form NA2.
  5. Legal documents proving employment with the foreign organization, office, or branch in Vietnam.
  6. Visa issuance fee for NN3 visa.
  7. Any other relevant documents as requested by the Immigration Department (if applicable).

NN3 Visa Application Procedure for Foreigners Entering Vietnam

Currently, foreigners can apply for an NN3 visa at various locations (Vietnamese Embassies/Consulates abroad or international border gates in Vietnam). However, the NN3 visa application procedure follows these steps:

Step 1: The guaranteeing company initiates the entry permit application procedure with the Immigration Department/Immigration Office near the company. For detailed procedures and documentation requirements for foreigners entering Vietnam to work with foreign organizations, please call 1900 6654 for assistance in completing the documents accurately.

Step 2: The guaranteeing company receives the entry permit results after approximately 5 working days (up to 7-10 days maximum) from the Immigration Department/Immigration Office. Subsequently, they notify and send the entry permit to the foreigner.

Step 3: The foreigner prints the entry permit and prepares the necessary documents for visa issuance/application following the provided instructions.

Step 4: Complete the visa issuance/application procedures as specified in terms of time and location on the entry permit, pay the visa fee, and receive the NN3 visa.

NN3 Visa Fees for Foreign Organizational Staff

Below is the fee table for NN3 visa issuance (based on the duration and purpose of entry) that applicants must pay to the Immigration Department/Consular Office of Vietnam for affixing the entry visa stamp:

Type of Visa
Single-entry visa valid for 1-3 months
25 USD/piece
Multiple-entry visa valid for 1-3 months
50 USD/piece
Multiple-entry visa valid for 3-6 months
95 USD/piece
Multiple-entry visa valid for 6-12 months
135 USD/piece

Note: The fees mentioned above are the mandatory fees that the applicant must pay when processing the NN3 visa issuance/application. Additionally, during the application process, there might be additional fees for services and certified translation of documents, which the applicant is responsible for.

Important Points to Note When Preparing Documents for NN3 Visa Application

During the document preparation process for the visa application, consider the following:

  • All information provided in the documents must be transparent and accurate.
  • Prepare only the necessary documents as per the requirements of the Immigration Department/Consular Office of Vietnam.
  • Ensure that foreign-related documents are legally certified by consular authorities.