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PV2 Visa Application Procedures

PV2 Visa – New Application and Extension Procedures

What is PV2 Visa?

According to immigration laws, visas denoted as PV are granted to foreign journalists and media professionals entering Vietnam. While the PV1 visa is issued for long-term residency, what about PV2? Let’s delve into the details in this article.

What is PV2 Visa?

In accordance with:

  • Law No. 47/2014/QH13 on immigration.
  • Law No. 51/2019/QH14, which amends and supplements the immigration law.

The PV2 visa, indicated as PV2, is issued to journalists and media professionals for short-term activities in Vietnam. Unlike PV1, which is for long-term residency, PV2 is designed for short-term assignments.

Validity Period of PV2 Visa

The PV2 visa has a maximum validity period of 1 year. Therefore, PV2 visas are issued with a maximum duration of 1 year, and temporary residence cards cannot be obtained for PV2 visas.

Procedures for New PV2 Visa Application

Documents required for a new PV2 visa application for foreigners include:

  • Original passport with a minimum validity of 13 months.
  • Type of visa and duration of stay.
  • Documents proving the applicant’s status as a journalist or media professional for short-term activities in Vietnam.
  • Entry permit application form according to Form NA2.

Location for document submission: Immigration Department.

Processing time: Within 5 working days from the date of submission.

Procedures for PV2 Visa Extension

Documents required for extending a PV2 visa include:

  • Original passport of the foreign applicant.
  • Documents proving the applicant’s status as a journalist or media professional for short-term activities in Vietnam.
  • Visa extension application form according to Form NA5.

Location for document submission for PV2 visa extension: Immigration Department.

Processing time: Within 5 working days from the date of submission.

Note: The processing time mentioned above is effective from the date of document submission.

Feel free to contact us for further assistance or clarification regarding PV2 visa applications and extensions.