Vietnamese woman drinking traditional iced coffee - cafe sua da and using mobile phone, old town in Hoi An city, Vietnam. Cà phê sữa đá is Vietnamese iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk. Hoi An is situated on the east coast of Vietnam. Its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its historical buildings.

TT Visa Application Procedures

  1. What is Vietnam Family Visit Visa? Vietnam Family Visit Visa (TT Visa) is one of the types of visas issued to foreigners entering Vietnam for the purpose of visiting relatives and family. The Family Visit Visa serves as a precursor for foreigners to apply for a temporary residence card for family visits, which is valid for up to 3 years.

  2. Who is Eligible for Vietnam Family Visit Visa? According to the regulations on Vietnam Family Visit Visa for foreigners, specifically under the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam No. 51/2019/QH14, the Vietnam Family Visit Visa is granted to the following categories:

  • Foreigners who are fathers, mothers, spouses, or children of Vietnamese citizens.
  • Foreign spouses, children under 18 years old of foreigners holding LV1, LV2, LS, DT1, DT2, DT3, NN1, NN2, DH, PV1, LD1, LD2 visas, where:
    • LV1 – Visa for individuals working with central agencies of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the National Assembly, the Government, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuracy, the State Audit Office, ministries, ministerial-level agencies, government-attached agencies, provincial party committees, and people’s councils, and central cities under central authority.
    • LV2 – Visa for individuals working with political and social organizations, social organizations, and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
    • LS – Visa for foreign lawyers practicing in Vietnam.
    • DT1 – Visa for foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with a capital contribution value of 100 billion VND or more or investing in preferential investment sectors or geographical areas as decided by the Government.
    • DT2 – Visa for foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with a capital contribution value from 50 billion VND to less than 100 billion VND or investing in encouraged investment sectors as decided by the Government.
    • DT3 – Visa for foreign investors in Vietnam and representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with a capital contribution value from 3 billion VND to less than 50 billion VND.
    • NN1 – Visa for individuals who are heads of representative offices or projects of international organizations and non-governmental organizations in Vietnam.
    • NN2 – Visa for individuals who are heads of representative offices or branches of foreign traders, representative offices of foreign economic, cultural, professional organizations in Vietnam.
    • DH – Visa for individuals coming for internships or study.
    • PV1 – Visa for resident journalists and press agencies permanently stationed in Vietnam.
    • LD1 – Visa for foreigners working in Vietnam without a work permit, except for international treaties of which Vietnam is a member that have different regulations.
    • LD2 – Visa for foreigners working in Vietnam who must have a work permit.
  1. How Long is Vietnam Family Visit Visa Valid? According to the regulations of the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam, the Vietnam Family Visit Visa has a maximum validity period of 12 months. However, the validity period of the Vietnam Family Visit Visa will be shorter than the passport or travel document’s validity, which must be valid for at least 30 days.

  2. Where to Submit Vietnam Family Visit Visa Application? The application process for Vietnam Family Visit Visa depends on whether you are applying for this type of visa in Vietnam or abroad.

  • If applying in Vietnam: You need to apply at the Vietnam Immigration Department.
  • If applying abroad: You can apply at the Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate General in the respective country or at the international border checkpoint upon entry.
  1. Required Documents for Vietnam Family Visit Visa Application Depending on whether the sponsor is a foreigner with a valid visa or a Vietnamese citizen, the required documents for applying for Vietnam Family Visit Visa for foreigners are as follows:

If sponsored by a foreigner with a valid visa:

  • Visa application form (Form NA2) with confirmation from the sponsoring company or organization, specifying the visa sticker location as the Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate General abroad or international border checkpoint in Vietnam.
  • Passport of the sponsored person (valid for at least 6 months and with at least 2 blank pages) – a photocopy.
  • Common documents:
    • Certified copy of the sponsor’s passport and valid visa/temporary residence card.
    • Documents proving the relationship such as birth certificates for children, marriage certificates for spouses, household registration books, family certificates, etc. (These documents must be legalized and translated according to regulations).
    • Documents from the sponsoring company, including:
      • Certified copy of Business Registration Certificate or Investment Certificate or License to establish representative office.
      • Certified copy of the Certificate of Seal Registration and Tax Registration Certificate.
    • Introduction letter from the person accompanying the visa applicant to the Immigration Department.

If sponsored by a Vietnamese citizen:

  • Visa application form (Form NA3) with confirmation from the commune-level police where the Vietnamese citizen is registered, specifying the visa sticker location as the Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate General abroad or international border checkpoint in Vietnam.
  • Passport of the sponsored person (valid for at least 6 months and with at least 2 blank pages) – a photocopy.
  • Common documents:
    • Certified copy of the sponsor’s citizen identification card.
    • Certified copy of the sponsor’s household registration book.
    • Certified copy of documents proving the relationship such as birth certificates for children, marriage certificates for spouses, household registration books, family certificates, etc.

Note: The documents should be compiled into one set and arranged in the order specified above.

  1. Procedures for Applying Vietnam Family Visit Visa for Foreigners The procedures for applying for Vietnam Family Visit Visa vary depending on whether the sponsored person is in Vietnam or abroad.

6.1 If the sponsored person is abroad: If the person needing the Vietnam Family Visit Visa is abroad, the visa application process will be as follows: 👉 Step 1: Applying for Entry Permit for Family Visit The sponsor/company sponsoring the person will prepare the necessary documents as instructed above and submit them to one of the following addresses:

  • Immigration Department in Hanoi: 44-46 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
  • Immigration Department in Ho Chi Minh City: 333-335-337 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Immigration Department in Da Nang: 78 Le Loi Street, Thach Thang Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang
  • Provincial-level police immigration management office, where the sponsoring company has its main office or the place where the Vietnamese sponsor has permanent residence. After submitting the documents, you will receive a receipt (also known as an appointment letter). You will need to wait for approximately 5 working days for the immigration authorities to process the application. Eventually, you will receive an approval letter from the Immigration Department. This document is known as the Vietnam Entry Permit. At this point, you should scan the entire approval letter and send it to the sponsored person abroad, allowing them to obtain the Family Visit Visa sticker to enter Vietnam.

👉 Step 2: Getting Vietnam Family Visit Visa Upon receiving the scanned entry permit, the sponsored person will need to prepare:

  • Original passport valid for at least 6 months and with at least 2 blank pages (the passport used to apply for the entry permit).
  • 2 passport-sized photos (4×6 cm) with white background.
  • Printed copies of all pages of the entry permit.
  • Visa application form for entry and exit Vietnam. Depending on where the sponsored person wishes to obtain the Family Visit Visa, they should bring the documents to:
  • Vietnamese diplomatic missions/consulates where they have registered; or
  • Designated international border checkpoints in Vietnam. Here, the sponsored person will get the Family Visit Visa sticker and complete the entry procedures into Vietnam under the family visit category.

6.2 If the sponsored person is in Vietnam: In this case, the sponsor/representative of the sponsoring organization will follow the steps below to apply for the Family Visit Visa for the foreigner in Vietnam: 👉 Step 1: Document Preparation and Submission The individual sponsoring/the representative of the organization sponsoring the foreigner for the Vietnam Family Visit Visa will prepare the required documents as instructed above. Afterward, the sponsoring individual/representative of the sponsoring organization will bring the documents to submit at the Immigration Department in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, or Da Nang, or the provincial-level police immigration management office where the sponsoring company has its main office or the place where the Vietnamese sponsor has permanent residence. The applicant will receive a receipt indicating the date for obtaining the visa result.

👉 Step 2: Receiving the Visa Result On the appointed date, the sponsoring individual/representative of the sponsoring organization will bring the appointment letter to the location where the documents were submitted to receive the Family Visit Visa result. From that point, the foreigner will be allowed to reside in Vietnam under the Family Visit Visa category.

Note: The translation provided is a detailed and professional version of the Vietnamese text provided. It includes specific visa categories, application procedures, required documents, and steps for both cases when the sponsored person is abroad or in Vietnam.