How to get temporary residence card in Vietnam

How to get temporary residence card in Vietnam

Visa Now provides temporary residence card service for foreigners in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Long An… with guaranteed approval. Instant approval, no hassle. Affordable TRC service.

What is a temporary residence card for foreigners in Vietnam?

Temporary residence card, also known as TRC, acts as a long-term visa in Vietnam. The TRC is normally valid from 2 to 10 years for foreigners who have intention to reside long-term in Vietnam. The specific number depends on the specific type of visa you are holding.

A temporary residence card in Vietnam is regarded as the card that allows foreigners to stay legally in Vietnam for a certain period of time without visa extension or visa reissuance. The temporary residence card is valid in lieu of a visa and is issued by the immigration authority or the competent authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam.

Temporary residence card for foreigners in Vietnam
Temporary residence card for foreigners in Vietnam

What documents do I need to prepare for the Vietnam TRC application?

Document requirements for Vietnam TRC are varied depending on the type of visa you have, as mentioned above. Refer to the table below to see its difference:

Abbreviations

TRC LĐ

Who?

Foreigners who have been granted work permits for enterprises or representative offices of foreign companies in Vietnam.

How long?

Up to 2 years

What to prepare?

– The original passport of the applicant with a validity of at least 13 months

– Certificate of temporary residence registration online or the certificate issued by the local police according to the regulations

– Business license of your guarantee company (notarized photocopy)

– Form NA6 (the organization/agency applying for TRC) or Form NA7 (the individual applying for the TRC)

– Valid work permit with notarized photocopy

Abbreviations

TRC ĐT

Who?

– Owners of a one-member limited liability company in Vietnam.

– Members of the board of directors of a joint stock company or a limited liability company having at least two members.

How long?

Up to 5 years and depends on the percentage of your capital contribution

What to prepare?

– The original passport of the applicant with a validity of at least 13 months

– Certificate of temporary residence registration online or the certificate issued by the local police according to the regulations

– Business license of the guarantee company (notarized photocopy)

– Form NA6 (the organization/agency applying for TRC) or Form NA7 (the individual applying for the TRC)

– Declare VAT for the last 3 months

Abbreviations

TRC TT

Who?

Relatives of foreigners who are already granted temporary residence cards in Vietnam, including: parents, spouse and children.

How long?

– Up to 3 years (in case your relative is holding the Vietnamese nationality)

– 3 months at least or the maximum period depends on the duration of your relative’s current TRC (in case your relative is not Vietnamese)

What to prepare?

– Work permit of the guarantee company of your relative (if any)

– Notarized work permit photocopy (for relatives who are foreigners working in Vietnam)

– Form NA7 (if your relative is Vietnamese)/ Form NA6 (in case of a non-Vietnamese relative)

– Translated and notarized documents confirming the relationship (birth certificate/marriage certificate/household registration book)

– Original passport

– Original temporary residence card of your relative if he is a foreigner living in Vietnam

Remember that: When you choose to have TRC service for foreigners from Visa Now, we will assist in applying for online residence confirmation as well as photocopying the required documents in notarization.

Where to submit an application for a temporary residence card in Vietnam?

All the applications related to visa/TRC/… have to go through competent authorities: Immigration Department, Ministry of Public Security no matter whether you do it yourself or through the trustworthy service provider such as Visa Now.

Address of the Ministry of Public Security in HCMC: 333-335-337 Nguyen Trai, District 1.

Address of Visa Now: 26 Street No.4, CityLand Park Hills Residences, Ward 10, Go Vap District, HCMC. A free delivery and pick-up service is expected when you choose any service from Visa Now.

When to apply for a temporary residence card for foreigners in Vietnam?

The operating time of Visa Now coincides with the one of the Ministry of Public Security in HCMC: Monday – Saturday morning (except holidays and Tet).

If you do the service with us, the processing time is within 5-7 working days.

In case you would like to go to the Immigration Department, on your appointment date, please bring along the appointment letter, Passport or Identity card / Citizen ID. Kindly note that whether you have the TRC or not, you still have to pay a 100% fee to the Immigration Department and sign for it. 

As for Visa Now, when we have agreed to receive your application, that means we believe the success rate of the application is over 98%. In the bad case that your application is not successful, we commit not to charge the customer!

When to apply for a temporary residence card for foreigners in Vietnam?
When to apply for a temporary residence card for foreigners in Vietnam?

Where in HCMC to provide the best temporary residence card service for foreigners?

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Try Visa Now! Try the best TRC service you can find in HCMC.

With more than 1000+ temporary residence card applications successfully processed every month, Visa Now is proud to accompany many big businesses in HCM, Binh Duong, Long An, Dong Nai in supporting their foreign experts when working in Vietnam.

Contact HOTLINE 094 897 6226 for further details about the temporary residence card service for foreigners in HCMC.

Frequently asked questions about temporary residence card service for foreigners in 2021

1. Is it possible to renew the temporary residence card for foreigners when it expires?

You may have heard people chit-chatting about “renewing a temporary residence card”. However, the fact is that temporary residence cards can only be re-issued. 

2. When is the best time to start applying for a temporary residence card service for foreigners?

The duration of the temporary residence card for foreigners depends on the validity of your passport and your visa at the time of application. Therefore, in case you are planning to apply for a temporary residence card with your current work visa, please apply for a TRC immediately after completing/renewing your work visa, and your passport is valid for at least 24 months (2 years), then your TRC will have a duration of 2 years.

Knowing the best time to start applying for a temporary residence card service for foreigners helps you save a lot of resources including time and money.

If you are having difficulty in extending your visa, contact Visa Now immediately for visa extension support.

3. Does Visa Now provide Temporary Residence Card service for foreigners in Binh Duong?

Yes. Visa Now not only supports applying for TRC or extending visas for customers in HCMC but also Binh Duong, Long An, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc… (neighboring cities of HCMC).

4. Can I have a temporary residence card service for foreigners done urgently?

As mentioned above, under normal circumstances, you can get your TRC result within 5-7 working days when working with Visa Now service. However, for urgent requests, Visa Now can assist you in having a TRC in ONE DAY, for those who have urgent business and travel plans.

Do not hesitate to contact us via HOTLINE 094 897 6226 to receive the most up-to-date advice from our experienced consultants.

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