Helpful Tips and Warnings
Always arrange for a longer extension than you require if you are in the process of obtaining a work permit. Paperwork in Vietnam can usually take longer than expected.
If a company offers you a residency card without requiring a work permit… Don’t do it. Residency cards are only valid if you have a work permit.
Processing times vary depending on the visa service that you require. If your visa expires on a certain date, as long as you submit your passport to immigration on that day then that is all that is required. Once immigration accepts your passport, it is rare for the visa not to be issued.
The visa situation in Vietnam changes with the wind. There are usually major changes with immigration and visa policies every 6 months. Although blogs and online content can be a useful resource, they are often outdated. Contact us for the current visa information.