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Repatriation procedures for Vietnamese living in Canada

June 29, 2021

In the context of the Covid-19 epidemic still having unpredictable developments, much Vietnamese living abroad has difficulty maintaining their lives, including Vietnamese living in Canada. Therefore, the Vietnamese Government has opened commercial flights to bring Vietnamese people home, meeting their desire to return home. Especially, after 4 months of negotiations between the two countries recently, Vietnam Airlines was officially granted the “Foreign Air Operator Certificate” (FAOC) certificate by the Canadian Ministry of Transport flights to this country. From now on, those wishing to repatriate to Vietnam can easily find the most suitable and convenient flight. What about the procedures for repatriation? Please read the following article to get the necessary information..

Repatriation procedures for Vietnamese living in Canada

Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Vietnam Airlines flight.

Priority objects for repatriation

  • The employee has an expired contract, lost his job, no longer has income (for 2-3 months or more), but the employer has no conditions to support;
  • Students under 18 years old or international students who have completed the course have difficulty in accommodation/extension of stay;
  • People over 60 years old with underlying medical conditions;
  • Entrepreneurs, intellectuals who are Vietnamese, citizens on short-term exit, are stuck in difficulties due to no place to live, no financial inability, and other particularly difficult circumstances;
  • People who travel, visit relatives are stuck;
  • Pregnant women.

Conditions for applying for repatriation

  • Have a document proving Vietnamese nationality or dual nationality and hold a Vietnamese passport;
  • An agency or relative in Vietnam agrees to act as a guarantee for;
  • Have a passport valid for at least 6 months;
  • Clear political attitudes;
  • Have the ability to secure life in Vietnam after repatriation;
  • Have a negative test for Covid-19 72 hours before boarding (in English);
  • Have a medical isolation plan when returning home.

Documents to prepare

  • An application form to return to Vietnam according to the form;
  • 3 newly taken 4×6 photos, 2 photos pasted on the application, 1 photo with full name on the back to serve for the issuance of the Passport;
  • A scanned copy of passport or valid document instead of passport (present the original for comparison). In case of holding a Canadian passport, there must be a written certification from the Vietnamese Embassy in Canada that it has registered as a Vietnamese citizen;
  • The guarantee form of the relative certified by the People’s Committee of the ward or commune
  • Papers proving or explaining the relationship of the same family with the sponsor (for the person applying for repatriation sponsored by a relative);
  • Guarantee document (signed and stamped) of heads of ministerial-level agencies, Government-attached agencies, People’s Committees of provinces, and centrally-run cities (for repatriation applicant, guaranteed by a Vietnamese agency).

The process of applying for a permit to enter Vietnam

Currently, there are 2 ways to carry out repatriation procedures to Vietnam:

Apply for repatriation through the Vietnamese Embassy in Canada


  1. Step 1: Finding a possible flight to Vietnam
  2. Step 2: Preparing all necessary documents as prescribed
  3. Step 3: Submit the application to the Vietnamese Embassy in the host country/Immigration Administration Department or the Ministry of Public Security, the Public Security Department of a province or centrally run city in Vietnam, and pay the prescribed fee.
  4. Step 4: After receiving the entry letter, you need to book a plane ticket, book an isolation hotel, and transport a car from the airport to the quarantine hotel.
  5. Step 5: Taking a Covid-19 test 72 hours before boarding, test again upon entry at Vietnam airport.
  6. Step 6: Moving to the booked hotel and perform a 14-day quarantine there following the State’s regulations (costs for isolation services will be borne by you).

Apply for repatriation through a visa service company

This option will help you carry out the procedures for repatriation more easily than the first option. You just need to find and contact a reputable visa service company, prepare all the necessary documents, and the company will support you to do all the rest.

The above article has provided you with repatriation procedures for Vietnamese living in Canada. Hope it will be useful and help you have the right repatriation plan. Wish you reunite with your family soon!