All things you need to know about Vietnam Business visa 2020
Foreigners who will enter Vietnam for business purposes have to apply for a Vietnam Business Visa (also known as a Vietnam DN Visa).
What is the meaning of Business visa?
In Vietnam, a business visa is also known as a DN visa which is issued for those who enter and remain in Vietnam for a maximum period of 12 months for the purposes of working with Vietnamese enterprises or conducting business activities such as meetings, signing business contracts, etc.
What are the requirements for a Vietnam Business Visa(DN visa)?
To obtain a business visa (DN visa), you need to prepare the required documents as follows.
- Your passport with 6 month validity (at least) and two bank pages for Vietnam’s visa stamp and immigration stamp.
- Two passport photos.
- Sponsorship letter from a licensed company in Vietnam.
- Vietnam visa application which can be filled online here.
How many ways to get Business visa?
There are two ways to apply for a Vietnam Investment Visa:
- Vietnam Embassy or Consulate overseas near your living place or workplace (the sponsorship letter is required): Kindly contact Vietnam Embassy for more details.
- Visa on arrival (no sponsorship letter is required): please apply here to get Business visa(DN visa)
- Evisa: No business option available.
How much does Business visa cost?
Visa at Vietnam Embassy and Consulate: The fees are various from embassy to embassy and dependent on length of stay and number of entry. Please contact with the Embassy/Consulate for further details.
Visa on arrival: please take a look at this table below for information.
Besides the application fee of the visa on arrival letter paid online for processing, you will pay a fee between 25 -135 USD directly at the Immigration counters in the airport depending on the length of your visa, this kind of fee is called stamping fee.
|Type of visa||Service fee||Stamping fee|
|1 month single entry||90 USD||25 USD|
|1 month multiple entry||95 USD||50 USD|
|3 months single entry||120 USD||25 USD|
|3 months multiple entry||135 USD||50 USD|
How about the processing times?
Visa at Vietnam Embassy and Consulate: The time of processing is not public, kindly contact the embassy you plan to work with to find out the processing time.
Visa on arrival: 5-7 working days to receive the approval letter (For emergency requests, it can be processed in 2-3 working days)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a sponsorship letter?
The sponsorship letter is one issued by Vietnamese enterprise/company/partner which you are working with. In this letter, there will be applicant’s information, date of entry, visa type, the name and stamp of sponsor.
If your company in Vietnam can provide it, you can surely obtain the business visa. Otherwise, you can ask for the support from us, the reputed visa service agent with 15 year experience.
What is the visa process if I can provide the sponsorship letter?
In case you can provide this letter, kindly send us the following documents to submit your visa application:
- The sponsorship letter with sign and stamp of your business enterprise/company/partner;
- The draft of working program;
- The introduction letter;
- The Notarized Business Registration of the company in Vietnam;
- The Notarized Stamp Registration of the company in Vietnam;
Are there any exceptions for entry with visa on arrival?
Visa on Arrival is only valid for air travelers. Travelers entering Vietnam by land or by sea must visit a Vietnam Embassy to get their visa stamp. Your Approval Letter will be accepted at all Vietnam international airports such as:
- Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)
- Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
- Danang Airport (Da Nang)
- Cam Ranh Airport (Nha Trang)
Is it possible to extend my business visa?
Yes, you can. Just note that visa extension has different procedures, therefore, kindly check with us before your visa expiration.
What is the simplest way to get visa to Vietnam?
The easiest and simplest way to get visa to Vietnam is to apply online for visa on arrival. What you need to do is just to work with a Internet-connected computer or mobile devices for a while to fill out the application form, make payment, and wait a few working days to receive the visa approval letter via email
Should i apply for the visa extension in person at the immigration office?
Applying for the visa extension in person at the Immigration office helps save money but it is not recommended to Vietnam business visa holders because these visas are mostly obtained through agencies without a sponsorship of an employer.
In such cases, we sincerely advise you to contact the local travel agencies for extension assistance. Of course, they will charge a small service fee but you will get visa guarantee and peace of mind in exchange. If you are struggling to find a licensed travel agency to help you with the extension, getvisavietnam.com is a good choice with years of experience working in this field.