LĐ – Foreign Workers Visa
Vietnam LĐ Visa is a visa issued to foreign workforce coming to work in Vietnam (mostly labour). LĐ Visa holders are allowed to stay in the country for up to 2 years and are eligible for Temporary Residence Card lasting for up to 2 years.
Up to 2 years
Temporary Residence Card Duration
Up to 2 years
Basic Documents and Information
The first step in acquiring a LĐ Visa is obtaining an approval letter granted by the Immigration Department. Once in possession of this letter, applicants can then go ahead and have it stamped at a visa-issuing authority of Vietnam abroad, such as embassy, Vietnam General Representative or in special cases, a border checkpoint.
The approval letter requires applicants to present the following documents:
- Passport – photo page
- Information about the date of entry/exit, single or multiple, duration of the visa and the place that will stamp the letter
- Invitation letter sponsoring foreigners to enter Vietnam
- Proof of legal status as prescribed by Vietnam’s law: certified true copy of the license or decision of the competent authority on establishment of the company; document introducing the seal and signature of a competent person…
- Work permit
Current holders of the LĐ Visa can easily extend their stay in Vietnam. The documents required for extension consist of: NA5 form, passport with LĐ Visa, Foreign Police’s registration of residential stay, work permit and one 4×6 cm picture on a white background.
Place of Issuance
Overseas visa-issuing authority of Vietnam (Vietnam Embassy, Vietnam General Representative…), the immigration authority (Immigration Department, Immigration Office), border checkpoint (International airports, International border gates…).
5 working days or less