DH – Student/Intern Visa
Vietnam DH Visa is a visa issued to people who come to study or participate in an internship in Vietnam. Once issued, this visa allows students/interns to stay in the country for the maximum duration of 12 months. Moreover, they are eligible to apply for a Temporary Residence Card for the period not exceeding 5 years (only if they have a long-term training and written acceptance from a relevant institution in Vietnam).
Up to 12 months
Temporary Residence Card Duration
Up to 5 years
Basic Documents and Information
The first step in acquiring a DH 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 (educational institutions or a place of work)
- 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 University, college; document introducing the seal and signature of a competent person; written acceptance of a school or an education institution in Vietnam, training program…
Current holders of the DH Visa can easily extend their stay in Vietnam. The documents required for extension consist of: NA5 form, passport with DH Visa, Foreign Police’s registration of residential stay, training program from the Vietnam school or education institution 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…).
5–10 working days