Working Visa

What is an Urgent Tourist Visa?

A work visa is a visa applied for foreign nationals who wish to enter Vietnam under a company’s sponsor and must have a work permit. Work Visas are valid for up to two years and are also eligible for extension.

The working visa for foreigners in Vietnam is symbolized as LD1 and LD2.

  • LD1 – Granted to foreigners who come to work in Vietnam with work permit exemption certificate.
  • LD2 – Granted to foreigners who must have work permit to work in Vietnam.

Who can apply for a Vietnam Working Visa?

All foreigners who come to work for a Vietnam-based company can apply for a Vietnam working visa. With a work visa, one is eligible to apply for a temporary residence card which you cannot do with a business visa. Refer to our FAQ for more information.

Processing Time​

*Vietnam Working Visas are valid for up to 3 months
  • The standard processing time for a work visa by the Vietnam Immigration Department is approximately 5 working days (including completing necessary documents)
  • Per Person
$800 USD

How to apply for Working Visa?

You can apply for a work visa by submitting a business visa application directly on our website.

Answer our online forms

Let us save you from hours of document preparations and long forms. With our simplified online application, you can easily submit all your information and documents at your convenience. We will complete the details of your application and apply on your behalf.

Gather important documents

Prepare the following documents, then upload the copies on our online portal for submission: scanned passport copy, intended date of entry, and company sponsor name.

Application validation and confirmation

Stay in touch with our Visa Expert to check your application status and wait for your business visa to arrive in your email inbox.

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Frequently Asked Question for Clients​

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01 Who needs a Vietnam visa?

A valid visa is required for almost all foreigners to enter Vietnam, except for those whose nationalities are included in the Vietnam visa exemption list approved by the Vietnam Government. The Vietnam visa exemption is granted to the following:

  1. Citizens of Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Laos for visits of 30 days at the maximum.
  2. Citizens of the Philippines for visits of 21 days at the maximum.
  3. Citizens of Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, and Finland for visits of 15 days at the maximum.
  4. Citizens of Brunei, Myanmar for visits of 14 days at the maximum.
  5. Citizens of France holding valid diplomatic or official passports for visits of 90 days at the maximum or several visits of 6 months at the maximum.
  6. Citizens of Chile holding valid diplomatic or official passports for visits of 90 days at the maximum.
  7. APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Holders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies for visits of 60 days at the maximum.
  8. Citizens of the UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, and France for visits of 15 days at maximum until June 30, 2020.
  9. Citizens of Belarus for visits of 15 days at maximum until June 30, 2020
02 What if my passport expired? Can I apply for a visa to Vietnam?

If your passport is expired, you cannot apply for your Vietnam visa. Please renew your passport before applying for a visa to Vietnam.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from your date of arrival in Vietnam.

03 I am a Vietnamese, currently living overseas with a foreign nationality, how can I get a Vietnam visa?

As Vietnamese overseas, you are kindly advised to choose either of the two following options:

  1. Apply for a visa exemption by visiting Vietnam Embassy/Consulate. For further information about Vietnam visa exemption for Vietnamese overseas, please read this link
  2. If you want to save time, you could apply for a Vietnam visa online with Express Vietnam.
04 What if my Vietnam visa is about to expire?

If your Vietnam visa is about to expire and you wish to stay in Vietnam for longer than your visa, you need to get it renewed. You should do it at least 10 days in advance. Contact us on Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger and we can help start your renewal process.