Temporary Residence Card

Vietnam temporary residence card service for expat/foreigners.

What is a Temporary Residence Card?

A Temporary Residence Card is required if you are an expat or foreigner planning to work and stay in Vietnam for an extended period of time. The Temporary Residence Card (TRC) is issued to foreigners who plan to stay in Vietnam for an extended period of time without having to apply for or renew their visas on a regular basis.

Because of the numerous benefits, many foreigners in Vietnam seek a temporary residence card. However, applying for a TRC on your own in Vietnam may present a number of challenges, including a lack of a comprehensive guide for specific situations; difficulty navigating the application process if you are unfamiliar with Vietnamese administrative procedures; and meeting all of the requirements.

What are the benefits?

Express Vietnam’s Temporary Resident Card service includes the following benefits:

  • Receive information about the rules governing temporary residency cards in Vietnam
  • Get guidance on the requirements for granting temporary residency cards to foreigners
  • Receive a checklist of the required papers and documents
  • Get step-by-step guidance on how to process all the necessary documents and papers
  • Receive assistance if a document is missing
  • Get help in organizing your documents
  • Representation during the temporary residence card application process with the appropriate State authorities
  • Stay updated on the progress of the processing of your temporary resident card
  • Get your temporary residence card delivered to your doorstep

Processing Time​

The process can take up to 10 working days.
  • Pick up at the office or delivered to your address.
  • Per Person
$1,800 USD
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How to apply for Vietnam Temporary Residence Card

Submit your required documents

Gather all required documents and follow our preparation instructions. We will review the details and consistency of your documents and submit them to the Vietnam Immigration Department – Ministry of Public Security if they are complete and valid. If not, we will provide advice on how to proceed.

Claim your Vietnam Temporary Residence Card (TRC)

You will be notified for the official release date and claiming location of your Temporary Residence Card. Our team of experts will always be by your side to guide you until the end! So we will have another consultation on the next steps you should do.

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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 http://mienthithucvk.mofa.gov.vn/.
  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.