PERMANENT RESIDENCE CARD IN VIETNAM – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Permanent residence card for expats in Vietnam

PERMANENT RESIDENCE CARD IN VIETNAM – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

(Last Updated On: July 6, 2021)
Permanent residence card for expats in Vietnam

Permanent residence card for expats in Vietnam

A permanent residence card (PRC) is a paper granted by immigration authorities to foreigners who are allowed to permanently reside in Vietnam and have validity longer than a Visa. Conditions and dossiers for the application of permanent residence cards for foreigners in Vietnam are flexible depend cases.

CONDITION FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE CARD APPLICATION

Permanent residence cards are papers granted by immigration authorities to foreigners who are allowed to permanently reside in Vietnam and have a valid instead of a Visa.

The subject is issued a PRCs is a foreigner who meets the following conditions

  • Foreigners who are legal residents.
  • Foreigners who are resided in Vietnam for 3 years or more.
  • Foreigners who have stable incomes ensure their livings in Vietnam.
  • Foreigners who are sponsored by their parents, spouses or children who are Vietnamese citizens permanently residing in Vietnam.

DOCUMENT FOR PRC APPLICATION

Permanent residence cards application usually consists of

  1. Duly copy of passport.
  2. Application for permanent residence.
  3. Guarantees of Vietnamese for foreigners.
  4. Police Clearance issued by a competent authority of the country of which he/she is a citizen.
  5. The diplomatic note of the representative office of the country for which he/she is a citizen requests Vietnam to allow his/her permanent residence.
  6. Proof of eligibility for a PRC:
    • Marriage registration.
    • Residence temporary card. (for 3 consecutive years).
    • Financial proof documents. (Business license, Bank account balance,..)
    • Accommodation documents. (Lease agreement, wife’s certificate of house ownership,…)

 

Application for renewal of permanent residence card after 10 years includes

  1. Request for renewal of PRC.
  2. Permanent residence card.
  3. Duly copy of passport.

Processing time: 04 months from the date of receipt of the proper dossier.

The validity of the residence card: 10 years.

 

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