What is temporary resident card ? how to get ?

What is temporary resident card ? how to get ?

What is temporary resident card ? how to get ?

15 February, 2020


Temporary resident card

Expats who want to stay and work in Vietnam should obtain a temporary resident card , temporary resident card (TRC) can be used as a long-term Visa issued by the authorized provincial office managing Entry and Exit for the foreigners who are allowed to live in Viet Nam.

Unlike Visa, the temporary resident card has longer validity, it normally stays valid for 01 to 05 years. Temporary resident cardholders will be exempted from visa and can save a large amount of time and money for visa application and extension for Vietnam entry, exit, and residence.

Temporary resident card can be granted with or without work permit.

In addition, family members of TRC card holders can apply for TRC card to stay in Vietnam with the same terms and conditions.


Who are able to be granted temporary resident card:

-Foreigner who is a member of the board director of the stock corporation or the owner of the one member limited liability company( except the authorized representatives) or a member of the two member limited liability company.

-Foreign lawyer who is licensed to practice in Vietnam by the Vietnam Ministry of Justice;

-A foreigner who has work permit and is working in enterprises or representative offices of foreign companies;

-Professionals, students, trainees who are working, studying in the national programs, national projects which are signed between ministries and approved by the Government.

-Relatives of the temporary resident card holder including: parents, spouse and children.


Benefits of temporary resident card

-A foreigner who has the temporary resident card is allowed to buy a apartment or house.

-Foreigners are allowed to live in Viet Nam for long-term as in the validity duration of the temporary resident card.

-Convinient for business, marriage procedure.


Application dossier for temporary resident card

Dossier for the foreign employee who has been granted a work permit

  • 01 duly copy of Business License (the remain effective date at least 06 months)
  • 01 duly copy of Certificate of legal seal (the remain effective date at least 06 months)
  • 01 duly copy of tax registration certificate;
  • 01 copy of work permit with a period of 1 year or more
  • Photos of size 3×4, not wearing glasses, looking straight, white background (Photos are took not over 6 months)
  • 01 copy passport, valid visa, immigration docket and its original counterparts for 2nd verification by authorities.
  • 01 duly copy of Temporary residence letter/ book in Viet Nam with the stamp of the local police officers.

Dossier for the foreign employee without a work permit

  • 01 duly copy of Business License (the remain effective date at least 06 months)
  • 01 duly copy of Certificate of legal seal (the remain effective date at least 06 months)
  • 01 duly copy of tax registration certificate;
  • Duly copies of papers verify no work permit;
  • 01 Copy passport, valid visa, immigration docket and its original counterparts for 2nd verification by authorities.
  • Photos of size 3×4, not wearing glasses, looking straight, white background (Photos are took not over 6 months)
  • 01 duly copy of Temporary residence letter/ book in Viet Nam with the stamp of the local police officers.

Dossier for family members of foreign employee

  • Photos of size 3×4, not wearing glasses, looking straight, white background (Photos are took not over 6 months)
  • 01 copy of passport, valid visa, immigration docket and its original counterparts for 2nd verification by authorities.
  • 01 duly copy of Temporary residence letter/ book in Viet Nam with the stamp of the local police officers.
  • Copies of papers demonstraing the purpose of temporary residence.
  • Documents showing proof of relationships- such as birth certificates, marriage registration, and family book.


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