Temporary residence card

For most of the case, the temporary residence card (TRC) holder are investors whom invest to establish company in Vietnam, or employee being employed and sponsored by an organization in Vietnam.

Instead of losing a large amount of time and money for Vietnam Visa application when entering Vietnam, you can apply for a temporary residence card which are valid from 1 up to 3 years. Without a visa, residence card bring same entry and exit permission than visa. TRC helps foreigners to enter Vietnam easily, as well as their visa exemption during the entry, exit and residence in Vietnam. As foreigners wishing to reside in Vietnam, you must belong to the subjects to be granted temporary residence card.

A Regular Dossier Includes

  • A written request for temporary residence card declaration
  • Original passport and a valid visa
  • Copy or duplicate of legal agencies, organizations, sponsor businesses record
  • Seal registration certificate of the enterprise
  • 2 photos (2x3cm)
  • Vietnamese residential book registration copy
  • The following documents may be asked: investment certificate, business registration license, established representative office license, Branch Company (including active notices), working permit, work permit exemption etc…
  • The cases of bringing relatives: birth certificate, marriage certificate…


Processing time : Up to 7 working days after receipt a valid application.

Validity conditions : Temporary residence card Vietnam is valid from 1 to 3 years and is at least 01 month shorter than the duration of the passport. No temporary residence card will be granted for passport valid for less than one year.

Note : When you get your TRC lost, you must immediately notify the issuing agency. Re-issuing procedure is similar to granting a new one but processing time is 14 working days.

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