What Is The Vietnam Investment Visa DT4 Program

The Vietnam Investment Visa, also known as a DT4 visa, is a visa option designed for foreign investors and entrepreneurs seeking to engage in business activities in Vietnam. This option caters specifically to those who wish to invest a lower amount compared to the DT3 category. A temporary residence permit of up to 1 year can be granted, with the possibility of renewals.

The Benefits

Residency and Family Inclusion

  • Long stay visa up to 1 year.
  • Possibility of applying for Work permit up to 2 years.
  • Possibility of applying for Temporary Residence Card with same validity as the Work permit.

Dependents included:

  • Spouse.
  • Children under 18 years old.

Travel and Quality of Life

Right to live, work, study in Vietnam.


  • No language requirement.
    No specific requirement on the source of funds

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    Vietnam DT4 Visa Requirements

    • Incorporate a legal entity in Vietnam or take over an existing legal entity in the city where the investor plans to settle.
    • Obtain Investment Registration Certificate (IRC).
    • Obtain Enterprise Registration Certificate (ERC).
    • Certain conditional business activities are subject to specific operation license.

    Vietnam Investment Visa DT4
    Investment Options

    Direct Investment

    • Make a direct investment of at least USD 70,000.
    • Certain conditional business lines are subject to specific minimum investment requirements.

    Vietnam Investment Visa Process

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    Due Diligence and Application

    Submit the complete application forms and required documents

    Approval and Investment

    • Obtain IRC and ERC
    • Conduct post-licensing procedures

    Residency Visa

    • The Consulate of Vietnam of the applicant’s country of residence will grant successful applicant and dependents with a business visa allowing the landing in Vietnam
    • Competent authorities will issue both the work permit exemption and Temporary Resident Card

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      The Vietnam DT4 Foreign Investor Visa program for Business Creation (DT4 Program) is designed for foreign investors who want to establish and operate a business in Vietnam.

      No, but the DT4 program offers a visa option specifically for foreign investors involved in business creation. You can create a new legal entity or acquire an existing company in Vietnam for conducting business.

      There is no minimum investment requirement for most business activities under the DT4 program. However, in practice, expect a minimum investment of around USD $70,000.

      Yes, you will need a work permit.

      Up to 2 years.

      The visa is valid up to 1 year.

      It is possible to apply for a temporary residence card with the work permit.

      Same validity with the work permit.

      Foreign investors having nationality of the country being member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are eligible to apply for this program.

      The main applicant must be 18 years old and above.





      Yes, the foreign investor must obtain all required licenses/certificate before running the project.

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