What Is The Vietnam DT3 Visa Program

The Vietnam DT3 Visa is an Investment Visa, this option is designed for foreign investors and entrepreneurs who wish to settle down and conduct business in Vietnam, by investing at least USD$150,000 in setting up a new company or acquiring an existing entity. Applicants may enjoy a work permit exemption and receive a temporary residence card for up to 2 years on a renewable basis. Spouse and children under 18 can be included.

The Benefits

Residency and Family Inclusion

  • Work permit exemption.
  • Temporary Residence Card up to 2 years (renewable)

Dependents included:

  • Spouse.
  • Children under 18 years old.

Travel and Quality of Life

  • Right to live, work, study in Vietnam.


  • No education and language requirement.
  • No specific requirements on source of funds.

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    Vietnam Investor Visa DT3 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 Investor Visa DT3
    Investment Options

    Direct Investment

    • Make a direct investment of at least USD 150,000
    • Certain conditional business lines are subject to specific minimum investment requirements

    Vietnam Investor Visa

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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

      Vietnam DT3 foreign investor visa program – investor (“DT3 program”) is a program offered to foreign investor who plans to implement an investment project in Vietnam.

      The foreign investor can either set up a new legal entity or acquire the existing company in Vietnam.

      In order to be able to apply for the Vietnam Investor Visa the applicant must invest at least VND 3 billion (equivalent to USD 150,000).

      No, the foreign investor is eligible to obtain a work permit exemption up to 2 years.

      Yes, it is possible to apply for a temporary residence card with the work permit.

      Same validity with the work permit exemption.

      Foreign investors having nationality of the country being member of the world trade organization (WTO) are eligible to apply for the DT3 Visa this program.

      In order to apply for the Vietnam investor visa, the applicant needs to be at least 18 years old.

      No, there is no medical requirement in order to apply for the Visa DT3?

      No, there are not any language requirements for the Vietnam DT3 Investor Visa program. This means you don’t need to demonstrate proficiency in Vietnamese to qualify for the visa. This can be a big advantage if you’re not familiar with the language.

      No, a Vietnamese residence card itself typically does not allow visa-free travel within ASEAN countries.

      While Vietnam is a member of ASEAN and offers visa-free travel to other member countries for Vietnamese citizens, this benefit usually doesn’t extend to holders of Vietnamese residence cards.

      To travel visa-free within ASEAN, you’ll likely need to check the specific visa requirements of each country you plan to visit as a resident of Vietnam.

      Yes, the legal spouse and children who are under 18 years old can be included.

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

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