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Meltzer Hellrung has the global reach to help from a range of industries in securing visas and permits for their employees to legally work in Vietnam. We apply a detailed understanding of the country’s immigration requirements with a strategic approach to client needs, ensuring that the chosen visas and permits are both appropriate and legally compliant.

There are several visa types for various business and employment activities, including:

  • HN visa: For foreign nationals entering the country for meetings, conferences, etc., over a short term. It is valid for three months.

  • DN/LD visa: These options cover a range of work scenarios for foreign nationals staying in Vietnam over a longer term. The DN period of validity is up to 12 months while the LD may be issued for up to two years.

  • DT visa: For investors. This visa is valid for up to five years.

  • DH visa: For foreign nationals with an internship at a Vietnamese company. It is valid for 12 months.

  • PV visa: For press correspondents. This visa is valid for 12 months

In many cases foreign nationals working in Vietnam also require a work permit. This requirement varies according to the type of business, type of work, and the country of citizenship of the employee.


Meltzer Hellrung’s services include:
  • Full assessment of the applicant under existing visa laws and regulations

  • Assistance at each step of the process: visa application, work authorization, residence permit, extensions, renewals, etc.

  • 24/7 access to our case management system to track real-time status of applications and monitor upcoming expiration dates or other requirements

  • Document procurement for legalization, attestation, police clearance certification, proof of birth/marriage/citizenship, etc.

  • Accompaniment and assistance upon arrival in Vietnam

Contact is to learn more about how we can help streamline the visa and immigration process.