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[Vietnam Visa 2021] Vietnam Business Visa For American Businessmen – Conditions For Issuance, Documents And How To Apply

With the current global economic and trade trend, the cooperation between companies in countries is becoming more and more bustling. It leads to a visa requirement to serve this need, which is the business visa.

In order to come to Vietnam for business cooperation, discussing business, market research or other commercial-related activities, Americans must have a business visa. Vietnam business visa for Americans is categorized as DN or LV, and can stay from one month to a year.

  1. Conditions for issuance a Vietnam business visa

Vietnam business visa is only granted to individuals of enterprises, companies of other countries who want to enter Vietnam for commercial purposes. Accordingly, between the US companies and Vietnamese companies must have a cooperative relationship, or a party introduced with the purpose of relationship to do business.

Therefore, when granting Vietnam business visa, the Vietnamese embassy / consulate in the United States requires an invitation to work from a Vietnamese partner. They also need a business trip letter from the US company. However, these documents will be simplified if you apply for a visa online via the Vietnam travel agency website.

  1. Documents and procedures for applying Vietnam business visa for Americans include:

a/ If you apply at Vietnamese embassy / consulate in the United States

To apply for a business visa at a Vietnamese embassy / consulate office in the US, you need to prepare the following documents:

  • Invitation from Vietnamese company which is translated into English. The invitation clearly stated: the content, the reason for the invitation, the exact name of the company in the US, the personal information of the invitee, the expected time to stay in Vietnam, the specific schedule.
  • Labor contract and business trip decision of the US company for visa applicants.
  • Original passport with a validity of over 6 months.
  • Two 3×4 cm photos, white background, taken in the last 6 months.
  • Vietnam visa application form.

Vietnamese consulate in San Francisco

Working time of Vietnamese embassy / consulate in the US is from Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday are off. Vietnamese holidays and American holidays won’t work either. You need to prepare all the documents and should submit them in the morning. After receiving the application, the embassy / consulate official will give you an appointment slip. After 5-7 working days, you will receive the result.

b/ If you apply for a visa online

In case you do not have time to go to the embassy / consulate, or feel uncomfortable with cumbersome administrative procedures, you can choose the option of applying for a Vietnamese business visa online.

To apply for a business visa to Vietnam on the website, Americans do not need to prepare an invitation, a labor contract or business trip decision at all. You only need to fill out the online business visa application form, choose the entry date, exit date, where you will enter, and enter the email address to receive the results. In case you apply for an electronic visa, you only need to upload a copy of your passport and a digital photo for the Vietnamese government to record into the system. If you are applying for a visa approval letter at the airport, you do not need to provide any documents.

Applying Vietnam business visa can be done at home

Here are the steps to apply for an online business visa for US citizens:

Step 1: Click the below link to start your online visa application.

Note that you need to correctly select the US on “nationality category” and the type of business visa you need. Then select the information regarding the date of entry, the date of exit, the place of entry, etc. and fill in the personal information of the applicant.

Step 2: Pay the cost and receive a confirmation email

After you pay online for your visa order, you will receive a confirmation email. The email will contain all of your visa information.

Step 3: Get results via email

After 2-3 business days, you will receive the results via email. Americans who apply for a business visa have a very high probability of passing. But you do not have to worry too much, because if you fail the visa, the fee for the visa you pay online will be refunded 100%. What you need to note is that you should apply for a business visa soon. It is best to request at least 10 days in advance of the departure date. If you get too close to the day, you have to pay extra for urgent process, and you also have no control over your plan to come to Vietnam.

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