Contents of Administrative procedures - Municipal Police Department

Procedure Issuing permanent residence card to foreigners in Viet Nam.
Process

- Step 1: The applicant prepares the dossier stipulated by the law.


- Step 2: Submitting the dossier:


a. Foreigner applying for permanent residence in Viet Nam submits dossier at the Immigration Management Division of the Ha Noi Police Department.


b. Officers receive the dossier and check the validity and completion of the dossiers.


+ If the dossier is complete and valid, officers receive the dossier and give the applicant a receipt with an appointment of the time and date for return of the result.


+ If the dossier remains incomplete and needs to be added, the officers shall guide the applicant to complete dossier according to the law.    

      
* Time for receiving dossiers: Every morning from Monday to Saturday (except for Sunday and holidays).

Step 3: Migration Management Agency (under Ministry of Public Security) will send the written decision of Minister of Public Security to Ha Noi Police Department. If receiving the notice of permanent residence permission, within five days after receiving the notice, Ha Noi Police Department is responsible for sending the notice of permanent residence permission to the applicant.

Step 4: Within three months after receiving the notice of permanent residence permission, foreigner has to go to the Immigration Department of Ha Noi Police Department to receive a permanent residence card.

Time for handing Every morning from Monday to Saturday (except for Sunday and holidays).

Where to submit Submit directly at Immigration Management Division of the Ha Noi Police Department, No. 44 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, Dong Da District, Ha Noi.
Contents and number of the dossier

a) Content of the dossier:


+ For foreigner:


-  01 (one) Application form for permanent residence status (form NA12);


- Judicial records issued by the competent agency of the country of which applicant is a citizen;


- Diplomatic note of competent agency of the country of which applicant is a citizen, requesting the Vietnamese authorities to permit him/her to permanently reside in Viet Nam.


- A certified copy of passport;


- Documents evidencing foreigner’s eligibility for registering permanent residence: having legal residence, stable income as stipulated in Article 40 of the Law on Entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Viet Nam;


- Guarantee paper to foreigners permanently residing in Viet Nam of his/her parents, spouse or children who are Vietnamese. (Form NA11).


+ For stateless people:


-  01 (one) Application form for permanent residence status (form NA12);


- Documents evidencing that the applicant has been staying continuously in Viet Nam before 2000 and have legal residence, stable income guarantying life in Viet Nam.


b) Number of the dossier: 01 (one) set.

Processing duration + Within 04 (four) months after receiving the complete and valid dossier, the Minister of Public Security considers and decides to issued the Permanent; If the dossier is incomplete, the processing duration is not exceeding 02 (two) months. + Within 05 (five) working days after receiving the notice of Migration Management Agency, Ha Noi Police Department announces the result to the applicant. + Within 03 (three) months after receiving the notice of permanent residence permission, foreigner has to go to the Immigration Department of the Ha Noi Police Department to receive a permanent residence card.
Objects Individual
Competent agency Municipal Police Department
Outcome Permanent residence card.
Fee US$100
Form/Declaration

- Application form for permanent residence status (form NA12)


- Guarantee paper to foreigners permanently residing in Viet Nam of his/her parents, spouse or children who are Vietnamese. (Form NA11)

Other requirements Ensuring the case and condition to be considered and granted permanent residence card as stipulated in Law on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Viet Nam as follows: a, Cases to be considered and granted permanent residence card: - A foreigner who contributes to the development and protection of Viet Nam and is awarded medals or titles by the Government; - A foreign scientist or expert who temporarily resides in Viet Nam; - A foreigner who is sponsored by his/her parent, spouse, or child who is a Vietnamese citizen and has permanent residence in Viet Nam; - Any person who has no nationality and temporarily resided in Viet Nam before year of 2000. b. Conditions to be considered and granted permanent residence card: - Foreigners in above mentioned cases who have legal residence, stable income to guarantee their life in Viet Nam.. - A foreign scientist or expert who temporarily resides in Viet Nam and is recommended by the Ministers or Heads of ministerial/governmental agencies in the corresponding fields; - A foreigner who temporarily resides in Viet Nam for three consecutive years or more, and who is sponsored by his/her parent, spouse, or child who is a Vietnamese citizen and has permanent residence in Viet Nam.
Legal basis

+ Law No. 47/2014/QH13 dated June 16, 2014 of the National Assembly on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Viet Nam.


+ Circular No. 04/2015/TT-BCA dated January 05, 2015 regulating paper forms for entry, exit and residence by foreigners in Viet Nam.


+ Circular No. 157/2015/TT-BTC dated October 8, 2015 of the Ministry of Finance on collection, payment, management of fees for issuance of passports, visas, documents for entry, exit, transit, and residence in Viet Nam.
 

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