Foreign citizens entering Vietnam may need or not visas depending on their countries of origin. Ukrainian citizens need to apply for visas before they come to Vietnam. They have two options: to apply for visas before coming or upon arrival at the airport. For this purpose, they need to have passports with a minimum validity of one month after the expiration date of the Vietnamese visas.
If you intend to immigrate to Vietnam from Ukraine for a longer period, you need to obtain a residence permit. There are several ways one can obtain residency and our lawyers in Vietnam can help you in this sense.
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Obtaining a business visa for Vietnam
Most Ukrainian citizens who come to Vietnam usually apply for business visas or employment permits. For entrepreneurs interested in opening companies in Vietnam, the business visa is quite easy to obtain if one meets the following requirements:
- he or she has a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months;
- the passport must also have at least 2 blank pages for the visa sticker to be applied;
- the visa will be issued in approximately 7 working days;
- the visa fee ranges from USD 25 to USD 50 depending on the duration of stay.
As a general rule, a business visa can be issued by the Immigration Department for minimum one month and maximum 3 months. It is also possible to enter Vietnam without having to apply for a visa, based on an exemption certificate. The document will enable one to stay here for maximum 3 months.
If you want to move to Vietnam from Ukraine for a longer timeframe, the residence permit is a more suitable option. For this purpose, our law firm in Vietnam is at your service.
We also have a lawyer who specializes in matters related to immigration to Vietnam. He can propose the suitable option or options for a foreign citizen followed by specific relocation support. If you are interested in moving here, contact us and we will put in touch with our lawyer who can advise you.
The temporary residence permit for Vietnam is the first document issued to foreign citizens. Its validity ranges from one year to 3 years, however, longer periods are also available in certain cases. If you need support in filing for residency, contact us. Our lawyers will take you to the steps to complete.
Types of residence permits Ukrainian citizens can obtain in Vietnam
There are two types of residence permits one can qualify for if deciding to relocate to Vietnam from Ukraine:
- temporary residence visas;
- permanent residence visas.
Temporary residence permits can be issued to various categories of persons who want to immigrate to Vietnam from Ukraine, namely employees of Vietnamese companies, family members of Ukrainian citizens established here, or investors.
Ukrainian investors can also enter the residency by investment scheme that enables them to prolong their stay here for several years.
No matter the path you choose to move to Vietnam from Ukraine, feel free to address our local lawyers for information on all your options.
With respect to permanent residence, it can be obtained after living in Vietnam for a minimum period of 3 years.
Our Vietnamese lawyers can help you draft the necessary documents for temporary or permanent residence and for hiring workers.
Hiring employees is an important part of running a business. However, dealing with employment regulations and payroll can be quite stressful. For this purpose, you can rely on our Vietnamese accountants. We can assist in both payroll and HR matters, so do not hesitate to contact us for tailored solutions.
Why should you choose to immigrate to Vietnam from Ukraine?
With a population of 100 million people, out of which 100,000 of foreign origins, Vietnam is a magnet for people all over the world who have discovered the country as tourists first. Expected to enter the top 20 global economies by 2050, the country offers plenty of employment and business opportunities for expats.
Hanoi and Ho Chin Min are the preferred cities to live in Vietnam by foreigners, as they host important expat communities. English is also widely spoken in these regions. Da Nang and Nha Trang are quieter and can also be good options for Ukrainians interested in living in Vietnam on a long term.
If you decide to relocate to Vietnam from Ukraine, these are just a few of the reasons you should consider. You can also come here as a digital nomad first and see if the lifestyle suits you before making a permanent decision.
If you decide to immigrate to Vietnam from Ukraine and need support in applying for a residence permit, contact us. Our lawyers are at your disposal with various immigration services.