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If you’re planning on taking a trip to Vietnam then it is essential that you apply for your Vietnam visa as soon as possible. Visitors of all nationalities, regardless of whether they are travelling for business or for pleasure, are required to have a visa in place before they enter Vietnam, and visitors who are not travelling with the appropriate visa will simply be refused entry into the country.

Applying for a Vietnam visa is a very simple process, but it can initially seem confusing because there are so many Vietnam visa categories. It is important that you choose the right visa category for your application to help ensure that it can be processed and approved as promptly as possible. Border officials have to process many thousands of applications a year, and applications that are filled in incorrectly can severely delay your visa approval and entry into Vietnam. Here is a full breakdown of all of the Vietnam visa categories available, to help you choose which is the right category for you to opt for on your visa application.

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Vietnam Visa Categories:

-  NG1 and NG2: This visa category is for members of official delegations who are invited to the country by the Party Central Committee, National Assembly, the President, Government and guests of equivalent ranks of the ministers, vice ministers, presidents and vice presidents of committees provinces and cities directly under the Central Government and any of the relatives that are accompanying them. (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 12 months).

-  NG3: This visa category is for individuals who are members of foreign missions and their accompanying relatives (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 12 months).

-  NG4: This visa category is for individuals working for foreign missions or to visit members of foreign missions (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 12 months).

-  LV1: This visa category is for individuals who are working for the Party Central Committee, National Assembly, the President, Government and guests of equivalent ranks of the ministers, vice ministers, presidents and vice presidents of committees provinces and cities directly under the Central Government (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 12 months).  

-  LV2: This visa category is for anyone who is visiting Vietnam to work for social organizations or the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 12 months).

-  ĐT: This visa category is for anyone who is visiting Vietnam in order to invest in the country or any lawyer that is practicing their profession in Vietnam (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 12 months).

-  DN: This visa category is for anyone who is entering the country to conduct business with a Vietnamese company or corporation. (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 12 months).

-  NN1, NN2 and NN3: This visa category is for individuals who are either the head or representatives of offices and branch of economic organizations, cultural organisations, and any other professional organization or foreign non-governmental organizations based in Vietnam (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 12 months).  

-  DH: This visa category is for those people who are visiting Vietnam to study or undertake an internship in the country (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 12 months).  

-  HN: This Vietnam visa category is for those who are entering Vietnam to attend pre-arranged business meetings or conferences in the country (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 3 months).  

-  PV1: This Vietnam visa category is for permanent journalists and reporters working within Vietnam (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 12 months).  

-  PV2: This Vietnam visa category is for short term journalists and reporters working within Vietnam Vietnam (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 12 months).  

-  LĐ: This Vietnam visa category is for any employees of Vietnam based that are coming to work in Vietnam (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 24 months).  

-  DL: This visa category is for those travelers who are visiting Vietnam purely for tourism purposes (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 3 months).  

-  TT: This visa category is for those people who enter Vietnam with the purpose of visiting their spouses, children who are Vietnamese or a non-Vietnamese individual who is holding a Vietnam visa symbol LV1, LV2, ĐT, NN1, NN2, DH, PV1, LĐ (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 12 months).

-  VR: This visa category is for to those individuals who are entering Vietnam with the intention of visiting relatives who reside in the country. (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 6 months).

-  SQ: These visas are granted by Vietnam diplomatic missions abroad to individuals who have a working relationship with the competent authorities Vietnam visa abroad and spouses, children or who have written request of the competent authority in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the host country (This visa category is issued for a maximum of 30 days).

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