Vietnam with the Immigration Control Force of the Popular Police, is in charge of carrying out the state administration of entry and exit activities, both of Vietnamese citizens, as well as the entry and exit of foreigners in Vietnam.
The structure of the Immigration Control Department is formed as follows: Departures and Departures Management Department, the Border Security Department and the Entrance and Exit Management Offices.
The Immigration Department is based in Hanoi, with a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City and another in Da Nang.
Policy of the Immigration Department to carry out visa procedures.
For those foreigners who have stayed for more than a year in Vietnam and wish to complete the procedures for applying for the temporary residence card, it is advisable to send the temporary residence card to the Vietnam Immigration Office or send it to the Police of immigration management of provinces and cities under central authorization.
Below we show interesting information about a series of procedures that you can perform through the Immigration Department
For those who wish to request, extend, supplement and modify the visa or apply for the temporary residence card must submit the required documentation to the Office of Vietnam Immigration or the immigration management police of provinces and cities under central authorization.
If the reason is tourist, the Vietnamese travel agencies, on behalf of the clients, are responsible for working with the Vietnam Immigration Office or the immigration management police of provinces and cities under central authorization. On the contrary, if you wish to process the temporary residence card for reasons such as; family visit, medical treatment, marriage, child adoption, among others, the application form must be confirmed by localities, communes, districts that have jurisdiction for this.
In case of loss of passport:
If you have lost your passport in Vietnam, the first step you must do is immediately inform the premises or contact representatives of the Foreign Ministry, Embassy / Consulate of your country in Vietnam to make the request of a new passport or some other document that can also be used as a valid passport. After this procedure, you must apply for the new visa to Vietnam.
Change of temporary residence reason:
If this is your case, you must take into consideration that foreigners who wish to change the reason for temporary residence in Vietnam, must have the approval of organizations, agencies, individuals as guarantees to complete all procedures in the Vietnam Immigration Office or the immigration management police of provinces and cities under central authorization.