Vietnam Immigration Department is a functioning bureau belonging to the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security. Its powers and functions focus on supervising, approving, or disciplining Vietnamese citizens and foreigners’ immigration, migration to and from Vietnam.
Regarding Vietnam visa issuance, all Embassies and Consulates abroad are to co-operate with the Vietnam Immigration Department before approving or granting a visa or other Vietnam Immigration related document.
In brief, the Vietnam Immigration Department is the official unit issuing the following documents
1. For Domestic Vietnamese
- Passports of all kinds for Vietnamese citizens
- Identity card
- Permanent or temporary residence in other countries
2. For Vietnamese Overseas and Foreigners
- Vietnam Visa, Vietnam visa Extension, Vietnam Visa renewal
- Vietnam visa approval letter
- Vietnam temporary or permanent residence card
- Guarantee to migrate to Vietnam
- Exit visa
- Overstaying visa
In every province of Vietnam, there is an immigration office. However, for the visa related issued, foreigners are suggested to contact the two major offices of Vietnam Immigration in two main regions of the country: The North+ Central, and the South. Following is the detailed contact of these offices:
+ In Hanoi: No. 44 – 46 Trần Phú street, Ba Đình ward, Hanoi, Vietnam. Phone: (+84) 24 38257941.
Related procedures: Renew visa, Extend visa, issue Temporary Resident Card for foreign citizens staying in the North, Center and Central Highlands in Vietnam.
+ In Ho Chi Minh: 333-335 Nguyễn Trãi street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. Phone: (+84) 28 9201701
Related procedures: Renew visa, Extend visa, issue Temporary Resident Card for foreign citizens staying in Southern Of Vietnam and provinces of Mekong Delta.
II. Phone Number:
+ Number (+84) 24 8264026: ask for entry, exit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam; repatriation of Vietnam citizens residing abroad.
+ Number (+84) 24 8260922: ask for the exit and entry of citizens of Vietnam.
+ Number (+84) 24 9345609: ask for the sanctioning of administrative violations in the field of Immigration.
+ Number (+84) 24 8257941: ask for the exit and entry procedure at the border and other related issues in fields of Immigration.
III. Working Time:
– All office and phone number should be contacted from working time : 8:00 – 11:30 and 1:30 – 4:00 pm every day from Monday to Friday (exclude the Public Holiday)