There are many types of visas for people who want to arrive at Vietnam for special reasons. For example, if you move to Vietnam for working, doing an internship, developing a project or starting a business, you can apply for a professional or business visa. If you are working in the press or media and you wish to make a professional trip in the country, you can request a press visa.
To obtain a professional visa or a business visa, what you should do is contacting with the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country of residence. The visa application includes the presentation of your passport and two passport-size photographs which you have to stick on each sheet of the application form.
Besides, you need to have a partner in Vietnam to apply for a business visa. The latter, being Vietnamese or a foreigner, will fill all the necessary formalities at the Immigration Department. He will have to communicate your personal information such as your full name, date and place of birth and passport number and validity. Moreover, he can also specify the length and purpose of your stay, as well as the number of entries in the country.
After that, once you have received the approval, you must give the references to the Vietnam Embassy where you make your application.
To have a press visa, the expat have to obtain the approval of the Information and Press Department of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You will have to produce your visa application form, personal data of the team members, the program, details about the length of stay, as well as information on professional equipment you intend to bring to the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country.
Family visit visa
About family visit visa, if you want to living in Vietnam in the short period, you must apply for a family visit visa. It will provide you made your last trip a maximum of 36 months before your application. Then you will get a FN-1a type tourist visa.