List of steps
(Total number of steps: 13)
Meet HAPI
Obtain certified copies of foreign documents  (2)
Obtain consular legalized copies of foreign documents  (3)
Obtain certified translation of documents  (2)
Obtain authenticated copies of passports or Vietnamese ID cards  (2)
Declare investment project information online
Obtain Investment Registration Certificate (IRC)  (3)
Open bank account  (1)

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Summary of the procedure
 

Where to go? (7)

You will have to go to the following agencies. The number indicates how many interactions are required with each entity.
Hanoi Authority for Planning & Investment (HAPI) (x 5)
* * 10 11 12
Hanoi Authority for Planning & Investment (HAPI)
Diplomatic missions, consular offices of foreign country in Vietnam (x 2)
1 2
Diplomatic missions, consular offices of foreign country in Vietnam
Consular Department - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (x 2)
3 5
Consular Department - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Finance Administrative Department - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
4
Finance Administrative Department - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Any authorized translation company (x 2)
6 7
Any authorized translation company
Any District People's Committee (x 2)
8 9
Any District People's Committee
Any commercial bank
13
Any commercial bank

What you will get (1)

The objective of the procedure is to obtain those documents.
Investment Registration Certificate
12
Investment Registration Certificate

Required documents 

The documents with green band will be provided to you during the procedure.

Certificate of incorporation
1
Certificate of incorporation
2 latest years audited financial report
1
2 latest years audited financial report
Application for consular authentication (Form LS/HPH-2012/TK)
3
Application for consular authentication (Form LS/HPH-2012/TK)
Passport or Vietnamese ID card of the person requesting consular legalization
3
Passport or Vietnamese ID card of the person requesting consular legalization
An envelop
3
An envelop
Consular legalization receipt
4
Consular legalization receipt
Consular legalization receipt (paid)
5
Consular legalization receipt (paid)
Payment receipt (consular legalization)
5
Payment receipt (consular legalization)
Passport or ID card of the person named in the consular legalization receipt
5
Passport or ID card of the person named in the consular legalization receipt
Consular legalized copy of certificate of incorporation
6
Consular legalized copy of certificate of incorporation
Consular legalized copy of 2 latest years audited financial report
6
Consular legalized copy of 2 latest years audited financial report
Consular legalized copy of bank statement
6
Consular legalized copy of bank statement
Receipt of document for translation
7
Receipt of document for translation
Payment receipt (translation)
7
Payment receipt (translation)
Passport or Vietnamese ID card of the authorized representative
8
Passport or Vietnamese ID card of the authorized representative
Passport or Vietnamese ID card of individual investor
8
Passport or Vietnamese ID card of individual investor
Receipt of application file (authentication)
9
Receipt of application file (authentication)
Request for investment project implementation
10
Request for investment project implementation
Investment project proposal
10
Investment project proposal
Consular legalized copy of 2 latest years audited financial report
10
Consular legalized copy of 2 latest years audited financial report
Certified translation of legalized copy of 2 latest years audited financial report
10
Certified translation of legalized copy of 2 latest years audited financial report
Business Cooperation Contract
10
Business Cooperation Contract
MOU or contract on office lease
10
MOU or contract on office lease
Legal documents proving ownership or use right to location
10
Legal documents proving ownership or use right to location
Authenticated copy of passport or Vietnamese ID card of individual investor
10
Authenticated copy of passport or Vietnamese ID card of individual investor
Consular legalized copy of certificate of incorporation
10
Consular legalized copy of certificate of incorporation
Certified translation of legalized copy of certificate of incorporation
10
Certified translation of legalized copy of certificate of incorporation
Power of attorney (2)
10
Power of attorney (2)
Authenticated copy of passport or Vietnamese ID card of the authorized representative
10
Authenticated copy of passport or Vietnamese ID card of the authorized representative
Receipt of application
12
Receipt of application
Passport or Vietnamese ID card of the person collecting result
12
Passport or Vietnamese ID card of the person collecting result
Power of attorney (2)
12
Power of attorney (2)
Application for opening bank account
13
Application for opening bank account
Authenticated copy of Investment Registration Certificate
13
Authenticated copy of Investment Registration Certificate
Representatives
Power of attorney (1)
10
Power of attorney (1)
Letter of introduction
10
Letter of introduction

How much?

Estimated cost of the procedure  VND  3,102,000

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Cost detail

Estimate your cost

VND  30,000 per a legalization stamp
- VND 90,000
Consular legalization fee: 1 corporate + 1 individual investor
stamps: 3
VND  100,000 per page
- VND 3,000,000
Document translation fee: 30 pages
pages: 30
VND  2,000 per page
- VND 12,000
Authentication fee: 3 passport x 2 page x 1 authenticated copy
pages: 6

How long ?

The estimated total time is calculated by adding the time spent: 1) waiting in queue, 2) at the counter and 3) between steps.
  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 4 d 31 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 5mn 4h. 35mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 10mn 2h. 30mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 4 d 31 d

Legal justification?

The regulations which justify the procedure and its content
Circular No. 01/2012/TT-BNG of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dated March 20, 2012 guiding a number of provisions of the Government’s Decree No. 111/2011/ND-CP of December 5, 2011, on consular certification and legalization Circular No. 01/2012/TT-BNG of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dated March 20, 2012 guiding a number of provisions of the Government’s Decree No. 111/2011/ND-CP of December 5, 2011, on consular certification and legalization
  articles 1, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Circular No. 16/2015/TT-BKHDT of the Ministry of Planning and Investment dated November 18, 2015 issuing standard forms for conducting investment procedures and report on investment in Vietnam Circular No. 16/2015/TT-BKHDT of the Ministry of Planning and Investment dated November 18, 2015 issuing standard forms for conducting investment procedures and report on investment in Vietnam
  articles I.1, I.3, II.2
Circular No. 19/2014/TT-NHNN dated August 11, 2014 of the State Bank of Vietnam providing guidance on foreign exchange control over foreign direct investments in Vietnam Circular No. 19/2014/TT-NHNN dated August 11, 2014 of the State Bank of Vietnam providing guidance on foreign exchange control over foreign direct investments in Vietnam
  Article 6
Circular 36/2004/TT-BTC (Viet) Circular No. 36/2004/TT-BTC of the Ministry of Finance dated April 26, 2004 stipulating the collection, payment and management on using legalization fees, consular certification
  Section  I.3
Circular 98/2011/TT-BTC Circular No. 98/2011/TT-BTC of the Ministry of Finance dated July 5, 2011 amending and supplementing Circular No. 36/2004/TT-BTC dated April 26, 2004 of the Ministry of Finance stipulating the collection, payment and management on using legalization fees, consular certification
  Article 1
Decree No. 111/2011/ND-CP of the Government of December 5, 2011, on consular certification and legalization Decree No. 111/2011/ND-CP of the Government of December 5, 2011, on consular certification and legalization
  articles 14, 15
Decree No. 118/2015/ND-CP of the Government dated November 12, 2015 providing guidelines for implementation of a number of articles of Law on Investment Decree No. 118/2015/ND-CP of the Government dated November 12, 2015 providing guidelines for implementation of a number of articles of Law on Investment
  articles 4.2, 23
Decree No. 23/2015/ND-CP of the Government dated February 16, 2015 on issuance of copies from master registers, issuance of certified true copies from originals, authentication of signatures and contracts Decree No. 23/2015/ND-CP dated February 16, 2015 of the Government on issuance of copies from master registers, issuance of certified true copies from originals, authentication of signatures and contracts
  articles 5.1.a, 5.1.c, 5.2.a, 7, 20, 31
Decree No. 70/2014/ND-CP of the Government dated July 17, 2014 detailing the implementation of several provisions of the ordinance and the amended ordinance on the foreign exchange Decree No. 70/2014/ND-CP of the Government dated July 17, 2014 detailing the implementation of several provisions of the ordinance and the amended ordinance on the foreign exchange
  Article 8
Joint Circular No. 92 /2008/TTLT-BTC-BTP dated October 17, 2008 of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Justice guiding the rates and the collection, remittance, management and use of fees for the issue of copies and authentication fees Joint Circular No. 92 /2008/TTLT-BTC-BTP of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Justice dated October 17, 2008 on guiding the rates and the collection, remittance, management and use of fees for the issue of copies and authentication fees
  Section  II.1
Law No. 67/2014/QH13 dated November 26 of the National Assembly on Investment Law No. 67/2014/QH13 dated November 26 of the National Assembly on Investment
  articles 28, 36.1.a, 37.2, 38, 39
Ordinance amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Ordinance on foreign exchange control (2013) Ordinance amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Ordinance on foreign exchange control No. 06/2013/UBTVQH13
  Article 1.4
Ordinance on Foreign Exchange 2005 (Eng) Ordinance on Foreign Exchange No. 28/2005/PL-UBTVQH11
  Article 11
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