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How to extend and renew your visa in Vietnam

Date Added: September 11, 2020 03:47:49 AM
Author: admin
Category: Lawyers: Immigration

Once in Vietnam, you can choose to extend your visa or extend your visa depending on your travel needs. Please see the instructions below for more information on how to extend / renew your visa in Vietnam.

Vietnam Visa extension/renewal requirements

  •  Your passport must be valid for more than 6 months from the time of extension
  •  Your passport has at least 2 blank pages

Vientam Visa extension

You can extend your Vietnam visa as long as your total stay is less than 6 months. For example, if you apply for a tourist visa for 3 months, you can extend it for 3 months.

  • You can extend your visa for single entry only (maximum of 3 months).
  • You will get an extension stamp on your passport indicating your new stay period.
  • You can extend your ongoing visa for a maximum of 02 times.

Vietnam Visa renewal

Visa renewal is good for those who wish to get a new visa without leaving Vietnam.

  • You can renew your visa for both multiple/single entry
  • Unlike visa extension, you will get a new page sticker on your passport as a new visa

How to apply for visa extension:

You can apply for visa extension on your own [1] or apply through a local agency in Vietnam. The registration steps are as follows:

1- Prepare the NA5 renewal / renewal application form (download here) with your passport.

2- Submit the above documents to the immigration office below, for a fee if required

  • Immigration Office in Hanoi: 44-46 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
  • Da Nang: 78 Le Loi, Thach Thang, Hai Chau, Da Nang 550000
  • Ho Chi Minh City: 196 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 6, District 3, City.
  • Working hours: Monday - Friday (Morning: 7am - 11:30; Afternoon: 1h30 - 17h) and Saturday (morning only)

3- Wait for results in 5 working days. Usually it will take 5-7 working days for 1 month visa and 10 working days for 3 month visa.

Note: As per our visitor's update below, all extensions must be done through a local travel agency!