Visa Services

Extend Vietnam Visa

What's Vietnam Visa Extension?

A Vietnam Visa Extension allows foreign nationals who are currently in Vietnam with a valid visa to extend their stay beyond the initial visa duration. This means that you can apply to stay in Vietnam for a longer period without having to leave the country and re-apply for a new visa.

Here are some key points about the Vietnam visa extension:

    • Eligibility: Not all visa types are eligible for extension. Common types that can be extended include tourist visas, business visas, and some long-term visas. Check the specific visa type requirements.
    • Duration: The extension period depends on the type of visa you currently hold. Tourist visas can often be extended for an additional 1-3 months, while business visas may be extended for a similar duration or longer.
Note: This service is now NOT offered by the Vietnam Immigration Office. We will keep you updated immediately upon new developments.

Document requirements

    • Passport: be valid for at least 06 months from the time of extension/renewal, and have at least 02 blank pages.
    • Existing Vietnam Visa: You must hold a valid Vietnam visa that is nearing its expiration date. This visa serves as the basis for seeking an extension.
    • Compliant Immigration Status: You must have maintained a compliant immigration status throughout your stay in Vietnam. This means respecting visa regulations and avoiding any violations.
    • An invitation letter from a Vietnamese person/company entity if extending a business visa.
    • No Criminal Record: You must not have any criminal convictions or pending criminal charges. A clean criminal record is essential for visa extension approval.

How to apply for Vietnam Visa Extension

STEP 1: PREPARE DOCUMENTS

Assemble all the required documents mentioned above.

STEP 2: SUBMIT THE APPLICATION

Submit the completed application form and supporting documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department or a designated visa agency.

The following Immigration offices are those in charge of extending visa in Vietnam.

  • Hanoi immigration office: 44-46 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
  • Immigration office in Da Nang: 78 Le Loi, Thach Thang, Hai Chau, Da Nang
  • Immigration office in Ho Chi Minh City: 333-335-337, Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
  • Working hours: Monday-Friday (Morning: 7am – 11h30am; Afternoon: 1h30pm – 5pm) and Saturday (Morning time only)

STEP 3: RECEIVE YOUR PASSPORT WITH VISA EXENTION

Get your passport with extended stay within 8 working days normally or 3 working days in urgent case upon your request.

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