How to Apply For a Vietnam Visa Extension

You have landed in Vietnam. You are enjoying your holiday and you don’t want to go back to your country just yet. Well, you can always choose to apply for a Vietnam visa extension. This essentially means that you will be given a new visa with a new visa expiry date. In this blog, we’ll be taking you through the steps of how you can extend your Vietnam visa. 

Please note: If you entered Vietnam on or after March 2020, you are eligible for an “automatic stay permit extension” till November 2021. This means that even if your visa has already expired you will still be allowed to stay in the country. However, if you intend to stay in Vietnam beyond November 2021, you will need to apply for a Vietnam visa extension.

Apply for a Vietnam visa extension

If you have a 1 (one) month visa, you can only apply for a 1 (one) month extension. For a 3 month visa, you can only apply for a 3 (three) months extension.

To apply for a Vietnam visa extension you must have the following documents:

  • Scanned copy of your passport with a validity of 6 (six) months from the time of extension and at least 2 (two) blank pages.
  • Scanned copy of Vietnam visa
  • Scanned copy of proof of residence in Vietnam

Step 1: Download and fill out Form NA5 from the immigration office website.

Step 2: Prepare your required documents

Step 3: Send the required documents and form to the closest Vietnam Immigration office. 

Step 4: Receive your visa extension after 5 to 7 working days.

Please note that you should apply for a visa extension a few days before your visa expires. Failure to do so may lead to paying a penalty fee for the expired visa or in extreme cases, deportation. 

Vietnam immigration office address

Hanoi: 44-46, Tran Phu, Ba Dinh, Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh: 335-337, Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Da Nang: 78 Le Loi, Thach Thang, Hai Chau, Da Nang

For an easier method of getting your Vietnam visa extension, you can reach out to our team here at BDATrip. We will assist you with all your Vietnam visa needs. You can also check out our blogs on Vietnam visa including how you can apply for a Vietnam visa online and a Vietnam business visa.

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