Foreigners in Vietnam can make visa extension procedures at the Immigration Department under the Ministry of Public Security in line with regulations, spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang affirmed.
Hang made the statement at a regular press conference held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi on March 26 while mentioning visa extension procedures for foreigners in Vietnam amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Vietnam News Agency reports.
Vietnam frequently shares relevant information and stands ready to coordinate and create favorable conditions for foreign representative agencies in the country to conduct citizen protection and address visa-related issues on the basis of ensuring requirements on disease prevention and control in accordance with domestic and international laws, she said./.
How to apply for visa extension:
You can apply for a visa extension on your own or apply through a local agency in Vietnam. Steps to apply are as follows:
Prepare the renewal/extension application form NA5 (download it here) a long with your passport.
Hand in the documents above to the Immigration office below, with the fee if required
- Immigration office in Hanoi: 44-46 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
- Immigration office in Da Nang: 78 Lê Lợi, Thạch Thang, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng 550000
- Immigration office in Ho Chi Minh city: 196 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city
- Working hours: Monday-Friday (Morning: 7am – 11h30am; Afternoon: 1h30pm – 5pm) and Saturday (Morning time only)
Wait for 5 working days for the result. Normally it takes 5-7 working days for a 1 month visa and 10 working days for a 3 month visa.
Visit the website of Vietnam Immigration Department for more information.