How to extend and renew your visa in Vietnam

Once you are in Vietnam, you can choose between extending your visa or renewing your visa depending on your travel needs. Please find the guide below for more information about how to extend/renew your visa in 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

Visa extension

It is possible to extend your Vietnam visa as long as the total time of your stay is less than 6 months. For example if you apply for a 3 month tourist visa, you are able to extend it for another 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.

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 a visa extension on your own [1] 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
    • Da Nang: 78 Lê Lợi, Thạch Thang, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng 550000
    • 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.


Notes: As update by our visitors below, all extensions must be done through a local travel agency!


Extension/overstay due to Covid-19

For those who can not leave Vietnam due to the Covid-19 situation, please read "Guidelines on extension of foreigners’ temporary residence due to COVID-19" for more information.


Extension service

We do not offer extension service, however, we recommend Vitravel for visa extension. You can email them directly at hoatran@vitravel.vn for quotation and procedure.


Update by our website visitors 

March 16, 2020 - By our visitor Rob Collis
The Da Nang visa office is closed. I went there today. A man on the street told me to go to another visa office about 700 meters away. That office was for Vietnamese only. The man there said the Da Nang office was closed and I had to go to either Ho Chi Minh city or Hanoi. Please update your information accordingly.

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Hi

I went to the immigration office in HCMC and they told me that they work only with tourist companies, tourists can’t do the extension directly though the immigration.

Please update the information in web site.

Thanks.

Nir Huppert  (December 02, 2018)  


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*[1]: You are required to extend your visa through a travel agency in Vietnam, it is not possible to extend the visa yourself directly at the Immigration Office.

Last Updated: April 11, 2020


Frequently asked questions

I am in Hoi An at the moment, how can I extend my visa?

If you live in Hoi An, you can visit the Immigration office in Quang Nam at #56 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng, Tam Kỳ City, Quang Nam Province (Maps and directions).

My visa is expired, what can I do?

If you are still in Vietnam while your visa is expired, we advise that you:(01)immediately contact the Immigration Office for assistance,(02)contact a local travel agency to extend your expired visa (in case it passes the validity date for no longer than 3 days).

Can I extend my visa if I am not arriving in Vietnam yet?

No, It is not possible to extend the existing visa if you have not arrived in Vietnam. In this case, we advise that you contact the Embassy of Vietnam in your country to get a new visa with new validity period before you arrive.

Where to extend my visa in Da Lat?

If you are staying in Dalat, you can contact the Immigration office there at 15 Trần Bình Trọng, Phường 5, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng 61000.

How much to extend a one month single entry tourist visa in HCMC?

Visa extension fee vary by travel agency, on average it is about $75 US-$90 US for a single 30 day tourist visa.


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