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: 7 Tran Quy Cap, Da Nang
    • 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.

Update by our website visitors 


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.


Nir Huppert  (December 02, 2018)

Find something wrong? Please contact us to update.

*[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: January 01, 2019

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 contact a local agency in Hoi An to extend your visa (We recommend Hoi An Express: 30 Trần Hưng Đạo · 0235 3919 293) or you can extend your visa in person at the Immigration Office in Da Nang.

My visa is expired, what can I do?

If you still stay in Vietnam while your visa is expired, we advise that you:

  • Contact the Immigration Office immediately for assistance
  • Contact a local travel agency to extend your expired visa (in case it passes the validity date for less than 3 days)

Vietnam Visa Extension

Q: I have a 1-month tourist visa from January 15, 2019 to February 15, 2019. I wanted to know if it would be possible to extend my visa before my trip to avoid the hassle of extending it in Vietnam. If I can extend my visa before my trip, please let me know about any forms, procedures, or required documents for this. (Jeffrey Ng, Singapore)

A: It is not possible to extend the existing visa if you have not arrived Vietnam yet. In this case, we advise that you contact the Embassy of Vietnam in  Singapore to get a new visa with new validity period before you arrive.

Visa extention in Dalat

Question: I have a DL visa for 3 months and wish to extend it for 3 months more. I am in Dalat. Who can help me here? Thanks

Answer: If you are in Dalat, you can contact the agency below for assistance

  • Phat Tire Ventures Vietnam - Dalat Office
  • 109 Nguyễn Văn Trỗi, Phường 2, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng
  • 0263 3829 422

Visa extension in HCMC

Question: How much to extend a one month single entry tourist visa in HCMC? (Jason Lang)

Answer: The fee vary by agency, however, some of our customers reported that the fee was $75 US for a single 30 day visa extension. If you are in Ho Chi Minh City right now, you can contact these guys:

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