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Vietnam Visa Extension During Coronavirus Outbreak . On March 15 - 2020, Vietnam suspended the issue of new visas for all foreign nationals to curb the spread of coronavirus in the Southeast Asian nation. For those who have entered Vietnam and want to extend their stay, it is impossible to make a visa run, because once you have left Vietnam, you cannot enter again. Therefore, visa extension is the best option. So, how can you extend your visa during the current epidemic? Keep reading this article to know about the Vietnam Visa Extension.
Although the issuance of new visas has been temporarily banned, visitors who entered before March 15 can extend their visas to legally stay in Vietnam until the epidemic is controlled. Currently the visa extension is only available in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, and must apply through a travel agency or visa agent. The procedure for making a visa extension will be a bit more difficult when applicants must provide their current address and travel history within the last 14 days. However, the application document only includes the original passport. The visa agent will help you carry out the necessary procedures to apply for a visa extension.
The process of applying for a visa extension usually lasts 5 – 7 days. You can apply when the visa is about to expire, or as soon as the visa is expired. However, absolutely do not let the visa expire then applying for an extension, this will make you more likely to be denied and forced to leave Vietnam.
To apply for your visa extension, you need to contact the visa agent and check if the type of visa you have can be extended. You can contact us by phone or email before coming to the agent’s office to avoid wasting time. You can email [email protected] to ask all questions about extending your visa (costs, procedures, types of visa can be extended, processing time, etc.). After receiving information from the agent, you can proceed to apply for an extension visa immediately.
You need special note, Vietnam visa policy has changed a lot during the period of epidemic nCovid-19. You should contact the agent to check the information and proceed to extend the visa as soon as possible, because visa policies are subject to change at any time. Once the visa extension is banned, there is no way to extend your stay.
With the aim of getting more and more opportunities to support our valued clients, applyvietnamvisa.org has also developed Vietnam visa extension/renewal service.
To extend/renew your visa through our company, you are have to follow the below steps:
1- Provide us with details of your current visa included:
+ Your nationality;
+ Visa category (15 day or 30 day visa exemption, 1 month single/ multiple, 3 month single/multiple ...). DL stands for tourist visa and DN stands for business visa;
+ The latest date of your entry or the expiry date of your visa;
+ The port of entry: Hanoi airport, Danang airport, Ho Chi Minh airport or land border.
2- Inform us the duration for the extension you want to apply for.
3- Get a quote for the extension and be informed about the processing time.
4- Provide us your address and your convenient time for us to collect your original passport if you agree to get your visa extended through our company. You will get a receipt (received when the cashier accepts the application. Payment can be made when you get your passport back with the extended stamp for your stay).
We provide a range of collection and delivery services in Hanoi on behalf of the Consular Section. If you are living in other provinces and cities, please contact us for assistance.
5- Once your visa is extended, we will deliver your passport to the pickup location you specified when you scheduled your appointment. You should check accurate information on visa extensions being issued by the Immigration Department then pay an extension fee to our company.
Your visa MUST be submitted for the extension one day before it expires by latest (NOT AVAILABLE on weekend and Public Holidays). It doesn't matter if the extension is not done on your visa expiry date.
Visa extension fee can be paid either in US dollars or Vietnamese Dong or by credit card.
The above fee does not apply to Chinese and Korean citizens. If you would like to extend your Vietnam visa to Korean or Chinese, contact us for a detailed quote.
The above visa extension fee in Vietnam is applicable for tourist visas. Fees for visa restrictions may vary.
Visa extension fee may change from time to time.
The extended visa is valid for one entry.
To renew your Vietnam visa 2020 or apply for a visa extension in Vietnam, please send a scan of your passport and visa page viaemail: [email protected] for extension.
Please feel free to contact us at +84.822.214.171.124 or email us at [email protected].
Our address: No. 88 Xa Dan Street, Phuong Lien Ward, Dong Da Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam