Vietnam visa extension in Hanoi
Vietnam visa extension is extending your visa deadlines so that you can continue your stay in Vietnam without leaving. Once the extension processing is completed, you will receive a new visa stamp of an extended period. The stamp is good for single entry.
Vietnam visa renewal operates the same but you will be granted a new visa STICKER that can be used for multiple entries during the stay of extension.
Here are two options of applying for a Vietnam visa extension in Hanoi:
Apply in person at Vietnam immigration office
Contact address: 44-46 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District. Tel.: 024.3825.7941
Submission time: Monday to the morning of Saturday
Form NA15 (available at the office)
Processing time: 5-7 working days
Passport collection: Monday to Friday
Contact the immigration office in advance to check the fees
People who hold a Vietnam business visa are recommended to apply for an extension through Vietnam Visa Easy agency (VVE) as instructions below to avoid any unexpected problems. Particularly, if your business visa is not sponsored by an employer.
Extend the visa with VVE
Step 1. Check visa extension fee
The extension fee varies for different cases. We need to see your passport and visa sticker to give a quote. If you cannot send the copies of documents, please provide the following information:
Visa type: 1 month or 3 months, e-visa or visa on arrival, or visa obtained through the embassy
Visa category: Tourist or business
Port of entry:
All copies and information should be sent to [email protected]
Step 2. Hand over the passport
If you are interested in extending the visa through our company, we will require you to confirm the current address in Hanoi and the best time to send our staff picking up the passport free of charge.
Step 3. Get your passport back and pay the fee
The standard processing time takes 7-10 working days. On the deadline, our staff will return the passport to you and collect the fee. Either USD or VND is accepted.
If you just overstay the visa by 1-5 days, we advise you to pay the fine to the immigration officer at Vietnam airports when you leave as the cost to extend the visa is more expensive.
Normally, the extension stay will start from the end date of the current visa. Nevertheless, when you extend the visa too early, the extended period will start from the date your application is approved. The most ideal time to submit the visa extension application is one week before the visa expires.
We hope you find our post informative and useful. Should you need assistance to extend your Vietnam visa in Hanoi, please feel free to reach out to us for help.