April 8, 2020
Visa tips

[Covid 19] Extending Vietnam Visa Directly to the Vietnam Immigration Department for Affordable Price

Getting a visa to Vietnam these days is so easy. Aside from offering free visa entry to certain nationalities under the visa waiver program, Vietnam also offers an electronic visa and visa on arrival to most foreign visitors. The electronic visa can be easily applied online while the visa on arrival can be claimed at the airport upon arrival. However, these visas will only allow foreigners to stay in Vietnam at a limited time. The length of time that a foreign individual can stay will vary depending on the type of visa, nationality, and some other factors.

Now that the world is dealing with the Covid 19 crisis, several travel restrictions have been imposed, not only in Vietnam but also in various countries around the world. Because of this, several foreign travelers were stranded in Vietnam and may have to extend their stay.

Extending Visa Through a Sponsorship Company

Most foreigners who are part of the visa waiver program can only stay in the country for 15 days. Furthermore, holders of the electronic visa or e-visa can only stay for 30 days. As for the visa on arrival, you will have an option to apply for either 30 days or 60 days.

In the event that you decide to extend your stay either because you got stranded due to the Covid 19 travel restrictions or you just feel like extending your holiday, you will have to look for a sponsorship company. This is usually an International travel company or an agency. The company can process the visa extension and sponsor your stay. They will take all the responsibilities in case you do something illegal during your stay in the country. In exchange, you will pay them certain fees.

Unfortunately, paying for a sponsorship company can be costly. This is not very practical if you’re traveling to Vietnam on a budget. Extending your visa directly with Vietnam’s Immigration Dept. is a more affordable option.

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What Happens if You Can’t Find a Sponsorship Company

If you can’t find an agency or an international travel company that can sponsor your stay, you should get in touch with your country’s embassy or consulate. You can ask them to sponsor your stay in Vietnam instead. They will act as representatives of your country in Vietnam. Therefore, it is their duty to help their citizens, especially if you got stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic.

So call your embassy directly and inform them of your situation. After discussing with them, you will be asked to accomplish a form known as the NA5 (Form NA5 for visa extension). Fill out the form completely and bring it to the office of the consulate or embassy. They will stamp the form and a representative will sign it. Before leaving the embassy, don’t forget to ask how long is the processing time. That way, you will know if you have enough time left in your visa while they process the extension procedure.

When requesting a visa extension, you’ll also be asked to submit some documents. One of these is a certificate that will prove your residency in Vietnam. You can get this from the landlord of the apartment you are staying in. If you’re staying in a hotel, check with the hotel manager. They will get in touch with the local police authorities and will provide such a document to you.

Once you have the signed NA5 form and the proof residency, you can now go to the Immigration Department. Submit these documents with them and request for a visa extension.

Required Documents to Process the Visa Extension

As you see, it’s possible to request a visa extension directly to the Vietnam Immigration. You do not really need to bother yourself in looking for an agency or company that can sponsor your stay. But before you go to the Immigration office of Vietnam, make sure you have the required documents with you.

First of all, you should have the NA5 form. You can download this form online or get it from the Immigration Department. Once you have the form, fill it out completely. Make sure you enter all details correctly to avoid any delays. After you fill out the form, go to your respective consulate or embassy in Vietnam. If you don’t know where the consulate or embassy, just search for it online. You will also find their contact details online so you can call in advance.

Aside from the NA5 form, you also need to have the documents that will prove your temporary residency. And the most important document that you need to submit for visa extension is your passport.

Form NA5 for visa extension

Processing Time and Fee

Normally, the visa extension procedure will not take more than a week. It should only be within 5 – 7 working days. As for the length of time that you can extend your visa, it is possible to extend for 30 days more. The payment is around $10 USD or around 250,000 Vietnamese Dong.

Address of the immigration offices

– Immigration office in Hanoi: 44-46, Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh Ward, Hanoi City

  • Tel: 0438257941
  • Fax: 0438243287, 0438243288
  • Hotline (Vietnamese): 0438260922
  • Hotline (English) : 0438264026
  • Street directions: https://bit.ly/2Vbt8ae

– Immigration office in Da Nang city: 7 Tran Quy Cap Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang city.

  • Tel : 02363822381
  • Fax: 02363826670
  • Hotline (Vietnamese) : 0694260354
  • Hotline (English) : 0694260349
  • Street directions: https://bit.ly/3bYKBth

– Immigration office in Ho Chi Minh city: 333-335-337 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

  • Tel: 0839202300
  • Hotline (Vietnamese) : 0839201701
  • Hotline (English): 039200365
  • Street directions: https://bit.ly/34sK8Nu

Working time:

– Morning: 08h00 – 11h30 (Monday to Saturday)
– Afternoon: 13h30 – 16h00 (Monday to Friday)

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, Health declaration is required to process your visa application. You can declare online here: https://tokhaiyte.vn/

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  • Type of your current visa (tourist or business | single or multiple entry | place of issuance ….)
  • Immigration stamped to know which port you entered Vietnam.
  • Latest date of entry to know how long you have been in Vietnam with the current visa

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Frequently Asks About Vietnam Visa Extension


Thousands of foreign tourists are now stranded in Vietnam after the government imposed several travel restrictions. The country’s Prime Minister has declared Covid 19 as a nationwide epidemic and has put the country on lockdown.

It seems that the COVID-19 is not showing signs of slowing down. The pandemic still continues to unfold in a worrying manner leaving world leaders grappling with solutions to address this very complex catastrophe.

Last Monday 09 Mar 2020, the government of Vietnam has announced that they are temporarily suspending visa-free travel from eight European countries. This is amid the growing concerns over the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

This summer, the New Immigration Laws of Vietnam (2020) are said to undergo major changes. In doing so, they hope to attract more foreign visitors while still making sure that illegal workers and criminals won’t be able to get into the country.

The 2019-nCoV coronavirus has become one of the biggest threats in the travel industry not only in Vietnam but around the world as well. It has so far affected various sectors in the industry, including aviation, hospitality, tourism, tours, etc.

Myanmar and Vietnam are two of the most popular countries to visit in Southeast Asia these days. Both countries are rich in historical and cultural attractions.

Here’s good news to foreign travelers visiting Vietnam. The country has now extended its visa exemption program for citizens of 13 more countries.