Going for a visa run at the Lao Bao Land Border crossing is the cheapest and easiest way to lengthen your stay in Vietnam. This is especially convenient for foreigners who are on a tourist visa and would like to extend the validity of their visa.

The Lao Bao Land Border is located in a small town called Huong Hoa, at the western portion of Quang Tri. This border is pretty crowded since it’s a popular passing route for foreigners on visa runs to Laos.

Just like with crossing any border, you will be required to submit documents when doing a visa run at the Lao Bao Land Border. Here are the documents you need to prepare: Laos Visa Application form Laos visa fee that will cost around $35 per person Original copy of Visa approval letter An original passport

Depending on the type of visa that you currently have, you will need to have a sponsoring entity for the extension of your visa. The NA5 form that you will submit must be signed and stamped by the direction of the entity before you submit the form to the immigration office.

You can extend the validity of your visa depending on the type of visa that you have. Usually, this can be extended for up to six months.

If you will choose to process the extension of your visa by yourself, you need to first prepare the required documents. Here are the documents needed: Form NA5 – you can download this form online.

The standard processing time of the e-visa is 3-5 business days. However, there are instances when this will be delayed.

A judicial record certificate is a document issued by the agency in Vietnam that manages the criminal record database in Vietnam. The certificate will serve as valid proof of whether or not the person has a previous criminal conviction in Vietnam.

If the foreign individual has already left Vietnam and they are currently based abroad, yet they wanted a judicial record certificate, their best bet is to authorize another person to process and claim the certificate on their behalf. Here are the requirements that they need to submit: Written declaration request for the granting of the

Foreigners, regardless of how long they actually reside in Vietnam, have every right to request from the Dept. of Justice for a judicial record certificate.

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