July 5, 2020

How Long Can You Extend Your Visa

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. To give you an idea:

  • Visa exemption entry – can be extended for 15 days, 1 month, or 3 months.
  • Vietnam E-visa – can be extended for 1 month or 2 months.
  • Tourist visa (DL) – can be extended for 1 month, 2 months, or 3 months.
  • Business visa (DN) – can be extended for 1 month or 3 months.
  • Working visa (LD) – can be extended for 1 month or 3 months.
  • Visit relatives (TT) – can be extended for 1 month, 3 months, or 6 months.
  • 5 years visa exemption – can be extended for 1 month, 3 months, or 6 months.

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.

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.

If you are holding a Vietnam visa, one of the most important things you need to keep in mind is the validity of the visa. These visas will only allow you to stay in the country for a certain number of days.

If you want to extend your Vietnam tourist visa, please see price below Your current visa Ext. 15 days Ext.

It is usually takes 5-7 business days to get your e-visa extended and please note that your e-visa and passport will be kept by the Immigration Department of Vietnam during this period. Your e-visa can be extended faster if you are stay in Hanoi city because Hanoi is the only place for e-visa extension.

As per regulation from the Immigration Department of Vietnam, e-visa holders can get their visa extended if they have a company or someone in Vietnam sponsoring or guaranteeing for their stay in Vietnam. Therefore you need to contact a travel agent in Vietnam for support.

Those who will not be able to get out of the country before their e-Visa expires will have to pay for a hefty penalty. If you are holding an e-Visa and you have overstayed for less than 3 days, you will have to pay for around $22 per day at the Vietnam Immigration.