May 26, 2020
FAQ Visa tips

How to Extend Vietnam e-Visa?

As mentioned, extending your visa would require that you must first go out of the country. Do not ever extend your stay in Vietnam beyond your visa’s validity. Otherwise, you will be slapped with a hefty penalty and overstaying could get you in trouble with the Immigration authorities. So make sure you go out of the country before your e-visa will expire.

Once you’re outside of the country, you can apply for a new e-Visa. It should only take up to 72 hours to be approved (you can apply some days before you going out of the coutry). If you’re lucky, you can even get the visa in as fast as 24 hours! Once you receive a copy of the new eVisa, just print it and bring it on your trip back to Vietnam.

If you don’t want to go through the hassle of exiting out of the country to extend Vietnam e-Visa, you might as well apply for the Vietnam Visa on Arrival. With this visa, you will be able to choose the multiple-entry option and stay in Vietnam for up to 90 days.


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.

As you can see, applying for an e-Visa is very convenient. This explains why most travelers to Vietnam would prefer to apply for this visa when traveling to the country.

For visitors who wanted to stay in the country for more than 30 days, it may be best to opt for the Visa on Arrival. The Vietnam Visa on Arrival will give you an option to apply for a multiple-entry visa and stay in the country for a maximum of 60 days.

If you wanted to extend your vacation beyond the 30-day period, you have the option to request a visa extension. For this to be possible, you will have to look for an organization or an agency that can sponsor your stay in the country.

Unexpected requirements can happen anytime. Yes, you can extend your 30 days Vietnam e-visa.