May 18, 2020
Visa tips

[Update 01 Nov 2020] 6th Visa extended automatically for visitors stranded in Vietnam due to Covid 19

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Visitors who have entered Vietnam from 01 Mar 2020 will be granted visa extension automatically to 31 Nov 2020

According to official news from the Immigration Department of Vietnam, visitors who have entered Vietnam under visa exemption program, entered Vietnam with an e-visa or entered Vietnam with a tourist visa from 01 Mar 2020, will be granted visa extension automatically to 31 Nov 2020, those visitors can exit Vietnam without to follow procedure to get your visa extended.

How about visitors who have entered Vietnam before 01 Mar 2020?

Visitors who have entered Vietnam before 01 Mar 2020, if you wishing for visa extension automatically to 31 Nov 2020 as mentioned above, then you must prove that you are stranded in Vietnam due to COVID 19 and get confirmation letter from your embassy or consulate (please remember to get your documents translated into Vietnamese).

What if your passport is about to expire ?

In case of holding a passport which will expire soon, you must submit the Diplomatic Note from your embassy or consulate saying that you are not granted new passports due to Covid-19, then the Immigration Department of Vietnam will consider the assistance and facilitation to those foreign nationals upon their requests.

Important notes

In order to get your visa extension automatically, please make sure you don’t have any bad record during your staying in Vietnam and must have following documents:

  • Health declaration (You can declare online here :
  • Temporary residence declaration (ask your hotel or host If you don’t know it)

For further questions, please call 0243.9387320 (in the North) and 0283.9200365 (in the South)



Frequently Asks About Vietnam Visa Extension


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

Know your e-visa will be valid for only 30 days in Vietnam. For visa extension, you should get help from a local travel company in Vietnam.

📣📣📣The Vietnamese government is still suspending entry into Vietnam to all foreigners, including people with a Vietnamese visa exemption certificate. Only Vietnamese nationals, foreigners on diplomatic or official business, and highly skilled workers are allowed to enter the country at this time.

Vietnam’s immigration offices reopened 23 April 2020, foreigners in Vietnam now can apply for visa extension and visa renewal normally. On 13 May 2020, Vietnam has approved the reopening of sub-border gates and border crossings in Lang Son and Quang Ninh provinces connecting with China to ease trade between the two countries.

The e-visa of Vietnam will let you stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days. It’s a single entry.

Vietnam’s National Assembly has recently revealed that they are amending the law on immigration and residency of foreigners in Vietnam. These amendments were revealed last November 2019 and will come into effect on July 2020.

The New Labor Code and the Amended Law on the Immigration of Foreigners In Vietnam have been passed recently. This New Amended Law On Immigration is due to take effect on July 1st, 2020 while the New Labor Code will start on January 1st, 2021.