What is Vietnam visa extension?

Your entry visa to Ho Chi Minh City or Vietnam, in general, has a certain validity of time. Therefore, you need to extend your visa when your current one is going to expire. Visa extension allows you to prolong your stay in Vietnam without leaving the country. You also can renew visa in Ho Chi Minh City; however, this option costs higher.

Ho Chi Minh visa extension application should be submitted some days before your visa expiration as the standard process takes 7 working days. Otherwise, you are probably made to pay the penalty for staying with an invalid visa.

What are the conditions for Vietnam visa extension Ho Chi Minh?

Not all nationalities are eligible for visa extension; moreover, conditions and requirements are different from case to case, too. So, you’d better scan your visa to Vietnam-visa for the prior check first. 

Duration of extension also varies based on your current visa type, and the maximum is 3 months:

  • You can apply for a 1-month extension if your visa is a 1-month or 3-month type. The fee ranges from $60 to 155.
  • You can apply for a 3-month extension if you own a 3-month visa type (either single or multiple). The service costs from $180 to $310.

What are documents need to be prepared to extend a Vietnam visa in Saigon?

You should have all the files and information below in hands: 

  • Application form
  • Passport with at least 2 empty pages
  • Current visa copy
  • Immigration stamp
  • The latest date of entry
  • Current address in Vietnam

Where to submit an application for a Vietnam visa extension?

Visa extension in Ho Chi Minh city can be done at Vietnam Immigration Department in Ho Chi Minh:

Address: No.161 Nguyen Du Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, HCM

Phone: + 84 838299398

Email: [email protected]

Normally processing time is 7 days excluding Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays on average. If you need to get it faster, an extra fee is required.