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Vietnam visa extension and renewal for US citizens

Once you are in Vietnam, you can choose between extending your visa or renewing your visa depending on your travel needs. Please find the guide below for more information about how to extend/renew your visa in Vietnam.

Vietnam visa extension and renewal for US citizens What is the address of Vietnam Embassy for US citizens?

Extending your Vietnam VISA allows you to have longer staying permission in Vietnam. This process has to be conducted while your Vietnam VISA is still valid and it usually costs you 5 – 7 working days. You need to submit your passport as well as required documents to the Departure of Immigration. What you need to prepare are:

  • Your valid original passport
  • Residence certificate issued by local public security
  • A 4×6 cm photo with white background
  • The NA5 form on page 11 sealed by your agency/company in Vietnam (click the link to see the PDF file).

Vietnam VISA extension

Vietnam visa extension and renewal for US citizens

Vietnam VISA extension refresh your VISA’s validity, as the maximum extending time you can is your current VISA’s maximum validity with the same type of VISA. We currently can’t find the official gateway or genuine information about it, so this time you should find an agency to take care of it.

Vietnam VISA renewal

You can issue a Vietnam VISA renewal if you want to extend your time staying in Vietnam by another type of VISA. You can get a 6 months validity from the 3 months current VISA. You can also change from single entry to multiple entries and vice versa. The cost of renewal is more expensive because you will issue a brand-new VISA.

Visa renewal is good for those who wish to get a new visa without leaving Vietnam.

  • You can renew your visa for both multiple/single entry
  • Unlike visa extension, you will get a new page sticker on your passport as a new visa

VISA runs – Another way to extend Vietnam VISA

Vietnam visa extension and renewal for US citizens

Besides the two above, you can extend your stay with some trick, and also with the help of an agency. All you need to do is secure an invitation letter from a reliable tourism agency and leave Vietnam to neighbor countries. After a couple of days, you use the invitation letter to return Vietnam through the allowed border gate. Otherwise, you can leave the country and issue a Vietnam VISA via a travel agency with which you made a deal before.

How to apply for visa extension?

You can apply for a visa extension on your own [1] or apply through a local agency in Vietnam. Steps to apply are as follows:

  • Prepare the renewal/extension application form NA5 a long with your passport.
  • Hand in the documents above to the Immigration office below, with the fee if required
    • Immigration office in Hanoi: 44-46 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    • Da Nang: 7 Tran Quy Cap, Da Nang
    • Ho Chi Minh city: 196 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city
    • Working hours: Monday-Friday (Morning: 7am – 11h30am; Afternoon: 1h30pm – 5pm) and Saturday (Morning time only)
  • Wait for 5 working days for the result. Normally it takes 5-7 working days for a 1 month visa and 10 working days for a 3 month visa.

Once you are in Vietnam, you can choose between extending your visa or renewing your visa depending on your travel needs. Please find the guide below for more information about how to extend/renew your visa in Vietnam.

Vietnam visa extension and renewal for US citizens What is the address of Vietnam Embassy for US citizens?

Extending your Vietnam VISA allows you to have longer staying permission in Vietnam. This process has to be conducted while your Vietnam VISA is still valid and it usually costs you 5 – 7 working days. You need to submit your passport as well as required documents to the Departure of Immigration. What you need to prepare are:

  • Your valid original passport
  • Residence certificate issued by local public security
  • A 4×6 cm photo with white background
  • The NA5 form on page 11 sealed by your agency/company in Vietnam (click the link to see the PDF file).

Vietnam VISA extension

Vietnam visa extension and renewal for US citizens

Vietnam VISA extension refresh your VISA’s validity, as the maximum extending time you can is your current VISA’s maximum validity with the same type of VISA. We currently can’t find the official gateway or genuine information about it, so this time you should find an agency to take care of it.

Vietnam VISA renewal

You can issue a Vietnam VISA renewal if you want to extend your time staying in Vietnam by another type of VISA. You can get a 6 months validity from the 3 months current VISA. You can also change from single entry to multiple entries and vice versa. The cost of renewal is more expensive because you will issue a brand-new VISA.

Visa renewal is good for those who wish to get a new visa without leaving Vietnam.

  • You can renew your visa for both multiple/single entry
  • Unlike visa extension, you will get a new page sticker on your passport as a new visa

VISA runs – Another way to extend Vietnam VISA

Vietnam visa extension and renewal for US citizens

Besides the two above, you can extend your stay with some trick, and also with the help of an agency. All you need to do is secure an invitation letter from a reliable tourism agency and leave Vietnam to neighbor countries. After a couple of days, you use the invitation letter to return Vietnam through the allowed border gate. Otherwise, you can leave the country and issue a Vietnam VISA via a travel agency with which you made a deal before.

How to apply for visa extension?

You can apply for a visa extension on your own [1] or apply through a local agency in Vietnam. Steps to apply are as follows:

  • Prepare the renewal/extension application form NA5 a long with your passport.
  • Hand in the documents above to the Immigration office below, with the fee if required
    • Immigration office in Hanoi: 44-46 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    • Da Nang: 7 Tran Quy Cap, Da Nang
    • Ho Chi Minh city: 196 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city
    • Working hours: Monday-Friday (Morning: 7am – 11h30am; Afternoon: 1h30pm – 5pm) and Saturday (Morning time only)
  • Wait for 5 working days for the result. Normally it takes 5-7 working days for a 1 month visa and 10 working days for a 3 month visa.

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