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1 Vietnam Visa Including: E-visa / Entry visa: Tourist Visa / Business Visa/ Renew Visa / Work Visa/ Family Visa 2 - 7 working days
2 Work Permit (WP)
  • Apply WP for foreign english teachers or foreign experts
  • Apply WP extension
15 - 45 working days
3 Legalization Translation, notarization, an Apostille or legalization by the country issued & VN embassy From 7 working days
4 Temporary Residence Card (TRC) A TRC is issued by the immigration agency under the Ministry of Public Security, and is valid from one to ten years, depending on the visa type 15 - 30 days
5 OEC for Filipino
  • Authenticate a labor contract for OEC process
  • Apply for Vietnam entry visa
  • Guide documents needed & support OEC application in Philippines
20 - 45 working days
6 Police check Police check ( or Non-criminal record) for Work permit application 7 working days
7 Pick-up service
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  • Step 3: Assist in arranging a taxi/cab to the destination where the expat needs to go.
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  • The Ministry of Education and Training in Vietnam has recently issued Decision 4159/QĐ-BGDĐT, introducing a training and certification program for foreigners teaching English at foreign language and information technology centers in the country. The program's objectives: Alongside the current work permit requirements, this is one of the official courses offered by the Ministry of Education and Training for teachers to meet the qualifications needed to teach and process work permits in Vietnam. Benefits of the program:
    • Gain essential teaching skills and adaptability for teaching English in Vietnam.
    • Save consular legalization fees for equivalent certificates issued in other countries.
    • Obtain practical insights into the Vietnamese market and culture for potential job opportunities after completion.

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    • Enrollment Period: March/May/July/October, 2024
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    Details of the decision are as follows:

    PROGRAM

    FOR TRAINING AND ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING COMPLETION FOR FOREIGNERS TEACHING ENGLISH AT CENTERS FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER TRAINING IN VIETNAM

    (Attached to Decision No. 4159/QD-BGDDT dated December 6, 2023 of the Minister of Education and Training)

    I. APPLICABLE SUBJECT

    This program shall be used in training and issuance of certificate of English teaching training completion for foreigners at centers for foreign language and computer training in Vietnam, including: native English speakers having college degree or higher; foreigners having college degree or higher in English major; foreigners having college degree or higher and having certificate of level 5 foreign language proficiency in accordance with the Foreign Language Proficiency for Vietnam or equivalent (hereinafter referred to as “learners”).

    II. OBJECTIVES

    1. General objectives

    Assist learners in developing English teaching skills in a manner that is effective, flexible, and appropriate to culture and background of Vietnam; satisfy demand for training and certificate of training completion for learners; improve English teaching quality at centers for foreign language and computer training (hereinafter referred to as “foreign language centers”).

    2. Specific objectives

    Upon completion of training programs, a learner must be able to satisfy requirements below regarding English teaching capacity at foreign language centers:
    • Utilize primary knowledge, methods, and approach in teaching of the English language; analyze, evaluate, and adjust contents, methods accordingly depending on learners, culture, and background of teaching and learning of the English language in Vietnam;
    • Utilize skills to assist teaching and learning in a flexible and effective manner; analyze, evaluate, and effectively adjust class management and organization skills in order to assist studying; develop skills for constructing lesson plans and evaluating; utilize appropriate English teaching technology, materials, and methods depending on learners in order to improve capacity and traits of learners at foreign language centers;
    • Have positive, responsible, cooperative, professional, flexibly adaptable working attitude; respect Vietnamese traditions and customs; comply with Vietnamese regulations and law.

    III. PROGRAM CONTENT

    Foreigners teaching English in Việt Nam required to get training certificates

    Foreigners teaching English in Việt Nam required to get training certificates

    1. Knowledge load and Program duration

    • The Program consists of: 10 subjects regarding English teaching knowledge, methods, and skills and 1 internship subject.
    • Program duration: 160 periods, each period lasts for 45 minutes (equivalent to 120 hours of teaching, each hour lasts for 60 minutes).

    2. Program structure

    No. Subject Period
    Total Theory Practice
    I English teaching knowledge, methods, and skills 140 75 65
    1 Overview on English teaching and studying culture, background in Vietnam 15 10 5
    2 English teaching reasoning and methods 15 10 5
    3 Methods for teaching English knowledge 15 10 5
    4 Methods for teaching English skills 25 15 10
    5 Lesson plan 10 4 6
    6 Class management 10 4 6
    7 Application of information technology and utilization, development of teaching materials 15 5 10
    8 Examination and assessment methods 15 5 10
    9 Methods for teaching English for Vietnamese children 10 6 4
    10 Methods for teaching English for Vietnamese youths - teenagers 10 6 4
    II. Internship 20   20
      Total 160 75 85

    3. Description of subjects

    3.1. Part I: English teaching knowledge, methods, and skills 3.1.1. Subject 1: Overview on English teaching and studying culture, background in Vietnam Upon finishing this subject, a learner can:
    • Develop specific reasoning, awareness, and understanding of Vietnamese; characteristics and traits of Vietnamese people and learners at foreign language centers in relationship with English teaching - studying;
    • Develop certain overall reasoning, awareness, and understanding regarding Vietnam’s education system which includes preschool education program, formal education program, education background in orientation and approach, methods for teaching - studying English language.
    3.1.2. Subject 2: English teaching reasoning and methods Upon finishing this subject, a learner can:
    • Become acknowledged of English language acquisition theory, English teaching methods associated with learner demographic and Vietnamese culture, society background;
    • Apply English language acquisition theory and English teaching guidelines in the teaching process appropriate to learners and the Vietnamese cultural and social context.
    3.1.3. Subject 3: Methods for teaching English knowledge Upon finishing this subject, a learner can:
    • Identify principles, models, and common flaws of Vietnamese people upon learning English language;
    • Utilize theory regarding orientations, methods, and skills for effectively teaching contents within the boundary of the English language such as vocabulary, grammar, phonetics appropriate to learners.
    3.1.4. Subject 4: Methods for teaching English skills Upon finishing this subject, a learner can:
    • Identify common difficulties faced by Vietnamese people when learning 4 skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English;
    • Effectively and appropriately utilize solutions, micro-skills, types of questions for 4 skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English;
    • Develop steps and progress of an integrated skill lesson and progress for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing effectively, appropriately for learner demographic.
    3.1.5. Subject 5: Lesson plan Upon finishing this subject, a learner can:
    • Design lesson plans according to the development of learner capacity at the foreign language center;
    • Develop a positive attitude in teaching.
    3.1.6. Subject 6: Class management Upon finishing this subject, a learner can:
    • Describe elements necessary in class management;
    • Apply class management principles, use the appropriate language in class to create a positive and effective teaching, studying environment;
    • Develop positive attitude in teaching and class management.
    3.1.7. Subject 7: Application of information technology and utilization, development of teaching materials Upon finishing this subject, a learner can:
    • Identify conditions and principles for applying information technology in utilizing and developing English teaching materials; describe learning materials for in-class and online learning; trends of technology application in English teaching in the current scene and in the future;
    • Develop electronic lectures, develop learning materials effectively; apply techniques and technology in lectures to make learners interested;
    • Develop self-studying capability, self-research capability, and creativity in application of technology in designing, lecturing, utilizing and developing learning materials.
    3.1.8. Subject 8: Examination and assessment methods Upon finishing this subject, a learner can:
    • Describe principles in examination and assessment; identify difficulty in designing tasks;
    • Develop diversified assessment methods in order to evaluate learners on a regular and periodic basis; develop equality in assessment; report on learning progress and results of learners.
    3.1.9. Subject 9: Methods for teaching English for Vietnamese children Upon finishing this subject, a learner can:
    • Understand cognitive and physiological psychology of Vietnamese children when learning English;
    • Select and utilize teaching solutions, techniques, materials plans, class management operations appropriate to English teaching for Vietnamese children.
    3.1.10. Subject 10: Methods for teaching English for Vietnamese youths - teenagers Upon finishing this subject, a learner can:
    • Acknowledge cognitive and physiological psychology of Vietnamese youths - teenagers when learning English;
    • Select and utilize teaching solutions, techniques, materials plans, class management operations appropriate to English teaching for Vietnamese youths - teenagers.
    3.2. Part II - Internship Upon finishing the internship, a learner can:
    • Develop lesson plans, apply knowledge, teaching methods and skills in teaching at foreign language centers;
    • Adjust English teaching plans, methods, skills appropriate to learner demographics.

    IV. PROGRAM INSTRUCTION

    1. Assessment, ranking, and certification

    1.1. Assessment and ranking
    • At the end of a Training program, learners shall be assessed in form of exams (oral/writing or appropriate methods) and learning results so as to determine acquisition of knowledge and skills in the Program. Scores shall be in a scale of 10.
    • Learners shall be assessed after finishing Training program when: they have participated at least 80% of in-class learning duration; completed learning, examination, assessment tasks, satisfied requirements of subjects and Training program.
    • Learners achieving a minimum score of 5 shall be qualified and certified for training program completion.
    1.2. Issuance of certificate of training completion: Learners completing training program in accordance with Point 3.1 of this section shall be issued with certificate of training completion. For detailed content of the decision document in Vietnamese, please refer to HERE.
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  • Are you planning to visit Vietnam in 2023 and stay longer than your initial visa allows? Or perhaps you're already in Vietnam and need to extend or renew your visa to continue your stay? The visa extension and renewal process can be a daunting task, but fear not! In this comprehensive guide, VTJ will walk you through the step-by-step process to extend your Vietnam visa. >>>Read more: Visa in Vietnam: Vietnam Visa Application & Requirements in 2023 >>>Read more: Vietnam Emergency Visa – Expedited & Urgent Vietnam Visa 2023

    The Difference Between Vietnam Visa Extension And Renewal

    How To Extend Vietnam Visa 2023

    How To Extend Vietnam Visa 2023

    What Is a Vietnam Visa Extension?

    A Vietnam visa extension refers to the process of prolonging your stay in Vietnam beyond the expiration date of your current visa. This option is suitable for individuals who are already in Vietnam and wish to extend their stay without leaving the country. The extension allows you to continue your activities, whether it's for tourism, business, or other purposes, without the need to apply for a new visa. >>>Read more: Vietnam Visa Exemption/5-year Visa 2023: How to apply & Requirements

    What Is a Vietnam Visa Renewal?

    On the other hand, a Vietnam visa renewal involves obtaining a completely new visa to replace your current one. This option is typically chosen when your current visa has expired, or you need to change your visa type or duration. Unlike an extension, a renewal requires you to leave Vietnam and apply for a new visa from a Vietnamese embassy or consulate in another country. >>>Read more: Vietnam Tourist Visa: How to Apply & Requirements in 2023

    Requirements To Extend Or Renew A Vietnam Visa

    Requirements To Extend Vietnam Visa

    Requirements To Extend Vietnam Visa

    Before proceeding with the visa extension or renewal process, it's important to familiarize yourself with the requirements. While the specific requirements may vary depending on your visa type and the duration of your stay, here are some common prerequisites:
    • Valid Passport: Your passport must have at least six months of validity remaining beyond your intended stay in Vietnam.
    • Current Visa: You must possess a valid visa that is eligible for extension or renewal.
    • Purpose of Extension/Renewal: You need to provide a valid reason for extending or renewing your visa, such as tourism, business, or employment.
    • Supporting Documents: Prepare any necessary supporting documents, such as a letter of invitation, employment contract, or proof of accommodation.
    • Financial Proof: You may be required to demonstrate sufficient funds to support your stay in Vietnam.
    • Application Form: Fill out the appropriate application form for visa extension or renewal, which can be obtained from the Vietnam Immigration Department.
    >>>Read more: How to Apply for Vietnam e-Visa 2023: Costs & Processing Time

    Why Is Visa Extension Important?

    Visa extension is crucial for individuals who wish to prolong their stay in Vietnam legally. Failure to extend a vietnam visa before it expires can result in penalties, fines, or even deportation. By extending your visa, you can continue to enjoy your time in Vietnam without any legal complications, ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted stay. >>>Read more: Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa) 2023: How to Apply

    Where To Extend Visa In Vietnam - Vietnam immigration office locations

    Where To Extend Vietnam Visa - Vietnam immigration office locations

    Where To Extend Vietnam Visa - Vietnam immigration office locations

    To extend Vietnam visa, you will need to visit the nearest Vietnam Immigration Office. These offices are located in major cities across the country, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang. It's important to note that the specific office you need to visit may depend on your visa type and the location where you initially entered Vietnam. It's advisable to check the official website of the Vietnam Immigration Department for the exact office locations and their operating hours. >>>Read more: What documents do foreigners in Vietnam need in 2023?

    How To Extend Vietnam Visa

    How To Extend Vietnam Visa

    How To Extend Vietnam Visa

    How To Extend Vietnam Tourist Visa

    A tourist visa is issued to foreigners entering Vietnam for tourism purposes. It allows a stay of up to 30 days for each entry, with a visa validity of up to 3 months. Tourist visas can be extended upon arrival in Vietnam. The extension duration can be either 15 days or 30 days. >>>Read more: Vietnam entry procedures and visa extension for foreigners – updated 2023

    Conditions

    To extend a tourist visa, foreigners must meet the following conditions:
    • Temporary residence in Vietnam for vacation or travel purposes.
    • Having a guaranteed travel agency in Vietnam.
    • Possessing a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months.
    • Providing all necessary documents to prove eligibility for the extended visa type.
    • Not being prohibited or restricted from entering Vietnam.
    >>>Read more: Vietnam Business Visa 2023 [Updated]: Requirements & How to apply

    Document Requirements

    Both foreigners and the sponsor/guaranteed travel agency must prepare the following documents to extend Vietnam visa:
    • A certified copy of the travel agency's travel license.
    • Confirmation of temporary stay at tourist accommodation establishments.
    • A valid passport with at least 2 blank pages for stamps.
    • A visa application form for visa issuance and stay extension (Form NA5).
    • Temporary residence card (if applicable) or an online temporary residence registration or temporary residence registration certified by the police.
    >>>Read more: Teaching English in Vietnam: The Complete Guide & How to Get Started?

    How To Apply

    Follow these steps to apply for a tourist visa extension:
    • Prepare all the required documents as mentioned above and submit them to the sponsoring travel agency.
    • The sponsoring travel agency will submit the documents to the office of the Vietnam Immigration Department.
    • Pay the visa extension fee based on the type of visa being applied for. The review process usually takes around 5 working days.
    • Retrieve your passport with the visa extension stamped.

    Processing Time & Fee

    The processing time for a tourist visa extension is typically 5-8 working days. The fee for the extension varies depending on the service fee charged by the travel agency and the type of visa being applied for.

    How To Extend Vietnam Business Visa

    A business visa extension in Vietnam is granted to foreigners who visit the country for business purposes, such as attending conferences/seminars, collaborating with Vietnamese enterprises, signing contracts, or exploring business opportunities. The validity of a Vietnam business visa ranges from 1 month to 1 year, with a maximum stay of 90 days per entry. There are two types of business visas available: DN1 and DN2.
    • DN1 Visa: Granted to foreigners working with enterprises and other legally recognized organizations in Vietnam.
    • DN2 Visa: Granted to foreigners offering services, establishing commercial presence, or engaging in activities outlined in international treaties to which Vietnam is a member.
    Business visas can be extended for up to 1 year, allowing for single or multiple entries.

    Conditions

    • Temporary stay in Vietnam for business purposes.
    • Sponsored or guaranteed by a Vietnam enterprise/organization.
    • Possess a passport with a validity of at least 6 months prior to the extension period.
    • Provide all necessary documents proving eligibility for the extended visa type.
    • Not prohibited from entering or forced to leave Vietnam.

    Document Requirements

    Document requirements for a business visa extension include:
    • Certified copies of legal documents from the guaranteeing enterprise (business license, seal certificate).
    • Visa application form for visa issuance and stay extension (Form NA5).
    • Original passport with a validity of 6 months and 2 blank pages.
    • Temporary residence confirmation (online registration or police-certified temporary residence registration).

    How To Apply

    To apply for a business visa extension, you can choose to work with a visa agency or a sponsor in Vietnam. Applying through a visa agency is recommended to simplify administrative procedures and ensure a smooth approval process. The application process typically involves four steps:
    • Prepare all necessary documents.
    • Submit the documents to the Vietnam Immigration Office, either in Hanoi, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, or your residing province's Immigration Office.
    • Pay the required fee and wait for the result. The processing time is approximately 5 working days from the receipt of a valid application and full payment.
    • Collect the visa extension by returning to the Immigration Office at the appointed time.

    Processing Time & Fee

    The processing time for a business visa extension is typically 5 to 7 working days for the Immigration Department to review the application. Fees involved in the process include the service fee charged by the visa agency (which may vary) and a stamping fee of USD 10. >>>Read more: How to Apply for a Work Permit in Vietnam 2023: Requirements + Fees

    New Vietnam eVisa Extension 2023

    Starting from August 15, 2023, the duration of stay for Vietnam eVisa will be extended from 30 days to 90 days. This significant change allows travelers who apply for their visa on or after this date to enjoy a stay of up to 3 months in Vietnam. Moreover, the modifications to the eVisa system also introduce the convenience of a multiple-entry visa. With this update, eVisa holders will have the flexibility to enter and exit Vietnam multiple times using the same visa, further enhancing their travel experience. Extend Vietnam visa is a process that allows you to continue your stay in this beautiful country legally. By following the steps outlined in this complete guide, you can ensure a smooth and hassle-free visa extension experience. Remember to check the latest updates and regulations from the Vietnam Immigration Department or consult with a reputable visa agency to stay informed about any changes or additional requirements that may arise in the future.

    FAQs

    Is Vietnam visa extension available for visa exemption?

    No, Vietnam visa extension is not available for visa exemption. Visa exemption allows certain nationalities to enter Vietnam for a specific period without a visa, but it cannot be extended.

    What happens if you overstay Vietnam visa?

    If you overstay your Vietnam visa, you may be subject to penalties, fines, or other legal consequences. It is important to adhere to the visa regulations and leave the country before your visa expires.

    Can I get a visa for Vietnam for longer than 30 days? 

    Yes, it is possible to obtain a visa for Vietnam that allows a stay longer than 30 days. Options include tourist visas, business visas, and other types of visas with longer validity and duration of stay.

    Can you extend a 90 day visa?

    The possibility of extending a 90-day visa depends on the specific visa type and the regulations set by the Vietnam Immigration Department. It is recommended to consult with the immigration authorities or a visa agency for detailed information and assistance.

    How many times can a visit visa be extended?

    The number of times a visit visa can be extended in Vietnam varies depending on the visa type and the specific circumstances. It is advisable to check with the immigration authorities or a visa agency for accurate information regarding visa extension limits.
  • Vietnam, with its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant cities, has become an increasingly popular destination for travelers from around the world. To facilitate tourism and boost economic growth, the Vietnamese government has introduced several visa policies, including visa exemptions and the highly anticipated 5-year visa program set to launch in 2023. In this article, VTJ will delve into the details of Vietnam visa exemption policy and provide a comprehensive guide on how to apply for the 5-year visa. >>>Read more: Visa in Vietnam: Vietnam Visa Application & Requirements in 2023 >>>Read more: How to Apply for Vietnam e-Visa 2023: Costs & Processing Time

    What Is Vietnam Visa Exemption?

    What Is Vietnam Visa Exemption? Vietnam Visa Exemption facilitates travel for citizens of certain countries

    What Is Vietnam Visa Exemption? Vietnam Visa Exemption facilitates travel for citizens of certain countries

    Vietnam Visa Exemption is a policy implemented by the Vietnamese government to promote tourism and facilitate travel for citizens of certain countries. Under this policy, citizens of eligible countries are allowed to enter Vietnam without obtaining a visa for a specified duration. The visa exemption policy has made it easier for travelers to explore the beauty and diversity of Vietnam without the need for a visa application process. It has significantly simplified travel arrangements and attracted a growing number of tourists to the country. >>>Read more: Vietnam Tourist Visa: How to Apply & Requirements in 2023

    Vietnam Visa Exemption Countries & Duration

    Vietnam has established visa exemption agreements with several countries, allowing their citizens to enter Vietnam without a visa for a specific period. The duration of visa exemption varies depending on the nationality of the traveler. >>>Read more: Vietnam Emergency Visa – Expedited & Urgent Vietnam Visa 2023

    Vietnam Visa Exemption For Ordinary Passports

    As of August 2022, Vietnam is granting visa exemptions to citizens of 25 countries (ordinary passports), including:
    • Vietnam grants bilateral visa exemptions to citizens of 12 countries,
    • Vietnam grants bilateral visa exemptions to citizens of 13 countries, including 11 European countries (instead of the previous 5 countries).
    The maximum allowed stay duration and specific visa exemption conditions for each country are indicated in the table below.
    No. Nationality Stay Duration Purpose of Entry
    1 Chile 90 days Entry for non-income-generating purposes
    2 Panama 90 days Entry for non-income-generating purposes
    3 Cambodia 30 days Not specified
    4 Indonesia 30 days Not specified
    5 Kyrgyzstan 30 days Not specified
    6 Laos 30 days Not specified
    7 Malaysia 30 days Tourism; participating in press, media activities; official duties; visiting relatives; trade negotiations; investment; participating in sports activities; attending conferences, seminars
    8 Singapore 30 days Entry for non-income-generating purposes
    9 Thailand 30 days Not specified
    10 Philippines 21 days Not specified
    11 Brunei 14 days Not specified
    12 Myanmar 14 days Visiting
    13 Belarus 45 days Not specified
    14 South Korea 45 days Not specified
    15 Japan 45 days Not specified
    16 Germany 45 days Not specified
    17 Denmark 45 days Not specified
    18 Norway 45 days Not specified
    19 Russia 45 days Not specified
    20 France 45 days Not specified
    21 Finland 45 days Not specified
    22 Spain 45 days Not specified
    23 Sweden 45 days Not specified
    24 Italy 45 days Not specified
    25 United Kingdom (excluding British National Overseas - BNO passport holders) 45 days Not specified

    Vietnam Visa Exemption For Diplomatic Passports

    Vietnam visa exemption policy for diplomatic passport holders generally allows diplomats from various countries to enter Vietnam for official purposes without a visa. The specific privileges and conditions for diplomatic passport holders can vary based on bilateral agreements and diplomatic relationships between Vietnam and other countries. Keep in mind that visa policies can change over time, and it's essential to consult the official website of the Embassy of Vietnam or other reliable sources for the most up-to-date and accurate information on visa exemptions for ordinary and diplomatic passport holders. >>>Read more: Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa) 2023: How to Apply

    Other Vietnam Visa Exemption Cases

    Other Vietnam Visa Exemption Cases: 5-Year Visa Exemption For Overseas Vietnamese, Phu Quoc Visa Exemption, Apec Card Visa Exemption

    Other Vietnam Visa Exemption Cases: 5-Year Visa Exemption For Overseas Vietnamese, Phu Quoc Visa Exemption, Apec Card Visa Exemption

    5-Year Visa Exemption For Overseas Vietnamese

    Vietnam offers a special visa exemption policy for overseas Vietnamese who hold foreign passports. This exemption allows them to enter and stay in Vietnam without a visa for up to 5 years. To be eligible for this visa exemption, the following conditions must be met:
    • The person must have Vietnamese nationality or be a spouse, child, or parent of a Vietnamese citizen.
    • The person must possess a valid foreign passport.
    • The person must have a certificate of visa exemption issued by the Vietnamese authorities.
    >>>Read more: What documents do foreigners in Vietnam need in 2023?

    Phu Quoc Visa Exemption

    Visitors arriving directly to Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, and staying there for up to 30 days are exempted from obtaining a visa. This exemption applies to all nationalities and is applicable to both ordinary and diplomatic passport holders. If visitors wish to travel to other parts of Vietnam or stay on the island for more than 30 days, a visa is required. >>>Read more: Vietnam entry procedures and visa extension for foreigners – updated 2023

    Apec Card Visa Exemption

    Holders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card are eligible for visa exemption when visiting Vietnam for business purposes. The APEC Card allows multiple entries and stays of up to 60 days per visit, for a period of 5 years. However, it's important to note that this visa exemption is only applicable for business-related activities and does not cover tourism or other purposes. >>>Read more: Vietnam Business Visa 2023 [Updated]: Requirements & How to apply

    Vietnam Visa Exemption Extensions

    Vietnam Visa Exemption Conditions

    The conditions for Vietnam visa exemption can vary based on the nationality of the traveler and the purpose of their visit. Some common conditions include:
    • Purpose of Visit: Visa exemptions are usually granted for tourism, business, or family visit purposes. Different conditions might apply depending on the purpose.
    • Entry and Exit Points: Visa-exempt travelers are often required to enter and exit Vietnam through designated international airports, land border checkpoints, or seaports.
    • Passport Validity: Travelers must have a passport with a validity of at least six months beyond their intended stay in Vietnam.
    • Return Ticket: Proof of onward travel, such as a return ticket, might be required to demonstrate that you intend to leave the country within the visa exemption period.
    • Financial Solvency: Some countries may require travelers to show proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Vietnam.
    • Intended Duration of Stay: The allowed duration of stay under a visa exemption is specified and cannot be exceeded.
    • No Criminal Records: Some countries may require travelers to have no criminal record or pose a threat to national security.
    >>>Read more: Teaching English in Vietnam: The Complete Guide & How to Get Started?

    What To Prepare

    When traveling under a visa exemption, you should be prepared to provide the following documents upon arrival in Vietnam:
    • Valid Passport: Ensure your passport has at least six months' validity beyond your intended departure date.
    • Return Ticket: Have a return ticket or proof of onward travel to show that you plan to leave Vietnam within the allowed period.
    • Documentation of Purpose: Depending on the purpose of your visit (tourism, business, etc.), you might need supporting documentation such as an invitation letter, hotel reservation, or business-related documents.
    >>>Read more: How to Apply for a Work Permit in Vietnam 2023: Requirements + Fees

    How To Extend Vietnam Visa Exemption

    Vietnam's visa exemption policy generally doesn't allow for extensions of the visa exemption period. This means that if you're in Vietnam under a visa exemption, you would need to leave the country before the expiration of the exemption period. If you wish to stay longer, you would typically need to apply for a visa or another suitable entry permit.

    Processing Time & Fee Of Vietnam Visa Exemption

    Visa exemption processing time and fees vary based on the specific policies of each country and the purpose of your visit. In most cases, there might not be a direct fee for the visa exemption itself, but you'll need to meet the conditions outlined by the Vietnamese authorities. Visa policies can change, so it's essential to check with official sources, such as the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate, for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding visa exemptions, extensions, and related procedures.

    Vietnam Visa Exemption Policy Updates

    Vietnam Visa Exemption Policy Updates

    Vietnam Visa Exemption Policy Updates

    • Due to the impact of Covid-19, the process of extending Vietnam visa exemption within Vietnam is currently unavailable. However, individuals who wish to stay in Vietnam for a longer period than their allowed exemption duration have two options:
    • Visa Run: Enter Vietnam with visa exemption and when the exemption duration ends, leave the country for a neighboring country (such as Thailand, Cambodia, or Laos). Afterward, you can return to Vietnam and obtain a new visa exemption. This method is commonly known as a "Visa Run." For more detailed information on this option, you can refer to the relevant guidelines.
    • Apply for a 90-day Vietnam eVisa: Another option is to apply for a 90-day Vietnam eVisa before entering the country. This eVisa allows you to stay in Vietnam for up to 90 days. You can find the necessary information and application process for the Vietnam eVisa on the official website.
    Please note that these options are subject to change, and it is advisable to consult official sources or contact the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country for the most up-to-date information regarding visa policies and procedures. Preparation and adherence to the guidelines of vietnam visa exemption will ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience during your time in Vietnam. As with any visa application, it is crucial to stay updated on the latest policy changes and requirements. Visit the official website of the Vietnamese Immigration Department or contact the relevant authorities for the most accurate and current information.

    FAQs

    How much is the visa exemption fee for Vietnam?

    The visa exemption fee for Vietnam varies depending on the duration of the exemption. It is recommended to check with the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the fee.

    What is the 5-year visa exemption in Vietnam?

    The 5-year visa exemption in Vietnam allows eligible individuals to stay in the country for up to 5 years without the need for a visa. This visa exemption is available for certain nationalities and requires meeting specific requirements, such as having Vietnamese origins or being married to a Vietnamese citizen. It is advisable to consult the Vietnamese embassy or consulate for detailed information on eligibility and application procedures.

    Who is exempt from the 15-day visa in Vietnam?

    Citizens of certain countries are exempt from a 15-day visa when visiting Vietnam. The list of countries eligible for this exemption can change, so it is recommended to check with the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country for the most up-to-date information.

    Can I visit Vietnam without a visa?

    No, not all travelers can visit Vietnam without a visa. Visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. Some nationalities are eligible for visa exemption for a certain duration, while others need to obtain a visa before traveling to Vietnam. It is advisable to check the visa requirements for your specific nationality or consult the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country for accurate information.
  • As the allure of Vietnam's diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture continues to captivate travelers from around the world, the prospect of embarking on a Vietnamese adventure is an exciting one. However, before you can set foot in this enchanting country, you'll need to navigate the process of obtaining a Vietnam tourist visa. Vietnam offers a variety of visa options, and understanding the application process and requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth entry into the country. In this article, VTJ will explore everything you need to know about applying for a Vietnam tourist visa in 2023! >>>Read more: Visa in Vietnam: Vietnam Visa Application & Requirements in 2023 >>>Read more: How to Apply for Vietnam e-Visa 2023: Costs & Processing Time

    What Is A Vietnam Tourist Visa?

    What Is A Vietnam Tourist Visa? A Vietnam tourist visa allows foreigners to enter Vietnam for tourism purposes

    What Is A Vietnam Tourist Visa? A Vietnam tourist visa allows foreigners to enter Vietnam for tourism purposes

    A Vietnam tourist visa is an official document that allows foreign nationals to enter Vietnam for tourism purposes. It grants travelers the permission to explore the country's natural beauty, cultural heritage, and historical sites. A tourist visa is essential for your journey. >>>Read more: Vietnam Emergency Visa – Expedited & Urgent Vietnam Visa 2023

    Who Is Eligible For Vietnam Tourist Visa?

    Who Is Eligible For Vietnam Tourist Visa? Eligibility for a Vietnam tourist visa extends to citizens of many countries

    Who Is Eligible For Vietnam Tourist Visa? Eligibility for a Vietnam tourist visa extends to citizens of many countries

    Eligibility for a Vietnam tourist visa extends to citizens of many countries around the world. While the specific eligibility criteria may vary based on nationality and bilateral agreements, in general, tourists from a wide range of countries can apply for a Vietnam tourist visa.  It's important to note that tourist visas are specifically for tourism purposes and cannot be used for business activities. Foreigners visiting Vietnam on a tourist visa are not permitted to work or engage in any business-related endeavors during their stay. >>>Read more: Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa) 2023: How to Apply

    Vietnam Tourist Visa Conditions

    To acquire a tourist visa, foreigners need to meet the following requirements:
    • Foreigners must currently be residing outside of Vietnam.
    • Foreigners must possess a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.
    • Foreigners must have a round-trip air ticket to Vietnam.
    • Foreigners must provide proof of hotel room booking or a tour arranged by a recognized Vietnam travel agency.
    • Individuals who are not prohibited from entering Vietnam are eligible to apply for a tourist visa.
    >>>Read more: What documents do foreigners in Vietnam need in 2023?

    How To Apply For A Vietnam Tourist Visa

    Vietnam tourist Visa application process

    Vietnam tourist Visa application process

    Preparation

    Before applying for a Vietnam tourist visa, make sure you have the following documents and information ready:
    • Valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from the date of arrival.
    • Passport-sized photos (usually 2 photos).
    • Travel itinerary, including flight details and accommodation bookings.
    • Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Vietnam.
    >>>Read more: Vietnam entry procedures and visa extension for foreigners – updated 2023

    Application

    Tourist Visa At Embassy/Consulate

    If you prefer to have your visa already stamped on your passport in advance, applying for a visa at the Embassy/Consulate is the most common method.
    • Visit the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in your country and submit all the required documents. Make sure to carefully check the specific requirements as they may vary among different embassies in different countries.
    • Pay the visa fee, which varies depending on the embassy.
    • Return to the embassy to collect your original passport with the visa affixed to it, if your application is approved.
    >>>Read more: Vietnam Business Visa 2023 [Updated]: Requirements & How to apply

    Tourist Visa On Arrival

    This option is available for air travelers and offers convenience and flexibility in terms of duration of stay and entry times.
    • Contact a Vietnam visa agency to apply for a pre-approved visa letter online. This letter is necessary for boarding the plane and obtaining a visa stamp at Vietnam airports. The service fee varies by agency.
    • Print the visa approval letter and visa application form provided by the agency. Fill out the visa application form and gather all the required documents before your flight.
    • Upon arrival at one of the 13 international airports in Vietnam, present the visa approval letter and all necessary documents to receive a visa stamp. The list of 13 airports that allow foreign nationals to enter and exit using e-visas includes: Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Cam Ranh, Da Nang, Cat Bi, Can Tho, Phu Quoc, Phu Bai, Van Don, Tho Xuan, Dong Hoi, Phu Cat, and Lien Khuong.
    >>>Read more: Teaching English in Vietnam: The Complete Guide & How to Get Started?

    Tourist E-Visa

    The E-visa option saves time as all procedures are conducted online.
    • Access the official website for E-visa and provide all the required information, including a portrait photo, a photo of the passport data page, personal information, and your trip schedule. Save the provided Registration Code.
    • Pay the fee approximately 25-50 USD.
    • Check the result using the Registration Code through the Search Menu on the website. Download and print a hard copy of the visa for use upon arrival at the designated port of entry in Vietnam.
    >>>Read more: How to obtain a criminal record certificate in Vietnam?

    Vietnam Tourist Visa Extension

    Vietnam Tourist Visa Extension

    Vietnam Tourist Visa Extension

    Conditions To Extend

    If you wish to extend your stay in Vietnam beyond the permitted duration of your tourist visa, you must meet certain conditions:
    • You can only apply for an extension if your current visa is still valid. Applying after your visa has expired may result in penalties and difficulties in the extension process.
    • Your visa must not be on the list of visa categories that are not eligible for extension.
    • You must have a valid reason for extending your stay, such as medical treatment, business purposes, or personal matters.
    >>>Read more: How to Apply for a Work Permit in Vietnam 2023: Requirements + Fees

    Things To Prepare

    Before applying for a visa extension, make sure to prepare the following documents:
    • Your original passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining.
    • A completed visa extension application form.
    • Passport-sized photos (usually 2 photos).
    • Introduction letter of the guaranteeing travel agency sending a representative to do the visa extension for foreigners
    • Proof of your valid reason for extending your stay, such as medical documents, business documents, or any other relevant supporting documents.
    • Travel license of the guaranteeing travel agency
    • Legal documents of guaranteeing travel agency (for first-time application)

    How To Extend 

    To extend your tourist visa in Vietnam, follow these steps:
    • Contact the Vietnam Immigration Department or a reputable visa agency to inquire about the visa extension process and requirements.
    • Obtain the visa extension application form and fill it out accurately with your information.
    • Submit your application and documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department or through a visa agency.
    • Pay the visa extension fee, which varies depending on the duration of the extension.
    • Wait for the processing of your visa extension. The processing time can vary, but it typically takes a few working days.

    Processing Time & Fee Of Vietnam Tourist Visa

    Processing Time Of Vietnam Tourist Visa

    The processing time for a Vietnam tourist visa can vary depending on the method of application and the embassy or consulate where you apply. Generally, it takes around 5 to 7 working days to process a Vietnam tourist visa.

    Fee Of Vietnam Tourist Visa

    The fee for a Vietnam tourist visa varies depending on several factors, including your nationality, the type of visa you're applying for, and the method of application.
    • Embassy/Consulate Application: Visa fees at Vietnamese embassies or consulates abroad can vary widely based on your nationality and the type of visa. Fees typically range from $25 to $100 or more.
    • Visa On Arrival (VOA): When using the VOA service, you'll need to pay two fees: the visa approval letter fee (paid online when applying) and the visa stamping fee (paid in cash at the airport upon arrival). The stamping fee also varies based on your nationality and the type of visa.
    • E-Visa: Fees can range from around $25 to $50 or more. Payment is made online during the application process.
    The process of obtaining a Vietnam tourist visa is an essential step in planning your journey. To ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey, stay updated on the latest visa regulations and guidelines from official sources, and plan your trip accordingly. 

    FAQs

    Can I change my tourist visa to another visa?

    It's generally possible to change your tourist visa to another type of visa within Vietnam, but the process can be complex and may require assistance from a local immigration office or visa agency.

    Do I need a visa to visit Vietnam as a US citizen?

    Yes, as a US citizen, you typically need a visa to visit Vietnam. 

    Can I get a 90 day tourist visa for Vietnam?

    Vietnam typically offers tourist visas with durations of 15, 30, or 90 days. The availability of a 90-day tourist visa may depend on your nationality and specific circumstances.

    Can I use this visa to do my short-term business work?

    A tourist visa is intended for leisure and tourism purposes. Using it for short-term business work may not be permitted. Consider applying for a business visa if you plan to engage in work-related activities in Vietnam.

    How many times can I extend my travel visa?

    The number of times you can extend your travel visa in Vietnam depends on the type of visa you hold and the specific circumstances. Generally, you can extend your visa multiple times, but there may be limitations and requirements. 

    When should I extend my visa?

    It's advisable to extend your visa well before its expiration date to avoid any potential overstay issues. The exact timing for extending your visa may vary depending on the type of visa and the specific regulations. It is advisable to start the extension process well in advance, preferably a few weeks before your current visa expires, to allow for any processing time and potential delays.
  • In the age of digital convenience, obtaining a visa for your travel adventures has become more accessible than ever. If you're planning to visit Vietnam, you'll need to familiarize yourself with the process of obtaining an e-Visa. The e-Visa system has made it easier than ever for travelers to enter Vietnam, eliminating the need for traditional paper visas and long waits at embassies or consulates. In this article, VTJ will guide you through the step-by-step process of applying for a Vietnam e-Visa in 2023. So, let's dive in and discover everything you need to know about applying for a Vietnam e-Visa! >>>Read more: Visa in Vietnam: Vietnam Visa Application & Requirements in 2023 >>>Read more: Vietnam Emergency Visa – Expedited & Urgent Vietnam Visa 2023

    What Is A Vietnam E-Visa?

    What Is A Vietnam E-Visa? A Vietnam e-Visa, short for "electronic visa," is a digital visa that allows travelers to enter Vietnam

    What Is A Vietnam E-Visa? A Vietnam e-Visa, short for "electronic visa," is a digital visa that allows travelers to enter Vietnam

    A Vietnam e-Visa, short for "electronic visa," is a digital visa that allows travelers to enter Vietnam for various purposes, including tourism, business, and visiting friends or family. Introduced by the Vietnamese government to streamline the visa application process, the e-Visa system has simplified and expedited the visa issuance process for eligible travelers. It is a digital alternative to the traditional paper visa, making the application process more convenient and efficient. The e-Visa is linked to your passport electronically, eliminating the need for physical documents. >>>Read more: How to Apply for Vietnam Visa On Arrival (VOA): A Complete Guide 2023

    Who Can Apply For A Vietnam E-Visa?

    As of August 2023, the eligibility for applying for a Vietnam E-Visa has been expanded to include individuals from all countries and territories. This means that citizens and residents from around the world can now apply for a Vietnam E-Visa, making the process more accessible and convenient for international travelers. This change reflects Vietnam's efforts to facilitate tourism and streamline visa application procedures for visitors from diverse backgrounds and regions. Whether you plan to visit Vietnam for tourism, business, or other purposes, you can take advantage of the E-Visa option to simplify your travel arrangements and explore this beautiful country. >>>Read more: What documents do foreigners in Vietnam need in 2023?

    Vietnam E-Visa Validity: How Long Can You Stay In The Country?

    Vietnam E-Visa Validity: The typical validity for a Vietnam e-Visa is 90 days

    Vietnam E-Visa Validity: The typical validity for a Vietnam e-Visa is 90 days

    The validity of a Vietnam e-Visa determines how long you can stay in the country once you've entered. From June 2023, the typical validity for a Vietnam e-Visa is 90 days, starting from your planned date of entry. This means you can stay in Vietnam for up to 90 days from the date you arrive, provided your visa remains valid during your stay. >>>Read more: Vietnam entry procedures and visa extension for foreigners – updated 2023

    What You’ll Need To Apply For Vietnam E-Visa

    Required Documents For The Vietnamese Visa Application

    To complete your Vietnam e-Visa application, you will typically need the following documents:
    • Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from your intended date of entry into Vietnam.
    • Provide a recent passport-size photo in digital format that meets the specified requirements
    • Provide details of your accommodation in Vietnam, including hotel reservations or a letter of invitation if staying with friends or family.
    • If applicable, have your flight itinerary ready, including information about your arrival and departure flights to and from Vietnam.
    • A valid credit or debit card for payment.
    >>>Read more: Vietnam Business Visa 2023 [Updated]: Requirements & How to apply

    Vietnam E-Visa Passport Requirements

    To ensure a successful application, your passport must meet the following requirements:
    • Have at least six months of validity remaining from the date of entry into Vietnam.
    • Have at least two blank pages
    >>>Read more: How to Apply for a Work Permit in Vietnam 2023: Requirements + Fees

    Vietnam E-Visa Photograph Requirements

    The photograph you submit with your application must adhere to the following specifications:
    • Be taken within the last six months.
    • Have a white background.
    • Show your full face, without any headwear (unless for religious or medical reasons).
    • Be in color and of high quality.
    >>>Read more: Which documents do I need to teach English in Vietnam legally?

    Vietnam E-Visa Application: Financial Requirements

    While there are no specific financial requirements for a Vietnam e-Visa application, it's advisable to have sufficient funds to cover your stay in Vietnam. This may include accommodation, transportation, meals, and other expenses. By ensuring you have all the necessary documents and meet the entry requirements, you'll be well-prepared to proceed with your Vietnam e-Visa application. >>>Read more: How to obtain a criminal record certificate in Vietnam?

    How To Apply For Vietnam E-Visa

    How To Apply For Vietnam E-Visa

    How To Apply For Vietnam E-Visa

    Applying for a Vietnam e-Visa is a straightforward process. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you through it:
    • Step 1: Visit the official Vietnam e-Visa website.
    • Step 2: Fill out the online application form with accurate and complete information.
    • Step 3: Upload the required documents, including a scanned copy of your passport's biographical page and a recent passport-sized photograph.
    • Step 4: Pay the e-Visa processing fee using a valid credit or debit card.
    • Step 5: Review your application details and submit the form.
    >>>Read more: Overstay Your Visa in Vietnam: What Should You Do?

    Vietnam E-Visa: Processing Time

    The processing time for a Vietnam e-Visa can vary, but it typically takes around three to five working days. However, it's advisable to apply well in advance of your intended travel dates to allow for any unforeseen delays. Expedited processing options may be available for an additional fee if you require a faster turnaround.

    Vietnam E-Visa: Fees And Costs

    The cost of a Vietnam e-Visa varies depending on your nationality and the type of visa you're applying for. Fees can range from around $50 to $70 or more. Payment is made online during the application process.

    Where To Download Your Vietnam E-Visa

    Once your Vietnam e-Visa is approved, you will receive it via email as a PDF document. Ensure you download and save the e-Visa on your electronic device and also print a physical copy to present to immigration authorities upon your arrival in Vietnam.

    How To Use Your E-Visa In Vietnam

    How To Use Your Vietnam E-Visa

    How To Use Your Vietnam E-Visa

    Upon arrival at a Vietnamese international airport or designated land border crossing, present your printed e-Visa, along with your passport and other required travel documents, to immigration officers. They will verify your e-Visa and stamp it, allowing you to enter and stay in Vietnam for the specified duration. >>>Read more: What is an OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate)? With a simplified online application process, reasonable processing times, and accessible fees, obtaining a Vietnam e-Visa is no longer a hassle and complicated experience. Before applying for your Vietnam e-Visa in 2023, be sure to stay updated on the latest regulations and eligibility criteria, as they may evolve over time. Always rely on official sources and reputable visa service providers for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

    FAQs

    Can I extend my Vietnam eVisa?

    Yes, starting from August 2023, it's possible to extend your Vietnam e-Visa, but extensions are subject to specific conditions and are typically granted in exceptional circumstances. 

    Can I enter Vietnam after the entry date on my application?

    Yes, you can enter later as long as it falls within the e-Visa's validity period. It's essential to note that the e-Visa validity starts from the date you provide in your application. For example, if your application indicates an arrival date of 22/09, and you actually arrive on 25/09, the e-Visa will still be valid until the end of the specified duration, counting from 22/09.

    Do I need to queue at the Visa on Arrival counter in Vietnam?

    If you have a Vietnam e-Visa, you do not need to queue at the Visa on Arrival counter. You can proceed directly to the immigration checkpoint.

    Do I need this e-Visa if I am transiting through the country?

    You generally do not need a Vietnam e-Visa if you are transiting through the country and staying in the international transit area. However, if you plan to leave the airport during your layover, you should apply for an e-Visa or ensure you meet the visa exemption criteria if applicable.
  • In the ever-evolving landscape of international travel, flexibility and adaptability have become paramount. Whether it's a sudden call for a business meeting, an unanticipated family reunion, or a spontaneous adventure beckoning you to Vietnam, the need for a swift and efficient visa solution is undeniable. However, the traditional visa application process is quite time-consuming. To address this, Vietnam offers expedited and urgent visa options, catering to those whose travel plans are dictated by time-sensitive events or spontaneous impulses. In this comprehensive guide, VTJ will unravel the intricacies of Vietnam Emergency Visa services in 2023. >>>Read more: Visa in Vietnam: Vietnam Visa Application & Requirements in 2023 >>>Read more: How to Apply for Vietnam Visa On Arrival (VOA): A Complete Guide 2023

    What Is The Vietnam Emergency Visa?

    What Is Vietnam Emergency Visa? Vietnam Emergency Visa is for travelers who require immediate travel authorization to Vietnam

    What Is Vietnam Emergency Visa? Vietnam Emergency Visa is for travelers who require immediate travel authorization to Vietnam

    The Vietnam Emergency Visa, also known as the Urgent Visa or Rush Visa, is a specialized visa service offered by the Vietnamese government to facilitate swift and expedited entry for travelers who require immediate travel authorization to Vietnam.  >>>Read more: What documents do foreigners in Vietnam need in 2023?

    Who Needs an Emergency Vietnam Visa?

    An Emergency Vietnam Visa is typically needed by travelers who find themselves in situations where they require expedited travel authorization to Vietnam due to unforeseen or urgent circumstances. Here are some common scenarios in which individuals may need an Emergency Vietnam Visa:
    • Last-Minute Business Trips: If you need to attend a business meeting, conference, negotiation, or any work-related event in Vietnam on short notice, you may require an Emergency Visa to ensure your timely arrival.
    • Family Emergencies: In cases of family emergencies, such as illness, accidents, or other unforeseen events involving family members in Vietnam, individuals often need to travel urgently to provide assistance or support.
    • Spontaneous Travel: Travelers who decide to visit Vietnam on a whim, whether it's to explore the country's attractions, attend a special event, or simply take an impromptu vacation, may seek an Emergency Visa to facilitate their immediate departure.
    • Missed Visa Application Deadlines: If travelers miss the regular visa application deadlines or discover that their visa application is delayed for some reason, they might opt for an Emergency Visa as a last-minute solution to avoid disrupting their travel plans.
    >>>Read more: Vietnam Business Visa 2023 [Updated]: Requirements & How to apply

    Who Is Eligible For An Emergency Vietnam Visa?

    Who Is Eligible For An Emergency Vietnam Visa? Eligibility for an Emergency Vietnam Visa is determined by the Vietnamese government

    Who Is Eligible For An Emergency Vietnam Visa? Eligibility for an Emergency Vietnam Visa is determined by the Vietnamese government

    Eligibility for an Emergency Vietnam Visa, also known as an Urgent or Rush Visa, is typically determined by the immigration policies and regulations set forth by the Vietnamese government. The specific criteria for eligibility may vary over time, so it's essential to check the latest requirements before applying. However, here are some general guidelines on who may be eligible for an Emergency Vietnam Visa:
    • Travelers with Urgent Needs: As the name suggests, this type of visa is designed for travelers with urgent and unforeseen circumstances that require immediate travel to Vietnam. This could include last-minute business trips, family emergencies, or spontaneous travel plans.
    • Citizens of Eligible Countries: The eligibility for an Emergency Vietnam Visa can depend on your nationality. Some nationalities may have easier access to expedited visa services, while others may have more stringent requirements. It's essential to check with the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your home country for specific nationality-based eligibility criteria.
    • Compliance with Documentation Requirements: To be eligible, travelers must provide all required documents, such as a completed visa application form, a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining, a passport-sized photo, and the necessary visa processing fees.
    >>>Read more: Teaching English in Vietnam: The Complete Guide & How to Get Started?

    Fees And Processing Time For The Vietnam Emergency Visa

    The processing times for an Emergency Vietnam Visa are significantly faster than those for standard visa applications. However, the exact processing time can vary based on the service provider and the urgency of your request. Some service providers offer same-day processing for Emergency Visas, which means you can receive your visa approval letter within a few hours of applying. This is the quickest option and is ideal for travelers with extremely urgent needs. While many service providers offer next-day processing, where you can expect to receive your visa approval letter within 1 business day of application. The fees and processing times for a Vietnam Emergency Visa can vary depending on the type of visa you're applying for (tourist or business), your nationality, and the specific service provider or Vietnamese embassy/consulate you use. The cost can vary but is typically higher for expedited processing compared to standard visa processing. This fee ranged from $50 to $90. >>>Read more: How to obtain a criminal record certificate in Vietnam?

    How To Get The Vietnam Emergency Visa?

    How To Get The Vietnam Emergency Visa?

    How To Get The Vietnam Emergency Visa?

    If you find yourself in need of an urgent visa to Vietnam, you can follow these steps to obtain a Vietnam Emergency Visa efficiently:

    Step 1: Before You Apply

    Before initiating the application process for a Vietnam Emergency Visa, there are a few essential considerations:
    • Travel Purpose: Determine the purpose of your trip, whether it's for tourism, business, or another specific reason, as this will influence the type of visa you need.
    • Nationality: Check if your nationality is eligible for an Emergency Visa or if there are any specific requirements based on your country of origin.
    Vietnam urgent or emergency visa is CURRENTLY applicable to citizens of the following countries only:
    Andorra Hong Kong Palau
    Argentina Hungary Panama
    Armenia Iceland Papua New Guinea
    Australia India Peru
    Austria Ireland Philippines
    Azerbaijan Italy Poland
    Belarus Japan Portugal
    Belgium Kazakhstan Qatar
    Bosnia and Herzegovina Korea (South) Romania
    Brazil Latvia Russia
    Brunei Liechtenstein Samoa
    Bulgaria Lithuania San Marino
    Canada Luxembourg Serbia
    Chile Macau Slovakia
    China (Chinese e-passport holders, i.e a passport having its number starting with E) Macedonia Slovenia
    Colombia Malta Solomon Islands
    Croatia Marshall Islands Spain
    Cuba Mexico Sweden
    Cyprus Micronesia Federated States of Switzerland
    Czech Republic Moldova Timor Leste
    Denmark Monaco United Arab Emirates
    Estonia Mongolia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Fiji Montenegro United States of America
    Finland Myanmar Uruguay
    France Nauru Vanuatu
    Georgia Netherland Venezuela
    Germany New Zealand  
    Greece Norway
    • Travel Dates: Have a clear understanding of your travel dates, including your expected arrival and departure from Vietnam. Emergency Visas are typically issued for short durations.
    >>>Read more: How to Apply for a Work Permit in Vietnam 2023: Requirements + Fees

    Step 2: Prepare The Required Documents

    Gather the necessary documents to support your Emergency Visa application. Common requirements include:
    • A Valid Passport: Ensure your passport has at least six months of validity remaining beyond your planned date of departure from Vietnam.
    • A Passport-Sized Photo: Prepare a recent passport-sized photo that meets the specified requirements for Vietnamese visa applications.
    • Visa Application Form: Complete the visa application form, which can usually be downloaded from the website of the Vietnamese embassy/consulate or provided by your chosen service provider.
    • Visa Approval Letter: To obtain an Emergency Visa, you'll first need a visa approval letter issued by a Vietnamese immigration authority or a reputable online visa processing service. You may be required to pay a fee for this letter.
    • Travel Itinerary: Provide proof of your travel plans, including a confirmed flight ticket to Vietnam.
    >>>Read more: Which documents do I need to teach English in Vietnam legally?

    Step 3: Apply For Your Emergency Visa

    Vietnam Expedited E-Visa Service

    Some online visa service providers offer expedited e-visa services, allowing you to apply for and receive your visa approval letter electronically within a few hours to a few days.

    Vietnam Emergency E-Visa Processing

    Certain Vietnamese embassies/consulates offer expedited e-visa processing, which may require an in-person visit to the embassy or consulate for document submission and payment.

    Vietnam Emergency Visa On Arrival

    This option is suitable for air travelers arriving at one of Vietnam's international airports. With a valid visa approval letter, you can obtain your Emergency Visa upon arrival by paying the stamping fee and presenting the required documents.

    Summary Of Available Methods To Get A Vietnam Emergency Visa

    In summary, there are several methods to obtain a Vietnam Emergency Visa, depending on your preferences and circumstances. Choose the one that best suits your needs and allows you to meet your urgent travel requirements. However, processing times, and application procedures may vary for each method. In the dynamic realm of international travel, where plans can change in an instant, the Vietnam Emergency Visa stands as a beacon of convenience and flexibility for those seeking swift access to this enchanting Southeast Asian destination. Remember to stay up-to-date with the latest visa requirements and processes, and take full advantage of the expedited services available to you.

    FAQs

    What is the delay in processing my Vietnam e-Visa?

    The delay in processing your Vietnam e-Visa can vary depending on several factors, but it typically takes a few days to process. It's advisable to apply well in advance of your travel date.

    What if my flight is on business days?

    If your flight is on business days, it may affect the processing time of your e-Visa, which is typically faster on business days compared to weekends and holidays.

    We are a travel company, so can we get an urgent visa official correspondence for our customers?

    Travel companies can often facilitate urgent visa requests for their customers through official correspondence channels. It's recommended to contact the Vietnamese embassy or consulate for specific procedures and requirements.

    I have only 2 hours left until my flight departure. Can I apply for an emergency Vietnam Visa?

    Applying for an Emergency Vietnam Visa with only 2 hours left until your flight departure is highly unlikely. It's essential to plan your visa application well in advance to avoid any travel disruptions.

    Can I apply for an emergency visa on a temporary passport?

    Applying for an emergency visa on a temporary passport is possible but may require additional documentation. Contact the Vietnamese embassy or consulate for guidance on this matter.

    I already applied for an e-visa, however, it has not arrived yet. Is it possible to expedite my pending e-visa application?

    If your e-visa application is pending and you need expedited processing, you should contact the relevant authorities or service provider to inquire about the possibility of expediting your application.

    Can I get an emergency Vietnam e-visa on the weekend?

    Emergency Vietnam e-visa services are typically available on business days. Processing times on weekends and holidays may be delayed.

    How can I get a Vietnam visa in 2 hours?

    Obtaining a Vietnam visa in 2 hours is extremely challenging, if not impossible, through standard channels. Emergency visas may take a few hours to a few days, but not typically within a 2-hour timeframe. 
  • Are you planning a trip to Vietnam in 2023? If so, understanding the visa requirements and application process is crucial to ensure a smooth and hassle-free entry into the country. Vietnam Visa on Arrival (VOA) is a popular option for many travelers due to its convenience and simplicity. In this article, VTJ will guide you through the process of applying for a Vietnam VOA in 2023, providing you with all the necessary information and step-by-step instructions to make your application process a breeze. >>>Read more: Visa in Vietnam: Vietnam Visa Application & Requirements in 2023 >>>Read more: Vietnam Emergency Visa – Expedited & Urgent Vietnam Visa 2023

    Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa): Step-by-step guide

    Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa): Step-by-step guide

    Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa): Step-by-step guide

    Before you apply

    Before diving into the application process, it's important to familiarize yourself with a few key details. Firstly, the Vietnam Visa on Arrival (VOA) is only applicable for air travelers arriving at certain international airports in Vietnam. Additionally, it's crucial to check if your nationality is eligible for the VOA program. Some nationalities may require a pre-approved visa or need to apply for a visa through the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in their home country. >>>Read more: How to Apply for Vietnam e-Visa 2023: Costs & Processing Time

    Why choose Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa)

    The Vietnam VOA program offers several advantages that make it a popular choice among travelers. Firstly, it eliminates the need to visit an embassy or consulate, saving you time and effort. The application process is straightforward and can be completed online from the comfort of your own home. Additionally, the VOA program provides flexibility, allowing you to apply for different types of visas depending on your purpose of visit, such as tourist, business, or diplomatic visas. >>>Read more: What documents do foreigners in Vietnam need in 2023?

    List of applicable airports

    The Vietnam VOA program is available at several international airports in Vietnam. 
    • Noi Bai International Airport - HAN
    • Da Nang International Airport - DAD
    • Tan Son Nhat International Airport - SGN
    • Cam Ranh International Airport - CXR
    • Phu Quoc International Airport - PQC
    • Can Tho International Airport - VCA
    • Cat Bi International Airport - HPH

    Things to know

    Before applying for a Vietnam VOA, there are a few important things to keep in mind. First, the VOA program has specific requirements regarding passport validity, so ensure that your passport meets the necessary criteria. Additionally, it's important to have a clear understanding of the visa fees and payment methods accepted for the VOA application. >>>Read more: Vietnam Business Visa 2023 [Updated]: Requirements & How to apply

    Gather your documents

    To apply for a Vietnam VOA, you will need to gather certain documents. These typically include:
    • A valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining.
    • A completed visa application form.
    • A recent passport-size photo.
    • Additional documents depending on your purpose of visit, such as an invitation letter for business visas or a hotel reservation for tourist visas.
    Depending on your purpose of visit, additional documents may be required, such as an invitation letter for business visas or a hotel reservation for tourist visas. It's important to have all the necessary documents ready before proceeding with the application. >>>Read more: Teaching English in Vietnam: The Complete Guide & How to Get Started?

    Apply for your Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa)

    Once you have gathered all the required documents, you can proceed with the application process. Applying for a Vietnam VOA involves filling out an online application form, making the necessary payment, and receiving an approval letter via email. This approval letter will allow you to board your flight to Vietnam and obtain your visa upon arrival at one of the designated international airports. >>>Read more: How to obtain a criminal record certificate in Vietnam?

    Information for getting a Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa)

    Information for getting a Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa)

    Information for getting a Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa)

    What is a visa on arrival?

    A Visa on Arrival (VOA) is a type of visa that allows travelers to obtain their visa at the destination country's airport or entry point rather than obtaining it through the country's embassy or consulate in advance of their travel. It is a convenient way for visitors to secure their entry into a country, and it is often used by tourists and business travelers. >>>Read more: Overstay Your Visa in Vietnam: What Should You Do?

    Pros and cons of applying for a visa on arrival

    Pros of applying for a visa on arrival

    • Convenience: The VOA program allows you to apply for your visa online, saving you the hassle of visiting an embassy or consulate.
    • Time-saving: The application process is typically quick and straightforward, allowing you to receive your approval letter within a few business days.
    • Flexibility: The VOA program offers various visa types to accommodate different purposes of visit, such as tourism, business, or diplomatic activities.
    • Cost-effective: The VOA program often has lower fees compared to applying for a visa through an embassy or consulate.

    Cons of applying for a visa on arrival

    • Limited entry points: The VOA is only applicable for air travelers arriving at designated international airports in Vietnam. If you plan to enter the country by land or sea, you will need to apply for a different type of visa.
    • Potential queues: Depending on the time of your arrival, there may be queues at the visa-on-arrival counter, which could cause some delays.

    Who is eligible for a Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa)?

    Eligibility for a visa on arrival in Vietnam extends to the following applicants:
    • Tourists: Foreign tourists who are participating in a Vietnam tour organized by a registered Vietnam travel agency.
    • Business travelers: Foreign citizens traveling to Vietnam for business or commercial purposes, such as attending meetings, conferences, or exploring business opportunities.
    • Transit travelers: Individuals who have Vietnam as one of their destinations during their journey to another country.
    • Urgent cases: Foreigners entering Vietnam in urgent situations, including incident handling, rescue operations, natural disaster prevention, epidemic prevention, or special requests from competent Vietnamese agencies.
    >>>Read more: What is an OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate)?

    Conditions / Applicable laws

    To successfully obtain a Vietnam VOA, there are certain conditions and applicable laws to be aware of. These include having a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining, providing accurate and truthful information during the application process, and complying with Vietnamese immigration laws and regulations during your stay in the country.

    How to apply for a Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa)

    The application process for a Vietnam VOA involves the following steps:
    • Fill out the online application form with accurate and complete information.
    • Make the necessary payment for the visa processing fee.
    • Receive an approval letter via email, which you will need to print and bring with you.
    • Upon arrival at one of the designated international airports in Vietnam, proceed to the visa-on-arrival counter, present your approval letter, passport, and other required documents, and pay the stamping fee to obtain your visa.
    >>>Read more: Which documents do I need to teach English in Vietnam legally?

    Processing time and fee of Vietnam Visa on Arrival (Vietnam Voa)

    Processing time

    The processing time for obtaining an approval visa letter ranges from  7-10 working days.

    Fee

    When it comes to the cost of a Vietnam visa on arrival, there are two types of fees that need to be paid:
    • Service fee: This fee is required to obtain the Visa approval letter. The amount varies depending on the visa type and processing time selected.
    • Stamping fee: This fee is paid in cash at Vietnam International Airport to get the visa stamped. For a single entry visa, the stamping fee is USD 25, and for a multiple entry visa valid for up to 3 months, the stamping fee is USD 50.
    >>>Read more: How to Apply for a Work Permit in Vietnam 2023: Requirements + Fees Applying for a Vietnam VOA in 2023 is a convenient and efficient way to obtain your visa for travel to Vietnam. By following the simple steps outlined in this guide, you can save time and effort compared to traditional visa application methods.

    FAQs

    Can I fly to Vietnam without a visa? 

    Yes, if you're from one of 25 specific countries or are visiting certain coastal economic zones, you can fly to Vietnam without a visa. APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) holders can stay for up to 60 days without a visa as well.

    What is the difference between VOA and Evisa Vietnam?

    The main difference between Visa on Arrival (VOA) and Evisa Vietnam is the application process. VOA requires obtaining an approval letter beforehand and getting the visa stamped upon arrival, while Evisa allows for online application and pre-approval before travel.

    How much is a visa on arrival in Vietnam?

    The cost of Visa on Arrival in Vietnam includes a service fee (varies by visa type and processing time) and a stamping fee (USD 25 for single entry, USD 50 for multiple entry up to 3 months).

    I enter Vietnam by air but want to exit Vietnam by landports. Is this visa acceptable?

    Currently, Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA) can be used for entry at airports, land border crossings, and seaports. However, this depends on the specifics of your initial visa application. To be sure, it's advisable to check the details for each specific case.

    Can I get my visa photos when I arrive?

    It is recommended to bring your visa photos with you when you arrive to ensure a smooth process. If you don't have photos ready, it usually costs 5 USD to have them taken at the customs.

    What is the official government website for visa on arrival?

    The official government website for Visa on Arrival in Vietnam is not available. It is advisable to use reputable travel agencies or visa service providers to apply for a Visa on Arrival.
  • Securing the appropriate visa is the essential first step for those planning to go to Vietnam. In this article, we will unravel the visa in Vietnam requirements and application processes in 2023. VTJ will help you to embark on your Vietnamese adventure fully prepared and with all the necessary documentation in hand. >>>Visa, TRC & Work Permit Consultation<<<

    Do I Need A Visa For Vietnam?

    Visa in Vietnam: Vietnam Visa Application & Requirements in 2023

    Visa in Vietnam: Vietnam Visa Application & Requirements in 2023

    Most travelers need a visa to enter Vietnam. However, there are a few exceptions for citizens of certain countries who can enter Vietnam visa-free for a limited period. It is recommended to check the specific visa requirements based on your nationality before traveling to Vietnam. >>>Read more: Work Visa Process

    Requirements for Visa in Vietnam

    Requirements for Visa in Vietnam: The requirements for a visa in Vietnam may vary depending on the type of visa

    Requirements for Visa in Vietnam: The requirements for a visa in Vietnam may vary depending on the type of visa

    The requirements for a visa in Vietnam may vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for. However, the general requirements include:
    • Passport: Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your planned stay in Vietnam.
    • Visa application form: You need to complete a visa application form accurately and truthfully.
    • Passport-sized photos: You will need two recent passport-sized photos (usually 4cm x 6cm) taken within the last six months.
    • Visa fee: The visa fee varies depending on the type of visa and the duration of your stay. The fee can be paid in cash or through online payment methods.
    • Supporting documents: Depending on the type of visa, you may be required to provide additional documents such as flight itineraries, hotel bookings, invitation letters, or proof of financial means.
    >>>Read more: How to Apply for Vietnam Visa On Arrival (VOA)

    Types of Visa in Vietnam

    Types of Visa in Vietnam: The issuance of standard visas in Vietnam is handled by Vietnamese missions

    Types of Visa in Vietnam: The issuance of standard visas in Vietnam is handled by Vietnamese missions

    The issuance of standard visas in Vietnam is handled by Vietnamese missions, particularly the Embassy. These visas are specifically intended for foreigners and are valid for a duration of 30 days, primarily for tourism purposes. In the event of emergencies where it is not possible to obtain a standard visa from a Vietnamese mission, visas on arrival can be issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department at airports in Vietnam. However, this is only applicable if the foreigner has already obtained an entry permit (approval letter) from the Vietnam Immigration Department. Electronic visas, commonly known as e-visas, are granted to foreigners entering Vietnam through designated checkpoints. These visas are issued exclusively by the Immigration Department of Vietnam and have a maximum validity of 90 days. It is important to note that the Embassy does not have the authority to verify the validity of e-visas or intervene in case any issues arise during their usage. >>>Read more: What documents do foreigners in Vietnam need in 2023?

    How to Apply for a Visa in Vietnam

    Apply in person at the Embassy of Viet Nam/Immigration Department in Vietnam

    • Step 1: Obtain the visa application form and fill it out accurately.
    • Step 2: Prepare the required documents, such as your passport, passport-sized photos, and any supporting documents specified by the embassy.
    • Step 3: Submit your application along with the necessary fees.
    • Step 4: Wait for the embassy to process your application and issue the visa.
    >>>Read more: Vietnam entry procedures and visa extension for foreigners – updated 2023

    Apply online and receive a loose-leaf visa by mail

    • Step 1: Visit the official website of the Vietnam Immigration Department or an authorized visa agency.
    • Step 2: Fill out the online application form with the required information.
    • Step 3: Upload any necessary documents, such as a scanned copy of your passport and passport-sized photos.
    • Step 4: Pay the visa processing fee online.
    • Step 5: Wait for the visa approval letter to be sent to your email within the specified processing time.

    Processing time

    Processing time to apply visa in Vietnam

    Processing time to apply visa in Vietnam

    The processing time for a visa application in Vietnam can vary depending on the method of application and the type of visa requested.
    • Apply in person at the Embassy of Vietnam: According to the standard, the processing time will be from 3 -7 business days (after all required documents are submitted). However, if you use the Expedite service, the processing time is within a 24-hour processing time (an additional fee is required).
    • Apply online and receive a loose-leaf visa by mail: The visa approval letter is usually processed within 2-3 business days.
    • Apply by email and receive a loose-leaf visa by mail: According to the standard, the processing time will be from 2 business days (after all required documents are submitted). However, if you use the Expedite service, the processing time is within a 24-hour processing time (an additional fee is required).

    Other important notices

    Other important notices when applying visa in Vietnam

    Other important notices when applying visa in Vietnam

    • Double-check personal information: Upon receiving your visa issued by the Embassy, it is crucial to review all personal information printed on the visa. If you notice any inaccuracies, contact the Embassy immediately for corrections or adjustments.
    • Diplomatic and official passport holders: Diplomatic and official passport holders can apply for a visa in person or by mail. Online or email applications are not applicable. Diplomatic and official visas are generally issued free of charge unless otherwise agreed upon between Vietnam and the applicant's country. Additional documents such as a visa approval number, diplomatic note, or official letter may be required.
    • Visa fees: The cost of a visa includes the visa approval fee, processing and handling fee, postal service, and expedited service (if required). The fees vary depending on the type of visa, duration of stay, and type of service (standard or expedited).
    • Group applications: If you are traveling in a group with two or more applicants, combined payment can be made in one money order or check for the entire group. All applications can be sent in one envelope, and the visas can be returned in one return envelope.
    • Duration of stay: The visa will be valid from the date of entry specified on your application and printed on the visa. You can enter Vietnam on or after the date of entry and are expected to leave before the expiration date.
    • 12-month visa: For travelers with a 12-month visa, the length of each authorized stay within the 12-month duration will be determined by the Customs and Border Protection Authority at the port of entry into Vietnam.
    • Online visa caution: The Embassy cannot guarantee the reliability of online visa services offered by various companies on the Internet. It is strongly recommended to obtain suitable visas prior to your trip to Vietnam. There have been reported cases of fraud and personal data theft when applying for online visas through untrusted websites. The Embassy cannot verify the validity of such visas and cannot provide assistance if entry is refused. To avoid risks, do not provide personal information on untrusted websites.
    • Embassy's discretion: The Embassy reserves the right to request further information and documentation from applicants and may deny approval for any visa application without providing an explanation for the denial.
    In conclusion, obtaining a visa in Vietnam requires careful attention to the application process and meeting the necessary requirements. By understanding the visa application process and meeting the necessary requirements, you can ensure a smooth and hassle-free entry into Vietnam. It is important to note that visa requirements and regulations can change over time, so it is advisable to check the latest information from the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country before applying. 

    FAQs

    Is it hard to get a visa to Vietnam?

    Obtaining a visa for Vietnam is generally straightforward and not considered difficult. The process may vary depending on your nationality and the method of application you choose.

    How do I get a Vietnamese visa ASAP? 

    To get a Vietnamese visa quickly, you can opt for expedited processing services offered by authorized visa agencies. These services usually reduce the processing time, allowing you to receive your visa sooner. 

    Can you get a Vietnam visa in 1 day? 

    It is possible to obtain a Vietnam visa in 1 day by using expedited processing services. However, this option may not be available for all types of visas or methods of application.

    How much cash can I bring to Vietnam? 

    There are no specific restrictions on the amount of cash you can bring into Vietnam. However, if you are carrying more than 15,000 USD (or equivalent in other currencies), you are required to declare it upon arrival. It's always recommended to carry a reasonable amount of cash and use other payment methods like credit cards or ATMs for larger transactions.

    Do I need a visa for 12 days in Vietnam? 

    The visa requirements for Vietnam depend on your nationality. Citizens of some countries may be eligible for visa exemption and can stay in Vietnam for a certain period without a visa. However, if your country is not eligible for visa exemption, you will need to apply for a visa regardless of the duration of your stay, including 12 days.
  • Below, VTJ will update you with the latest regulations on Vietnam entry procedures for foreigners entering Vietnam in 2023, as well as how to extend your visa if you already have one. According to the latest regulations, the 2023 tourist visa only allows foreigners to stay continuously for 30 days per entry. This is a new regulation in Clause 13, Article 1 of the Immigration Law 2019. In addition, tourist visas can be extended after staying for 30 days. You can apply for a tourist visa online and get the results in 1 day.

    Latest Vietnam entry procedures regulations

    Latest Vietnam entry procedures regulations

    Latest Vietnam entry procedures regulations

    Now, it has become much easier to enter Vietnam than it was during the Covid-19 outbreak. Foreigners are allowed to enter Vietnam for any purpose. This means they can enter the country to travel, work, visit relatives, study abroad, etc. or for any purpose, as long as it is lawful. Foreigners can enter the country in many different ways. Some popular entry ways are: – Entry by entry letter – Entry by electronic visa (Evisa) – 15 days, 30 days visa-free entry – 5 years visa-free entry – Entry under temporary residence card – Entry of APEC card Foreigners entering the country will choose one of the above-mentioned forms to suit the purpose of their trip and their conditions. Moreover, in terms of regulations, the Vietnam entry procedures are for all foreigners, regardless of nationality. All have the right to enter Vietnam for some purpose with the appropriate entry form. However, it should also be noted that, for many cultural and political reasons, the immigration process for each nationality will be different. Read more: Work Visa Process

    What documents do foreigners need to enter Vietnam?

    What documents do foreigners need to enter Vietnam?

    What documents do foreigners need to enter Vietnam?

    In general, the Vietnam entry procedures are simply encapsulated in the question: What documents do foreigners need to enter? A detailed answer depends on each specific case. But basically, upon entry it is required to have: - Original passport - Documents proving that you are allowed to enter the country (entry letter, temporary residence card, visa, visa exemption ...) For each different purpose, each different entry form, there will be a different number of documents. For example, when entering to visit relatives, you must prove the relative relationship by birth certificate or marriage certificate... Read more: Which documents do I need to teach English in Vietnam legally?

    Vietnam entry procedures for foreigners

    Below, VTJ will also detail some basic documents for you when entering Vietnam. For each form, the documents will be different. Follow up and choose the most suitable entry form.

    Vietnam entry procedures by Immigration Letter

    Vietnam entry procedures by Immigration Letter

    Vietnam entry procedures by Immigration Letter

    This form of entry is for all nationalities who want to enter Vietnam. An official letter of entry is the main form of entry when foreigners come to work, visit relatives, study abroad or there is no other more suitable form of entry. In general, this is the form for all foreigners who want to enter. Procedures for entry by immigration letter at the airport, foreigners need to prepare:
    1. Passport.
    2. Immigration letter
    3. Expenses for visa issuance at the airport.
    4. Form NA1. (You can declare it in advance or you can declare it at the border gate.)
    5. Photo 3×4
    Place of implementation: Vietnam border gate: Noi Bai airport, Tan Son Nhat airport, Huu Nghi border gate, Moc Bai... Note: It is necessary to apply for an entry visa first. Read more: Frequently asked questions about E-visa in Vietnam

    Vietnam entry procedures by Visa Free or Visa Exemption

    Foreigners who are eligible for visa free or visa exemption (Southeast Asian countries, Korea, Japan, UK, Russia, etc.) will be able to enter Vietnam without a visa. They also only need to prepare a valid passport to be able to enter the country. Note: – Foreigners do not need to pay fees at the border gate when entering this way. Passport validity should not be less than 6 months.
    STT Nationality Time of stay
    1 Chile 90 days
    2 Panama 90 days
    3 Cambodia 30 days
    4 Indonesia 30 days
    5 Kyrgyz 30 days
    6 Laos 30 days
    7 Malaysia 30 days
    8 Singapore 30 days
    9 Thailand 30 days
    10 Philippines 21 days
    11 Brunei 14 days
    12 Myanmar 14 days
    13 Belarus 15 days
    14 Korea 15 days
    15 Japan 15 days
    13 Germany 15 days
    17 Denmark 15 days
    18 Norway 15 days
    19 Russia 15 days
    20 France 15 days
    21 Finland 15 days
    22 Spain 15 days
    23 Sweden 15 days
    24 Italy 15 days
    25 UK (excluding British passport holders abroad – BNO) 15 days

    Vietnam entry procedures for entry by electronic visa (e-visa)

    E-visa is the most modern type of visa today. It shows many outstanding advantages compared to the traditional paper visa form. This is a multi-purpose visa. That is, foreigners can enter for all purposes with an electronic visa. To be allowed to enter this form, foreigners need to prepare:
    1. Passport
    2. E-visa has been issued.

    Popular types of visas for foreigners entering Vietnam

    Popular types of visas for foreigners entering Vietnam

    Popular types of visas for foreigners entering Vietnam

    Each entry purpose will have a corresponding visa type. Therefore, there are many types of visas for foreigners to enter Vietnam. According to experience, most foreigners will enter with Business visa (business visa, business visa) or tourist visa.

    Enter Vietnam with Business Visa

    The condition to enter with a DN1 business visa is to have a guarantor company. The maximum duration of DN1 visa is 3 months. After that, foreigners can extend further.

    Enter Vietnam by e-visa

    E-visa is a trend of Vietnam and around the world. This is the most modern type of visa today with the biggest advantages: Simple procedures, quick processing. The condition to enter with an e-visa is to be in the list of 80 countries allowed by the Immigration Department. E-visa is suitable for tourist or short-term business entry cases.

    Enter Vietnam with tourist visa

    Foreigners entering with a DL tourist visa are very popular. The condition for foreigners to get a tourist visa is to have an international travel agency guarantee. They have to follow the tour available from the tour operator. So what if you want to enter the country as a tourist? If foreigners want to enter the country freely, they must apply for an electronic visa.

    Visa extension procedures for foreigners- newly updated in 2023

    Visa extension procedures for foreigners include

    Step 1: Prepare visa extension documents

    - For individuals who are sponsoring foreign friends and spouses, they must apply for the seal of the commune police on form NA5. - For companies, make information declaration and sign and stamp form NA5.

    Step 2: Submit your application at the immigration authority

    Enterprises guaranteeing visa extension for foreigners shall carry out procedures at the Immigration Department or the Immigration Department.

    Step 3: Pay the visa extension fee

    ​The visa applicant must pay the fee according to the type of visa applied for, in case the immigration authority grants a shorter term because the application is not eligible for a long-term grant, the excess fee will not be refunded.

    Step 4: Get a new visa-issued passport

    The processing time for visa extension procedures for foreigners is 05 working days. Conditions for visa extension for foreigners Foreigners are considered for a visa when they meet the following conditions:
    • Foreigners temporarily stay for the current visa purpose.
    • Have made a declaration of temporary residence at the current place of residence.
    • There are companies or individuals guaranteeing legal visa extension.
    • Use a valid Passport.
    • The reason for applying for a visa extension is in accordance with regulations.
    The length of the visa extension will be long or short, depending on the documents proving the purpose of continuing temporary residence in Vietnam that]] the foreigner has. Read more: Vietnam visa procedure at the airport: a complete guide

    How to extend a visa for foreigners?

    How to extend a visa for foreigners?

    How to extend a visa for foreigners?

    The authority to extend a visa for foreigners

    According to the Immigration Law, Visa is issued by a competent Vietnamese diplomatic mission abroad or an immigration management agency in Vietnam. Therefore, foreigners can apply for a visa at one of the following agencies:
    • Apply for a visa at the Vietnamese Embassy abroad.
    • Apply for a visa at the immigration authorities of international airports.
    • Apply for a visa at the Immigration Department or the Immigration Department of the provinces and cities.

    How many days in advance do I have to extend my visa if I don't want to be fined?

    Foreigners will be fined: “(i) A fine of between VND 500,000 and VND 2,000,000: 1-15 days or less beyond the time limit without permission from a competent authority. (ii) A fine of from VND 3,000,000 to VND 5,000,000: 16 days or more overdue without the permission of the competent authority.” Thus, no later than the last day of the visa period, foreigners must carry out procedures for a Vietnam visa extension if they do not want to be sanctioned for administrative violations during their stay in Vietnam.

    In what cases can foreigners change the purpose of temporary residence?

    Normally, when the purpose of residence in Vietnam is different from the purpose of the visa upon entry, a foreigner must exit the country before requesting the Vietnamese diplomatic mission to issue a visa. Currently, the law allows 4 cases to change the type of Vietnam visa, including:
    • Foreigners who extend visas, apply for temporary residence cards have papers proving that they are investors or representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam in accordance with Vietnamese law
    • Foreigners who extend visas, apply for temporary residence cards Have documents proving their relationship as father, mother, wife, husband or children with the inviting or guarantor;
    • Foreigners who extend visas, apply for temporary residence cards Are invited or guaranteed to work by agencies or organizations and have work permits or are certified not to be subject to work permits in accordance with the labor law. motion;
    • Foreigners who extend visas, apply for temporary residence cards Enter by electronic visa and have a work permit or confirm that they are not eligible for a work permit in accordance with the labor law.
    Note: In case of conversion of visa purposes, foreigners will be granted new visas with symbols and duration suitable to the converted purposes. Read more: Temporary residence card (TRC) in Vietnam

    Does the duration of visas for foreigners change?

    Does the duration of visas for foreigners change?

    Does the duration of visas for foreigners change?

    The maximum duration of visas and temporary residence cards issued to foreigners is as follows:
    • SQ, EV visas are valid for no more than 30 days.
    • Visas with symbols NG1, NG2, NG3, NG4, LV1, LV2, DT4, DN1, DN2, NN1, NN2, NN3, DH, PV1, PV2 and TT are valid for no more than 12 months.
    • LD1, LD2 visas are valid for no more than 02 years.
    • The DT3 visa is valid for no more than 3 years.
    • LS, DT1, DT2 visas are valid for no more than 5 years
    Which means:
    1. The duration of temporary residence is equal to the duration of the visa (visa); In the case of a visa with the symbol DL for a duration of more than 30 days, the temporary residence will be granted for 30 days and will be considered for extension of temporary residence according to regulations.
    For example: If a foreigner enters with a DN1 or DN2 visa with a period of 3 months, he will be granted a temporary stay of 3 months according to the duration of the visa. However, if a foreigner enters on a tourist visa (Visa with DL symbol) with a visa duration of 3 months, at the border gate upon entry, a temporary residence stamp will be stamped for 30 days.
    1. For persons entitled to visa exemption under international treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party, the temporary residence period shall be granted according to the provisions of the international treaty. stay 30 days;
    2. Citizens of countries that are unilaterally exempted from visas by Vietnam, they will be granted temporary residence for 15 days.
    Vietnam is a welcoming country that offers a wide range of opportunities for foreigners who wish to live, work or study within its borders. As a foreigner, it is important to follow the Vietnam entry procedures carefully and obtain the appropriate visas to avoid any legal issues during your stay. In case you need to extend your visa, make sure to plan ahead and follow the requirements set by the Vietnamese government. By doing so, you can enjoy your time in Vietnam with ease and without any unnecessary stress.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions when expats go through the documentation process in Vietnam.

1. Visa

  • Can I fly to Vietnam without a visa?

    Yes, if you’re from one of 25 specific countries or are visiting certain coastal economic zones, you can fly to Vietnam without a visa. APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) holders can stay for up to 60 days without a visa as well.

  • What is the simplest way to get a visa to Vietnam?

    The simplest way is to apply through a reputable visa service that can assist you in obtaining the necessary documents and guide you through the application process.

  • What happens if you overstay your Vietnam visa?

    If you overstay your Vietnam visa, you may be subject to penalties, fines, or other legal consequences. It is important to adhere to the visa regulations and leave the country before your visa expires.

  • Can I use a tourist visa to do my short-term business work?

    A tourist visa is intended for leisure and tourism purposes. Using it for short-term business work may not be permitted. Consider applying for a business visa if you plan to engage in work-related activities in Vietnam.

2. Work Permit

  • Is a college/university degree necessary for a Vietnam work permit?

    In many cases, a college/university degree is necessary for a Vietnam work permit, especially if it is a requirement for the job position you are applying for. However, there may be exceptions for certain technical or expert roles.

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