Updated on 24 April 2020

Full instruction how to extend Vietnam visa in Ho Chi Minh city

This instruction is applied for all type of Vietnam visa, includes tourist visa, business visa, working visa, 5 years visa exemption, visiting relatives visa…

There are 2 ways to extend your Vietnam visa in Ho Chi Minh city:

  1. You do all extension procedures directly by yourself at Vietnam immigration office in Ho Chi Minh city
  2. You ask for help via a visa extension service.

1. Extend Vietnam visa directly at Vietnam immigration office in Ho Chi Minh city

Required documents

– The form NA5 (form NA5 according to the Ministry of Public Security’s Circular number 04/2015/TT-BCA dated January 05, 2015)
– Original passport
– Documents proving temporary residence declaration

Download the form NA5 for Vietnam visa extension here

Steps to extend your Vietnam visa at immigration office in Ho Chi Minh city?

☑️Step 1: Prepare the extension application form NA5 along with your passport and temporary residence declaration document

☑️Step 2: When you have all these documents, please hand in them to Vietnam immigration office in Ho Chi Minh city

– Address: : 254 Nguyen Trai Street, Ward 6, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city
– Street directions: https://g.page/quanlyxuatnhapcanh?share
– Working time:
+ Morning: 08h00 – 11h30 (Monday to Saturday)
+ Afternoon: 13h30 – 16h00 (Monday to Friday)

☑️Step 3: Wait for 5 working days for the result. Normally it takes 5-7 working days for a 1 month visa and 10 working days for a 3 month visa.

How long is your stay can be extended?

Depending on your current visa type, your stay can be extended up tp 6 months.

Current type of Vietnam visaThe length of stay may be extended
Visa exemption entry15 days extension | 1 month extension | 3 months extension
Vietnam electronic visa (e-visa)1 month extension | 2 months extension
Tourist visa (DL)1 month extension | 2 months extension | 3 months extension
Business visa (DN)1 month extension | 3 months extension
Working visa (LD)1 month extension | 3 months extension
Visit relatives (TT)1 month extension | 3 months extension | 6 months extension
5 years visa exemption1 month extension | 3 months extension | 6 months extension

As update by immigration office, foreigners who entered Vietnam on visa waiver or tourist visas (including electronic visas), with sponsor of embassy or consulate general, the visa just can extend temporary residence for more 30 days only.

* Read this news here: Official guidelines from Vietnam Immigration Department on extension Vietnam visa for foreigners in the outbreak of COVID-19

Who will sign and stamp on the form NA5?

Depending on your current visa type, you need to have an entity to sponsor for your extension of temporary residence in Vietnam. The form NA5 will be stamped and signed by director of this entity prior submitting to Immigration office in Ho Chi Minh city.

Current type of Vietnam visaSponsoring entity
Visa exemption entry- International travel company
- Your country embassy or consulate general
Vietnam electronic visa (e-visa)- International travel company
- Your country embassy or consulate general
Tourist visa (DL)- International travel company
- Your country embassy or consulate general
Business visa (DN)Company which sponsored your previous visa
Working visa (LD)Company which sponsored your previous visa
Visit relatives (TT)Company which sponsored your the previous visa of your relatives
5 years visa exemptionSponsoring information is of your relative who sponsor for this 5 year visa.
The form is required to sign and stamp by local police where you residence.
What is document proving temporary residence declaration? How to get this document?

Proof of temporary residence is a document issued by the local police where you registered your stay. When staying at a certain address, you will have to register your stay at the police.

  • If you stay in a hotel, the hotel will register for your residence with the local police. Please contact the reception staff for the paper temporary residence.
  • If you are staying in an apartment building, the landlord or their representative is responsible for registering your stay with the local police. Contact them to get the registered temporary residence paper.

See the sample of temporary residence declaration paper here

** Residence without registering with the local police may be fined up to 4 million Vietnamese dong.

2. Extend Vietnam visa via our service

  • Required document: Just your original passport only (*)
  • Processing time: 5-10 working days – Express service is available
  • Available for all type of Visa
  • No need to waste time with complicated procedure when you do extension by yourself at Immigration office.
Why choosing our service?
  • Well-experience: Since 2014, we have assisted more than 10,000 travelers to successfully extend their visa in Vietnam.
  • Free consultant: You can choose the best solution for your extended Visa which will meet your need.
  • Free support 24/7: Our live experts are ready to support and make clear all your trouble about Vietnam visa extension.
  • Competitive price, clear fee with no hidden charges: All the costs of visa extension are clearly communicated with you before processing service. We do not charge you anything after that.
  • 100% guarantee service: The payment can be make after the your Visa extension is successful. We guarantee 100% for our service.

15.00 USD cash back

Understanding the difficulties of the epidemic, we offer a 15.00 USD cash back program for all clients who using our services.

Need more help?

– Contact us at (+84) 77 595 22 05

Why choosing our service?

Since 2014, we have assisted more than 10,000 travelers to successfully extend their visa in Vietnam.

You can choose the best solution for your extended Visa which will meet your need.

Our live experts are ready to support and make clear all your trouble about Vietnam visa extension.

All the costs of visa extension are clearly communicated with you before processing service. We do not charge you anything after that.

The payment can be make after the your Visa extension is successful. We guarantee 100% for our service.

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