Guide to Vietnam visa extension
Automatic visa extension for foreigners in Vietnam until 30/09/2021
Implementing the direction of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Public Security’s leadership on the continuation of the “automatic extension Vietnam visa” for foreigners affected by the Covid-19 epidemic that cannot leave the country yet, Vietnam Immigration Department notice:
- Foreigners who entered Vietnam on visa waiver, e-visa or tourist visa from 01/03/2020 are entitled to automatic visa extension until 30/09/2021 and can depart from Vietnam without having to extend their stay permit.
- For those who entered Vietnam before 01/03/2020, the same automatic visa extension can be considered, subject to provision of proof that the person was stranded in Vietnam due to COVID-19, accompanied by a diplomatic Note (with Vietnamese translation) from the relevant diplomatic mission, or a written document from the relevant Vietnamese authorities confirming that the person was required to undergo mandatory quarantine or treatment for COVID-19, or advice of other force majeure. The concerned person is required to present the said diplomatic Note or written document on departure from Vietnam.
- During the automatic visa extension period, foreigners are required to complete temporary residence and health status declaration.
- Foreigners who do not fall into the above-mentioned cases or commit other law violations shall comply with current provisions of Vietnamese law.
Source: Vietnam immigration department