How to extend the visa for visiting relatives for foreigners

Date Create: 01/09/2020


Foreigners who want to enter Vietnam to visit their relatives need a visa for the right purpose. When the visa expires but the foreigner still wants to stay in Vietnam, it is necessary to extend the visa. So what are the procedures for extending a visa for visiting relatives for foreigners?

Visa for visiting relatives for foreigners

The visa for visiting relatives (code: TT or VR) is a Vietnam visa which is valid for up to 12 months. This visa is issued to:

+ Foreigners who are spouses/children under 18 years old of foreigners working in Vietnam (code: LV1, LV2, LS, DT1, DT2, DT3, NN1, NN2, DH, PV1, LD1, LD2).

+ Foreigners who are spouses/children of Vietnamese citizens for the purpose of visiting relatives.

Addition to the visas for visiting relatives, foreigners who are spouses/children of Vietnamese citizens can apply for a 5-year visa exemption (5-year visa), valid for up to 05 years, maximum length of stay up to 06 months/entry.

6-month multiple entry visa for visiting relatives

Requirements for extension of visa for visiting relatives

To extend a visa for visiting relatives, a foreigner needs to meet the following requirements:

+ Valid passport (it is best to be valid for over 01 year).

+ Certificate of temporary residence registration issued by the police or locality of the temporary residence.

+ Be sponsored by a relative who is a Vietnamese (spouse/parent/child) or a company for which such relative is working in Vietnam.

Application for extension of visa for visiting relatives

The application for extension of visa for visiting relatives should include the following documents:

+ Foreigner’s valid passport;

+ Declaration for visa extension, temporary residence extension, made under NA5 form, filled with all information and certified by the local public security agency where the foreigner temporarily resides or sponsoring company is located.

+ Certificate of temporary residence of the local public security agency where the foreigner temporarily resides.

In case the foreigner is the spouse or child under 18 years old of a foreigner working in Vietnam, the following additional documents should be provided:

+ Legal documents of the sponsoring company for which the foreigner works in Vietnam: Business license, investment certificate or representative office establishment certificate;

+ Valid passport, temporary residence card/visa and work permit of the foreigner working in Vietnam.

+ Papers proving the relationship between a foreigner and a Vietnamese citizen: Marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.

In case the foreigner is the spouse or child of a Vietnamese citizen for the purpose of visiting relatives, the following additional documents should be provided:

+ ID papers of the relative who is Vietnamese citizen;

+ Papers proving the relationship between a foreigner and a Vietnamese citizen: Marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.

Where you can apply for extension of visa for visiting relatives

There are 2 agencies that are authorized to process visa extension applications for foreigners: Immigration Department and Immigration Office of Public Security agencies of provinces and cities.

The processing time is about 5 working days, depending on the number of applications, it may take longer.

Cost of extension of visa for visiting relatives

Depending on whether the foreigner’s extended visa is valid for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months on single or multiple entry, the cost of extension of visa for visiting relatives will vary. To find out the state fees and the service of extension of visa for visiting relatives, please call the hotline 1900 6654!

Extension of visa for visiting relatives at Nhi Gia

Service of extension of visa for visiting relatives

The extension of visa for visiting relatives is related to the Vietnamese legal procedures, so you need to understand and regularly update new information. In order to solve difficulties in the procedures of extension as well as requests of urgent visa extension, Nhi Gia Company provides a full-package service of extension of visa for visiting relatives.

With 15 years of experience, we have successfully processed hundreds of thousands of visa extension applications. The extension cost is suitable for each case. In particular, Nhi Gia also supports emergency visa extension with the processing time from 2 to 4 hours and ensures a 100% success rate.

Please contact us via hotline 1900 6654 or click on https://www.facebook.com/nhigia for free consultation when you have questions about visa extension procedures for foreigners!

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