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Vietnam visa renewal for foreigners

Date Create: 25/10/2021

Vietnam visa renewal means that a foreigner who has a Vietnam visa and is currently residing in Vietnam wishes to continue to stay in Vietnam. He/she has the purpose to travel, visit relatives and work in Vietnam. When the visa expires, he/she must apply for a visa renewal. So what are the conditions for applying for visa renewal and visa renewal documents for foreigners?

Visa renewal is the renewal of the old visa and extension of the old Vietnam visa validity period. The visa renewal is valid from 01 month to 03 months and the visa can be renewed many times.

What are the conditions for Vietnam visa renewal?

Visa renewal means that visitors will be allowed to continue to stay in Vietnam for a certain period of time without having to exit Vietnam and re-entering Vietnam. Please note that the renewed visa will be valid for single entry. After the renewal, if the visitor leaves Vietnam, the renewed visa will automatically expire.

Why do we have to renew visa?

As you know, any citizen of a country that wants to go to another country must have a visa and if he/she wants to stay in that country longer, he/she has to renew his/her visa.

And foreigners who want to stay in Vietnam for tourism, commercial or marriage purposes are required to renew their visas. If their Vietnam visas expire, they will be fined, even expelled and banned from entering Vietnam within the time limit prescribed by law.

Conditions for visa renewal

To renew Vietnam visa, that type of visa must be the type of visa that can be renewed and the visa holders must have a passport (with a validity of at least 06 months and 02 blank pages). The visa holders must be allowed to renew their visas according to regulations. In addition, foreigners must have a certificate of temporary residence registration issued by the police or the locality where they temporarily reside.

If you want to know more about the further conditions of Vietnam visa renewal or want to know how long it takes to renew a Vietnam visa, please call 84 1900 6654 or Zalo/WhatsApp/Viber 84 906 736 788.

Procedures & documents to apply for Vietnam visa renewal

Before renewing a visa for foreigners, you need to know which type of visa you hold (DL, LĐ1, LĐ2, TT, DN1, ĐT1, ĐT2, etc.). Depending on each type of visa renewal, the competent state agency will require different documents.

Application for Vietnam visa renewal

Application for Vietnam visa renewal in Vietnam shall include the following basic documents:

+ Original passport of the foreigner, which is still valid as prescribed.

+ Application form for visa renewal, temporary residence renewal in Vietnam (NA5).

+ Certificate of temporary residence issued by the local police where the foreigner is temporarily residing in Vietnam.

As mentioned above, depending on each type of visa, Immigration agencies will require additional documents:

For work visas, code: LĐ1 or LĐ2:

+ Legal documents of the enterprise inviting or sponsoring foreigners;

+ Work permit (LĐ2) or work permit exemption certificate (LĐ1);

For business visas for commercial purposes, code: DN1, DN2:

+ Legal documents of the enterprise inviting or sponsoring foreigners.

For visas for investors, code: ĐT1, ĐT2, ĐT3, ĐT4:

+ Certificate of being foreign investor: Certificate of investment or business registration, which specifies the capital contributors.

For visas for visiting relatives, code: TT, VR:

If the foreigner is a spouse or child under 18 years old of a foreigner working in Vietnam:

+ Legal documents of the sponsoring company of the foreigner working in Vietnam.

+ Valid passport or temporary residence card and work permit of the worker in Vietnam.

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

If the foreigner is a spouse or child of a Vietnamese citizen and has the purpose of visiting relatives:

+ Identity papers of a relative who is a Vietnamese citizen;

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

Procedures for Vietnam visa renewal

Where to apply for Vietnam visa renewal? - The applications for visa renewal will be approved by the immigration agencies. According to regulations, the visa renewal result shall be obtained after about 7 working days as from the date the immigration agency receives the application.

How much is Vietnam visa renewal fee?

When renewing a Vietnam visa, foreigners or sponsoring individuals and organizations need to pay a visa renewal fee equivalent to the visa issuance fee. Specifically, the state fees for types of visas shall be specified in Circular No. 25/2021/TT-BTC dated April 7, 2021 stipulating the amount of payment, form of payment, management and use of fees and charges in the field of exit, entry, transit and residence in Vietnam.

Type of visa

Amount of payment

Single entry visa:

USD 25

Multiple entry visa:

Validity period of not more than 3 months: USD 50

Validity period from 3-6 months: USD 95

Validity period from 6-12 months: USD 135

Validity period from 1-2 years: USD 145

Validity period from 2-5 years: USD 155

Visa for people under 14 years old (regardless of validity period)

USD 25

Note: The fee for visa renewal for foreigners according to regulations is the fee collected by the Vietnamese state. This is a mandatory fee to be paid when carrying out visa renewal procedures in Vietnam.

Should I renew my Vietnam visa by myself?

Many customers who are HR staff of companies, businesses and organizations share common difficulties when they apply for visa renewal for foreigners by themselves:

  • Vietnam visa renewal procedures are quite complicated and they do not know how to contact the competent authorities to solve problems arising during the visa renewal process.
  • Not understanding and keeping up to date with changes in legal procedures when applying for visa renewal.
  • It takes too long to renew visa while they do not have much time to travel to process the documents.
  • The visa expired but it has not been renewed, they do not know how to handle and explain to the state officials.
  • There are many problems that can happen when customers renew their visas. That’s why Nhi Gia recommends you to contact a provider of Vietnam visa renewal service to get full and quick support.

Prestigious Vietnam visa renewal service

When the Vietnam visa is about to expire, you should look for a service provider specializing in visa renewal for foreigners. Meeting all the requirements of customers, Nhi Gia provides a quick and economical visa renewal service package.

  • Prestige over 16 years of operation, supporting +1,000,000 applications.
  • Full and fast service package.
  • Simple procedures for applying for Vietnam visa renewal.
  • Reasonable service fee for Vietnam visa renewal.
  • Confidentiality of all customer information.
  • Special offers for businesses and bulk of customers in groups.

The process of renewing Vietnam visa in Nhi Gia includes 3 steps:

Step 1: Send a copy of the passport’s photo page and visa pages.

Step 2: Prepare documents and submit applications on behalf of customers.

Step 3: Receive the results and deliver the results in person.

Above is all information about Vietnam visa renewal for foreigners. To learn more about visa renewal procedures and services, please contact us or call us at 84 1900 6654 or

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