Vietnam Business Visa is granted for those who come to Vietnam with business, working, or investment purposes sponsored by a legal company in Vietnam. It allows you to stay in Vietnam no longer than three months with single or multiple entries, if the business visa duration is nearly coming to an end, extending business visa can help you to prolong your day in Vietnam, the duration of business visa extension is based on current visa type, nationality, the time of the year and purpose without leaving Vietnam. You should extend or renew the business visa before the visa expiration date to make sure that you will not be charged for the penalty fee of overstaying. If you would like to know more about the procedure, requirements and conditions to extend business visa in Vietnam, just follow our steps as below.

Tourist visa – DL
: This type of visa is granted to foreigners to enter Vietnam for tourism, short time meeting, and relative visit purpose. The tourist visa has a maximum validity of up to 3 months with single or multiple entries, exceptional US Citizen is granted 1 year tourist multiple entries – The tourist visa must be sponsored by a travel company.

Visa exemption: The citizens of some countries, including Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Finland, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Belarus, are allowed to enter Vietnam without visas for tourism purpose. – The duration of stay is 15 days provided that the gap between the 2 entries via visa free access is 30 days

Business visa – DN: is issued for foreigners attempting to enter Vietnam for business purpose, working with Vietnamese companies, which the visa code as DN, LV or DT, sponsored by a legal company registering in Vietnam, the business visa is normally valid for 3 months single or multiple entry. Only US Citizen can apply for 1 year business multiple entry visas without work permit

Working visa – LĐ: This type of visa shall be issued when a foreigner obtains a Vietnam work permit or work permit exemption certificate. The validity of a multiple-entry working visa or temporary residence card “TRC” shall be the same with the validity of the work permit, which is a maximum of 2 years on a case by case basis

Investment visa – ĐT: This type of visa is granted to foreign investors mentioned in the Business Registration Certificate and the Investment Registration Certificate, or to foreign lawyers having the Foreign Registered Lawyer Licenses. The investment visa can be replaced by a temporary residence card (TRC), the residence card is valid for a period of one to three years and a maximum of five years.


Vietnam business visa is granted to all citizens as long as they have a sponsor company in Vietnam to apply the business visa in Vietnam before they travel to Vietnam. The business visa has a validity period from 1 month to 3 months, allows for one or multiple entries into the Vietnam, except only the US Citizen will be issued for 1 year multiple entries both tourist visa or business visa. How many times can we extend the business visa? The Vietnam business visa is allowed to extend for a maximum of 03 times, it depends on working plan and needs of the Vietnamese sponsored company. In some certain cases, companies in Vietnam would request the visa extension issuance for their foreign workers so that they could obtain Vietnam work permit to work legally in Vietnam and working visa or Temporary Residence Card

In Vietnam, legally working, a business visa and a work permit or work permit exemption certificate are two separate documents that are issued from different competent authorities and used for different purposes. The business visa is the first visa for the first entry, an official endorsement allowing a foreigner to enter Vietnam and work with Vietnamese company, while the work permit is the permission for a foreign worker to take a job in Vietnam. A long term working visa can be replaced by a temporary residence card “TRC” which grants a foreign worker the right to stay in Vietnam for maximum in 2 years. If a foreigner wants to stay and to work legally in Vietnam, the work permit and working visa or the temporary residence card shall be required.


In order to extend business visa in Vietnam, both Vietnamese company and foreign worker must meet the requirements of Vietnam Immigration Department. If the foreigner meets the following requirements, they can enjoy the journey for Vietnam visa extension with Visa5s.com

  1. Must have a Vietnamese company to apply for business visa extension in Vietnam
  2. Passport must be valid for more than 6 months from the time of business visa extension or visa renewal;
  3. The passport must has at least 2 blank pages to stamp a new business visa or visa extension stamp;
  4. Current Vietnam business visa is not expired yet;
  5. Vietnam work permit or work permit exemption certificate (if any)
  6. Must have the proof of temporary residence in Vietnam certified the local police station;
  7. Foreigner is not offenders or being prosecuted for criminal liability in accordance with the law of Viet Nam and foreign law;
  8. Only a limited number of nationalities are eligible to apply for extending business visa in Vietnam, and the requirements also change accordingly.



There are some steps to apply for business, working and investment visa extension in Vietnam. Both foreign worker and Vietnamese company must meet the following requirements and follow the below detailed steps:

Step 1: Collect all documents that meet the requirements of Vietnam Immigration Department

  • Original passport, Vietnam business visa, Vietnam entry stamp, port of entry name
  • Original certificate of temporary residence in Vietnam (proof of residence);
  • Notarized certified copy of business registration certificate or investment registration certificate or establish Representative Office;
  • Notarized true copy of seal registration certificate and tax code registration certificate (if any);
  • Vietnam work permit or work permit exemption certificate (if any);
  • All the forms of business visa extension must be signed and sealed the company stamp

Step 2: Screen all provided documents and advising appropriate solutions related to extend business visa in Vietnam

  • Let the company and foreigner know the current business visa is able to extend or not
  • Inform the visa duration they are allowed to extend
  • Confirm the service fee for extending business visa in Vietnam
  • Confirm the processing time to complete the business visa extension

Step 3: Submit all required documents to the provincial Immigration Department for extending business visa in Vietnam

  • Follow up the business visa extension process
  • Update business visa extension status

Step 4: Receive the business visa extension result and return the passport to the company


Extending business visa in Vietnam depends on where is the company based? If the company in which foreign worker is working for in Ho Chi Minh City, or Dong Nai, or Vung Tai or Binh Duong,…The sponsor company will be responsibility for all paper-works and submission into provincial immigration department.

Here is the contact details of provincial Immigration Departments located in the South of Vietnam for extending business visa in Vietnam:

  1. In Ho Chi Minh City:
  • The Ho Chi Minh City Police Department’s Immigration Office: 196 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ministry of Public Security Department Of Immigration: 254 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  1. In Binh Duong: 681 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, Chanh Nghia ward, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong
  2. In Dong Nai: 161 Pham Van Thuan Street, Tan Tien ward, Bien Hoa City



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