As a foreigner, you wish to prolong your temporary stay in Vietnam since your visa duration is nearly expired. Visa extension or visa renewal service can meet your demand without coming out of Vietnam. Most the time, the term of visa extension or visa renewal for single entry only allows you to stay longer in Vietnam without re-entering if you leave Vietnam before the expiration date, which means that you have to apply a new Vietnam visa again in case you want to come back Vietnam. When you should renew your Vietnam visa? For safety reason and accordance with the Vietnam laws, we strongly recommend you renew your Vietnam visa application at least 1 week before your visa is expired to make sure that you are not charged for penalty fee due to overstaying. There are several options for renewing your Vietnam visa, such as extending or renewing visas without leaving Vietnam or doing visa run via Vietnam’s international airports or the most popular way at land border in Moc Bai border grossing, the border of Vietnam and Cambodia whether you choose one of these services.



Once you need to renew your Vietnam visa, how to choose the best way it depends on your time, nationality, the current visa type, what documents can you provide to prove your purpose of entry, visa extension purpose, and how long do you need to extend or renew your Vietnam visa. Generally there are 3 ways to renew your Vietnam visa as the following

  1. Renewing your Vietnam visa by using The Visa Extension Or Visa Renewal Service right in Vietnam without leaving the country;
  2. Renewing your Vietnam visa via international land borders at Moc Bai Visa Run Border Crossing, your new visa can be completed in one day only, this way is very popular and convenient for foreigners who are staying in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces;
  3. Renewing Vietnam visa by leaving the country and obtaining Vietnam visa on arrival at Vietnam’s international airports or overseas Vietnam embassy/ consulate. This way is costly and only suitable for those who have planned to leave the country in advance and combine the trip to apply for a new Vietnam visa.



Renewing your Vietnam visa by using The Visa Extension Or Visa Renewal Service right in Vietnam without leaving the country should renew at least one week before your Vietnam visa expiration date, and your original passport is available and kept at Vietnam immigration department during the time of processing.

Meanwhile, the issuance of new visa by leaving the country and obtaining the new Vietnam visa at Vietnam’s international airports or Vietnamese embassies/ consulates abroad can be processed at any time, as long as you have to leave the country before the visa expires and determine the expected date of entry into Vietnam



The requirements and procedures of three ways to renew Vietnam visa are quite different, let’s start the journey with us to understand the requirements and procedures of renewing Vietnam visa

Renewing your Vietnam visa in Vietnam without leaving the country

The procedure applies for renewing Vietnam visa right in Vietnam instead of leaving the country, it takes from 5 to 7 working days to get the new visa, the requirements you just hand over the following documents to Visa5s.com and wait for your new Vietnam visa

Personal documents

  1. Original copy of current passport;
  2. Original copy of valid Vietnam visa;
  3. Copy of latest Vietnam entry stamp and port of entry name into Vietnam;
  4. Original copy or photo of residential registration certificate confirmed by a local police where you are staying in Vietnam;


Company documents applying for entry purpose of working, business, investment

  1. All the forms for visa extension or visa renewal must be signed and sealed by company’s legal representative;
  2. Notarized certified copy of legal Entity: A Limited Liability Company, Joint Stock Company and Representative Office in Vietnam
  • Notarized true copy of business registration certificate, investment registration certificate or establish Representative Office
  • Notarized true copies of Seal registration certificate and tax code registration certificate (if any)
  1. Notarized true copy of Vietnam work permit or work permit exemption certificate (for those granted the work permit in Vietnam);


Renewing your Vietnam visa via international land borders or Vietnam’s international airports and embassies/ consulates abroad

The procedure to renew Vietnam visa, apply for all visa types of Vietnam included tourist visa, working visa, business visa, investment visa. Doing visa run at Mocbai border crossing (land border), international airports and Vietnamese’s embassies/ consulates abroad need to complete two steps as the following

<1> The first step: Applying for a new visa approval letter, please confirm and provide the following information and documents as below

  • Your next entry date into Vietnam (this is the expected arrival date and not allowed to enter before the expected arrival date, only accepted on or after the arrival date)
  • Place of picking up Vietnam visa
  • Vietnam visa term/ duration you want to apply for [ 1 month or 3 month, single or multiple entries]
  • For the entry purpose of doing business, working, investment, please provide the company’s documents as notarized certified copy of business registration certificate or investment registration certificate or establish Representative Office and notarized certified copy of Seal registration certificate, and all the application forms of visa approval letter must be signed and sealed by a legal representative of the company

<2> The second step: Obtaining/ picking up the Vietnam visa at Mocbai border crossing or Vietnam’ international airport or embassy/ consulate abroad to complete your new visa

This is the final step applied for all cases to complete the procedure of Vietnam visa obtainment; the following documents must be prepared by applicant in advance

  • Your original passport must be valid for six months from your intended arrival date, and must have at least one blank visa page;
  • 2 passport sized photographs (4×6 cm);
  • The original copy of visa approval letter if your place of visa pick up is Mocbai border crossing, the copy of visa approval letter for visa on arrival at airport or Vietnamese’s embassy/ consulate
  • Complete the entry and exit application form;
  • Prepare visa stamping fee depending on the visa term/ validity and visa single or multiple entry, the visa fee is paid in cash upon arrival



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For further information:
Discovery Indochina Travel Co., Ltd
5th Floor | Platinum Building | 145 Dien Bien Phu Street, District 1 | Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam

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