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How to extend visas in Vietnam? Will I be fined or blacklisted if my visa is overdue?

According to the regulations of the Immigration Bureau, foreigners’ overstaying will be subject to administrative sanctions for violating the social security order or even be blacklisted. If you are on the blacklist of the Vietnam Immigration Bureau, your next visit to Vietnam becomes more complicated and difficult and even refused entry. Therefore, foreigners must timely carry out the overdue Vietnam visa extension procedure, in order to avoid the problem becoming serious.

1 / Penalty for overdue Vietnam visa

There will be different penalties for an overdue visa in each case and for the overdue time:

If the Vietnamese visa is overdue but there is a good reason or it is overdue within a short period of time, consideration will be given to extending the Vietnamese visa or having to leave (a fine will also be paid when leaving the country) before applying for a new entry visa. If it is overdue for more than one year, it must exit Vietnam within a certain period of time and restrict access to Vietnam. However, if the Vietnamese visa expired, in any case, it will also be fined.

There are several ways to deal with overdue Vietnamese visa:

Administrative sanctions

  • Overdue for less than 10 days: a fine of VND 1,250,000 to VND 4,000,000 (around 50-170 USD)
  • Less than 1 month overdue: fine from VND 4,000,000 to VND 10,000,000 (around 170 – 450 USD)
  • Overdue for more than 1 month: fine VND 10,000,000 above (> 450 USD)
  • 1 year overdue: please contact us for advice.

Compulsory exit

Expulsion of Vietnam

How to extend visas in Vietnam? Will I be fined or blacklisted if my visa is overdue?

How to extend visas in Vietnam? Will I be fined or blacklisted if my visa is overdue?

2 / Documents for renewal of overdue Vietnamese visa:

  • The original passport is valid for at least six months
  • Vietnam visa (the one that has expired)
  • Explanation of Vietnamese visa overdue
  • Vietnam visa extension application form expired
  • Documents proving the temporary residence of foreigners in Vietnam.
  • If the foreigner is sponsored by the organization company, there should be legal documents of the company, including business registration, seal registration, introduction…
  • If the foreigner is sponsored by an individual, documents proving personal relationship must be prepared: marriage registration, birth certificate
  • Work permit or investment permit (if any)

3 / Institutions receiving records of administrative procedures and processing times

You can go to the nearest immigration office to process your visa extension.

The processing time is about 7 to 10 working days from the date of receiving a complete and valid application.

If a foreigner fails to obtain a Vietnamese visa extension within the time limit, you may not leave Vietnam, you need to declare and accept the sanction decision and pay the fine in the Treasury before receiving the application for Vietnam visa extension. The implementation of this process is very complex and requires a lot of time to record and process. If you have any questions or doubts about the overdue Vietnamese visa, or you want us to help you solve your overdue visa.

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At present, the Vietnamese border is still closed, and the government has not specified when it will open again. There is so much information recently that many tourists don’t think that information is reliable.

As you know, the Vietnam landing visa is one of the visas issued by the Vietnamese Immigration Bureau, which aims to help foreign tourists save more time and money. However, applicants sometimes feel a bit uneasy about some of the drawbacks of getting a visa only when they arrive in Vietnam.

1 / Airport support services (fast track service) The service helps passengers get a visa and stamp quickly at the Vietnamese airport without having to queue up. It is to avoid wasting valuable passengers’ time when arriving at the airport, especially on long-distance flights.

Vietnam government’s notice (update 2020-10-01): continue to stop all visas, including electronic visa, consulate visa, and landing visa. At present, We don’t know when to resume the visa application.

Vietnam government’s notice (update 01-10-2020): continue to stop all visas, including electronic visas, consulate visas, and landing visas. At present, We don’t know when to resume the visa application.

South Koreans in Vietnam with expired Vietnamese visas will be subject to administrative sanctions, much more serious than deportation from Vietnamese territory. This will have an adverse effect on your next return to Vietnam.

If you want to renew your visa in Da Nang (or apply for a renewal visa extension in Vietnam), please contact us at