Procedures for business Visa Renewal or Extension in Vietnam

Posted on: April 21, 2020

Procedures for Vietnam business Visa Extension or Renewal 

Vietnam business visa, categorized as DN, DN1, DN2, LĐ, LĐ1, LĐ2, ĐT, ĐT1, ĐT2, ĐT3, ĐT4 visa are granted to those entering Vietnam for business purposes, including working with Vietnamese enterprises, exploring business potentialities, setting up industrial venture, purchasing or selling merchandise, attending conferences or meetings, signing business contracts, etc.

DN, DN1, DN2 visa: Visa forForeigners working with companies in Vietnam; purchasing or selling merchandise, attending conferences or meetings, signing business contracts, etc.

LĐ, LĐ1, LĐ2 visa: Visa for Foreigners have Vietnam work permit 

ĐT, ĐT1, ĐT2, ĐT3, ĐT4 Visa: Visa for Foreigners are investers and setting enterprises in Vietnam.

When you are in Vietnam and your visa is expired, you can choose to extend visa or renew visa. The extension and renewal are due to the desire of foreigners or the type of visa that the Immigration Authority of Vietnam allows to extend or renew.

In Vietnam, a foreigner has 2 options for visa extension or visa renewal: (1) The company/ organization that the foreigner is working for shall carry out the procedure for visa extension/ visa renewal (2) The foreigner shall use our service of Vietnam visa extension and renewal.

Option 2: The company/ organization in Vietnam guarantees the visa extension and renewal for foreigners

Requirements: Your current visa is guaranteed by the company/ organization which provide guarantee for your previous entry in Vietnam. This option usually applies to business visas (DN, DN1, DN2 Visa), work visa for those with work permits (LĐ, LĐ1, LĐ2 Visa) and investment visa (ĐT, ĐT1, ĐT2, ĐT3, ĐT4 Visa).

Required documents:

  • Original passport;
  • Business License of the guaranteed company/organization in Vietnam;
  • Form NA5 – Application for visa extension/ Vietnamese visa renewal;
  • Vietnamese working permit /Working permit exemption (If you apply for a work visa, a LĐ1, LĐ2 visa);
  • Letter of introduction of the guaranteeing company/ organization in Vietnam introducing employees to follow visa procedures. (Usually Vietnamese employees will be introduced);
  • 01 3cmx4cm photo (Applicable to citizens of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or a passport without any pages available for visa stamp).

Submission for visa extension application:

The guaranteeing company/organization for foreigners will appoint a person to carry out the visa extension/ renewal procedures at Immigration Department in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Immigration Departments in the provinces in which headquarters of company/organization are located

Option 2: Use our visa extension and visa renewal services at

Our company offers visa extension/ renewal services for all types of visa for foreigners. Our company is recognized by the Government of Vietnam as a legal organization with a business line in immigration consultancy, providing legal solutions for enterprises/organizations in the territory of Vietnam.

To use our visa extension/ visa renewal service, please follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Send us soft copy of your passport and the page containing your current Vietnam visa and we will inform whether your visa can be extended or not
  • Step 2: Send your original passport to our offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Step 3: Pay and get your passport with extended stay within 7 working days normally or 3 working days in urgent case upon your request

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