1. What is the change?

– Amendments to the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of foreigners will come into effect on 1 July 2020.

Furthermore, a new labor code will come into effect on 1 January 2021, replacing the Labor Code implemented in 2013.

2. Immigration Law Amendments.

There will be some changes to the visa types as below:

  • The LS visa: issued to foreign lawyers practicing in Vietnam.
  • The investor visa (DT) and Temporary Residence Card (DT type) will be divided into 4 types depending on the investment amount of the company in Vietnam.
  • DT1: issued to foreign investors and the representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with a capital contribution of VND 100 billion or more or invest in sectors and trades eligible for investment incentives and geographical areas investment incentives are decided by the Government.
  • DT2: issued to foreign investors and the representatives of foreign organizations investing in Vietnam with a capital contribution of VND 50 billion to 100 billion or invested in industries and branches encouraged to invest in development are decided by the Government.
  • DT3: issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and the representatives of foreign organizations in Vietnam with a capital contribution of VND 3 billion to VND 50 billion.
  • DT4: issued to foreign investors in Vietnam and the representatives of foreign organizations in Vietnam with a capital contribution of under 3 billion VND.
  • TRC duration will vary between 1 and 10 years depending on the investment amount.
  • The DN visa is divide 2 types:
  • DN1: issued to foreigners who work with other enterprises or organizations with legal status as regulations of Vietnamese law.
  • DN2: issued to foreigners entering Vietnam to service offering, the establishment of a commercial presence, and other activities under international treaties to which Vietnam is a party.
  • The working visa (LD) is divided into 2 types, too. For work permit holders and for work permit exemption holders.

3. The changes in visa-exempt nationals:

– Foreigners entering Vietnam under the visa exemption scheme are only required to have a passport which is still valid for at least 6 months. More significantly, the entry requirements are no longer required at least 30 days from the latest exit date. This change nationals of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

4. The change about tourist visa:

– Especially, the law clearly states that foreigners who enter Vietnam with a DL (tourist) visa, if the visa is valid for 1 month, they will be granted a 1-month temporary residence stamp on the visa, if the visa is for a period of 3 months, the temporary residence stamp is only issued for 1 month from the date of entry and want to stay and consider extending the temporary residence as prescribed. So the law is very suitable and limits the subjects who take advantage of tourist visas to work and work illegally in Vietnam.

Point a Clause 1 Article 13 of Law No.51/2019/QH14 provides the following: “The duration of temporary residence is equal to the duration of the visa; in case the visa has a DL category for a period of over 30 days and considered for extension of temporary residence as prescribed in Article 35 of this law.”


5. What does THE LABOR CODE change?

– Under the new Labor Code that takes effect in 2021:

Work permit exemptions will be expanded to certain owners and directors and to spouses of Vietnamese citizens

Work permits will be still a limit in the duration of 2 years but are allowed to extend for 2 more years and only once.

Labor contracts: labor contracts for foreign nationals must not exceed the validity period of the work permit. Employees may enter into multiple – term labor contracts with foreign employees provided that the work permit is granted.

VinaVisa Services processing Vietnam Visa – Work permit – Temporary residence card – Remove Blacklist – Driving license for foreigners …. in Danang. We will always update the latest information of the Immigration Department of Vietnam and the Department of Labor for Customers.
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✍️Both visas on arrival and e-visa are convenient ways to obtain a visa to visit Vietnam. However, each method has its strengths and weaknesses.
✍️Both visas on arrival and e-visa are issued by the Immigration Department of Vietnam and is a way you obtain a Vietnam visa in a short time.

Differences between visa on arrival and Evisa:

Visa on arrival:

📌 Eligible for all travelers in more than 150 countries
📌 The duration of the visa is 1/ 3 month multiple/ single entry,….
📌 Good for tourism, business, family or relative visits
📌 You have to pay 2 fees: approval letter fee and stamping fee
📌 Ports of entry: all of the international airports

 Vietnam evisa:

📌 Eligible for Citizens from 80 countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Russia, United Kingdom, Uruguay,…)
📌 The e-visa is a single entry visa and valid from the proposed date of entry indicated during the application
📌 Good for Tourism only
📌 You have to pay only 25USD
📌 Ports of entry: Evisa is accepted at 28 entry ports in Vietnam including air, sea and overland.
📌 It is the equipment to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport.

Therefore, which one should you choose?

✍️ If you want a longer-term visa or for business purposes or you want to a multiple entry visa, visa on arrival is beneficial for your needs.
✍️ If you do not want to wait at Vietnam airport or arrive by land, e-visa is the best way to obtain your visa to Vietnam.
✍️ If you are an emergency situation, visa on arrival is the way to go as it takes only 2 – 3 working hours to obtain the approval letter for tourism.

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– Vietnam visa is a document issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department for foreigners who allowed to stay for a short time in Vietnam for the purpose of Travel – working –  visiting relatives – investing.
– The duration of the visa is 1 month and 3 months. Depending on the purpose of trips, foreigners who choose to apply for a visa have a corresponding period of time.


How long do you expect to stay in Vietnam?

Because when trying Vietnam, if you want to stay for longer than the visa duration is granted, you must extend the current Vietnam visa. And the renewal fee will always be higher than the Vietnam visa application fee on entry

  Read more: Vietnam temporary residence card records↵

How will the overdue visa be fined?

 What is an overdue visa?

– The visa granted when your entry has expired but you are still staying in Vietnam and have not applied for the extension of your visa. These cases are called “overdue visa” and classified as illegal stay in Vietnam.

Penalties when Vietnam visa expires

  • Foreign nationalities who are living and working in Vietnam, for any reason without timely extending their visas, to overstay visas will be considered as violations of the laws on exit, entry, transit, residence, according to the provisions of Article 17 Decree 167/2013/ND-CP, the time and severity of violations can be summarized as follows:
  1. Caution or a fine of from VND 100,000 to VND 300,000 for foreigners traveling within the territory of Vietnam without carrying a passport or other valuable papers in lieu of a passport.
  2. A fine from VND 500,000 to VND 2,000,000 when the visa expires from 1 day to 15 days or less without the permission of competent agencies.
  3. A fine from VND 3,000,000 to VND 5,000,000 when the visa expires from more than 16 days without the permission of competent agencies.
  4. A fine from VND 5,000,000 to VND 10,000,000 for one of the following actions:

– Using fake passports, valuable papers lieu of fake passports, fake visas, fake temporary residence cards, fake permanent residence cards, fake verification seals for exit, entry, transit or residence.

  1. A fine from VND 15,000,000 to VND 25,000,000 for one of the following actions:

+ Foreigners entry, working and having other activities in Vietnam without permission of Vietnam’s competent agencies.

+ Individuals and organizations in Vietnam guarantee or carry out procedures for foreigners to enter Vietnam, apply for visas, grant Temporary Residence Card, extend temporary residence, valuable papers for entry, residence in Vietnam but not in compliance with the provisions of the law or making false statements when guaranteeing, inviting or carrying out procedures for foreigners on entry, applying for visas, granting temporary residence cards, extending temporary residence, valuable papers for entry, exit, and residence in Vietnam

+ foreigners entry Vietnam for improper purposes, the program which has asked for temporary residence card, permanent residence card.

  1. A fine from VND 30,000,000 to VND 40,000,000 for one of the following actions:

+ Forging documents and papers to be granted passports or other valuable papers in lieu of passports, visas, temporary residence cards, permanent residence cards.

+ Forging a passport or other valuable document in lieu of a passport, visa, temporary residence card, permanent residence card or verification mark.

+ Escaping into embassies, consulates or head offices of international agencies or organizations based in Vietnam

+ Foreigners residing in Vietnam without permission of competent agencies.

+ Organizing, giving or brokering for others to exit or enter Vietnam illegally.

– Foreigners have to commit administrative violations specified in Clause 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Article 17 of Decree 167/2013/ND-CP, depending on the seriousness of violations, may be expelled from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and banning entry with a definite or indefinite term.

What to do when your Vietnam visa expires?

– When the visa expires, foreigners are not allowed to exit Vietnam. Go to the Immigration Department to report and pay a fine. After that, foreigners will be granted a Vietnam visa extension or will be granted permission to leave the country.

– How much the fine depending on the time overdue period or how long foreigners must pay a fine to the Immigration Department. If the situation is too severe, it may be deported immediately and banned from entry into Vietnam.

Instruction to extend Vietnam visa

– You are relatives, friends, spouses of foreigners living and working in Vietnam. Having difficulty in extending Vietnam or Vietnam visa expires.

Please quickly contact Vinavisa so that we can assist you immediately. Do not hesitate, do not let the matter more serious.

For further information, please contact 0899 31 3366 for Vinavisa to have the opportunity to support and serve customers!

Dossiers required to extend Vietnam visa:


  • Original passport.
  • Current Vietnam visa
  • If you are having visa DN, provide:

+ Business Registration Certificate of guarantee company.

  • If you are having visa relatives (TT), provide:

+ Documents proving the notarized relationship

+ Family registration book of Vietnamese

+ Identity card of Vietnamese.

After receiving fill information, Vinavisa will prepare a dossier and guide you to sign and seal the visa extension process.

The processing time: 7 – 10 working days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays)

Fee: contact Vinavisa directly to for detail on fees for your case.

– VinaVisa is an expert in handling cases of entry into Vietnam: Vietnam visa, Vietnam visa extension, Work permit, temporary residence cardWork permit extension, temporary residence extension, blacklist removal …

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Extend Temporary Residence For Foreigner Entering Vietnam With 5-Year Visa Exemption

Do you currently have a 5-year visa exemption? On entry, you are given a temporary residence stamp for 3-6 months (you are allowed to stay in Vietnam for 3-6 months), and when the expiry of the temporary residence period you do not want to leave because of work or family. Or you do not want to spend too much on the exit and re-enter Vietnam to be granted more temporary residence? We can assist you without spending too much money, time on exit, and re-entry to be granted a new temporary stay in Vietnam. We call this temporary residence extension for 5-year visa exemption for foreigners.

1. What is a 5-year visa exemption?

5-year visa exemption (also known as a 5-year visa) is a document of the value of Vietnam entry and exit granted to Vietnamese residing overseas (overseas Vietnamese) and foreigners who are wifes, husbands, children of Vietnamese, or overseas Vietnamese.

– A person who enters Vietnam with 5-year visa exemption may temporarily reside in Vietnam for no more than 6 months for each entry (if the visa exemption period is less than 6 months, they can stay until the expiry date) and if foreigners have need to stay for more than 6 months and is sponsored, have a good reason, it is possible to extend temporary residence and not exceed 6 months.

Visa exemption documents are valid for 5 years and shorter than the validity of passports or international travel documents of 6 months.

5 year visa exemption
  5-year visa exemption

2. Those who are granted a 5-year visa exemption

  • Vietnamese residing abroad
  • Foreigners being spouses, children of Vietnamese citizens, or Vietnamese residing overseas.

3. Dossier of extension of temporary residence for persons with 5-year visa exemption with relatives sponsor.

If after the expiry of the 180 days period of temporary residence permission is granted, foreigners can apply for visa extension with relatives’sponsor:

Documents for relatives sponsor to extend temporary residence, include:

  • Original passport and 5-year visa exemption
  • Vietnamese birth certificate, household registration or other documents (for overseas Vietnamese)
  • Documents proving the relationship with the sponsor (birth certificate, marriage certificate,…)
  • Household registration, identity card of the sponsor.

Please contact us for more details about your case and for quick application instructions.

4. Dossier of extension of temporary residence for persons with 5-year visa exemption without relatives sponsor

if there is no relatives sponsor, you only need to provide us:

  • Passport
  • 5-year visa exemption document.

5. The processing time:

– Immigration Department process visa extension within 7 to 10 working days (excluding Saturday and Sunday)

** Note: Foreign documents must be translated and consular legalized at the local Vietnam Embassy.

VIETNAM VISA EXTENSION – Visa Service in Danang City

Are you coming to Vietnam to travel, work, visit relatives?



– Extending the Vietnam visa must be applied some days before your visa expired date. That is, it takes 7 working days to finish submitting your passport and requirement at the Vietnam Immigration Department Office.

– Foreigners must pay for penalty amount applied for an overstay Vietnam visa if the visa holders do not exit Vietnam or extend the visa by its validity. It’s important to know when your visa expires so you can take action to remain lawful.

Currently, Da Nang Immigration Department has stopped processing extension visas for foreigners. All applications must be submitted in Ha Noi City or Ho Chi Minh City.

In Da Nang City – Vina Visa has been established for many years and has a very good reputation in this field. We are confident that we can satisfy your requirements, resolve all problems quickly; Our service prices are the most competitive in the market.

− We can help you do a Vietnam visa extension – you don’t need to leave VietNam

For your exact quotation:

We need to check your visa status first.

  • You send to us the scan of your passport, pages with personal information, and your current visa.
  •  Duration of extension you want to ask for (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months. Single OR Multiple entries).

  • The latest date of your entry.

Please sent by E-mail  or Zalo,Whatsapp – Whatsapp (by hotline: 0899 31 3366)

If you cannot send us the scan, please provide us with the following information:

  • Your nationality
  • Your type of visa: 01 months single/multiple, 03 months single/multiple (And the category: DN, DL, VR, TT)
  • The latest date of your entry
  •  The port of entry: Hanoi airport, Ho Chi Minh airport, Da Nang airport, or land border
  •  Duration of extension you want to (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months. Single OR Multiple entries).


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Extension Of VIET NAM VISA In All Cases – Vina Visa Service

 Vietnam Visa extension: means that you will have new staying duration permission in Vietnam. Please remember that you are allowed to stay more in Vietnam without reentering. In order to apply Vietnam visa extension, your current visa has to meet some requirements of Vietnam Immigration Department. Your current visa type has to be correspondent to your staying extending requirement.

Extension of VIET NAM VISA in all cases: 

11 Month - Tourism15 daysPlease contact us!
21 Month - Tourism30 daysPlease contact us!Price varies depending on port of entry. Please call 0899313366.
31 Month - Tourism60 daysPlease contact us!Price varies depending on port of entry. Please call 0899313366.
43 Month - Tourism30 daysPlease contact us!
53 Month - Tourism90 daysPlease contact us!
63 Month - Tourism3 Months - MultiplePlease contact us!
71 Month - Business15 daysPlease contact us!
81 Month - Business1 month Please contact us!
91 Month - Business90 days (3 months)Please contact us!
101 Month - Business180 days (6 months)Please contact us!
113 Month - BusinessPlease contact us!
12Visa Exemption 3 MonthsPlease contact us!
13Visa Exemption 6 MonthsPlease contact us!

Please provide the following documents:


− Tourist: 

  • Original of Passport
  • Original of Vietnam visa of you

− Business:

  • Original of Passport
  • Original of Vietnam visa of you
  • Business registration certificate ( of by current company you working for)

Processing time: 4-7 working days

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