Vietnamese Visas 2021 : Foreigners who entered Vietnam before March 1, 2020 with a visa exemption certificate, e-visa, or tourist visa will need to resolve visa extensions directly with Vietnamese Immigration and may be subject to overstay penalties.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Government of Vietnam has issued a number of visa and entry restrictions, which are subject to change at any time.You should be aware of the following measures taken by the Government of Vietnam:
The Government of Vietnam has suspended the issuance of visas for foreigners entering Vietnam effective March 18 until further notice.
As of March 22, the Government of Vietnam has suspended the entry of all foreigners into Vietnam, including people with a Vietnamese visa exemption certificate. This policy has very limited exemptions for diplomatic, official duty, and special cases, including experts, business managers, foreign investors, and high-tech workers of businesses involved in important projects as determined by the Government of Vietnam. Family reunification is not one of the exemptions. For further information, please see the Vietnamese government’s website here.
Detailed instructions for foreigners in exempted categories applying for entry into Vietnam are available on the Vietnamese government’s website here (in Vietnamese only). If you have any questions about this process, please contact your employer or sponsoring organization directly.
The Government of Vietnam currently provides an automatic extension of temporary stay through December 31, 2020 for foreigners who entered Vietnam with a visa exemption certificate, e-visa, or tourist visa on or after March 1, and intend to depart Vietnam by December 31, 2020. Individuals in this qualifying group may exit Vietnam during this period without having to apply for an extension of stay. For further details, please see the Vietnamese Immigration Department’s website here.
Frequent questions and answers, please see the Vietnamese Immigration Department’s website here.