By April 15 this year it will take only five days, instead of the former seven for overseas Vietnamese to receive a visa waiver. This was stated in Decision No 10/2012/QD-TTg, replacing the former directive on the issue.
Under the new decision, any overseas Vietnamese returning to the country with the Entry Visa Waiver document are allowed to stay up to 90 days per visit. For longer stays, an organization or individual must sponsor visitors and they must have a legitimate reason. Extensions will be capped at a further 90 days.
Extension requests must be submitted five days before the first entry period has expired.
To apply for an extension, the applicant must have a valid passport and a form requesting the change in visa and the extension of their stay with certification from the local police.
Rush visa is used when you have only one day left to enter Vietnam. There are two kind of urgent processing:
Urgent Service: 8 hour processing - You have plus $ 10 for this service and receive visa approval letter 8 hour after your payment.
Super Urgent Service: 4 hour processing - You have plus $ 30 for this service and receive visa approval letter 4 hour after your payment
In the Super Urgent, you must contact with Supporting hotline (+84) 904 712 081 or email: [email protected]
Vietnam Immigration Department do not work in Saturday and Sunday.
Morning request: If you submit your application and pay the fee by 8.00 AM Vietnam time, we will send you the letter by 12.00 PM (4 hour processing) or 16.00 PM (8 hour processing)
Noon request: If you submit your application and pay the fee by 2.00 PM, Vietnam time, we will send you the letter by 6.00 PM on the same day (04 hour processing) or 12.00 PM next day (8 hour processing).
The urgent processing timeframe above will NOT work for weekend and weekday evenings. If you apply for an urgent visa approval letter during night-time or weekend, the order can only be processed on the following business days or following Monday.