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Vietnam visa for long stay and family

Vietnam visa for long stay and family


We are a family planning to travel to Vietnam at the end of this year. We wish to stay in the country for a long time as my husband has quite long business trip there. How can we get Vietnam visa for long stay and family?


According to Vietnam immigration policy, foreigners wishing to enter Vietnam for any purpose are required to apply for Vietnam visa before departure.

Basing on the purpose of entry, Vietnam visa can be categorized into 2 usual kinds: tourist visa, and business visa. Normally, Vietnam tourist visa is valid in 1 month, and the valid duration of Vietnam business visa is 3 months.

Hence, the longest Vietnam visa applicable for foreigners is 3 month visa. In case, travelers wishing to stay in Vietnam for a long time, you are suggested to apply for 3 month visa first. After entering the country by 3 month visa, you can contact with a Vietnam visa agent as VISAFORVIETNAM to arrange Vietnam visa extension to stay in Vietnam longer than your current visa’s permitted duration. The longest period you can extend your visa is 3 month (either single or multiple entries). The number of Vietnam visa extension times you can do continuously is about 3 or 4 depending on the type of visa you extend and your residential and legal record in Vietnam.

The required document to get Vietnam visa extension is your original passport. At present, Vietnam visa can be extended for 1 month or three months. The processing time, and cost for these kinds of visa is not same. Normally, it takes USD 45 upward for 1 month visa extended in 5 to 7 working days and it takes USD 120 upward for 3 month visa extended in from 7 to 10 working days.

Because of expensive and complicated procedure of Vietnam visa extension, for foreigners planning to exit Vietnam by any chance before your Vietnam visa’s expiration date, applying for new Vietnam visa when you return to the country is really recommended instead of extending your current visa. Especially, in case you get Vietnam visa for family, Vietnam visa on arrival is extremely recommended. To apply for new Vietnam visa, applicants just need to submit visa application at: and then make payment for visa applied fee. For application for 3 passengers upward, the applied fee will be discounted. Further detail about visa applied fee as well as information about discounted fee can be found at visa fee page.

After 2 working days since completing visa requirement, applicants will receive Vietnam visa approval letter issued by the Immigration Department that allows you to get Vietnam visa on arrival straight away at Vietnam airport. Normally, it takes 15 minutes averagely for this step. In case you want to shorten time for picking up visa, we offer Stamping Support Service cost USD 25/ person plus. Basing on details about the flight you provide, we will pick up and assist you to get Vietnam visa stamped upon your arrival.

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