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The Immigration Department Of Vietnam

The Immigration Department Of Vietnam

The Immigration department of Vietnam is a belonging unit of Ministry of Public Security. Its main functions are to supervise, approve, and manage the immigration activities of Vietnamese as well as people entering Vietnam as foreigners.

In issuing Vietnam visa for citizens of other countries, Vietnam Immigration Department issue visa approval letter, visa approval code, exit visa, Vietnam temporary or permanent residence card, visa extension, and visa renewal.

For visa approval letter and visa approval code, foreigners can apply online via a visa agent. Visa approval letter and visa approval code are in electronic documents which are generated with unique codes administrated in the general database of the Immigration Department. Visa approval letter issued by the Immigration Department of Vietnam is the decisive condition for foreigners getting Vietnam visa on arrival at Vietnam airport. The visa code helps to speed up the procedures of getting visa at Embassy of Vietnam. In many cases, especially for citizens of Middle East and African countries, they can get visa for Vietnam only when they have got the visa approval code issued for themselves.

Before issuing the visa approval code and visa approval letter, the Immigration Department of Vietnam requires the request and guarantee from a travel or visa agent in Vietnam who send the visa application on foreigners’ behalf. Thus, no direct visa application by foreigners is accepted by Vietnam Immigration Department.

The Immigration Department also issue visa extension or visa renewal for foreigners residing in Vietnam and wish to lengthen their residing duration in Vietnam without exiting the country. However, in this case, the company which the foreigner works for must request the visa extension on their behalf. In case you want to extend your Vietnam visa without having any business partner or for tourist purpose, you can contact a travel agent or extension service of a visa agent.

There is currently a representative office of Vietnam Immigration Department of Vietnam in almost all provinces of the country. However, the complicated cases are advised to go to the central offices in three main regions of the country: Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh city. Following is the detailed contact of these central offices:


44- 46 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi, Vietnam.

Working hours:

Morning: 8 am - 11 am

Afternoon: 1:30 pm – 4 pm

Monday to Friday and Saturday morning 

Phone numbers for querying:

+ (04).8264026: about entry and exit Vietnam, residing of foreigners in Vietnam, repatriating of Vietnam citizens living abroad.

+ (04).8260922: about entry and exit of Vietnam citizens

+ (04).9345609: administration procedures

+ (04).8257941: about entry and exit at Vietnam borders and other related issues.


Address:        No 7 Tran Quy Cap, Da Nang city

Phone No:      (+84-7511) 3 823 383


Address:        No 161 Nguyen Du, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Phone No:       (+84-8) .38.299.398

Fax:                 (+84-8).8.244.075


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