How to get Vietnam Visa Extension for my special reason
This blog post is a story about how I could have Vietnam visa extension. I think it would help someone out there who is staying in this beautiful country wishes to have a longer stay.
I want to summarize a bit about myself. I’m Armal Le and am Vietnamese. Now I’m based in Germany with my father. My mother and big sis have lived in Vietnam, my sister was married and had her first child in April 2017.
By mid-March 2018, my mother called to announce that my sis finally gave birth, which means I had my first ever nephew! How would it get any better? I called my dad immediately to discuss it, and my father decided to take a few days off from school for me. We would go back to Vietnam right now because this could be considered one of the big days for my family.
Since we wanted to come back to our homeland as quickly as possible, we split work in half to do it quickly: My father was responsible for the purchase of air tickets and luggage preparation, and I was responsible for the visa. When I searched online, I happily found out that as a German, we are allowed to stay in Vietnam within 15 days without a visa. Therefore, we departed smoothly to visit my dear sis after preparing everything without worrying about the visa.
The days that followed were memorable days for all of us. It really made me so happy, and also felt that 15 days was not enough. I wanted to be near with my nephew more ( being an uncle for the first time ). I asked my dad if I could leave later, my dad agreed but he said I might have to extend visa if I don’t want to pay the fine. It’s ok then.
As usual, I seek information about extension visa service through Google. I quickly felt bewildered over not knowing which one was reliable, as there is a ton of news on it, urgh. So that I did the most certain way: Go to Vietnam Immigration Office in Hanoi! Here is the address: 44 Trần Phú, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam
When I came there, the staff introduced me to a visa service provider – Eviva company, who work directly with the Consular Department, to do all the procedure. I was kinda hesitant, you know, I didn’t believe it at first, it was obvious right? Cause at that time I hadn’t had information about this, but anyway I still wanted to give it a try.
I contacted the company through their website: https://www.vietnamvisa.org.vn/extra-service/vietnam-visa-extension/, I was quite surprised that I was told to bring only my passport to Eviva, that located at 83A Tran Quoc Toan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. The staff told me that if I had been in urgent cases, I even would have got in a day! So amazing. But I had 6 days left so I chose normal service, is 1 month (single), which I could take my passport back after 3 business days. I didn’t have to do anything at all except for bringing my passport and giving them my hotel address, their conscientious staff helped me complete all the remaining procedure at an affordable price. Eventually, I completely did the visa extension process with Eviva’s professional service. They even kindly recommend some interesting tour that I can experience while staying here, very enthusiastic people haha.
I just want to thank Eviva team again for your excellent service and kindness. Thanks to that, I had a perfect time with my nephew without any difficulty.
But as far as I know, since the COVID situation is very complicated in Vietnam at the moment, there will be changes regarding the visa. If you are in Vietnam and want to continue to extend your visa, you should visit Vietnam Consular Department, which locates at 40 Tran Phu, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội or the trustworthy travel company for advice.
by Armal Le