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Address Of Vietnam Immigration Office In Lai Chau And Ways To Do Visa Extensions & Visa Renewals

Are you looking for the address of Vietnam Immigration Office in Lai Chau? You want to do visa extension to prolong your stay in Vietnam but do not know where to do it? You can find all information related to address, phone number, website, working time, etc. of Vietnam Immigration Department in Lai Chau in this article. You also find the useful information of procedure, documents, processing time to do visa extension and renewal below:

1/ Where is Vietnam Immigration Office located in Lai Chau?

Lai Chau Immigration Office

Address : Dong Phong Ward, Lai Chau City, Lai Chau Province

Phone : 02133877047, Fax: 02133793345

Website :

Map :

Working time :

– Morning: 08h00 – 11h30 (Monday to Friday)

– Afternoon: 13h30 – 16h00 (Monday to Friday)

– And Saturday Morning: 08h00 – 11h30

*** Please note that the Immigration Office closes on Saturday afternoon, Sunday & Public holidays.

2/ Ways to do visa extensions and visa renewals in Lai Chau

There are two ways to do visa extension and renewal in Lai Chau now. The applicants can come directly to the immigration office in Lai Chau to submit passport and related documents or through a visa agency.

a/ Submit visa extension/renewal by yourself at immigration office in Lai Chau

All provinces in Vietnam have the representative of Vietnam Immigration Department. The immigration office has full responsibilities to renew, extend the visa which is nearly to expire. So, the applicants can come directly to the immigration office in Lai Chau to extend/ renew their stay.


In order to do the visa extension/ renewal, you are required to submit these below documents:

  • Original passport
  • Form NA5 (a sponsor is required)
  • Health declaration (due to Covid 19, you must declare through
  • Temporary residence declaration
  • Further documents (depending on your type of visa and how long you want to stay more)

Processing time:

The Immigration office will receive your documents and visa extension fees, then it will get approved in 5-7 working days of process.

Important note:

The three main offices of Immigration department are located in Ha Noi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh city. All visa extension and renewal cases can be processed in these three cities. The Vietnam Immigration office in Lai Chau is the small one and only can process some particular cases. In case your visa case cannot do in Lai Chau, you must come to one of three cities above to submit the documents.

Some immigration offices don’t receive visa extension/ renewal application directly from the applicants. They require the sponsor when submitting visa extension and in some cases they only accept the documents submitted by visa agents.

b/ Submit visa extension/renewal through a travel agency/ visa agent

Another choice you can consider is, asking a travel agency/ visa agent for help. They are professional in visa extension and renewal and they can help you save a lot of time to do it.


The only document you need to give to the visa agent is your original passport. In case you use the separate visa paper to enter Vietnam, you also need to provide this visa paper. The visa agent will help you to prepare all other related documents to process the visa extension/ renewal.

Processing time:

Normally, the visa agent will help you to process visa extension in 5 working days. In urgent cases, you can ask for express service to expedite the visa process, and get visa approved in 1-2 working days.

c/ Submit visa extension/renewal by yourself or through a visa agent?

Although you can do visa extension/renewal by yourself, but it’s recommended to process through a visa agent, cause:

  • The visa extension/renewal always requires the sponsor. Therefore, some Immigration Offices only accepts the visa case through travel agency/ visa agent. It’s complicated to do in person.
  • The visa agent will simplify all documents and procedures to get visa extended. Instead of preparing a lot of documents which you don’t know how to prepare, all you need to give to the visa agent to get extension is your original passport. No more documents are required.
  • Processing time will be faster if you do visa extension/renewal through travel agency/ visa agent. You can get result in 2-5 working days, even within 1 working day if you use visa agent service, while it’s 5-7 working days if you submit by yourself.
  • The visa agent will eliminate all difficulties in visa extension procedure: You won’t get trouble in procedure complication or document preparation or language barrier if you do visa extension/ renewal through visa agent. They are professional in this job and they know the best way to do it for you.

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