Vietnam opened E-visa application again for foreign tourists from March 2022, but it’s valid maximum 30 days for each entry. Can Vietnam e-visa be extended for Hong Kong? How to extend duration of stay if Hong Kong used E-visa to enter Vietnam? You will find the answer in this article.
Vietnam E-visa is a single entry visa which is valid only 30 days. After entry, if Hong Kong people need to stay more, they have to extend the visa.
Vietnam e-visa can be extended 15 days, 1 month or more depending on the demand of Hong Kong applicants. Before Covid-19 pandemic, procedure to extend Vietnam E-visa for Hong Kong is very simple. Hong Kong passport holders only need to submit the original passport and fill out visa extension request form. Vietnam e-visa extension can be extended within 3 working days and the new valid date will be counted from the expiry date.
However, after pandemic, the rule changes a lot and sometimes Hong Kong citizens cannot get extended if holding a Vietnam e-visa. After re-issuance, Vietnam government still need a period of time to evaluate the new visa policy as well as the pandemic control situation. That is the reason why the visa extension policy can be changed without notice. It’s recommended for Hong Kong to recheck all requirements of Vietnam e-visa extension with us through email firstname.lastname@example.org . We will update the latest information under current law and recommend the best solution at that time.
There are two ways to process Vietnam e-visa extension for Hong Kong in 2022: Apply Vietnam visa extension without leaving Vietnam or apply a new e-visa and do a border run.
1/ Submit Vietnam e-visa extension for Hong Kong
At the time we write this article, Vietnam still closes the visa extension for e-visa holders. Hong Kong entering Vietnam by an e-visa cannot extend the duration of stay. However, it’s expected that all visa policies will be resumed the same as before Covid-19 pandemic period soon. Therefore, Vietnam e-visa extension for Hong Kong can be resumed in in the near future. It’s recommended to check with us whether Hong Kong passport can submit e-visa extension through email email@example.com .
If Vietnam e-visa extension is available for Hong Kong at the time you check, we will clearly guide you the way to process visa extension in Vietnam.
2/ Apply a visa renewal and do a border run for Hong Kong
If visa extension is not available for Hong Kong at the time you check, you also can apply a new visa and do the border run to re-enter Vietnam.
Hong Kong can apply a new e-visa even they are in Vietnam and the old visa is still valid. After new visa is approved. Hong Kong passport holders can do the border run to cancel the old visa and use the new visa to enter Vietnam again.
Border run can be crossing the borders between Vietnam and Cambodia, or Laos, or China. Hong Kong also can fly to another country to do the border run. For our experience, crossing the nearby border will save a lot of time and money, and it can be the best option for Hong Kong. For example, Hong Kong living in Ho Chi Minh city can take a bus to Tay Ninh province, then do the border run through “Moc Bai border” and then come back to Vietnam at the same day.
We just shared the information related to Vietnam e-visa extension and renewal for Hong Kong passport. We also studied the ways to extend Vietnam e-visa when you are in Vietnam and leaving Vietnam for renewing the visa. If you meet any difficulties when trying to extend your stay in Vietnam, just feel free to contact us through email firstname.lastname@example.org .