Flag of Vietnam

Vietnam forum

4th visa extension

  • mabrock71

    Joined Travelfish
    23rd April, 2008
    Posts: 2

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    We want to renew our visas for a 4th month (I know we should have got the 6 month visa, but at the time china was our plan and that is virtually impossible now).
    A guy in Hoi An quoted us $100, this seems excessive to me - any thoughts or recommendations on a good agent in Hoi An or Danang would be appreciated.

    #1 Posted: 10/7/2008 - 12:26

  • Advertisement

  • somtam2000

    admin
    Click here to learn more about somtam2000
    Joined Travelfish
    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 7039
    Total reviews: 24
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    I'd say immigration office in Da Nang would be your best bet.

    #2 Posted: 12/7/2008 - 06:42

  • CatBa2

    Joined Travelfish
    6th November, 2007
    Posts: 53

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Seems high - most likely because you are in Hoi An. The nearest Immigration Office is in DA NANG **BUT** you cannot apply in person as they don't know how to ask you for 'tea money' (bribe) which is usually USD$20.

    You have to apply through a Travel Agency - if you actually went to the Immigartion Office in Da Nang they would give you the addresses of *their* favoured Travel Agents.

    Do NOT use a hotel - every set of hands our application passes through costs extra money!

    Tourist visas, regardless of length, can only be extended TWICE. You might have to do a border run to Laos. The Laotian Consul is in Da Nang. You will have to get your new visa in Laos.

    #3 Posted: 13/7/2008 - 13:13

  • LolaNguyen

    TF writer
    Joined Travelfish
    28th August, 2012
    Posts: 93

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    There is an official office in Hoi An for visa renewals. Its locaated near the Japanese Bridge and is where all the agencies take your visas to extend them. The price of an extension is $20. Hoi An is a nightmare for extensions, remember the country is basically cut in three so for more complicated extensions - like the fourth its more complicated to get an extension especially if your original point of entry was Da Nang.
    Travel agents here will charge anything from $120 for a three month visa (it actually costs $10++) and after 3 renewals you usually have to leave Vietnam which as far as I understand you don't need to do in Saigon or Ha Noi.
    The best agent to go to for advice on whether it is possible to renew your visa at this stage is Mr Hung on Tran Hung Dao St - he has an office at the side of Kimmy's. He's a good egg and will let you know your options. Good luck and perhaps if you manage to get this done here you could post an update for other travellers as sadly the rules here change so frequently there is a real lack of online information.

    #4 Posted: 14/11/2012 - 00:33

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Possibly related discussions Replies  Views  Latest reply
Can i get a visa extension on a 30day tourist visa without leaving the country? ... By swenglishdan on 31 Dec 2006 5 5178 4 Nov 2012