Vietnam Immigration News

NOTICE FOR “AUTOMATIC STAY EXTENSION”

1. Foreigners who entered Vietnam on visa waivers, e-visas or tourist visas from March 1st, 2020 are entitled to automatic stay extension until October 31st, 2020 and can depart from Vietnam without having to apply for stay extension. For those who entered Vietnam before March 1st, 2020, the same automatic stay extension can be considered, subject to provision of proof that the person was stranded in Vietnam due to Covid-19, accompanied by a diplomatic Note (with Vietnamese translation) from relevant diplomatic mission, or a written document from relevant Vietnamese authorities confirming that the person was required to undergo mandatory quarantine or treatment for Covid-19, or advice of other force majeure. The person is required to present the diplomatic Note or written document on departure from Vietnam.

2. During “automatic stay extension” period, foreigners are required to complete temporary residence and health status declaration.

3. Those who are not subject to Paragraph 1 or violate Vietnamese laws will be treated according to applicable laws of Vietnam.

4. For further information (if any) or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Vietnam Immigration Department, Tel: 0243.9387320 (in the North) and 0283.9200365 (in the South).