The Immigration Department announced on May 18 that all stay permits for these people will be automatically extended and do not need to be renewed. Take a look at below for more details and requirement.
1. Foreigners who entered Vietnam on visa waiver, e-visa or tourist visa from March 1st, 2020 are entitled to automatic visa extension until June 30th, 2020 and can depart from Vietnam without having to extend their stay permit. For those who entered Vietnam before March 1st, 2020, the same automatic visa 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 the relevant diplomatic mission, or a written document from the 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 concerned person is required to present the said diplomatic Note or written document on departure from Vietnam.
2. During the automatic visa extension period, foreigners are required to complete temporary residence to local police and health status declaration.
3. Those who are not subject to the paragraph 1 of this guidance or those who have breached the laws will be treated according to applicable laws of Vietnam.
Furthermore, foreigners who want to stay in Vietnam after June 30 need to apply and extend the visa.
You can contact the Immigration Department at 024 39387320 for any inquiries relating to the issue.
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