Visitors who want to prolong the stay in Vietnam can come to Vietnam immigration office to submit visa extension or visa renewal. Both visa extension and visa renewal are available at any immigration office in Vietnam and the foreigners or travel agencies can come directly there to process. However, not many people know the address of immigration office in their current living city/province. In this series, we will provide all addresses of Vietnam immigration office in 63 provinces of Vietnam, as well as working hours, phone number and the requirements when submitting visa extension/visa renewal in Vietnam immigration offices.
Please find useful information about procedure to submit visa extension/renewal at Vietnam immigration office in Sapa below:
Lao Cai Immigration Office
Address : 02 Hoang Sao Street, Duyen Hai Ward, Lao Cai City, Lao Cai Province.
Phone : 0944633669 – 0983668800 | Fax: 020 3832 760
Website : https://laocai.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/
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.
The immigration office in Sapa works for Vietnam visa extensions, visa renewals, temporary resident card, extension certificate, etc. as the current Vietnam immigration law. The applicants must prepare all required documents before coming for submission. Only applications with full-required documents are considered and granted permission. During processing time, the applicants cannot withdraw passport due to any reason.
Applicants must submit visa extension/renewal and resident request before the current visa expires. Vietnam immigration office in Sapa only works from Monday to Friday, not included public holidays, so if the visa expiry date is on weekend or holidays, applicants must plan to submit it in advance. In case of submission later than the expiry date, a penalty will be applied and overstayed history will be recorded.
The applicants’ passport must be valid more than 6 months and have at least two blank pages for visa extension stamp or visa renewal sticker. If passport is about to expire, applicants must renew the passport first.
These below documents are required when submitting a visa extension/renewal at immigration office in Sapa:
Foreigners who come to Vietnam for the purpose of travelling, relative visitor containing a valid visa and passport marked the visa type of DL, VR or visa exemption stamp should prepare the followings:
Foreigners who come to Vietnam with the entry purposes of working, doing business, investment, the visa type will be granted on the passport as LV, LĐ1, LĐ2, DN1, DN2, ĐT1, ĐT2, ĐT3, ĐT4. Extending this type of visa must have a sponsor company in Vietnam to sign and seal all the forms of visa extension. The applicants must prepare the following documents:
After submitting full required documents, the visa extension/renewal request is in order and the applicants must wait for 5 – 10 working days to get the result. In case of getting approved, the passport will be stamped a new stamp with a new duration of stay. For those who don’t want to waste too much time for visa extension procedure or have urgent cases to use passport, you can ask a travel agency to shorten the processing time.
The fees of Vietnam visa extension and visa renewal are varied depending on the applicants’ visa category, visa type, expiry date, entry port and the extension length. Different cases lead to different prices, and the price also change a lot in the pandemic time. Please take a picture of your current visa and immigration entry stamp then send to the email firstname.lastname@example.org to get latest updated price for specific case.
In conclusion, foreigners can come directly to Vietnam immigration office in Sapa to process a visa extension or renew the visa. Price and required documents will depend on applicants’ current holding visa, entry port and how long applicants want to extend. Processing time will take about 5 – 10 working days, so applicants should prepare the documents well and don’t forget to submit the request before the expiry date. In case of being not familiar with complicated administrative procedure, the applicants can ask the local travel agencies in Vietnam to help you for submission. The required document is only original passport and processing time will be faster. For more details about Vietnam visa extension/renewal, just feel free to ask us through email@example.com