Once traveling to Vietnam, you will soon realize that 15 days is not enough to discover all hidden charm in this beautiful country. And not surprised that later I was one of them. I will share my own interesting visa extension experience in early 2019, I think it will help you somehow if you encounter the same situation.
At first, I planned a 1-week trip from Germany to Vietnam, nearly 13 hours by Vietnam Airlines. I stayed HCM for only 3 days but this city left me with a good impression of the appeal of Vietnamese food as well as many hidden places that you should come like Ben Thanh Market, Chinatown, Nguyen Hue Boulevard, Notre Dame Basilica. After that, I continue to combine Da Nang, Hoi An in my trip next 4 days. I spent 2 days visiting the UNESCO-listed My Son Sanctuary, a road trip over Hai Van Pass coastal road, a fantasy theme park of Ba Na Hills, My Khe Beach and Son Tra Peninsula before going to Hoi An. Not lively as Da Nang, Hoi An gave a tranquil and ancient vibe with its charming old town all lightened up at night, the boutique shops and the cobbled streets. All these beauties had inspired me to explore the remaining charm of Vietnam by visiting Hanoi and other attractive destinations in the North. I planned this trip would take me 11 days (3days for Hanoi and 8days for Ha Giang, Dong Van, Ba Be,..).
Everything was absolutely great until I realized a problem, as a German, I’m just allowed to stay in Vietnam within 15 days without visa. I had been on this trip for 7 days already, therefore, I must extend my visa if I want to have a longer trip in this amazing country! What’s a pity!
As usual, I seek information about “Vietnam visa extension” through Google. I quickly felt bewildered over not knowing which one was reliable, as there is a ton of news on it, urgh. So that I did the most certain way, go to Vietnam Immigration Office in Hanoi!
When I came there, the staff introduced me to a visa service provider – Vietnamvisa company and phone number +84-9-8852-2908, who work directly with the Consular Department, to do all the procedure. I was kinda hesitant, you know, I didn’t believe it at first, it was obvious right? Cause at that time I hadn’t had information about this, but anyway I still wanted to give it a try.
I contacted the company through their phone, I was quite surprised that I was told to bring only my passport to Vietnamvisa.org.vn, that located at Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
The staff told me that if I had been in urgent cases, I even would have got in a day! So amazing. But I had 7 days more so I chose normal service, is 1 month (single), which I could take my passport back after 3 business days. I didn’t have to do anything at all except for bringing my passport and giving them my hotel address, their conscientious staff helped me complete all the remaining procedure at an affordable price. Eventually, I completely did the visa extension process with Vietnamvisa.org.vn’s professional service. After that they even kindly recommended me some interesting tours to attractive destinations in the north, exactly in line with my wishes, you can consult this one: https://www.evivatour.com/ead05-vietnam-motorbike-adventure-tour-8-days-7-nights/, only 8 days fully chances to taste Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Ba Be lake, Hoang Su Phi rice terraces and Dong Van High Plateau by motorbike – an experience I’ve never had before!
Anyway, I just want to thank Vietnamvisa.org.vn team again for your excellent service and kindness. I had a great experience with visa extension in Vietnam.