Staying in Vietnam for more than 15 days will requires Korean passport holders to apply for Vietnam visa. However, getting Vietnam Visa is not the final steps, you need to notice the expired date to get extension in case you want to stay longer. So what is Vietnam visa extension for Korean citizens?
Perhaps we do not need to say too much about the easiness to travel between Vietnam and Korea, because there are millions of people of the 2 countries have gone to others year by year. Having a visa is not come to the final step after having a Vietnam Visa because you will get unexpected trouble if you miss the expired date to get your Vietnam visa extended on time.
No Vietnam visa requirements for Korean citizens if their staying is less than 15 days. But Vietnam visa is required for the Korean whose staying in Vietnam is longer than 15 days or whoever living in Korean has other nationalities.
According to published provisions of the Government of Vietnam that we wrote in Vietnam Visa Exemption, Korean citizens are allowed to stay in Vietnam for a limited period. To continue staying longer in Vietnam, nationals in this country need Vietnam visa extension for Korean passport holders, otherwise they will be punished due to overdue visa, can be deported from Vietnam and listed on the entry blacklist.
Embassy of Vietnam in Seoul, Korean
Address: 28-58, Samchong-Dong, Chongno-Ku,110-230, SEOUL, KOREA
Phone: +82 2-738-2318
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
For more information about Vietnam visa, you can access the website Embassy of Vietnam in Seoul, it is provided for Embassy news and service purpose.
Vietnam visa extension for Korean citizens
The cost of visa renewal is higher than that of visa extension, we will offer you to get visa renewal if you want to stay in Vietnam for 3 months and wish to change types of visa from single to multiple. How to renew it? Just need to read How to apply for Vietnam visa from South Korea?
Traditionally, people can get visa extension at Vietnam embassy in South Korea, but because the procedures for Vietnam visa extension for Korean citizens are different, depend on type of visa (include trade visa, tourism visa and work visa) you want to extend thus to get it simply you can let any visa agent which helped you get Vietnam visa extend your visa.
Getting your visa extended at Vietnam Embassy is not difficult, but your waiting time to get visa extension is quite long. It is considered to wait for 5 to 7 working days to get 1 month visa extended and 8 to 10 working days to get 3 month visa extended and during waiting time, your original passport will be kept at Vietnam Immigration Department for processing. Remember this information to make a complete and make sure that you will not use your passport to go to anywhere by air.
What should be aware of when getting Vietnam visa extension for South Korean citizens?
– Your purpose of the latest entry visa will decide the procedures of Visa extension
– Vietnam border gate in which you enter will determine extension cost
– The latest date of entry will impact substantial on extension fee
– You should provide the visa agent with number of extensions and places of extension.
Vietnam visa extension for Korean citizens about work permit
Vietnam as many other countries will grant visa depending on purpose for which you enter Vietnam, so Korean citizens who want to stay in Vietnam for business and live for long time must have work permit in Vietnam, they can not apply tourism visa in this case. Korean employees can make 2 or 3 year residence card which can be extended after obtaining work permits or make 5 Year Visa Exemption if they are spouses.
Work Permit Extension for Korean passport holders
Because work permit has a limited period as well, so you must submit documents to renew work permit to local Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Service where were initially issued the permit before at least 10 days but not more than 30 days before the existing permit expires.
Needed documents to extend Work permit
– Your valid passport and visa
– Valid original work permit
– Visa extension period is 5 working days
– Guarantee company dossier in Vietnam
– NA5 form sealed by the Company in Vietnam
– One 4×6 photo with white background, taken within 6 months and without wearing glasses.
– Residence certificate by local public security
– Visa extension period will depend on the remaining term of work permit.
How much to pay for Vietnam visa extension for Korean citizens?
The cost you have to pay for Vietnam visa extension for Korean citizens is not the same because of the different situation such as nationality and your border port. Visa agent will tell you specific price for your particular case if you send them your photo of passport and visa via email. For a refer price, it is usually from USD 130 to USD 530 depending on the period as 3 months, 6 months, 1 year.
1) You should get your visa extended at the minimum of 5 days before deadlines of your stay in Vietnam
2) You will have to pay additional fee for emergency service