VIETNAM VISA RUN FOR US CITIZENS

Just before your Vietnam visa runs out, you can do a  Vietnam visa run  that you will go out and into Vietnam gain to activate a new visa stamp. Remember that as long as you do visa run before midnight on the day your visa expires, you will be granted another new duration to stay longer in Vietnam.

 

Country border visa run 

Required paperwork

  1. Your valid US passport (valid for at least 6 months onwards)
  2. Your authentic Vietnam visa letter sealed with a red stamp
  3. An outbound and inbound ticket from Vietnam (bus, train or other transports)
  4. At least 02 recent passport photos 
  5. Vietnam visa stamping fee
  6. Vietnam visa application form
  7. Visa of your destination country (Laos, China or Cambodia) or visa fee in case the country provides a visa on arrival directly at the border.

 

Detailed guide to get visa run

Step 1: Choose the most convenient country border where you will pick for visa run.

Step 2: Request a Vietnam from a recommended visa service provider based in Vietnam, and then receive the original letter directly at their office or by post. 

Step 3: Reach the border thanks to various ways including city bus, private bus or motorbike. City bus is rated as the most used vehicle among them.

Step 4: Get off the bus or park your motorbike, then reach the border gate to get the exit stamp inside your passport and then exit the border to China, Laos or Cambodia.

Step 5: Exit your chosen country and re-enter Vietnam. You will show your passport and Vietnam visa letter to obtain an exit stamp from your destination country, then present documents (passport, visa letter) will fully-filled  Vietnam visa  application form to get a new visa affixed to your passport.

Step 6: Return Vietnam by whatever vehicle you choose.

 

Airport border visa run 

Required paperwork

  1. Your copied visa invitation letter through a reliable visa provider in Vietnam 
  2. Your US passport, with at least 06 months validity remaining
  3. 02 recently taken photos (04 x 06 cm)
  4. A fee for stamping visas at Vietnam airports
  5. A Vietnam application form 

 

Detailed guide to get visa run

Step 1: Acquire a Vietnam visa approval letter throughout a prominent travel agency in Vietnam that secure the authentic invitation letter for you.

Step 2: Choose your destination that you apply visa run through airport, as well as find the budget airlines that offer many cheap tickets.

Step 3: Go to the Vietnam airports and prepare to fly into your chosen country, an exit will be affixed inside your passport.

Step 4: Come back Vietnam. Upon landing at Vietnam airports, you need to present the above required documents to get a permission to enter Vietnam legally.

 

Note:

  • Holders of US passports are eligible for Vietnam E-visas that you can apply directly through an official website or government. However, it is available for a maximum one month tourist visa, single entry.