On September 1, 2021, the
Viet Nam Immigration Department under the Ministry of Public Security has
issued a notice for automatic stay extension for foreigners stranded in Viet
Nam due to COVID-19.
1. Foreigners who
entered Viet Nam on visa waivers, e-visas or tourist visas from March 1, 2020
are entitled to automatic stay extension until September 30, 2021 and can
depart from Viet Nam without having to apply for stay extension.
For those who entered Viet
Nam before March 1, 2020, the same automatic stay extension until September 30,
2021 can be considered, subject to provision of proof that the person was
stranded in Viet Nam due to COVID-19, accompanied by a Diplomatic Note (with
Vietnamese translation) from relevant diplomatic missions, or a written
document from 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 person is required to present the Diplomatic Note
or written document on departure from Vietnam.
2. During “automatic
stay extension” period, foreigners are required to complete temporary residence
and health status declaration.
3. Foreigners who are
not subject to Paragraph 1 or violate Vietnamese laws will be treated according
to applicable laws of Viet Nam./.