What you should do if your passport expires or runs out of pages while staying in another country?
Most travelers know they need a passport to travel abroad, but not all aware of their passport validity must be longer than their stay.
In fact, according to the Vietnamese Immigration law and other Asian countries, the Passports need to have enough blank pages for stamping visa or entry stamp, and valid at least 6 months from the date of entry. If it expired before that, you may get denied from departure or entry upon arrival at your destination and have to go home right away.
*Old and New Passport Policy*
If you are staying inside Vietnam and your passport valid less than 6 months/ run out of pages, please try to follow these steps:
1. Contact your Country Embassy in Vietnam to issue a new passport/ an emergency passport and diplomatic note to explain your situation.
2. You may have a permit to keep your old passport with you OR if your embassy collect to delete it, so your embassy has to issue a Diplomatic note
3. Then you have to issue a new Vietnam visa/ Exit visa on your new passport OR issue new Resident card according to your new passport
For this final step, you should contact a good Visa agency to help you out, because this step is complicated for a foreigner, you can contact Sunviet, we will help you with a good fee.
*Sunviet only use Power sponsor, True working companies to sponsor for client’s visa, so you can stay in Vietnam without any Visa problems, your stay can be guaranteed with us.
For any problems with your passport or visa extension, please feel free to contact Sunviet.