Overstaying and what to do when overstayed
Overstaying a Vietnam visa is a violation of Vietnamese immigration law that can result in serious consequences. The length of the overstay determines the amount of the fine for each case. Besides, foreigners who overstay their Vietnam visa may also be deported or blacklisted, which means they will be prohibited from entering Vietnam for a period of time.
The fines for overstaying a Vietnam visa are as follows:
· Less than 16 days: VND 500,000 to VND 2,000,000 (approximately US$22 to US$88)
· 16 days to 30 days: VND 3,000,000 to VND 5,000,000 (approximately US$133 to US$221)
· 30 days to 60 days: VND 5,000,000 to VND 10,000,000 (approximately US$221 to US$441)
· 60 days to 90 days: VND 10,000,000 to VND 15,000,000 (approximately US$441 to US$661)
· More than 90 days: VND 15,000,000 to VND 20,000,000 (approximately US$661 to US$885)
In addition to the fines, foreigners who overstay their Vietnam visa may also be deported and blacklisted. Deportation is the forced removal of a foreigner from a country. It is usually accompanied by a ban on future entry into the country. The length of the ban depends on the severity of the overstay.
What should I do when I overstayed?
First, you need to directly go to the nearest Vietnam Immigration Department/Office to pay the fine as soon as possible. The fine varies depends on each circumstances and the days of overstay. After that, you should ask for the receipt of overstay payment and Exit Visa.
In this case, you can pay the fine at the Immigration or your Exit Port. However, paying fine at your exit port will cause a higher risk of being blacklisted. So you should try to visit the Immigration before boarding the plane.
For more information, you can contact the Vietnam Immigration Department as soon as you can to minimize the consequences.
Follow Vietnam laws and not overstay to have the trip in Vietnam more enjoyable and memorable!
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