September 30, 2019
What Can I do if my Passport has expired?
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Whether you are driving across the border, traveling by cruise ship or flying, you will need a passport. To apply for a Vietnam visa, your passport must be valid for 6 months. So, you need to renew your passport or get a new one before obtaining a visa.
Passport issued to Chinese citizen is valid for 10 years for people over the age of 16 and five years for people below 16 years. Renewing an expired Chinese passport requires you to submit a renewal form along with your expired passport and other documents to your closest Chinese embassy. Approaching a travel agency is one of the easiest ways to renew your expired passport.
Although the renewal process of an expired passport is easy, it may take up to 6 weeks to receive your new passport. This is why it is always recommended to submit the passport renewal application at least six months before the expiry date to ensure that you receive in time. You can find the passport expiration date on the inside of the front cover.
Here is how you need to renew your expired passport and apply for cheap Vietnam visa:-
- Download and fill the passport renewal form. The passport renewal forms are available online or you can collect it from the embassy.
- Obtain four recent passport size photographs.
- Get the necessary documents to get your passport renewed
- Submit the documents along with the renewal form, photocopies and fees.
- Your new passport should be processed and mailed out within a month.
You cannot travel to Vietnam or apply for a cheapest Vietnam visa with an expired passport. If your passport is expired and planned a trip to Vietnam, you need to get the passport replaced first before obtaining a visa. If you need to travel urgently, get help from a third party agency.
Fill the form and take it to the embassy in-person along with required documents such as your passport, 2 photographs, visa fee, and a self-addressed envelope with postal charges if you wanted to return it through post. Getting a visa through embassy will consume a lot of time and money.
Instead of approaching the embassy, you could obtain Visa on arrival through a travelling agency at a minimal fee. You can complete your application online in a few steps, pay the service fee through a secured payment gateway, and get the approval letter in 4 hours to 2 business days. Upon arrival, submit your passport, 2 photographs, visa approval letter, and stamping fee to the emigration officer directly to get the vist stamped.
However, Visa on Arrival is valid only if you travel by air in any of these international airports in Vietnam, including Cam Ranh International Airport, Tan Son Nhat International Airport Tan Son Nhat International Airport, NoiBai International Airport, and Da Nang International Airport.
Contact Vietnam Visa Cheap! We can help you process the visa in short span, and we charge a minimal fee. Also, we offer 100% money back guarantee if your visa is rejected by the government or you are not satisfied with our service. Speak to our executives for further details.