Immigration law violations, such as overstaying a visa for Vietnam, can have serious consequences. If you stay longer than 15 days in Vietnam, depending on the individual case and the circumstances of the overstay, the specific repercussions of a Vietnam visa overstay may vary but may include penalties and limits on travel to Vietnam.
Additionally, the Vietnam Immigration Department may blacklist those who overstay their visa and subject them to forcible deportation. Even worse, you will never be able to come back to Vietnam again in the future.
You can read about What is Vietnam's Immigration Blacklist on our website to understand more
According to Vietnam's regulation on administrative fines, the penalty for exceeding a visa's allotted number of days can be anywhere between VND 500,000 and VND 40,000,000.
The fine is determined by how many days have passed. You can use the following information as a reference:
- For stays exceeding the authorized period by under 16 days: Fines range from VND 500,000 to VND 2,000,000 (approximately US $22 to US $88).
- For overstays spanning 16 days to under 30 days: Penalties are between VND 3,000,000 and VND 5,000,000 (around US $133 to US $221).
- For durations of overstay from 30 days to under 60 days: Fines range between VND 5,000,000 and VND 10,000,000 (approximately US $221 to US $441).
- For overstay periods of 60 days to under 90 days: Penalties amount to VND 10,000,000 to VND 15,000,000 (about US $441 to US $661).
- For overstay durations of at least 90 days: Fines are between VND 15,000,000 and VND 20,000,000 (around US $661 to US $885).
- Foreign nationals who refuse to leave Vietnam after being ordered to do so by competent authorities face fines ranging from VND 30,000,000 to VND 40,000,000 (about US $1,320 to US $1,760).