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Article 35. Extension of temporary residence duration

Article 35. Extension of temporary residence duration

  1. If wishing to extend his/her temporary residence duration, a foreigner temporarily residing in Vietnam shall request the agency, organization or individual that has invited or guaranteed him/her to carry out procedures at the immigration management agency or the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. The inviting or guaranteeing agency, organization or individual prescribed in Clause 1 of this Article shall send a written request for extension of temporary residence duration, enclosed with the passport or international travel document of the foreigners, directly to the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the cases prescribed in Clauses 1, 2, 3 and 4, Article 8 of this Law, or to the immigration management agency, for the cases prescribed in Clause 1, Article 16 of this Law.
  3. Within 5 working days after receiving a complete dossier, the immigration management agency or competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall consider extending the temporary residence duration.