Foreigner community in Vietnam request for good solution and reasonable prices for visa extensions.
#7I'm signing because I called the immigration office, explained how my flight was making things very difficult and causing stress. I asked them for a solution to how I may file my extension myself without an agent, even tho my multi entry visa is good for one year. They hung up on me immediately after offering no information. I have been forced to pay an additional $325 dollars to stay in Vietnam during a time if pandemic. This cost us a total of $650 dollars between myself and my fiance. Many other countries seem to have solutions for immigration already in order. I love vietnam and hope something can be done to support us during this time. I have a 1 year visa, but it forces me to leave the country every 3 months still. Border runs are not an option right now. The $325 dollars I must spend on extension should be going to my rent, and around town to the local buisnesses of Vietnam. Thank you for letting me stay in your wonderful country and please help make it easier and more affordable during this sensitive time.
David Palermo (Da nang, 2020-04-24)
#8How can you charge extortion in this pandemic, it's not only criminal it's inhumane
Darren Farmer (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#13I am getting low salary and need to pay a lot of money for house rent, electricity and food.
Anette Candia (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#14Give reasonable price for visa extension. Look at Thailand and learn from them
Thao Ha (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#17I am trying to obey the laws but there no good options for those of us who are stuck here due to travel bans
Danny Flood (Saigon, 2020-04-24)
#21I haven't worked in months. I am spending the last of my money to pay a very high price for visa extension while foreigners in Thailand get a waiver until July 31.
Carolyn Shoaf (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#34I am South Africa, my partner is here on a tourist visa and the extension fee is way too much!
Abigail Munroe (Hanoi , 2020-04-24)
#35I need to renew my visa and I don’t have money , due to no job.
Bhisham C (Ho Chi Minh , 2020-04-24)
#40This is a very relevant topic as of the moment.
Julien Piñero (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#44This is corruption.
Sam Basterfield (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#45I’m signing because I love Vietnam and I don’t feel safe traveling during this epidemic period
Sabina Iraya (Hanoi , 2020-04-24)
#47I'm stuck here without having any available flights back and neither having any flights to Saigon from nhatrang
Jp Yeo (Kuala lumpur, 2020-04-24)
#54I want to appeal to the immigration department to review pricing of visa and try to make it as reasonable as possible.
Clemen Vasquez (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#56I had to pay 5.5 million for a visa extension
Richard Ščecina (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#61I am stranded
Stuart Wears (Vung Tau, 2020-04-24)
#64I’ve live legally in Vietnam with a TRC for 2 years now.. the government is not allowing people anymore to get Work Permits or TRC. Some people say: go back home. Well, Vietnam is my home.. I don’t have any other. Please be conscious over foreign residents in Vietnam. We pay taxes, we respect the law, we try to give something back to Vietnam every time, we want the country to keep growing... please respect us too!
Camila Villegas (Ho Chi Minh City, 2020-04-24)
#66My visa got expired during the lock down, no flights back home and the airport back home is still closed. I need help.
Kahwa Lawrence (Hai duong , 2020-04-24)
#69The price is crazy its a virus making money of a virus is not business its unethical
Callan Meyer (Da nang , 2020-04-24)
#71It is very difficult for everyone during the covid-19 pandemic. And us as Teachers recieved no assistance during this time. Some people including myself has not received a Salary for 4 months. I want to continue helping people in my community but the visa fees are unnecessarily high and it makes no sense that we should be forced to pay such high fees when we are already barely getting by.
Pieter Swart (Hie, 2020-04-24)
#72Because extension visa so dificult and need to pay to agency very expensive.
Nur Faridah (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#75I will be needing a visa extension in the near future, I do not wish to leave this beautiful country at this moment and would like to continue living and working here
Almare Swartz (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#79I need an extension & can not afford this amount..
Tamsin Jacobs (Ho chi Minh, 2020-04-24)
#85I'm signing because I want to extend my visa in a reasonable price of 10 USD
May Anne Bermelio (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#86I am in need of a visa extension and do not have the money based on the current high prices that agencies are charging.
Warwick Cormack (Hanoi , 2020-04-24)
#88Because I agree in this petition as a Norwegian that stay here with my vietnamese girlfriend soon to be my wife, Eu have litlle control and im amazed by the the vietnamese government and people how they deal with this pandemic, doing all the rights thing, feel safe here😊
Børge Loke Sørbråten (HANOI, 2020-04-24)
#89I love veitnam
Anthony criss Lubuuka (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#94We need Visa extension support.
Riechardt Hurter (Da nang, 2020-04-24)
#97Living and working in Vietnam has proven a better quality of life than that of my own Country. I don't want to leave. But if prices continue to stay so high I will be forced to. And this in itself is unfair to those who want to stay and educate young Vietnamese learners. It is not just a hobby for me. It's my livelihood. Please reconsider prices 🙏🏻
Mariska Knoetze (Port Elizabeth , 2020-04-24)
#100Im one of those tourist get stuck and cant leave vietnam at the moment..i cant afford the over pricing of extensions
Limeur Senyah (Tay ninh, 2020-04-24)
#102I would also love to stay in Vietnam but will not be able to pay such a high fee to stay
Yolande Strydom (Than Binh, 2020-04-24)
#103My son and daughter in law live and work in Viëtnam, has been there a couple of years. They are happy there, they say it is a beautiful country, has made many friends there. There is nothing to come back to, no jobs, no money.
Tina Swart (Newcastle, 2020-04-24)
#107Am a foreigner living in Vietnam and the issue cuts across many people.
Moriam Kimathi (Hai duong, 2020-04-24)
#111I'm signing because it just seems the right thing to do in the time of pandemic. A look at other countries close by shows how it's supposed to be done.
Matej Span (Da Nang, 2020-04-24)
#112Many expats are contributing to the future of this country through teaching the next generation. Opportunistic agents should not be using a global pandemic to extort the hardworking expats; it’s an immoral act to do so.
Enrico Da Silva (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#114Im a foreigner also who have difficult time to extend the visa. Hope the gov make everything easier for us
Ellena Woodford (Hai Duong, 2020-04-24)
#118I am stranded in Vietnam because my flights were cancelled. I had a flight booked on the 16th which was cancelled by the airline because of Covid.
Then I booked another flight for the 5th May through another airline which was also cancelled.
With all those huge losses it is disgusting that visa fees are higher than flights. I would not need a visa if my flights were not cancelled.
Lynn Smith (Hanoi, 2020-04-24)
#124Visa options seems too expensive especially during these times when people loose their jobs and have no money to pay their basic expenses
Shanazar Babakulyyev (Hai Duong, 2020-04-24)
#127I feel this petition is reasonable
Sergey Nam (Ho Chi Minh , 2020-04-24)
#131It is the right thing to do.
Keyser Soze (Da Nang, 2020-04-25)
#132visa renewal is currently extortionate during this time when difficult for everyone
Glenn Mills (HCMC, 2020-04-25)
#133I'm signing because it is very difficult to return to home country.
Also would prefer only to travel when it is safer to do so.
Shelley Reenen (Hoi An, 2020-04-25)
#135We as foreigners in Vietnam are paying absurd amounts for visa extension
Francois Erasmus (Hanoi, 2020-04-25)
#142I want to stay here and teach. I'm in love with this country and it's children
Cherie Welby-Cooke (Hanoi, 2020-04-25)
#143I am signing because it should fare for everyone to extend visas for free during this pandemic. Thailand is a great example, their government automatically extended visas for everyone until end of July 2020, without any fees and documents.
Andrey Parshukov (Da Nang, 2020-04-25)
#146I'm signing this petition because my TRC expires and I'm worried about how much it will cost me to replace it if I can't get a other TRC I will need a new business visa.
David James (Can Tho, 2020-04-25)
#147We are thousands in this challenging situation and any help from the government will be much appreciated
Caroline Fogiel (HCMC, 2020-04-25)
#150I am signing because the costs for Vietnan,s are far too high. You have a wonderful country and great people.
Mayne Manson (Vung Tau, 2020-04-25)
#151I am foeigner in Vietnam with no possible exit and have no income. The prices are very high at the moment
Blaze Spoljar (Hanoi, 2020-04-25)
#157It’s fair and helpful for all of expats in Vietnam
Mi Nguyen (Perth, 2020-04-25)
#162The current procedure for visa extension is problematic. There is no protection for my passport in hands of agents. Extortion is common. Please help us during this difficult time like many other countries doing the same.
Kevin Clark (Ho chi minh, 2020-04-25)
#171We would like to follow international advice during the crisis and remain in one place (Vietnam) where we feel safe. Many can not afford to pay extortionate visa extension prices as we are out of work due to the crisis.
Erica Chalmers (Hoi An, 2020-04-25)
#172My visa expires in 4 weeks. I have requested a visa extension, however I a asked to buy a ticket showing I ll be leaving Vietnam. At this time I am not able to make plans so there is. I way for me to have a return ticket
Rosa Allouche (HCMC, 2020-04-25)
#173I'm signing this because I am hoping for a reasonable extension price during this difficult and stressful time.
Nicola Agnes (Hoi an , 2020-04-25)
#175The current visa extension process makes foriegn national extremely vulnerable with their passport and documents. Costs are ridiculously high at $350.00 and more for 3 months.
Shawn K (Ho chi minh, 2020-04-25)
#185Visa extension need to be fare
Mark Steenson (Nha Trang , 2020-04-25)
#188I love this country, I am donating money and rice to help vietnamese people, because they have been so kind to me , the government of usa is giving me 1200$ us dollars, I am donating this money to Vietnam , I too am concerned about visa extension and the price, it affects how much I can give to the vietnamese people at this time , please make the visa price reasonable, I am happy to be here and contribute the money I have saved to live here in Vietnam, thank you ,Rod monroe
Rodney Monroe (Bien hoa, 2020-04-25)
#191I agree that the extension visa fee is totally unjust.
Richard Bull (Da Nang, 2020-04-25)
#193I hope to stay long term in Vietnam and so need ti afford to extend my visa internally and easily.
Jennifer Williams (DaNang, 2020-04-25)
#195Each country should think with a fraternity mindset since we are all together in fighting this crisis.
The government should take responsibility and think to any human being here, regardless of nationality.
Their government reaction to the pandemic was so good and effective; it's a scandal that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is failing over such a basic and obvious necessity.
Most of the people do not have a viable option for solving their personal situation. Nor the money to pay the usurer prices of travel agents, that are exploiting the lack of governmental regulations.
Igor Pellegrini (Berlin, 2020-04-25)