VISA EXTENSION AND VISA RENEWAL

Hanoi Youth Hostel offers a full service of Vietnam visa extension & visa renewal and offers the best solutions to any requests you may have. Extending a visa is a simple process, all we require is your current visa information, then we are able to provide reliable advice, suggestions and service fees. Indeed, there are so many questions and concerns in regards to visa extension, and we would like to clear some of most questions asked before showing what you should do in order to extend your visa.

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What should I prepare for my visa extension & renewal?

You just need your passport with validity of more than 6 months.

What if I just have 3 days left in my visa but visa extension process takes 5 days or more to complete?

If your passport is received and accepted by immigration before the visa expiry date, your visa validity will be counted from that day. So, there will be no problem for how long the process takes. Please remember to send your passport to us at least 3 days before your visa expiring or you will be fined around 30usd/day.

What types of visa can I extend or renew?

This depends on; your current visa category, your nationality, and your first entry point into Vietnam. We can offer the correct information once we view your passport or you can check our table below for your references.

How long does it take to get a visa extension?

It normally takes 5 to 7 working days for 01 month visa extension and up to 10 working days for 03 months extension/renewal. We also offer an express service of 3 days at your request at an additional cost.

How much for your service?

Unfortunately, until we view your passport and other relevant information, including; current visa category, nationality and first entry point into Vietnam, we are unable to offer an accurate quote.

How many time can I extend/renew my visa?

It depends but you can extend 2 times before you have to get a new visa (visa renewal without leaving Vietnam) and going on until any change in policy from Vietnam immigration.

When do I need to send my passport for my visa extension?

You are required to send your passport, so it is in our possession at least 3 days before your visa expiring. You can visit  Hanoi Youth Hostel at 5 Luong Ngoc Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam.

How do I contact you?

Hanoi Youth Hostel
Add: 5 Luong Ngoc Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Working hours:  8:00 AM – 10:00 PM  everyday.  (GMT +7)
Email: kellyyouthhostel@gmail.com
Hotline available 24/7:     (+84) 972004080

Note:

  • There will be NO hidden and NO extra charge with our service, all are included.
  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards

Hanoi’s ancient silk weaving village of Van Phuc

A day trip from Hanoi to the two famous traditional handicraft villages, including Van Phuc Silk Village will be a perfect trip to explore the traditional crafts of Vietnam as well as learn more about Vietnamese culture.

Entrance gate of Van Phuc Silk Village - Hanoi day trip

Van Phuc Silk Village is located about 10km from the legendary Hoan Kiem Lake. Up to now, it has been still remained the original features of an ancient village of Vietnam with age old banyan trees, wells and communal house.

For a long time, people have known the name of Van Phuc for its traditional sericulture, weaving and silk products. Visiting the village, tourists are surely attracted by various beautiful shirts, crafts, ties, dresses and many other items of Vietnamese silk. Particularly, the silk of Van Phuc is different from others since it is weaved by very simple looms, which is the genuinely traditional Vietnamese way of making silk fabric.

Old looms from early 19th century - Hanoi day trip

Loom to weave silk in Van Phuc Village - Hanoi day trip

People say that silk has been considered as an extreme luxury, on par with rhinoceros horn, ivory and precious handworks in Vietnam for several centuries. It has long been a universal byword of luxury, which is often worn by the richest and most powerful citizens. Perhaps many people might wonder where the cradle of Vietnamese silk lies. Of course, Van Phuc Silk Village is proud to be the origin of Vietnam’s best silk and silk-making industry, dated back to the long-lasting history of more than two thousand years. Witnessing many ups and downs, the village’s silk craft has revived in order to meet the increasing demand for silk of both domestic and foreign markets.

Today, the fine and lustrous cloth that originates from the cocoon of the silkworm is more affordable to “ordinary” folk. Furthermore, silk is currently enjoying a fashion renaissance, particularly since its many varieties can be made into a wide range of designs suitable for all facets of modern life. Should you intend to have a silk pair of formal clothes made, just come here and select the materials that suit you, and professional tailors will bring you satisfaction!

Drying silk in Van Phuc Village - Hanoi day trip

Silk in Van Phuc Village - Hanoi day trip to traditional handicraft village

Like other visitors to the village, you will be surprised at this “silk shop town”, where almost all houses along the paths have been turned into shops selling silk products. The village is now home to 1,280 households, with 90% involved in silk production and business. More than 2 million meters of silk are produced here each year. Most importantly, coming here offers you a good chance to explore the Vietnamese traditional industry of silk-making.

No tourists here are left discontented when they glimpse the variety of glistening silk products. They are always confronted with an initially bewildering array of silk items, from raw materials to garments, and a myriad of silk accessories. The local silk is known for its smooth and lightweight appearance, and of qualities that enable it to be dyed more colors to suit a variety of skin tones. In order to cater to the changing demands and tastes of customers, Van Phuc silk producers are expanding their silk and garment repertoire: traditional glossy, embroidered silks, double layers, wrinkled silks, and of course, more colors, hues and weights, for which they have invented new techniques in dying and thermo-processing of the threads.

People are fancy of Vietnamese silk of Van Phuc - Hanoi day trip

Silk products are sold in Van Phuc  - Hanoi day trip

If you are going to buy something from Vietnam to bring back as a gift for those at home, all types of silk and clothes made of silk of your choice are available in the village. Though the days when Vietnam’s silk was reserved for nobility are long past, what will never change is the sense of romance and luxury imparted by silk, a luminous type of cloth. With 2000 years of history behind them, the silk weavers of Van Phuc Silk village are still busy, weaving dreams.

short trip from Hanoi to traditional handicraft villages will be a great chance for you to explore the silk of Van Phuc as well as the pottery of Bat Trang, two famous treasures of Hanoi.

(Source VNE   http://eleganthanoi.com/hanois-ancient-silk-weaving-village-van-phuc/)

 

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Hanoi Youth Hostel – No.5 Luong Ngoc Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hotline: (+84) 972004080

Email: kellyyouthhostel@gmail.com