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Question: What do you recommmend I do in terms of Vietnam visas?


I’m going travelling from the 3rd of october around south east asia and am wanting to go to vietnam for a month, maybe more, I don’t know my exact arrival date but it will be sometime around december, but it could be a different time, what do you recommend I do in terms of visas?

Thomas James Reeve

In General Questions | Asked by Thomas James Reeve | August 6, 2015


Dear Thomas James Reeve,

Thank you for contacting us.

We would like to inform you that nationals of United Kingdom are exempt for a visa to Vietnam within 15 days single entry under the new policy which took effect from 1 July 2015. Please note that a visa is required if you wish to stay longer and if you wish to re-enter Vietnam within 30 days of your departure.

There are two common ways to get a visa to Vietnam:

1. Apply for a visa at Embassies/Consulates of Vietnam aboard (effective for all citizens and all borders in Vietnam including airports, land or sea): You must go to the embassy/consulate aboard to apply the visa in person. Kindly contact them for details.

2. Apply for a visa on arrival with (applicable for air travellers only): If you do not wish to go to the embassy to apply visa in person, you can consider visa on arrival. It takes only 1-2 working days to process your visa application.

You can choose to apply for a visa now using your earliest estimated arrival date (since you are not allowed to enter Vietnam before the registered arrival date) or wait until you get your arrival date finalized.

Should you need further support, feel free to contact us.

Best regards,

Vietnam Visa Dept