If you are a British Citizen, you will be happy to hear that until June 30 2021, you can enter Vietnam for up to a maximum of 15 days (inclusive of dates of entry and exit) without a visa. However, if your nationality is ‘British national (overseas)’ you are required to get a visa before entering Vietnam.
Vietnam is one of the most popular destinations for Brits and according to the U.K government, there are more than 200,000 British citizens who travels to Vietnam. With its beautiful beaches, tropical climate, exciting city life, coffee plantations, majestic mountains and fascinating culture, it is no wonder that so many people are coming here for their vacation.
One of the things that attracts many British citizens to Vietnam is the direct flights from London to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. This has certainly affected the amount of travelers that are coming in to the country.
If you are one of the people who has had an eye open for Vietnam, you will be pleased to know that the visa process isn’t overly complicated (or expensive!). These days, acquiring a visa is easier than ever and doesn’t take much of your time. Just make sure that you apply for it in good time before you depart to Vietnam, just to be sure that you get the visa approval.
1. Electronic visa or Vietnam e-visa for UK passport holders
From 01 Feb 2019, under Decision 17/2019/NĐ-CP of the Government of Vietnam, citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are eligible to apply online for an e-visa of Vietnam online (e-visa is a single entry valid for staying 30 days).
UK passport holders, who want to visit Vietnam for less than 30 days for a single trip, can apply online for an e-visa directly at the government website https://evisa.immigration.gov.vn(please note that the fee is non-refundable if you apply your e-visa at the government website).
If you want to secure your e-visa with refundable policy (100% satisfied or get back your money) you can apply your e-visa through our easy form application (filling your entry date, entry and exit port of arrival then submit your passport copy online) then we will take care the rest of procedure to get your e-visa on time as promise.
Note : if you want to visit Vietnam for multiple times in one month or want to visit Vietnam for more than one month, please choose options below :
2. Visa on Arrival – Apply online for pre-approval then pick up your visa on arrival at the airport of Vietnam
There are two left options for you to acquire a Vietnam visa if you want to visit Vietnam multiple times in 30 days or want to visit Vietnam for more than 30 days. The first one is a so-called Visa on Arrival. If you intend to stay for longer than 15 days but less than 30, and you will be traveling by air, this is the perfect option for you. There are just a few simple steps that you need to complete in order to receive your visa.
First, you need to submit an application form online and wait for your visa approval letter. When it has been e-mailed to you, remember to download it so you can show it to the immigration officer who will then give you your stamp and entry visa upon arrival at one of Vietnam’s international airports. When all this is done, you are ready to enter the country and explore!
Please make sure you have a copy of your passport to fill in the online application form to get a visa approval letter. Here’s below the information that you need to filling the form:
- Name: Your full name, exactly as it is on your passport
- Birthday: The date (DD/MM/YY)
- Arrival: The date you will arrive in Vietnam. You may enter the country later, but not earlier than your specified arrival date
- Passport number
- Nationality: As shown on the passport you are using to enter Vietnam
The second option for you to secure your visa is to go through the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK. What you need to do is to take your passport and the follow information to your closest consulate to apply for a visa.
It’s not harder than this! After your visa has been approved, you get to see one of Asia’s most beautiful and diverse countries. Whether you go to the north to visit the fascinating Hmong people in Sapa and wander around the rice terraces or south to Phu Quoc island, where they have one of the most beautiful beaches, you will have a great time. We hope you enjoy your vacation and that this article was helpful. Have fun!