Vietnam visa for citizens of the UK

Vietnam is a beautiful country, and as UK citizens flying to Vietnam, you will need at least one visa approval letter. Yes, you cannot go with your two step standard process and will need to apply for a visa or at least one e visa to enter Vietnam. Below is a few Vietnam visa that you can apply for. However, if you are staying in Vietnam for less than fifteen days, you will not need to apply for a visa as British citizens.

The United Kingdom Vietnam Visa Requirements

When you visit Vietnam as British citizens, you need some general documents. It does not matter whether you are applying for a business visa, tourist visa, or other visas. You will need to fulfill these visa requirements. These requirements include the following:

  • A British passport. Your original passport must be valid for at least six months after your arrival date.

  • A Vietnam visa application form with your full details such as passport number, name, address, etc.

  • Two passport size photographs.

  • Visa service fee to submit at the Vietnamese embassy. Remember, this service fee is non-refundable.

  • Lastly, make sure all of your Vietnamese visa documents are in a single envelope. It includes your British passport, Vietnam visa form, photographs, and other requirements.

  • Also, put your correct address on the envelope if you submit the application by mail or post so you can get your British passport and valid visa back at your correct address.

Vietnam Tourist Visa

If you are looking to enter Vietnam, you should know that currently, for United Kingdom citizens, Vietnam only offers a thirty-day entry visa. This entry visa should be applied for and obtained before you visit Vietnam. Previously, you could have gotten tourist visas in the following ways:

  • By directly applying for a Vietnam visa at the Vietnam embassy or consulate

  • Or by getting a Vietnam visa online or visa on arrival.

But now you need a visa before arriving in Vietnam, usually a loose leaf visa with a visa validity of thirty days. You can apply for it through VisaHQ. The process is simple: register, fill out the application form and visa fee, and wait for the approval letter. Lastly, download your Vietnam visa and show it to the Vietnam immigration department upon your arrival in Vietnam.

Vietnam Business Visa

To apply for a business visa as UK passport holders or UK citizens, you are required to have a sponsor company in Vietnam. You have to complete two steps to get your business visa as British travelers in the country.

Visa Approval Letter

Here your sponsor company will have to prepare documents for you to get the business visa and a visit to Vietnam. They must apply online for an NA2 form, complete the NA16 form, and get a certified business registration. Then these documents will be sent to the Vietnam immigration office to process the application. The process will take approximately 5 to 7 business days after submitting all the visa requirements.

If this gets approved, your sponsor business or company will get a business visa approval letter, which will help you get your visa to Vietnam.

Business Visa Stamp on Passport

Finally, in this step, you will get your visa stamped on your passport after paying the stamping fee. You can get this done by the Vietnam embassy or consulate in your locality before you leave for Vietnam.

Vietnam Visa Online

Applying for any type of visa online, whether it is an e visa, is quite simple. You have to fulfill some entry requirements, and you will be good to go. Follow the steps below to get your Vietnam e visa:

  • Go VisaHQ website

  • Select "Vietnam" as your destination country

  • Then select "United Kingdom" as your citizenship

  • Submit your application form and wait for the visa approval letter

Vietnam Visa On Arrival

All UK citizens traveling to Ho Chi Minh city or any other city in Vietnam by plane can get a visa on arrival program facility. This visa can be obtained at any Vietnam airport.

To obtain the visa on arrival for Vietnam, you have to follow the below steps:

Applying for the Online Application Form

You have to finish the online application form at VisaHQ by adding your basic information, such as passport expiry date, type of visa, date of arrival and leave, etc. Then you have to pay the required service fee.

Get Visa Approval Letter

Generally, you will get your Vietnam tourist visa approval letter within two days of your application, but it might take seven business days for a business visa approval letter. You can also get a fast visa service to shorten the time.

Get Visa Stamp at Vietnam's International Airports

This is the last step, where you must pay the visa stamping fee and get the Vietnam visa stamp on your British passport.

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