Vietnam embassy in United Kingdom

Vietnam Embassy in United Kingdom functions as a bridge between the Vietnamese
Government and its counterpart in United Kingdom. It is also the place where
United Kingdom citizens and residents can visit to apply for a visa to Vietnam.


12-14 Victoria Rd., London W8-5rd, UK
(4420) 79371912
(44020) 7565385 |

Vietnam VISA Guide

If you are UK citizen or resident and want to apply for a visa to Vietnam, you can do it by either of the following ways:

  • Directly contact the Vietnam Embassy to apply for a visa; OR
  • Apply for a visa on arrival if traveling to Vietnam by air.
Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages:

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to contact the Vietnam embassy in London, UK in case I get a visa approval letter from an online travel agent?

No. The visa approval letter is the document to get Vietnam visa on arrival. It has nothing to work with the Vietnam embassy. When you get the letter, you only need to print it out and prepare other items as guided to pick up full visa upon your arrival at Vietnam international airport.

Can I apply for Vietnam visa via Vietnam embassy in London even I’m not citizen of UK?

You CAN apply for Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy/consulate in Spain. But before you go, we recommend you check your Vietnam visa requirement to save your money in case you do not need one.

Is there any other option to get Vietnam visa in addition to getting it at Vietnam embassy in UK?

Yes. In addition to visa at Vietnam embassy, travelers to Vietnam now have a more convenient option to get a visa for Vietnam – get Vietnam visa on arrival. With this option, the travelers only need to submit an online application from to a local travel agent to get visa approval letter (issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department via the agent) and finally pick up full visa at Vietnam airport upon arrival there.

I’m not UK citizen but I’m currently working in UK. Do I need a visa to Vietnam?

Please be kindly informed that at the moment, the Vietnam visa requirement depends on your nationality, not your residence. To make sure whether you need a visa to Vietnam or not, please select your nationality on top of this page or send your information to our email for details.

Do UK citizens need a visa for Vietnam?

It depends. At the moment, all UK citizens do not need a Visa for Vietnam if all of the 3 following conditions are met:
  • Their stay in Vietnam is no more than 15 days;
  • Their passport is valid for at least 6 months following their intended date of departure from Vietnam; and
  • Their arrival date does not fall within 30 days from exit date of their last stay in Vietnam with visa exemption.
Otherwise, a visa is required for UK citizens to enter Vietnam.