Vietnam Visa for UK Citizens – Vietnam eVisa

Last update: Mar 12, 2024

An ultimate guide about Vietnam visa for UK citizens (UK passport holders), including Vietnam visa requirements, application, cost and processing.

Do UK Passport Holders Need a Visa to Vietnam?

No, if their stay in Vietnam is no more than 45 consecutive days.

As released by the Vietnam Government, UK passport holders DO NOT need a visa to enter Vietnam for 45-day stays in the country.

Type of visa Up to 45 days Over 45 days
Tourist visa Not required Required
Business visa Not required Required

If they want to stay in Vietnam for longer, they can either:

  • Leave Vietnam for another nearby country, and come back with another 45-day visa exemption, or
  • Apply for a 90-day evisa.

Fortunately. It’s now easy to apply online for Vietnam visa for UK passport holders. Guiding you through details on Vietnam visa for UK citizens is our work in this article.

How many ways are there to apply for a Vietnam visa for UK passport holders?

At the moment, there is a single way to get a visa to Vietnam for citizens of UK, which is to apply for a Vietnam evisa.

Vietnam evisa types available for UK Citizens

How many types of Vietnam available for UK passport holders may vary depending on different criteria as follows:

  • Regarding visa validity and number of entries, you have:
    • 90 days single entry visa, and
    • 90 days multiple entry visa.
  • Regarding purpose of visit, you have:
    • Tourist visa, and
    • Business visa.

P/S: you should not apply for a 30-day visa for Vietnam as you get visa-free for up to 45 days remaining in the country.

How long can UK citizens stay in Vietnam?

UK citizens can remain in Vietnam, for up to 90 days, depending on visa validity. But one thing to keep in mind is that:

  • UK citizens are not allowed to enter Vietnam earlier than the arrival date granted on their visa for Vietnam.
  • UK citizens must leave Vietnam no later than the exit date granted on their visa for Vietnam, unless the visa has been successfully extended. Overstaying Vietnam visa my result in fines and heavy penalties in severe cases.

For example, for a visa valid from September 1, 2023 until September 30, 2023, its holder can enter Vietnam on any day between these 2 dates, and must leave by September 30, 2023, unless the visa has been extended.

How long is Vietnam evisa valid for?

A Vietnam evisa is valid for up to 90 days at maximum. Its actual validity is clearly stated on the visa letter, from the granted entry date until the granted exit date.

Keep an eye on those dates to make sure no overstays at all.

Requirements for UK citizens to apply for a Vietnam evisa 

To complete Vietnam evisa application form online, no matter directly with the Government of Vietnam, or through a travel agent, UK citizens need to have:

  • Full passport personal page scan (passport must be valid for at least 06 months from the date of entry into Vietnam and have at least 02 blank pages)
  • Portrait photo (soft copy) which meets the Vietnam evisa photo requirements.

Besides, you will need a card/paypal account that can make international payment.

Vietnam evisa costs and processing for UK citizens

It depends on your way of application.

In case you apply for Vietnam evisa yourself at the Government website, your fee will be as follows:

  • Single entry visa: US $25
  • Multiple entry visa: US $50

The eVisa processing time will be as follows:

Processing time Percentage of applicants
<3 working days 5%
3 - 5 working days 75%
>5 working days 20%

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Visa type Processing time Visa fee (USD/Pax) (Government Fee + Service Fee)
1-2 pax 3-4 pax From 5 pax
90-day single entry 5-7 working days 50 49 48
4 working days 66 65 63
3 working days 71 70 69
2 working days 79 78 77
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90-day multiple entry 5-7 working days 78 77 79
4 working days 96 95 93
3 working days 99 98 97
2 working days 105 104 103
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How to apply for Vietnam evisa for UK passport holders?

You can apply for a Vietnam evisa yourself by following this Vietnam evisa application guide. Or you can enjoy an easier and faster process with our Vietnam evisa assistance service.

To apply for Vietnam visa online with us, you need to follow 3 steps below:

  • STEP 1: Complete our secured online application form by giving us: your passport photo, portrait photo, entry checkpoint, travel dates, full name, date of birth, passport number, passport expiry date and religion (if any).
  • STEP 2: Make payment with your credit/debit card or PayPal account. After you finish your payment, a confirmation will be sent to your email. Your Vietnamese e-Visa application will be processed then your visa letter will be sent to your email within your registered time.
  • STEP 3: Download your Vietnamese e-Visa and print it out, and take it to Vietnam with you.

Tips for smooth and faster processing of Vietnam Visa for UK citizens

To ensure smooth processing of your Vietnam visa application, consider the following tips:

  • Apply for the visa well in advance, at least two weeks before your planned departure.
  • Check all the necessary requirements before submitting your application to avoid delays and rejections.
  • Double-check all the information provided in the application form and ensure it is accurate and matches your passport details.
  • Submit all the necessary documents as per instructions.
  • Make sure to pay the visa fee in advance, otherwise, your application will not be processed.
  • Follow up on the status of your application regularly (if you apply yourself at the Government website) and be prepared to provide additional information if required.

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How to speed up my arrival procedure with Vietnam evisa?

No matter you are entering with Vietnam evisa or any valid entry paper for Vietnam, completing the arrival procedure is required.

► In case you want to speed up this procedure, check out our Vietnam Airport Fast-track service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Hi. We are UK citizens flying to Hanoi to spend 6 days with our friends, and then leaving for Cambodia for next 5 days and then flying back to Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) for the next 5 days before leaving for our home. What are the visa requirements for Vietnam?

A: Please be kindly informed that you are exempted from Vietnam visa for your both visits.

Q: Can UK passport holders get a Vietnam tourist visa on arrival?

A: No. Currently, a visa on arrival is not available for tourist purposes. Please apply for a 30-day e-visa if your stay in Vietnam is longer than 15 days.

Q: I have regular business trips to Vietnam, normally 3 to 7 in a year. Is there a 1-year Vietnam business visa option for UK passport holders?

A: No. Vietnam business visa is currently available in 3-month multiple entry form only.

Q: After receiving the visa approval letter from you, do I need to inform the Vietnam embassy?

A: In case you get your visa stamped at the Vietnam airport, you are not required to inform your Vietnam embassy. After getting the letter, you only need to:

  1. print the documents,
  2. prepare entry/exit form and the stamping fee in cash,
  3. board the plane to Vietnam, and
  4. pick up the visa stamp upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

Q: I’m a UK citizen. Can I apply for a 3-month multiple entry visa?

A: Yes, if you have a sponsor company in Vietnam (the company you will work for after entering Vietnam), as this type of visa is now available for business purpose only.

Q. I have a stopover in Vietnam. Do I need a Vietnam visa for my transit/flight connection there?

A. In most cases, you do not need a visa for transit in Vietnam if you do not cross the immigration/passport control counter to catch the connecting flight. To make sure, we highly recommend you check with your airlines for specific requirements at your transit airports.

If you cannot confirm, please consider applying for a visa to avoid any problems during your transit.

Please be informed that whether you need a visa for Vietnam or not does not depend on your residing country, but on your nationality.

For example,

  • if you are a UK citizen, you are EXEMPTED from Vietnam visa for 15 days in Vietnam.
  • if you are an Indian residing in the UK, you are REQUIRED to have a valid visa for every trip to Vietnam.

You can check your Vietnam visa requirements here.

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