How to get Vietnam visa in United Arab Emirates

Last update: Jul 10, 2019

This guide on how to get Vietnam visa in United Arab Emirates is specifically for:

Holders of United Arab Emirates Passports
Holders of Foreign passports currently residing in United Arab Emirates whose nationality is included in the Vietnam visa exemption list or who are not eligible for Vietnam visa exemption.

Travelers from United Arab Emirates may have up to two options to get a visa to enter Vietnam:

Get the visa at Vietnamese embassy/consulate in United Arab Emirates, or
Apply online for visa approval letter and then get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport (it is called Vietnam visa on arrival).

Let’s learn in details one by one:
1. Visa at Vietnam Embassy in United Arab Emirates
This method is suitable for United Arab Emiratesn residents (including United Arab Emiratesn passport holders and foreign passport holders) who are not sure about the means they use to travel to Vietnam: by air, bus, train or cruise. If you apply for visa to Vietnam at local embassy, you need to know:

Visa administrative Institution: 1 in 3 Vietnam Embassy/consulate in United Arab Emirates
Processing time: it will depend on how fast you need. However, but be sure that you make a call to Vietnam Embassy for details.
Required Documents: completed application form, original passport, visa fee and one (01) new envelope with a stamp on it, and your exact home address (optional if you wish to get Vietnam visa delivered to your home).

Note: The required documents and procedure may vary by nationality. You should contact the office before preparing your documents for visa application.
2. Vietnam Visa on Arrival
Visa on arrival (VOA) is also known as visa at the airport. It is legally issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department and available for those who fly to Vietnam.
To get visa on arrival from United Arab Emirates to Vietnam, you apply online via by taking 3 simple steps:

Step 1
• Fill in our secured application form with required information.
• Double check your information including full name, date of birth, passport number, arrival date, etc.
• Make payment for service fee via Credit/ Debit Card via OnePay/ PayPal or Western Union.
Step 2
• Receive the visa approval letter via email after 2 working days (normal service) or 1 working day (urgent service).
Step 3
• Print the letter, prepare original passport, a hard copy of Entry & Exit form, 02 passport-sized photos, and cash for stamping fee;
• Board the airplane to get to Vietnam; and
• Present all prepared things to Immigration Officer and pick the visa stamp at Vietnam airport.


Passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months following the date you enter Vietnam and has at least 2 blank pages left.
02 passport-sized photos are taken without glass wears.
Vietnam visa on arrival is applied for air travelers only.
Cost of Vietnam visa on arrival includes: visa service fee paid online and stamping fee paid at Vietnam airport.

For more details about visa on arrival, visit here.

In case you wish to fill out your information offline, you can download this Vietnam visa application form in doc., fill it out and send to our email at You will receive our reply email with the payment link to make payment for the visa service fee and then visa will be normally processed.

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