This guide on how to get Vietnam visa in United Kingdom is specifically for:
Holders of United Kingdom Passports
Holders of Foreign passports currently residing in United Kingdom whose nationality is included in the Vietnam visa exemption list or who are not eligible for Vietnam visa exemption.
Travelers from United Kingdom may have up to two options to get a visa to enter Vietnam:
Get the visa at Vietnamese embassy/consulate in United Kingdom, 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:
This method is suitable for United Kingdom residents (including United Kingdom 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 Kingdom
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.
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 Kingdom to Vietnam, you apply online via www.vietnam-visa.com by taking 3 simple steps:
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.