Vietnam Visa for UK Citizens

Vietnam Visa for UK Citizens

Vietnam Visa for UK citizens – general information

Vietnam Visa for UK citizens can be obtained as an electronic visa covering short-term purposes related to tourism, business, and transit.

UK passport holders are eligible for Vietnam online visa application, which can be completed after meeting a few simple requirements, including holding a valid passport.  

Vietnam eVisa is issued as a single-entry permit allowing entry to Vietnam for maximally 30 days. The visa expires after 30 days as well.

An online application can be made using any working electronic device with Internet access. Once approved, the visa will arrive in the applicant’s email inbox.  

Applying for a Vietnam visa online allows a traveler to avoid stamping fees and waiting in long lines upon their arrival in Vietnam.  

Types of Vietnam visas for UK citizens

There is only one type of Vietnam electronic visa that the UK citizen can apply for, which serves only one entry to the country. What is more, the stay in Vietnam with an eVisa cannot exceed 30 days.

The visa can be used for the following purposes:

  • Tourism: all leisure-related activities such as vacationing, family and friend reunions, sightseeing, etc.;
  • Business: handling different kinds of business affairs, including negotiating contracts, looking for potential business partners, attending business conferences, etc.;
  • Transit: making a stop before reaching the final travel destination.

How to apply for a Vietnam eVisa from the UK?

Applicants from the UK should know that they are just three steps away from enjoying their visas being approved and delivered straight to their email inboxes. The said steps include:

  1. Fill out an online form: choose your traveling purpose, enter all required data, upload required documents, and double-check all the entered information.
  2. Cover the processing fee: pay 79 Euro of the service fee using one of the available methods of online payment.
  3. Wait for the approval: check your email inbox and receive the confirmation number, which is necessary to check on the progress of your visa application.

Your Vietnam eVisa will be delivered to your email address within maximally 5 business days. Make sure to download it and have its printed copy with you during your trip!

Important: Do remember to use your eVisa to enter Vietnam through the entry port you have selected when applying online. Otherwise, you may encounter some issues crossing the Vietnamese borders.

Vietnam eVisa processing time and fees for UK passport holders

UK passport holders should remember to submit their online visa applications at least 5 business days prior to the planned travel date. Although the average processing time is only 68 hours, the application must be completed 5 days in advance of travel to avoid unnecessary hassle and receive the visa on time.

Every applicant from the UK also needs to cover the processing fee of 79 Euro covering all the governmental fees as well as the service of our visa consultants, who handle all the formalities for an applicant and are at their disposal throughout the entire application process. The fee can be paid using one of several secure methods of online payment, e.g., credit/debit card, PayPal, PayU, and many others.

Note: Should your arrival date in Vietnam is very close, you can request your visa even within several hours – rush visa service (2-3 business days) or emergency super rush visa service (30 business. Please, however, bear in mind that both services require covering an additional service fee.

How long can citizens of the UK stay in Vietnam with eVisa?

UK citizens holding a valid Vietnam eVisa can enter Vietnam only once and stay there for up to 30 days. The visa can be used for a trip related to leisure, business, or transit. The electronic Vietnamese visa is also valid for a period of 30 days, and its validity period starts on the day before the arrival date put in the online application.

Every eVisa holder must remember to use the approved visa within the validity period to avoid unnecessary issues.

Moreover, UK nationals can extend their Vietnam online visa, but it entails covering an additional extension fee. The service can be realized with the help of the local Immigration Department Office.

Requirements for a Vietnam eVisa from the UK

The requirements for a Vietnam eVisa are the same regardless of the applicant’s nationality. UK nationals should then meet the following elementary requirements:

Required documents

  • a copy of a bio-data passport page
  • a recent face photograph

Tip: You don’t need to worry about the size of uploaded files. Use your phone or PC camera to make copies of your passport and face. Our consultants will adjust the received files to the governmental requirements!

Other requirements

Apart from the required documents, make sure you have access to the following items:

  • active email address
  • valid means of online payment
  • working electronic device
  • stable Internet connection

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