1. Overview

So, do I need a visa for Vietnam from UK?

Vietnam tourism is becoming more and more known around the world. Vietnam has natural beauty, a mild climate, reasonable prices, a unique culture, and attractive cuisine, so you can come experience and explore. In recent years, the number of international visitors to Vietnam has been increasing, especially UK tourists who come to Vietnam each year. What could motivate UK tourists to visit Vietnam beyond the destination is the fact that London is starting to offer direct flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Besides, it is relatively convenient for UK tourists to apply for a visa to Vietnam, especially since they can apply for a visa online.

2. Do I need a visa for Vietnam from UK?

With the current trend of integration and development, the policy of applying for a Vietnam tourist visa for foreigners no longer has many difficult procedures. According to Vietnam’s visa policy, foreign citizens must apply for a visa when entering Vietnam, except for cases where foreigners come from countries that are exempted from visas unilaterally or bilaterally by Vietnam.

According to Vietnamese government regulations, UK passport holders do not need a visa to enter Vietnam during their 45-day stay there. According to the regulations of the Vietnamese Government, UK people are exempted from visas when entering Vietnam, according to the unilateral visa exemption policy for the UK. That means UK citizens do not need to apply for a visa when coming to Vietnam. However, visa exemption only allows them to temporarily reside in Vietnam for 45 days if they meet the following conditions:

Have a valid passport issued by a UK competent authority; the passport is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Vietnam and has at least two blank pages. 

Have a round-trip transportation ticket or go to another country. 

Not subject to not being allowed to enter Vietnam.

If you are visiting Vietnam for 46 days or more, you will need a visa before your trip. You can apply for a Vietnam visa at the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK, or you can apply for a Vietnam visa electronically through the website: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/web/guest/khai-thi-thuc-dien-tu/cap-thi-thuc-dien-tu

3. How long can UK citizens stay in Vietnam?

According to the latest regulations of the Government of Vietnam from August 15, 2023, visa exemption is available for citizens of the following countries: Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of France, Republic of Italy, Kingdom of Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Russian Federation, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Sweden, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Finland, and Republic of Belarus with a temporary residence period of 15 days changed to a temporary residence period of 45 days from the date of entry, regardless of passport type or purpose of entry on the basis of fully meeting the entry conditions according to the provisions of law Vietnam. 

The duration of an electronic visa (or electronic visa, symbol EV) is increased from no more than 30 days to no more than 90 days and is valid for one time or multiple times. So, UK citizens can stay in Vietnam for up to 90 days, depending on their visa duration. But there are a few things to note:

UK citizens are not allowed to enter Vietnam earlier than the entry date issued on their visa to Vietnam. 

UK citizens must leave Vietnam no later than the exit date issued on their visa to Vietnam, unless the visa has been successfully extended. Overstaying a Vietnam visa leads to fines, and heavy fines in serious cases. Keep track of those dates to make sure you don’t overstay any of them.

4. Requirements to apply for a Vietnam visa

To complete the online Vietnam visa application form, whether directly with the Vietnamese government or through a travel agent, UK citizens need to have:

Scan the entire personal page of the passport (the passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Vietnam and have at least 2 blank pages). 

A portrait photo (soft copy) meets Vietnam visa photo requirements. 

Additionally, you will need a card or PayPal account to be able to make international payments.

5. Cost of Vietnam visa application for UK citizens

If you apply for a Vietnam visa yourself at the Vietnamese Government website, your fees will be as follows:

  • Single-entry visa: 25 USD 
  • Multiple-entry visa: 50 USD 

Electronic visa processing time is 3-5 working days.

6. Tips for smoother and faster Vietnam Visa processing for UK citizens

Please apply for your visa at least two weeks before your expected departure date. 

Check all 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 required documents as instructed.

Be sure to pay when submitting your visa application; otherwise, your application will not be processed. 

Regularly monitor the status of your application (if you are registering yourself at a Government website) and be ready to provide additional information if requested.

7. Travel suggestions for UK tourists when coming to Vietnam

UK tourists coming to Vietnam will quickly realize that there are many places to visit in Vietnam and will spend a lot of time exploring all the famous tourist attractions along with the unique and impressive cuisine Vietnam. To help you plan your trip to Vietnam to the fullest, check out our guide to popular travel destinations in Vietnam, such: Ho Chi Minh City , Ha Long BayHanoi City, Hoi An, Ninh Binh , Nha Trang, Da Nang , Hue City, Phu Quoc, etc.

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In addition, to have the most complete trip to Vietnam, you can view detailed schedules and tour prices by following the links below, or you can visit Metta Voyage’s website to explore or register now our attractive tours.

Vietnam Mix Tour Train & Flight From South To North

Northern Vietnam “Golden Season” Luxury Adventure

Explore The North Of Vietnam

Explore The Culture & Cuisines Vietnam

Fascinating Vietnam Tour

A Taste Of Vietnam: Vietnam Cooking Tour

Best Of Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Full day City Tour

Hoi An Fun Exploring

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and Van Long Ecotourism Site

Handicrafts Villages Surrounding Hanoi Area

DMZ Tour In Central Vietnam

Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Mai Chau

8. Conclusion

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