Visa for Vietnam application
The Vietnam visa replaces the old visa on arrival
Starting 2018, you can apply for the Vietnam visa entirely online, for a total cost of £49.95. This way, you avoid the cost of the stamping fee ($25 to $50) and the waiting line for the former Vietnam visa on arrival.
Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19), it is currently not possible to travel to Vietnam for a holiday or business trip.
It is still possible to apply for a visa, but first read all about the coronavirus measures in Vietnam.
How can I apply for the Vietnam e-visa?
1. Apply for visa
Fill in the online application form for the Vietnamese visa. This only takes a few minutes.
2. Pay online
Pay for the visa safely and easily through Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal.
3. Official visa
You receive the document by e-mail within a few days. Print it and take it with you.
Make use of the new digital Vietnam visa
On 1 February 2017, Vietnam introduced an electronic e-visa to slowly phase out the old visa on arrival. Unlike the Vietnam visa on arrival, the e-visa is granted before departure. Travellers can thus avoid the waiting line for payment of the stamping fee. All costs are included in the total price of £49.95 per person. The e-visa is cheaper, easier to apply for, and saves a lot of time at the airport compared to the old visa on arrival.
What is the Vietnam visa? The visa for Vietnam is a travel authorisation for travelling to and entering Vietnam. All travellers are required to possess their own visa; this includes children. Vietnam allows citizens from certain countries, including the UK (but not Ireland), to stay in Vietnam for 15 days without a visa. However, if you plan on staying longer than 15 days, you will require a visa. Submitting an online application is the easiest way to meet this requirement. After approval, the visa will be sent to you digitally by e-mail; you only need to print it and take it with you on your trip for a comfortable journey to Vietnam.
Warning Vietnam Visa on Arrival
The Vietnam embassy warns: do not make use of the visa on arrival. Many travel agencies still advertise the visa on arrival, even though the embassy strongly discourages this method. The visa on arrival was until last year the most used method to travel to Vietnam. To do this, an approval letter had to be bought before departure for roughly £20 and another stamping fee of $25 to $50 had to be paid at the airport in Vietnam. The embassy can no longer guarantee that travellers with the visa on arrival can get past the passport check without trouble.
Take note: many travel agencies claim to be able to arrange a Vietnamese visa for you, even though they can only arrange an approval letter for the visa on arrival. In this case, you will still need to wait in line and pay extra costs after arrival in Vietnam. That’s why it is better to make use of the visa for Vietnam on this website.
Validity term and Vietnam visa requirements
To be able to travel to Vietnam, you need to keep a number of requirements in mind. During the application process you indicate when the visa will be valid. An exact date of arrival or departure date is not necessary yet. You also do not need to have booked transportation (flight, cruise ship or bus/coach) at this moment. You can travel in and out of Vietnam once, and only at the locations which you fill in on the form. Your entire stay in Vietnam (including the day you are travelling in and out of the country) must fall under the validity term of 30 days. You are required to have established at least one place to stay at the moment of your application for the visa. You also need to meet the requirements below:
- You must possess the Vietnamese visa before starting your journey
- Your passport must be valid for at least 30 days longer than your visa
- You cannot have a mental illness or transmittable disease which can pose a threat to your direct environment
- You cannot have been deported from Vietnam in the past 3 years
- You can only arrive and depart from one of these airports, seaports, or border posts
Apply for Vietnam visa online
Easily apply for the Vietnam visa online. The easiest way to acquire your Vietnam visa is by applying for it online. This can be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through this website using the digital application form. After filling in your data you make the payment. Finally, you upload a passport scan and passport photo through this website's easy to use upload tool. All of your information is first checked for commonly made mistakes. Should any errors or incompleteness be found, you will be contacted directly to correct the application.
Apply through the Vietnam embassy. Don’t meet the requirements for the e-visa, for example because you want to stay in the country for longer than 30 days? Then you need to submit an application for a Vietnam embassy visa.
Apply for visa: months before departure or urgent?
Do you wish to apply for the visa several months before departure? That is not an issue, applying can be done as early as you like. Are you due to arrive within a few days? Then you should make use of the urgent option in the application form. Your application will then be approved on average within 3 workdays. It can occur, however, that even urgent applications take longer. Do you still have questions? Read the page with frequently asked questions and answers. Should you be unable to find your answer there, you can always contact our customer service by phone or by e-mail.
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e-Visa.co.uk is a professional visa bureau and supports travellers in acquiring a visa for Vietnam. However, e-Visa.co.uk is in no way part of the Vietnamese government. It is also possible to apply for a visa at the Vietnamese immigration office ($25 per person via evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn). In that case, you will be unable to use our support centre, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to resolve urgent issues and answer your questions. We also manually check applications and all provided documents for common mistakes before submitting them. We do this within 72 hours at the latest, but usually within an hour after receiving your payment. If we suspect errors or any incompleteness, we will contact you personally immediately to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. Our services have already saved many travellers from major problems during their travels. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the entire purchase cost (unless an application for an visa Vietnam has been rejected for the same traveller before). Read more about our services.