Visa for Vietnam application

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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 £39,95. By doing this, you avoid the cost of the stamping fee ($25 tot $50) and the waiting line for the former Vietnam visa on arrival.

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How can I apply for the Vietnam e-visa?

1. Apply for visa

Apply for Vietnam visa

Fill in the online application form for the Vietnamese visa. This only takes a few minutes.

2. Pay online

Pay visas online

You can pay for the visa safely and easily through Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal.

3. Official visa

Visa by e-mail

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. Travelers can thus avoid the waiting line for payment of the stamping fee. All costs are included in the total price of £39,95 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.

Visa explanation

What is the Vietnam visa? The visa for Vietnam is a travel authorization for traveling to and entering Vietnam. All travelers are required to possess their own visa; this includes children. Vietnam allows citizens from certain countries, including the UK (British citizens only), 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 bureaus 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 this country. 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 travelers with the visa on arrival can get past the passport check without trouble.

Take note: many travel bureaus 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. You still need to wait in line and pay extra costs after arrival in Vietnam. That’s why it’s 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 don’t need to have booked transportation (flight, cruise ship or boat) at this moment. You can travel in and out of Vietnam a single time, and only at the locations which you fill in on the form. Your entire stay in Vietnam (including the day you are traveling 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 are also required 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 months before departure? That is not an issue, applying can be done as early as you like. Are you arriving within a few days? Then you should make use of the ‘urgent’ option in the application form. You application will then be approved on average within 3 workdays. It can occur, however, that even urgent application 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.


Summary

Miniature video visa
Travel purposeTourism, business or transits
Validity30 days
EntryOnce
Delivery timeNormal: on average one week
Urgent: on average 3 work days
Cost£39,95 per visa
ApplyOnly online: apply now

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e-Visa.co.uk is a professional visa bureau and supports travelers in acquiring a visa for Vietnam. e-Visa.co.uk however is in no way part of the Vietnamese government. It is also possible to directly apply for an eTA through the website of the Vietnamese government ($25 per persoon via evisa.gxuatnhapcanh.gov.vn). If you submit your application through e-Visa.co.uk our customer service team is at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your application is also manually checked by us before it is submitted. If we suspect any errors, we will personally contact you right away, to make sure that the application can still be processed quickly and correctly. Our services have saved many a traveler from serious problems during their trip. Should, despite our assistance, an application still be rejected, then we will refund the entire purchase cost (unless the traveler was denied an application for an visa Vietnam before). Read more about our services.