Vietnam is home to many interesting tourist sites such as the city of Hanoi and the Viet Cong tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City. Any tourist heading here must have the correct documentation in place before beginning their vacation. If you don’t have the right papers, you may be refused entry to the country.
Thankfully, getting a tourist visa for Vietnam from the UK is straightforward, especially when you apply using the Byevisa site. In 2017, the e-Visa system went live and this means that you no longer need to submit any paperwork to the embassy. You can apply electronically and get your 30-day travel authorisation delivered directly to your email inbox.
- 1 Do I Need a Visa for Vietnam If I Am Coming From the UK?
- 2 How to Get a Visa for Vietnam From UK
- 3 What Are the Essential Visa Requirements for Vietnam For UK Passport Holders?
- 4 How Much is a Visa for Vietnam From the UK?
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Travelling to Vietnam
- 6 More Information About the Vietnam Visa
Do I Need a Visa for Vietnam If I Am Coming From the UK?
There are 2 options for tourists coming from the UK.
1. You can apply for an e-Visa for Vietnam from the UK that gives you entry to the country for up to 30 days. Byevisa offers this service and will guide you through each step.
2. If your trip is less than 15 days in length, you can apply for a visa exemption on arrival to the country as part of the waiver scheme for UK citizens. To get this waiver authorised you will need to produce a passport that has 6 months’ validity from the day you want to enter the country as well as proof of onward travel.
How to Get a Visa for Vietnam From UK
To get a 30-day visa, you need to apply in advance of your trip. Here at Byevisa, we make it easy to apply via our site. Just select the visa for Vietnam and UK passport options from the dropdown menu and provide the following information:
- A valid email address.
- Expected arrival and departure dates.
- Phone number.
- Your name, gender and date of birth.
- Nationality and current country of residence.
- Country of birth.
- Passport details.
- Port of arrival, such as Tan Son Nhat international Airport – Ho Chi Minh City.
Once you have completed the form, you must pay the required visa fee via a credit/debit card or PayPal account. You can choose how quickly you would like your travel authorisation to be delivered to your inbox. We have 3 services to choose from Standard (5 business days), Rapid (4 business days) and Highly Rapid (3 business days). The speed you choose determines how much you will pay for processing.
Once you have chosen your service speed and submitted your application, Byevisa will begin the process on your behalf. You will receive your travel authorisation via email. Print the document and take it with you along with your passport to obtain entry to the country.
What Are the Essential Visa Requirements for Vietnam For UK Passport Holders?
In order to get your travel authorisation approved, you need to ensure you have the following information for submission to the immigration office on arrival:
- A passport that has at least 1 month of validity left from your date of exit.
- A printed copy of your e-Visa.
How Much is a Visa for Vietnam From the UK?
The e-Visa cost comprises a 25 USD government fee plus the Byevisa processing fee. This administration fee depends on the speed of service you require and will be presented to you onscreen, so the total cost is clear before you pay.
Frequently Asked Questions About Travelling to Vietnam
We hope that you will now have all the necessary information to help you apply for your travel documentation successfully. We have, however, answered some of the most frequently asked questions below to help you feel even more prepared.
Do Minors Need a Visa When Travelling With Me?
If you are travelling with anyone under 18 who has their own passport, then you must make a separate visa application for Vietnam for them to go into the country with you. Where a minor shares a passport with their parent, then no separate application needs to be made, but you must submit their name and photo as part of your online application.
Are There Any Other Ways of Getting My Visa?
You can apply directly to the embassy for your documentation, but this will require you to visit in person and then return to collect your authorisation. Using the Byevisa service saves you from having to take time out from your busy schedule; you will receive your travel pass via email so you can print it from home ready for your trip.
What Should I Do With My Travel Authorisation Once I Have Entered the Country?
You must keep your Vietnam e-Visa on your person at all times during your stay; it cannot be locked away in a safe as you may be asked by officials to provide evidence of your right to be in the country.
Can I Extend My Stay If I Need To?
If you want to extend your stay beyond the initial 30 days in the country, then you will need to have an invitation to stay from an official agency, an individual person or an organisation. They will need to apply on your behalf for this extension via the immigration offices.
Is There A Multiple-Entry Visa or a Longer Duration Option I Can Apply For?
If you want to apply for a longer stay or need to visit the country multiple times, then you will need to apply directly to the embassy for consideration. UK citizens can apply for up to 90 days or for a Multiple-Entry authorisation if you apply directly through the embassy.
More Information About the Vietnam Visa
By now you should have all the essential information that you need to apply for your eVisa with Byevisa. For more detailed instructions, head on over to our Vietnam visas page where you can get more guidance. You can also find more information about travelling to Vietnam here.