A Vietnam visa for UK Citizens is not required if the intention is to stay in the country for a period of up to 15 days. This visa exemption rule is in place until 30th June 2018.
The is certain to benefit UK travelers that intend to visit Vietnam for a short one or even a more relaxing two week holiday. But, there are certain basic requirements, including:
1) Passport – If planning the Vietnam holiday, all travelers must make sure their passport has a validity period of at least 6 months remaining after arriving in the country. Also, it is useful to have one or two blank pages in the passport for the relevant stamps.
2) Arrival date – in order to comply with the requirements of the visa exemption, UK travelers must wait at least 30 days from the last visit to Vietnam using the visa exemption again.
3) Return ticket – all UK travelers must organize a return ticket that shows a departure date within the time-frame of the visa exemption.
Are you staying longer in Vietnam?
If the intention is to stay in Vietnam for a period of more than 15 days, or planning to visit the country within a period of 30 days of using the last visa exemption, UK travelers will need to organize a proper Vietnam visa.
Which type of Vietnam Visa?
There are a variety of options for UK travelers to obtain a valid visa for Vietnam.
Visa on arrival
One of the quickest and easiest options to get the cheap Vietnam visa is to apply for the visa on arrival. This visa option is preferred by a lot of travelers for its all-around simplicity, as well as its time saving and fast processing. It is a fully legitimate alternative to applying for a full visa stamp at a local Vietnamese Embassy.
The Vietnam visa on arrival is a practical option for UK travelers that plan to enter the country via one of the major international airports, such as Nha Trang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang
The application process for the Vietnam visa on arrival is relatively straightforward. It is simply a process of getting in touch with a third-party travel agent or tour operator based in Vietnam and completing the application form and paying the relevant fee to get a visa approval letter issued. This letter is sufficient to board the flight to Vietnam and is used to obtain the proper visa stamp on arrival at the preferred Vietnam airport.
A further way to obtain the Vietnam visa is to visit the Vietnamese Embassy in your own country, or another country is already traveling. This is a more time-consuming and expensive option but will appeal to UK travelers that prefer to get everything organized before leaving home. Contact the Embassy of Vietnam in London at 12-14 Victoria Road, London W8 5RD for details required, such as the visa procedure, required documents, and fee.
The final option for UK citizens to apply for the Vietnam visa is the e-visa which is valid for a period of up to 30 days and perfect for the single entry trip for tourist activities. The e-visa is a further option to apply online but it does have certain restrictions, such as the accepted entry points into the country.