Your journey must meet the following conditions for applying for an e-visa: your trip is a tourist or business trip for visiting friends or family or attending a conference and it is a single entry trip that does not exceeds the validity and length of stay of 30 days. You have a copy of your e- visa in your luggage and booked one night in a hotel and you have specified the locations where you arrive and depart from ( See the locations * ).
As a traveller you’ll have to meet the following requirements to apply for an e-Visa: your minor fellow travellers have their own passport and are in the possession of an e-visa and you have contacted the nearest Vietnamese Embassy where you filled out the form stating that you have the consent of parents or guardian to travel with the children. You can prove that you’re not put out of the country over the past three years and that you wasn’t in Vietnam when you applied for your e- visa and that you have no infectious disease or menthal health problems and that you’re not a danger to you environment and that you’re a British national with a full British Citizen passport.
Your passport must comply with the following conditions before applying for an e-visa: your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months on arrival date in Vietnam if you want to apply for the 15 day visa exemption and if you stay longer your passport must be valid more than 1 month from the date your e- visa expires. Your passport must be in top condition when you arrive in Vietnam. A lot of British nationals couldn’t enter Vietnam because their passports were damaged or the scans of their passports were unclear.
The passport photo must meet the following requirements: the passport photo is in color and the person on the photo does not laugh and does not wear glasses. The photo has a slight uniform background and it’s a recent passport photo (up to one year old).
Tip: remember to save your documents in your hand luggage and don’t overstay your visa. For the Vietnamese is that a serious matter that can cost you a lot of money. Be carefull!
If you meet all the conditions that the Vietnamese Government demands you can apply for an online e-visa. If you do not meet all the conditions for applying for an e-visa or you’re unclear about the entry requirements then you need to contact the Vietnamese Embassy.
If you apply for an e-visa through our website https://e-visums.co.uk you can apply for a tourist or business e- visa.
The entry and exit points :
The entry and exit points with an e- visa is limited. You’ll have to select those points on your application. Here the air- and seaports and the crossing points on land and the 24 countries who don’t need a visa for entering Vietnam:
- The airports: Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), Noi Bai International Airport (Ha Noi), Da Nang International Airport, Cam Ranh International Airport (Khanh Hoa), Can Tho International Airport, Phu Bai International Airport, Phu Quoc International Airport, Cat Bi International Airport.
- The crossing points on land: Landport Took Can, Song Tien Landport, Tinh Bien Landport, Xa Mat Landport, Mong Cai Landport, Moc Bai Landport, Lao Bao Landport, Ha Ten Landport, Huu Nghi Landport, Cau Treo Landport, Cha Lo Landport, Bo Y Landport, Lao Cai Landport,
- The sea ports:Ho Chi Minh City seaport, Quy Nhon Seaport, Nha Trang Seaport, Hai Phong Seaport, Hon Gai Seaport, Da Nang Seaport, Vung Tau Seaport
The nationals of 24 countries with a regular passport don’t need a visa for Vietnam. These countries are:
- Chile maximum stay less than 90 days
- Cambodia maximum stay less than 30 days
- Indonesie maximum stay less than 30 days
- Kyrgyzstan maximum stay less than 30 days
- Laos maximum stay less than 30 days
- Malaysia maximum stay less than 30 days
- Signapore maximum stay less than 30 days
- Thailand maximum stay less than 30 days
- Philippines maximum stay less than 21 days
- Brunei maximum stay less than 14 days
- Myanmar maximum stay less than 14 days
- Belarus maximum stay less than 15 days
- Denmark maximum stay less than 15 days
- Finland maximum stay less than 15 days
- France maximum stay less than 15 days
- Germany maximum stay less than 15 days
- Italy maximum stay less than 15 days
- Japan maximum stay less than 15 days
- Norway maximum stay less than 15 days
- Russia maximum stay less than 15 days
- South Korea maximum stay less than 15 days
- Spain maximum stay less than 15 days
- Sweden maximum stay less than 15 days
- United K maximum stay less than 15 days
The different types of visas:
There are various visas issued by the Vietnamese Government. So it is possible ( until 30 June 2021) for British nationals who have a full ‘British passport’ to travel and enter Vietnam without a visa for a tourist or business trip up to 15 days. If you have another type of British nationality ( British national overseas ) you need a visa to enter Vietnam!
Starting from 2017 the Vietnamese Government demands an e-visa for all British citizens to travel to Vietnam for visits up to 30 days. To obtain this e- visa you’ll have to meet the requirements set by the Vietnamese Government. We don’t pretend to have all the requirements. If you’re in doubt and have questions about the entry requirements we advise you to contact the Vietnamese Embassy in London.
If you want to visit Vietnam longer than 30 days or if you want a multiple entry visa you’ll have to get a visa from the Vietnamese Embassy.
If you arrive at the island Phu Quoc first you can choose the 15 day visa free Vietnam-wide visa or a visa free entry for up to 30 days. If you choose the 15 day visa you can visit the mainland as normal. But if you choose the 30 day visa you cann’t travel to the mainland because it’s only valid for the island. If you want to travel elsewhere in Vietnam you need a visa from the Immigration office in Phu Quoc. If you visit another country in between and you return later to Vietnam you can apply for a 15 day visa again.
Children of Vietnamese nationals or spouses can apply for a visa exemption. That certificate is valid for 5 years and allows multiple entries. You’ll have to contact the Vietnamese Embassy.requirements.
Visa on Arrival:
More than 300.000 British citizens with a full ‘British Citizen’ passport visit Vietnam every year. The information we give is intended for the travellers whith a full ‘British Citizen’ passport. The Vietnamese Government decided the first February of 2017 to introduce the e-visa: an online application process that travelers can use for applying a visa to travel to Vietnam. The online application proces to obtain an e-visa is the replacement for the ' visa on arrival '. The Vietnamese Government let many warnings going out not to use this ' visa on arrival ' anymore. The Vietnamese Embassy cannot guarantee anymore that people with a ' visa on arrival ' will be able to continue their journey trouble-free.
The ‘visa on arrival’ is a letter which says that when you arrive in Vietnam you can buy a stamp that gives you the right to travel into Vietnam. This letter is the so-called ‘approval letter’. You can buy this letter at a visa office for about £ 20,00. At the custom desk in Vietnam you have to pay the ‘stamping fee’ for about £ 25, 00 or even more. The costs of a ‘visa on arrival’ are much higher than the costs of an e- visa.
Note: it’s still possible to go to Vietnam with a so-called ’visa on arrival’. In contrast with the Vietnamese wishes several websites still enable the ‘visa on arrival’ by delivering the ‘approval letter’ needed at the custom desk in Vietnam where you have to pay the ‘ stamping fee’.