As of August 30, 2016, there is a significant change concerning Vietnam visa for US passport holders in UK in particular and all around the world in general that from all of them then must obtain a 1-year multiple entry visa regardless of their length of stay in Vietnam, even a few days. There is no other choice for US travelers to Vietnam today. Entry into force of this policy then means others visa types consisting of 1-month single/multiple entry visa, 3-month single/multiple entry visa and 6-month multiple entry visa are no longer available.
About Visa Fee for US passport holders from August 30, 2016
As at the moment, US travelers may have two ways to obtain a Vietnam-visa as follows:
- Apply via the local embassy; OR
- Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival.
If the former option is selected, the visa fee is governed by the embassy itself and it could vary from one to one, ranging from US$200 to US$250. In case the latter is selected, the US travelers are required to pay US$135 as stamping fee at the airport, plus a service fee applied by the local travel agent, ranging from US$40 to US$100 depending on purpose of visit, tourist or business.
– This policy is for US PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY. Vietnam visa for others, including Vietnam visa for UK remains unchanged.
– Maximum of one stay in Vietnam of US travelers during that 1 year is 3 months. It means that US travelers must leave Vietnam after every 3 months in Vietnam and then come back if they wish, and repeat until the end of their visa.