Vietnam Visa free for UK citizensAs from July 1, 2015, all UK citizens to Vietnam will need no visa if:

  1. Their passport is valid for at least 6 months from their arrival date;
  2. Their arrival date does not fall within 30 days from exit date of their last visit with visa exemption.

In case their arrival date falls within 30 days from exit date of their last visit with visa exemption, a visa is required. But in case they wish to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days, obtaining a valid visa before the trip is highly recommended. They should not enter Vietnam with visa exemption and then extend their stay while they are in Vietnam for the 3 reasons as follows:

Vietnam visa cost1. It costs more

If a 1-month single entry visa on arrival to Vietnam for UK passport holders just costs around US $45, extension of visa exemption for another 15 days may cost up to US $100 to US $200.

2. It takes long

In case you get Vietnam visa exemption extended, it may takes you up to 7 or 10 working days to complete. While, obtaining a visa for the whole trip will be much quicker.

3. It is difficult

The process to get Vietnam visa exemption extend is quite complicated. You will need to submit your original passport with the current visa for Vietnam and other documents to get your work done.

So, what should be better for Vietnam visa for UK staying in the country for more than 15 days: entering Vietnam with visa exemption and then get visa extended in Vietnam, or getting a visa for the whole trip.

How to obtain a Vietnam visa for Uk travelers?

At the moment, allĀ UkĀ passport holders may have two ways to handle their Vietnam visa application as follows:

  1. Apply for visa at Vietnam embassy; OR
  2. Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival.

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