A Vietnam visa is not required for UK travelers to Vietnam between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 whose arrival date is not within 30 days from previous exit of their stay in Vietnam with visa exemption.

Otherwise, a valid visa is required.

Like UK citizens in UK or in any other countries, UK passport holders in Singapore also have two options to get a visa for Vietnam:

  1. Apply for Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy in Singapore or in any other countries which is convenient for them.
  2. Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival in Singapore.

For many travelers in Singapore, the second option may be ideal to save their cost, as the visa on arrival cost may be lower or higher then fee of visa at Vietnam embassy, however, if plus cost to travel to the embassy, this fact becomes uncertain.

While visa fee at embassy is not published, cost of Vietnam visa on arrival is clearly published on each website. Users of Vietnam visa on arrival need to pay two kinds of fee: service fee and stamping fee. While the former is offered by the visa on arrival service providers, the latter is fixed by the Vietnam Ministry of Finance. Click here http://vietnamvisa.sg/about-vietnam-visa-on-arrival/ for detailed fees of visa on arrival announced on Vietnamvisa.sg – which has been specially developed to assist application for Vietnam visa in Singapore:

How to obtain a Vietnam visa on arrival:

Visa on arrival for Vietnam can be easily obtained in the following 4 simple steps:

  1. Submit online application form for visa approval letter;
  2. Pay for service fee;
  3. Receive visa approval letter via email;
  4. Get visa stamped upon arrival at airport.

It is very simple to get a visa on arrival. But please remember that you need to obtain a visa approval letter before departure, otherwise you are not allowed to get on board to Vietnam. And also, please keep in mind that this option is available for those who travel to Vietnam by air only.