Vietnam visa for United Kingdom citizens

Visitors from the United Kingdom DO NOT require visa to enter Vietnam for a stay of no longer than 15 days and meet the entry requirements:

  • UK British Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond arrival date.
  • Passport has 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
  • Stay for NO longer than 15 days with proof of onward travel.

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Not required 15 days
Business visa Required

Note: BNO passports are not exempt from the visa requirements above, thus still need to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam.

How to apply

UK British passport holders who wish to stay for longer than 15 days can choose one of the available methods below to apply for a visa to Vietnam:

1 - Visa at local embassy

  • Address: Victoria Road 12-14, London W8-5rd, United Kingdom
  • Phone: (+44) 20 7937 1912
  • Fax: (+44) 20 7565 3853
  • Email:
  • Website:

If you are currently living outside of the United Kingdom, you can you also contact the local embassy in the country where are residing.

2- Visa on arrival

The easiest way for UK British visitors to obtain a Vietnamese visa is to apply for a visa on arrival online  at You can complete your visa application in just a few simple steps, receive the visa approval letter by email in 3-5 working days and print out the documents to pick up the visa upon arrival at Vietnam airport. See how it works!

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Visa on arrival fees for United Kingdom citizens

Type of visa Tourist visa Business visa Stamping fee
Single 1 month 18 70 US$25
Single 3 month 28 95 US$25
Multiple 1 month 21 75 US$50
Multiple 3 month 43 110 US$50

*The price table above is for visa on arrival service and quoted in US dollars. If you want to apply through the Embassy of Vietnam in United Kingdom, please contact the Embassy directly for visa price.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible for United Kingdom citizens to get Vietnam tourist Visa on arrival?

Yes, it is possible. See how visa on arrival works.

Visa requirements for UK citizens

Q: Hi We are UK citizens flying to Hanoi to spend 6 days with relatives before then flying to Hong Kong to board a cruise ship 3 days after arrival in Hong Kong which will then stop at 3 ports in Vietnam.  I know we have 15 day visa exemption for the trip to relatives.  What will then be the situation with regards to the cruise? (Frances Burton, UK)

A: For the entry by cruise, you can obtain the loose-leaf visa upon arrival at the Vietnam seaport. Please check out our visa instructions for cruise ship passengers

Business Visa for UK

Q: I am about to apply for a visa online as I arrive in Hanoi on Friday.  I visit Vietnam often, so would like to apply for a 1 year visa, but some forums suggest that this is only available for US citizens.  Is a 1 year available to a British citizen? (Kevin Dunn)

A: We are afraid that 1 year visa is currently available for US passports only, we will keep you updated when it becomes available for UK passport holders.

Visa Exemption

Q: Can I get a visa exemption if I fly into Ho Chi Minh and take the express ferry out of Vietnam into Phnom Penh 8 days later. I have a British passport. (Lefki Marsh)

A: Yes, as you stay for only 8 days, you are exempt from visa requirements for Vietnam on your British passport.

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