Vietnam visa for United Kingdom citizens

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Visa not required 45 days
E-visa Eligible 30 days

How to apply

If you're traveling to Vietnam from United Kingdom, you can choose one of the following three methods to secure a visa.

  • e-Visa
  • Visa on arrival
  • Visa at embassy

Embassy and Consulate of Vietnam in United Kingdom

City Address
London 12-14 Victoria Road, London W8 5Rd
Close now - Open in 8 hours 49 minutes

Vietnam visa fees for GB residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 58 GBP 96 GBP
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 58 GBP 96 GBP
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 38 GBP 76 GBP
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 38 GBP 76 GBP

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 12:30 June 04, 2024 (Local Bradford time).

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  • There are no national holidays being observed in the United Kingdom today (Friday, May 24, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is Spring Bank Holiday, which will occur in 2 days, 23 hours from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in London.

Information for GB passports traveling to Vietnam

Do UK passport holders need a visa for Vietnam?

Young woman tourist at Golden bridge at the top of the Ba Na Hills, Vietnam ( Photo: Shutterstock)

As of March 2022, the Vietnamese government resumed the visa exemption program for 25 countries including the UK. UK/ British passport holders are NOT required a visa for trips up to 15 days in Vietnam. For a longer stay than 15 days, you will need to apply for a Vietnam visa. Overseas British nationals are not eligible for this visa waiver program.

Visa change timelines

  • 2007: British passports are eligible for the visa on arrival program.
  • July 01, 2015: UK passports are exempt from visa for Vietnam for 15 days.
  • February, 2017: UK citizens are able to apply for an e-visa online (30 days, single entry)
  • March, 2022: Vietnam resumed the visa waiver program for UK passports and extended the exemption to 2025.
  • Upcoming change: The exemption period is expected to be extended to 45 days instead of 15 days (sources)

At a glance

Entry visa:

  • Not required for 15 days (This exemption is valid until July 2025)

Visa exemption requirements:

  • Valid passport
  • Proof of onward travel

Exemption proposals:

  • Visa-free from 15 days to 45 days

BNO passport entry visa:

  • Visa required

Tourism statistics

  • 2023: 67,408 visitors
  • 2022: 66,226 visitors
  • 2020: 80,669 visitors
  • 2019: 312,889 visitors
  • 2018: 282,352 visitors

How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on a UK passport

General information

UK passport holders who want to extend their stay in Vietnam longer than 15 days and overseas British nationals must obtain a visa to enter Vietnam by applying for a Vietnam e-visa, a visa on arrival, and at the Embassy in the UK.

Visa at the Embassy of Vietnam in London

UK residents can apply for both single-entry and multiple-entry Vietnam visas in person at the local embassy of Vietnam on London. Those visas can be used for various purposes including tourism, business, and study. To apply for a visa at the Embassy, you need to follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out the visa application form provided in person or on the embassy’s official website.
  2. A passport-sized photo and a copy of your UK passport with validity for at least 6 months beyond the arrival date in Vietnam.
  3. Pay the visa fee.
  4. Additional supporting documents may be required depending on the purpose of the visit, such as a letter of invitation from a Vietnamese sponsor or proof of travel arrangements.
  5. Submit the completed application and wait for the visa processed.

Apply for e-visa online

UK British passports are eligible for a Vietnam e-visa that is valid for a single entry at 33 international borders with a maximum of 30 days. The application process involves the following steps and documents:

  1. Go to the official Vietnam e-visa website: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn.
  2. Click on “personally apply for E-visa” and then complete the online application form.
  3. Upload valid UK passport details, a required passport-sized photo, and a scanned copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  4. Pay the e-visa fee (25 USD ~ 20.53 pounds).
  5. Receive your registration code, save the number, and present it upon arrival at Vietnam borders or international airports.

Apply for a visa on arrival

UK passport holders entering Vietnam by air can get a visa on arrival. This type of visa requires a visa approval letter in advance. Here are the step-by-step guide:

  1. Apply online for an pre-approved visa letter.
  2. Fill out the online application form with personal information, passport details, and travel plans.
  3. Pay the service fee.
  4. Wait for the visa approval letter to be issued within about  2-3 working days.
  5. Receive a visa approval letter and show it at one of Vietnam’s international airports.
  6. Pay the stamping fee.

How much is the visa fee for UK passports?

Fee comparison

E-visa 

Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 20.53 pounds

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
  • Single entry: 25 USD ~ 20.53 pounds
  • Multiple entry: 50 USD ~ 41.07 pounds

Travel tips for UK citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

To get from the UK to Vietnam, you can take direct, non-stop flights (around 11 hours) or connecting flights with a stopover in Dubai, France, Qatar or Turkey. These indirect flights often take around 16 hours to to reach Vietnam. Below are some popular flight routes:

London - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per pax/ one way)

London - Ho Chi Minh City

Bamboo Airways

396 pounds

London - Ho Chi Minh City

Qatar Airways + British Airways

705 pounds

London - Ho Chi Minh City

Emirate Airlines + Qantas Airways

716 pounds

Manchester City - Hanoi

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per pax/ one way)

Manchester City - Hanoi

British Airways + Vietnam Airlines

657 pounds

Manchester City - Hanoi

Turkish Airlines

928 pounds

Birmingham City - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per pax/ one way)

Birmingham City - Ho Chi Minh City

Emirate Airlines + Qantas Airways

747 pounds

Birmingham City - Ho Chi Minh City

Turkish Airways

824 pounds

Weather information

Vietnam and the UK feature typically different climates, thus the weather and temperature patterns between the two countries are also distinct.

  • Climate: The UK is under the influence of a temperate maritime climate characterized by mild, moderate temperatures and rainfall. Vietnam, on the other hand, has a tropical climate with relatively high temperatures, humidity, and precipitation.
  • Temperatures: The temperatures in Vietnam vary throughout the year with average highs running from 28-36°C (82-97°F) in the summer months, and 20-30°C (68-86°F) during the winter. By contrast, the temperatures in the UK are much lower with average highs ranging from 12-22°C (53-72°F) during the summer, and lows ranging from 1-8°C (34-46°F) in the winter. 
  • Rainfall: Vietnam experiences consistent rainfall during wet/ rainy seasons from May to October while the UK is known for frequent rains throughout the year.
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Antonio
United Kingdom

Ive been in Vietnam for long time and been getting tourist visa the intire time. Now my passport is out of pages do do a visa run. But i want to remain in Vietnam. But if I apply for a new passport by the time it arrives i will be over staying. What can i do to remain here legally and wait for my passport to arive am a uk passport holder

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Lucy
United Kingdom

We want to enter Vietnam by land border (Ha Tien) from Cambodia - we have seen that we don’t need a visa as we will be less than 45 days in Vietnam, but does this also apply to land border crossings?

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@Lucy, Yes, this applies for both air and border crossing entries!

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Allen Bell
Isle Of Man

I am a holder of a British Islands Isle of Man passport. I am booked on a 9 day cruise which will visit Vietnam as well as Singapore and Thailand. Will I require a visa for Vietnam?

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Sam
Australia

Hi there, I am a UK Passport holder, who will be visiting Vietnam from Australia (for less than 45 days). Does the exemption still apply, or do I have to fly from the UK? Thank you

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Mills
United Kingdom

Hi there. I am a U.K. passport holder and am looking to enter Vietnam 3 times in a 6 month period for tourism. Just to confirm I won’t need a visa for a multi entry - provided each trip is less than 45 days?

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@Mills, You do not need visa for any of your stay as long as it does not exceed 45 days.

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Nanaki Singh
United Kingdom

Hello I am a UK passport holder and hoping to travel by bus from Phnom peh to Ho chi minh and I will stay in Vietnam for 28 days. Do I need to get a visa before getting on the bus?

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@Nanaki Singh, a visa is not required for UK passport holders for 45 days regardless of the type of entry (air or land). Therefore, you do not need an entry visa in this case.

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luke bourgaize
United Kingdom

Hi , i am a British passport holder from Guernsey . am i eligible for the 45 day visa exemption

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Yes, you are eligible for the 45 day visa exemption as long as you hold a valid UK/British passport.

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Robert Dale
United Kingdom

Hello, I am a British Passport Holder. Do i need a visa to enter Song Tein landboarder for 10 day stay?

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Hello, you (UK passport holder) will not require a visa to enter Vietnam via Song Tien landborder.

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Eleni Panagiou
United Kingdom

Hello, I am a British passport holder. I am flying out from UK to Greece for a week, and then from Greece fly to Vietnam. Do I need a visa because I am not entering Vietnam directly from UK?

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Hello, there is no problem with that. You are still eligible for the 45-day visa exemption regardless of where you fly from.

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James Smyth
Australia

I am a British passport holder, living in Australia. Do I need to apply for a visa for a holiday in Vietnam?

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Hello, you can visit Vietnam from Australia with your UK passport for up to 45 days with visa-free entry.

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Nicholas
United Kingdom

Hi I am entering Vietnam via Cambodia but may consider looking for work and to stay longer. Should I apply for an E visa before entry?

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Yes, if you plan to stay for longer than 45 days, you can apply for a 90-day e-visa to cover your trip from Cambodia.

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Elizabeth Nottingham
United Kingdom

I am a UK passport holder and will be staying in Vietnam for under 30 days. I will be arriving on a bus from Cambodia. Do I need a Visa?

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In this case, you do not need a visa when traveling by bus from Cambodia to Vietnam and staying for 30 days.

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Olivia Watson
United Kingdom

We plan on entering Vietnam via airplane from Thailand with UK passports, do we need a pre approval letter for this stay?

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You do not need a visa for entry if your stay in Vietnam is less than 45 days.

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Colin Thorogoos
United Kingdom

Hello. I'm planning on coming to Vietnam for 14 days in December on a UK passport but flying in from Bali. Do I require a a pre approval letter for this stay?

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You do not require a visa or approval letter to visit Vietnam from either the UK or Bali.

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Greg Shillinglaw
United Kingdom

Hi, My partner and I are planning on entering Vietnam via land border (Cambodia) and leaving 14 days later. Am I right in saying that we therefore do not need an e-visa and can just turn up at that land border with our passports? Thanks

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@Greg Shillinglaw, Yes, you do not need a visa for Vietnam for 45 days, no matter whether you are entering by air or land from Cambodia.

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Faye
Australia

Hi. I am a UK Passport holder living in Australia and going to Vietnam on the 20th of December, flying into Hanoi, then doing a 2 day cruise in Ha Long bay, then going to Ninh Binh before flying to Australia on the 31st of December 2023 - total 11 days. Is a visa required for this trip considering there is a cruise included? Is the cruise considered multiple entry and if so does it matter? Thanks.

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@Faye, As a UK passport holder, you are exempt from visa for Vietnam for up to 45 days, which will cover your stay regardless of your activities, such as touring or taking an overnight cruise in Halong Bay.

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Alex Johnson
United Kingdom

Hello. I am a British passport holder from Northern Ireland (part of the UK). I am entering Hanoi and staying for 10 days. Do I require a Visa? There is conflicting information online surrounding Northern Ireland residents with British passports. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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@Alex Johnson, UK passport holders are exempt from a visa requirement for Vietnam for up to 45 days, regardless of whether you reside in the UK, Australia, or the Northern Ireland.

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Vi Vuong
United Kingdom

Hello I am a UK Passport holder entering Hanoi for a couple days before flying to Danang. From Danang I will fly to Phu Quoc island for a few days before re-entering Vietnam mainland Ho Chi Minh city. Do I need a visa to fly back to Ho Chi Minh? Thanks.

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@Vi Vuong, You are not required a visa for your visit to Vietnam; however, be sure that your stay does not exceed 45 days for each entry.

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Geoffrey Beer
United Kingdom

Hello I am a UK Passport holder entering Hanoi for a week then going to Cambodia Mekong then re-entering Vietnam at Phnom Penh boarder, my travel company APH say I need an e-visa for the second entry is that correct?

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@Geoffrey Beer, No, that is not correct. Once you exit Vietnam, you can re-enter the country immediately without wait time.

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Tom
United Kingdom

Hi, I will be getting married in Vietnam in October. I want to take my Vietnamese mother in law to Thailand and then return to Vietnam after 4 days. Am I now able to do this without a visa, or will I need a multiple entry visa?

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@Tom, After exiting Vietnam, you can immediately re-enter for another 45-day visa-free stay. Therefore, no visa is required in this case!

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Jack
United Kingdom

I am UK passport holder and I want to enter Vietnam through land border from cambodia, can i just turn up to land border without any visa or letter of approval?

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@Jack, Yes, you will only need your passport to show at the border control in Vietnam for a 45-day visa-free stay.

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Peter Green
Australia

Hello I am a full British Citizen with a UK passport can I enter Vietnam via Australia visa free for 45 days?

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@Peter Green, Yes, you can fly from either the UK or Australia; there is no requirement on the departure location.

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Felipe Brown
United Kingdom

I am entering Vietnam through Laos on a bus. Does the 45 day visa still apply to me?

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@Felipe Brown, Yes, there are no requirements or limitations on where you are entering Vietnam to be eligible for the 45-day visa exemption.

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Scott Chegg
United Kingdom

UK passport holders can now stay for 45 days without a visa? Simply arrive at the airport and receive a stamp, no application necessary. Is this correct?

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@Scott Chegg, Yes, that is correct. You only need a valid passport for the 45-day visa-free entry; no additional visa documents are required.

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Tom
United Kingdom

I believe that for UK citizens you do not need a visa for stays over 15 days and up to 45 days is this right?

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@Tom, Yes, you can stay in Vietnam without a visa for up to 45 days.

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Joanne Shortell
United Kingdom

I am going on a cruise. Fly to Japan get on the cruise and one of our stops is Vietnam. Will I need a visa?

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@Joanne Shortell, You do not need a visa if you stay in Vietnam for less than 15 days for each entry.

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Ashley Micheal White
United Kingdom

Hi I plan on going to vietnam for 14 days in september. would i just be able to show up, so i dont need any passport photos, just my passport, and then leave when i plan too.

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@Ashley Micheal White, Yes, you will just need your valid UK passport to enter Vietnam, no photos or visa is required for less than 15 day stays!

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Garnet Harrison
United Kingdom

Hi, we are visiting Vietnam but I will have to return to Singapore for 2 days during our planned trip. we are British passport holders - do I need to stay out for 15 days or can I enter and exit

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@Garnet Harrison, Once you exit Vietnam, you can immediately re-enter for another 15 day visa-free entry!

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Sarah Gathergood
United Kingdom

I have visited Vietnam for 15 days in June and am now in Laos, I need to re-enter Vietnam for 1 day as I travel back to the UK. I left Vietnam over 30 days ago, do I need to apply for a visa?

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@Sarah Gathergood, If you have already left Vietnam, you can immediately re-enter the country without having to wait for another 30 days.

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Caoimhe
United Kingdom

Hi, I'm living in Malaysia but I have a British passport, do I need a visa? Thank you

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@Caoimhe, If you hold a valid British passport, you do not need a visa for a 15-day stay.

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Keith Snape
United Kingdom

I am entering Vietnam from Cambodia by bus,on a British passport.Do I need a visa? Thanks

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@Keith Snape, You do not need a visa if your visit to Vietnam from Cambodia (by bus) is less than 15 days!

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Neelakshi Personal
India

I have an Indian passport with UK BRP. I am planning to travel to Vietnam from India. Do I have to apply for e-visa or visa on arrival?

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@Neelakshi Personal, Indian passports are still required a valid visa to visit Vietnam. You can either apply for an e-visa or apply for a visa on arrival if you are visiting Vietnam on an organized tour.

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Nicholas Arthur Poxon
United Kingdom

I am in Vietnam for 7 days before flying to Cambodia . I am then sailing down the Mekong river entering back in to Vietmam for a second time after 3 days at I believe Tan Chau . I will then remain in Vietnam for 7 days before flying back to the UK . Do I require a visa as I hold an up to date British passport ?

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@Nicholas Arthur Poxon, If each of your stays in Vietnam is less than 15 days, you do not need a visa for your travel.

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Mrs Varshaa Desai
United Kingdom

I am a British passport holder, can I apply for 3 month tourist multiple entry visa?

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@Mrs Varshaa Desai, Yes, UK passport holders are eligible for the 3-month e-visa, which will be available starting from 15 August 2023. You can check out our news page for frequent updates.

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Ross E
United Kingdom

Hi, we arrive in Vietnam on 5th July and leave on 20th July i.e. our 16th day in the country. Do we need an e-Visa?

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@Ross E, According to the exemption rule, if your stay is longer than 15 days, you are required to have a visa to visit the country!

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Matt
United Kingdom

Hi. I arrive on 19th November and depart on 3rd December, which is 14 nights/15 days but is it time specific?

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@Matt, As long as your stay is no longer than 15 days, you do not need a visa for this visit!

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Moxy F
United Kingdom

Hello, as a UK citizen if I enter Vietnam for 5 days without a visa then leave to Tokyo for 5 days, Can I re-enter Vietnam for 5 additional days only? the total would be 15 days but 5 of them out of Vietnam. I read somewhere that I cannot re-enter without a visa after I leave unless I come back after 30 days. Who knows better? or should I do a multiple entry E-Visa for peace of mind. thank you.

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@Moxy F, After exiting Vietnam, you can immediately return for another 15-day visa-free stay. There is no longer a waiting time required for each re-entry.

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Lindy Bullen
United Kingdom

I am travelling from UK to Vietman for 13 nights, then to Cambodia and Laos for 8 nights, before returning to UK via Hanoi. Is a 15 day tourist visa suficient or do I need a 30 day visa?

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@Lindy Bullen, As long as your stay is less than 15 days for each entry, you are not required a visa in this case!

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Sharon Snellin
United Kingdom

I am travelling to Hanoi arriving on Friday 5th January and departing Ho Chi Minh on Saturday 20th January - 00 25 am flight - do I still need a visa?

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@Sharon Snellin, You are just a few hours past the 15 day limit, we believe you do not need a visa in this case!

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Fiona Robertson
United Kingdom

I am Australian living in the UK. I am travelling to Hanoi in Vietnam for 15 days. What visa do I need?

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@Fiona Robertson, Australian passports are required a visa to visit Vietnam. You can either contact the embassy of Vietnam in London for visa instructions or apply online for an e-visa.

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MJ
United Kingdom

I am travelling to Vietnam HCMC for 2-3 days then go to Cambodia for 2-3 days before going back into Vietnam Hanoi for 2-3 days, before exiting to Hong Kong. Conscious that this is double entry and unsure as to what visa I would need please. I am a UK citizen.

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@MJ, You do not need visa for any of those entries. Once you exit Vietnam, you can re-enter with a new 15-day visa-free entry!

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Kevin Webb
United Kingdom

My wife and I are travelling to Vietnam arriving from the UK on the 08/09/23. We are travelling through Vietnam for 17 days, we then leave Vietnam for Cambodia for approx 3 days then we fly back to Vietnam from Cambodia, stay overnight then return back to the UK the following day. My question is which visa will we require, is there a multiple entry visa for 30 days or longer for a UK citizen. Thanks Kevin Webb

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@Kevin Webb, For the first entry that you stay for 17 days, you can apply for a 30 day visa to cover this stay. When you return from Cambodia, you can enter Vietnam under 15-day visa exemption as you just stay for 1 night! No visa is required for the second entry!

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Neil Bruce
United Kingdom

We are travelling to Vietnam on a cruise in January 2024. I am a UK Citizen and understand that I do not need a visa. On docking in Vietnam, is there any entry or permission fee, when you get your passport stamped/checked? If so cash or card?

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@Neil Bruce, As you are exempt from visa requirement for Vietnam, you do not need to pay any fee upon arrival. Just present your passport and enter Vietnam!

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Liz Whyte
United Kingdom

We are UK citizens and are travelling to Cambodia and are intending to spend few days in Phu Quoc ,Vietnam,do we require a visa to enter as tourists?

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@Liz Whyte, You do not need a visa to visit Vietnam on UK passports for up to 15 days. Therefore, if you stay for less than 15 days, you are not required a visa to visit Phu Quoc.

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Joy T
United Kingdom

Hi, I am looking to book a flight that arrives in Vietnam at 5pm on the 29th of june and leaves at 9pm on the 13th of june. Will I need a VISA for this?

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@Joy T, It is exactly 15 days between 29 June and 13 July, so you may not require a visa in this case!

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Elaine Snape
United Kingdom

We are travelling to Vietnam from Cambodia by road in September 2023, how do i apply for a visa, do i use the E-visa on-line application?

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@Elaine Snape, If you hold a UK passport, you are not required to apply for a visa for stays of less than 15 days. You can enter Vietnam by road or air without any issues. However, if you plan to stay for more than 15 days, you can apply for an e-visa online to enter Vietnam from Cambodia by land.

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A Patel
Uk

Hi , I am traveling to Vietnam from UK (British passport holder) arriving on 26th Aug @1pm and leaving on 10th September @9am. do I need a visa or is the exemption okay? it is 15days if calculated using time landed vs departure.

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@A Patel, There are a total of 16 days between August 26th and September 10th. Therefore, we advise that you apply for a visa for your visit.

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Tim Larvin
United Kingdom

Hi, I am travelling to Vietnam from UK arriving on 14th July and leaving on 28th July which is exactly 15 days. Do I need a Visa or is the exemption ok?

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@Tim Larvin, You may not need a visa in this case. However, when you get the entry stamp at Vietnam airport, just check its expiry date and exit before that date.

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Fiona
United Kingdom

Hi, We are flying to Hanoi for a couple of days before going to Laos for 4 days. We then return to Vietnam for 9 days and then exit again to Bali for 2 weeks. We then need to return to Vietnam for 1 night to fly home. Will be be able to use our visa waiver for all 3 entries?

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@Fiona, You do not need a visa for all three entries into Vietnam as long as you stay less than 15 days/entry.

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Daniel
United Kingdom

Hi, I am flying to Hanoi and will spend around 10 days in the country before moving to Cambodia and Thailand. I have a flight booked from Thailand 1 month after I arrive in Vietnam but currently no evidence of when I will leave Vietnam. Would I require a visa if no proof of when I will move to Cambodia?

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@Daniel, Based on recent feedback from our customers, they have entered with a one-way ticket and were allowed to enter without any issues. Therefore, we believe that you do not need to show proof of onward travel upon arrival.

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Lucy
United Kingdom

Hi, as a UK citizen, if I visit Vietnam for 15 days, then leave the country for a month, and then return to Vietnam for another 15 days, am I exempt from needing a visa?

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A Answered by Lina Tran

@Lucy, You do not need a visa in this case. However, please make sure that you stay for no more than 15 days/entry and leave before the exemption date expires. After exiting, you can return for another 15 days under the visa exemption policy.

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James Maguire
United Kingdom

Is it possible to do volunteer work or casual work (ie. working in a hostel, farm work, working in an animal rescue) on a 30 day visa? If not, what visa do I need to do work like this while I am travelling and how can I apply for it?

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@James Maguire, Tourist visa is for tourism purposes only which exclude all activities that generate income. If you plan to work in Vietnam, please contact your employer for instructions on obtaining a work visa.

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James Maguire
United Kingdom

Hi, I am travelling to Vietnam on 22nd Aug on a one way ticket to backpack the country and pick up casual work as I go. I would like to stay for at least 3 months, possibly up to 6 months, with onwards travel yet to be confirmed (maybe Laos, Cambodia, Thailand or Philippines). I am a UK resident travelling from the UK. What type of visa will I need and can you tell me what is the best way to apply please?

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@James Maguire, At present, it is not possible to get a 3 month tourist visa. However, with the latest proposal, 3-month e-visa will become available in the coming months. If you are not traveling until August, it may be worth waiting for the new visa policy before applying for a Vietnam visa."

https://www.myvietnamvisa.com/vietnam-visa-policy-updates-news.html

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Julie Pratt
Australia

Does a British passport holder need a visa for Vietnam if he is residing in Australia and will be travelling to Vietnam from Australia?

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@Julie Pratt, As long as he holds a valid UK passport, he can visit Vietnam from Australia for up to 15 days without having to obtain a visa.

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Lance Gill
United Kingdom

I am a Uk passport holder I will be entering vietnam on the 29th of July and leaving on the 15th of august to go to Japan but will then return to Vietnam on the 23rd until the 29th of August to go to cambodia. My orginal plan was to get a single e visa entry from the 29th to the 15th of August for 30 days then when I come back use a visa waiver would it be possible to do that?

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@Lance Gill, Sure, your plan sounds great:

  • Yes, E-visa for the first entry works fine (29 Jul to 15 Aug).
  • The second entry from 23-29 August, you can return on a visa-free entry.
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Scott
United Kingdom

I am a UK passport holder. I have entered vietnam on a 30 day evisa. This runs out on the 29th April. My flight out of Ho Chi Minh City is on 4th May back home. So I am 5 days over. Can I exit Vietnam at the laos land border crossing and then re-enter straight away on a 15 day visa waiver?

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@Scott, In 2020, the 30-day gap regulation between two entries was removed, which means that you can now leave and immediately return for another visa-free entry without waiting for 30 days.

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Minesh
United Kingdom

I will be travelling to Hanoi on 22nd April, do I require visa for Vietnam Hanoi? I am only staying for 8 days.

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@Minesh, As a UK passport holder, you are not required to obtain a visa for visits up to 15 days in Vietnam. Therefore, if your stay in Vietnam is only 8 days, you do not need to apply for a visa.

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Mike Worth
United Kingdom

Could you please help me and verify that I would be eligible for a 6 month tourist (non working visa) to Vietnam based in Da Nang. I am currently living in Thailand on a retirement visa but my partner has a new job in Vietnam (12 month contract) and obviously I will join them. It is not possible for 12 months correct?

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@Mike Worth, Currently, there are no tourist visas available for a duration of 6 months or 1 year. The maximum length of stay that one can apply for is a 3-month visa.

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Tanya
United Kingdom

I am a holder of Uk Passport and will be visiting Vietnam in July for 18 days. I understand I am eligible to stay there for 15 days only, would I need to apply for tourist visa to stay few days longer?

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@Tanya, For stays exceeding 15 days, a visa is required to enter Vietnam. Thus, we recommend that you apply for a visa prior to your departure.

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Arya
United Kingdom

Hello :)

I have a question about Vietnam visa, before I apply on your site! I have a United Kingdom passport and I am travelling from Phnom Penh to ho chi minh city by bus. I will be in Vietnam for less than 15 days, and I know with United Kingdom passport you get 15 day free. I just wanted to check, does this still work going by bus through land border for visa on arrival or only flying?

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Arya!

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@Arya, You can enter Vietnam by bus without any issues under the visa exemption policy. If you plan to stay in Vietnam for less than 15 days, you will not need a visa.

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Frequently asked questions

1. Are UK citizens eligible for Vietnam visa exemption?

Yes. UK citizens can enter Vietnam without a visa for up to 15 days for tourism, business, and transit purposes. For trips with other purposes and longer durations, you need to apply for a visa. Furthermore, overseas British nationals are not eligible for a Vietnam visa exemption.

2. What is the validity of a Vietnam e-visa for UK passport holders?

With an e-visa, you can stay in Vietnam for up to 30 days, with single entry only.

3. What is the address of the Vietnam Consulate in the UK?

There is currently no Vietnam Consulate in the UK, but there is a Vietnam Embassy based in London. The embassy's address is 12-14 Victoria Road, London W8 5RD, UK.

4. How much does it cost for a Vietnam e-visa for UK passport holders?

A UK national is required to pay 25 USD (~ 20.53 pounds) to obtain a Vietnam e-visa.

5. Can citizens of the United Kingdom apply for an e-visa to visit Vietnam?

Yes, British nationals are eligible to request an e-visa for travel to Vietnam. Instructions for obtaining an e-visa from the United Kingdom can be found here.

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