Citizens of the United Kingdom won’t need a visa if stay for less than 15 days. A gap of at least 30 days between two visa-free visits is required. In case of planning to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days or does not meet the requirement for a gap of at least 30 days between two visa-free visits, you should apply for a visa.
Please note that British National Overseas (BNO) are required visa for visiting Vietnam.
At present, there are 3 options to obtain a visa for visiting Vietnam from the United Kingdom. Citizens of the United Kingdom or citizens of other countries who are in the United Kingdom can follow below instructions to get a visa for visiting Vietnam.
From Jan 2017, the Government of Vietnam has officially launched e-visa application at the website site https://immigration.gov.vn, until now, citizens of 40 countries, including citizens of the United Kingdom can apply for e-visa at the official website of the government.
Please note that e-visa is valid for 30 days with single entry, in case you want to visit Vietnam for more than 30 days or want a visa with multiple entries, please choose option 2 or 3 to get a visa.
Citizens of other countries who are in the United Kingdom, please check “Who is eligible for e-visa of Vietnam?” to see if you are eligible to apply for e-visa of Vietnam or not.
Here’s the address of the embassy of Vietnam in the United Kingdom, where you can contact to apply for a visa:
Unlike visa on arrival of some countries in the world, in order to get visa on arrival of Vietnam, British passport holders must have a visa approval letter from the Immigration Department of Vietnam which allows to pick up your visa on arrival at the international airport of Vietnam. There are lots of travel companies and online visa websites can arrange that kind of visa approval letter, you can request through them or request online through us.
Please note that visa on arrival is applicable for visitors who enter Vietnam via international airport. The process of applying online at a travel agency is very fast and you do not have to travel to the address of the embassy to submit the application.