Wednesday, May 29, 2013

How to get Vietnam visa in UK

We would like to inform you that UK (British or English) citizens are required a valid visa to enter Vietnam for tourist or business purposes.

There are 2 way to get visa for Vietnam.

Getting Vietnam visa on arrival at international airports.

The best option recommended by tripadvisor, lonelyplanet, travelpod, milepoint, routard, flyertalk, … is getting visa on arrival Vietnam at the airports. It’s fast, cheap and convenience. You don’t need to go to embassy location to get visa. Just stay at home or office to fill online form at vietnamimmigration.com – an visa agent in Vietnam and pay them a small amount called service fee then they will take care all procedure and documents requirements on your behalf to get approval letter (also called pre-approval letter) from Vietnam Immigration Departments allow you pick up visa on arrival at international airports of Vietnam. You will receive this letter via email within 24 – 48 hours for standard service or in same day or in few hours for rush service. All you need to do with the approval letter is print it to show for boarding and show at landing visa office on arrival to get visa stamp on your passport.

What is the approval letter for Vietnam visa on arrival ?

The approval letter (also called pre-approval letter) is letter approved by Vietnam Immigration Department with sign and seal from head of Vietnam Immigration, allowing you picking up visa on arrival at international airport with supported from a visa agent in Vietnam.

Please see below for sample of the approval letter for visa on arrival Vietnam

Where to pick up Vietnam visa on arrival at the airport ?

Landing at Vietnam international airport, before checking out at immigration line, you will see visa issuing office (also called visa on arrival office or landing visa office), go there and show the approval letter to get visa stamped on your passport.


How much for Vietnam visa on arrival ?

It is quite cheap to get visa on arrival, you just pay a small amount for visa agent in Vietnam to get approval letter then pay for stamp fee at the airport to get visa there.

There are 2 fees if you want to get visa on arrival at Vietnam International airports : Service fee + Stamp fee

Service fee : fee pay for Vietnam visa agent in Vietnam to arrange approval letter from Vietnam Immigration Dept., for your visa on you behalf. The Vietnam visa agent will take all document and procedure from Vietnam Immigration department to get your visa approved for pick up on arrival at airports of Vietnam.

Stamp fee : fee pay to get visa stamped on your passport at visa issuing offices (on arrival at international airports of Vietnam or at embassy/consulate of Vietnam).

One month single entry visa (picking up visa on arrival at airport of Vietnam)

Service fee : $18USD/pp
Stamping fee : $45USD/pp
One multiple entry visa (picking visa up on arrival at airport of Vietnam)
Service fee : $25USD/pp
Stamping fee : $65USD/pp for less than 1 month or $95USD/pp for full 1 month visa

Three month single entry visa (picking up visa on arrival at airport of Vietnam)
Service fee : $30USD/pp
Stamping fee : $45USD/pp

Three month multiple entry visa (picking up visa on arrival at airport of Vietnam)
Service fee : $35USD/pp
Stamping fee : $95USD/pp

Six month multiple entry visa (picking visa up on arrival at airport of Vietnam)
Service fee : $220USD/pp
Stamping fee : $135USD/pp

Getting Vietnam visa at embassy of Vietnam in UK (source from http://vietnamembassy.org.uk/index.php?action=p&ct=Consular%20Services%20for%20UK%20residents )

Embassy of Vietnam in UK (Consular Section)
12-14 Victoria Road,
London W8 5RD
Tel: 0207 937 1912
Fax: 0207 565 3853 or 0207 937 6108
Email: consular@vietnamembassy.org.uk

Direction to the Embassy of Vietnam in UK: The Embassy is located on Victoria Road, off Kensington High Street and Kensington Gardens. Nearest Underground stations: High Street Kensington and Gloucester Road.

Opening Time: 09.30 to 12.30 ONLY, Monday to Friday
Submission: 9:30 to 11:30
Collection: 11:30 to 12:30

Please note that there is NO appointment system at the Embassy.

I. General requirements:
Valid PASSPORT (validity must exceed that of the visa by at least one month).
One completed APPLICATION FORM F.
One passport PHOTOGRAPH taken not more than one year ago, affixed to the application form.

VISA FEE (contact embassy to know)
If you want your passport to be returned by post: please provide a self-addressed envelope (not stamped) and postal charge (see below).
The Embassy may request further supporting documents and will contact the applicant when necessary. Please do not send any unless you are requested to do so.

IMPORTANT NOTICE (for getting visa at embassy of Vietnam in UK): upon receipt of your visa, you are required to check and make sure all the information is correct (especially passport number and visa date). Any error must be notified to our staff immediately and BEFORE your trip to Viet Nam.

II. Processing time of Vietnam visa at embassy of Vietnam in UK:
* Normal Processing: 5 working days.
* Express Processing: 2 working days (different fee applied).
* Next Day Processing: 1 working day (different fee applied).

III. How to apply Vietnam visa at embassy of Vietnam in UK:
You can apply for Visa in person or by post. A third party can submit relevant documents and collect visa on your behalf. Email/fax application is also possible if you use Express or Next-day service.

Applications must be submitted before 12:30 every working day.

To apply in person:
Arrive at the embassy between 9:30-12:30. No appointment is needed. The consulate service is closed after 12:30.
Submit all the required documents (see above) and pay the appropriate fee in cash.
You will receive a receipt, which states the date your visa is ready for collection.
Collection time: 9:30-12:30 Monday to Friday (except public holiday). No appointment is needed.
A third party can submit relevant documents and collect visa on your behalf.

To apply by post: (The Embassy recommends application by post to avoid long queue).
Post your application (including: passport, application form, self-addressed enveloped (not stamped), payment of all related fees and charges) by Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Payment should be made by cheque or postal order payable to the ‘EMBASSY OF VIET NAM’, all in British pounds sterling only. Your full name, passport number, contact address and telephone number must be provided at the back of the payment. DO NOT SEND CASH.

More than one visa application can be submitted together in one envelop.
More than one passports can be returned to applicants in the same envelop.
All passports will be returned by Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Visa processing time will start from the date the application is received, not from the date it is dispatched. Your passport will need 1 or 2 days to reach you via post after the visa is issued.

To apply by email/fax (express and next day service only): Email/Fax your application form (with a photo attached) and passport page to Consular@vietnamembassy.org.uk or 0207 565 3853/0207 937 6108
All application must be made before 12:30 of every working day.

We will NOT confirm the receipt of application by fax. However all successful email application will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. Do not assume your application is accepted if no confirmation was made. Once the confirmation email is sent, it is not possible to cancel your application; payment of the full visa fee is required.

Collection: You can collect your visa by visiting the embassy withyour passport and pay the appropriate fees in cash.
Visa collection time: 9:30-12:30 Monday toFriday (except public holiday). No appointment is needed.

All applications by Fax/Email are automaticallyconsidered as Express processing (unless specified as Next-day processing).

Getting Vietnam visa in UK

United Kingdom citizens need to get the Vietnam Visa to come to Vietnam for both purposes: tourist and business. The current Vietnam visas available for United Kingdom citizens have validity from 1 month to three, single or multiple.

To get Vietnam Visa, UK passport have to be valid more than 6 months.

Nowadays, there are 2 ways to get Vietnam visa:

1. Applying online to get visa on arrival or embassy visa.

Access our website address to fill the application form online.
Choose payment method and make payment for service fee.
Check your email inbox to receive the approval letter from us (or by fax if you request) within 24 working hours (normally) or 48 hours at the maximum.
Bring the approval letter to show for getting on your plane and to be granted a Vietnam visa at a Vietnam international airport.

Note: Vietnam visa on arrival is available for air traveler only.

b. How to get an Embassy visa.
Getting Vietnam visa from an embassy require you to come directly there at least 2 times (or send your passport) for submitting your required documents and getting your passport back with a visa stamp on it. To help you save time and lessen hassles, we provide this embassy visa service. Look at the instructions on how to get your embassy visa as below:

Fill the application form and choose the Vietnam embassy location you would like to come to get your Vietnam visa.

Make payment for service fee.
Check your email to receive the approval letter from us within 24 working hours (normally) or 48 hours at the maximum for normal service or just 2-6 hours for rush service.
Bring the approval letter to the chosen Vietnam embassy, pay stamping fee and get your Vietnam visa.

Note: The approval letter for getting Vietnam visa at a Vietnam embassy is not available for those who travel by sea.

2. Get Vietnam Entry Visa at Vietnam Embassy in United Kingdom:
You can apply for Visa to Vietnam at Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in United Kingdom:
Embassy of Vietnam in London, United Kingdom
Address: 12-14 Victoria Rd., London W8-5rd, UK
Phone: (4420) 79371912
Fax: (44020) 7565385
Email: embassy@vietnamembassy.org.uk,
Office hours: Office hour: Monday - Friday: Morning: 9.00a.m - 11.30a.m Afternoon: 13.00p.m - 17.00 P.M

Consulate General of Vietnam in London, United Kingdom
Address: 12-14 Victoria Rd., London W8-5rd, UK
Phone: (4420) 79371912
Fax: (44020) 7565385
Email: embassy@vietnamembassy.org.uk
However, it may take you 2-5 working days to get Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassy in United Kingdom.

Therefore, to save your time for getting Vietnam Visa, we recommend you apply Vietnam Visa on arrival with 100% secure and guarantee.

Vietnam Visa requirement for UK?

General requirements to get Vietnam visa for UK passport holders:
Valid PASSPORT (validity must exceed that of the visa by at least one month).
One completed APPLICATION FORM for embassy visa or fill online form for Vietnam visa on arrival.
One passport PHOTOGRAPH taken not more than one year ago, affixed to the application form.

VISA FEE
Requirement for getting Vietnam Visa Online – Vietnam Visa on Arrival.
Getting Vietnam visa on arrival is very cheap, fast and easy. All requirements is filling Vietnam visa form online (www.vietnamvisaform.com) with full name as in passport, date of birth, nationality, passport number, proposed entry date and exit date, length of your stay in Vietnam. Please make sure your passport details providing correctly as in your passport.

For entry date : Please make sure you will enter Vietnam after the date you apply for your visa, do not enter Vietnam before the entry date approved for your visa

For exit date : While fill online form for Vietnam visa at website www.vietnamvisaform.com, please note that the visa will valid for 1 month from the date you provide if you apply for 1 month or 3 month from the date you provide if you apply for 3 month and you must exit Vietnam before the validation of visa or please get your visa extend or renew if you want to stay more.

Single or multiple entries ? Single entry visa is single use and multiple entry visa is a kind of visa with multiple use for given period of staying in Vietnam.

Requirement to get Vietnam Visa at the Vietnam Embassy in the UK

UK passport holders and UK residences need to contact Vietnam embassy to get a visa for Vietnam. Please find below for information and requirement to get visa.
Embassy of Viet Nam (Consular Section)
12-14 Victoria Road, London W8 5RD
Tel: 0207 937 1912
Fax: 0207 565 3853 or 0207 937 6108
Email: consular@vietnamembassy.org.uk

Direction to the Embassy of Vietnam in UK : The Embassy is located on Victoria Road, off Kensington High Street and Kensington Gardens. Nearest Underground stations: High Street Kensington and Gloucester Road.
Opening Time: 09.30 to 12.30 ONLY, Monday to Friday
Submission: 9:30 to 11:30
Collection: 11:30 to 12:30

Please note that there is NO appointment system at the Embassy.

Please note that If you want your passport to be returned by post: please provide a self-addressed envelope (not stamped) and postal charge.

The Embassy may request further supporting documents and will contact the applicant when necessary. Please do not send any unless you are requested to do so.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: upon receipt of your visa, you are required to check and make sure all the information is correct (especially passport number and visa date). Any error must be notified to our staff immediately and BEFORE your trip to Viet Nam.