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I will be backpacking in south east asia from 2nd November. Vietnam will be one of the countries I’ll be visiting. I have no dates as to when I will enter or leave the country but I plan on entering by bus or train. How would I go about purchasing a visa for my time there? I envisage staying there for at least 2 weeks.
Dear Leon Marley,
Thank you for contacting us.
We would like to inform that under the new Vietnam Government Decree which takes effect from 1 July 2015, nationals of United Kingdom are exempt for a Vietnam visa within 15 days single entry. To enjoy the visa free, the new entry date must be more than 30 days from the last exiting date in Vietnam.
For your case, we would like to list out 3 options:
1. If you only stay in Vietnam for 2 weeks: the visa exemption perfectly fits your schedule and no visa is required.
2. If you stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days, you must apply for a Vietnam visa by:
- Visiting Vietnam Embassies/ Consulates abroad: Since the visa on arrival is available for air travelers only, you must apply and get your visa before your trip to Vietnam at any Vietnam Embassy or Consulate nearest your place. Please visit here for more details.
- Enter Vietnam with your visa exemption right: this policy allows you to stay in Vietnam for 15 days without visa. After this period, if you wish to stay longer, you can contact us to extend the length of stay for 15 more days. Please note: The processing time to extend takes 5-7 working days to finish, please arrange your time and contact us later if you need further support.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Samantha Hoang (Ms.)Sales Executive