Visa on arrival is a system in which a visitor to Vietnam travelling by air gets their visa stamped up on arrival at an airport in Vietnam. As of now this is available the a three international airports, which are Da Nang Airport in Danang, the Tan Son Nhat Airport located in Ho Chi Minch city and the Noi Bai Airport at Ha Noi. At the same time, those who are travelling by other transports other than air, can approach Vietnam Embassy. Vietnam government has approved visa on arrival for some countries and UK is one of them. The VOA or visa on arrival at the airport is both for tourists as well as business travellers. There are many advantages for Vietnam visa for british passport holders on arrival. It is a legitimate way of getting visa, plus it is more convenient and the money to be spend is also lesser and of course, you get visa faster.
The documents needed
The first and foremost is the passport. You will need to present the original passport and not copies. Second is the application form that needs to be filled correctly and signed. You will also need couple of recent photos. The size of the photos should be 4×6 cm.
A fee has to be paid for postage and visa and this will depend on the duration of your stay. The fee or single stay and multi-entry stay will be different.
A return envelope will have to be submitted which should have your address to enable the embassy return your passport.
Though the above documents are for the general Vietnam visa, for visa on arrival also you need most of the above documents but the return envelope and the fee for postage will not be needed.
You will also have to make the payment for which you can opt for online payment as well, along with online submission of your application form. You can either pay via cards or Paypal. It is done through secured methods.
Once the submission of the Uk passport Vietnam visa form and online payment is done, the immediate procession of visa is done. It may just take two days or it can be even completed in a day. Then, the visa approval letter is created and a copy of the same is sent to your email, which you have mentioned in the application form. This approval letter can also be stored in your Smartphone so that you can take a print out when you arrive at the airport. Here, along with the approval letter, you will need to provide a fee towards visa stamping and also two colored photographs.
The application form for visa on arrival can be obtained online. You will have to mention what kind of visa you are opting for. The details required in the form are your name as per your passport, number of travellers, your travel motive whether it is business or tourism, the time of visiting and also your scheduled arrival at the airport.