Detailed guide for Vietnam visa application for United Arab Emirates (UAE) nation

Detailed guide for Vietnam visa application for United Arab Emirates (UAE) nation

All the citizens of United Arab Emirates will need a visa for Vietnam for both tourism or business purposes. Currently, the United Arab Emirates passport holders can easily apply for Vietnam visa at the Vietnam Embassy or apply online for visa on arrival or e-visa. Each of them has its own advantage however, e-visa is one of the easiest and cheapest way for United Arab Emirates passports getting a Vietnam visa.

Vietnam Embassy has been established in United Arab Emirates;
Vietnam visa is required for all United Arab Emirates citizens;
United Arab Emirates citizens are eligible for maximum 90 days single or multiple entry e-visa;
United Arab Emirates citizens can get visa on arrival with pre-arranged visa approval letter;

At present, there are 3 options for the United Arab Emirates citizens applying for Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for e-visa Vietnam

Vietnam e-visa is good for those who travel Vietnam less than 90 days with single or multiple entry. However, the United Arab Emirates citizens are exempted from Vietnam for 45 days visit thus they can apply for a longer validity e-visa (maximum 90 days) with single or multiple entries.

When applying for e-visa for Vietnam, please note that:

  • Payments for e-visa applications are non-refundable;
  • The applicants should check the information on a granted e-visa against the passport to make sure there is no mistake;
  • The processing time may take longer than 3 working days that probably affect to your flight time. You are strongly recommended to buy a flight ticket when you already received your e-visa;
  • The applicants have to leave the country before applying for the next e-visa.
  • While your visa application is being processed, you may receive a request for amending your visa information. In this case, the processing time will take more 3 – 5 working days after the revision is made. If you need to speed up the visa process to board your flight, we can help you with the rush Vietnam visa service. You just need to provide us with your visa registration number and email then your e-visa process will be accelerated and completed in time.

How to apply e-visa for Vietnam?

Step 1: Fill the requirement information in the application form.
Step 2: Pay the visa fee and get e-visa in maximum 3 – 5 working days.
Step 3: Receive an email containing e-visa upon successful application. Please print out the e-visa, bring along with your passport to get on the plane.
Step 4: Present your e-visa at the immigration counter to get entry into Vietnam.

2. Apply online for a Vietnam visa on arrival

The approval letter will be sent via email within 3 working days (normal processing mode), 8 working hours (rush processing mode), 4 hours (urgent processing mode) or even 2 hours (emergency processing mode) depending on which option the applicant chooses when submitting online application form. Vietnam visa on arrival is especially an advantage to those living far from the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in United Arab Emirates.

In order to get a Vietnam visa on arrival, the United Arab Emirates citizens should pay two types of fee: the processing fee and the stamping fee.
Processing fee: It is the fee for expediting a visa approval letter.
Stamping fee: The stamping fee is paid in cash at the visa counter at the arrival airport for a visa stamp. The applicants must prepare the processing fee in cash (USD or VND) as far as there is no ATM, money changer or any other way to withdraw money in the immigration hall and credit cards are not accepted. Other currencies will be converted into USD at given exchange rate.

– Visa on arrival is only applicable for United Arab Emirates citizens traveling by airplanes to Vietnam.
– Please check the information on the visa sticky carefully to ensure the visa validity cover your whole trip and all the information is totally correct.

3. Apply for Vietnam visa directly at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulates

For those who want to get a Vietnam visa beforehand or want to travel to Vietnam by land or sea, they can go to the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate nearest their location.
The address of Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in United Arab Emirates for your information:

Embassy of Vietnam in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Address: Villa 147, Salama Bint Butti Str (Street 23) Al Mushrif area, Abu Dhabi, the UAE
(200 metres from the corner of Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (2 St) and Salama Bint Butti Street)
Phone: + 971-2 449 8089; + 971-2 441 7899; + 971-2 449 6710 (Consular section)
Fax: + 971-2 449 6730

Vietnam Embassy contact in United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Vietnam Embassy in United Arab Emirates functions as a bridge between Vietnam and UAE. It provides the consular tasks including Vietnam visa for UAE passport holders, Vietnam visa exemption and other papers valid for entry and exit Vietnam. At present, Vietnam Embassy in UAE is located in Abu Dhabi, the UAE...

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