As United Arab Emirates has not been included in the list of Vietnam visa exemption, citizens of UAE are required to obtain a Vietnam visa in order to travel to Vietnam. Fortunately, there are currently two ways to get Vietnam visa such as getting visa at Vietnam Embassy in United Arab Emirates or applying for Vietnam visa on arrival.
UAE passport holders who living in UAE or other countries are highly recommended to use Vietnam visa on arrival for its hassle free and simplicity. You do not come several times to the Embassy or do not have to send original passport away via post. In addition, there is no documents required to process your application. In order to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival, applicants just have to spend few minutes to complete Vietnam Visa Application with correct information needed, and then you will get the Visa approval letter via email within 2 business days in normal case. By taking this letter together with your passport, Vietnam visa application form and 02 passport-sized photos, you will have the visa stamped onto your passport after paying in cash for stamping fee at Immigration Officer at any of Vietnam international airports in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh, Khanh Hoa, Da Nang and Hai Phong. There are two transparent types of fees included in Vietnam visa on arrival. Service fee is paid online to Vietnam-visa.com to prepare and process documents to get the Visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department. You will have to pay different amounts based on the type of visa, number of applicants and the processing time you want to apply for via PayPal or Western Union. Another fee is stamping fee which is cash payment to Immigration Officer at Vietnam airport to get stamp on your visa.
Beside visa on arrival, obtaining visa to Vietnam in person at the nearest Vietnam Embassy is also another option for UAE citizens. For this case, your original passport will be required to be submitted together with visa application form and relevant documents. Until the process is completed, your presence at the Embassy may be required several times. In addition, the processing time and fee is decided according to each Vietnam Embassy or Consulate. You should contact directly with the Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam to know more about the procedure, fee and processing time. Here is major information of Embassy of Vietnam in UAE:
- Address: Villa 0101, 27th str., sector 24, Al Mushrif area, Abu Dhabi, the UAE
- Phone: + 971.2.449 6710
- Fax: + 971.2.449 673
- Email: [email protected]
- Working hours: Sunday to Thursday: 08:00 – 14:00
Please be noted that your original passport has to have at least 6 months validity and left blank pages before choosing any options to obtain a Vietnam visa. Although Vietnam visa on arrival is applied for those who enter Vietnam by air only, it is more and more preferred by travelers all around the world. For any more details regarding Vietnam visa from UAE, please kindly contact us via [email protected] or +84. 946.583.583.