22 June 2015

On 22 June 2015, the Embassy received the formal notification that the Government of Viet Nam decided to exempt visa for British, German, French, Spanish and Italian citizens travelling to Viet Nam (for all purposes) for a period of up to 15 days (single entry only, not returning within 30 days), and on the basis of meeting all conditions prescribed by Vietnamese laws.

The visa exemption period will start from 1 July 2015 and end on 30 June 2016.

(Note: According to Vietnam immigration law, to be eligible for visa exemption, your passport must have at least six months validity. If you wish to enter Viet Nam at least two consecutive times without visa, the next entry must be at least 30 days after the previous exit. If you enter Viet Nam the first time with visa, then the next entry without visa can be less than 30 days after your previous exit).

The Embassy will process visa applications based on the information provided on the application forms only. Applicants are responsible for providing the correct information (including date of entry and duration of stay). Visa fee will not be refundable if the visa is issued based on incorrect information provided by the applicants.

Also, please note that visa fee will not be refundable if you have already submitted at the Embassy, or the post reached the Embassy or you received confirmation email.

Refund of visa fee is not applicable for applications with duration of stay up to 15 days, which have been processed by 19 June 2015.

Thank you.