01 July 2016, 19.15 BST

The Embassy has just been officially informed of the decision by the Vietnamese Government to extend visa exemption policy for British, French, German, Italian, Spanish citizens travelling to Viet Nam (single entry, for all purposes, and passport having at least six-month validity) for up to 15 days to 30 June 2017.

In accordance with NOTICE 3 and NOTICE 4, visa applications received by the Embassy before 16.30 BST, 01 July 2016 have been processed and applicable fees are non-refundable regardless of the travel dates.

Visa applications are processed based on the information provided in the application forms only.

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. Otherwise, you still need a visa.

All applications received by the Embassy after 12.30 BST, 08 July 2016 are considered to be in need of visa and will be processed regardless of the duration of stay provided in the application forms. Applicable fees are non-refundable.

Thank you.