Vietnam visa for United Arab Emirates passengers are obligatory? How to get Vietnam visa for citizens of United Arab Emirates efficiently?
Why Vietnam visa for United Arab Emirates passengers are really needed?
According to the Vietnam Immigration law, all passengers who are not belonging to the cases of visa-free entry must obtain visa to enter Vietnam legitimately. (Law no.47/2014/QH13 dated Jun 16, 2014 of the National Assembly on entry, exit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam). Hence, Vietnam visa for United Arab Emirates passengers is a must document besides passport for all travelers from UAE (United Arab Emirates).
In the other hand, Ukraine passport holders will not need Vietnam visa for United Arab Emirates passengers if they have permanent residence cards or temporary residence cards in accordance with this law.
In addition, United Arab Emirates passport holder who has Vietnamese wife/husband can enter Vietnam by 5 year-visa exemption policy.
Interestingly, Vietnam visa for United Arab Emirates passengers is also not required in case UAE tourists fly directly to Phu Quoc Island for less than 15 days.
How many ways to get Vietnam visa for United Arab Emirates passengers?
There are 2 legal methods in total to gain Vietnam visa for United Arab Emirates passengers:
- Visa on arrival ( get pre-approval letter and pick up Vietnam visa at Vietnam airports)
Vietnam Government has approved for UAE citizens to get visa upon arrival since 2012. By this way, applicants do not have to apply at Embassy as before. They can apply online from anywhere and get pre-visa via email. Below is the whole procedure:
First of all: fill-in your information directly at: https://www.vietnam-visaonline.org/visa-services-apply.html
After that: we will send you the approval letter from the Immigration department within 24 hours (normal service). It takes 4-8 hours for urgent service and less than 30 minutes for emergency case.
Final step: print out the approval letter we sent you to gain Visa sticker onto your passport at Vietnam airports.
- Apply Vietnam visa for United Arab Emirates passengers at Embassy
The procedure at Embassy takes at least 5- 7 working days. Once documents are possessed, you will gain a fully stamp Visa on your passport in advance.
Even this way brings to you Vietnam visa in advance but you have to show many complicated documents and certificates such as: invitation letter from an organization or an individual in Vietnam, proof of entry purpose.
Vietnam Embassy information for United Arab Emirates passport holders
Vietnam Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Address: Villa No.147, Salama Bint Butti Street، Al Mushrif – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates.
Phone: +971 2441 7899
Working hours: 10.00 AM-14.00 PM