How Belgians citizens living in UK apply for Vietnam visa?

Vietnam immigration policy regulated that all Belgians citizens do need a visa to enter Vietnam for leisure or business purposes. From United Kingdom, Belgians applicants may have 2 options to get a visa to Vietnam: getting a visa at the Vietnam Embassy in United Kingdom or applying for a Vietnam visa online. Vietnam visa online (known as e-visa or visa on arrival) seems to be the easiest way for Belgians citizens to get a visa for Vietnam if they want to avoid the complicated procedures and bureaucracy.

There are about 30,000 overseas Belgians citizens who is living in United Kingdom nowadays. Many of them make a choice to depart for Vietnam from United Kingdom directly for leisure or business purposes. However, in order to enter Vietnam they are obliged to apply for a Vietnam visa. From United Kingdom, Belgians applicants might choose to visit the Vietnam Embassy to apply for a visa in person as follow:

Embassy of Vietnam in London, United Kingdom

Address: 12-14 Victoria Rd., London W8-5rd, UK
Phone: (4420) 79371912
Fax: (44020) 7565385
Office hour: Monday – Friday
Morning: 9.00 AM – 11.30 AM
Afternoon: 13.00 PM – 17.00 PM

Consulate General of Vietnam in London, United Kingdom

Address: 12-14 Victoria Rd., London W8-5rd, UK
Phone: (4420) 79371912
Fax: (44020) 7565385

Normally, Vietnam embassy visa application will take 5 – 7 working days and the Belgians applicants must prepare some qualified documents before having their Vietnam visa approved, including:
– A valid passport is a passport claiming to have been issued by the applicant’s country which has at least 6 months validity and 2 blank pages for visa stamp
– Entry permit form (which can vary from one Vietnamese Embassy to another)
– Two photos (usually 4cm x 6cm or 3cm x 4cm)
– Visa fee
The Belgians citizens who plan to travel Vietnam for business purpose then a business visa (3 months validity, single or multiple entry) expected, they are requested to provide a sponsorship letter by a licensed Vietnamese company.

Vietnam visa processed by the Vietnam Embassy has been known as complicated and bureaucracy procedures. The applicants might not only wait for a long time to have their visa stamped on the passport but also spend much money on it. There is another choice that Belgians visitors can make to simplify their application procedure, that is Vietnam visa on arrival.

To apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival, Belgians citizens living in United Kingdom just follow some simple steps:

1. Complete an online application form (which take a few minutes)
2. Conduct a payment online via PayPal or Western Union or bank wire transfer (which take a few minutes to hours)
3. Wait for visa approval letter delivered by email (which can be done within 2 working days for normal processing visa or just 2 hours for emergency processing visa)
4. Get your visa approval letter printed and bring with your passport, 2 photos and stamping fee to board the flight. At arrival airport, an entry and exit form will be required to fill in and a visa will be stamped on the passport.

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