Starting from 1st Jan 2015, if you travel Viet Nam for business or to attend conferences your host organizations/partners/invitees will need to arrange for your Vietnam visa directly with the Immigration Office of Vietnam. When the visa is granted, your host will receive an Vietnam Visa approval letter from the Immigration Office which allows you to collect the Vietnam visa at our embassy in London before traveling. You can collect the visa by bringing your passport, a completed application form (download here) and a copy of the approval letter to the embassy.
In case of emergency and a short-stay single-entry visa is urgently required, the embassy may provide assistance on case by case basis. In order to apply for assistance from the embassy, you need to provide the following documents by email (other documents may be requested):
- Copy of valid passport
- Completed application form
- Invitation letter
Embassy staff will response to your inquiry by email or telephone.
Please note the on-line Vietnam visa service websites are not authorised and unable to provide business visa.