Requirements for Emirati getting visa Vietnam

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Passport Holders are required visa for entering Vietnam.

There're 2 ways to get visa for entering Vietnam :

1/ Apply visa at Embassy of Vietnam in Abu Dhabi (UAE) in person at location as below :

- Location: Villa 0101,  Str. 27, Sector 24, Al Mushrif area, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Website :

2/ Or if you don't want to go to embassy location, you can apply online to get approval for getting visa on arrival Vietnam.

Does UAE citizens need visa for entering Vietnam or not?

Yes, UAE citizens need visa for entering Vietnam. It is often seen that tourists and businessmen often are in confusion and search online whether being a UAE citizen they require Vietnam Visa. To enter the boundaries of Vietnam, UAE passport holder has to carry a visa but UAE citizens don’t need a visa to enter GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) states.

Is UAE visa exempted country or not ?

No, UAE is not an exempted country. 

Exemption list of countries free from Vietnam visa -

UAE citizens before applying to visa can eye to the Exemption list to know about which countries don’t require Vietnam visa to travel Vietnam. For a specific period of time citizens from the following countries can travel Vietnam without visa. 

• A person holding Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia passport can travel Vietnam for 30 days without visa.

• A person holding a Philippines passport can travel to Vietnam for 21 days without visa.

• A person holding Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Brunei, Myanmar passport can travel Vietnam for 15 days without visa.

• A person holding Myanmar or Brunei passport can travel to Vietnam for 14 days without visa.

Essential Requirement – 

For the past several years there is a drastic increase in the number of tourists in Vietnam. With this change the Government of Vietnam has made it mandatory for the citizens of various countries to obtain a valid Vietnam Visa for their comfortable stay in Vietnam. This law is not valid for all the countries. However, the citizens of UAE are essentially required to acquire a legal Vietnam Visa issued by the Immigration Department to stay in Vietnam. 

The mandatory requirement to obtain Vietnam Visa is a valid passport with minimum two vacant pages in it, passport sized photographs and necessary documents. 

Legal authority to issue Visa 

Citizens holding approval letter issued only in Hanoi by the concerned authority that is Vietnam Immigration department or Public Security Ministry or the Ministry of foreign Affairs, to get Vietnam visa on the arrival for a maximum stay of 1 or 3 months at Hanoi (HAN), DaNang, and HoChi Minh (SGN).

 EVisa fee information

Stamping charges: (It varies time to time)

  • USD 45 - For single-entry on 1 or 3 months visa. 
  • USD 65 - For multiple-entry residing on 1 month visa. 
  • USD 95 - For multiple-entry residing on 3 months visa.

Service charges: (It varies time to time, please see at visa fees)

Information regarding Minors:

The 13 years old minors or younger arriving Vietnam should have their parent or guardian accompanied with. 

Ways to apply for Vietnam visa

The Visa can be easily obtained by two significant sources including the Embassy of Vietnam and applying online with us. 

How to get Vietnam visa in United Arab Emirates?

There are 2 ways for you to get a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy / Consulate:

You can come in person to the Vietnam embassy in your country and you will be instructed step by step on how to apply for a Vietnam visa there. By this way, you have to come directly to the Vietnam embassy at least two times. The first time you come there is to submit required documents and the second one coming there is to get your Vietnam visa.

For your convenience, we would like to give you the contact information of the Vietnam embassy in United Arab Emirates as below:

Embassy of Vietnam in Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Location: Villa 0101, Str. 27, Sector 24, Al Mushrif area, Abu Dhabi, UAE

P.O. Box: 113038 – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: + 971-2 449 6720 (Ambassador)

 + 971-2 449 8089 (Minister - Counsellor)

 + 971-2 441 7899 (Protocol Section)

 + 971-2 449 6710 (Consular Section)

 + 971-4 359 7350 (Commercial Section)

 + 971-2 635 3847 (Labour Section)

Fax: + 971-2 449 6730


Website :

2.  Apply online to obtain an approval letter to pick up your Vietnam visa at Vietnam international airports (in case you travel by air to Vietnam) 

Please click here for Vietnam visa inquiry.

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