Requirements for Gibraltar getting visa Vietnam

Gibraltar Passport Holders are required visa for entering Vietnam.

There're 2 ways to get visa for entering Vietnam : 1/ Apply visa at embassy & 2/ Apply online to get approval for getting visa on arrival Vietnam.

- Unfortunately, No embassy of Vietnam in Gibraltar & Embassy of Vietnam in Countries Close to Gibraltar if you want to go : Spain, Morocco, Algeria & France

- Best way for Gibraltar citizens to get visa Vietnam without going to embassy : apply for getting visa on arrival Vietnam

Does Gibraltar citizens need visa for entering Vietnam or not?

Yes, the citizens of Gibraltar need a visa to enter Vietnam. Vietnam has been growing in terms of diplomatic and economic relations with a number of countries. This growth along with cultural heritage results in a large number of people flocking towards Vietnam. Well laid policies help in keep a smooth inflow of people, in Vietnam this role is played by the Vietnam Visa Policy. According to this policy, 17 countries are exempt from applying for a visa while entering Vietnam. Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory is not exempt from application for visa. This makes it compulsory for Gibraltar citizens to get a visa to enter Vietnam and vice-verse. The citizens of Gibraltar do enjoy some exemptions; a few of the major one are outlined below:

1) Gibraltar citizens with an official or diplomatic passport enjoy visa exemptions for a period of 90 days. If they plan on spending more time, they will have to apply for a visa.

2) Gibraltar based Vietnamese citizens are exempt from applying for a visa. This exemption is valid for 5 years but the applicants will have to prove their Vietnamese origin with the help of supporting documents.

3) All children that are under the age of 14 years and share a passport with their parents are exempt from applying for a visa. But if they have a separate passport, they will have to apply for a visa.

4) Gibraltar citizens with Vietnamese parents or spouse are eligible for exemption for about 5 years. They will have to send documents proving their Vietnamese links for this to be valid.

5) Vietnam has been working on developing its tourism. Because of increased interest in developing tourism all tourists planning to visit the Phu Quoc islands are exempt from applying for a visa for 30 days provided that they limit their exploration to the islands.

Only the major exemptions are listed above. The applicants will find it helpful to understand all the exemptions as they may get to use these exemptions.

Getting an embassy visa:

Vietnam has established embassies in 70 countries across the globe. Despite the improving relations with Gibraltar, a Vietnam embassy is not present in Gibraltar. This fact makes the process longer for the citizens. To get an embassy visa, you will have to contact embassies in the neighboring countries. You will get a list of countries with Vietnam embassy on the embassy website.  Each country may have slight differences in their procedures. So select one which is most suitable to you. You will have to include a postal service which will add to the cost and duration of the process. The basic steps involve filling the application form, affixing the colored photo and sending it to the embassy along with your original passport. An embassy visa is valid for all routes of travel.

Getting a VOA:

Gibraltar citizens find it difficult to procure an embassy visa because of the lack of an embassy. There is an alternative and easier method available and that is through Visa on Arrival. The entire process is based online and majority of the process is taking care of by us. So if you want an easy and simple process of getting a visa, contact us.

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