The governments and citizens of the UAE and Vietnam have always helped one another in their battle for national independence as well as the development of its economy. Vietnam considers the UAE as a significant partner in the Middle East. On the other hand, Vietnam also can be a gate way for the UAE to the South East Asia. The relationship regarding politics between Vietnam and the UAE has been well-improved, which has put a solid base for diversified relations as well as cooperations between the two nations. The opening of United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassy in Hanoi in November 2008 and the launch of — Vietnam embassy in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates in January 2008 demonstrated the governments’ hope to develop friendship and cooperation with each other of the two countries.
One of the first moves to strengthen this relationship is that citizens from UAE can easily apply for a visa at Vietnam Embassy if they plan to pay the country a visit. To do this, Emirati passport holders need to prepare some required documents such as the application form with signature and photo attached, their original passport or a hard copy of their passport, several pictures taken within six months from the application date.
In addition, those who do wish to obtain a visa to Vietnam need to keep in mind that it would be wise to contact the nearest embassy for the correct details about the fee and the procedure. The meaning of this is to help travelers avoid being confused as every embassy will charge them different fees and have different ways of process the visa.
Visitors from the UAE also have to come to the Vietnam Embassy to handle the entire process of getting their visa done. After five working days, in case there is nothing happen with the application form, travelers will receive their passport with a visa stamped on it. Then, they can pack their bags and travel to Vietnam.
If visitors have any question relating to the process of getting visa at the Embassy of Vietnam, they can use the information below to look for their help.
• City: Abu Dhabi
• Address: Al Mushrif area, Abu Dhabi, the UAE (Villa 0101, Str. 27 sector 24,)
• Phone: + 971.2.449 6710; + 971.2.449 6720
• Fax: + 971.2.449 6730
• Website: www.vietnamembassy-uae.org
• Office hours: 08:00 ÷ 14:00 Sunday ÷ Thursday
In other hand, people can apply Vietnam visa for United Arab Emirates citizens through Greenvisa official website.
In another attempt of Vietnamese Authorities to improve the country’s tourism, Emirati inhabitants can now choose a different method to acquire Vietnam visa which is known as visa on arrival. This type of getting visa is made to help those who are currently living far from the Vietnam Embassy save a lot of time and effort to obtain a visa to Vietnam. The entire procedure can be done at their home as long as they have an Internet connection.
However, Emirati citizens need to remember that the Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam cannot handle visa on arrival. This visa type can only be processed by a travel agent in Vietnam such as www.greenvisa.io.
The differences between getting visa at embassy and getting VOA are easily noticable when people compare the two methods. One of the main distinctions is that visitors will acquire Vietnam visa at the embassy before traveling to Vietnam, while with VOA, they will receive an Vietnam Approval Letter first and then print it out at Vietnam airport to get their visa.
Regardless of which method travelers choose, they are both legitimate and also have its own advantages as well as disadvantages that travelers need to consider explicitly before making their decision.
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