Office access and opening times

On this page you will find information about disabled access to the British Embassy and our public holidays.

Making a consular appointment

Our embassies and consulates deal with a large number of urgent cases each year. Before contacting an embassy or consulate with non-urgent enquiries, please read our Support for British nationals abroad: a guide to see if the information you need is there. If you still cannot find the information you need, you can contact your nearest Consular team.

For legalisation and notarial services, you can only make an appointment after completing our normal procedure which is explained at the link https://www.gov.uk/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-vietnam

Disabled access

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and this embassy are keen to ensure that their buildings and services are fully accessible to disabled members of the public. Wherever possible, we have made our buildings and services accessible. Sometimes however, this is not possible due to security or other restrictions. In these situations we will endeavour to provide a service or access to a building in an alternative way to ensure equality of access for disabled people. To assist disabled visitors, we have set out below details of disabled access at this embassy. We hope this information is helpful.

General physical access

There is clear, unobstructed access for vehicles to the front of the building, but there are six steps (without ramps) from the street into the office building. Building attendants can provide assistance.

  • Lifts: availability to all floors and accessibility for wheelchair-users.

  • Toilets: There are toilets at each level but these are not equipped for wheelchair access.

  • For security reasons, there is no parking available outside the building, but there is space for wheelchair transfer at drop off area.

  • Floor coverings are safe and even.

  • There are handrails in the elevators which are easy to grip.

  • The building doors are easily accessible to all users.

  • All areas of the building are well lit.

  • There is limited assistance for emergency evacuation of disabled visitors. In the event of an emergency, occupants must use the stairs to evacuate the building.

Access for visually-impaired visitors

  • Signs to the offices are clear, but not available in braille.
  • Guide dogs would be permitted into the building.

Access for deaf/hard of hearing visitors

  • Hearing loops are installed in the Embassy’s visa section but not in other parts of the building

  • Embassy staff and building attendants are not trained in sign language and professional signing interpretation is not available

  • Hearing dogs would be permitted into the building

Contact us

If you need to visit us or use our services and feel that they may be inaccessible to you, please contact

The Corporate Services Manager Telephone: +84 (0)24 3936 0500

who will try to find an alternative way of providing access for you.

Public holidays 2017

  • Monday 02 January: New Year’s Day (in lieu of New Year’s Day on Sunday 01 January)

  • Thursday 26 January – Wednesday 01 February: Tet (Lunar New Year)

  • Thursday 06 April: Hung King Commemoration Day

  • Friday 14 April: Good Friday

  • Monday 17 April: Easter Monday

  • Monday 01 May: International Labour Day

  • Tuesday 02 May: Reunification Day (in lieu of Reunification Day on Sunday 30 April)

  • Monday 04 September: National Day (in lieu of National Day on Saturday 02 September)

  • Monday 25 December: Christmas Day

  • Tuesday 26 December: Boxing Day