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Vietnamese Visa For Indians: A Comprehensive Guide

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Travel Guide For Indian

Vietnam is one of the trendiest rising destinations in Southeast Asia, attracting millions of travelers each year. Vietnam is well-known for its distinctive terrain, which includes picturesque landscapes, culturally and historically significant towns, gorgeous rice terraces, a thriving nightlife, and delectable Vietnamese food. All of these aspects contribute to Vietnam's popularity among Indian tourists. One of the initial criteria for traveling to Vietnam is obtaining a visa. So, here's your all-in-one guide to Vietnam visas for Indians.

How to Apply for a Vietnam Visa:

1. At the Vietnamese Embassy.

You may apply for a Vietnamese visa directly at Vietnamese embassies and consulates in India and other countries. Vietnam has embassies in Delhi and Mumbai, India. The addresses for each are shown below.

Embassy of Vietnam, New Delhi
Address: 17, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapur, New Delhi, 110 021, India
Phone: +91-11-301-8059   Fax: +91-11-2301 9818  Email: [email protected]

Consulate General of Vietnam, Mumbai
Address: Wajeda House, Gulmohat Cross Road No.7, Juhu Scheme, Mumbai, 400 049, India
Phone: +91-22-2620-8589 Fax: +91-22-2624-8538. Email: [email protected]
Website: www.vietnamconsulate-mumbai. org/

Vietnamese Visa Processing Time

The processing period for a Vietnam visa applied for directly at an Embassy is 7 to 10 working days, provided that all required papers are contained.

Necessary documents:

  • Visit the Vietnam Visa website and fill out the visa application.
  • One passport-sized photograph (4cm x 6cm)
  • Covering letter outlining the aim of the visit
  • Confirmed hotel bookings and contact information
  • Confirmed return airline ticket
  • Updated bank statements for the previous three months
  • Evidence that you have sufficient cash resources for your journey (at least VND 23,000)

2. Vietnam Visa on Arrival for Indian Passport Holders

The easiest way to apply for a Vietnam visa is online. Indian passport holders can obtain a visa on arrival at numerous Vietnamese airports. Visit Vietnam's official visa webpage.

According to the website, the visa application process is straightforward, consisting of four steps.

  • 1. Complete the online application form. Make sure that the fields for Name, Passport Number, Date of Birth, Gender, and Nationality are correct and match those in your passport.
  • 2. Recheck your information. Then, using a major credit card service like Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, pay VND 571,650 for a single-entry visa and VND 1,143,300 for multiple-entry visas.
  • 3. Your Visa Request will be received by Vietnamese officials and processed promptly. You will get an email confirmation with an approval letter within two business days. You must print and take this letter with you.
  • 4. Upon arriving at one of Vietnam's three international airports - Hanoi, Go Chi Minh City, or Danang - you must present your printed permission letter, two passport-sized (4x6 cm) pictures, and the appropriate charge. A Vietnamese immigration official will review your paperwork and stamp your passport with a Vietnamese visa.

Visa application fees are VND 571,650 (for single-entry visa) and VND 1,143,300 (for multiple-entry visa).

FAQs about Vietnamese visas:

1. What is the approval letter?

The visa acceptance letter is a document that permits you to enter and depart Vietnam for a specified amount of time. With this letter of clearance, you may pick up your visa upon arrival at one of Vietnam's three international airports. Once produced, the permission letter cannot be modified; if you want to update your details, you must apply for a new letter.

2. What happens if I change flights and arrive at a different airport?

The permission letter may be presented at any of the three international airports. Nothing changes when you switch to a new airport. You may obtain a visa upon arrival at any airport.

3. When do you need to pay?

When you submit your permission letter and get your passport stamped at the Vietnamese International Airport, you will be required to pay.

4. What cards are accepted?

 All credit and debit cards are accepted. Cards must be Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

5. How far in advance should I apply for an approval letter?

You can apply for an approval letter whenever you like. However, it is recommended that you file for a permission letter one to two months before departure to ensure that the plans do not alter.

6. How do you receive a via-on-arrival stamp at the airport?

When you arrive at the airport, fill out the sample form and attach your images in the designated space. Enter the amount you are paying. This should take about 10 to 15 minutes. Normally, the stamping operation takes 15–30 minutes. However, because of the high volume of arrivals, it might take up to two hours. Make sure you get off the plane quickly and run to the visa clearance desk to complete the process.

7. Do I need to provide an exact date of arrival?

You do not need to mention a precise date of arrival. However, it is vital to know that you cannot enter the nation prior to the date mentioned on the letter of recommendation. Also, you must leave the nation before then.

8. Are there any exceptions to this type of visa?

The acceptance letter/online visa does not allow for overland entrance. It is only valid for admission to one of three international airports. To obtain an overland visa, you must visit an embassy.

9. What happens if my passport has expired?

Before applying for a Vietnamese visa, be sure your passport has at least six months of validity. So, if your passport is about to expire, make sure you acquire a new one before applying for the visa.

10. How will I obtain my visa acceptance letter?

A PDF version of a color scanned copy of the permission letter is sent to your email address, so be sure you have entered the proper one. 

11. Can the permission letter request be completed more quickly?

The approval letter is usually emailed within five business days. However, you can request that it be handled quickly in two ways:
(a) Same-day processing. If you submit your application and pay the money by 12:00 PM Vietnam Time on a business day, you can request that the letter be delivered by 6:00 PM.
(b) Next Day Processing: If you submit your application and pay the cost by 12:00 PM Vietnam Time on a business day, you can request that the letter be issued by 6:00 PM the following day.
Note that this does not apply on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.

This is everything you need to know about applying for a Vietnam visa for Indians. You will have a great time in Vietnam. However, if you still don't know how to apply for a for a Vietnam visa, you can visit the best travel agency in Vietnam. Give us a call; we will prepare everything for you!