Vietnam visa requirements for India nation

Vietnam visa requirements for India nation

All the Indian citizens need a visa for Vietnam for both tourism or business purposes. Nowadays, they can easily apply for Vietnam visa at the Vietnam Embassy or apply online to pickup visa at arrival airport.

Vietnam Embassy has been established in India;
Vietnam visa is required for all Indian citizens;
Indian citizens are eligible for 90 days single or multiple entry e-visa;
Indian citizens can get visa on arrival from 30 USD + stamping fee;

1. General information

– The processing time for Vietnam visa is normally 3 working days. In urgent situation, a visa can be done within 1 business day or 2 working hours;
– The Indian travelers must have a valid passport of 6 months validity at least with 2 blank pages for visa sticky and stamp;

2. How do Indian passport holders apply for Vietnam visa?

2.1. Apply online for a Vietnam visa on arrival

Indian visitors can apply Vietnam visa on arrival from anywhere outside of Vietnam. Vietnam visa will be picked up upon arrival at the Vietnam airports by showing up the printed approval letter.

The approval letter will be sent via email within 3 working days (normal processing mode), 8 working hours (rush processing mode), 4 hours (urgent processing mode) or even 2 hours (emergency processing mode) depending on which option the applicant chooses when submitting online application form. Vietnam visa on arrival is especially an advantage to those living far from the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in India.

By using Vietnam visa on arrival, the Indian applicants do not need to wait too long to get the approval letter, an official document issued by Vietnam Immigration Department giving permission to get the visa upon arrival.

In order to get a Vietnam visa on arrival, the applicants should pay two types of fee: the processing fee and the stamping fee.
Processing fee: The service fee is for visa approval letter processing.
Stamping fee: The stamping fee is paid in cash to the Vietnam Immigration Officer at the arrival airport to get the visa stamp.

Notes:
– Visa on arrival is only applicable for the foreigners traveling Vietnam by air.

2.2. Apply for e-visa for Vietnam

This is new pilot visa system which has just official launched in February 2017. In order to apply for e-visa for Vietnam, the Indian travelers will need to prepare a file of passport copy and recent taken photo (it should present your full face, front view, eyes open without glasses, background should be plain light colored or white). The e-visa fee (service fee and stamping fee) is paid once when the Indian applicants apply for e-visa, thus no cash is required at arrival airport.

Vietnam e-visa is good for those who travel Vietnam less than 90 days with single or multiple entry. Since the visa fee is paid once when applying for visa, the travelers don’t have to bring cash for stamping fee at immigration counter therefore, the visa process at arrival airport is faster accordingly.

When applying for e-visa for Vietnam, please note that:

  • Payments for e-visa applications are non-refundable;
  • The applicants should check the information on a granted e-visa against the passport to make sure there is no mistake;
  • The processing time may take longer than 3 working days that probably affect to your flight time. You are strongly recommended to buy a flight ticket when you already received your e-visa;
  • The applicants have to leave the country before applying for the next e-visa.
  • While your visa application is being processed, you may receive a request for amending your visa information. In this case, the processing time will take more 3 – 5 working days after the revision is made. If you need to speed up the visa process to board your flight, we can help you with the rush Vietnam visa service. You just need to provide us with your visa registration number and email then your e-visa process will be accelerated and completed in time.

How to apply e-visa for Vietnam?

Step 1: Fill the requirement information in the application form.
Step 2: Pay the visa fee and get e-visa in maximum 3 – 5 working days.
Step 3: Receive an email containing e-visa upon successful application. Please print out the e-visa, bring along with your passport to get on the plane.
Step 4: Present your e-visa at immigration counter to get entry into Vietnam.

Port of entry for e-visa

AirportLandportSeaport
1. Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)1. Nam Can Landport (Nghe An to Laos)1. Ho Chi Minh City Seaport (Ho Chi Minh City)
2. Noi Bai International Airport (Ha Noi)2. Song Tien Landport (An Giang to Cambodia)2. Quy Nhon Seaport (Binh Dinh)
3. Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang)3. Tinh Bien Landport (An Giang to Cambodia)3. Nha Trang Seaport (Khanh Hoa)
4. Cam Ranh International Airport (Khanh Hoa)4. Xa Mat Landport (Tay Ninh to Cambodia)4. Hai Phong Seaport (Hai Phong)
5. Can Tho International Airport (Can Tho)5. Mong Cai Landport (Quang Ninh to China)5. Hon Gai Seaport (Quang Ninh)
6. Phu Bai International Airport (Thua Thien Hue)6. Moc Bai Landport (Tay Ninh to Cambodia)6. Da Nang Seaport (Da Nang)
7. Phu Quoc International Airport (Phu Quoc)7. Lao Bao Landport (Quang Tri to Laos)7. Vung Tau Seaport (Ba Ria Vung Tau)
8. Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong)8. Ha Tien Landport (Kien Giang to Cambodia)8. Duong Dong Seaport (Phu Quoc)
9. Van Don International Airport (Quang Ninh)9. Huu Nghi Landport (Lang Son to China)9. Chan May Seaport (Thua Thien Hue)
10. Cau Treo Landport (Ha Tinh to Laos)10. Dung Quat Seaport (Quang Ngai)
11. Cha Lo Landport (Quang Binh to Laos)11. Nghi Son Seaport (Thanh Hoa)
12. Bo Y Landport (Kon Tum to Laos)12. Vung Ang Seaport (Ha Tinh)
13. Lao Cai Landport (Lao Cai to China)
14. Tay Trang Landport (Dien Bien to Laos)
15. Na Meo Landport (Thanh Hoa to Laos)
16. La Lay Landport (Quang Tri to Laos)

2.3. Apply for Vietnam visa directly at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulates

For those who want to get a Vietnam visa beforehand or want to travel to Vietnam by land or sea, they can go to the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate nearest their location.
The address of Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in India for your information:

Embassy of Vietnam in New Delhi, India
Address: 17, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021, India
Tel: (91-11) 2301 9818 (91-11) 2301 0532
Fax: (91-11) 2301 7714 (91-11) 2301 8448

And others General Consulate of Vietnam in India for your information.

3. Photo requirements for Vietnam visa notice

The Indian passport holders, who is applying for tourist visa, don’t have to submit the scanned photo for visa processing. However, business visa application may require a passport photo.
When you arrive in Vietnam, 2 passport size photos (4×6 cm) are required at Vietnam airport only. You need to bring your passport along with the approval letter and 2 photos to get visa stamped on your passport. You can also take picture at Vietnam airport at about 2 USD per photo if you do not have time to prepare those photos before departure.

Following regulation of passport style photo but it is not too strict:
– Photographs must be passport sized, identical, taken within the past 6 months;
– The image size from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head should be between 1 inch and 13/8 inches;
– The photographs may be in color or black and white;
– It must be full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background;
– Photos should be taken in normal street attire, without a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline;
– Uniforms should not be worn in photographs with the exception of religious attire which is worn daily;
– If prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar articles are normally and consistently worn, they should be worn when the picture is taken;
– Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless required for medical reasons. A medical certificate may be required to support the wearing of such glasses in the photographs.

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