1. Access the online visa application form from an authorized agent or from the official website of Vietnam embassy for India
2. Fill in all the required details and submit the needed scanned copies of the verification documents
3. Pay in the applicable service charges
4. The provided information is reviewed and verified by the immigration department of Vietnam
5. A visa approval letter is sent to your registered email within two days or earlier as requested with additional charges
6. Take a printout of the letter to be used in place of visa to travel to Vietnam
At The International Airport of Vietnam
Once you arrive at the select Vietnamese international airport, you are required to present your approval letter and documents like your passport, entry and exit form to get the Vietnamese visa stamped on your Indian passport after you have paid the visa stamping charges.
Before You Apply
Although Vietnam visa on arrival or online Vietnam visa is a self guided process that helps you through each and every step but here are some important points that need your attention before you apply for it:
– The facility of Vietnam visa on arrival is only available for air travelers
– You are required to make online payments and submit the scanned copies of important documents like your passport, sponsorship letter (if applied for business visa), travel tickets and you may also be required to give details of your acquaintances in Vietnam; keeping the scanned copies of all required documents along with your credit or debit card in handy spot is highly recommended
– Many factors like the duration of your stay in Vietnam, type of visa like tourist or business visa and single or multiple entry visas may cause some variation in the applied service and stamping charges
– It is recommended to check the official website of Vietnam embassy for India as a detailed list of devious agent’s website is regularly updated. This would save you from any possible scam
– Currently, the facility of stamping the Vietnam visa in respect of the online visa approval letter is only available at Danang, Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat international airports. Make sure that you arrive at one of these airport or else you would need to travel locally to nearest facilitating Vietnamese airport.
Indian passport holders need a visa in order to travel to Vietnam. Vietnam has recently allowed visa on arrival facility for all Indian passport holders, this special and swift facility is intended to boost tourism by making procedures hassle free and simple and lucid to understand and follow. The Vietnam visa on arrival facility is applicable to all visa classes and that includes business and tourist and for different types like single entry and multiple entry as well. The visa on arrival facility however is available only on entry in Vietnam by air, all other modes of entry currently do not permit visa on arrival facility hence in case of arrival by sea/road/rail, you need to get in touch with your cruise operator or the concerned authority for further details.
To get a Vietnam visa, there are 2 ways for you to choose:
1/. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy / Consulate:
You can come in person to the Vietnam embassy in your country and you will be instructed step by step on how to apply for a Vietnam visa there. By this way, you have to come directly to the Vietnam embassy at least two times. The first time you come there is to submit required documents and the second one coming there is to get your Vietnam visa.
For your convenience, we would like to give you the contact information of the Vietnam embassy in India as below:
Embassy of Vietnam in New Delhi, India
Address : 20 Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapury, New Delhi – 110 021, India
Telephone : 2687.9852 (+ Ext); 2687.9852 (+20) (Consulate);
Fax : 2687.9856 (Chancery); 2687.9869 (Consulate);
Email : ebsvnin @ yahoo.com.vn
Website : www.mofa.gov.vn/vnemb.india
Consulate General of Vietnam in Mumbai, India
Address: B-306 Oberoi chamber New Link road andheri (w), Mumbai (Bombay) 400 053, India.
Telephone: 2673 6688
Fax : 2673 6633
Email : Vietnam @ mtnl.net.in or tlsq.mumbai @ mofa.gov.vn
2/. Apply online (1) to obtain an approval letter (2) to pick up your Vietnam visa at Vietnam international airports (in case you travel by air to Vietnam) or to collect your Vietnam visa at any Vietnam Embassy / Consulate nominated by you.
a) Regarding apply online to obtain a visa approval letter to pick up visa at a Vietnam international airport, there are 3 options based on the purpose of your visit:
– Vietnam visa for business purpose with validity for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months.
– Vietnam visa for tourist purpose with validity for 1 month only.
– Vietnam visa for transit purpose with validity less than 5 days then visa holders must depart to a third country after 5 days in Vietnam at maximum. You will be granted a transit visa on the condition that you travel by tour and the group must have clear schedule and indemnify of a travel agency that organizes the tour.
To apply for a Vietnam visa, please follow the simple steps as below:
– Access our website www.vietnamvisa.in to fill in your online visa application form.
– Make payment for us (service fee) as per instructions.
– Obtain your visa approval letter via our email.
If you still can’t receive any approval letter within the required time, please let us know immediately via our email email@example.com
b) Regarding apply online to get approval letter for picking up your visa at a Vietnam embassy nominated by you, there are 2 options for your Vietnam visa based on the purpose of your visit:
– Vietnam visa for business purpose with validity for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months.
– Vietnam visa for tourist purpose with validity for 1 month only.
It means that if you apply for an approval letter online in our website, you can save the time you have to spend to wait for the procedure of getting a visa approval letter in the Vietnam embassy. We will get the approval letter for you and send it to your email, all you need to do is print it out and come to the Vietnam Embassy just ONE TIME to get your Vietnam visa and pay for the visa fee.
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Please note that our instructions to get Vietnam visa is for reference only. All the information on this page is provided “as is”, without warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information, fitness for a particular use of purpose, including warranties of merchantability, title, non-infringement or otherwise.
Apply online (1) : means apply online through an authorized agent in Vietnam. An agent must be Vietnam establishment with registered business license and qualifications then can be authorized by Vietnam Immigration Department (Government).
Approval letter (2) : is the official letter approved by Vietnam Immigration Department (Government). There are 2 types of the approval letter: 1) Approval letter for picking up visa upon arrival at Vietnam international airports and 2) Approval letter for collecting visa at a Vietnam embassy.
You are coming to Vietnam? And you feel rather confused about Vietnam visa on arrival procedures, didn’t don’t you? If yes, this information below will help you reduce all your concerns of Vietnam visa on arrival. Also for easily catching up information, the information will be listed in the Q&A with multiple choices and right answers.
1. Who can use Vietnam Visa on arrival?
a. Those go to Vietnam by airplane.
c. Vietnam does not offer visa on arrival,
d. Those transit in Vietnam only.
e. Those go to Vietnam via land border.
f. Those go to Vietnam via sea border.
The right answer: a. Those go to Vietnam by airplane.
2. Other Requirements to get visa on arrival?
a. Your passport details
b. Passport validity of at least 6 months and left pages (more than 1).
c. In Vietnam airport, passport photos and stamping fee.
d. Both All of the abovea,b and c.
The right answer: d. Both a,b and c. All of the above
3. Is Vietnam visa on arrival valid?
a. Based on National Ordinance No. 24/2000/PL-UBTVQH10,Vietnam visa on arrival is legal document issued by Vietnam Immigration Department.
b. Only Vietnam Embassy can issue Vietnam visa.
The right answer: a & b
Both Vietnam Immigration Department and Vietnam Embassy in the foreign countries can issue Vietnam visa. Vietnam Immigration Department issuesVvisa on arrival which is picked up at Vietnam international airport.
4. How about the fees and charges of Vietnam visa on arrival?
a. Service fee: You pay travel agents online.
b. Stamping fee: You pay in cash to Immigration Officers at Vietnam airports.
c. Both a & b.
The right answer: c. Both a& b
Do not think that you are double charged. The service fee is for pre-approval letter issued. The stamping fee is for sticking visa stamp on your passport.
In the hope of that all clarifications above will make you clear about Vietnam visa on arrival as well as far away from any worry during when coming to Vietnam.
Although thousand of foreigners use visa on arrival every day, how many percentage understands clearly its steps and validity? Maybe not much. The answer for the first part of the question can be found easily on the internet, take this link as an example http://yourvietnamtrips.com/travel-news/324-guide-to-get-vietnam-visa-upon-arrival.html. This visa very informative article I like, but not for the second part. Therefore, basing on my experience on this service, I would like to clarify the validity of visa on arrival.
With the visa on arrival service, the visa will be issued upon arrival at Viet Nam international borders. With each type of borders (airports, land or sea), different type of visa letter is effective and not all of websites on the internet can process all types. Most of them are dealing with the visa on arrival for traveling by air. Therefore, before applying, please read carefully the instruction on website to make sure you choose the right visa on arrival website.
In some websites, it is said the visa on arrival is not legitimate – It is INCORRECT. I was suspect this issue and asked my service provider and be surely confirmed that the visa letter is issued by Viet Nam Immigration Department and be defined in Vietnamese Immigration Laws (Ordinance on entry, exit, residence of foreigner in Viet Nam dated 28/04/2000; Decree No. 21/2001/ND-CP dated 28/05/2001; Circular No. 04/2002/TTLT-BCA-BNG dated 29/01/2002 to implement related Ordinance and Decree). Additionally, during last nearly 7 years I have used this service, there has been NOT any problem arising related visa or Viet Nam entry.
Visa on arrival is issued for 3 purposes normally: tourist (1 month), business (1 or 3 month) and family visit (1 or 3 months). You are not required to show evidence for the purpose choosing when apply, therefore, do not worry if you visit Viet Nam for the trip but receiving the 3 months visa stated your visa is for business. You can get the visa and enter Viet Nam smoothly.
Just 1 more recommendation: check if the visa on arrival is available for you. Basing on my knowledge, some countries’ citizens might not able to apply this visa. For example: Chinese living in China…
Finally, here is my visa advisor during the last 7 years www.getvisavietnam.com. Their staff is very friendly, swift-response and professional. Hope my suggestion helps when you need information regarding visa.
I am Austrian and I am also a travelholic. Whenever I have free time, I travel to different countries in different continents, and try to go to as many countries as possible. Last month was my summer holiday, and the destination was Vietnam.
To prepare for the trip, I searched the Internet for information about Vietnam visa, air tickets, hotel reservations, tours and some basic things. I chose a famous travel company in Vietnam named “Eviva” and the service was really good. They prepared everything for me and my trip to Vietnam was perfect.
When I reached Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, I spent two day wandering around Hanoi by cyclo. I went to many famous places such as Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh’s Residence, temple of Literature & National University, Thang Long Water Puppet theatre. I had a chance to try some Vietnam traditional food, they are all delicious, but I love “Pho” and “Bun Oc” the most. The third day, I went to Nha Trang Beach. The most interesting thing here is that there are so many bars, pubs, and restaurant for foreigners, some are in English, others are in Russian, French, German which made me feel familiar and comfortable. The beach was beautiful and the services were all good. I stay here for two days and then went to Saigon by train. Saigon roads are larger than Hanoi, and the food is also different from Hanoi, but all of them are cheap and delicious. I love to see differences of two cities from the North and the South of Vietnam. The last day, I went back to Hanoi, had “Pho” and a cup of tea for breakfast, walked around, bought some souvenirs for my family and my friends then came back home.
During the time I was in Vietnam, I met some Vietnamese friends; they are all friendly and kind. They helped me a lot to choose famous places to go, traditional foods and drinks to try, which made my days in a whole new place become easier.
That was a memorable trip, and I hope someday I can visit Vietnam and friendly people there, again!
Vietnam Visa on arrival or pre-arranged visa has been online for almost 15 years, and it increasingly becomes the most convenient way to get a visa to Vietnam as everything has been made simple from the procedure to payment methods. You now can get your visa to Vietnam in couple of minutes with your internet accessed computers or wifi built-in mobile phones.
Why should I apply online instead of going to the embassy?
Each visa application option offers you some advantage. Visa-on-arrival is especially beneficial for those who live far away from the Vietnamese embassies and do not wish to send their passports away by mail. The other advantages of VOA include faster processing, cost-saving (Vietnam Visa fee) and more efficient payment methods.
1. Getting a visa on arrival
Again, please check the complete information on visa on arrival. Visa on arrival works for both busines men and tourists.
2. Getting a visa at Vietnamese embassy
The process of getting a business visa or a tourist visa is generally the same. Most tourists get their visa through a Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate office in their country of residence or in their travels country before entering Vietnam.
For a tourist visa, you will need to submit:
1) Entry permit form (which can vary from one Vietnamese embassies or consulate abroad to another).
2) Two photos (usually 4cm x 6cm or 3 cm x 4 cm)
3) Your original passport
4) Vienam Visa fee
The form and the fee can vary by country, so please check directly the Vietnamese embassy or consulate to which you are applying.
A business visa usually also requires a letter of support from your sponsor agency or company in Vietnam. In person, the process usually takes 2-3 days, and by mail, the process usually takes 2-3 weeks, depending on the service you use, although times can vary considerably by embassy or consulate. If you are mailing, please note that you need to make arrangements to have your passport with visa returned to you.
For assistance, you can process your visa through a travel agency or tour company in Vietnam, with an additional fee, although this is not usually necessary unless you need visa on arrival services.