Information you need
Indian citizens are required to hold a visa before entering Vietnam and enjoying the sights and sounds of Vietnam. Knowing the process of getting Vietnam visa helps ensure that you are not left with unexpected surprise at last minute.
Applications for a Vietnam visa for Indian citizens
can be completed online through the agency’s website or at any Embassy/Consulate of Vietnam. Before applying for the visa, you should check passport validity to make sure that it has at least 6 months validity remaining. If there is no blank page on the passport, a loose-leaf visa will be issued.
What is visa on arrival?
This type of visa is applied for and granted at a point of entry to the nation you are visiting, whether it be an airport, border checkpoint or port. Instead of going to the Embassy where you are living, you just need to apply online and get the approval letter then get visa stamped at the international airports.
It'd better for visitors to check with the embassy website of the country you are going to visit as well as your nationality because there are some certain restrictions apply only to nationals of certain countries.
Why should I use Vietnam Visa on arrival?
In fact, you can get visa by one of the following methods:
1. Go to Vietnam embassy to apply for visa: It takes 2-3 working days and you must travel a lot (normally, the embassy is located far from your house). It also costs much for travelling fee and takes time
2. Get visa on arrival. It takes about 5 minutes to apply for Vietnam visa application form and make payment. After 1-2 working days, you will get the letter of approval. With this legal documents, you can get visa once you arrive Vietnam international airports (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang).
Vietnam visa on arrival is the quickest and the most convenient way to get visa. It is also cheap and time saving
Is that a problem if my passport is going to expired?
Visitors travelling to Vietnam are required to be in possession of passport that are valid for six months beyond the period of their intended stay in Vietnam. It is advised that you should renew your passport before applying for Vietnam visa on arrival. If your passport expires during your stay in Vietnam, you must get it renewed or get a new one from embassy or consulate of your country in Vietnam. It would be best to get your passport renewed before your departure
Except for visa service fee, do I need to pay any fee at the airport? If yes, what is it?
Besides Visa service fee, you will have to pay visa stamping fee by yourself at the airport. In order to get official visa stamped in your passport, you are required to pay stamping fee, you must pay it in cash (In Vietnam Dong (VND) or USD (US Dollars), so prepare it before your departure, they do not accepet credit card or cheque. Since 2013, the stamping fee is as following:
25 USD for single
50 USD for multiple entry