All Indian individial visa seekers are requested to apply for Vietnam visa at embassy or through online system of authorized travel agents. If you are living in Hong Kong and wish to avoid painful visa experience, read this guidance to know how to get Vietnam visa for Indian citizens from Hong Kong.
Should I apply at the embassy or online?
In every case, online visa application is always suggested as it costs less time, less energy and less money as well. However, it is helpful to arrivals by air only. So if you are an air-traveller, lodge your visa application online here, and if you enter Vietnam by way of land or sea, please visit Embassy of Vietnam in Hong Kong to drop off the application.
ONLINE VISA APPLICATION PROCESS
Step 1: Complete the application form electronically
You are requested to enter all the required information regarding your visa type, proposed date of arrival, full name, date of birth, passport number. Please notice that the visa must match your current passport data.
Step 2: Pay for your visa application
The fee must be paid after the time of application submission if you wish the processing starts immediately. You can use the credit/debit card to make payment or send cash via Western Union or bank transfer. The application fee is determined by type of visa for which you want to apply for. See details about Vietnam visa cost for India.
Step 3: Receive visa approval letter
Normally, it takes 2 business days for the approval letter to be sent to your email. In order to get the letter the same day of application, you have to use express visa service (additional fee required)
Step 4: Get visa stamp on arrival
Once the approval letter is ready, you submit it with your valid passport, 01 passport photo, completed entry-exit form, and stamping fee (by cash) at Immigration Counter at arrival airport to get visa stamped onto your passport. This process takes about 10 minutes or longer depending on the number of foreigners picking up visa on arrival at that time.
VISA APPLICATION PROCESS AT EMBASSY
Step 1: Download the visa application form from website of Vietnam Consulate in Hong Kong
Step 2: Fill out the form fully and correctly then print it out and sign your name
Step 3: Attach a recent passport photo to the application form
Step 4: Submit your application form, origin and valid passport and payment of application to the consular office at 15/F, Great Smart Tower, 230 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Step 5: Visit the consular office again to collect the Vietnam visa India after 4 business days
Vietnam visa validity and duration of stay
Visa validity mentioned on the approval letter is also the your length of stay in Vietnam. The period of visa validity starts from the intended date of entry provided in application form until it expires.
Hopefully, this article makes process of Vietnam visa for Indian citizens from Hong Kong clear to you. If you need any help, please feel free to contact us by phone, email or skype.