Why not Vietnam visa on arrival for Indian citizens

Indian citizens require a visa to visit Vietnam for whatever purpose. The best way is to apply online through travel agents. With the assistance from the agents, you will receive an approval letter to be able to pick up the visa at port of entry on arrival.

How to apply for an approval letter?

Application for approval letter requires no documents. All you have to do is:

1/ Complete the online visa application: Enter your travel information and passport details as required.

2/ Pay visa application fee: Use credit/debit card to make the payment. After payment, you application is processed instantly.

Your application status then is confirmed by email within a few minutes. In the email, you will be informed the date of issuance of the letter. Normally, it takes 2 working days for the process to be completed. For example:  if you apply on Monday, the letter will be issued on Tuesday. Please be aware that filing of visa application will be received from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm only. Application filed beyond said prescribe time will be processed on the following day.

What should I do on arrival?

With the approval letter, you are permitted to board the plane without a visa on the passport. As soon as getting off the plane, you head to Visa Landing and submit the following documents:

1/ Hardcopy of visa approval letter

2/ Completed entry-exit form (the form is often attached with the letter. It's also available for download on our website)

3/ Original passport valid for at least 6 months prior to intended date of entry into Vietnam

4/ 01 recent passport size photograph

5/ Stamping fee in form of cash in USD or VND

After checking your provided documents, the custom official will put a visa stamp onto your passport. This process takes about 10 minutes or longer depending on the number of people getting visa on arrival at that time.

Important note: Vietnam does not have visa on arrival at border checkpoints. In paticular when you travelling by land or sea, you must be in possession of visa before departure.

Vietnam visa Indian is often valid for 1 month or 3 months on single or multiple entry. Validity of the visa is also the period of time you are allowed to stay in Vietnam. You can enter Vietnam anytime while visa is valid and must leave no later than visa expiration date.