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Vietnam visa for Indian: all you need to Know

by Juan José Herranz | June 22, 2020
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Vietnam tourism is going through one of its best moments, becoming one of the most visited countries in the last years. Its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas, and cities in Vietnam make the country a fascinating travel destination.

Do Indian citizens need a visa for Vietnam?

Yes, it is necessary to process a visa, and you will not be able to enter Vietnam without it being approved. You must apply for a Vietnam evisa whether you are visiting the country for tourism or for business purposes. 

How do I apply for a Vietnam visa for Indian?

There are three systems of processing a visa for Vietnam if you are an Indian citizen:

Electronic visa Vietnam or Vietnam e-Visa

This is the method we recommend the most. It is the easiest and fastest way to apply for a visa to Vietnam. It usually takes an average of 48 hours to receive the approved document by email.

You can obtain two types of Vietnam e-visas. The first is valid for 30-day stays and allows only one entry for tourism or business purposes, while the second allows multiple entries, each for up to 90 days. Please make sure you meet the Vietnam visa requirements for Indian citizens to apply for it. The process is entirely done online: you will have to fill in an online form with your data, contact, passport, and the necessary information requested.

Once you arrive at the airport you will only need to present the approved visa and your original passport to enter the country.

The documents you need for this electronic visa are:

  • Scanned copy of your passport. Make sure your passport is displayed correctly, and do not to miss any important detail.
  • Recent good quality photo in colour

The cost of the entire process is around 4100 INR which includes government fees and management services.

Hoi Quan Phuoc Kien in Vietnam

Visa-on-arrival in Vietnam

The visa on arrival process consists of two parts. The first part is an online application. You will fill this form, pay the fee of the government, and wait for the response, which will take an average of 5 days. For this first part, you will need to have your passport ready to fill out the online form and you must attach the passport page with your biometric data. Please note that the passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the country.

After the reviewing of your application by the government authorities, you will receive in your email a document that verifies that you already have the first part of your visa accepted. You must print and take this document with you to show when you enter Vietnam, along with your original passport, which must have at least two blank pages for the visa stamp. The authorities will stamp it there. This procedure can take you between 30-45 minutes.

If you plan on applying for a visa on arrival, make sure you will arrive in Vietnam through one of these airports:

  • Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)
  • Cam Ranh International Airport (Nha Trang)
  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang)
  • Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong)
  • Phu Quoc International Airport

On-arrival visas can be requested for one or multiple entries, and to stay for one or three months in the country. The price of the document may vary depending on the processing agency. The price you must pay for the visa stamp will not vary depending on what airport you choose. The cost of stamping your passport will be about 1900 INR for single entry visas and 3800 INR for multi-entry visas, regardless of whether the validity is for one or three months.

Traditional Vietnam visa

This is a visa issued by the Indian embassy or consulate itself and will allow you to enter Vietnam. Depending on the area the approval time may vary, but it usually takes between 10 and 15 days to have the visa approved. 

To process this visa, you must present your original passport and have at least two blank pages for the visa stamp. You can apply for your visa to Vietnam in India through the consulate or embassy:

Consulate General of Vietnam in Mumbai, India

Address: Unit 805, 8th Floor, Powai Plaza, Hiranandani Gardens, Central Avenue, Mumbai 400076.

Phone: (+91) 22 2570 2033

Fax: (+91) 22 2570 2034 

Embassy of Vietnam in New Delhi, India

Address: 20 Kautilya Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi – 110021, India

Phone: (+91) 11 2687 9868

Fax: (+91) 11 2687 9856 

This kind of visa application costs approximately 3800 Indian rupees or INR. If you are living outside India, you can apply for your visa at the nearest Indian embassy in your country of residence.

How much does the Vietnam visa cost for Indian?

The Vietnam visa with will only cost you 25 euros. With our services, you will have a group of experts carrying the visa application process for you and you will receive your Vietnam e-visa in your email.

Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Vietnam

Is the Indian rupee accepted in Vietnam?

The Vietnam currency is the Vietnamese Dong (VND). You can bring local cash, pay by credit card, or exchange money upon your arrival. At the Vietnamese airport, you will find ATMs where you can change your currency to the Vietnamese Dong. We recommend you to bring cash with you for small purchases. For example, you will need cash for eating on the street in small stands.

Can I extend my Vietnam visa?

In case you want to stay in Vietnam a bit longer than what your visa allows, you can extend the validity. Regardless of the type of visa you have previously requested, you must bear several things in mind for the extension:

  • This process is done exclusively in person
  • You must have a passport valid for six months from the date the visa is being issued.
  • Your passport must have two blank pages for the extension stamp.
  • Your stay will never exceed six months.

You must process the extension in any of these immigration departments:

  • Immigration office in Hanoi: 44-46 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
  • Da Nang: 78 Lê Lợi, Thạch Thang, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng 550000.
  • Ho Chi Minh city: 196 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city.