Vietnam Visa for Indians

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Dustin Kemp
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Last Updated: March 4, 2024

Do Indians need a visa for Vietnam?

Yes, Indian citizens require a visa to enter Vietnam. There are no visa exemptions available for Indian passport holders for short stays as there are for some other nationalities.

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What types of Vietnam visas are available to Indians?

E-visa and visa on arrival are available to Indian citizens, as are several other types of special visa. For more information on what types are available, refer to the table below.

Visa TypePurposeDuration(s)
E-visaTourism, quick business1 month, 3 months
Visa on arrivalTourism, quick business1 month, 3 months
Business visaBusinessUp to 5 years with TRC
Student visaStudyDepends on course duration

Contact a Vietnamese visa agent for more information about business and student visas. For other types, read on.

How much is a Vietnam visa for Indians?

The price of obtaining a Vietnam visa for Indian citizens differs depending on the type of visa and the time it takes to process. A single entry e-Visa, when applied for via Vietnam’s official e-Visa website, costs $25 USD, equivalent to approximately 2072 Indian rupees. The table below outlines the costs for e-Visas, including those for extended stays and for multiple entries. Please be aware that these prices are estimates and may fluctuate.

DurationEntriesPrice
One MonthSingle-Entry25 USD (2072 INR)
One MonthMultiple-Entry50 USD (4144 INR)
Three MonthsSingle-Entry25 USD (2072 INR)
Three MonthsMultiple-Entry50 USD (4144 INR)

For added convenience, you have the option to employ the services of a Vietnamese visa agent who can handle the visa application process on your behalf or secure a letter for a visa upon arrival. This service incurs additional charges over the standard e-Visa fee.

What are the requirements to get a Vietnam visa for Indians?

Before you actually apply for any visa, you’ll need:

  • An Indian passport with at least 6 months validity after your date of entry
  • At least 2 empty pages in your passport

For e-visa:

  • A completed application form found on the official Vietnam immigration portal.
  • A passport photo and a phooto of your passport’s identification page uploaded to your computer.
  • A Visa card or Mastercard with the appropriate fee on it for online payment.

For visa on arrival:

  • A VOA letter obtained from the Vietnamese consulate or a visa agent.
  • The appropriate visa fee in USD.
  • Two passport photos.

How to get a Vietnam visa for Indians: a step-by-step process

Step 1. Determine the Right Visa Type: Choose between e-Visa, tourist, business, or other visa types based on your travel purpose.

Step 2. Gather Required Documents: Prepare all the necessary documents listed above.

Step 3. Apply for the Visa:

  • For an e-Visa, apply online through Vietnam’s Immigration Department portal.
  • For other types of visas, apply through the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in India, or opt for a Visa on Arrival if applicable.

Step 4. Pay the Visa Fee: Complete the payment online (for e-Visa) or as directed by the embassy/consulate.

Step 5. Wait for Approval: Receive your e-Visa by email or pick up your visa from the embassy/consulate. If you applied for an e-visa, you can also use the e-visa registration code in the email you were sent when applying and enter it on the website to check the status of your visa and download it if it’s done processing.

How long does it take to get a Vietnam visa for Indians?

  1. E-Visa: 3 business days
  2. Embassy/Consulate Application: 5-7 business days
  3. Visa on Arrival Pre-Approval: 2-3 business days for the letter

Note: Processing times exclude weekends and public holidays. Plan accordingly.

Insider tips on getting a Vietnam visa for Indians

  • Apply early to avoid any last-minute rush, especially during peak travel seasons.
  • Double-check all your documents and application form for accuracy to prevent delays.
  • Consider using a reputable visa agent if applying for a Visa on Arrival for streamlined processing. It is preferable to go through a Vietnamese visa agent rather than one in India for the quickest and most reliable service.

Vietnamese Government Holidays (2024 and 2025)

Be aware of Vietnamese public holidays as visa processing services will halt on those dates. Government holidays include:

  • New Years Day: January 1
  • Lunar New Year (Tet): Late January or early February
  • Hung Kings Day: April 10 (dates may vary)
  • Reunification Day: April 30
  • International Labor Day: May 1
  • National Day: September 2

Exact dates for Lunar New Year vary each year.

No. To stay 6 months, you’ll have to exit the country once your initial visa is expired, apply for another visa from outside the country, and then re-enter for the rest of your stay.

Yes, Indian citizens can obtain a Visa on Arrival in Vietnam, but this process requires some preparation before their travel. Unlike the e-Visa, which must be applied for and approved before departure, the VOA requires the traveler to obtain a pre-approval letter from the Vietnam Immigration Department through an agency before arriving in Vietnam.

A single-entry 30 day visa for Vietnam, which is the least expensive type of visa available, is 25 USD when obtained through the e-visa process on Vietnam’s official immigration portal.

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Dustin Kemp
Content Writer - Vietnam Is Awesome
Dustin moved to Ho Chi Minh City in 2014 and quickly fell in love with the culture and people of Vietnam. He brings his passion to his writing and planning as the Content Manager at Vietnam Is Awesome.

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