Vietnam Visa For Indians - What You Need To Know
The Vietnam visa is a document that allows you to enter Vietnam for specific periods and for specific purposes. Indian nationals cannot enter the country without a valid visa for any purpose. These purposes can include tourism, work, business, or study. You can apply for your visa through Atlys, online, or through an Embassy. This guide will help you decide which visa suits your purpose of travel best and what documents you’ll need.
Types of Vietnam Visas
Visa on arrival
The visa on arrival is a visa you apply for once you’re in Vietnam. However, you must apply for a pre-approval letter before travelling. The visa on arrival is valid for 1 month or 3 months, depending on the visa you apply for.
Official Visa Name
Vietnam Visa On Arrival
Number Of Entries
1-3 days for the approval letter
Length Of Stay
Required Documents For A Vietnam Visa On Arrival
Your valid passport: Your passport must be valid for at least six months after your date of arrival and must have 2 blank pages.
Visa approval letter: You must apply for a visa approval letter before travelling to Vietnam through a Vietnamese travel agency. Once you’re there, you can apply for a visa on arrival.
A passport-size photograph: The passport photo must be 4 cm x 6 cm, taken recently on a white background, looking straight ahead without glasses.
Return flight ticket: This is to prove that you intend on travelling back to your home country before your visa expires.
Proof of accommodation: Proof of accommodation can include hotel bookings or Air bnb bookings. If you’re staying with friends or family, you must provide an invitation letter.
How To Apply For A Vietnam Visa On Arrival
To apply for the Vietnam visa on arrival, you must first apply for your visa approval letter. The first step is for you to find a visa agent or tour agency in Vietnam that can apply for the visa approval letter on your behalf. There are several agencies that you can use, and they can be found online.
Once you have decided on the agency, you must provide them with scanned copies of your passport. Once you have provided the required information, you must pay the service fee. Again, it will vary depending on the agency that you are using. The processing time is 1-3 business days.
Once you have your visa approval letter, you can travel to Vietnam and apply for your visa at the airport once you disembark from your flight. You’ll need to submit your documents at the visa-on-arrival desk. Then, you must pay the visa fee, and you’ll receive your visa.
Vietnam Processing Time, Length Of Stay, And Visa Fees
Vietnam Processing Times
*Vietnam Processing Times
Vietnam Visa On Arrival: Please note that the processing time refers to the processing time for the approval letter, not the visa. The processing time for the visa on arrival is unknown as it depends on how many people there are.
How To Check Your Vietnam Visa Status On Atlys
If you applied for your visa through Atlys, checking your status is easy. Here's a quick guide on what to do:
Download the Atlys app and log in.
Go to the "My Documents" section.
Click on your application to see the status of your visa.
If you've applied through the online portal, you can check your status on their website. However, if you applied through an Embassy, you must contact them.
Visa Fee Questions
Will I get a refund if my visa is rejected?
No, you won’t. Unfortunately, the visa fees are nonrefundable. This means that if your visa is rejected or you wish to cancel your application, you won’t get a refund.
How can I pay my Vietnam visa fee?
You can pay for your visa online (if you apply for an e visa), or you can pay the fee in person if you apply on arrival or at an Embassy.
Can I pay my Vietnam visa fee in cash?
Yes, if you apply in person for a visa, you can pay the fee in cash. However, if you apply online, you need to use your card.
Length Of Stay
*Length Of Stay
Business Visa: You can also receive a visa that's valid for 90 days instead of 30 days.
Please note that at Vietnam's national assembly, they stated that starting August 15, the validity of all 30-day visas would be 90 days instead of 30.
Can I Extend My Vietnam Visa?
Yes, you can. If you'd like to spend more time in Vietnam than your visa allows, you can apply for an extension. Here's how:
Submit all the documents you used to apply to the Vietnam Immigration Department’s office.
Pay the visa extension fee based on the type of visa applied for.
Get your passport back with the visa extension stamped.
Address: 44-46 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
Telephone: 0243 8257941
Countries That Can Travel To Vietnam Without A Visa
List Of Vietnam Embassies In India
Trusted government sources
At Atlys, we strive to provide helpful and credible information. So, we only use reliable government sources to get our visa information. This includes:
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you do. Unfortunately, India isn’t part of the visa-free countries for Vietnam. This means that you must apply for a Vietnam visa before travelling.
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