Planning a trip to Vietnam and wondering how to get a Vietnam tourist visa for Indians, what are the steps to be followed and how should one apply?
After applying for the Vietnam visa twice and receiving both of them within 3-4 days, with my little experience I can say the Vietnam visa is one of the easiest visas Indians can apply for. The steps are straightforward and don’t require a lot of documents.
In this guide, we are only going to talk about the Vietnam tourist visa. The visa we are applying for is an eVisa for Vietnam. Vietnam does have Visa on arrival but it’s only for business visas which we will discuss later in the post. This guide will help you to apply for your Vietnam travel visa from India.
Where to apply for Vietnam eVisa
There are a lot of websites promising you to provide an eVisa. The authentic site by the Vietnamese government is this: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt
Do not apply for your visa from anywhere else and one can easily apply for the visa by themselves and no travel agent is needed.
What is the cost of a Vietnam tourist visa for Indians?
The first question you might have is how much does the visa cost. A Vietnam travel visa costs 25$(approx 2100 INR) which gives you a maximum of 30 days of stay for a single entry. The payments for the eVisa can be done with your Visa, MasterCard or American Express card.
At the time of writing this article, Vietnam has proposed a 90days eVisa for all the countries which will be applicable from 15th Aug. : Source
Things you need to know before applying for a Vietnam tourist visa
- Make sure your Indian passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned travel date to Vietnam. Additionally, ensure that you have at least two blank pages in your passport for the visa stamp.
- It is essential to have a copy of your e-Visa with you when you enter the country.
- Apply a week before your travel date because it takes 3-4 working days to get processed
How to apply for Vietnam eVisa(this will have images don’t worry)
Step 1: Go to the Vietnam eVisa portal: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt and start the eVisa process.
Step 2: Upload your passport photo and the info page of the passport in jpg format on the visa portal website.
Step 3: You need to fill in your details as is in the passport.
Step 4: Do know the entry points and exit points of your Vietnam trip and add them accordingly. You also need to provide an address where you’ll be staying(no proof needed).
Step 5: Pay the online fees for the eVisa from any of the digital modes of payment (Visa/Master/Amex)
You will get a confirmation of your application number and the details of the payment made on your email id.
Step 6: After 3 days you can check for the status of your visa here: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/tra-cuu-thi-thuc
Once you have been approved, make a copy of your eVisa and take it on your trip for a hassle-free immigration process.
Can we get Visa on arrival for Vietnam?
Yes, a visa on arrival is available for Indians but it is only applicable for a business visa which also requires a lot of pre-approved documents. As a traveller, there is no visa on arrival to Vietnam for Indians.
Bonus Tip: Travel to Vietnam Without a Visa
Did you know you can travel to Vietnam without a visa as well(yes this applies to tourists)? Phu Quoc Islands in the south of Vietnam can be visited by Indian citizens for 30 days and are visa exempt.
Frequently asked questions about your eVisa to Vietnam for Indians
Q1. How long does it take to obtain eVisa for Vietnam?
Ans. It takes 3-4 working days to process your Vietnam eVisa
Q2. What is the cost of Vietnam eVisa?
Ans. A Vietnam travel visa costs 25$(approx 2100 INR) and can be paid online using any of the online modes of payment.
Q3. What is the maximum length of stay in Vietnam on your eVisa?
Ans. The Vietnam eVisa gives you a maximum of 30 days of stay for a single entry.
Q4. How to check the status of my Vietnam eVisa?
Ans. You can check the status of your eVisa 3 days after you have received your application number here: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/tra-cuu-thi-thuc
Q5. If my visa application is refused will I be refunded?
Ans. No, you will not be refunded in any circumstances that you are refused an eVisa
Q6. Do I need to enter Vietnam on the exact date specified in my e-Visa application?
Ans. You can enter and exit Vietnam as per the validity period of your eVisa document.
Q7. Can Indians get a visa on arrival for Vietnam?
Ans. Yes, though it is only applicable to Business visas and not apllicable to tourists.
Q8. Is Phu Quoc Island Visa free for Indians?
Ans. Absolutely! Indian citizens can enjoy a visa exemption to Phu Quoc island, allowing them to stay for a duration of up to 30 days.
Have any other questions regarding how o apply for a tourist visa? Drop them in the comments below!
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