Instead of traveling to Vietnam embassy in India or in a third country, Indian passport holders now have an easier way to obtain a visa for Vietnam: obtain Vietnam visa on arrival.
Why is this way of visa application said to be easier?
As mentioned above, users of this kind of visa shall not have to travel across a long distance to the embassy at all, they only need to have a device with internet access to submit online application form to a travel agent, and then get visa approval letter via email, and finally get visa stamped at their entry point at Vietnam airport.
Here is full guide to obtain a Vietnam visa on arrival for Indians:
1. Submit online application form:
It is very easy to fill out the online form. Take https://booking.vietnam-visa.com/step1.html as a sample. Instead of a lot of information to be provided in the form required by the embassy, online visa application form at this website only requires you to provide the following information:
- Contact information (name, email and phone number);
- Visa information (visa type, visa duration, arrival airport and purpose of visit);
- Applicant’s information (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number and passport expiry date);
2. Make payment of service fee
The payment is made via secured online payment portals;
3. Get visa approval letter via email
This visa approval letter is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department through the travel agent you apply for Vietnam visa with as an official permission allowing to board flight to Vietnam airport and get visa stamped there. It will be sent to you via email within 1 or 2 working days, even faster depending on which kind of service you applied for. Attached together with your visa approval letter will be a detailed guide to get visa stamped.
4. Have visa stamped at Vietnam airport
Follow the guide provided, you will get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport. This process may take you 15 – 30 minutes depending on number of travelers staying in the queue for the same purpose as yours.
Despite its convenience, Vietnam visa on arrival is for Indian citizens who travel to Vietnam by air only.