If you are smitten by the rustic charm, enchanting history and adrenaline-pumping activities of Vietnam, then welcome to the club of millions! Sometimes referred to as the South Asian gem, Vietnam has been frequently visited by tourists on a large scale globally. Vietnam’s tourism industry continues to rank amongst the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world, with revenue in 2018 reaching 26.75 billion US dollars. Since 2010, the number of Indians visiting the country has also grown three-fold. That is why there is a surge for a Vietnam visa.
Getting a Vietnam visa in India is faster but if you don’t understand the requirements and visa type, you could easily end up spending at least INR 5000 or more, which is way beyond the budget you had planned!
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What is Vietnam Visa?
An approval letter is an acknowledgement that you require to enter Vietnam, and the citizens of most of the countries must avail the let to plan their travel. Also, it is important to note that you cannot amend the approval letter once created, and in case you wish to change your information, you have to apply for another letter.
- Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City)
- Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)
- Danang Airport (Da Nang)
- Cat Bi Airport (Hai Phong)
- Cam Ranh Airport (Nha Trang).
There are different types of Vietnam visit visa and each one differs on the purpose of the journey. That is why it is important to know about the requirements and which kind of visa you need to apply for. Otherwise, there are chances your visa might get rejected.
Do Indians Need a Visa?
Yes, Indians need a visa to travel to Vietnam. From 2017, Vietnam introduced a provision to obtain e-Visa for nationals of 46 countries and that includes India! This means Indian citizens can get their Vietnam visiting visa super quick and without any hassle.
Please Note: A Vietnam e-Visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days to 90 days depending on the type of visa you choose. You need to have a valid passport of six months of validity to get the visa.
Read more: Vietnam Visa For Indians
Visa On Arrival for Indians:
As already discussed, Vietnam visa is electronically issued and you require a letter of approval from the Embassy beforehand. Once you submit the requirements with Blinkvisa, the process begins online and you will get the approval letter. You can pick up the visa once you arrive at any valid Vietnamese airports by showing the letter at the immigration. Remember that, you have to pay a certain amount of fee (around $25 for single entry and $50 for multiple entries) to get the visa stamped in your passport.
Also read: Vietnam Visa On Arrival
Visa Exemption Countries
Apart from the list of 46 countries that compulsorily require a visa to enter Vietnam, the Embassy has also given some countries the luxury of travelling to Vietnam without any visa requirement. However, they can only stay for a certain period of time in the country.
- The exemptions listed above for Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belarus, Finland, Japan, South Korea, and Russia are valid until Dec. 31, 2022.
- Chile passport holders from the South American continent are also exempted for 90 days.
- Spouses or children of Vietnamese citizens can stay in the country without a visa for six months and must show papers proving their eligibility.
Types of Vietnam Visas:
There are several kinds of visas depending on the purpose of your visit and the duration of stay.
- Vietnam Tourist Visa
- Vietnam Business Visa
- Vietnam Student Visa
- Vietnam Transit Visa
- Vietnam Diplomatic and Official Visa
Official visas are not very popular and they are accessible to those visiting Vietnam on government or diplomatic business. Also, there is no fee associated with this visa. The applicant must submit an official letter from the concerned agencies of local government, foreign embassies or consulates.
Read more: Vietnam Business Visa
Should you apply for a single entry or multiple entry tourist visas?
This depends on your travel itinerary. If you are planning on remaining in Vietnam for the duration of the trip, a single entry visa is just fine. Whereas if you want to stay for longer, opt for the multiple entry visa.
Single Entry Visa of two kinds :
Multiple entry visa of two types:
You cannot use a tourist visa for any business-related purposes. When it comes to the approval letter, you must approach recognised travel agents like Blinkvisa. Because the requirements must be authentically submitted and even a minor error can get your visa rejected.
Also, read Vietnam Multiple-Entry Visa
How many days before should you apply for a visit visa?
It is advisable to apply for Vietnam eVisa at least 15 days before your travel date. The visa validity of visa starts from the date of approval and that is why processing the visa a month before the only result in you losing your days in India or your home country.
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How to Apply For Vietnam Visa?
You need not visit an embassy or run around with your documents to get the Vietnam visa. Once you schedule an appointment with our team, we shall explain the list of requirements for your Vietnam tourist visa and all you need to do is submit your soft copies of the ideal documents.
Vietnam visa application process online
- Visit BLINKVISA
- Fill in the basic details like type of visa, country, your name, email id, etc.
- Pay the initial registration fees of INR 500
- Upload the required documents requested by the visa expert
- Receive visa in three working days
- Pay the remaining visa fee to download the visa approval letter
Vietnam visa fee for 30 days is INR 1339 for single entry visa and INR 1639 for multiple entry visa, which also includes the GST and Blinkvisa charges.
Read more: Vietnam Visa Fee
Please Note: Unlike other travel agents, you need not pay the full visa fee before your visa is approved, so you are secure if your visa gets rejected and be confident in our ability to get your visa approved.
How to save on your visa fees?
The visa fee differs depending on the purpose of the visit. No matter the cost or the country you are going for, you will get 100% cashback of the entire visa fee when you opt for Blinkvisa. And the cashback gets credited to your BlinkWallet account.
You can use the cash back for booking hotels, flights, and activities. Also not to forget the 11% discounts!
An initial fee of INR 500 is collected from you and then you have the pay the remaining only after you get the approval letter.
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What are the Documents Required?
The documents for the Vietnam visa is as easy as it gets with Blinkvisa.
- A passport with 6 months remaining validity from the time of departure. There should also be at least two unused pages in it for exit and entry stamps.
- One passport-sized photo of 4×6 cm with a white background.
Read more: Vietnam Visa Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Who is eligible for eVisa?
A total of 46 countries are eligible for eVisa. An electronic visa issued by the Vietnamese Immigration Department to countries intending to enter the country.
Read more: Vietnam eVisa
2. Can I travel without an approval letter?
To board the plane, you must show your Approval Letter to the airline. You cannot get the visa stamped without an approval letter. We strongly recommend that you apply for your Vietnam visa before you leave for Vietnam to avoid a delay or change in your flight.
Read more: Apply For Vietnam visa
3. What should I do if there are errors in the visa application?
When you apply with us, you have no worries of making mistakes in your application as we make sure all the details are accurate and as well as all requirements are good to go. However, in case of any error, you have to re-apply for a visa.
Read more: Vietnam Visa Application
4. Is it mandatory to take travel insurance for the visa?
It is advisable to take insurance to avoid any emergencies in future. You may be asked to present travel medical insurance in case of any medical emergencies and any proof of funds for your travel. You can get a travel insurance HDFC Ergo Travel Insurance for as low as INR 300.
Read more: Vietnam Travel Visa