2 Things About Vietnam Visa That Indians Should Know

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Today we are going a bit off topic while planning to expand our content base on the blog from the Himalayas to traveling in the USA to traveling in the South East Asia. This is a guest post by Hoa Nguyen who will be sharing a couple of tips about applying VISA for Vietnam that all Indians should know. With his vast experience of traveling to Vietnam, he is going to tell us some insights on the first step to travel to Vietnam. Here is what he has to share…

Vietnam may have been well known as an ideal place to spend the holiday with friends and family, especially for Indian passport holders. One of the most important factors to have a good trip in Vietnam is know how to apply for Vietnam visa, but before that, you need to find out which way is suitable for yourself so that you can have a visa on hand and enjoy the journey to new lands.

Vietnam may have been well known as an ideal place to spend the holiday with friends and family, especially for Indian passport holders. One of the most important factors to have a good trip in Vietnam is know how to apply for Vietnam visa, but before that, you need to find out which way is suitable for yourself so that you can have a visa on hand and enjoy the journey to new lands.

Vietnam visa for Indians will be surely required no matter purposes you are entering Vietnam. There are two ways to apply for Vietnam visa, each of which has different advantages and disadvantages which will be mentioned clearly as below.

Bun Cha Hanoi

Bun Cha Hanoi

1. Visa on arrival

It is commonly used by almost all travelers when entering Vietnam by air because visa on arrival is acceptable for air travelers. So the first notice is if you want to get to Vietnam in land or seaway, getting the visa at Vietnam embassy traditionally will be the only choice for you. Firstly, visa on arrival has been chosen because of its convenience as it is easily obtained anywhere as long as Indian visitors are provided with an internet connection and then able to pick up the visa as soon as you land at Vietnam international airport. This Vietnam visa type saves a large amount of your time and money as it prevents you from waiting outside the Embassy for hours just to get the visa.

Secondly, visa on arrival is secure since your privacy is highly protected when it does not demand any original document to the Immigration Department of Vietnam for visa approval. However, you need to be careful when filling your information in the Vietnam visa application online form. Sometimes it can take so long to get visa stamped on your passport and you’ll need to stand at the long queue at the airport, but it can be easily solved with fast-track service so please have no worry then.

In order to apply this type of visa, you fill your personal information in the online Vietnam visa application form such as full name, date of birth, passport number, arrival date, etc. It’s better to enter the exact information of yours so as for the Immigration Department to issue Visa Approval Letter. You should double check to ensure everything is correct as nothing troublesome than personal information is mistaken. Visa service fee then can be made via Credit/ Debit Card /PayPal or pay via Western Union.

After visa application, what you do is wait for 2 days (normal service) or 4 hours to 8 hours working (urgent cases) to get your Visa Approval issued by Vietnam Immigration Department via email. Just download, print the visa approval letter out together with Vietnamese visa application form, the original passport (with at least 06-months validity), 02 passport-sized photos, Vietnamese Visa application form, and stamping fee and submit to the Immigration Officer to get full visa stamped on the original passport. However, please be noticed that visa on arrival works for air travel only.

Hoi An Streets

Hoi An Streets

2. Vietnam Embassy in India

There is another way for Indians to get Vietnam visa is via Vietnam Embassy in India.
One of the first advantages is that you already have your visa stamp on your passport before the flight. However, this type of visa has some disadvantages. It not only has your personal information sent away but also takes you at least 5 days to get your visa. It can be self-applied which is considered an advantage but this leads to difficulty for those who live far from Vietnam Embassy or has little time as applicants will be required to come to an embassy or consulate of Vietnam in India to apply in person.

Finally, each way of applying visa has its own advantages and disadvantages. However, citizens of India choose one of those ways in order that you can explore how magnificent Vietnam is without being held back because of complicated visa processing. As a result, you have known how to apply visa as well as their pros and cons so that you can help your friends and family with Vietnam visa application process after deciding to visit Vietnam.

Dalat - The Romantic City

Dalat – The Romantic City

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