People from selected countries are allowed into Vietnam without needing to wait for a VISA. If you are a German, French, British, Italian, Spanish or from Finland, Denmark or Sweden, a Passport and a Return Ticket are enough for you to enjoy your stay in the country for 15 days. If you want to stay longer than 15 days though, you need a formal VISA. All the other nationalities are required to carry a valid VISA and Passport.
For example, if you are an Indian, you are mandated to obtain a VISA before departure. You can apply for your VISA in India or from any Vietnamese Embassy.
You are required to submit the following in person or by mail:
- One filled application form for a Vietnamese VISA.
- Original Passport with at least 1 month validity from the date you are leaving to Vietnam.
- One photo of 4 x 6 cm.
- Prepaid Self Addressed Return Envelope in your name. (Preferably Indian Post Priority Courier or FedEx, with tracking number)
- VISA Fee, Money Order to Cheque, payable to the Embassy of Vietnam.
You can send these to the Embassy of Vietnam in New Delhi.
The address is:
17, Kantilla Marg,
New Delhi -110 021.
You can contact them via: email@example.com or through +91-11-301-8059.
The fax number is +91-11-2301 9818.
You can also visit the Consulate General of Vietnam in Mumbai to get your VISA.
The address is:
Wajeda House, Gulmohar Cross Road No.7,
Mumbai – 400 049.
You can contact them via: firstname.lastname@example.org or through +91-22-2620-8589
The fax number is +91-22-2624-8538.
If you are from other countries, the documents you need and the photo sizes might differ. Check this link out to see what you need to submit.
The VISA application form can be filled out online. You can visit this page here to grab a copy of your form.