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Apply for Visa Online
  • For Visa Application ,please go to the web-link
  • Select Vietnam-Hanoi for applying from Hanoi.
  • No need to upload photo as asked for in the application form.  One passport size photo with white background along with copy of tickets for Tourist visas are to be submitted to the Embassy. Visa applications are accepted on all working days from 0930 - 1230 hrs.
  • For Business visas an Invitation letter from the Indian company is to be directly faxed or emailed to the  Embassy at Fax No. +84-4- 38244998 or email
  • A Decision letter from the company from Vietnam is also to be submitted.
  • Non-Vietnamese Citizens applying for Business visas from Vietnam need work permit/ Residence permit for 2 years. Processing time is 4 to 5 working days.
  • Option 1: Regular Visa
    Fill up the online application, Submit a print out of the same at the Embassy along with passport and a passport size (5 x 5cm ) photo. Visa fee has to be paid in cash in USD 43/-only for Vietnamese nationals.
    Option 2 : Tourist Visa - Enabled with Electronic Travel Authorisation (TV - ETA)
    To avail Tourist Visa on Arrival facility, started with effect from November 27, 2014 for Vietnam nationals, please log on to ( and click on the Tab/Heading "Tourist Visa on Arrival". It's a four-step process involving (i) Application online, (ii) Payment of processing fee online (USD 60 only for this facility) (iii) Receive Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) at your email ID and (iv) Fly to India with Passport and ETA. Note : For availing Visa on arrival facility for visiting India, obtaining ETA through above procedure is mandatory.Without ETA, the Airline would not allow boarding.
Visa fees for Vietnamese citizens:
  • Tourist Visa US$ 43/-
  • Business Visa US$ 123/-
  • Entry / Conference Visa US$ 83/-
  • Please note that Visa / Passport fees are accepted only in US$ cash. No card / payment in VND is accepted.
Emergency Visas for applicants who are Vietnamese nationals and foreigners with residency in Vietnam can be issued on the same day or the next working day for an additional emergency fee of US$ 100. 
Visa fees for other Nationalities: Applicants may please contact Embassy directly.