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Consular Fees & Processing Time
The time required to process various applications depends upon the type of service sought, nationality and place of stay of the applicant. Normally all Miscellaneous Services are rendered within 24 hours provided all documents and Passport details are in order. Processing time starts from the date on which all prescribed documents and the prescribed fee are received in the Embassy provided these are received in the forenoon. If the documents and fee are received in the afternoon, the processing time starts from the forenoon of the next working day.

S. No.


Processing Time


Visa for Vietnamese nationals and foreigners with residency in Vietnam

 03 working days


Visa for other Nationals

05 working days


Fresh issue/Renewal of Machine Readable Passport

15 working days


Issue of OCI

 50 working  days


*Attestation and PCC

03 working days

*Application for attestation of Certificates will be accepted only after interview of the applicant and due verification of the documents. 


1.  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. 

2. Application for Tatkal Passport will be accepted with an additional Tatkal Fee of US$ 100.  The processing time for Tatkal Passport is 7 working days

Applicants are requested to avoid calling the Embassy to check the status of their applications before the due date.

Fees for Miscellaneous services:

Fee for Police Clearance Certificate US$ 28
Attestation of Educational certificates US$ 13
Power of Attorney and Sworn affidavit fees US$ 23
Attestation of Commercial documents: US$ 53
Fees should be paid in US dollar by cash not in local currency or through card payments.
For all above services Miscellaneous service form is to be filled and photocopy of the applicant’s Passport is to be attached.