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Vietnam E-Visa from India: Step-by-step Process

Vietnam E-Visa

Vietnam E-Visa – An Introduction

  1.  The Vietnam E-Visa is a 100% online Visa.
  2. It allows Indians and a selected few other nationals to enter Vietnam.
  3. The process is fairly simple.  Therefore, you can do it without the help of any third party (travel agent/ tour operator).
  4. Here is the step by step by process for obtaining a Vietnam E-Visa.

Step 1: Documentation

  1. You need the following documents for obtaining a Vietnam E-Visa:
    • Passport with validity of at least 6 months from journey date. In addition, the passport should also contain at least 2 blank pages.
    • Digital copy of your passport size photo (4 x 6 cm). Make sure your face is clearly visible in the photo (no glasses, scarves etc).
    • Scan copy of passport front page (shown below)
    • Address of your place of stay in Vietnam (Hotel etc.)

Vietnam E-Visa

Step 2: Online Application

  1. Go to the official website of the Vietnam Immigration Department.
  2. The website url is
  3. After that, click the “For Foreigners” Link and go to the application page.
  4. Upload digital copy of your passport size photo, and copy of your passport data page.
  5. Fill up the requisite details in the application form.
  6. Please note that you must compulsorily provide the following information:
    • Details of your place of stay in Vietnam
    • Ports of entering and exiting Vietnam.
  7. Click review application form after entering all details. Note the registration code
  8. Confirm the details. After that, proceed to payment

Vietnam E-Visa

Step 3: Payment

  1.  The Fee for the E-Visa is 25 USD per person.
  2. Make the payment online after filling up the application.
  3. Your application will now be sent for scrutiny.
  4. Please note that the visa fee of 25 USD is non-refundable (regardless of whether your application is approved or not).

Vietnam E-Visa

Step 4: Approval

  1. After scrutiny, you will usually receive your e-visa in your registered email address within 3 days
  2. You can check the status of your E-Visa using your registration code.
  3. The URL for status check is
  4. When entering Vietnam, You can directly proceed to immigration. You do not have to stop at the Visa on Arrival Counter. 
  5. For any further doubts, you can check the FAQ section of the Vietnam immigration website (

Vietnam E-Visa

Are you looking for a Visa on Arrival Instead?  Click here for the detailed procedure for obtaining it.

Confused between E-Visa and Visa on Arrival? Click here for a comparison of both to help you choose the right Visa

Smooth Travels


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