Vietnam E-Visa

Step by Step Procedure for obtaining a Vietnam E-Visa for Indian tourists


30 days from date of Travel
(Single Entry Only)

Visa Fee

USD 25
(approx. Rs. 1,700)


Scanned copy of Passport Data Page
Digital copy of Passport Size Photo
Details of your place of stay in Vietnam.

Vietnam E-Visa - An Introduction

  1.  The Vietnam E-Visa is a 100% online Visa that allows foreigners from selected countries (yes India is in the list) to enter Vietnam.
  2. The process is simple, and can be done without the help of any third party (travel agent/ tour operator).
  3. Once the application is submitted online, you will receive your visa in 3 days (subject to approval of course).
  4. Below is the step by step by process for applying for a Vietnam E-Visa.

Step 1: Documentation

  1. The following documents are required for applying for a Vietnam E-Visa:
    • Passport with validity of at least 6 months from journey date, and containing at least 2 blank pages.
    • Digital copy of your passport size photo (4 x 6 cm). Your face should be clearly visible in the photo (no glasses, scarves etc).
    • Scan copy of passport data page: This is basically a scan of the front page of your passport (shown here)
    • Address of your place of stay in Vietnam (Hotel etc.)
Passport Data Page

Step 2: Online Application

  1. The application has to be made through the official website of the Vietnam Immigration Department
  2. The website url is
  3. Click the “For Foreigners” Link and it will take you 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 (shown here).
  6. Please note that it is mandatory to 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 and proceed to payment
Vietnam online Visa application form

Step 3: Payment

  1.  The Fee for the E-Visa is 25 USD per person.
  2. The payment can be made online after filling up the application.
  3. Once the payment is made, your application will 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 online visa payment

Step 4: Approval

  1. Once the payment is made, your application will be sent for scrutiny, and you should 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 using an E-Visa, you dont have to stop at the Visa on Arrival Counter. You can directly proceed to immigration. 
  5. For any further doubts, you can check the FAQ section of the Vietnam immigration website (
Vietnam online visa application

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

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the step by step guide. I am planning my trip soon.

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