Indian passport holders need a visa in order to travel to Vietnam. Vietnam has recently allowed visa on arrival facility for all Indian passport holders, this special and swift facility is intended to boost tourism by making procedures hassle free and simple and lucid to understand and follow. The Vietnam visa on arrival facility is applicable to all visa classes and that includes business and tourist and for different types like single entry and multiple entry as well. The visa on arrival facility however is available only on entry in Vietnam by air, all other modes of entry currently do not permit visa on arrival facility hence in case of arrival by sea/road/rail, you need to get in touch with your cruise operator or the concerned authority for further details.
The visa on arrival facility in India has recently been tightened following a spate of incidents in which Indian passport holders flouted local rules and norms and this has resulted in some delays in so far as issuance of approval forms for visa on arrival is concerned. Nevertheless the procedure for applying for visa on arrival remains the same that is you still have to get in touch with an approved and registered agency and fill up your particulars like name, purpose of visit, acquaintances in Vietnam and period of stay. In case of Business visa on arrival applicants may have to furnish the employers or sponsors’ invitation.
As mentioned earlier in light of stricter provisions for Indian citizens they may also require a guarantor or a company that can guarantee for you. There has also been an increase in the stringency in terms of the number of documents that need to be submitted by Indian passport holders. Although Indian passport is not required while applying for Vietnam visa on arrival scheme, according to the latest regulations complete details of the passport including a scanned copy of your original passport is now required, also along with this a return ticket of an airline is mandatory while applying for a visa on arrival scheme and the same should be proven by sending a scanned copy of the return ticket. The rest of the procedure is the same as with any other country, that is you need to then get an approval form from the agency and come to Vietnam with the approval form, two photos and an entry and exit form.