Known as the most traditional and reliable way to get Vietnam visa for Indians, getting the visa from the embassy of Vietnam is popular as it is applicable for any means of entry (air, sea and land). If you are searching for the information about application for Vietnam visa at the embassy in India, the article composed with the procedure, processing time and some guidance will be useful for you.

Procedure of Vietnam visa application at the embassy
Getting Vietnam visa for Indians at the embassy is not too complicated. You just need to submit all the required documents for your case by post or in person to the embassy, come back and then wait for a few days for visa collection at the embassy. However, you should be well aware of what are required documents for different means of submission.

In person
Applicants from India are just required an original passport, 1 passport- sized photo, visa fee and a visa application form. In fact, the visa application form might not be needed because it can be required and filled on the spot.

An original passport: It must have at least one- month validity after the expiry of visa with at least one blank page left. However, almost airlines require the validity of passport remains 06 months from the date of expire of the visa. Therefore, the applicants are highly recommended to check with airline and in case the airline does not accept the passports less than 06 month validity, applicant has to get new passport before applying Vietnamese visa. 

Don’t forget to take note your passport number before submission if you want to track your visa application later.

Visa fee: Prepare US dollars because it is the only currency that is accepted by the embassy.

By post
When applying by post, requirement for Vietnam visa for Indians are the same as application in person, but added with: flight booking (one way or returned), a return self- addressed prepaid envelope. The envelope can cover all passports in the same one in case the applicants want to apply 2 or more.

Be noted that no matter how the applicants submit Vietnam visa from Indians, you might be asked for additional documents if you are coming from different countries except for New Zealand, UK, US and Canada.

Processing time for Vietnam visa for Indians
The normal processing time at the embassy of Vietnam in India is three days from the date of receipt of sufficient application. It doesn’t include transportation time by post office. Demand for express service will be processed for same day with extra cost. For foreign passport holders other than Indians, it might take longer time depending on each circumstance.

When is the best time to apply Vietnam visa in India  
In fact, you can apply Vietnam visa for Indians at any time from 1 day to 6 months in advance. Although it takes 3 to 5 working days to get your visa approved, you are strongly advised to apply 2 weeks before your arrival date to avoid any unexpected problems about required documents. It is more strongly advised for other foreigners other than Indians

Where the Vietnam embassy is located in India
At present, your application for Vietnam visa for Indians will be processed at the 2 offices: one is the embassy in New Delhi, and the other is the consulate in Mumbai.

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in India
20 Kautilya Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi – 110021
Tel : +91 11 26879868 – Fax: + 91 11 26879856
Email : vnemb.in@gmail.com or vnconsul.indelhi@yahoo.in
Website : www.vnembassy-newdelhi.mofa.gov.vn​/

The Consulate General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Mumbai, the Republic of India
Unit 805, 8th Floor, Powai Plaza, Hiranandani Gardens, Central Avenue, Powai 400076, India
Tel : +91 22 2570 2033 ;  Fax : +91 22 2570 2034
Email : tlsq.mumbai@mofa.gov.vn
Website: http://vnconsulate-mumbai.mofa.gov.vn 

Working hour: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:30 pm and 1:30 pm-4:30 pm