Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for a Vietnam Visa for Indian Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid six months beyond entry date
    • Be issued as a full validity passport 
    • Not be damaged in any way

  2. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    A copy of the first and the last information page of the applicant's passport

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 40mm by 60mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and they may not display evidence of adhesive or staples
    Note: The provided photograph must not have been previously used for any other visa or passport.

  4. Business Cover Letter

    You must provide an original Business Cover Letter from the applicant's Indian employer. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays an Indian postal address in order to prevent a rejection and possible delays with your visa request.

    Note that most embassies require the Business Cover Letter to be dated within one month of application submission.

    In addition your Business Cover Letter must:
    • Be addressed to The Visa Officer, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, New Delhi
    • Specify the purpose of the journey and the duration of stay


  5. Proof of Approval

    You must provide an approval letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi, Vietnam. The inviting company in Vietnam will need to apply for the approval letter on behalf of the applicant through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi, Vietnam. A copy is acceptable.

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    A copy of the flight itinerary showing onward/return travel.

  7. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed visa application form. The form must:

  8. Applicants holding previous passport(s)

    Applicants must provide the original of previously issued passport(s), if applicable.

  9. CIBTvisas Order Form

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process.