Get Vietnam visa on arrival from Singapore

Vietnam visa processing for Indian passport holders in Singapore

Why don’t you process for Indian? I am an Indian citizen working in Singapore now.

Dear Key,

I am happy to say that we can process online Vietnam visa for Indian passport holders regardless of where you are, but the procedure is a little bit different. Please send a soft copy of your passport and return ticket as well as the already filled Vietnam visa application form (please download it here) to our email: [email protected] and then we will send you a link for payment.

The service fee for processing visa approval letter for Indian passport holder is: US%25/1-month single entry visa, US$30/1-month multiple entry visa, US$50/3-month single entry visa and US$55/3-month multiple entry visa.

After 2 working days (normal service) since your payment of service fee, you will get the visa approval letter via email.

We hope this information is clear to you.

Should you need any further information, please feel free to let us know!

Kind regards,


vietnam events and festivals

Tet Nguyen Dan – the Vietnamese New Year

It’s only ten days to Tet Nguyen Dan which is considered the biggest and most popular festival of the year in Vietnam. Celebrated on the first day of the first month in Lunar Calendar, Tet’s celebration is the longest holiday which may last up to seven days. Vietnamese New Year in 2015 will last from February 18-22.

Celebrating Tet in Vietnam - Visa to Vietnam from Singapore

What is Tet?

Tet is the occasion for Vietnamese to express their respect and remembrance for their ancestors as well as welcoming the New Year with their beloved family members. Moreover, in the past, Tet was essential as it provided one of few long breaks during the agricultural year, which was held between the harvesting of the crops and the sowing of the next ones. To make it easier, one can imagine Tet as a combination of Christmas and New Year: every family will get together to have big meals, decorate Tet trees and eat Tet food but to welcome the new year instead of a religious cause.

How is Tet celebrated?

Since Tet occupies an important role in Vietnamese’s religious beliefs, Vietnamese will begin their preparations well in advance of the upcoming New Year. In an effort to get rid of the bad luck of the old year, people will spend a few days cleaning their homes, polishing every utensil, or even repaint and decorate the house with kumquat tree, branches of peach blossom, and many other colorful flowers. The ancestral altar is especially taken care of, with careful decoration of five kinds of fruits and votive papers, along with many religious rituals. Everybody, especially children, buy new clothes and shoes to wear on the first days of New Year. People also try to pay all their pending debts and resolve all the arguments among colleagues, friends or members of family.

Like other Asian countries, Vietnamese believe that the color of red and yellow will bring good fortune, which may explain why these colors can be seen everywhere in Lunar New Year. People consider what they do on the dawn of Tet will determine their fate for the whole year, hence people always smile and behave as nice as they can in the hope for a better year. Besides, gifts are exchanged between family members and friends and relatives, while children receive lucky money kept in red envelope.

No matter where Tet is celebrated, it must be clarified from the beginning that Tet is not a day, but several days of celebration.

How to get a Vietnam visa

Do I need Vietnam visa if the ship stops for a day?

I’m cruising with my wife from Singapore.the ship stops for a day in Vietnam(Ho Chi Minh City). We are going back to Singapore in the same ship.In this case do I need a visa?

Dear Ashish,

Since I do not know your nationality, so I cannot provide you with the best advice.

There will be 2 cases:

1. If your nationality is exempted from a Vietnam visa, such as Singaporean, Cambodian, Thai…, you will not need a visa for your one day in Vietnam. Please click here to see the Vietnam visa exemption list.

2. If your nationality is not exempted from Vietnam visa, you will need a visa to Vietnam. In this case, I recommend you to contact the cruise line to know whether they can arrange a Vietnam visa for you.

I hope this information is clear to you.

Should you need any further information, please let us know.

Have a nice day,