Vietnam Visa Requirements

Vietnam Visa Requirements For South Africa

Provides free tools that anyone can check to make sure if the citizens of South Africa do need a visa to Vietnam or not; also gives instructions on how to get a Vietnam visa from South Africa or from any country.

Vietnam immigration policies regulated that almost residents of the country must have a Vietnam visa prior to arriving in Vietnam, except the citizens on the Vietnam visa exemption list. You should check carefully if you are on the Vietnam visa exemption list or if you are obligated to make a Vietnam visa (or visa approval letter) before entering the country. It will keep you away from many troubles during your entry.

Is a Vietnam visa required for South African citizens?

“Yes, South African citizens do need a visa to enter Vietnam”

Visa is one of the many things for which South African citizens need to prepare before traveling to Vietnam.

“Visa is net een van die baie dinge waarvoor jy voorberei voordat jy reis Vietnam. Viëtnam immigrasie beleid gereguleer dat byna inwoners van lande Viëtnam visum moet voor die aanvang van Viëtnam, behalwe die burgers van ‘n visum vrygestel lande. Jy is bly om te kyk of jy is Viëtnam visum vrygestel burgers of jy verplig Vietnam visum of Vietnam goedkeuring brief te hê voor die aankoms Vietnam. Dit sal hou jou weg van baie probleme tydens jou inskrywing.”

From South Africa, the applicants may apply for a Vietnam visa by 2 options:

  • Getting a visa on arrival within 2 working days or just 1 or 2 hours by applying for a visa online. It is beneficial for those who are traveling to Vietnam by air and living in a country where the local Vietnam Embassy is too far to reach. See more about how it works. When applying for a Vietnam visa on arrival, there is NO document and original passport required. The applicants just need to provide the visa information by filling in the online application form with their full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, and passport number. A letter of approval issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department will be delivered via email at a given time.
  • Getting a Vietnam visa from Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in South Africa and it takes 3 – 5 working days
    Required documents for Vietnam Embassy visa application include original passport, application form attached with 1 photo, and visa fees.

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