Visa to Vietnam for South African citizens have required Ordinary and Seaman passports holders( Diplomatic and Official/ Service/ Special passport holders are exempted 90 days visa to Viet Nam). Travelers who hold the South African passport can get an exempted Vietnam visa on arrival Phu Quoc airport for up to 30 days. It’s really important to know this regulation for those who travel to the Island only, go to other parts of Vietnam from Phu Quoc’s Island later on your trip is not accepted.
How to apply a visa to Vietnam for South African citizens:
I. Apply directly at Embassy/Consulate of Vietnam.
There is an Embassy of Vietnam at 87 Brooks, Brooklyn, Pretoria, South Africa. Travelerscan apply a visa to Vietnam in here.
Vietnam visa stamp at the Embassy of Vietnam in Pretoria-South Africa
Procedure to apply visa to Vietnam at Embassy/Consulate:
– Complete the application form on the website of Vietnam Embassy/Consulate and submit it with your original passport, a passport-sized photo and pay the Vietnam visa fee.
– Normally, it takes 3-5 business days to get back the result.
– Expedited Vietnam visa fee applies for those who have travel date is approaching or want to get back the passport earlier. Also, an extra Vietnam visa fee will be added.
Each Embassy/Consulate of Viet Nam has their own Vietnam visa fee and none of them reveals it on their website.
II. Vietnam visa on arrival airport for South African citizens:
Vietnam visa on arrival airports is applicable through aviation way only. On this way, after receiving your requirement, we will make a visa and send you back the Vietnam visa approval letter to your email in order to be granted visa stamp/sticker when you arrive.
Vietnam visa stamp at Tan Son Nhat airport in Hochiminh city.
Procedure to apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival airport:
Kindly email to us your passport scan or give us full detail about your name, D.O.B, nationality, gender, passport number, passport validity… with all requirement as below:
Purpose of visit: tourist or business visa to Vietnam.
Type of visa: 1 month; 3 months and single or multiple entries visas.
Arrival date: same as your flight ticket. In case you have not booked any ticket, arrival date should be the same as the ticket that you will book later on or any day after that time.
Arrival airport: you can choose one of them, as these type of visa on arrival airport are accepted at all Vietnam international airports, there is no problem when you choose incorrect arrival airports. Vietnam International airports include: Tan Son Nhat International airport (Ho Chi Minh City), Noi Bai International airport (Hanoi Capital);Da Nang International airport, Cam Ranh International airport (Nha Trang city), Can Tho International airport ( Can Tho city), Phu Quoc International airport ( Phu Quoc Island).
- 2 business days for the Vietnam tourist visa
- 3 – 5 business days for Vietnam business visa
After processing time, you will be received Vietnam visa approval letter and Vietnamese visa application form ( NA1 form), you should:
- Print out both of the forms and fill out the NA1 form.
- Prepare 02 passport photos size 4×6 with white background (taken not over 6 months with no glasses) and an amount of USD in at least it has to be suite for Vietnam visa stamping fee as below:
– 25USD for 1-3 months single entry visa;
– 50USD for 1-3 months multiple entries visa;
– 95USD for 6-months multiple entries visa;
– 135USD for 1-year multiple entries visa;
Put all the mentioned things above along with your passport in a package before taking your flight to Vietnam.
When you arrive in International airports in Vietnam, you need to go directly to “Vietnam Landing Visa Office”, At this place, you need to give your passport, your passport photos, Vietnam visa approval letter, NA1 form, stamp fee to Vietnam Immigration officers. After checking, they will stamp the Vietnam visa into your passport.
III. Vietnam visa on arrival by land:
South African citizens who want to cross a borderland, to enter Vietnam, have to get a Vietnam visa stamp on your passport in advance. On this case, you can contact with us to make a Vietnam visa approval letter and fax it to Embassy/Consulate of Viet Nam in Cambodia, Laos, China… or send visa to Vietnam by bus for you.
Vietnam visa stamp at Moc Bai borderland.
Totally, there are 03 ways for foreigners who want to apply for a visa to Vietnam. And with the advent of the internet, we believe apply a visa to Vietnam for South African citizens online seem to be the best way.
Can it be guaranteed?
In most cases, there is no problem with getting Vietnam visa approval letter, however, it CANNOT be guaranteed 100%. In case your application is REFUSED by the Vietnam Immigration Department, we will REFUND you the whole amount you paid for Vietnam visa fee.
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Further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us by:
+84 90 8888 763– Mr.Mike
+84 9321 45670 – Mr.David