How to get Vietnam visa in arrival for South Africans

Posted by Vietnam-Evisa.Org on Mar 24, 2018

How to get Vietnam visa on arrival in South Africa?

Since South Africans are not included in the visa exemption list, such passport holders are obliged to apply for appropriate visas to be allowed to enter Vietnam. To apply for visa, South Africans can visit Vietnamese Embassy directly for the visa grant or apply for Vietnam visa on arrival on our website.

Applying for visa at Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa                                          

Embassy in Pretoria is the only Vietnamese diplomatic mission in South Africa. They run an inclusive range of consular services to local, Vietnamese, and international citizens in South Africa.

They supports South Africans through their consular services, if they:

  • Need general or specific info regarding Vietnamese economy, culture, sports, education and more;
  • Need information regarding requirements and process of getting Vietnamese Citizenship;
  • Specific contacts and information in Vietnam;
  • Want to apply and obtain visa to travel to Vietnam.

The process of issuing Vietnam visa and passport can take few weeks.

* Contact information:

Address: 87 Brooks Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.

Phone: + 27 (0) 12 362 8119 and + 27 (0) 12 362 8118

Consular Affairs: Tel: +27 (0) 622 307 763    Fax: + 27 (0) 12 362 8115


Applying for Vietnam visa on arrival on our webiste

The applicant of Vietnam visa on arrival will be provided with visa approval letter from the inviter or sponsor who is organization or individual in Vietnam to submit to the arrival airport immigration cadres at Visa landing counter. Once the officers finish checking the validity of the letter, they will provide him/her with the visa stamp to enter the country.

To apply for visa on arrival, each applicant must meet these requirements:

  • Travelling to the country by air only;
  • Holding at least 6 month valid passport (it may not reach 6 months, as long as the airline allows him/ her to join the flight) which includes as less as one blank page;
  • Applying for it before arriving in Vietnam;

Please click here to check the visa fee for South Africa passport holders.

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