Vietnam Visa for the South African

1. Do the South African need Vietnam Visa to enter Vietnam?

Yes, they do. Vietnam Visa is very necessary for South African citizens who are living in South Africa as well as other countries over the world to enter Vietnam.

2. How to apply Vietnam Visa for South African who wish to arrive in Vietnam?

There are two ways:

2.1 Apply online for a Vietnam Visa

You only spend some minutes to fill in the application form on this website with the correct detail of your information, ex: your passport number, name, arrival day, payment form? And you will be received a Visa stamp on arrival at the airport in Vietnam. This way is also called Vietnam Visa on arrival (VOA).

You should choose this way because it brings more convenient. You mustn’t waste the time to send your passport to anywhere, or waiting a long time to get feedback from Embassy or Consulate, need only have your mail address. This way is very cheap, quick, safe, and reduces the minimum for losing your documents. Besides, the service fee is fixed on the website, no hidden charged and extra fees, no fail. After 1-2 working hours, you will get the confirmation to know your Visa status. And after 24-48 hours, you will get the permission which allows you to get Visa stamp at the airport when you arrived. In emergency, you can process Visa approval letter for applying Visa from the Vietnam Immigration Department from 30 minutes to 4 hours, it depends on how urgent you need. In addition, there is still a traditional way to get Vietnam Visa, you can find it in the next instruction below:

2.2 Apply at the Vietnamese Embassy/ Consulate for a Vietnam Visa

Maybe, it takes you a lot of  time, you need to send your passport or required document to Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam Consulate in your country. But it is a rather complicated way, sometimes you feel very unsatisfied with the problem of losing your issues (passport or money), and waits the announcement from the Embassy. This way is inconvenient, complete, not easy to implement. Therefore, we totally suggest you should apply the Visa through Vietnam Visa on arrival as the best choice.

And there is the Vietnam Embassy address in South Africa below, you can make reference to apply for Vietnam Visa.

Embassy of Vietnam in Pretoria, South Africa
87 Brooks St., Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0083, PO Box 13692, Hatfield 0028
Republic of South Africa
Phone: (012) 430 7378
Fax: (012) 342 8441
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