Vietnam Visa for Eritrea Citizens

Last update: Nov 06, 2019

Do Eritrea Citizens Need a Visa to Vietnam?

Yes. Eritrea passport holders, living in or outside Eritrea, departing for Vietnam from Eritrea or any third party country, are REQUIRED to get a valid visa to enter Vietnam for both tourism and business purposes.

Type of visaVisa Requirement
Tourist visaRequired
Business visaRequired

To visit Vietnam, travelers with Eritrean passports should also meet the entry requirements:

  • Eritrea passport should be valid for at least 6 months following arrival date in Vietnam;
  • Eritrea passport has at least 2 blank pages.

How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Eritrean Citizens?

There are currently two (02) ways to get a tourist or business visa to Vietnam for citizens and passport holders of Eritrea, consisting of:

1. Get embassy visa

To get Vietnam visa this way, the Eritrean citizens need to contact an office of Vietnam embassy/consulate abroad. It can be the one in Eritrea’s nearby countries (see their list here) or the one in the country where they are residing (outside Eritrea).   

To get visa this way, as an Eritrean passport holder, you will need to prepare at least the following documents:

  • A print-out of the visa application form which is completed, signed and attached with photo;
  • Original passport;
  • Invitation letter (for business visa); and
  • Other supporting documents upon request of the embassy/consulate.

You also need to visit the Vietnam embassy/consulate twice to submit the visa application documents and then pick up your passport and visa.

2. Get visa on arrival

Visa on arrival is a much more convenient way to get a visa to Vietnam for Eritrean citizens traveling to Vietnam by air:

With VOA, you will:

Fill out the secure online application form, and make payment of service fee;
Receive the visa approval letter by email, normally in 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa);
Get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport

How much is a Vietnam visa for Eritrean citizens?

The Vietnam visa fees for Eritrean passport holders may vary depending on the way they choose to get their visas for Vietnam.

  • For embassy visa, the fee is paid once, but it is not published by the embassy. So you should contact the embassy for details.
  • For visa on arrival, Eritrean nationals need to pay two types of fees:
    • Stamping fee of US$25 for a single entry visa or US$50 for a multiple entry visa valid for up to 3 months.
    • Service fee to get visa approval letter which depends on your type of visa, how fast you want to get the visa letter and number of travelers in your group as well. You can check the table below for the exact amount of your visa on arrival cost.
Showing price for:
Tourist visa
Business visa
Type of visa1 pax2 pax3+ paxStamping fee
1 month single entry$21$18.25$17.25 $25
3 months single entry$34$30.25$28.25 $25
1 month multiple entry$26$23.25$22.25 $50
3 months multiple entry$55$52.25$46.75 $50
Type of visa1 pax2 pax3+ paxStamping fee
1 month single entry$119$114$108 $25
3 months single entry$140$133$126 $25
1 month multiple entry$119$114$108 $50
3 months multiple entry$146$139$135 $50
6 months multiple entry$361$344$333 $95

Service Fee is quoted in US $/pax

The above fees apply to normal service of 2 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $10/pax for 1 working day processing;
  • US $25/pax for 4 working hours processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working hours processing.
The above fees apply to normal service of 7 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $30/pax for 3 working days processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working days processing.

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Fri Mar 05 2021, 10:18:06 (GMT+7)

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