Do passport holders need VISA to Vietnam?

A Vietnam Tourist Visa is required for all South African passport holders visiting Vietnam on leisure trip regardless of length of their stay in the country.

The very first option to obtain a valid tourist visa to Vietnam for South African citizens is to obtain a Vietnam Visa on Arrival which has been preferred by a lot of travelers around the world for its convenience, simplicity, fast processing and time saving.

Holders of this kind of visa are allowed to enter Vietnam through any of 5 international airports in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa and Ho Chi Minh City.

With this option, travelers will need to apply online to get a Visa Approval Letter beforehand and then get visa stamped upon their arrival at Vietnam airport.

01. Submit Application

02. Get Approval Letter Via Email

03. Get Visa Stamped upon Arrival

Vietnam tourist Visa fees for Citizens of South Africa

VISA TYPE Service Fee Stamping Fee
Normal (Guaranteed 2 working days) Urgent (Guaranteed 1 working day) Super urgent (4 working hours )
1 person 2 persons 3-5 persons 6-9 persons 10+ persons
1 month single entry $21 $18.25 $17.25 $15.25 $14 +$10 +$25 $25
3 months single entry $34 $30.25 $28.25 $26.25 $22 $25
1 month multiple entry $26 $23.25 $22.25 $19.25 $17 $50
3 months multiple entry $55 $52.25 $46.75 $39.05 $33 $50

A Vietnam Business Visa is required for all South African passport holders visiting Vietnam on business trip regardless of length of their stay in the country.

The very first option to obtain a valid business visa to Vietnam for South African citizens is to obtain a Vietnam Visa on Arrival which has been preferred by a lot of travelers around the world for its convenience, simplicity, fast processing and time saving.

Holders of this kind of visa are allowed to enter Vietnam through any of 5 international airports in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa and Ho Chi Minh City.

With this option, travelers will need to apply online to get a visa approval letter beforehand and then get visa stamped upon their arrival at Vietnam airport.

01. Submit Application

02. Get Approval Letter Via Email

03. Get Visa Stamped upon Arrival

Vietnam business Visa fees for Citizens of South Africa

VISA TYPE Service Fee Stamping Fee
Normal (7 working days) Urgent (3 working days) Super urgent (2 working days)
1 person 2 persons 3-5 persons 6-9 persons 10+ persons
1 month single entry $96 $92 $89 $88 $86 +$30 +$50 $25
3 months single entry $131 $126 $122 $120 $118 $25
1 month multiple entry $110 $105 $103 $101 $99 $50
1 year multiple entry $506 $482 $467 $457 $447 $135
3 months multiple entry $146 $139 $135 $133 $130 $50
6 months multiple entry $361 $344 $333 $326 $320 $95

Frequently asked questions about Vietnam Visa in South Africa

I will complete my application for Vietnam Visa in South Africa. What if I have un-known travel dates?

It does not matter at all. Upon applying for Vietnam visa online, you are not required to provide exact travel dates. In case they are unknown, you absolutely can provide planned ones. But you should notice that you are allowed to enter Vietnam later than your provided arrival date and leave the country by the provided exit date. You are not allowed to do otherwise.

How to obtain Vietnam Visa On Arrival for South African travelers?

To get a Vietnam Visa On Arrival for South African travelers, you will need to go through 3 simple steps as follows:
  1. Submit the online application form at https://booking.vietnam-visa.com/step1.html;
  2. Get a visa approval letter delivered to you within a certain period of time (2 working days for tourist visa or 5 working days for business visa or even faster as you request);
  3. Get visa stamped onto your passport upon your arrival at Vietnam airport.

How to apply for Vietnam Visa for South Africans?

At the moment, there are two options to get a valid Vietnam Visa for South Africans, namely:
  1. Obtain a Vietnam visa on arrival (highly recommended if you are traveling to Vietnam by air); OR
  2. Obtain a Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy/Consulate.

I’m in South Africa, but I’m not citizen of South Africa. Do I need to obtain Vietnam visa for my stay in your country?

Please be kindly informed that Vietnam visa exemption has nothing related to the country you are residing, but your nationality. So, please check whether you need a Vietnam visa or not by selecting your nationality on top of this page.

Is there any case in which South African do not need to obtain a visa to visit Vietnam?

No. At the moment, every South African need to obtain a valid visa for their every single trip to Vietnam.

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Alternative way to acquire Vietnam Visa

In addition to Vietnam visa on arrival, there is another way to get Vietnam visa for South Africans – get visa at Vietnam embassy in South Africa or in any other country. However, these two options are quite different in terms of beneficiaries, how to apply and required documents.

VIETNAM EMBASSY IN SOUTH AFRICA

87 Brooks St., Brooklyn, Pretoria
27 (0)12 362 8119
27 (0) 12 342 8441
embassy@vietnam.co.za