How to get Vietnam visa in South Africa

There are multiple ways for South Africa citizens and residents to obtain a Vietnam Visa: apply online for a pre-approved visa letter, or to obtain the visa directly at Vietnamese embassy or consulate in South Africa.

This how to guide is for:

  • Holders of South Africa Passports
  • Holders of Foreign passports currently residing in South Africa

There are two options for travellers to apply for a visa to Vietnam from South Africa:

1 - Visa at local Embassy

Location Address
Cape Town The nearest embassy is in Pretoria (1454km, 2h10m flight)
Johannesburg The nearest embassy is in Pretoria (72km, 56m via R21)
Pretoria 87 Brooks St, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0011, South Africa

To apply for a Vietnam visa at the embassy of Vietnam in South Africa, you will need to:

  • Submit a print-out of your completed visa application and supporting documents.
  • Submit original passport which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your departure date.
  • Pay the visa fees: Money order/check, or cash in case you apply at the embassy in person.
  • Have 02 passport-sized photos taken with no glass wears.

2 - Visa on arrival from South Africa

Visa on arrival is available for those who fly from South Africa to Vietnam, below are the three simple steps:

  • Apply online using our secure form
  • Receive the pre-approved visa letter in 3-5 working days.
  • Print the documents, prepare entry/exit form and the stamping fee in cash, board the plane to Vietnam and pick up the visa stamp upon arrival at Vietnam airport. That it is!

For detailed information about visa on arrival, please click here!

Frequently asked questions

I am a South African passport holder living in the USA, how can I get a visa?

There are two options to apply for a visa from USA:

For the second option, Vietnam airlines currently offers non-stop flights from the USA (San Francisco, Los Angeles) to Vietnam. You can consider visa on arrival in this case because all you need to do is to fill out an online form, receive the approval letter, fly to Vietnam and pick up the visa at Vietnam airport when you arrive.

I am a South African passport planning to visit Vietnam for 7 days, what sort of visa do I need?

If you stay for less than 30 day, you will need a 1 month single entry - tourist visa. You can choose the visa on arrival service if you fly to Vietnam.

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