Vietnam visa in South Africa

South African passport holders or residences are required a valid visa to get enter Vietnam for tourist or business purpose.

Fortunately, South African passport holders or residences, especially for people living far from location of Vietnam embassy in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, now can apply online to get visa on arrival at international airport of Vietnam. The electronic system for visa on arrival installs at international airport of Vietnam, therefore you only air travelers can use this kind of visa service.

To get visa on arrival Vietnam, South African passport holders or residences must fill secured Vietnam visa form online (https://www.vietnamvisaform.com/apply-vietnam-visa) through an visa agent in Vietnam then pay them a small fee called service fee, then they will take care your visa application, following procedure and documents required from Vietnam Immigration Department on your behalf, sending couriers to government office to submit visa application and get approval letter for your visa and get the letter scanned and sent to your email address.

Within 24 – 48 hours, they will send approval letter via email for your visa on arrival. You need to check the approval letter to make sure all information for your visa correctly. Please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if any detail incorrectly, otherwise, please print the approval letter for boarding and show to get visa on arrival at the airports of Vietnam.

Where to pick up visa on arrival at airport of Vietnam ?

When you landing at international airports of Vietnam, you will see landing visa office (also called visa on arrival office) located in front immigration line, go there to hand in your passport with the approval letter to get visa stamped on your passport. The visa office at the airport work 24/7 to issue the visa but please make sure you have the approval letter in hand.

How much for Vietnam visa on arrival ?

 

Visa type Service fee Stamp fee
Tourist visa Business visa
1 month single entry 8 USD 50 USD 25 USD is required on arrival
1 month multiple entries 8 USD 50 USD 50 USD is required on arrival
3 months single entry 20 USD 85 USD 25 USD is required on arrival
3 months multiple entries 32 USD 100 USD 50 USD is required on arrival
6 months multiple entries N/A 235 USD 95 USD is required on arrival
1 year multiple entries N/A 335 USD 135 USD is required on arrival

Is Vietnam visa on arrival cheap ?

Based on the fee mentioned above, fee to get Vietnam visa on arrival = service fee + stamp fee

 - 1 month single entry visa = 8USD/pp for service fee + 25USD for stamp fee = 33USD/pp in total
 - 1 month multiple entry visa = 8USD/pp for service fee + 50USD/pp for stamp fee = 58USD/pp in total
 - 3 month single entry visa = 20USD/pp for service fee + 25USD/pp for stamp fee = 45USD/pp in total
 - 3 month multiple entry visa = 32USD/pp for service fee + 50USD/pp for stamp fee = 82USD/pp in total

Last but not least for Vietnam visa on arrival is saving your time and money to visiting and queuing at embassy or consulate at least 2 times, for submitting and get result. Just stay at home or office to fill online form, no passport send off to avoid passport get lost.

Steps to apply for visa to Vietnam at the embassy

- Come to the embassy, bring your passport, application form and one passport-size photo. The application form can be downloaded the website of Vietnam embassy in Israel, or available at the Embassy. In some cases, you are requested to present flight ticket, hotel reservation and invitation letter from your Vietnamese partner.

- Visa fee must be in cash and paid upon arrival. A list of visa fee is available at the Embassy. For further information, please call contact the consular section.

- After accepting the documents and visa fee, the receptionist will give you a receipt with the date when you can come back to collect the visa (normally after 4 working days; in special cases no more than 2 weeks).

- Come back to the Embassy to pick up your passport and visa. Remember to bring your receipt. Please check carefully all the details and notify us immediately if there are any error in your visa.

Embassy of Vietnam in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

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

- Tel: + 27 (0)12 362 8119, + 27 (0)12 362 8118

- Fax: + 27 (0)12 362 8115

- Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Website: www.vietnamembassy-southafrica.org

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