South African citizens are required to apply for a tourist visa before coming to Vietnam for visiting/traveling purposes. Besides a valid Vietnam visa, travelers have to check about the passport validity. It must be valid for at least 6 months beyond arrival time and have 02 blank pages left.
How South African Citizens can get a Vietnam tourist visa
1. Apply at the local Embassy:
Address: 87 Brooks St., Brooklyn, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)12 362 8119
Fax: +27 (0) 12 342 8441
Working hour: 8:00 Am – 12:00 Pm for visa submission and collection.
The Vietnamese Embassy does not work on the weekend and Public Holiday.
Also, please contact directly to the Embassy for the visa procedure and fee.
2. Visa on arrival.
This way is suitable for applicants who DO NOT have free time to visit the Embassy. Moreover, the visa procedure is very simple as you need to follow only 03 steps as below:
- Fill in the secure application form online
- Get a visa approval letter within 3 working days or less.
- Submit the letter to get a visa stamp on arrival airport in Vietnam.
For more detail about the visa on arrival airport, please click here.
How much does the tourist visa for South African citizens cost?
South African citizens need to pay 02 type of fees for a tourist visa on arrival airport:
- Service fee: pay for us to handle your visa application at the Immigration Department in Vietnam.
- Stamp fee: is regulated by Government, pay to officers on arrival airport in order to get visa stamp onto your passport.
The standard processing time is 3 working days. And expedited service is available.
- Urgent case: you have to pay the extra US $20 to get the result from 4 – 8 hours.
- Emergency case: you have to pay the extra US $80 and we will send you the result within 45 minutes.
Importantly, the visa on arrival online also works on the weekend, South Africa and Vietnam Public Holiday (click here to see more detail).
After all, kindly let us know if you have any questions about tourist visa for South African citizens via:
Hotline/Whatsaap/Viber/Zalo (+84) 902 795 056 – 918 709 338