How to apply for a Vietnam visa in South Africa

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Business Visa required For business travelers holding South African passports who visit Vietnam for signing contacts, attending conferences or other business activities. Get it as soon as 18:00 - June 14, 2023
Tourist Visa required For South African passport holders who visit Vietnam for tourism purposes. Get it as soon as 10:00 - June 12, 2023
Work Visa required For South African nationals who intend to work in Vietnam.
Student Visa required For students from South Africa who plan to study in Vietnam.

Embassies and Consulates of Vietnam in South Africa


87 Brooks St, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0011, South Africa

+27 12 362 8119 or +27 12 362 8118

+27 12 362 8115

Office hours
Monday- Friday: 8:45 am - 11:30 am (Close now)

Time Right Now
Pretoria: Saturday Jun 10, 2023 03:04 AM (Africa/Johannesburg)


Embassy of Vietnam in Pretoria South Africa

How to apply

South African passport holders or foreign passports living in South Africa can choose between 02 available methods below to apply for a visa to Vietnam.

Apply at the embassy

To apply for a visa at the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in South Africa, the following documents are required:

  • Valid passport for at least 06 months prior to your planned entry date (Travel documents or temporary passports may not be accepted)
  • Application form (Click here to download)
  • 02 recently taken passport sized photos (4*6cm)
  • Visa application fees

Apply for visa on arrival

Visa on arrival is an alternative way to obtain a visa for Vietnam for applicants who plan to arrive Vietnam by air from South Africa. The process involves 4 simple steps:

  1. Submit an online form for the approval letter.
  2. Receive the approval letter by Email in 2 working days.
  3. Prepare photos, entry/exit form, stamping fee and the approval letter
  4. Arrive at Vietnam airport, present all documents above to get the visa stamped on passport.

Tips: None

Visa on arrival price (Price quoted in ZAR)

Visa Type 3 Working Days 1 Working Day
1 Month Single Entry (Tourist) 172.5 ZAR 345.1 ZAR
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourist) 201.3 ZAR 373.8 ZAR
3 Month Single Entry (Tourist) 287.6 ZAR 460.1 ZAR
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourist) 359.5 ZAR 532.0 ZAR
1 Month Single Entry (Business) 1294.0 ZAR 1567.2 ZAR
1 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 1365.9 ZAR 1639.1 ZAR
3 Month Single Entry (Business) 1581.6 ZAR 1998.6 ZAR
3 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 1797.3 ZAR 2214.3 ZAR

*Above price does NOT include stamping fee at Vietnam airport which is 25 USD for single entry (1 month/3 month) and 50 USD multiple entry (1 month/3 month). The price is quoted in Rand, click here to see our latest price in USD.

2023 Public Holiday Schedules in South Africa

To observe the public holidays of Vietnam and South Africa, the embassy/consulate offices may close on the following holidays of 2023.

Holidays Date Day Counting down
Youth Day 16 June 2023Friday5 days, 15 hours
Father's Day 18 June 2023Sunday7 days, 15 hours
June Solstice 21 June 2023Wednesday10 days, 15 hours
Eid ul Adha 29 June 2023Thursday18 days, 15 hours
Nelson Mandela Day 18 July 2023Tuesday37 days
Muharram/Islamic New Year 19 July 2023Wednesday38 days
National Women's Day 09 August 2023Wednesday59 days
September Equinox 23 September 2023Saturday104 days
Heritage Day 24 September 2023Sunday105 days
Heritage Day 25 September 2023Monday106 days