Please note that this is a Non-official site which is operated by a private travel agency providing the approval letter service for visa on arrival. If you wish to apply for a visa before you go, please contact the embassy directly for assistance.

How to apply for a Vietnam visa in South Africa

Available Visas Visa Requirements Visa Information Get This Visa
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 14:00 - January 23, 2019
Tourist Visa required For South African passport holders who visit Vietnam for tourism purposes. Get it as soon as 10:30 - January 21, 2019
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: Sunday Jan 20, 2019 07:13 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) 1006.5 ZAR 1423.5 ZAR
1 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 1078.4 ZAR 1495.3 ZAR
3 Month Single Entry (Business) 1222.2 ZAR 1639.1 ZAR
3 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 1365.9 ZAR 1782.9 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.

2019 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 2018/2019.

Holidays Date Day Counting down
Tet Eve 04 February 2019Monday14 days, 11 hours
Tet Nguyen Dan 05 February 2019Tuesday15 days, 11 hours
Tet Holiday 06 February 2019Wednesday16 days, 11 hours
Tet Holiday 07 February 2019Thursday17 days, 11 hours
Tet Holiday 08 February 2019Friday18 days, 11 hours
Hung Kings' Temple Festival 15 April 2019Monday84 days
Reunification Day Holiday 29 April 2019Monday98 days
Reunification Day 30 April 2019Tuesday99 days
International Labor Day 01 May 2019Wednesday100 days
National Day 02 September 2019Monday224 days