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 - February 10, 2023
Tourist Visa required For South African passport holders who visit Vietnam for tourism purposes. Get it as soon as 10:00 - February 08, 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 (Open now)

Time Right Now
Pretoria: Tuesday Feb 07, 2023 13:54 PM (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
Isra and Mi'raj 18 February 2023Saturday10 days, 5 hours
March Equinox 20 March 2023Monday40 days
Human Rights Day 21 March 2023Tuesday41 days
Good Friday 07 April 2023Friday58 days
Holy Saturday 08 April 2023Saturday59 days
Easter Sunday 09 April 2023Sunday60 days
Family Day 10 April 2023Monday61 days
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) 17 April 2023Monday68 days
Eid ul Fitr 22 April 2023Saturday73 days
Freedom Day 27 April 2023Thursday78 days