Vietnam eVisa for South African citizens

Visa Information for travelers visiting Vietnam from South Africa.

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Do South African passport holders need a visa for Vietnam?

Yes. As of June 2024, South African citizens must have a visa to enter Vietnam. If arriving through one of the 33 ports of entry, South African residents may obtain an e-visa online.

Visa requirement summary:

Is a visa required for South African citizens? Yes, South African citizens need to apply for a Vietnam visa
Vietnamese e-visa cost: Total e visa fee is (47 USD ~ 855 ZAR)
Processing time: 5-7 working days (Earliest would be 13:30 - Tuesday - 25 June, 2024 at Pretoria local time)
Expedited e-visa processing time: 4-8 working hours (Earliest would be 09:00 - Monday - 17 June, 2024 at Pretoria local time)
Easiest way to apply: Online application

How to apply

South African residents are eligible for the e-visa program, here below is the step-by-step guide.

Eligible ports of entry

Travelers from South Africa can use the e-visa to enter at one of the following ports of entry/exit in Vietnam:

Ports of entry/exit Distance and travel time (from South Africa)
Noi Bai Int Airport (HAN) - Hanoi 9862.4 km / 6128.2 miles (16 hours, 26 minutes)
Cat Bi Int Airport (HPH) - Hai Phong 9925.7 km / 6167.6 miles (16 hours, 32 minutes)
Cam Ranh Int Airport (CXR) - Nha Trang 9708.4 km / 6032.5 miles (16 hours, 10 minutes)
Can Tho International Airport (VCA) 9270.1 km / 5760.2 miles (15 hours, 27 minutes)
Da Nang International Airport (DAD) 9817.4 km / 6100.3 miles (16 hours, 21 minutes)
Phu Bai Int Airport (HUI) 9787.1 km / 6081.4 miles (16 hours, 18 minutes)
Phu Quoc International Airport (PQC) 9108.6 km / 5659.8 miles (15 hours, 10 minutes)
Tan Son Nhat Int Airport (SGN) - Ho Chi Minh City 9399.8 km / 5840.8 miles (15 hours, 39 minutes)
Bo Y Landport 9686.9 km / 6019.1 miles (16 hours, 8 minutes)
Cha Lo Landport 9672.1 km / 6010.0 miles (16 hours, 7 minutes)
Cau Treo Landport 9653.2 km / 5998.2 miles (16 hours, 5 minutes)
Huu Nghi Landport 9984.9 km / 6204.3 miles (16 hours, 38 minutes)
Ha Tien Landport 9166.4 km / 5695.7 miles (15 hours, 16 minutes)
Lao Bao Landport 9694.2 km / 6023.7 miles (16 hours, 9 minutes)
Lao Cai Landport 9764.8 km / 6067.6 miles (16 hours, 16 minutes)
La Lay Landport 9714.1 km / 6036.1 miles (16 hours, 11 minutes)
Moc Bai Landport 9366.4 km / 5820.0 miles (15 hours, 36 minutes)
Mong Cai Landport 10076.9 km / 6261.5 miles (16 hours, 47 minutes)
Nam Can Landport 9612.0 km / 5972.6 miles (16 hours, 1 minutes)
Na Meo Landport 9705.3 km / 6030.6 miles (16 hours, 10 minutes)
Song Tien Landport 9261.8 km / 5755.0 miles (15 hours, 26 minutes)
Tinh Bien Landport 9221.9 km / 5730.2 miles (15 hours, 22 minutes)
Tay Trang Landport 9601.0 km / 5965.8 miles (16 hours, 0 minutes)
Xa Mat Landport 9378.3 km / 5827.4 miles (15 hours, 37 minutes)
Chan May Seaport 9813.9 km / 6098.1 miles (16 hours, 21 minutes)
Da Nang Seaport 9820.3 km / 6102.1 miles (16 hours, 22 minutes)
Duong Dong Seaport 9107.6 km / 5659.2 miles (15 hours, 10 minutes)
Hon Gai Seaport 9964.2 km / 6191.5 miles (16 hours, 36 minutes)
Hai Phong Seaport 9924.8 km / 6167.0 miles (16 hours, 32 minutes)
Nha Trang Seaport 9718.1 km / 6038.6 miles (16 hours, 11 minutes)
Quy Nhon Seaport 9800.1 km / 6089.5 miles (16 hours, 20 minutes)
Ho Chi Minh City Seaport 9410.5 km / 5847.4 miles (15 hours, 41 minutes)
Vung Tau Seaport 9428.4 km / 5858.6 miles (15 hours, 42 minutes)

Travel information and facts

South Africa Vietnam Differences
Local time 13:56 (14 June, 2024) 18:56 (14 June, 2024) South Africa is 5.0 hours behind Vietnam.
Population 59,678,906 97,770,548 38,091,642 fewer than Vietnam.
Current weather sky is clear 20°C (Pretoria) overcast clouds 33°C (Hanoi) 13°C lower than Vietnam
Distance Pretoria
  • Hanoi (9862.0 km / 6128.0 miles)
  • Ho Chi Minh city (9400.0 km / 5841.0 miles)
Average distance is 9619 km or 5977 miles.
Today’s holiday
  • There are no holidays today in South Africa
  • Upcoming holiday is Youth Day which will occur in 1 day, 5 hours.
The next public holiday in Vietnam is June 21, 2024 which will start in 6 days, 5 hours (Pretoria local time)

Frequently asked questions, answered

Are there any embassies or consulates of Vietnam in South Africa?

Yes. The embassy of Vietnam in South Africa is located at 87 Brooks St, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0011, South Africa.

How much is a Vietnamese e-visa fee for South African citizens?

An e-visa for Vietnam will cost (47 USD ~ 855 ZAR) for a normal 5-7 working day processing.

How soon can I get a visa for Vietnam from South Africa?

For the quickest processing time, an e-visa can be obtained as early as 09:00 AM on 17 June 2024 (Pretoria local time).

How many ways are there to obtain a visa for Vietnam?

If you are currently residing in South Africa, you can:

  • Apply for an e-visa.
  • Call the embassy in South Africa for visa information: +27 12 362 8119 or +27 12 362 8118.