Vietnam Visa for the South African
+ Do South African passport holders need visa to Vietnam?
+ Yes, Visa is required for citizens of The South Africa to visit Vietnam.
There are 2 ways to apply Vietnam Visa for South African citizens: Apply Vietnam Visa on Arrival or apply Visa at Vietnamese Embassy.
1. Applying Vietnam Visa online (Vietnam Visa on arrival)
For those who live far from Vietnam Embassy in South Africa and do not wish to send away their passport, Vietnam visa on arrival is a best choice. Instead of getting visa directly at Vietnam Embassy, you will end up picking up your visa at one of Vietnam International Airports.
How to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival?
You apply Vietnam Visa Online in website www.vietnam-visa.org.vn by filling your necessary information in the online form. You can do it easily, simply from everywhere around the world which have Internet, Wireless 3G Mobile Connections.
Processing time: You will get confirmation letter in 1-2 working hours to know the status of your Online Application. Normally you receive an Approval Letter within 2 working days.
In emergency we can proceed your Visa from 30 minutes to 4 hours. You receive an approval letter via email before boarding the plane. As soon as arriving at the airports in Vietnam you have the stamped Visa. If you require we are ready to support you at the airport.
How about Service Fee?
2. Applying Visa at Vietnamese Embassy or Vietnamese Consulate
You must contact with The Vietnam Embassy in South Africa for the visa application (address shown below).
This way is inconvenient; we do suggest you apply visa on arrival as the best choice.
Required paperwork: South African passport with at least 6 months validity, 2 passport-sized photos, stamping fees (varied from embassy to embassy)
Processing time: 5-7 working days. But, this way is rather complicated and maybe failed because of missing passport, important documents.
And there is the Vietnam Embassy address in South Africa below, you can make reference to apply for Vietnam Visa.
Embassy of Vietnam in Pretoria, South Africa
87 Brooks St., Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0083, PO Box 13692, Hatfield 0028
Republic of South Africa
Phone: (012) 430 7378
Fax: (012) 342 8441
Web Site: http://www.vietnam.co.za