Vietnam visa for Afghans

Vietnam Visa Information for Afghanistan Citizens

Is a Visa Required for Afghanistan Citizens to Enter Vietnam?

Certainly, Afghanistan citizens are obliged to obtain a valid visa for entry into Vietnam, whether for tourism or business purposes, regardless of the duration of their stay.

Visa Types and Requirements:

  • Tourist Visa: Required
  • Business Visa: Required

Additional Entry Requirements for Afghanistan Passport Holders: Apart from a valid visa, individuals holding Afghanistan passports must adhere to the following entry prerequisites:

  • The Afghanistan passport should remain valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Vietnam.
  • The Afghanistan passport must have at least 2 blank pages.

Applying for Vietnam Visa for Afghanistan Citizens:

1. How to Obtain a Vietnam Visa for Afghanistan Citizens?

Securing a Vietnam visa for Afghanistan citizens depends on the type of visa sought. The following outlines the steps for obtaining both tourist and business visas.

1.1 Tourist Visa for Afghanistan Citizens:

Before the pandemic, Afghanistan citizens had two options for obtaining a tourist visa to Vietnam, including embassy visas and visas on arrival.

However, due to post-Covid changes, Afghanistan travelers must now secure sponsorship from a registered tour company in Vietnam. This company will handle the paperwork and collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to obtain the visa approval letter.

Subsequently, travelers can get the visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport, where they will join the tour. For those seeking a more convenient option, a Vietnam tourist visa package is available, covering the visa approval letter and immigration fast-track.

Tourist Visa Package Fees:

Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
7 – 10 working days

Note: The fee does not include the US $25 stamping fee, payable in cash at Vietnam airport for visa stamping.

1.2 Business Visa for Afghanistan Citizens: To apply for a business visa, Afghanistan citizens must have a sponsoring company in Vietnam. The process involves two steps, including obtaining a visa approval letter and getting the business visa stamped.

Business Visa Application Steps:

  1. Step 1: Obtain a Visa Approval Letter
    • The sponsoring company must complete Form NA2 online.
    • Submission of Form NA16 and certified business registration.
    • The Vietnam Immigration Department processes the application within 5 – 7 working days.
    • Upon approval, the sponsoring company receives a business visa approval letter.
  2. Step 2: Get Business Visa Stamp
    • Travelers get the business visa stamped at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in their country before departing for Vietnam.

For those requiring assistance with a business visa approval letter, support is available throughout the application process.

3. Vietnam Visa Fees for Afghanistan Citizens: Details on Vietnam tourist visa fees for Afghanistan citizens can be obtained by contacting us. For business visas, the fees are as follows:

Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days
3 working days

Note: The fee covers the visa approval letter assistance only and excludes the stamping fee payable at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping.