Vietnam visa for Botswana

Vietnam Visa Information for Botswana Citizens: Essential Details

Botswana citizens planning a visit to Vietnam are obligated to obtain a valid visa, whether for tourism or business purposes. Below are the key points to consider:

  1. Visa Requirements:
    • All Botswana citizens are required to obtain a valid visa for entry into Vietnam, regardless of their intended stay duration or purpose (tourism or business).
    • Types of visa and their requirements:
      • Tourist visa: Required
      • Business visa: Required
      • Additional requirements for Botswana passport holders:
        • Passport validity of at least 6 months from the arrival date in Vietnam.
        • Minimum of 2 blank pages in the Botswana passport.
  2. Applying for Vietnam Visa – A Guide for Botswana Citizens:
    • The process of obtaining a Vietnam visa for Botswana citizens depends on the type of visa desired. Here’s a step-by-step guide for both tourist and business visas:

    2.1 Tourist Visa Application:

– Before the Covid era, Botswana citizens had two avenues for obtaining a tourist visa: embassy visa or visa on arrival.

– Post-Covid, obtaining a tourist visa requires sponsorship from a registered tour company in Vietnam.

– An alternative is the Vietnam tourist visa package offered, covering visa approval, stamping, and immigration fast-track services.

– Fees for the package vary based on processing time:

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

2.2 Business Visa Application:

– For a business visa, Botswana citizens must have a sponsor company in Vietnam.

– Two steps for obtaining a business visa:

– Step 1: Visa approval letter preparation by the sponsor company, submitted to the Vietnam Immigration Department for processing within 5 – 7 working days.

– Step 2: Business visa stamping at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in Botswana before departure.

– Assistance is provided for a smooth application process.

  1. Vietnam Visa Fees for Botswana Citizens:
    • Fees for Botswana passport holders vary based on the type of visa and processing time:
      • Tourist visa fees: Refer to the provided details.
      • Business visa fees:
Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days
3 working days
    • Note: The fees cover visa approval letter assistance only and exclude the stamping fee payable at the Vietnam embassy/airport.