Vietnam visa for Cape Verdeans

1. Visa Requirement:

  • All citizens of Cape Verde must obtain a valid visa to enter Vietnam, whether for tourism or business purposes, regardless of their intended duration of stay.
  • Type of Visa
    • Tourist visa: Required
    • Business visa: Required
  • Additionally, travelers with Cape Verde passports must adhere to the following entry requirements:
    • Passport validity: At least 6 months beyond the arrival date in Vietnam.
    • Blank pages: The passport must have a minimum of 2 blank pages.

2. How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Cape Verde Citizens:

  • The application process for a Vietnam visa depends on the type of visa desired. Below, we provide guidance on obtaining both tourist and business visas for Cape Verde citizens.

2.1 Tourist Visa for Cape Verde Citizens:

  • Prior to the Covid pandemic, Cape Verde citizens could obtain a tourist visa through two methods: embassy visa and visa on arrival.
  • Post-Covid, obtaining a tourist visa requires sponsorship from a registered tour company in Vietnam. This company will handle the necessary paperwork and collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to secure the visa approval letter. Subsequently, the visa is stamped upon arrival at a Vietnamese airport, and the traveler can join the arranged tour.
  • For those unable to find a suitable tour company or seeking a more convenient option, a Vietnam tourist visa package is available. This package includes:
    • Vietnam visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival.
    • 2 nights at a 3* or 4* hotel in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Important notes:
    • Package cost: Starting from US $320.
    • Visa approval letter validity: Up to 20 days, depending on the travel itinerary.
    • Processing time for the visa approval letter: Approximately 7 – 10 working days.

2.2 Business Visa for Cape Verde Citizens:

  • Obtaining a business visa for Cape Verde citizens involves a two-step process, requiring sponsorship from a Vietnamese company.
  • Step 1: Get a Visa Approval Letter
    • The sponsor company must complete Form NA2 online.
    • Prepare Form NA16 and certified business registration.
    • Submit these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department for processing within 5 – 7 working days.
  • Step 2: Get Business Visa Stamp
    • Obtain a business visa stamp at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in your home country before departure.
  • For assistance with the business visa approval letter, support is available from application initiation to successful visa acquisition upon arrival in Vietnam.

3. Vietnam Visa Fees for Cape Verde Citizens:

  • Fees for Vietnam tourist and business visas for Cape Verde citizens vary based on processing time.
Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days
3 working days

Note: The fee covers only the visa approval letter assistance and excludes the stamping fee payable at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping. Please contact us for specific details on Vietnam tourist visa fees for Cape Verde citizens.

(*The fees are quoted in US dollars per person.)