Vietnam visa for Djiboutians

1. Visa Requirement:

  • Djibouti Citizens must obtain a valid visa to enter Vietnam, whether for tourism or business purposes, regardless of the intended duration of stay.
  • Type of Visa
    • Tourist visa: Required
    • Business visa: Required
  • Travelers with Djibouti passports must also comply with the following Vietnam 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 Djibouti Citizens:

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

2.1 Tourist Visa for Djibouti Citizens:

  • Before the Covid pandemic, Djibouti citizens had two options for obtaining a tourist visa to Vietnam: embassy visa and visa on arrival.
  • Post-Covid, obtaining a tourist visa now requires sponsorship from a registered tour company in Vietnam. This company handles the paperwork and collaborates with the Vietnam Immigration Department to secure the visa approval letter. The visa is then stamped upon arrival at a Vietnamese airport and is inclusive of a tour package.
  • An alternative option is the Vietnam tourist visa package, covering:
    • Vietnam visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival (valid for up to 20 days, depending on your travel itinerary).
    • Visa stamping & Immigration fast-track for quick airport procedures.
  • Fees:
Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
7 – 10 working days

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

2.2 Business Visa for Djibouti Citizens:

  • Obtaining a business visa for Djibouti citizens involves a two-step process, requiring sponsorship from a Vietnamese company.
  • Step 1: Get a Visa Approval Letter
    • Your sponsor company completes Form NA2 online.
    • Prepares Form NA16 and certified business registration.
    • Submits 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 Djibouti Citizens:

  • Fees for Vietnam tourist and business visas for Djibouti 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 does not include the stamping fee payable at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping.

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