Do Eritreans Require a Visa for Vietnam?
Absolutely, Eritrean citizens are obliged to secure a valid visa for entry into Vietnam, whether for tourism or business purposes, regardless of the anticipated duration of their stay.
Visa Requirements by Type:
- Tourist Visa: Required
- Business Visa: Required
In addition to possessing a valid visa, individuals holding Eritrea passports must adhere to the following entry criteria for Vietnam:
- Passport validity: Eritrean passports should remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the arrival date in Vietnam.
- Blank pages: Passports must contain a minimum of 2 blank pages.
How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Eritrean Citizens
The process of obtaining a Vietnam visa for Eritrean citizens varies based on the desired visa type—whether a tourist visa or a business visa. Detailed steps for each are outlined below.
1. How to get a tourist visa for Vietnam for Eritrean citizens
Before the advent of Covid-19, Eritrean citizens had two avenues for securing a tourist visa to Vietnam, namely:
- Obtaining an embassy visa,
- Acquiring a visa on arrival.
However, the landscape has evolved significantly post-Covid. Currently, Eritrean travelers seeking a tourist visa must have sponsorship from a tour company registered in Vietnam. This company will facilitate the necessary paperwork and collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to obtain the Vietnam visa approval letter. Subsequently, travelers will have the visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport as part of a guided tour.
For those unable to locate a suitable tour company or desiring a more convenient option, we present the Vietnam tourist visa package. This comprehensive package includes:
- Vietnam visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival (landing visa),
- 2 nights’ accommodation at a 3* or 4* hotel in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City,
- Visa stamping & Immigration fast-track services to expedite visa and immigration procedures at Vietnam airport.
- Package cost: Starting from US $320.
- Visa approval letter validity: Up to 25 days, contingent on the intended length of stay in Vietnam.
- Visa approval letter processing time: Approximately 7 working days.
- Travelers are free to explore Vietnam after 2 days at the hotels.
2. How to get a business visa for Vietnam for Eritrean citizens
To apply for a business visa, Eritrean citizens must have a sponsor company in Vietnam. The process involves two key steps:
Step 1: Get a visa approval letter
- The sponsor company prepares necessary documents, including Form NA2 (completed online), Form NA16, and Certified business registration.
- These documents are submitted to the Vietnam Immigration Department, which processes the application within 7 – 10 working days.
- Upon approval, the sponsor company receives a business visa approval letter.
Step 2: Get business visa stamp
- During this step, travelers obtain a business visa stamped on their passport at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in their country before departing for Vietnam.
Assistance is available for those seeking support with a business visa approval letter to Vietnam.
3. Vietnam Visa Fees for Eritrean citizens
Tourist Visa Fees:
- Contact us for specific details.
Business Visa Fees:
5 – 7 working days
3 working days
(Note: This fee covers the visa approval letter assistance only and does not include the stamping fee payable at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping.)