Visa Requirements for Travelers from Gambia to Vietnam
Certainly. Citizens of Gambia are obligated to obtain a valid visa for entry into Vietnam, whether for tourism or business purposes, regardless of the duration of their stay.
Type of Visa
Additionally, Gambia passport holders must adhere to the following entry criteria:
- The Gambia passport should be valid for at least 6 months following the planned arrival date in Vietnam.
- The Gambia passport must have at least 2 blank pages.
Applying for Vietnam Visa – A Guide for Gambia Citizens:
The process for obtaining a Vietnam visa depends on the type of visa desired. We’ll guide you through the steps for obtaining a tourist visa and a business visa for Gambia citizens.
1. Obtaining a Tourist Visa for Vietnam:
Before the impact of Covid-19, Gambia citizens had two options to acquire a tourist visa for Vietnam, namely obtaining an embassy visa or opting for a visa on arrival. However, the post-Covid era has brought changes, and Gambia travelers are now required to have sponsorship from a registered tour company in Vietnam. The company will handle the paperwork and collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to secure your Vietnam visa approval letter. Subsequently, you’ll receive the visa stamp upon arrival at Vietnam airport and join the company’s tour.
For those who cannot find a suitable tour company or prefer a more convenient option, we offer 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 service to expedite visa and immigration procedures at Vietnam airport.
- Processing time: 7 – 10 working days, Fee: USD 220 per person
- Emergency processing: Contact for details
Note: The fee excludes the US $25 stamping fee to be paid in cash at the Vietnam airport for visa stamping.
2. Obtaining a Business Visa for Vietnam:
To apply for a business visa, Gambia citizens are required to have a sponsoring company in Vietnam. The process involves two steps:
- Step 1: Obtain a Visa Approval Letter
- Your sponsor company prepares necessary documents, including Form NA2 (completed online), Form NA16, and certified business registration.
- The documents are submitted to the Vietnam Immigration Department, which processes the application within 7 – 10 working days.
- If approved, your sponsor company receives a business visa approval letter.
- Step 2: Obtain Business Visa Stamp
- You’ll get a business visa stamped on your passport at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in your country before departing for Vietnam.
Should you and your company require assistance with a business visa approval letter for Vietnam, our support is available from the start of your application until your successful arrival in Vietnam.
3. Vietnam Visa Fees for Gambia Citizens:
- Tourist Visa Fees: Refer to the section above for details.
- Business Visa Fees:
- Processing time: 5 – 7 working days, Fee: USD 270 per person*
- 3 working days: Contact for details
Note: This fee covers only the visa approval letter assistance and does not include the stamping fee paid at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping.