Vietnam visa for Malawians

Vietnam Visa Requirements for Citizens of Malawi:

Yes, a valid visa is a REQUIREMENT for Malawi citizens intending to enter Vietnam, whether for tourism or business purposes.

Type of Visa
Visa Requirement
Tourist visa
Business visa

Additionally, travelers with Malawi passports must adhere to the following entry requirements for Vietnam:

  • The Malawi passport should remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the arrival date in Vietnam.
  • The Malawi passport should contain a minimum of 2 blank pages.

How to Obtain a Vietnam Visa for Citizens of Malawi:

  • The process for obtaining a Vietnam visa for Malawi citizens depends on the chosen visa type. The following provides a step-by-step guide for acquiring a tourist visa and a business visa to Vietnam for Malawi citizens.

2.1 How to Obtain a Tourist Visa for Vietnam for Malawi Citizens:

  • Before the impact of Covid-19, Malawi citizens had two options to acquire a tourist visa to Vietnam:
    • Embassy visa
    • Visa on arrival
  • However, post-Covid, obtaining a tourist visa for Vietnam now requires Malawi travelers to secure sponsorship from a registered tour company in Vietnam. The company will handle the necessary paperwork and collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to obtain the Vietnam visa approval letter. Subsequently, travelers can get their visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport and join the tour.

For those unable to find a suitable tour company or seeking a more convenient option, we present the Vietnam tourist visa package:

Vietnam Tourist Visa Package:

  • Vietnam visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival, valid for up to 20 days (landing visa), contingent on the planned stay in Vietnam.
  • Visa stamping & Immigration fast-track services, facilitating quick completion of visa and immigration procedures at Vietnam airport.


  • Processing time: 7 – 10 working days
  • Fee: USD 220 per person
  • Emergency: Contact for details

Note: The fee excludes the USD 25 stamping fee, payable in cash at Vietnam airport for visa stamping.

2.2 How to Obtain a Business Visa for Vietnam for Malawi Citizens:

To apply for a business visa, Malawi citizens are REQUIRED to have a sponsor company in Vietnam. The application involves two steps:

Step 1: Obtain a Visa Approval Letter

  • In this step, the sponsor company needs to prepare the following documents:
    • Form NA2 (completed online)
    • Form NA16
    • Certified business registration
  • The sponsor company submits these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department, which processes the application within 7 – 10 working days upon receiving full and valid documents.
  • If the application is approved, the sponsor company receives a business visa approval letter, enabling the applicant to obtain a business visa for Vietnam.

Step 2: Get Business Visa Stamp

  • In this step, the applicant obtains a business visa stamp on their passport at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in their country before departing for Vietnam.
  • For those needing assistance with a business visa approval letter, our support is available throughout the application process, ensuring assistance from initiation to successful visa acquisition in Vietnam.

Vietnam Visa Fees for Citizens of Malawi:

  • Tourist Visa Fees:

Refer to the above section for details.

  • Business Visa Fees:
Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days
3 working days

Note: The fee covers assistance with the visa approval letter only and does not include the stamping fee payable at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping.