Vietnam visa for Rwandans

All necessary information concerning Vietnam visas for citizens of Rwanda (individuals possessing valid Rwandan passports) is outlined below:

  1. Is a Visa Required for Rwandan Citizens to Enter Vietnam?

Yes, Rwandan citizens are obligated to obtain a valid visa to enter Vietnam, regardless of the duration of their stay, whether for tourism or business purposes.

Type of Visa
Visa Requirement
Tourist visa
Business visa

Additionally, Rwandan passport holders must fulfill the following entry requirements for Vietnam:

    • The Rwandan passport should remain valid for at least 6 months from the planned arrival date in Vietnam.
    • The Rwandan passport must have a minimum of 2 blank pages.
  1. How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Rwandan Citizens? The application process for a Vietnam visa depends on the desired type of visa. The steps for obtaining a tourist visa and a business visa for Rwanda citizens are explained below.2.1 Tourist Visa for Rwanda Citizens: Before the Covid pandemic, Rwandan citizens had two options to obtain a tourist visa for Vietnam: through an embassy visa or a visa on arrival. However, the process has undergone significant changes due to Covid. Currently, Rwandan travelers must secure sponsorship from a registered Vietnamese tour company. This company will handle the necessary paperwork and collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to obtain the visa approval letter. Upon arrival at a Vietnamese airport, the visa will be stamped, and travelers can join the arranged tour.

    If finding a suitable tour company proves challenging or if a more convenient option is preferred, a Vietnam tourist visa package is available. This package includes:

    • Vietnam visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival (valid for up to 20 days, depending on the travel itinerary).
    • Visa stamping and immigration fast-track services to expedite the visa and immigration procedures at Vietnam airports.

    Fees for the Vietnam Tourist Visa Package:

    • Processing time: 7 – 10 working days
    • Fee: 220 USD per person (excluding the 25 USD stamping fee payable in cash at the Vietnam airport for visa stamping).

    2.2 Business Visa for Rwanda Citizens: Rwandan citizens seeking a business visa for Vietnam must have a sponsoring company in Vietnam. The application process involves two steps:

    • Step 1: Visa Approval Letter
      • The sponsoring company in Vietnam must prepare the required documents, including Form NA2 (to be completed online), Form NA16, and certified business registration.
      • These documents will be submitted to the Vietnam Immigration Department, which will process the application within 7 – 10 working days.
      • If the application is approved, the sponsoring company will receive a business visa approval letter, enabling the applicant to obtain a business visa for Vietnam.
    • Step 2: Business Visa Stamp
      • The applicant will need to visit the Vietnam embassy/consulate in their home country to have the business visa stamped on their passport before traveling to Vietnam.

    For assistance with obtaining a business visa approval letter for Vietnam, support is available to guide applicants and their companies through every step of the process until the visa is successfully obtained and the traveler arrives in Vietnam.

  2. Vietnam Visa Fees for Rwandan Citizens:
    • Vietnam Tourist Visa Fees:
      • Refer to the aforementioned section for detailed information.
    • Vietnam Business Visa Fees:
      • Processing time: 5 – 7 working days
      • Fee: 270 USD per person (This fee covers only the visa approval letter assistance and does not include the stamping fee payable at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping).