São Tomé and Príncipe

Vietnam visa for São Tomé and Príncipe

  1. Are Visas Required for Citizens of Sao Tome and Principe to Enter Vietnam?

Yes, it is mandatory for citizens of Sao Tome and Principe to obtain a valid visa when traveling to Vietnam, whether for tourism or business purposes. Regardless of the duration of their stay in the country, Sao Tome and Principe citizens must meet Vietnam’s visa requirements.

Please consult the table below for an overview of visa requirements for Sao Tome and Principe citizens.

Type of visa
Visa Requirement
Tourist visa
Required
Business visa
Required

In addition to acquiring a valid visa for Vietnam, travelers holding Sao Tome and Principe passports must fulfill the following entry criteria:

• Sao Tome and Principe passports must have a validity of at least 6 months beyond the intended arrival date in Vietnam.

• Sao Tome and Principe passports must contain a minimum of 2 blank pages.

  1. How to Apply for a Vietnam Visa for Citizens of Sao Tome and Principe?

The procedure for obtaining a Vietnam visa for a citizen of Sao Tome and Principe depends on the type of visa they wish to secure. This post will provide guidance on the steps for obtaining a tourist visa and a business visa to Vietnam for citizens of Sao Tome and Principe.

2.1. How to Obtain a Tourist Visa for Vietnam for Citizens of Sao Tome and Principe:

Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens of Sao Tome and Principe had two methods for obtaining a tourist visa to Vietnam:

• Applying for a tourist visa at the Vietnam embassy or consulate.

• Applying for a Vietnam visa online, including options such as a Vietnam e-visa and visa on arrival.

However, the situation has changed significantly since the pandemic. To obtain a tourist visa for Vietnam at present, travelers from Sao Tome and Principe are required to have sponsorship from a tour company registered in Vietnam. This tour company will handle the necessary paperwork and collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to obtain your Vietnam visa approval letter. You will then receive the visa upon your arrival at a Vietnamese airport and join their organized tour.

In the event that you cannot find such a tour company or prefer a more convenient option, we offer the Vietnam tourist visa package.

👉 Our Vietnam tourist visa package includes:

• A Vietnam visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival (also known as a landing visa).

• A 2-night stay at a 3-star or 4-star hotel in either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.

• Visa stamping and immigration fast-track services to expedite your visa and immigration procedures at a Vietnamese airport.

Important notes:

• The package starts at a cost of US $320.

• The Vietnam visa approval letter may be valid for up to 25 days, depending on your planned travel itinerary in Vietnam. Therefore, please inform us of your expected duration of stay in Vietnam.

• The processing time for the visa approval letter is approximately 7 working days.

• You are free to explore Vietnam following your 2-day hotel stay.

2.2. How to Obtain a Business Visa for Vietnam for Citizens of Sao Tome and Principe:

To apply for a business visa, Sao Tome and Principe citizens are REQUIRED to have a sponsoring company in Vietnam. The application process consists of two steps that you and your employer in Vietnam must follow to obtain a business visa:

• Step 1: Obtaining a Visa Approval Letter

In this initial step, your sponsor company will need to prepare the following documents:

 Form NA2, which must be completed online.  Form NA16.  Certified business registration documents.

Your sponsor company will then submit these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department, which will process the application within 7-10 working days upon receiving all valid documents. If the application is approved, your sponsor company will receive a business visa approval letter, which will enable you to obtain a business visa for Vietnam.

• Step 2: Obtaining a Business Visa Stamp

In the second step, you will need to have a business visa stamped on your passport at the Vietnam embassy or consulate in your home country before your departure for Vietnam.

Should you and your company require assistance with obtaining a business visa approval letter for Vietnam, our team is available to provide support at every step, from the initial application to your successful arrival in Vietnam.

  1. Vietnam Visa Fees for Citizens of Sao Tome and Principe:

The fees for Vietnam visas for Sao Tome and Principe passport holders are contingent on the type of visa they wish to obtain:

• For an online tourist visa, they will be obligated to pay a Government fee of US $25 for the visa, in addition to a service fee if they choose to utilize a service for the assurance and expedited delivery of their visa.

• For a business visa, they will need to pay two types of fees:

o Visa approval letter fee, which may fluctuate depending on their chosen application method (submitted by their sponsor company or a local assistant). o Business visa stamping fee, which may vary depending on the specific embassy or consulate.

Please consult the table below for the precise amounts of Vietnam visa costs when utilizing our Vietnam visa assistance service:

Vietnam Tourist Visa Fees for Citizens of Sao Tome and Principe

Please contact us for details.

Vietnam Business Visa Fees for Citizens of Sao Tome and Principe:

Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days
270*

Please be advised that this fee exclusively covers the visa approval letter assistance, and it does not encompass the stamping fee, which will be collected by either the Vietnam embassy/consulate or upon your arrival at a Vietnamese airport.