Vietnam visa for Senegalese

  1. Do Senegal Citizens Require a Visa to Enter Vietnam?

Yes, Senegal citizens are obligated to obtain a valid visa to gain entry into Vietnam, regardless of their intended length of stay or purpose.

Visa Requirements by Type:

  • Tourist Visa: Mandatory
  • Business Visa: Mandatory

Moreover, travelers holding Senegal passports must satisfy specific Vietnam entry criteria in addition to possessing a valid visa, which are as follows:

  • The Senegal passport should maintain a validity of at least six months beyond the planned arrival date in Vietnam.
  • The Senegal passport must contain a minimum of two blank pages.
  1. How to Obtain a Vietnam Visa for Senegal Citizens?

The procedure for acquiring a Vietnam visa for Senegal citizens is contingent on the type of visa they desire. In this article, we will provide guidance on obtaining both tourist and business visas for Senegal citizens.

2.1 Procuring a Tourist Visa for Vietnam as a Citizen of Senegal

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Senegal citizens had two options for obtaining a tourist visa for Vietnam, which included:

  • Applying for an embassy visa.
  • Obtaining a visa on arrival.

However, significant changes have occurred post-Covid, and now, Senegal travelers seeking a tourist visa for Vietnam must have sponsorship from a Vietnamese tour company registered in Vietnam. Such a company will prepare the required documentation and collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to secure your Vietnam visa approval letter. Subsequently, you will receive the visa upon arrival at a Vietnamese airport and join the tour organized by the sponsoring company.

In the event that you are unable to locate a suitable tour company or prefer a more convenient alternative, we offer a Vietnam tourist visa package. The associated fees are as follows:

Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
7 – 10 working days
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2.2 Securing a Business Visa for Vietnam as a Citizen of Senegal

For Senegal citizens wishing to apply for a business visa, it is imperative to have a sponsoring company in Vietnam.

The process for obtaining a business visa for Vietnam involves two essential steps that both you and your Vietnamese employer must follow:

  • Step 1: Acquire a Visa Approval Letter
    • During this stage, your sponsoring company will be required to prepare the following documents:
      • Form NA2, which must be completed online.
      • Form NA16.
      • A certified business registration document.
    • Subsequently, your sponsor company will submit these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department, which will process the application within 7 to 10 working days after receiving all valid documents.
    • If the application is approved, your sponsor company will receive a business visa approval letter, enabling you to obtain a business visa for Vietnam.
  • Step 2: Obtain a Business Visa Stamp
    • In this phase, you will be required to have the business visa stamped in your passport at the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your home country before traveling to Vietnam.

Should you and your company require assistance in obtaining a business visa approval letter for Vietnam, we are readily available to provide support at every stage, from the initiation of your application until your successful arrival in Vietnam.

  1. Vietnam Visa Fees for Senegal Citizens

Here are the applicable visa fees for passport holders from Senegal:

  • Vietnam Tourist Visa Fees for Senegal Citizens: Please refer to the details provided above.
  • Vietnam Business Visa Fees for Senegal Citizens:
Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days
3 working days
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*It’s important to note that the fee specified above exclusively covers the visa approval letter assistance and does not include the stamping fee required for visa stamping at the Vietnamese embassy or airport.