Vietnam visa for Sierra Leoneans

Is a visa required for Vietnamese entry by citizens of Sierra Leone?

Indeed, Sierra Leonean nationals are obliged to obtain a valid visa when visiting Vietnam, be it for tourism or business purposes, regardless of the duration of their stay.

Type of visa
Visa Requirement
Tourist visa
Business visa

Apart from having a valid Vietnamese visa, travelers holding Sierra Leonean passports should comply with the following entry requirements for Vietnam:

• The Sierra Leonean passport must remain valid for at least six months beyond the arrival date in Vietnam.

• The Sierra Leonean passport must contain a minimum of two blank pages.

How to Obtain a Vietnam Visa for Sierra Leonean Citizens

The procedure for acquiring a Vietnamese visa for Sierra Leonean citizens varies depending on the type of visa they intend to secure. In this article, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide for obtaining tourist and business visas to Vietnam for Sierra Leonean citizens.

  1. How to Acquire a Tourist Visa for Vietnam for Sierra Leonean Citizens

Before the advent of Covid-19, Sierra Leonean citizens had two options for obtaining a tourist visa to Vietnam, including:

• Applying for an embassy visa.

• Obtaining a visa on arrival.

However, there have been significant changes post-Covid, and now, Sierra Leonean travelers seeking a tourist visa for Vietnam must obtain sponsorship from a Vietnamese tour company registered in Vietnam. This company will handle the necessary paperwork and liaise with the Vietnam Immigration Department to secure your Vietnam visa approval letter. Upon your arrival at a Vietnamese airport, you will receive your visa stamp and join the company’s tour. In the event that you cannot locate such a tour company or desire a more convenient alternative, we offer the Vietnam tourist visa package.

Here are the associated fees:

Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
7 – 10 working days
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* Please note that this fee does not cover the US $25 stamping fee, which must be paid in cash at the Vietnam airport to obtain your visa stamp.

2. How to Obtain a Business Visa for Vietnam for Sierra Leonean Citizens

To apply for a business visa, Sierra Leonean citizens are obligated to have a sponsoring company in Vietnam. The process for obtaining a business visa for Vietnam involves two essential steps for you and your Vietnamese employer to follow, as outlined below:

  • Step 1: Acquire a Visa Approval Letter In this initial step, your sponsor company will need to compile the following documents:

• Form NA2, which must be completed online.

• Form NA16

• Certified business registration

Subsequently, your sponsor company will submit these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department, which will process the application within 7 to 10 working days upon receipt of the complete and valid documents.

If the application is approved, your sponsor company will receive a business visa approval letter, allowing you to obtain a business visa for Vietnam.

  • Step 2: Obtain the Business Visa Stamp

In this stage, you will need to have your business visa stamped on your passport at the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your home country before departing for Vietnam.

Should you and your company require assistance with obtaining a business visa approval letter for Vietnam, rest assured that we are here to support you. We will guide you through every step of the process, from the initiation of your application to your successful arrival in Vietnam.

Vietnam Visa Fees for Sierra Leonean Citizens

Here are the visa fees for Sierra Leonean passport holders:

• Vietnam tourist visa fees for Sierra Leonean citizens: Please refer to the details provided above.

• Vietnam business visa fees for Sierra Leonean citizens:

Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days
3 working days
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* Please be aware that this fee exclusively covers the assistance in obtaining the visa approval letter and does not include the stamping fee required at the Vietnam embassy or airport for visa stamping.