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Vietnam visa for Somalilanders

  1. Is a Vietnam Visa Required for Citizens of Somalia?

Absolutely, citizens of Somalia must possess a valid visa to enter Vietnam, regardless of the purpose or duration of their stay.

Visa Requirements by Type:

  • Tourist Visa: Required
  • Business Visa: Required

In addition to securing a valid Vietnam visa, travelers with Somali passports must adhere to the following entry conditions:

  • The Somali passport must remain valid for at least six months beyond the intended arrival date in Vietnam.
  • The Somali passport should contain a minimum of two blank pages.
  1. How to Obtain a Vietnam Visa for Citizens of Somalia?

The process of obtaining a Vietnam visa for Somali citizens is contingent upon the specific visa type they seek. In this article, we will provide guidance on securing both tourist and business visas for Somalia citizens.

2.1 Obtaining a Tourist Visa for Vietnam as a Citizen of Somalia

Before the onset of the Covid pandemic, Somali citizens had two options to acquire a tourist visa for Vietnam, which included:

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

However, the Covid-19 situation has prompted significant changes. Currently, Somali travelers seeking a tourist visa for Vietnam must have sponsorship from a registered Vietnamese tour company. This company will handle the necessary paperwork and coordinate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to obtain the approval letter for your Vietnam visa. Upon arrival at a Vietnamese airport, you will have your visa stamped and join the tour arranged by the sponsoring company.

In the event that you cannot find 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
148
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2.2 Securing a Business Visa for Vietnam as a Citizen of Somalia

For Somali citizens wishing to apply for a business visa, a sponsor company in Vietnam is a mandatory requirement.

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

  • Step 1: Acquire a Visa Approval Letter
    • In this stage, your sponsor company will need to prepare the following documents:
      • Form NA2, which should be completed online.
      • Form NA16.
      • A certified business registration document.
    • Your sponsor company will then submit these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department for processing. Approval is typically granted within 7 to 10 working days upon receipt of all the required and valid documents.
    • Once 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.

If you and your company require assistance with obtaining a business visa approval letter for Vietnam, our services are available to support you at every step, from the initiation of your application to your successful arrival in Vietnam.

  1. Vietnam Visa Fees for Citizens of Somalia

Here are the visa fees applicable to passport holders from Somalia:

  • Vietnam Tourist Visa Fees for Citizens of Somalia: Please refer to the details provided above.
  • Vietnam Business Visa Fees for Citizens of Somalia:
Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days
270*
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*Please note that this fee exclusively covers the visa approval letter assistance and does not encompass the stamping fee required for visa stamping at the Vietnam embassy or airport.