Vietnam visa for Somalis

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

Yes, Somalia citizens must have a valid visa to enter Vietnam, regardless of the purpose of their visit, whether it is for tourism or business. The following table provides an overview of Vietnam’s visa requirements for Somalia citizens.

Type of visa
Visa Requirement
Tourist visa
Business visa

Additionally, travelers holding Somalia passports must meet the following entry conditions for Vietnam:

• The Somalia passport must have a validity of at least 6 months beyond the intended arrival date in Vietnam.

• The Somalia passport must have a minimum of 2 blank pages.

  1. How to Obtain a Vietnam Visa for Somalia Citizens:

The process of obtaining a Vietnam visa for Somalia passport holders depends on the type of visa they wish to obtain. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps for obtaining a tourist visa and a business visa to Vietnam for Somalia citizens.

2.1. How to Obtain a Tourist Visa for Vietnam for Somalia Citizens:

Before the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, Somalia citizens had two methods to acquire a tourist visa for Vietnam, including:

• Applying for an embassy visa.

• Obtaining a visa on arrival.

However, the procedures have undergone significant changes following Covid-19. To obtain a tourist visa for Vietnam now, Somalia travelers must be sponsored by a registered tour company in Vietnam. Such a company will handle the paperwork and collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to obtain your Vietnam visa approval letter. Upon arrival at the Vietnam airport, you will receive the visa stamp and join the tour organized by the company.

For those who are unable to find such a tour company or prefer a more convenient alternative, we offer a 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), which is valid for up to 20 days, depending on your travel plans in Vietnam. Therefore, please specify your intended duration of stay in Vietnam.
  • Visa stamping and Immigration fast-track services to expedite visa and immigration procedures at the Vietnam airport.

Here are the fees:

Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
7 – 10 working days

Please note that this fee does not cover the US $25 stamping fee, which must be paid in cash at the Vietnam airport to complete the visa stamping process.

2.2. How to Obtain a Business Visa for Vietnam for Somalia Citizens:

To apply for a business visa, you, as a Somalia citizen, are REQUIRED to have a sponsoring company in Vietnam. The process involves two steps that you and your employer in Vietnam must follow to secure a business visa to Vietnam:

• Step 1: Obtain 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: Obtain a Business Visa Stamp

In this subsequent 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 always available to support you at every step of the process, ensuring a successful visa acquisition and your arrival in Vietnam.

  1. Vietnam Visa Fees for Somalia Citizens:

Here are the Vietnam visa fees for Somalia passport holders:

• Vietnam tourist visa fees for Somalia citizens: Please refer to the details mentioned above.

• Vietnam business visa fees for Somalia citizens:

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

Please note that this fee covers the visa approval letter assistance only and does not include the stamping fee, which must be paid to the Vietnam embassy or at the Vietnam airport for visa stamping.