Vietnam visa for South Africans

Summary of Vietnam Visa Information for South Africans:

• All South African passport holders intending to visit Vietnam MUST possess a valid visa.

• South African citizens now have the option to apply for a Vietnam eVisa, valid for up to 90 days with single or multiple entries.

• Vietnam visa fees and processing times for South Africans vary based on visa type and application method.

• To ensure a seamless visa processing experience, thorough planning is crucial.

• Application for a Vietnam visa can be done easily online with our assistance or independently after reviewing frequently asked questions about Vietnam visa for South African citizens.

Do South Africans Need a Visa to Vietnam?

Indeed, South African citizens are REQUIRED to obtain a valid visa to enter Vietnam for either tourism or business purposes.

Type of Visa
Visa Requirement
Tourist visa
Business visa

How Many Types of Vietnam Visas are Available for South Africans?

Various types of Vietnam visas are available for South African citizens, depending on the application method, purpose of visit, and duration of stay:

• Application method:

  • E-visa

• Purpose of visit:

  • Tourist visa
  • Business visa
  • Relative visit visa

• Length of stay in Vietnam:

  • 30 days single entry
  • 30 days multiple entry
  • 90 days single entry
  • 90 days multiple entries

Can South African Citizens Apply for Vietnam eVisa?

Certainly. South African citizens can apply for Vietnam eVisa independently on the official website of the Vietnam authority or apply online with our secured form.

Requirements for Vietnam eVisa for South Africans:

To obtain a Vietnam eVisa, South African citizens must ensure the following:

• Validity of the South African passport for at least 6 months upon entry, with at least 2 blank pages.

• Soft copy of the full passport personal detail page (in jpeg format)

• Soft copy of a portrait meeting Vietnam eVisa photo requirements (in jpeg format)

• Active email for OTP reception • Credit card/debit card for payment

Vietnam eVisa Cost and Processing Time for South African Citizens:

If applying independently, the fees are as follows:

• Single entry visa: US $25

• Multiple entry visa: US $50

The eVisa processing time will be as follows:

Processing time
Percentage of applicants
<3 working days
3 working days
4-5 working days
>5 working days

When applying through us, options for processing time and costs are provided based on the number of applicants:

Visa type Processing time Visa fee (USD/Pax)
1-2 pax 3-4 pax From 5 pax
30-day single entry 5-7 working days 48 47 46
4 working days 66 65 63
30-day multiple entry 5-7 working days 73 72 71
4 working days 91 90 88
90-day single entry 5-7 working days 50 49 48
4 working days 71 70 68
90-day multiple entry 5-7 working days 78 77 76
4 working days 96 95 93

How to Get Vietnam eVisa for South Africans:

The application for Vietnam eVisa can be done independently on the official website or with our support in three easy steps:

  1. Complete our secure online visa application form and make payment.
  2. Receive the eVisa letter in your registered email within your selected processing time.
  3. Download the eVisa letter and present it to the Vietnam Immigration Officer for entry into Vietnam.

Can I Enter Vietnam with my eVisa at Any Point of Entry?

No, it’s not possible. Entry must be through the exact port specified in the Vietnam eVisa application to avoid refusal.

Is it Possible to Extend My Stay in Vietnam Beyond My eVisa Duration?

No, currently, this is not allowed. If you wish to stay longer, please exit Vietnam and return with another eVisa. Repeating this act multiple times may lead to suspicion and refusal of entry.

Do I Have to Enter Vietnam on the Exact Date Specified in My eVisa Letter?

Yes, entry can occur on any date between the arrival and exit dates stated on the eVisa for Vietnam. Early entry is not permitted.

How to Get Vietnam Visa from South Africa?

The process depends on nationality rather than place of residence. South Africans can follow the above steps to obtain an eVisa for Vietnam.

For other nationalities, please check the Vietnam visa requirements and guide.

Tips for Smooth and Faster Processing of Vietnam Visa for South African Citizens:

To facilitate the processing of your Vietnam visa application, consider the following tips:

• Apply well in advance, at least two weeks before your planned departure.

• Check all necessary requirements to avoid delays and rejections.

• Double-check all information in the application form for accuracy.

• Submit all necessary documents as per instructions.

• Pay the visa fee in advance (for eVisa).

• Regularly follow up on the status of your application and be prepared to provide additional information if required.