Yes, it is mandatory for citizens of Swaziland to obtain a valid visa when entering Vietnam, regardless of their purpose, be it tourism or business.
Type of visa
Additional entry requirements for travelers holding Swaziland passports include:
The Swaziland passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Vietnam.
The passport must have a minimum of 2 blank pages.
How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Swaziland Citizens?
The process of obtaining a Vietnam visa for Swaziland citizens varies based on the type of visa they intend to secure. The guide below outlines the steps for acquiring both tourist and business visas to Vietnam for Swaziland citizens.
2.1 How to get a tourist visa for Vietnam for Swaziland citizens?
Before the Covid pandemic, Swaziland citizens had two options for obtaining a tourist visa to Vietnam, namely:
Visa on arrival
However, due to changes post-Covid, Swaziland travelers must now have sponsorship from a registered tour company in Vietnam. This company will handle the necessary paperwork and collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department to obtain the Vietnam visa approval letter. Subsequently, the visa will be stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport, allowing participation in the arranged tour.
For those unable to find a suitable tour company or seeking a more convenient alternative, the Vietnam Tourist Visa Package is available, covering:
Vietnam visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival (landing visa) valid for up to 20 days (length of stay depending on travel itinerary in Vietnam).
Visa stamping & Immigration fast-track to expedite visa and immigration procedures at Vietnam airport.
7 – 10 working days
Note: The fee does not include the $25 stamping fee payable in cash at Vietnam airport for visa stamping.
2.2 How to get a business visa for Vietnam for Swaziland citizens?
To apply for a business visa, Swaziland citizens must have a sponsor company in Vietnam. The process involves two steps for both the individual and the employer in Vietnam:
Step 1: Get a visa approval letter
+ Your sponsor company must complete Form NA2 online, along with Form NA16 and certified business registration.
+ Submit these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department, which will process the application within 7 – 10 working days.
+ If approved, the sponsor company will receive a business visa approval letter, enabling the applicant to obtain a business visa for Vietnam.
Step 2: Get business visa stamp
+ Obtain a business visa stamp on your passport at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in your country before departing for Vietnam.
For assistance with a business visa approval letter, support is available from application initiation to successful visa acquisition in Vietnam.
3. Vietnam Visa Fees for Swaziland Citizens
Detailed fees for Swaziland passport holders are as follows:
Vietnam tourist visa fees for Swaziland citizens: Refer to the section above for details.
Vietnam business visa fees for Swaziland citizens:
5 – 7 working days
3 working days
Note: The fee covers visa approval letter assistance only and excludes the stamping fee payable at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping.