Vietnam visa for Ugandans

1. Visa Requirements for Ugandan Citizens

  • Ugandan citizens are required to obtain a valid visa to enter Vietnam, whether for tourism or business purposes, regardless of the duration of their stay.
  • The visa requirements for Ugandan citizens are as follows:
Type of Visa
Visa Requirement
Tourist Visa
Business Visa
  • Additionally, travelers with Ugandan passports must meet specific entry requirements:
    • A valid Ugandan passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond the arrival date in Vietnam.
    • The passport should have at least 2 blank pages.

2. Applying for Vietnam Visa for Ugandan Citizens

  • The process of obtaining a Vietnam visa for Ugandan citizens varies based on the type of visa desired. The guide outlines the steps for acquiring both tourist and business visas.

2.1 How to Get a Tourist Visa for Vietnam for Ugandan Citizens

  • Due to changes post-Covid, Ugandan citizens now have a new process for obtaining a tourist visa to Vietnam. They must secure sponsorship from a registered tour company in Vietnam. The company will handle the necessary paperwork, coordinate with the Vietnam Immigration Department, and provide the Vietnam visa approval letter. Travelers will then receive the visa stamp upon arrival at Vietnam airport and join the sponsored tour.
  • Alternatively, for a more convenient option, there’s a Vietnam tourist visa package offered. This package includes:
    • Vietnam visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival, valid for up to 20 days (specify the expected length of stay).
    • Visa stamping and immigration fast-track assistance.
  • The fees for this package are as follows:
Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
7 – 10 working days
  • Note: The fee mentioned above does not include the $25 stamping fee to be paid in cash at Vietnam airport for visa stamping.

2.2 How to Get a Business Visa for Vietnam for Ugandan Citizens

  • For Ugandan citizens applying for a business visa, sponsorship from a company in Vietnam is mandatory. The process involves two steps:
  1. Step 1: Obtain a Visa Approval Letter
    • The sponsor company needs to prepare online Form NA2, Form NA16, and a 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.
  2. Step 2: Get Business Visa Stamp
    • Get the business visa stamped at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in your country before departing for Vietnam.
  • Assistance is available for those who need help with a business visa approval letter. Support is provided from the beginning of the application until the successful acquisition of the visa.

3. Vietnam Visa Fees for Ugandan Citizens

  • The Vietnam visa fees for Ugandan passport holders are as follows:
Processing time
Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days
3 working days
  • Note: The mentioned fee covers assistance with the visa approval letter only and does not include the stamping fee payable at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping.

This guide aims to provide clarity and assistance for Ugandan citizens applying for a Vietnam visa, whether for tourism or business purposes.