Vietnam visa for Zimbabweans

  1. Visa Requirements for Zimbabwe Citizens Traveling to Vietnam

    Are Zimbabwe citizens required to obtain a visa for entry into Vietnam?

    • Yes, Zimbabwe citizens must obtain a valid visa to enter Vietnam, regardless of the duration of their stay.

    Visa Types and Requirements:

    • Tourist Visa: Required
    • Business Visa: Required

    In addition to a valid visa, Zimbabwe passport holders must meet the following entry requirements:

    • The Zimbabwe passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the arrival date in Vietnam.
    • The passport must have at least 2 blank pages.
  2. Applying for Vietnam Visa: A Guide for Zimbabwe Citizens

    The process of obtaining a Vietnam visa for Zimbabwe citizens depends on the type of visa desired. This guide outlines the steps for acquiring a tourist or business visa.

    2.1 Tourist Visa for Zimbabwe Citizens

    Before the Covid era, Zimbabwe citizens had two options for obtaining a tourist visa:

    • Embassy visa
    • Visa on arrival

    Due to post-Covid changes, Zimbabwe travelers seeking a tourist visa must now secure sponsorship from a registered tour company in Vietnam. The company will facilitate the paperwork, collaborate with the Vietnam Immigration Department, and obtain the Vietnam visa approval letter. Upon arrival at a Vietnamese airport, the visa will be stamped, allowing participation in the scheduled tour.

    For those unable to find a suitable tour company or seeking a more convenient option, the Vietnam tourist visa package is available:

    • Inclusions:
      • Vietnam visa approval letter for a tourist visa on arrival (valid for up to 20 days)
      • Visa stamping & Immigration fast-track for expedited procedures at Vietnam airports
    • Fees:
      • Processing time: 7 – 10 working days
      • Fee: USD 148 per person

    Important note: The fee excludes the USD 25 stamping fee payable in cash at the Vietnam airport for visa stamping.

    2.2 Business Visa for Zimbabwe Citizens

    To apply for a business visa, Zimbabwe citizens must be sponsored by a Vietnamese company. The application process involves two steps:

    • Step 1: Obtain a Visa Approval Letter
      • The sponsor company completes Form NA2 online.
      • Submission of Form NA16 and certified business registration.
      • The Vietnam Immigration Department processes the application in 7 – 10 working days.
    • Step 2: Obtain Business Visa Stamp
      • The applicant receives a business visa approval letter from the sponsor company.
      • The business visa is stamped at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in the applicant’s country before departure to Vietnam.

    Assistance is provided for the entire process, ensuring a smooth application experience.

Vietnam Visa Fees for Zimbabwe Citizens

For Zimbabwe passport holders, the fees for Vietnam visas are as follows:

  • Vietnam tourist visa fees for Zimbabwe citizens: please see above for details.
  • Vietnam business visa fees for Zimbabwe citizens:

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

Note: This fee covers the visa approval letter assistance only, and does not include the stamping fee to be paid at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping.