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Vietnam visa for South Africans

General information, cheap fee, secure payment and easy to get

All South Africans do need visa to enter Vietnam. Nowadays, getting Vietnam visa for South African is quite easy and convenient. South Africans can easily apply Vietnam visa  in 1 month or 3 months for Vietnam single or multiple entry visa with tourist or business purpose, by getting Vietnam visa on arrival for South African or Vietnam Embassy visa for South African.

In case South Africans passport holders would like to stay longer, you can get Vietnam visa extension when you are in Vietnam.



1. General information

Vietnam visa is required for all South Africans wishing to visa Vietnam.

- Related to entry, exit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, the Standing Committee of Vietnam National Assembly issued a National Ordinance No. 24/2000/PL-UBTVQH10 on the 28 April, 2000advised that all South Africans should arrange Vietnam visa before departure by applying Vietnam visa online for getting Vietnam visa approval letter first, receive it via email, then get the Vietnam visa stamped on their passports at Vietnam Arrival airport or Vietnam Embassy.

Vietnam visa can be applied in persons at Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in South African(traditional way) or in easier and cheaper way, tourist may apply Vietnam visa on arrival online before traveling to get Vietnam visa stamped at arrival airport to save time and money

-  Vietnamvisa for South Africansit is valid for 1 month or 1 year as maximum with single or multiple entries.

- The time to process Vietnam visa application is normally 2 working days. In case of urgency, you can upgrade the processing time in 1 working day/4 working hour/1 working hour or even on non-working time

- South Africans can not enter and exit exact date of entry and exit filling in the visa application. You can arrive and exit Vietnam on any date within this visa duration. So, if you are not quite sure about your date of arrival, just choose some day earlier than your planned arrival date. 

2. Vietnam visa requirements for South Africans

- The original passport which must have longer validity than the visa by at least six month.

- Vietnamvisas are full page stickers, so make sure you have enough space in your passport.

-  2 Vietnam visa photos were taken within 6 month are required to submit (2 * 2 in)

- South Africans must fill in the Vietnam visa application online exactly as shown on your passport (your full name, your passport number, passport expiration date…)

3. Vietnam visa types 

The Vietnamese Government has realized the significance of visa Vietnam, thus has soon facilitated and eased the application process for visa to Vietnam. They have put the Vietnam visa on arrival into effect, and allowed Vietnam visa online application for years now. This has helped South Africans a lot in making Vietnam visa application more easily and give a hand to strengthening the volume of travelers to Vietnam annually.
Thanks to this, at present, the Option 1 (easiest way) is that apply for Vietnam visa on arrival - 100% online application: instead of coming to the Embassy as before to get Vietnam visa,  you just stay at home, click apply Vietnam visa online to make visa application, make online payment, receive the visa pre-approved letter online, fly to Vietnam and get their Vietnam visa stamped at arrival airport.

Option 2(traditional way): South Africans should find the nearest Vietnam embassy in your place, and then apply online Vietnam Embassy visa to get the official Vietnam visa approval letter from Vietnam Immigration Department and then travel by yourself to get Vietnam visa stamped at the Embassy/Consulate. Please be noted that this may take longer time, more procedures and even money in some cases (The fee depends on each Vietnam Embassy/Consulate, and it may cost around 50 – 100 USD).

4.  Vietnam visa processing time

For those clients who need visa to Vietnam, whether you are from America, the UK, Australia, or close to Vietnam like Thailand or Singapore, etc.,Since you are offered NORMAL or even URGENT VIETNAM VISA SERVICE we make sure that your Vietnam visa approval letter  will be completed on time or even earlier than expected schedule. It’s our outstanding services to help clients find the suitable ones:
- 2 working days for NORMAL service or
- 1 working day for URGENT service or
- 4 working hours or 2 working hour for SUPER URGENT service or
- Guarantee 15 minute service for SUPER URGENT service or

- even NON-WORKING TIME SERVICE (after 4pm Vietnam time, at Saturday monring or on Vietnam holiday, except night time)

Therefore, our service is special different from other providers supplying urgent service from 30 minutes to 4 hours for general that may deduct benefits applicants should be enjoyed ( Eg: you expect 1 hour service but maybe receive 4- hour service instead).


5. Vietnam visa fees

Generally, only two kinds of fees are demanded to obtain Visa on arrival for Vietnam. They are:
- Approval fee or service fee: Paid to the Vietnam visa agent who conducts all the paperwork and arrange for your Vietnam visa approval letter. Our service is proud of not only offering the best secured payment (by your credit card or Western Union)  but also the the reliable and fastest service (in 1 hour).

Kindly note that the more applicants you apply, the cheaper fee you are offered as following table fee:
Currency: USD

TYPE OF VISA APPROVAL FEE (USD/pax) Urgent 1 working day (available from Monday to Friday) Super Urgent 4 working hours (available from Monday to Friday) Super Urgent 2 working hours (available from Monday to Friday) Super urgent 1 working hour (available from Monday to Friday) Non-working time (during the holiday, at the weekend) Guarantee service 15 minutes
Normal: 2 working days
1 - 2 3 - 5 6 - 9 10 - 1000
1 month single entry 18 16 14 10 plus 10 plus 30 plus 50 plus 110 plus 180 plus 220
3 months single 30 25 20 15 plus 10 plus 30 plus 50 plus 110 plus 180 plus 220
1 month multiple 25 20 18 15 plus 10 plus 30 plus 50 plus 110 plus 180 plus 220
3 months multiple (valids in 85 days) 65 60 55 50 plus 10 plus 30 plus 50 plus 110 plus 180 plus 220
6 months multiples (valids in 170 days) 260 250 240 230 plus 10 plus 30 plus 50 plus 110 plus 180 plus 220
1 year multiples 400 380 360 340 plus 10 plus 30 plus 50 plus 110 plus 180 plus 220

- Stamping fee: Paid to the immigration officers at arrival airport. The current fees are:
Stamping fee Vietnam visa on arrival
1 month single 25
3 months single 25
1 month multiple 50
3 months multiple 50
6 months multiple 95
1 year multiple 135

Please be noted that this fee must be  paid in cash - USD or VND, credit cards will not be accepted.

6. Some easy steps to apply Vietnam visa

Before getting on board:
Good news is that the application for VietNam visa is done 100% online. What you need is a computer/ laptop or just a mobile phone connected to the Internet. Then you:
 - Step 1:  Fill in Vietnam visa application form online at
 - Step 2: Make online payment for the approval fee
 - Step 3: Check email to get Vietnam visa approval letter after 2 days (normal service) or 1 day, 4 hour or 1 hour (urgent or super urgent services) or even on non-working time and print it out
Upon entry in Vietnam airport:
Step 4: Get your Vietnam visa stamped in Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam arrival airport by:

  • Submitting original Passport + 2 passport-sized Photos + printed Vietnam visa approval letter + and Pay the stamping fee ($25 for Vietnam single entry visa, $50 for 1 month multiple entry and 3 month multiple entry visa) directly to the Vietnam Immigration Officers.
  • Get their Vietnam visa stamped into passport by the Immigration Officers at the Immigration Desk
  • That is it! Welcome to Vietnam and have a good time

7. Advantages of Vietnam Visa at

Govietnamvisa is ready here to satisfy more than 100,000 (Australian, US...) clients from all over the all and make sure that you will be the next one. Our service is highly appreciated about the quality, secure and convenience. Furthermore, with, you will get more benefits than other websites like:
- 24/7 online application
- No time limit.
- Application revision and correction by visa experts before submission to the Vietnam Department of Immigration.
- Simplified application process.
- Correction of missing or incorrect information.
- Privacy protection and safe form.
- Support and Assistance 24/7 by E-mail and Hotline
- Email Recovery of your eVisa in case of loss. has full Vietnam visa information for you. In case you would like to get it quicker, you make contact us by 24/7 hotline or directly chat or email us to work with our well-educated and nice supporters. Don't hesitate to contact us, surely will you find satisfied with us as NO WHERE BETTER THAN!

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