March 13, 2019
Vietnam e-visa
South Africa passport holders are eligible for Vietnam e-visa or not ?

Can I apply for Vietnam e-visa if I am citizens of South Africa?

No, citizens of South Africa are not eligible for Vietnam e-visa

From 01 Feb 2019, under Decision 17/2019/NĐ-CP of the Government of Vietnam, there are 80 countries which citizens of it are eligible to apply online for Vietnam e-visa (an e-visa is a single entry valid for staying 30 days). We checked but not found South Africa national in this list, therefore, citizens of South Africa should choose two options below to get a visa for Vietnam

Options for citizens of South Africa getting a visa for Vietnam:

Should I apply for a visa at the embassy of Vietnam in South Africa or apply online for pre-approval then pick up my visa on arrival at the airport of Vietnam ?

Vietnam visa on arrival office in Da Nang Int'l Airport, Vietnam

Vietnam visa on arrival office in Da Nang Int’l Airport, Vietnam

Of course making the visa application online from home or workplace is convenient for you. You can stay at home or office to fill the online application form then wait 2 working days to receive the visa approval letter via email, then print a copy of the visa approval letter to show for boarding and show on arrival (at the airport of Vietnam) to pick up your visa. Sound great !

However, visa on arrival Vietnam is now available at the International Airports of Vietnam only. You should go to the consulate or embassy of Vietnam to apply for a visa beforehand if you want to visit Vietnam via land crossing or by ship, by motorbike ….

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Pretoria, South Africa

Address: 87 Brooks Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.

Tel: + 27 (0)12 362 8119, + 27 (0)12 362 8118

Consular emergency Tel : 27 (0)622 307 763


Fax: + 27 (0)12 362 8115



Working time : Monday – Friday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

The Embassy of Vietnam will be closed on the public holidays of both Vietnam and South Africa.


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