Vietnam visa on arrival for South African citizens
What do you need to collect visa on arrival?
Travel to Vietnam by air
Have a 6-month validity passport (if your passport is valid for less than 6 months, it is still possible to get your application approved. However, you may get refused to board by the airlines.)
Approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department
How to obtain visa approval letter?
Click on this link
to go to the application form. Fill out the form and proceed with the payment step. (Visit here
to get information about the Vietnam visa fees for South Africans)
Wait 2-3 working days...
Check your email to receive the visa approval. Take a minute to review the information on the visa to ensure all is correct. Notify us immediately if you spot any mistakes. Please note that the visa start date is the date of the intended travel date you submit in the application, NOT the actual travel date.
How about visa stamping procedure at the airport?
The letter is accepted at every Vietnamese international airport, any changes in arrival airport do not affect the visa letter.
Visa approval letter (copy)
A passport-sized photo (white background)
Stamping fee (cash, VND or USD)
Entry/Exit form (will be sent along with the visa approval via email)
You are instructed to place the documents at the landing visa window and wait till your name to be called. The process takes about 10 minutes.