Almost travelers need a valid visa to Vietnam, and South Africans are not exception. However, if you are not South African but living in this country, you can check your Vietnam Visa requirement here: http://www.vietnam-visa.com/vietnam-visa-requirement/.
From this country, one can apply for visa via the local embassy of Vietnam as there is one of such offices in this country. This embassy accepts submission of the visa requests in person, by mail or through an authorized representative (such as a courier with a letter of authorization) at its address: 87 Brooks street, Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181, South Africa.
The processing time is five (05) working days since the Embassy receives the complete application documents. However, RUSH service can be requested for 02 working days.
How to apply for a VISA
Required documentation for Visa application:
- Completed visa application form (which can be download at website of the embassy)
- Original passport (with 6 months validity from date of return)
- 01 (one) ID photo (colour)
- Flight booking and
- Proof of payment for visa fee
Visa fees are determined based on duration and type of Visa, as well as normal processing time or RUSH service required. In this case, you should contact the embassy for more information.
Here is contact details of Vietnam Embassy in South Africa:
- Address: 87 Brooks St., Brooklyn, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA
- Phone: +27 (0)12 362 8119
- Fax: +27 (0) 12 342 8441
- Email: [email protected]
However, please keep in mind that Vietnam embassy is not the single provider of Vietnam visa for South African citizens and residents. They may have another option to obtain a valid visa for Vietnam if they travel to Vietnam by air, it is called Vietnam visa on arrival. With this way of application, travelers will not need to travel or send their passport far away at all, they can apply online for a visa approval letter and then get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.
For more information about Vietnam visa in South Africa, one can see http://vietnam-visa.co.za/.