Vietnam E-visa for South Africans: Application, Fee, Process

If you are a South African citizen planning to visit Vietnam, make sure you read this comprehensive guide to obtain a Vietnam E-visa for South African Travelers.

Vietnam, a beautiful country with rich cultural heritage, history and natural beauty, is just a flight from South Africa. Every year, this charming country attracts millions of South African tourists to visit.

We received a lot of questions about the procedure to apply for a Vietnam E-visa from South African passport holders. Hence, in this article, we will provide a detailed guide to make your visa process smooth and effortless.


Briefly, information regarding Vietnam Visa For South African Travelers can be summarized as follows:

Visa Fees USD 25
Visa Processing Time 2-7 working days, excluding weekends and holidays.
Visa Validity & Stay 3 months validity for a single entry visit for a 90-day stay.

How To Apply For A Vietnam e-Visa For South Africans

After furnishing all required materials as mentioned in the previous section, South African travelers can follow these steps to obtain an Vietnam e-Visa yourself:

Step 1: Click this link or access and go to 'E-visa Issuance' then click on the link for 'Outside Vietnam foreigners'.

Step 2: Upload your .jpg images (passport data page and passport photo) and fill out the required fields on the form completely. Review and submit your form.

Upload your passport data to do Vietnam visa

Upload your passport data page image and photograph (straight looking without glasses). (Source: Vietnam Immigration Department)

Upload your photo and fill the form

After uploading your photos, fill in the form with your personal information. (Source: Vietnam Immigration Department)
Fill in and review your application form

Continue to fill in the requested information, then, review your application form. (Source: Vietnam Immigration Department)

After this step, the registration code will be sent to you.

Step 3: Pay the E-visa fee of 25 USD. Copy down the document code provided.

Step 4: Within three working days you should receive news of your E-visa application via email. If not, you can also run a search for your e-visa at this link.

Step 5: Use your document code to locate your E-visa online. Download and print the E-visa in two copies for extra safety.

Notes on applying for Vietnam E-visa for South African Travelers

Currently, we only provide visa assistance services for customers who purchased our packages. However, you can also contact other reputable agencies or apply yourself to obtain a Vietnam Visa. The price for visa services may vary depending on each agency, normally ranging from $30 to $65.

To avoid mistakes and answer possible questions when applying for the Vietnam Visa, we have some notes for you to follow up with your progress:

  • The date format for every form you need to fill in is DD/MM/YY
  • You can enter later but not earlier than the arrival date stated on the application form
  • All pictures submitted to the Embassy or at the airport must have a white background and be taken within 6 months
  • Every piece of information should be double-checked to avoid unwanted disapproval of the visa 


We hope that with this article, your Vietnam trip will become simple and trouble-free. If you have any questions regarding Vietnam E-visa Application, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to seeing you soon in Vietnam.

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