Generally, many documents are required for the issuance of visa from Vietnam Embassy in South Africa. If you wish a simpler visa procedure, Vietnam visa on arrival is the best option.
Vietnam visa on arrival is a program designed by Vietnam Government to facilitate visa application who travelling by air. According to the program, the air travelers have to obtain visa approval online beforehand to be granted permission to collect visa on arrival at the airport.
Visa on arrival is easy to apply online at any time for comfort of your home or office. You even can do your own business while travel agents will send your visa application directly to Vietnam Immigration Department on your half. With this option, no documents are required for processing and the processing period is extremely short. It can be 2 working days, 1 working day or even 4 working hours. A few travel agents such as Vietnam Visa Easy are able to arrange your Vietnam visa Indian processed after 1 working hour only. Although it is simpler and less time- consuming, its price is very reasonable compared to the price given by the embassy.
Vietnam visa fee
You are charged 2 kinds of fee during visa on arrival:
1. Visa application fee: is paid for arrangement of visa approval letter. The payment is made at the time of traveling
2. Stamping fee: is paid for visa stamp on arrival. You pay the fee when you arrive at Vietnam's airport.
Please read details about Vietnam visa fee for Indian citizens in South Africa at this page.
How to obtain on-arrival vietnam visa rom south africa?
Just complete 4 steps and your Vietnam visa will be ready on arrival:
Step 1: Enter the requested information in the online visa application form. Please take note that your personal details must match the passport details.
Step 2: Use credit/debit card to pay visa application fee. The cash payment is also accepted. You will receive an email stating the date of issuance of the visa approval after payment.
Step 3: Receive visa approval letter via email after 2 business days or on the same day (if you select express visa service). An entry-exit form will be sent along.
Step 4: Present the letter to check in flight. After landing at the airport, present the letter again with your origin passport, completed entry-exit form, 01 recent passport photo and pay stamping fee (cash only) to get visa stamped onto your passport.
Don’t forget that Vietnam visa on arrival is inapplicable for overland or sea crossing. If you are going to cross Vietnam border by land or sea, there is no way except for visiting the embassy in South Africa.