Requirement visa Vietnam
All South African passport holders need a valid visa to visit Vietnam for any purpose, from vocation, friend/family visit to business, except those who directly visit Phu Quoc Island of Vietnam from a foreign country/territory in which they are allowed to stay on the island without a Vietnam visa. However, there are still certain nationals who do not need a Vietnam visa for certain periods of stay as following:

List of nationals getting Vietnam visa exemption


Length of Vietnam Visa Exemption


Length of Vietnam Visa Exemption

Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore & Indonesia

30 days


21 days

Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway & Russia

15 days

Brunei, Myanmar

14 days

UK, Italy, Spain, France & Germany

15 days from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016


15 days from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020

In addition, all travelers who directly visit Phu Quoc island are entitled to 30-day Vietnam visa exemption, and APEC Business Travel Card Holders are entitled to 60-day Vietnam visa exemption.

About has been specially developed to make it more convenient for Vietnam visa applicants from South Africa to reach and use the service. It is run based on the same principles, same rules and same policy as

Contact us

Phone: +84.2473.005.333 (ext. 224 or 235)

Mobile: +84.946.583.583


Vietnam Visa Blog