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South African Embassy in Vietnam: The complete guide (Updated 2024)

25/01/2024 6.312

The South African Embassy in Vietnam offers various services, from assistance with lost passports and emergencies to other consular assistance for any South African visitor in Vietnam.

Traveling to Vietnam, it will be comforting to know that your embassy is willing to assist if required. For South African citizens, the South African Embassy in Vietnam is a valuable resource. This article will give you an overview of the Embassy of South Africa in Vietnam, allowing you to maximize your Vietnam travel experience.

1. Location of the South African Embassy in Vietnam

The South African Embassy in Vietnam has two offices, one in Hanoi and the other in Ho Chi Minh City.

1.1. The South African Embassy in Hanoi

  • Address: 3rd Floor, Central Building, No. 31, Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi
  • Tel: +84 24 3936 2000
  • Fax: +84 24 3936 1991
  • Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
  • Working hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary: Mrs. Vuyiswa Tulelo
South African Embassy in Vietnam

1.2. The South African Honorary Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Address: No. 19, Phung Khac Khoan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: +84 24 3823 8556
  • Fax: +84 24 3823 8557
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Working hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Honorary Consul: Ms. Do Thi Kim Lien

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2. Functions of the South African Embassy in Vietnam

  • Promote bilateral relations between the two countries
  • Provide consular services to South African citizens in Vietnam, such as passport issuance, visa application, and assistance in emergencies
  • Facilitate trade, investment, and tourism between South Africa and Vietnam by promoting business opportunities, organizing events, and providing information and guidance to interested parties
  • Support cultural and educational exchanges between South Africa and Vietnam by organizing cultural events, facilitating academic partnerships, and promoting South African culture and language
  • Provide information and assistance to Vietnamese citizens who want to visit, study, work, or invest in South Africa
  • Advocate for South Africa's interests in international organizations based in Vietnam, such as the ASEAN Regional Forum, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Assist South African expatriates living or working in Vietnam through community events, networking opportunities, and advice on local customs and regulations
South African Embassy in Vietnam

>>> Read more: E-Visa for Vietnam: Everything you need to know about the application

3. A quick guide to Vietnam visa application for South African nationals

3.1. Requirements of Vietnam visa application for South African nationals

  • Original passport with the signature of the passport holder (at least 6 months of validity remaining)
  • Completed Vietnam visa application form
  • 2 photos of 3x4 centimeters, white background, taken within the last 3 months
  • Visa fee (varies depending on visa type and processing time)
  • Proof of travel itinerary or confirmed flight tickets
  • Notarized copy of marriage certificate (if traveling with a spouse)
  • Copy of household registration book issued within the past 3 months

Note: Some visa types may require additional documents, such as an invitation letter or a business registration certificate

3.2. How to apply for a Vietnam visa

You can choose one of the following methods to apply for a Vietnam visa

Method 1: Visa on Arrival (VOA)

  • Fill in an online application form for a pre-approval letter
  • Pay the fee online and wait for 1-2 working days
  • Download and print out the approval letter, and get your visa stamped upon arrival at one of the designated Visa on Arrival counters at the airport

Method 2: Visa at Embassy

  • Visit the nearest Vietnamese embassy or consulate in South Africa or in a neighboring country
  • Submit the visa application form, required documents, and visa fee
  • Wait for 3-5 working days to get the visa result and collect your visa
South African Embassy in Vietnam

3.3. How to extend your Vietnam visa

  • Contact a travel agency or a visa agent to apply for a visa extension on your behalf, or visit the Immigration Office in Vietnam at the specific addresses below:
    • Extend Vietnam visa in Hanoi: No. 44 - 46, Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District
    • Extend Vietnam visa in Da Nang: No. 78, Le Loi Street, Hai Chau District
    • Extend Vietnam visa in Ho Chi Minh City: No. 333 - 335 - 337, Nguyen Trai Street, District 1
  • Provide required documents (declaration form for issuance, supplementation, amendment of visa and extension of temporary residence, passport, travel document) and other necessary documents
  • Pay the visa extension fee
  • Wait for 7-10 working days from the day when all the documents are completed to get the visa extension result and collect your visa

Note: It is advisable to apply in advance to avoid any last-minute complications

After collecting a Vietnam visa, travelers can explore the beauty of Vietnam with confidence. There are many tourist destinations in Vietnam awaiting you, like Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Da Nang, and Ha Long.

South African Embassy in Vietnam

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South African Embassy in Vietnam

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The South African Embassy in Vietnam is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of consular services to South African citizens living in or visiting Vietnam, including visa and passport application, document attestation, and assistance abroad. With a focus on ensuring the safety and welfare of its citizens, the South African Embassy in Vietnam will surely provide an efficient and reliable experience.

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