Vietnam visa requirements for Angolan passports
The Angolan nationality is not included in the visa exemption list; therefore, all Angolan passport holders need to apply visa to Vietnam for either tourism or business purposes.
1. What do Angolan applicants need for Vietnam visa?
In order to apply for Vietnam visa, the Angolan applicants will need a valid passport which is at least 6 months validity from the date of arrival and there are blank pages for visa stamp.
2. How do Angola passports apply for Vietnam visa?
2.1. Apply online for a Vietnam visa on arrival
The Angolan passport holders can apply Vietnam visa on arrival from anywhere outside of Vietnam. The Vietnam visa will be picked up upon arrival at the Vietnam airports by showing up the printed approval letter.
The approval letter will be sent via email within 1 or 2 working days (normal processing mode), 4 working hours (urgent processing mode) or even 1 hour (emergency processing mode) depending on which option the applicant chooses when submitting online application form.
The aim of visa on arrival is to make the trip to Vietnam easier and cheaper. It is applicable only to those traveling by air to Vietnam. Vietnam visa on arrival is especially an advantage to those living far from the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in Angola.
By using Vietnam visa on arrival, the Angolan travelers does not need to wait too long to get the approval letter, an official document issued by Vietnam Immigration Department giving permission to get the visa upon arrival.
In order to get a Vietnam visa on arrival, the Angolan applicants should pay two types of fee: the service fee and the stamping fee.
Service fee: The service fee is for visa approval letter processing.
Stamping fee: The stamping fee is paid in cash to the Vietnam Immigration Officer at the arrival airport to get the visa stamp. The applicants must prepare the processing fee in cash (USD or VND) as far as there is no ATM, money changer or any other way to withdraw money in the immigration hall and credit cards are not accepted. Other currencies will be converted into USD at given exchange rate.
– Visa on arrival is only applicable for Angolan nations traveling by air to Vietnam.
2.2. Apply for e-visa for Vietnam
From 1 February 2017, the citizens of following countries are eligible to apply for the 30 days (single entry) e-visas for Vietnam. As Angola is not in the list, Vietnam e-visa is NOT available for Angolan passport holders at present.
2.3. Apply for Vietnam visa directly at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulates
For those who want to get a Vietnam visa beforehand or travel Vietnam by land or sea, they can go to the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate nearest their location.
The address of Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Angola for your information:
Embassy of Vietnam in Luanda, Angola
Address: Via AL4, Lotes No. 4-5, Talatona-Luanda Sul, Luanda, Angola
Phone: (+244) 222.010697 – 222.010698
Fax: (+244) 222.010696
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com