Vietnam visa requirements for Cameroonian citizens

Vietnam visa requirement for Cameroonian nationality

Cameroonian nationality is not included in the visa exemption list; therefore, all Cameroonian need to apply visa to Vietnam for either tourism or business purpose.

Vietnam Embassy has NOT been established in Cameroon;
Vietnam visa is required for all Cameroonian citizens;
Cameroonian citizens are NOT eligible for e-visa;
Cameroonian citizens can get visa on arrival with limitation;

At present, there are 3 options for the Cameroonian citizens applying for Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for a visa at the Vietnam Embassy:

Since there is no representative office of Vietnam’s government in Cameroon at present, the foreigners (including Cameroonian citizens and other nationalities residing in Cameroon) are suggested to contact the nearest Vietnamese Embassy in neighboring countries: Nigeria and Angola to get pre-stamped visa.

2. Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival:

If it is inconvenient for you to visit the Vietnam Embassy in neighboring countries, you may select Vietnam visa on arrival to simplify your visa application process.
Visa on arrival is an alternative way to obtain a visa to Vietnam in addition to the traditional way of obtaining a visa at Vietnam Embassy or Consulates. Once issued, it has same validity with the visa get from Vietnamese Embassy or Consulates. However, visa on arrival is applicable for those who travel Vietnam by airplane only.

3. Apply for e-visa for Vietnam

From 1 February 2017, the citizens from 46 countries are eligible to apply for the 30 days (single entry) e-visas for Vietnam. As Cameroon is not in the list, Vietnam e-visa is NOT available for Cameroonian passport holders at present.

Applying for Vietnam visa is never easier than ever! With the support of internet and thank for the globalization policy, getting a visa for Vietnam is becoming more and more simple. The customers now have several options to apply for Vietnam visa at their most convenience. Each option has its own pros and cons and below is the comparison between 2 popular options:

DescriptionVisa on arrivalTraditional visa
Issued byVietnam Immigration DepartmentVietnam Embassy or Consulates with the approval of Vietnam Immigration Department
Passport required or not?No need to send your original passport awayParting with your original passport
Processing timeNormal service: 2 working days;
Urgent service: 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours or 1 working day;
3 - 5 working days
Processing fee (*)From US $6 + stamping fee, 100% refundable if visa rejectedFrom US $45, non-refundable in any case
Payment methodMoney order, cashier’s check, company checkCredit cards, Paypal, Western Union, bank wire transfer
Additional feeNonePostal cost, driving fee and even air fares to reach the Vietnam Embassy
Visa applicationOnline totallyIn person or by post
Travel byBy airplanes onlyBy any means of transport
Get visa stampedQueuing in front of Immigration Counter at arrival airport in Vietnam to get visa stamped. This can be skipped with our fast track service.Having visa already stamped onto your passport before entry Vietnam.
SupportLimited online support24 hours a day, 7 days a week
ConvinienceIt is especially convenient for those who are staying far away Vietnamese Embassy.Difficult for those who is living in the country with no Vietnam Embassy
AvailabilityFor travelers to Vietnam by air onlyFor travelers to Vietnam by any transports

4. Things Cameroonians should know when applying for Vietnam visa on arrival:

– At present, the Cameroonian citizens are eligible for 1 month single entry tourist visa (for 25 days stay maximum) only. You must apply for visa extension before your expiration date or leave country for visa run. Overstaying is not allowed and you may be banned from immigrating to Vietnam if you violate this regulation!
– Since Cameroon is listed as the sensitive nation, the processing fee for the Cameroonian passport is rather higher. Please update the visa cost for Cameroon here.
– Normally it takes 7 – 10 working days (except Saturday and Sunday) to complete your Vietnam visa. As it is a lengthy process, you are suggested to apply for visa early so that it will not affect your itinerary. In any case, you should not buy the flight ticket until you received visa approval letter from the Vietnam Immigration Department;
– You should prepare a copy of your passport. It is required document to process your Vietnam visa.

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Vietnam Embassy contact in Cameroon

We are sorry to inform that at present, there is no Vietnam Embassy in Cameroon. The foreigners are suggested to contact the nearest Vietnamese representative office in neighboring countries: Nigeria and Angola to get pre-stamped visa or apply for visa on arrival instead....

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