Vietnam Visa for Bouvet Citizens

Last update: 01/10/2022

Does Bouvet citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

Bouvet nationals will need to apply for a Vietnam visa if they wish to travel to Vietnam, as Bouvet citizens do not fall under the Vietnam visa waiver program.

In additional to other prerequisites applicable to each type of visas, Botswana citizens have to meet two basic requirements as follows:

• Must have a passport which is valid at least 6 months since the arrival date in Vietnam

• Must have at least 02 blank pages on passport

How to get a tourist visa for Bouvet nationals

Getting visa on arrival and visa at the embassy or consulate are two legal methods for Bouvet passport holders when they wish to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa. Particularly, visa on arrival can be easily done online so this option is highly recommended to Bouvet visitors.

Vietnam visa on arrival

How does it work?

• Submit the visa application form online to apply for visa approval letter

• Pay visa service fee to get visa approval letter

• Receive visa approval letter after 7 working days by email

• Print out the visa approval letter and present it along with your passport, Vietnamese visa application form, 02 passport sized photos and stamping fee to the Vietnam Immigration Officer to get a visa stamped on your passport

Documents required to acquire a visa approval letter:

• A soft file of valid passport which is valid at least 6 months for a time of entering Vietnam.

• Hotel booking

• Return flight ticket

• Travel itinerary in Vietnam

Visa at the Embassy

Documents required for tourist visa:

• Vietnamese visa application form with 01 passport sized photo attached with

• Original passport of applicant

• Return flight ticket

• Hotel booking

• Travel itinerary in Vietnam

After preparing all documents as mentioned, please visit the Vietnamese embassy in person to submit your visa application.

The standard processing time is 3-5 working days.

How to apply for a Vietnam business visa for Bouvet citizens

To obtain a business visa, Bouvet passport holders must have a sponsor company based in Vietnam.

Visa on arrival

Documents required for a business visa approval letter

• A valid passport copy which is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Vietnam

• A business certificate of Vietnam based sponsor company

• Form NA2

• Form NA16

• Tentative business plan in Vietnam

Their sponsor company will submit these documents to the Vietnamese Immigration Department and need to wait from 5-7 working days to get a visa approval letter

When the visa approval letter is issued, Bouvet travelers will bring a copy of the visa letter along with Vietnamese visa application form, 02 passport sized photos and stamping fee in order to get a full visa stamped on their passport at Vietnam airport.

Visa at the Embassy

Currently, there is no Vietnamese embassy in Bouvet, therefore in order to get visa at the embassy, Bouvet citizens has to visit the nearest country where there is the Vietnamese embassy or consulate to submit their visa application.

Documents required

• Vietnamese visa application form with 01 passport sized photo attached

• Original passport

• A visa approval letter from sponsor company in Vietnam. The visa approval letter is technically issued the Vietnam Immigration Department.

• Other documents may be required by the Embassy officer.

Once all documents are well-prepared and get ready, please take all these to Vietnamese embassy to lodge your visa application.

The standard processing time is 5-7 working days.

How much does it cost for Vietnam visa for Bouvet citizens?

One of the common concerns about Vietnam visa is the costs. Here are the visa fees that Bouvet nationals have to pay depending on the way they would like to apply.

• Visa the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate: the fee varies from this embassy to the another. It’s not publicly shown on their website. You have to contact the embassy officer for more details.

• Visa on arrival: the fee includes visa service fee and stamping fee

(*) Visa service fee is different case by case. Please contact us at + 84.948.555.332 for the exact price.

(*) Stamping fee: $25US in cash for a single entry and $50US for a multiple entry which is valid up 3 months.

What other types of Vietnam visa can Bouvet nationals apply for?

While tourist visa and business visa are the main visa options for Bouvet nationals, the Vietnamese government offers some different types of visas as follows:

• Working visa

• Student visa

• Family/visiting visa

• Spouse visa

Frequently asked questions about Vietnam visa for Bouvet citizens

Q1: How long can I stay in Vietnam as a Bouvet citizen

You will get a tourist visa which is valid up to 30 days with single entry and business visa which is valid up 90 days with single or multiple entry.

Q2: Do I need a flight ticket to apply for a Vietnam visa?

Yes, you need a flight ticket and return ticket before starting the Vietnam visa for Bouvet application.


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