1. Do Congolese nationals need a visa to Vietnam?
Congolese nationality is not included in the visa exemption list, but in the special nation list of Vietnam Immigration Department. Therefore, Congoleses are required to submit documents before applying, and the process also takes much time than usual with a higher service fee. Congoleses can apply visa for tourism purpose only.
2. Two options for Congolese nationals to apply for Vietnam visa
2.1. Apply online for a Vietnam visa on arrival
Congolese passport holders can apply Vietnam Visa on Arrival for 1 month single entry online from anywhere outside of Vietnam. The Vietnam visa will be picked up upon arrival at the Vietnam airports by showing up the printed out of the approval letter. Please inform us your current occupation and send the following documents to email@example.com:
Note: The visa expiry date will be based on the return ticket (maximum 25 days)
In order to get a Vietnam visa on arrival, Congoleses 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. Credit cards are not accepted. If applicants have booked full package, this fee would not need paying anymore.
However, citizens of Congo would not be supported with Vietnam visa on arrival on some holidays and occasions. Therefore, they are advised to directly contact the Vietnam Embassy to obtain visa at those times.
2.2. Apply for Vietnam visa directly at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate
For those who want to get a Vietnam visa beforehand or want to travel to Vietnam by land or sea, they can go to the nearest Vietnam Embassy or Consulate.
At the moment, in Congo, there is no representative office of Vietnam's government. Therefore, Congoleses should contact the Vietnam Embassy in the nearest neighboring country for more information.
Embassy of Vietnam in nearby country: Angola, Nigeria & Tanzania
- Before applying for a Vietnam Visa, Congolese citizens should ensure that their passport has at least 6-month validity and left pages from travel date.
- Congolese citizens are required to prepare: Original signed Congolese passport; 02 passport size photos; and a Business Letter from either the sending company in Congo or sponsoring company in Vietnam. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the Embassy of Vietnam, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above.)
|TYPES OF VISA||SERVICE FEE
(which you pay for website owner)
(1-2 working days)
(4-8 working hours)
(1-4 working hours)
|1 month single entry||
There are 2 types of Vietnam visa fees you must be aware before applying for visa on arrival:
The service fee is for visa approval letter processing. Applicants may choose to pay the fee online with their bank account, Credit or Debit Card, PayPal or Western Union.
The stamping fee is paid IN CASH to the Vietnam Immigration Officers at the arrival airport to get the visa stamp. Credit cards are not accepted.
Need assistance with your application? Contact us at +1-416-939-7260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org