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Vietnam Visa Requirement for citizens of Botswana

Do Botswana passport holders need Visa to Vietnam?

Are Botswanan citizens exempted from visa?

NO, As a citizen of Botswana, you MUST acquire a visa before entering Vietnam for either tourism or business purpose. See specific information in the table below:

Visa type Visa Requirement
Tourism visa Visa required
Business visa Visa required

To be allowed to enter Vietnam, in addition to Visa, you need to meet two follow conditions:

  • Botswana passport has 6-month validity (at least) since your entry date to Vietnam
  • Botswana passport has 02 blank pages in minimum.

How to get a Vietnam visa for Botswana residents?

You can get Vietnam visa from Botswana in 2 ways:

1- Getting Vietnam Visa at Embassy

We regret to inform that there is no Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in Botswana at the present. Please contact directly to Vietnam Embassy/ Consulate in other countries during business hours for visa issue.

To obtain Vietnam Visa, you must prepare required documents:

  • Your original passport has at least 06-months validity
  • One visa application form is filled with your correct information, along with 02 passport photos
  • Visa fee for Vietnamese Embassy. Please note that the cost depends on the length and purpose of the trip. The more important thing is all visa application fees at the Embassy are non-refundable.
  • If you send your application form by mail or post office, please provide your correct address that you want to return your passport and visa. All documents should be placed in one package.

2- Getting Visa On Arrival at Vietnam International Airport (highly recommended)

To all Botswanan citizens who travel to Vietnam by plane, Visa on Arrival (VOA) is the most convenient way to get Vietnam visa (you can get visa right at the airport)

To obtain this VOA visa, you just need to follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Apply online visa application form
    Finish online visa application form with basic information such as full name, passport number, passport expiry date, date of birth, date of entry and exit, then pay the service fee
  2. Receive Visa Approval Letter
    You will receive Visa Approval Letter within 2 days (for tourism visa) or 7 days (for business visa), or even faster with emergency visa service, and stick with Immigration Declaration.
  3. Stick Visa Stamp when you arrive at Vietnam Airport

Vietnam Visa fee for Botswanan citizens

This table below is total entry Vietnam visa costs for Botswanan tourists:

Tourist Visa Fee

Type of visa Service fee Stamping fee
1 month single entry 80 USD 25 USD
1 month multiple entry 100 USD 50 USD
3 months single entry 120 USD 25 USD
3 months multiple entry 140 USD 50 USD

Business Visa Fee

Type of visa Service fee Stamping fee
1 month single entry 90 USD 25 USD
1 month multiple entry 95 USD 50 USD
3 months single entry 120 USD 25 USD
3 months multiple entry 135 USD 50 USD

The mentioned service fees above are applied to normal processing time which is 2 business days. If you want to use emergency visa service, you need to pay an extra fee:

  • 10 USD/person to receive Visa Approval Letter within a day
  • 20 USD/person to receive Visa Approval Letter in 4 working hours
  • 45 USD/person to receive Visa Approval Letter in 2 working hours

Halong Bay

Extend visa in Vietnam

Available for:

1 month: $60
(for Chinese and Laos, Cambodia: 15 days)

Processing time: 5-10 working days