Vietnam visa for Lesotho citizens is a requirement? All information Lesotho citizens need to know before travelling to Vietnam
Why Vietnam visa for Lesotho citizens is needed at all frontiers?
Unfortunately, Lesotho does not belong to the Vietnam’s visa exemption for ASEAN countries as well as the unilateral visa exemption for seven countries. (Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affair, 2013). Therefore, all Lesotho passengers must obtain Vietnam visa for Lesotho citizens at all boundaries of Vietnam.
Interestingly, Vietnam visa is not obligatory for Lesotho tourists in case they just transit less than 24 hours at the airport.
Vietnam visa information which Lesotho applicants need to know
In general, Vietnam visa has two types: one is separated from the passenger’s passport and called as a lose leaf visa, one is stamped on the passport.
In accordance with Vietnam regulations, the visa procedure can be taken at Embassy, the Consulate of Vietnam or at legitimate websites (Visa on arrival). The code for tourist visa is DL and valid for less than 90 days.
How many ways to get Vietnam visa for Lesotho citizens?
There are 2 legal methods in order to gain Vietnam visa for Lesotho citizens:
Although Visa on arrival paperwork is not from by Vietnam Embassy, it obeys to the law of Vietnam and legitimate since 2012.
First of all: fill-in your information directly at: https://www.vietnam-visaonline.org/visa-services-apply.html
After that: we will send you the approval letter from the Immigration department in 24 hours. It takes 4-8 hours for urgent service and less than 30 minutes for emergency case.
Final step: print out the approval letter we sent you to gain Visa sticker onto your passport at Vietnam airports.
- Apply Vietnam visa for Lesotho citizens at Embassy
The procedure at Embassy takes at least 5- 7 working days. Once documents are under process, you will gain a fully stamp Visa on your passport in advance.
Even this way brings to you Vietnam visa in advance but you have to show many complicated documents and certificates. It contains: invitation letter from an organization or an individual in Vietnam, proof of entry purpose, application form and 2 passport photos in the size of 4×6 cm.
However, this way is not highly efficient because there is no Vietnam Embassy in Lesotho now. So, applicants can go to the neighbor country which is nearby Lesotho and of course this way costs both money and time.
Vietnam Embassy information for Lesotho citizens
The closest country which is closest to Lesotho is South Africa where Vietnam Embassy there.
Vietnam Embassy in South Africa
Address: 87 Brooks St, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0011, South Africa
Phone: +27 12 362 8119