Vietnam visa for Tanzanian passengers is obligatory? All Vietnam visa information Tanzanian travelers need to know before travelling.
Why Vietnam visa for Tanzanian passengers is compulsory at Vietnam borders?
In fact, Tanzania has not joined to the bilateral visa exemption agreement with Vietnam yet. Consequently, Vietnam visa for Tanzanian passengers is an unavoidable document with all Tanzanian travelers at all Vietnam boundaries. In order to lure more Tanzanian tourists come to Vietnam, visa-free policy will be considered in the near future.
Contrast, Vietnam Immigration staff will not ask Tanzanian passengers about Vietnam visa for Tanzanian passengers in case the just take a transit by air less than 24 hours. In addition, all passengers fly directly to Phu Quoc Island are exempted from Vietnam visa. (Vietnam National Administration of tourist has approved in 2014).
Moreover, if Tanzanian passengers can show the permanent resident card which is valid at that time, then they do not have to apply Vietnam visa or show up Vietnam visa for Tanzanian passengers.
How many ways to get Vietnam visa for Tanzanian passengers?
There are 2 legal methods in total to gain Vietnam visa for Tanzanian passengers:
- Vietnam visa on arrival ( get pre-approval letter and pick up Vietnam visa at Vietnam airports)
This method is also a straight way, easy process to obtain both tourist and business Vietnam visa and has been valid since 2012. (VOA has been mentioned in the Law No. 47/2014/QH13 on 16th June 2014 on entry, exit, transit, and residence status of foreigners in Vietnam)
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 within 24 hours (normal service). 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 Tanzanian passengers at Embassy or at the Consulate of Vietnam
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 such as: 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. Other documents are also needed based on each visa type.
Vietnam Embassy information for Tanzania passport holders
Luckily, Vietnam Government set up both Vietnam Embassy and the Consulate of Vietnam in Tanzania. Therefore, applicants who has invitation letter from Vietnam can go there directly to gain Vietnam visa in advance before travelling to Vietnam.
Embassy in Tanzania
Address: Plot 15, Bongoyo Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Phone: +255 22 266 4535
Hours: 8.00 AM – 17.00 PM
Consulate of Vietnam in Tanzania
Address: Plot No. 11, Bongoyo Road, Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Hours: 8.00 AM – 17.00 PM