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Vietnam visa for Ugandan passengers – Vietnam Embassy information

Vietnam visa for Ugandan passengers is obligatory? All guidance in details Ugandan passengers need to know before travelling to Vietnam.

Why Vietnam visa for Ugandan passengers is needed?

Vietnam like other countries world-wide has its own Visa restriction so as to check and control the flow of visitors in and out Vietnam to prevent the illegal immigrations.

When do Ugandan passengers need Vietnam visa? This concern depends on whether Uganda Government has a Visa agreement with Vietnam Government or not. Unfortunately, both Uganda and Vietnam Governments has not signed into the bilateral visa exemption between two these countries. Therefore, Vietnam visa for Ugandan passengers is indispensable document that all Ugandan travelers have to obtain in order to visit Vietnam.

In the other hand, Uruguayan citizens will not need Vietnam visa for Ugandan passengers in case they fly directly Phu Quoc Island by air and stay there less than 15 days.

How many ways to get Vietnam visa for Ugandan passengers?

Recently, there are 2 legal methods in total to gain Vietnam visa for Ugandan passengers:

This method is also a straight way, easy process to obtain both tourist and business Vietnam visa and has been valid since 2012.

First of all: fill-in your information directly at:

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.

*** Benefit: visa fee is cheaper compared to the traditional method and refundable in all cases if you are rejected by Vietnam Immigration department.

  • Apply Vietnam visa for Ugandan passengers at Embassy (traditional visa method)

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.

However, the visa fee at Embassy is expensive more than Visa on arrival and non-refundable in all case of rejections from Vietnam Embassy. This way is also limits you in tracking your Visa result because it belongs to Vietnam Government, not private service so you are unable to make a phone call or send an email to track.

Vietnam Embassy information for Ugandan passengers

Unluckily, there is no Vietnam Embassy located in the Uganda until now. Therefore, applicants can go to neighboring countries such as Tanzania to apply visa directly or sending documents out via postal service. Please find the address of Vietnam Embassy at the nearest place of your accommodation.

Vietnam Embassy in Tanzania
Address: Plot 15, Bongoyo Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Working hours: 8.30 AM-12.00 PM, 14.00 PM-17.00 PM
Phone: +255 22 266 4535

Vietnam customs that Uganda passport holders need to know

.If you bring over 5000 USD you have to declare with Vietnam Immigration department at the airport in advance. In case you do not declare, Vietnam Government has a right to take it all without returning according to Vietnam immigration law.

. Also you have to declare if you bring more than 15.000.000 VND.

. Weapon, ammunition, explosives and inflammable objects are illegal from your luggage.