The Vietnamese government has made it easier for Tanzanian citizens to get Vietnam visa Tanzania thanks to the launch of an online visa system known as Vietnam visa on arrival.

The presence of Vietnam visa on arrival (Vietnam VOA)

Back in 2000, Vietnamese Immigration authorities - Ministry of Public Security formally authorized and released a new type of visa for foreign tourists who come to Vietnam for various reasons such as taking a trip, doing business, or visiting relatives, etc. This solution is a legitimate administrative procedure which performs an important part in developing the global integration pattern between Vietnam and numerous countries all over the world.

This visa system lets citizens from other regions legally register online for a Vietnam visa application quickly from their area or anywhere else with an Internet connection without having to drive to the embassy of the nation which they are taking a trip to.

Vietnam visa requirements for Tanzanian citizens

Although the process of applying for a Vietnam VOA is quite simple; Tanzanian passport holders still need to meet these regular requirements if you would like to successfully get a visa to Vietnam only via the Internet:

  • Vietnam visa on arrival is applicable for traveling by air only, and you will have your visa stamped when you arrive at Vietnam airports.
  • Your original passport must have a validity of more than six months from the travel date.
  • The procedures of getting visa on arrival in Vietnam

    Tanzanians can find a 3rd party such as Greenvisa LTC to help you complete the procedure and avoid wasting your valuable time. You will be required to fill in your information in the application form first and then make payment for the service. Greenvisa approves all kinds of bank card, including Paypal. You will have to wait for two days or just four hours depending on which service you choose to obtain a Vietnam approval letter sent through your email. Before getting on the plane, you need to print the PDF file of the approval letter and carry two passport photos for the following step.  When arriving at the arrival airports in Vietnam, you will be required to show all of the related documents you prepared to the officers of the Immigration Department and pay some cash for the Vietnam visa stamp fee. You will get your visa stamped after hearing the officers call out your name. This final step generally takes about 15 minutes or more.

    Obtain a Vietnam Embassy visa in a traditional way

    In order to ensure that you acquire a visa to Vietnam before getting on the plane and avoid being rejected at the Vietnam international airport, you can get a Vietnam visa at the Embassy of Vietnam in Tanzania. Regardless of which Vietnam Embassy you submit the visa application in, all criteria is exactly the same in each embassy. You can send your passport and relevant documents directly to the embassy or by post. The Embassy of Vietnam will need five business days or more to process your visa. Though this way of getting a visa is time-consuming and demands your presence; it makes sure that you certainly own your Vietnam visa before coming to the Vietnam. More importantly, you will involve less trouble in at the airfields.

    Detailed contact information of Vietnam Embassy at Tanzania

  • City: Tanzania
  • Address: Plot 478 - Kawe Low Density P.O Box: 9724, Dares Salaam - Tanzania
  • Phone: 255-22-2781330
  • Fax: 255-22-2781336
  • Website:
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
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