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Do Kenyan citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

Yes, kenya passport holders need a visa to Visit Vietnam.

Vietnam Visa Requirement for Kenyan

Ø  Capital: Nairobi

Ø  Currency: Kenyan shilling

Ø  Country code: 254

Ø  Official language: Swahili Language, English Language

We wish to notify that you have to apply for a Vietnam visa to enter Vietnam if you are a Kenya passport holder.



1/      Passport

The passport of applicants should satisfy following requirements

-       Have at least 2 blank pages to get visa stamp and seal at Vietnam international airports

-       Have at least 6 month validity counted from your date of arrival to Vietnam


Kenyan passport visa online vietnam

Kenya passport


2/      Stamp Visa at Vietnam international airport


Kenya passport holder can use their Visa to enter Vietnam, passenger can stamp visa at one of Vietnam international airport gates such as Noi Bai, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Tan Son Nhat

To stamp Visa at the airport, passenger should prepare the following documents:

-       Visa Approval Letter by Vietnam Immigration Department

-       Immigration Form

-       Passport and remaining  term of over 6 months, with at least 2 blank pages

-       2 4x6 photos with white background

-       Fee for Visa stamped


When clients choose visa on arrival and get visa stamping at Vietnam's international airports are you afraid of having  problems at the airport for stamping visa such as be bothered or made difficult by airport security or no one assists procedures for visa stamping at the Vietnamese international airports or could be denied visa stamping and rejected for entry?


You can choose our fast track service to have quick support for stamping visa at Vietnam airports. To know more, you can click: HERE


We affirm that there is no client who has ever been denied stamping visa or refused entry to Vietnam by Vietnam international airport security if getting visa approval letter from our company. Clients must follow our step-by-step instructions to enter Vietnam normally. You can take our fast track service into your consideration to avoid any problem with visa procedure or airport security to have best time for your trip.


In addition to fee for Visa dispatch, passenger must also pay fee for Visa stamped as follows:


Kinds of visa on arrival

Stamping fee/pax (USD)

1 month single


1 month multiple


3 months single


3 months multiple


6 months multiple


1 year multiple





3/      Entry Visa for Turkey people


According to the regulations of the government of Vietnam, Vietnam Immigration Department, all the citizens of the countries in the world and the Kenya passport holders can apply visa to enter Vietnam.

We can apply for entry Visas for Kenya people including 1-month type (one time or many times), 3-month type (one time or many times), 06-month or 1-year type (many times)

Kenya people can apply for Visa on arrival Vietnam for purposes such as tourism, trade, work, relative visit, medical treatment, marriage, etc.

 Visa on arrival for kenyan

Approval Letter Visa Vietnam For Kenya


a/.     Procedures for tourism visa and relative visit Visa:

-       Scan passport surface and send email to us

-       Expected Date of Entry to and expected Date of Exit from Vietnam

-       Place of stamping Visa: Any international airport in Vietnam or Vietnam embassy passenger wants to go to stamp Visa

-       Time for obtaining Visa: 5-7 working days,


b/.     Procedures for trade Visa:

To apply for trade Visa, passenger must have a Company in Vietnam agreed to guarantee and sign documents as required by Vietnam Immigration Department, procedures for trade Visa are as follows:

-       Firstly, passenger must scan documents and information then send email to us: Passport surface of Kenya person and scan business registration certificate of Vietnamese Company, Expected Date of Entry and Place of stamping Visa.

-       Then, we will prepare dossiers then send back for Vietnamese Company to print and seal and Director to sign. Then, that Company will send dossier set back to us.

-       After Visa completed, we will send it to you and provide instructions for use to stamp Visa in international airport in Vietnam.

-       Time for obtaining trade Visa is normally 4 working days.


c/.     Procedures for work Visa in Vietnam:

Procedures for work Visa are the same as trade Visa. To apply for work Visa, passenger must have work permit in Vietnam; otherwise, passenger can only apply for trade or tourism Visa.



  1. Passenger does not have a Company in Vietnam agreed to guarantee, please let us know so we can handle trade visa in our way
  2. Time for tourism or trade Visa for Kenya people can be faster than 5 days; Or Visa can be obtained urgently in 01, 02 days but passenger must pay extra fee.
  3. Dossier set submitted by us to apply for Visa is irrevocable so at that time passenger must still pay fee as normal
  4. In case Visa cannot be obtained by our fault, we will: redo or correct free of charge or refund as required by passenger
  5. When obtaining Visa, passenger can fly or travel by road or waterway from Kenya or from other countries to Vietnam




 4/           Where passenger can apply for Vietnam Entry Visa?


-       Kenya people can apply for Entry Visa online on our website or via email to us.

-       Passenger can go to the Embassy and apply for visa at Vietnam Embassy in Kenya or Vietnam Embassy in another country.



5/          List of countries exempt from visa to enter Vietnam





Term of residence



less than 30 days


less than 30 days


less than 30 days


less than 30 days


less than 30 days


less than 21 days


less than 15 days

South Korea

less than 15 days



less than 15 days


less than 15 days


less than 15 days


less than 15 days


less than 15 days

United Kingdom

less than 15 days


less than 15 days


less than 15 days


less than 15 days



 6/         Visa form


Kenya passport holder can fill out information for Visa in form HERE or download this Vietnam Visa Application Form to fill out then send email to us to:


Entry and Exit Form (Form to fill out immigration information at Vietnam International Airports), passenger should prepare this form before entering Vietnam to save time at the counter for Visa stamping procedures and immigration procedures.



7/           How to obtain Vietnam Entry Visa for Kenya passport holder?


There are two ways Kenya passport holder can apply for Vietnam Entry Visa:


Apply for Vietnam visa online:

a/.     Stamp visa when entering any international border in Vietnam:


This is the simplest and fastest way for Kenya passport holder. To apply for visa online, passenger can visit our website or send email to us, after 5-7 working days, passenger will receive visa dispatch issued by Vietnam Immigration Department.


 b/.       Stamp visa at Vietnam Embassy in Turkey or another country with Vietnam Embassy

To apply for visa online and stamp visa at Vietnam Embassy, passenger must send us address of Vietnam Embassy passenger wants to go to stamp visa. After visa is completed and sent to the passenger, passenger must follow our instructions to stamp visa




 8/           Vietnam visa extension for Kenya passport holder


According to the provisions of the Government of Vietnam, foreigners in general and Kenya passport holders in particular are only allowed to stay in Vietnam for 06 maximum continuous months.


If passenger has visa expired without further extension, passenger will be punished due to overdue visa, can be deported from Vietnam and listed on the entry blacklist.


Passenger entering at Tan Son Nhat border gate in Ho Chi Minh City, Moc Bai border gate Tay Ninh Province will easily extend and save cost than Noi Bai Hanoi or Da Nang, Nha Trang.


Procedures for Vietnam visa extension for Kenya people with the purpose of tourism, trade, work, relative visit are as follows:

 Tourism visa extension:

-       Valid passport and visa

-       01 4x6 photo with white background

-       Residence certificate by local public security.

-       Visa extension period is 5 working days


Trade visa extension:

-       Valid passport and visa

-       Guarantee company dossier in Vietnam

-       NA5 form sealed by the Company in Vietnam

-       01 4x6 photo with white background

-       Residence certificate by local public security.

-       Visa extension period is 5 working days


Work visa extension:

-       Valid passport and visa

-       Guarantee company dossier in Vietnam

-       NA5 form sealed by the Company in Vietnam

-       Valid original work permit

-       01 4x6 photo with white background

-       Residence certificate by local public security.

-       Visa extension period is 5 working days

-       Visa extension period will depend on the remaining term of work permit. 

 Some notes on visa extension:

-       Visa extension procedures depend on the purpose of the latest entry visa

-       Vietnam border gate where passenger enters will determine extension cost

-       The latest date of entry will impact significantly on extension cost

-       Passenger should provide us with number of extensions and places of extension.

-       Normally visa may be extended only up to 3 months, but with trade visa, work visa we can extend up to 06 months or 1 year



9/        Apply for work permit in Vietnam for Kenya people


Before entering Vietnam, passenger should prepare some paperwork in advance to apply for work permit in Vietnam as follows:

-       University degree,

-       Certificate of work experience above 03 years,

-       Criminal Record Check in that country,

-       Certificate of Marriage if any,

-       Child (ren)’s Birth Certificate if any.

All these papers must be certified by The Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If these papers are issued by the Government or Companies in another country, they must be consularly legalized under the government of that country.

Maximum term of work permit as prescribed is 02 years.

For more details on work permit, please see more here: work permit in Vietnam

 work permit vietnam for kenyan

Work Permit In Vietnam For Kenya


 10/          Apply for 02-year temporary residence card for Turkey people


Typically, temporary residence card is issued for the term of work permit up to 02 years. If passenger is named in the Business Registration Certificate and contributes shares to invest in Vietnam, 3-year temporary residence card can be obtained.

Temporary residence card is a form of long-term visa. In case of obtaining temporary residence card, passenger may stay in Vietnam continuously for a long time under the term of temporary residence card.

03-year temporary residence card for kenya

Temporary residence card Vietnam for Kenyan pasport


Procedures for applying for temporary residence card:

-       Original passport and valid visa

-       02 2x3 photos with white background

-       Guarantee company dossier

-       Forms sealed and signed by the Company

-       Original work permit

-       Residence certificate by local public security

-       Time for obtaining temporary residence card is 5-7 working days

If passenger is followed by spouse and children, passenger must apply for relative visit visa for spouse and children first so that they can enter Vietnam with this relative visit visa then after their entry in Vietnam, apply for temporary residence card for those spouse and children.

In the dossier set to apply for temporary residence card for those spouse and children, passenger must supplement certificate of marriage and birth certificate translated and notarized.



 11/         Apply for 05-year visa exemption certificate for a spouse married Vietnamese


In order to apply for 05-year visa exemption certificate, an Kenya person must marry Vietnamese and obtain Certificate of Marriage issued by the Government of Vietnam or another country.


After obtaining 05-year visa exemption certificate, each time passenger enters will be exempt from visa up to 06 months. After this 06-month visa expired, passenger must exit from Vietnam or extend visa if wishing to stay in Vietnam for another time, maximum extension time each is 03 months.



 12/            Apply for 03-year temporary residence card according to the spouse with Vietnamese


If a Kenya person has Certificate of Marriage with Vietnamese, passenger can apply for 03-year temporary residence card. When obtaining this 03-year temporary residence card, passenger can stay in Vietnam for 03 maximum continuous years under the term of the card without exit or visa extension. However, the purpose of this temporary residence card is to visit relative so passenger must still obtain work permit to work in Vietnam.


Procedures for applying for 03-year temporary residence card according to the spouse are as follows:

Step1: Apply for relative visit visa so that a foreigner can enter Vietnam with this relative visit visa

Step 2: The foreigner who entered Vietnam should prepare the following:

-       Original passport and valid visa denoted as TT

-       Forms as required by Vietnam Immigration Department certified by local public security

-       02 2x3 photos with white background

-       Certificate of Marriage, Family Household Book, ID Card of Vietnamese duplicated notarized

-       Residence certificate by local public security

-       Photo of relative visit visa


Do you have any question about making Vietnam visa, residence card or work permit for Kenya citizen? Please Contact Us




Comments + Q&A
Visa approval letter
HelloI am Ghana citizens, i am living in Kenya.Please can I use this visa approval letter to collect the physical visa on my passport at the Vietnam embassy ; instead of collection on arrival.
Kindly advice , I am an intending customer . wishes to know more about your services .Thanks
Dear John,

Thanks for your email

Yes, for Vietnam visa, you can get it at Vietnam Embassy in foreign country

Can you tell us your nationality so that we can consult you better?
Morning, Hope you are well. I’d like to travel to Vietnam during the summer this year and wanted to find out what the tourist visa requirements are? I am a Kenyan passport holder and I currently work in China so I would be applying from here. Please let me know so that I can make arrangements. Thanks,
Dear Keru,

Warmest Greetings from Vietnam Visa Online!

Could I take this opportunity to introduce myself as Jessica Lee, the team support of

I am writing to you to confirm that we have received your visa application form

Kenyan is listed as limited nationality when applying Vietnam visa. You can see the list of limited countries at:

Because the rules cause the difficulty and more requirement so it takes time, effort and fee to make visa for Kenyan passport holder.. This is also why the fee to make visa for you is more expensive than other unlimited countries like UK, Canada, Germany, America, etc. It costs US$ 150/person to make one month single entry (valid in 21 days) and US$ 25 for visa stamping fee

You also need to send us following documents

- Your scanned colour passport
- Your hotel booking, return flight ticket, and traveling schedule in Vietnam

- It takes 5 working days to get approval visa.

You can click this link for payment: or have a look at this link for other payment methods:

We are looking forward to hearing from you
Good day ,hope you doing well ,you made to me normal visa last February ,but I want to get Vietnam visa by urgent ,can make it to me cause my flight is tonight ,so I arrive tomorrow morning to HCMC ,I have Kenyan passport and living in USA ( green card )holder ,so do think I can get the visa until tomorrow,?I appreciate your efforts,waiting your reply as soon as possible .
Dear Dr Ahmed,

Thanks for your email

For Kenyan passport holder, it is impossible to make visa at the weekend. It takes at least 4 working day to get visa issued, the fee is US$ 150

If you want to make visa, please send us your passport copy, returned flight ticket
So when you expect to get my visa cause my flight is 23,,July at 4 am from kuala lampore to HCMC ,also I can wait in hcmc airport some hours until I get the visa if you think it s possible ,I do that just to not miss my flight ,so what is your advice ??
Best regards .
Dear Dr Ahmed,

We just can make visa on Monday and send you at about 6 pm. What time will you arrive Ho Chi Minh City? If it is after 6 pm so you can get visa in time
Hey, am a Kenya Passport holder, I intend to arrive in Vietnam on 14th April 2018. I have a Company sponsoring me and processing my Business visa so that i get it on arrival. My question therefore is, how long does it take to obtain Business Visa approval letter for Kenya Citizens

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