This info is for traders and business men/women that want to import goods and different items from Vietnam which they want to resell in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general. Its sad that most African countries import almost everything, especially West Africa where I come from. I hope our leaders wake up before it is too late. Not just the politicians, the youths have roles to play too. Most of the factories in Asia are owned by private individuals like you and me, but we need government support in areas like steady electricity, good roads, cheap bank loans etc.
THE VISA PROCESS/REQUIREMENT: As a Nigerian who wants to travel to Vietnam to buy things especially clothes, shoes etc, to get Vietnam visa a Vietnam based company MUST send you Visa Invitation/Approval Letter which you will take to the Vietnamese embassy in ABUJA to get your visa. The Vietnam based company will process the visa in Vietnam with their company documents, they will write that you are one of their customers coming to Vietnam to buy goods, it takes between 5 to 7 days to process the visa in Vietnam. Once the visa is approved in Vietnam, the Vietnam contact will mail you copy of the visa approval letter which you will take to Vietnam embassy to collect your visa. Once you arrive at the Vietnam embassy you submit the visa approval letter together with your passport, within 2 hours the visa will be stamped on your passport.
Address: No 9 River Niger street, Off Danube street, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
AIRLINE: Many airlines go to Vietnam from Nigeria, there is Turkish Airways, Emirates, Ethihad Airways etc. Personally I prefer Emirates Airlines though some people say Emirates is expensive but to me it is worth it because their service is second to none.
AIRFARE: Airfare changes almost everyday like forex, it depends on what time or season you are travelling. At the moment airfare from West Africa to Vietnam is about $1,200, some airlines charge lower while some charge higher. So to know the exact cost of airfare just go to any travel agency in your city or you check online.
HOTELS: Hotels are extremely cheap in Vietnam. There are many 3 star hotels for $20 per night. My preferred hotels are Hotel Tien Phu, Ngoc Hoi. Contact me for more hotel names and their contact details.
TAXIS: Most Vietnam Taxis do not speak English, your hotel or travel agent should be the one to arrange taxi for you. In Vietnam I have only 2 taxi drivers that speak English. Every taxi has a meter so there is no cheating.
If you want to buy or source items directly from Manufacturers, warehouses, wholesalers etc just let me know, i will connect you to some trusted contacts on ground in Vietnam. During my first visit to Vietnam I wasted lots of money to so called agents bc i was a novice then. For instance, the first agent i worked with was charging me 50 cents per whatever item i bought. For example, lets say he took me to a shop where i bought 200 pairs of shoes, i paid him 50 US cents times by 200. You do the maths. Same thing is applicable to other items, he gets 50 cents per item. Later on i met some nice guys who are ready to help with very little fee. With me you wont make the same mistakes I made. Just mention what items you want to buy, i have boys that will take you shopping for days or weeks, when you are done shopping you give them whatever fee you feel comfortable with. truth is, if you treat them well next time they will be happy to assist/shop with you, but if you are stingy next time they wont mind you. Remember the saying, one good turn deserves another.
WHAT NIGERIANS USUALLY SHIP FROM VIETNAM: When it comes to highest quality clothes/shoes at the cheapest prices no country comes close to Vietnam. Vietnam is the number one choice for anything FASHION. I have imported clothes/shoes from many countries like Hong Kong, China, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, India etc before i settled with Vietnam. These are some of the items you could import from Vietnam and make good money in Nigeria; clothes, shoes, football, tiles, furniture, bullet proof doors, sanitary wares, diapers, energy bulbs, aluminum products etc.
PERSONAL ADVISE: I want to give personal advise as a Nigerian brother. Brothers, if you plan going to Vietnam or Asia to buy or sell drugs please stop now because there is 99% chance you will be caught. If you are on Facebook, open the Facebook page of Cambodia or Vietnam Drug Law enforcement agency, you will see the sheer number of our brothers serving different jail terms in Vietnam and Cambodia. So many of them are serving 35 years in prison.
If there’s any info I didn’t remember today I will add later. I will add some videos and other info later as I am very busy today. Stay safe and best regards.