3 Must-know options to get Vietnam visa for Australian passport holders

A Vietnam visa is required for all Australian citizens traveling to Vietnam regardless of their stay in Vietnam. There are currently 3 ways of applying for a Vietnam visa for Australians, of which the traditional ones are to apply in person at Vietnam Embassy and to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival and the very new way is to apply for e-visa to Vietnam.

How to get Vietnam visa for Australian

1. Apply a Vietnam visa for Australian in Vietnam Embassy

For this type of application, applicants will have to come to the nearest Embassy to complete the procedures. In regard to documents, for Vietnam visa application in Vietnam Embassy, original passport of 6 months’ validity, accurate information in a visa application form and attached with a passport- sized photo will be required. Please check out information of address and contact details of Vietnam embassies in Australia as follow:

Address: 6 Timbarra Crescent, O’Malley, ACT, 2606
Tel: (612) – 6286 6059
Fax: (612) – 6286 4534
Email: [email protected] | [email protected]

Address: Suite 205, level 2, Edgecliff Centre 203 – 233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff, NSW 2027
Tel: (612) – 9327 2539
Fax: (612) – 9328 1653
Email: [email protected]

Address: 8th Floor, No.16, St.Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Tel: (+61) 8 9221 1158
Fax: (+61) 8 9225 6881
Email: [email protected] | [email protected]

2. Applying for Vietnam visa on arrival

If you want to enjoy its convenience, simplicity, fast processing and time saving, it is good to know that Australian passport holders can apply visa online in Australia. Australians who take a flight to Vietnam are allowed to use visa on arrival to enter Vietnam through any of 5 international airports in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa and Ho Chi Minh City. All we have to do is to experience 3 simple actions including summit application online, get approval letter via email and get full visa stamped at Vietnam arrival airports.

Firstly, get access to https://booking.vietnam-visa.com/step1.html, and fulfill the application including minimum required information such as full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, date of arrival and type of visa.

After around working 2 days if applying for tourist visa, normal service, the visa approval letter will be sent back via email. Then applicants will be guide to print out the letter together with the attached Vietnamese visa application form (formerly known as Entry and Exit Form).

Finally, showing these forms, original passport as well as photos and paying cash for stamping fee there to get visa stamped by Immigration Officer.

A Vietnam visa on arrival only consists of service fee and stamping fee so please carefully consider before choosing the best, convenient method for yourself.

3. Applying for Vietnam e-visa

This option is available from mid January 2018, in which the Australians who need visa to Vietnam will access to website of Vietnam Immigration Department, submit information to apply, pay for visa fee and get visa approved online. Normally, this process takes you 3 working days. But in case their application is refused, no refund shall be made.
Big notes for this type of visa are that:

  • it is for those traveling to Vietnam for leisure only;
  • it is valid for 30 days at maximum; and
  • it is for single entry only.

These are 3 ways to obtain a Vietnam visa for Australians. Remember to get it at least 3 days prior to your departure to Vietnam. Hope your preparation will be smooth as best as it can for the awesome coming Vietnam trip.