A valid Vietnam visa is required for almost foreign travelers to Vietnam for any purposes from visiting their beloved to going on a business trip or leisure vacation. Fortunately, it is much easier these days for foreign passport holders to apply for visa to Vietnam as there are two available ways to go about this matter:
Apply for a visa at Vietnam Embassy; OR
Apply for a visa on arrival.
Applicants may choose one of the two options above to apply for their visas to Vietnam. But, please keep in mind that these two options for visa application are quite different in terms of application procedure and applicable applicants. While all travelers can apply for a visa at Vietnam Embassy, only those who travel to Vietnam by air can apply for a visa on arrival.
However, visa on arrival is not available for all those who travel to Vietnam by air and the required documents to apply for a visa on arrival may vary from nationality to nationality.
Please kindly check the list below and see if visa on arrival is available for your nationality and what you need to provide us to apply for a visa on arrival.
Vietnam Visa for the Australian
+ Do Australian passport holders need visa to Vietnam?
+ Yes, Visa is required for citizens of Australian to visit Vietnam.
There are 2 ways to apply Vietnam Visa for the Australia citizens: Apply Vietnam Visa on Arrival or apply Visa at Vietnamese Embassy.
1. Applying Vietnam Visa online (Vietnam Visa on arrival)
For those who live far from Vietnam Embassy in Australia and do not wish to send away their passport, Vietnam visa on arrival is a best choice. Instead of getting visa directly at Vietnam Embassy, you will end up picking up your visa at one of Vietnam International Airports.
How to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival?
You apply Vietnam Visa Online in website www.vietnam-immigration.net by filling your necessary information in the online form. You can do it easily, simply from everywhere around the world which have Internet, Wireless 3G Mobile Connections.
Processing time: You will get confirmation letter in 1-2 working hours to know the status of your Online Application. Normally you receive an Approval Letter within 2 working days.
In emergency we can proceed your Visa from 30 minutes to 4 hours. You receive an approval letter via email before boarding the plane. As soon as arriving at the airports in Vietnam you have the stamped Visa. If you require we are ready to support you at the airport.
How about Service Fee?
2. Applying Visa at Vietnamese Embassy or Vietnamese Consulate
You must to contact with The Vietnam Embassy in Australian for the visa application (address shown below).
This way is inconvenient; we do suggest you apply visa on arrival as the best choice.
Required paperwork: An Australian passport with at least 6 months validity, 2 passport-sized photos, stamping fees (varied from embassy to embassy)
Processing time: 5-7 working days. But, this way is rather complicated and maybe failed because of missing passport, important documents.
Vietnamese Embassy’s addresses in your country are below:
Vietnamese Embassy in Canberra
Address: 6 Timbarra, Crescent, O'Malley, ACT 2606 ,Australia
Phone: 61-2-6286 6059, 6290 1556, 6290 1894, 6286 6267
Fax: 61-2-6286 4534
Web Site: http://www.vietnamembassy.org.au/
Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 -12:30 and 13:30-16:00
Vietnamese Consulate in New South Wales
Address: Suite205, Level 2, Edgecliff Centre, 203-233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff,New South Wales 2027.
Phone: (02) 9327 1912 / 9327 2539
Fax: (02) 9328 1653
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9h00 -12h30 13h30-16h00