According to the Vietnamese Immigration Department’s Regulation, Australian passport holders are required Visa to enter Vietnam. There are 2 ways to get Vietnam Visa for Australian:
1/ Getting Visa from the Vietnam Embassy:
It means that you need to bring your passport and some required documents to go directly to the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate to apply for Vietnam Visa. We recommend you to make a call to the Vietnam Embassy to check carefully for the documents. Some contact details of the Vietnam Embassy below may be useful for you:
Embassy of Vietnam in Canberra, Australia
Address: 6 TimbarraCrescent, O’Malley, ACT, 2606, Australia
Phone: 612 – 6286 6059
Fax: (612) 6286 4534
Working time: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 p.m. Australian public holidays are excepted
Consulate General of Vietnam in Sydney, Australia
Address: Suite 205, level 2, Edgecliff Centre 203 – 233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff, NSW 2027
Phone: (612) 9327 2539
Fax: (612) 9328 1653
Email: [email protected]
2/ Applying for Vietnam Visa on Arrival ( Vietnam Visa Online):
2.1. General information
Since 1996, Australian citizen can get Vietnam Visa upon arrival by applying online without a required document.
The name of this visa type itself answers the question “Where to get Vietnam visa?”, since “Vietnam Visa on arrival” means “The Vietnam visa picked up upon arrival at the airport in Vietnam”.
All you need to do is to fill the application form online here, after submitting the form, you will receive the Vietnam Visa Approval Letter which is issued by The Vietnamese Immigration Department via your email. Finally, you print the letter out and use it to get Visa stamp at the Vietnam airport upon arrival.
In comparison to Vietnam Embassy visa, which requires applicants to travel back and forth to local Vietnam Embassy, the procedures to get Visa on arrival Vietnam are much easier, money savings and less time-consuming.
2.2. Legitimacy issue
Vietnam visa on arrival is legitimate and posted in Vietnam immigration laws at the official website of Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs – so it is endorsed by the Vietnamese Government. Furthermore, having been recognized by the International Air Traffic Associations, Vietnam Visa on arrival is no strange thing in tourism industry.
2.3. Processing time for Vietnam Visa on Arrival
Vietnam Visa for Australian passport holders will be process in within 1 working day only for the normal case. In the Emergency case, you can get your Visa letter within 30 minutes. The processing time is pointed out below:
- Normal case: from 1 to 2 working days
- Urgent case: within 8 working hours
- Emergency case: from 30 minutes to 4 working hours
- Holiday case: within 30 minutes ( in overworking time including weekends, public holidays)
2.4. Vietnam Visa on Arrival fees
The Vietnam Visa on Arrival includes 2 types of fee which are visa fee and stamping fee. Visa fee is the fee you pay to get the Visa Approval Letter and stamping fee is for the Visa Stamp at the Vietnam airport upon arrival. Please pay attention that the stamping fee must be paid in cash. The more applicants you apply, the lower fee you get. To check the specific fees, please click here.
2.5. The advantages of Vietnam Visa on Arrival
- No passport or document to send off
- Saving time and money: 1 working day processing, only $19 for 1 month Visa
- Quick and easy to apply
- Money back guarantee in case your Visa is denied
**Note: Before applying for Vietnam visa, make sure your passport has minimum 6 month validity.
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