Vietnam Visa for Australians

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Dustin Kemp

Last Updated: March 4, 2024

Do Australians need a visa for Vietnam?

Yes, Australian citizens require a visa to enter Vietnam. There are no visa exemptions for short stays as is the case with some other nationalities.

Vietnam Visa for Australians
Vietnam visa for Australians. Photo by wideeyedtours

What types of Vietnam visas are available to Australians?

Australian citizens have access to both e-visa and visa on arrival options, along with a variety of other special visa categories. For detailed insights on the available types, please see the table provided below.

Visa TypePurposeDuration(s)
E-visaTourism, quick business1 month, 3 months
Visa on arrivalTourism, quick business1 month, 3 months
Business visaBusinessUp to 5 years with TRC
Student visaStudyDepends on course duration

To apply for visa on arrival, you’ll need to pay a visit to a Vietnamese embassy. The Vietnamese embassies in Australia are at:

  • Sydney. Address is Suite 205, Level 2, Edgecliff Centre 203 – 233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff, Nsw 2027.
  • Perth. Address is Level 8, 16 St Georges Terrace, Wa 6000 P O Box 3122 East Perth Wa 6892.
  • Canberra. Address is 6 Timbarra Crescent, ​O’Malley, Act, 2606, Australia.

For inquiries about business and student visas, reaching out to a Vietnamese visa agent is recommended. For information on e-visas and visas on arrival, continue reading.

How much is a Vietnam visa for Australians?

The cost of securing a Vietnam visa for Australians varies based on the visa category and processing duration. Applying for a single entry e-Visa through the official website of Vietnam’s e-Visa program is priced at $25 USD, which is roughly equivalent to 38 Australian dollars. Below, a table provides a breakdown of e-Visa fees, covering both longer durations and multiple-entry visas. It’s important to note that these fees are approximate and subject to change.

One MonthSingle-Entry25 USD (38 AUS)
One MonthMultiple-Entry50 USD (74 AUS)
Three MonthsSingle-Entry25 USD (38 AUS)
Three MonthsMultiple-Entry50 USD (74 AUS)

For those seeking extra convenience, utilizing the services of a Vietnamese visa agent is an option. These agents can facilitate the visa application process or arrange a pre-approval letter for a visa on arrival, though their services come at an additional cost beyond the basic e-Visa charge.

What are the requirements to get a Vietnam visa for Australians?

Prior to submitting a visa application, ensure you have:

  • An Australian passport that remains valid for a minimum of six months beyond your intended entry date.
  • A minimum of two blank pages available in your passport.

For an e-visa application:

  • Fill out the application form available on the official Vietnam immigration website.
  • Have digital copies of a passport-style photo and the bio page of your passport ready for upload.
  • Ensure you have a Visa or Mastercard ready with sufficient funds to cover the online payment fee.

For obtaining a visa on arrival:

  • Secure a VOA approval letter either from the Vietnamese consulate or through a visa service agent.
  • Carry the necessary visa fee in US dollars.
  • Bring along two passport-sized photographs.

How to get a Vietnam visa for Australians: a step-by-step process

Step 1. Decide on the Visa Type: Choose the visa that best suits your travel plans.

Step 2. Prepare Required Documents: Gather all necessary documentation listed above.

Step 3. Apply for the Visa:

  • For an e-Visa, apply online through the official Vietnam Immigration website.
  • For other visas, apply at the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in Australia, or consider using a visa agent for convenience.

Step 4. Pay the Visa Fee: Complete the payment process as instructed.

Step 5. Receive Your Visa: Collect your visa from the embassy/consulate or download it if you applied for an e-Visa.

How long does it take to get a Vietnam visa for Australians?

  • E-Visa: Typically processed within 3 business days.
  • Embassy Application: May take 5-7 business days, depending on the type of visa and processing time selected.

Note: Processing times can be longer during Vietnamese public holidays or due to high demand.

Insider tips on getting a Vietnam visa for Australians

  • Apply for your visa well in advance of your intended travel date to avoid any delays.
  • Ensure your passport has at least two blank pages for the visa stamp.
  • Double-check all your application details for accuracy to prevent delays.

Yes, Australians need a visa even for a short stay in Vietnam.

No, for a 6-month stay, you are required to leave Vietnam upon the expiry of your initial visa, secure a new visa from outside the country, and subsequently re-enter to complete your intended duration of stay.

Go online to the official site of Vietnamese immigration, fill out an application, and make the online payment. The e-visa should be processed in 3-5 business days. Make sure not to use any other sites to apply for your Vietnam e-visa, as there are lots of fake websites impersonating immigration.

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Dustin Kemp
Content Writer - Vietnam Is Awesome
Dustin moved to Ho Chi Minh City in 2014 and quickly fell in love with the culture and people of Vietnam. He brings his passion to his writing and planning as the Content Manager at Vietnam Is Awesome.

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