[New update] Vietnam visa for Australian citizens 2019 – 2020

Australian passport holders are required a Vietnam visa if they want to enter Vietnam. What kind of visa they need to have? Read this article to have information about Vietnam visa for Australian citizens.

Do Australian citizens need to apply Vietnam visa?

Because Australia is not in Vietnam Exemption list so visa is required for citizens of Australia to visit Vietnam. There are 2 options that Australian nationals may have: Getting Vietnam visa by visiting Vietnam embassy in Australia or applying online for a visa on arrival to Vietnam in Australia.

Since 1996, all Australian citizens come to Vietnam can pick up visa at Vietnam international airports.

Do you know how to apply for a Vietnam Visa in Australia? If not, please read How to get Vietnam Visa in Australia?

How many ways are there to apply Vietnam visa for Australian citizens?

Vietnam visa for Australian citizens

Visa is required for Australian citizens to visit Vietnam. Getting a Vietnam Visa is the first thing to do when you plan to travel or to do Business in Vietnam. You can obtain your Vietnam Tourist visa or Business visa by having a valid passport stamped prior to your departure by applying to any one of the Vietnam Embassy in Australia or Vietnam Embassy worldwide. However, if your particular city does not have a Vietnamese embassy, and you wish to avoid procedural delays (4 to 10 days), you can apply the visa via visaonlinevietnam.com or visavietnamonline.org from Australia.

In conclusion, there are 2 ways to apply Vietnam visa for Australian citizens:

Applying Vietnam visa for Australian citizens at Vietnam Embassy

If you want to apply for visa from Vietnam Embassy, please check out the address of Vietnam Embassy in Austrlia from our website.

Vietnam Embassy in Australia

  • Add: 6 Timbarra Cresent, O’Malley, ACT, Canberra 2606, Australia.
  • Tel: +61-2-62866059/62901556
  • Fax: +61-2-62864534
  • Email: vembassy@webone.com.au

Vietnam Consulate in Australia

  • Add: Suite 205, Level 2 Edgecliff Centre 203 – 233 New South Head, Road Edgecliff – NSW 2027
  • Tel: +61-2-932 72 539/932 71 912
  • Fax : +61-2-932 81 653
  • Email: vnconsul@iinet.net.au; info@vnconsulate.org.au

Vietnam visa for Australian citizens

Note:

  • You need to prepare some documents such as your Australian passport with at least 6 months validity and 2 blanked left pages, 2 passport-sized photos, stamping fees.
  • Processing time: 5-7 working days
  • For those living far away from the Vietnam Embassy and do not want to lose the documents (passport, money or documents) by postal mail or traffic jam once visiting Vietnam Embassy, they can apply for Vietnam visa on arrival. Instead of getting visa directly at Vietnam Embassy, you can let a visa agent apply Vietnam Visa Online for you and you will pick up your visa at one of Vietnam International Airports.

Stamping Vietnam Visa at Vietnam international airport

You can only get your visa stamped at Vietnam international airport when using Visa on Arrival. After having the approval letter, passenger can stamp visa at one of Vietnam international airport gates.

Ports of entry that permit the use of a Vietnam visa on arrival for Australian citizens

International airport

  • Noi Bai International Airport (Ha Noi)
  • Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong)
  • Da Nang International Airport
  • Cam Ranh International Airport (Khanh Hoa)
  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Can Tho International Airport
  • Phu Bai International Airport
  • Phu Quoc International Airport

Vietnam visa for Australian citizens

Passenger should prepare the following documents to stamp Visa at the airport:

  • Visa Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department (which had been sent to your email)
  • Immigration Form
  • Passport and remaining period of over 6 months, with at least 2 blank pages
  • Two 4×6 photos with white background, taken within 6 months and without glasses
  • Stamping fee

Are you afraid of having trouble at the airport for stamping visa such as be bothered or made difficulty by airport security or no one assists procedures for visa stamping at the Vietnamese international airports or could be denied visa stamping and rejected for entry? We recommend you to use FAST TRACK service with quick support for stamping visa at Vietnam airports, or some extra services are available when you apply online as CAR PICK UP, BOOKING HOTEL, BOOKING TOUR,…

You can refer to Vietnam visa fees in Australia to know Visa Fee and refer Vietnam Visa Price for service fee information.

Applying Vietnam visa on Arrival, you can get your Vietnam visa in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Cairns, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra or any cities in Australia. Let’s apply visa at visaonlinevietnam.com!

Vietnam Visa for Australian citizens to work

If Australian citizens want to work in Vietnam in a long time, they can not apply for tourism Vietnam Visa, they need Visa to work, this is also a permission that allows them to work in Vietnam.

Vietnam visa for Australian citizens

Vietnam Visa for Australian citizens to work can be noted something:

  1. Whoever does not have a Company in Vietnam agreed to guarantee, please let Visa Agent know so they can handle trade visa instead.
  2. Dossier set submitted to apply for Visa is irrevocable so at that time travelers must still pay fee as normal
  3. In case Visa cannot be obtained by visa agent’s fault, they will: redo or correct free of charge or refund as required by passenger
  4. When obtaining Visa, applicants can fly or travel by road or waterway from Australia or from other countries to Vietnam.

Vietnam visa extension for Australian citizens

Provisions of the Government of Vietnam published that foreigners in general and Australian nationals in particular are only allowed to stay in Vietnam for 6 maximum continuous months. That means if passenger has visa expired without further extension, passenger will be punished due to overdue visa, can be deported from Vietnam and listed on the entry blacklist.

When you enter Vietnam Tan Son Nhat border gate in Ho Chi Minh City, Moc Bai border gate Tay Ninh Province, you will easily extend your visa and save cost than Noi Bai border gate in Hanoi or Da Nang and Nha Trang.

Procedures for Vietnam Visa extension for Australian citizens with the purpose of trade, tourism, and work are different, as follows:

Trade visa extension for Australian Citizens

  • Your valid passport and visa
  • NA5 form sealed by the Company in Vietnam
  • Guarantee company dossier in Vietnam
  • One 4×6 photo with white background, taken within 6 months and without wearing glasses.
  • Residence certificate by local public security.
  • Visa extension period is 5 working days

Vietnam visa for Australian citizens

Tourism visa extension for Australian Citizens

  • Your valid passport and visa
  • One 4×6 photo with white background, taken within 6 months and without wearing glasses.
  • Residence certificate by local public security.
  • Visa extension period is 5 working days

Work visa extension for Australian Citizens

  • Your valid passport and visa
  • Valid original work permit
  • Visa extension period is 5 working days
  • Guarantee company dossier in Vietnam
  • NA5 form sealed by the Company in Vietnam
  • One 4×6 photo with white background, taken within 6 months and without wearing glasses.
  • Residence certificate by local public security
  • Visa extension period will depend on the remaining term of work permit.

Some notes on visa extension:

  • Procedures of Visa extension depend on your purpose of the latest entry visa
  • Vietnam border gate where travelers enters will determine extension cost
  • The latest date of entry will impact substantial on extension cost
  • Travelers should provide visa agent with number of extensions and places of extension.

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