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Australian Travelers: Your Go-To Guide for Vietnam Visas

Mai Anh
3 min. to read

Australia stands among Vietnam’s top 10 tourism contributors. For first-time Australian travelers, understanding Vietnam’s visa process is crucial. In this blog, we’ll explore Tourist Visas, providing essential guidance for a smooth application process. Let’s dive in with Sun Getaways Travel!

Table of contents
  1. Vietnam Visa Types
  2. Steps to Get Vietnam Visas for Australians
  3. Cost of Vietnam visa and processing time
  4. Vietnam Embassy in Australia

1. Vietnam Visa Types

Australian citizens have access to two tourist visa options for Vietnam:

  • Visa on Arrival (Single and Multiple Entry) valid for 30 days
  • E-visa (Single and Multiple Entry) valid for 90 days.

Unlocking the Door to Vietnam >>> All You Need to Know About Visas

2. Steps to Get Vietnam Visas for Australians

Vietnam provides >>> E-visa options to all nations and extends visa-free stays.

The essential requirements for applying for tourist visas to Vietnam include:

  • An Australian passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry into Vietnam, with a minimum of 2 blank pages.
  • A soft copy of your passport’s full personal details page.
  • A soft copy of your portrait.
  • An email address to receive OTP (One-Time Password) and visa results.
  • Credit card/debit card for online payments, or cash if opting for the visa-on-arrival process.
Visa on arrivalE-visa
Fill out the online application form to obtain an Approval Letter. (Australian citizens applying for Visa on Arrival should liaise with specific travel agencies authorized to issue the Approval Letter).Complete the secure online visa application form and proceed with the payment.
Receive the Approval Letter via email.Receive the E-Visa letter directly in your registered email within the designated processing time.
Upon arrival in Vietnam, present the Approval Letter, along with 2 passport-size photos, your valid passport, and the stamping fee in cash. Submit these required documents at the immigration counter to receive the visa-on-arrival stamp.Download your E-Visa letter and present it to the Vietnam Immigration Officer upon your arrival to finalize your entry into Vietnam.
When comparing the Vietnam visa processes for Australian citizens, the E-visa option emerges as the more convenient choice. With E-visa, one simply needs to apply online and present it upon arrival. On the other hand, for Visa on Arrival, individuals must first secure an Approval Letter and then complete additional paperwork at the airport upon arrival.

3. Cost of Vietnam visa and processing time

Vietnam Visas for Australian Citizens information

CostProcessing time
Single Entry25 USD
Visa on ArrivalMultiple Entry
50 USD
2 working days
(4 – 8 hours for urgent visa with extra fee)
Approval Letter15 – 65 USD/pax (varies depending on the type of visa and the quantity of applicants)
E-visaSingle Entry25 USD3 – 6 working days
Multiple Entry50 USD3 – 6 working days
In regards to time efficiency, Visa on Arrival offers a quicker option, and you can expedite the process with an urgent visa request. However, there will be an additional fee for the approval letter.

4. Vietnam Embassy in Australia

Within Australia, there are three official Vietnamese representations:

Embassy of Vietnam in Canberra

  • 6 Timbarra Crescent, O’Malley, ACT, 2606
  • +0262866059 (ext. 101/102)
  • vembassy@webone.com.au, vembassy@iinet.net.au 

Consulate General of Vietnam in Perth

  • Level 8, 16 St Georges Terrace, WA 6000 P O Box 3122 East Perth WA 6892
  • +61892211158
  • vnconsulate.perth@gmail.com 

Consulate General of Vietnam in Sydney

  • Suite 205, level 2, Edgecliff Center 203 233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff, NSW 2027
  • +0293271912, +0293272539
  • vnconsul@iinet.net.au 

You can read about Vietnam Visas for US Citizens

For Australian citizens, securing a Vietnam visa is straightforward. Explore our Vietnam tour packages on the Sun Getaways Travel and contact our local consultants for assistance with your itinerary inquiries. We’re here to help!

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