Vietnam visa tips for Austrailians

  1. Vietnam visa requirement for Australians

All the Australia ordinary passport holders need a Vietnam visa for both tourist and business trips to stay 1/ 3 months with the tourist/business single/multiple entry visas. 

Required documents for Australia passport applicants:

Passport with a minimum 6-month validity from entry date and at least 2 blank pages

2 passport-sized photos taken within 6 months prior to the entry date

Passport validity at least 6 months

Passport validity at least 6 months

2. How to apply Vietnam visa for Australians

In the past, people often go to the Embassy to get a visa as the traditional way. Since 2007, Visa on arrival is an effective alternative.  Which is different from the others – Let’s compare

Visa type/ Terms Vietnam visa on arrival  Vietnam visa at the embassy
Issued by

Vietnam Immigration Department – 100% legal

Suitable for  Air travelers All kind of transportation
Available All-time, 24/7: Even midnight or early morning, at the weekend, public holiday On working days and working time
Requirements Online application only Original passport completed and signed application in person, sponsor letter ( for business visa)
How to submit an application  Online In-person
Interview in person No Yes
Visa fee


Approval fee – fixed ( public in a website, no hidden charges – pay online to travel agent  Approval letter: no fixed ( varying from embassy to embassy – pay in cash to the embassy
Stamping fee – fixed – pay in cash to Immigration at Vietnam airport Stamping fee – fixed – pay to the embassy
Processing time
  • Normal 2 days. urgent – 1 day, super urgent: 4 hours/ 2 hours/ 1 hour.
  • Last minutes visa: just 15 mins
Normal: 5+ days, urgent: no processing same day

Different in embassies

Check visa status Online in the website, call/chat/email the instant online support Make a phone call to the embassy, go in person to the ezmbassy
Get the visa result Via Email in person at the embassy, by post
  • Based on the customers’ feedback and our previous experience, getting the visa at Embassy may take a longer time, more procedures, and even money (approval letter fee, processing fee, shipping, and handling fee, expedited services, etc. – vary from embassy to embassy).
  • If you go to Vietnam by AIR, Vietnam visa on arrival, is the easiest, fastest, and cheapest way to get a visa for Vietnam for Australia with few simple steps below:
Visa counter where application will get visa stamped at the airport

Visa counter where the applicant will get visa stamped at the Vietnam airport

  • Submit the Visa application form and process payment
  • Get visa approval letter via email and print it out
  • Get visa stamped at arrival at Vietnam airport.


Getting a trip to Vietnam we recommend planning your trip to the airport in advance, as unexpected delays such as roadworks or poor weather can result in added stress. After you’ve booked your flights, take some time to research the best way to get to the airport within your budget. The most common options include public transport, private shuttle buses, airport parking, taxis, and rideshare services.


> Print out a copy of your booking confirmation, and keep this with you while traveling. Not only does it serve as your proof of purchase, but it will have useful information like directions and relevant phone numbers, to make life easier.

> Use an online comparison website to compare prices before booking. Just like airline tickets, the cost of parking or of shuttle buses can vary between providers

Don’t hesitate to pack your luggage, come, and discover the amazing land. For more information please visit our family website:

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