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[Vietnam visa 2021] – Vietnam Tourist Visa For Australians – Detailed Guide For Applying Vietnam Tourist Visa

After opening the e-visa policy for Australian citizens, more and more Australian tourists coming to Vietnam for tourism. So, what do Australian citizens need to prepare to be able to apply for a Vietnam visa? How does Vietnam visa procedure for Australians work? How long it take to get the result? Please see the detailed information as below.

  1. Australian citizens can apply for Vietnam e-visa from 2017

At the end of 2017, the Immigration Department of Vietnam proposed and get approved the new decree by the government. Accordingly, 6 countries have been added to the list of countries that can apply for Vietnam electronic visas, including Australia. As such, Australian citizens can apply for an e-visa online and use it to conveniently enter Vietnam.

Vietnamese e-visas for Australians include visas for travel purposes and visas for business purposes. Each e-visa will be valid for 1 time only with a maximum stay of 30 days. Therefore, Australians wishing to visit Vietnam for short-term travel (less than 30 days) will be very convenient when they can now apply for an electronic visa.

To apply for an electronic visa, Australian citizens need to prepare 2 documents: a copy of passport and a digital photo. Both passports and photographs should be scanned or taken clearly. To apply for an electronic visa to travel to Vietnam, Australian citizens need to go through the following steps:

Vietnam electronic visa application procedures for Australians and how to use electronic visa to enter Vietnam

Step 1: Click on the link below to fill out the online electronic visa application. Remember to select the correct type of visa is “evisa, 30 days single entry”

https://www.vietnamimmigration.com/apply-vietnam-visa/

Step 2: Upload your photo and passport

Step 3: Payment: After making the visa fee payment, you will receive a confirmation email, the inside has full information about your visa order and the time you will receive your visa.

Step 4: Receive electronic visa via email: Electronic visa is processed within 2 working days. You will receive the results via email so you need to enter the correct email address to receive the results. If you have not received anything after 2 business days, you can contact us directly via email info@vietnamimmigration.com to inquire about your visa status.

After receiving your e-visa, you need to check your personal information to make sure there are no errors. On the day of entry, you just need to print this electronic visa and enter Vietnam.

  1. Visa On Arrival – Another solution for Australians to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa

Australia currently has both Vietnamese embassy and consulates, however due to the geographical location and complex procedures, when the Vietnamese e-visa has not been listed, the on-arrival visa is the best choice.

Visa on arrival is the type of visa received at the airport when you come to Vietnam. Visa on arrival allows Australian citizens to enter once or multiple times, for a period of stay from 1 month to 3 months, for both tourism and commercial purposes. Therefore, Australian tourists wishing to travel long-term, or many times to Vietnam, or even short-term tourists can choose this type of visa.

To get a visa on arrival, you must prepare in advance a paper called a letter of acceptance (visa approval letter). This is a document approved by the Immigration Department of Vietnam, allowing those who have been approved to get a visa on arrival when arriving at Vietnam airport. The approval letter is applied online, and Australians do not need to provide any documents to apply for it, so it is very convenient and easy.

Procedures for obtaining Vietnam visa on arrival for Australians and how to use the approval letter to get visa at Vietnam airports

Step 1: Click the link below to apply for approval. In the visa category, there will be many options for you. Depending on your length of stay and the number of times you enter, choose the appropriate approval letter.

https://www.vietnamimmigration.com/apply-vietnam-visa/

Step 2: Payment: After making the visa fee payment, you will receive a confirmation email, the inside has full information about your visa order and the time you will receive your visa.

Step 3: Receive approval letter via email: Approval letter is processed within 2 working days. You will receive the results via email so you need to enter the correct email address to receive the results. If you have not received anything after 2 business days, you can contact us directly via email info@vietnamimmigration.com to inquire about your visa status.

Step 4: Boarding: To board the flight, you need a passport, air ticket and letter of approval (to prove you will have a visa when coming to Vietnam). You need to print the approval letter and give it to airline staff to check.

Step 5: Receive a visa at the airport: After landing at Vietnam airport, you come to the “visa on arrival” counter and submit documents to the customs officer. Documents include: Passport, approval letter, two 3×4 cm photos, visa application form (taken at the airport). After receiving your application, the customs officer will check and collect your visa fee in cash (USD 25 for one-time entry and USD 50 for multiple entry). You need to prepare this amount in advance in USD or VND before coming to Vietnam. Then, the customs officer will paste the visa onto your passport. At this time, you have officially got a visa and are allowed to enter Vietnam.

Thus, it is now easy for Australians to obtain a tourist visa to Vietnam through the very basic steps above. You need to apply for an early visa (preferably at least 10 days before departure date to Vietnam) to avoid unnecessary risks. After receiving an electronic visa or a letter of approval, you also need to carefully check all information for any errors. In case you need an urgent visa to go to Vietnam, you can also request an emergency visa service online via the above visa link. If you have any questions about your Vietnam visa, you can contact us directly via the email address above to get answers. Have a nice trip to Vietnam!

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