Vietnam Visa for Australia Citizens

Last update: 27/09/2022

Do Australia citizens need visa to Vietnam?

Yes, Australian nationals need a visa to enter Vietnam regardless of any purpose of travel or length of stay. There are 3 methods for Australia passports holder to obtain a visa to Vietnam. We will guide you in details through the following sections.

In addition to Vietnam visa requirements, Australian travelers should have a passport which is valid at least 6 months from the departure date in Vietnam.

Main types of Vietnam visa for Australia citizens

 Tourist visa and business visa are two main options preferably applied by Australian passport holders. For tourist visa, fortunately travelers with Australian passports are eligible for e-visa which is valid up for 30 days with single entry. While, visa on arrival is available for those who are visiting Vietnam for business purpose. Any Australian nationals wish to get a visa on their passport beforehand, they are advised to visit the Vietnamese embassy/consulate in Australia or in the country where they are residing.

How to get a tourist visa for Australian nationals

Getting a e-visa and visa at the embassy or consulate are two legal methods for Australian passport holders when they wish to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa. Particularly, e-visa can be easily done online so this option is highly recommended to Australian visitors.

E-visa documents required:

• A soft file of valid passport which is valid at least 6 months from the departure date to Vietnam

• A digital photo in JPEG, PNG format which is recently taken for the visa application. The photo should be in color and taken against the white background.

• Email address: this email is used to send a notice to applicant when the e-visa is successfully issued or denied

• Credit/debit card: it is used to make the payment for e-visa fee online

How does it work?

• You complete the visa application form online and make the payment

• After 3-5 working days, you will go to check the email registered for e-visa application to receive and download your visa results

• You print out your visa and show it to the Vietnam Immigration Officer to enter Vietnam.

How to apply for a Vietnam business visa for Australian citizens

To obtain a business visa, Australia passport holders must have a sponsor company based in Vietnam.

Here is the list of documents required for a business visa:

• A valid passport copy which is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Vietnam

• A business certificate of Vietnam based sponsor company

• Form NA2

• Form NA16

• Tentative business plan in Vietnam

Their sponsor company will submit these documents to the Vietnamese Immigration Department and need to wait from 5-7 working days to get a visa approval letter

When the visa approval letter is issued, Australian travelers will bring a copy of the visa letter along with Vietnamese visa application form, 02 passport sized photos and stamping fee in order to get a full visa stamped on their passport at Vietnam airport.

Vietnam visa costs for Australian citizens

The costs of Vietnam visa depend on the type of visa they wish to apply for

• Vietnam tourist e-visa: it costs 25usd paid online for the Vietnam Immigration Department and service fee in case you want to use express service for your visa application

• Vietnam business visa: there are fees get involved includes visa approval letter fee and stamping fee.

Frequently asked questions about Vietnam visa for Australian nationals

Q1 Can Australian citizens visit Vietnam without a visa?

No, it is not possible for nationals of Australia to visit the country without a visa. Depending on their travel purpose, they can choose e-visa or visa on arrival which are both easy and convenient to apply.

Q2 What is the cost of the Vietnam visa for Australians?

The visa fee will be different from the method which Australian citizens would like to get. For e-visa, the fee is paid online for the Vietnam Immigration Department at the cost of 25usd. For visa on arrival, the visa approval letter charge is slightly different from one agency to another and the stamping fee is 25usd for single entry and 50usd for multiple entry which is valid for 3 months in maximum.

Q3 Can Australian citizens get a visa on arrival in Vietnam?

At this moment, visa on arrival is still available for business purpose. For tourist visa, the Australian passport holders can only apply for e-visa for their trip in Vietnam which is good for 30 days with single entry.


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