Vietnam visa for Austrian Citizens

Last update: 27/09/2022

Does Austrian citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

Travelers from Austrian requires a visa with a valid Austrian passport to enter Vietnam. Austrian nationals are eligible to apply for different types of visas for Vietnam. On this page, we will guide you the options which are the easiest and most convenient for Austrian citizens for tourism or business purpose.

How to get a tourist visa for Austrian nationals

Getting a e-visa and visa at the embassy or consulate are two legal methods for Austrian passport holders when they wish to apply for a Vietnam tourist visa. In order to boost tourism in Vietnam, the government of Vietnam has introduced e-visa program for a number of nationalities including citizens of Austria, which removes the need to apply for a visa from an embassy or consulate for short stays.

The e-visa application process is straightforward and can be completed in a few minutes. Here come the document requirements and the steps to get an e-visa.

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 Austrian citizens

To obtain a business visa, Austrian 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, Austrian 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 Austrian 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 Austrian citizens

Q1: Can I get a visa on arrival for Vietnam as Austrians?

Austrian citizens can apply for visa on arrival if they are visiting the country for business purpose. Visa on arrival for tourism purpose is not available yet.

Q2: Can I visit Vietnam without a visa

Unfortunately, Austrian citizens don’t enjoy visa-free status for Vietnam. This means that they need obtain a valid visa to enter Vietnam. The good news is that Austrian passport holders are eligible for Vietnam e-visa when it comes to tourism purpose. This is a type of visa that allows for an entirely online application. For business purpose, they can choose visa on arrival that requires them to obtain a visa approval letter before their departure for Vietnam.


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