Vietnam Visa for Australian citizens

Last update: Jan 09, 2020

Do Australians need a visa to Vietnam?

Yes. Australian citizens are REQUIRED to get a valid visa to enter Vietnam for either tourism or business purpose.

Type of visa Visa Requirement
Tourist visa Required
Business visa Required

Additionally, to enter Vietnam smoothly, travelers with Australia passports should meet the entry requirements:

  • Australia passport should be valid for at least 6 months following arrival date in Vietnam;
  • Australia passport has at least 2 blank pages.

How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Australian Citizens?

Australian citizens and passport holders can choose one of the following two methods to apply for a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply at Local Vietnam Embassy

If applying this way, you will get the visa stamped onto your passport by the Vietnam embassy/consulate in Australia before starting the travel to Vietnam. 

As guided by the Vietnam embassy, the Australian applicants should:

  • Visit the Vietnam embassy to submit the following documents
    • Vietnam visa application form,
    • Original passport valid for at least 06 months beyond your arrival date
    • Fee in AUD
    • Invitation letter (for business visa)
    • Others as required case by case.
  • Pay the visa fees, get receipt and appointment letter
  • Come back to the embassy on the appointed date to get the visa and original passport

► You can see the contact details of Vietnam embassy/consulate in Australia.

This way to get the visa to Vietnam is recommended if you live near to the office of Vietnam embassy/consulate or travel to Vietnam by bus or cruise ship.

2. Apply Vietnam Visa Online (Recommended)

Vietnam visa on arrival is the best way to get a visa to Vietnam for Australian citizens and passport holders traveling to Vietnam by air as it requires no contact with the embassy of Vietnam.

With VOA, you apply online via website: by:

Filling out the secure online application form, and make payment of service fee;
Receiving the visa approval letter by email, normally in 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa);
Getting visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport and pay for stamping fee there.

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How much is a Vietnam visa for Australian citizens?

The Vietnam visa fees for Australian citizens vary depending on the way they choose to obtain the visa for Vietnam.

  • The fees for visa applied at Vietnam embassy vary by the embassy;
  • The fees for visa on arrival is US$25 or US$50 for visa stamping for a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa valid for up to 3 months respectively, PLUS the service fee for visa approval letter which is from US$17.25. Check the table below for the exact amount of your Vietnam visa cost.

Showing price for:
Tourist visa
Business visa
Type of visa 1 pax 2 pax 3+ pax Stamping fee
1 month single entry $21 $18.25 $17.25 $25
3 months single entry $34 $30.25 $28.25 $25
1 month multiple entry $26 $23.25 $22.25 $50
3 months multiple entry $55 $52.25 $46.75 $50
Type of visa 1 pax 2 pax 3+ pax Stamping fee
1 month single entry $119 $114 $108 $25
3 months single entry $140 $133 $126 $25
1 month multiple entry $119 $114 $108 $50
3 months multiple entry $146 $139 $135 $50
6 months multiple entry $361 $344 $333 $95

Service Fee is quoted in US $/pax

The above fees apply to normal service of 2 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $10/pax for 1 working day processing;
  • US $25/pax for 4 working hours processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working hours processing.
The above fees apply to normal service of 7 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $30/pax for 3 working days processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working days processing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We can assist to get a tourist visa on arrival to Vietnam for Australians with the following options for visa types:

  • 1 month single entry visa;
  • 3 month single entry visa;
  • 1 month multiple entry visa; and
  • 3 months multiple entry visa.

To get it, you do not need to submit any document, but an online application form for visa approval letter and then finally get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

Q. I am an Australian passport holder living in Singapore. Do I need a visa for Vietnam?

A. Yes, you do. The visa requirements depend on your nationality, not your residence. So, as an Australian citizen, you need to get a visa for every stay in Vietnam, regardless of where you are living.

Please be kindly informed that can assist you to get a 3-month tourist visa, single or multiple entry.

To get it, please complete our Vietnam visa online form.

As mentioned above, there are two ways to get a Vietnamese visa for Australians, namely:

  • getting a visa at Vietnam embassy in Australia or elsewhere; or
  • getting a visa on arrival.

And the Vietnam visa cost depends on the way you choose to get your visa for Vietnam.

  • For cost of Vietnam visa applied at Vietnam embassy, please contact the embassy for details as it is not published.
  • For cost of visa on arrival, it is clearly stated above, depends on the visa type, visa purpose and number of entries as well. For example, the cost of 1 month single entry tourist visa for Vietnam is US $46 ~ 63 AUD (consisting of US $ 21 as service fee and US $25 as stamping fee).

You can see full details of Vietnam visa on arrival cost for Australians above.

No. You don’t have to work with Vietnam embassy as the visa approval letter is used for picking up Vietnamese visa upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

After getting the visa approval letter, you need to show it to get on board at departure airport and then show it again to get visa stamped upon arrival in Vietnam.

It depends on the embassy/consulate of Vietnam where you apply for the visa to Vietnam and also the type of visa you are applying for. You are highly recommended to check with the embassy/consulate.

To apply for Vietnam visa approval letter to get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport, you need to contact a Vietnam visa service provider like Since 2007, we have worked well with the Immigration Department to get visa approval letter for our customers from over 200 countries around the world. We can assist you to get a visa to enter Vietnam under tourism or business purpose.

Q. I’m Australian flying from Australia to UK, changing flights in Ho Chi Minh City and then Hanoi. Do I need a visa for Vietnam? I’m not sure as the flight from HCMC to Hanoi is domestic.

A. Yes,  you do. As an Australian, you will need a visa in order to make this trip.

When you arrive in HCMC, you’ll need to clear the customs procedure in order to leave the immigration area for domestic terminal to take the domestic flight to Hanoi. In Hanoi, you’ll then exit Vietnam in order to fly onwards to UK.

If you’re returning to Australia via Hanoi and HCMC, you’ll need a multiple-entry visa – or a second single entry visa if you’re not coming back for more than 3 months.

As you are flying to Vietnam, a visa on arrival works very well. You will not need to travel to submit the visa application, but just complete the online form for visa approval letter and then finally get visa stamped upon arrival at the first Vietnam airport.

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