Vietnam Visa / eVisa for Australian Citizens

Last update: Mar 24, 2023

A Detailed Guide about Vietnam Tourist and Business Visa for Australians (those who have a valid Australia passport)

Do Australian Citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

Yes. Australia 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

To visit Vietnam, in addition to the Vietnam visa requirements, 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.

Is there e-visa/visa on arrival for Australians visiting Vietnam?

Yes. At the moment, the visa on arrival option is available for Australians to get a business visa for Vietnam. While the e-visa option is available for Australians to get a tourist visa for Vietnam.

How to Get Vietnam Visa for Australians

How to get a Vietnam visa for Australia passport holders depends on the type of visa they get, i.e. tourist visa or business visa. You can find the detailed instructions below.

1. How to get a Vietnam tourist visa for Australians

Before Covid, Australian citizens may have up to 02 ways to get a tourist visa, consisting of:

  • Get a tourist visa at Vietnam embassy/consulate,
  • Get a Vietnam visa online, including VISA ON ARRIVAL.

BUT, currently, the Australian passport holders can get a 30 days single entry tourist evisa ONLY which is issued in the form of a loose-leaf visa and must be obtained before departure for Vietnam (it is known as Vietnam eVisa or electronic visa). The other types of tourist visas for Vietnam have not been resumed yet.

This type of tourist visa can be applied for online by the applicants themselves at the official evisa website or through our assistance service in 3 simple steps as follows:

You complete our secure online visa application form and make payment.
We will complete your Vietnam visa forms with the Vietnam Immigration Department and follow up your visa processing.
We will then download your visa when it is issued and send it to your registered email together with a detailed guide on requirements and regulations on Vietnam entry.
You will only need to download your visa and show it to the Vietnam Immigration Officer to complete the entry into Vietnam.

Our processing time is guaranteed in:

  • 3-5 working days,

It’s easy to follow, right?  Let’s get started!

2. How to get Vietnam business visa for Australian citizens

In order to apply for a business visa, you – as an Australian citizen (passport holder), are REQUIRED to have a sponsor company in Vietnam.

There are 02 steps that you and your employer in Vietnam need to follow to get a business visa to Vietnam as follows:

  • Step 1: Get a visa approval letter
    • In this step, your sponsor company will need to prepare the following documents:
      • Form NA2 which must be completed online here.
      • Form NA16
      • Certified business registration
    • And then, your sponsor company will submit these documents to the Vietnam Immigration Department which will process the application within 5 – 7 working days of receipt of full valid documents.
    • If the application is approved, your sponsor company will receive a business visa approval letter which allows you to get a business visa for Vietnam.
  • Step 2: Get business visa stamp
    • In this step, you will get a business visa stamped on your passport at the Vietnam embassy/consulate in your country before your departure for Vietnam.

In case you and your company need help with a business visa approval letter to Vietnam, we are always here to support you. You will be assisted in every step from the start of your application until you successfully get the visa and land in Vietnam.

Vietnam Visa Cost for Australian citizens

If you apply for the visa yourself, your fee will be as follows:

  • Tourist evisa: USD 25 (non-refundable in case the evisa application is refused)
  • Business visa: fee for visa approval letter and stamping fee
    • US $25 for a single entry visa, or
    • US $50 for a multiple entry visa valid for up to 3 months

If you use our service to make sure the procedures for a visa for Vietnam are properly followed, and your details are properly provided, our fees are as follows:

  • Vietnam tourist visa fees for citizens (applicable to 30-days single entry e-visa) vary, depending on your group size, as follows:
Processing time Fee (USD/pax)
1 - 2 pax 3 - 4 pax From 5 pax
3 - 5 working days 50 49 48
More details ☎ +84946583583

Note: This is full-package fee for a 30-day tourist visa, including the Government fee and service fee

  • Vietnam business visa fees for Australians:
Processing time Fee (USD/pax)
5 – 7 working days 270*
3 working days ☎ +84946583583

Note: This fee covers the visa approval letter assistance only, and does not include the stamping fee to be paid at the Vietnam embassy/airport for visa stamping.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. At the moment, a tourist visa on arrival has not been resumed yet. The Australian passport holders can only get an e-visa for their holiday in Vietnam.

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.

A tourist visa for Vietnam is currently valid for 30 days, single entry only.

All the Vietnam visa costs are quoted in USD, and you can use any foreign exchange tool to know how much you need to pay for a Vietnam visa in Australian dollars.

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.

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 valid visa for Vietnam for 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.

Please be informed that whether you need a visa for Vietnam or not does not depend on your residing country, but your nationality.

For example,

  • if you are an Australian, you are REQUIRED to have a valid visa for every trip to Vietnam.
  • if you are a UK citizen in Australi, you are EXEMPTED from Vietnam visa for up to 15 days in Vietnam.

You can check your Vietnam visa requirements here.

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