How to get Vietnam visa in Australia

Last update: Aug 07, 2019

This is the guide on how to get a Vietnam visa from Australia for:

  • Holders of Australia Passports
  • Holders of Foreign passports currently residing in Australia whose nationality is included in the Vietnam visa exemption list or who are not eligible for Vietnam visa exemption.

At the moment, those travelers have multiple ways to get a visa to enter Vietnam: either getting a visa at Vietnamese embassy/consulate in Australia or applying online for a visa pre-approved letter and then get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

Let’s learn in details one by one.

Visa at Vietnam Embassy in Australia

This method usually gits those whose residence/working place is close to the office of Vietnam embassy/consulate and have time to visit there, or those visiting Vietnam by bus, train or on a cruise ship.

Here come steps on how to get a visa at Vietnam embassy in Australia:

  1. Contact the Vietnam embassy in Canberra or Consulate General of Vietnam in Sydney or Perth (via phone or email) to know what you should prepare as documents and fees for visa application;
  2. Prepare the documents for visa application (normally a completed and signed visa application form, original passport, (and sponsor letter from a Vietnam partner if you wish to get a business visa), (and 01 new envelope with the stamp on it and your exact home address to receive your visa by post, if allowed);
  3. Visit the embassy/consulate to submit the application documents or send them by post (if allowed);
  4. Get the visa and original passport from the embassy (directly at the embassy/consulate or by post (if allowed).

The processing time of visa application by the embassy/consulate may vary case by case. So before visiting the embassy, you are still highly recommended to contact them for detailed guidance.

Vietnam Visa On Arrival

Visa on arrival for Vietnam (also known as visa upon arrival) is legally issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department. It is available for those who fly to Vietnam.
Follow 3 simple steps to get a visa on arrival to Vietnam from Australia:

Step 1.
Fill in the secured application form with required information such as full name, date of birth, passport number, arrival date, etc.
Double check correct information
Make payment for service fee via Credit/ Debit Card via OnePay/ PayPal or Western Union
Step 2.
Get visa approval letter via email within 02 working days (for tourist visa) or 07 working days (for business visa), or faster in urgent cases.
Step 3.
Get full visa stamped at Vietnam airport check-in counter by presenting Visa Approval Letter, passport, 02 passport-sized photos, hard copy of Vietnam Entry & Exit form, and stamping fee to Immigration Officer.


  • Make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months following the date you enter Vietnam and has at least 2 blank pages left.
  • Prepare 02 passport-sized photos taken without glass wears.
  • The approved letter is printed out.
  • Vietnam visa on arrival is applied for air travelers only.
  • The cost of Vietnam visa on arrival includes service fee and stamping fee. You can check the total fee of Vietnam visa for your group.

In case you wish to fill out your information offline, you can download Vietnam visa application forms, fill it out and send to email at You will receive our reply email with the payment link to make payment for the visa service fee and then visa will be normally processed.

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