Is Visa on arrival the only choice to get visa for Vietnam from Australia?

Applying a Visa is one of the most important factors that give you a chance to have an unforgettable trip to another country. Nowadays, more and more Australians desire to know how to apply a Vietnam Visa in their own land, which is convenient as it doesn’t require Australians too many steps this article will guide you apply a Vietnam Visa in Australia.

Every Australian passport holder is asked to apply for a Vietnamese Visa in order to visit Vietnam. There are two different but common ways to apply for it, one of which applicants come to due to their application process.

  1. Vietnam Visa On Arrival in Australia

Australians who are bound to be on vacation or business trip to VN can easily apply for Vietnam Visa on arrival following this simple application process. First you need to fill in the online application form with your personal information such as your full name, date of birth, passport number, arrival date, etc. You also should go over it as the inaccurate information may cause some trouble in getting your Visa in Australia. Then you are led to make payment for the service fee. The cost of Vietnam Visa on arrival includes Visa service fee and Visa stamping fee which is paid to custom officials at the airports you arrive in Vietnam. After the immigration Department issues Visa Approval Letter, you need to print it out together with the entry and exit form. After all, you will get your Visa stamped at the airport in Vietnam after showing the original passport (with a least 6 months validity), 2 passport-sized photos, Vietnamese Visa application form, and stamping fee to the immigration Officer. However, this kind of Visa is only allowed for air travelers. For those whose nationalities are not Australian but currently staying in Australia, you are still required to obtain a Visa before traveling to Vietnam by following steps listed above or going to Vietnam Embassy to get Visa in a traditional way. Besides, you don’t have to work with Vietnam Embassy regarding your Vietnam Visa when you already have your Vietnam Visa on arrival. You only need to bring the Approval Letter with other documents to get Visa stamped at Vietnam airport which is absolutely convenient.



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  1. Visa at Vietnam Embassy in Australia

In order to apply for Vietnam Visa in Australia, you can either apply it online like Visa on arrival or go to one of three offices of Vietnam Embassy in Australia: one in Canberra, New South Wales, and one in Perth. The required documents for Visa application consist of:

  • Original Passport (with at least 06-month validity).
  • One filled out application form for a Vietnam Visa
  • One newly-taken passport size photo of 4×6 cm (attached to the application).

While it is a complicated process for some Australians, one of its advantages is for both land and sea travelers. It will take days for Embassy to process visa so please be patient and receive original passport with Vietnam visa already stick on it.

Finally, you can now readily pack your luggage to enjoy the best trip to Vietnam when Visa in Australia is fully completed. Have a nice trip to Vietnam!

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