Is Vietnam E-visa available for Australians

By: hanhpham

Vietnam e-visa for Australians – Yes or No

At the moment, there is a new kind of Vietnam visa appealing to travelers around the world which is called e-visa. However, unlike Vietnam visa on arrival which is available for all travelers to Vietnam by air, E-visa for Vietnam is limited to only nationals of 40 countries only. So, who are they? Is Australian included in such list?

We are sorry but we must answer that in the list of 40 nationalities eligible for Vietnam e-visa announced by the Vietnam government, Australian is NOT included. The full list can be found here.

So, how to obtain Vietnam visa for Australians at the moment?

At the moment, there are two ways for Australians to get a visa for Vietnam, namely:

  1. Getting visa via the Vietnam embassy; or
  2. Getting visa on arrival.

Now, let’s see the table below for brief information about these two ways:

Description Visa on arrival Embassy visa
Issued by Vietnam Immigration Department Vietnam Embassy in Australia
Processing time 2 working days (or 2 hours urgent) 4 – 5 working days
Processing fee From US$14 (excluding stamp fee) Varied
Additional fees None Postal cost, driving, parking fees
Passport required No Yes

Now, it’s time to see which one is more convenient and feasible by see how each of them works.

For Visa at Vietnam Embassy:

The embassy may accept visa applications submitted to them in person or by post. If you live far from the embassy, you should contact them in advance to ask whether they accept submissions via post.

Following is the common procedure to get Vietnam visa issued by the embassy in case you get there in person.

  1. Download the application form on website of the embassy you are planned to apply for visa with, fill it out and attached it with a photo;
  2. Prepare documents for application, including: application form, original passport, photos and visa fee and others as required by the embassy;
  3. Travel to the Embassy to submit application documents and pay for visa fee;
  4. Get the Appointment Letter and then leave there for home;
  5. Travel back to the embassy on the appointed date to pick up original passport and visa.

For Visa on Arrival

This way is said to solve the inconvenience of the former way. Its process is completely different. It requires no travel or no sending off original passport and other documents via post either. It just requires a device with internet access. Accordingly, it is said very convenient for those living far from the embassy.

Here is the process to get Vietnam visa on arrival for Australians:

Get cheap and easy Vietnam Visa for Australians

  1. Go online to, and complete the form here (no document is required);
  2. Make payment of service fee online;
  3. Get visa approval letter delivered to email together with detailed guide to pick up full visa upon arrival at Vietnam airport within 2 working days or even 2 working hours in urgent cases;
  4. Get visa stamped upon original passport upon arrival at Vietnam airport.

This is a full comparison between the current 2 ways to obtain Vietnam visa for Australians. We are sure that by reading here, you now already know which way is best for you.

Should you need any further information, please feel free to let us know via [email protected] or (+84) 946 583 583.

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