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