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As of February 1, 2017, the Vietnamese Government has officially launched a new alternative way to obtain a valid visa for Vietnam, which is called E-VISA. However, unlike the two other ways to get valid visa for Vietnam: get via Vietnam embassy and get visa on arrival, this new way is just available for nationals of 40 countries only – EXCLUDING AUSTRALIA (see list of nationals eligible for Vietnam E-visa).
As mentioned above, there are up to 2 ways to obtain a valid visa for Australians to Vietnam as follows:
Now, let’s learn each by each.
|Description||Visa on arrival||Embassy visa|
|Issued by||Vietnam Immigration Department||Vietnam Embassy|
|Processing time||2 working days (or 2 hours urgent)||4 – 5 working days|
|Processing fee||From US$21 (excluding stamp fee)||US$67 – US$95|
|Additional fees||None||Postal cost, driving, parking fees|
Now, let’s discover one by one to figure out which is the best for you.
You may visit any embassy of Vietnam (either Vietnam Embassy in Australia or in any other countries which is convenient for you) to submit the visa application form.
Following is the typical procedure applied by the embassy:
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.
To pick up visa on arrival, one is required to obtain a visa approval letter before departure for Vietnam.
And following is the entire process to get Vietnam visa on arrival for Australian citizens:
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