Visa for Vietnam From Australia

Vietnam visa for Australian citizens

Vietnam is a beautiful place to spend a vacation, but when you’re travelling there from Australia you need to ensure that you’ve got the right travel paperwork in order to be permitted entry into the country.

Although it may seem complicated to apply for a travel authorisation to go on holiday, rest assured that it needn’t be difficult or time consuming. Byevisa is here to help. Our expert eVisa application service allows you to make your application online for the right travel authorisation so you can be confident of having the necessary documentation in order before you set off on your Vietnamese trip.

Do I Need a Visa for Vietnam From Australia?

Yes, Australian citizens need a visa for Vietnam to be permitted entry into the country. You have 2 options when it comes to obtaining your travel authorisation. You can either choose the convenient eVisa option, which is issued before you arrive, or you can opt for the Visa on Arrival, which you will need to arrange and pay for when you get to the Vietnamese airport.

Byevisa can help you with both of these options, although the eVisa is more convenient since you will already have the necessary paperwork before you travel and will not need to queue at the airport or worry about taking a lot of extra documentation with you.

What Is the Cost of a Visa for Vietnam From Australia?

How much your travel authorisation costs depends on which option you choose. If you opt for the eVisa, it costs 25 USD.

If you opt for the Visa on Arrival, the Approval Letter has the following costs:

  • A 30-day Single Entry costs 12 USD
  • A 90-day Single Entry costs 25 USD
  • A 30-day Multiple Entry costs 14 USD
  • A 90-day Multiple Entry costs 36 USD

On top of the visa fee for Vietnam from Australia, Byevisa also charges a processing fee for handling the paperwork on your behalf.

How Do I Arrange My Visa Application for Vietnam From Australia?

If you decide to get the eVisa, you can apply for a Vietnam visa from Australia now and have the document in advance ready to show to the authorities when you arrive. Byevisa can arrange this travel authorisation for you. All you need to do is choose the right authorisation type and enter your personal details, such as:

  • Your name (first, middle and last).
  • Your place of birth, date of birth and your nationality.
  • Your passport information such as your passport number, issue and expiry dates.
  • Your home address, email address and telephone number.

After completing this information,you choose between Standard, Rapid or Highly Rapid processing speeds and pay the fee by entering your PayPal account details or card information. When your document is issued, we send it to you via email. You will then need to print it out and take it with you to show to the authorities when you arrive.

If you decide to opt for the Visa on Arrival, Byevisa can still help you, but you will need to complete most of the process when you get to the Vietnamese airport. Byevisa will help by obtaining an approval letter that you will need to show when you get to your arrival point. Bear in mind that this authorisation type is only valid if you’ll be arriving by air. You will also need to show a number of other documents to the authorities on your arrival. Therefore, applying for the eVisa is a lot more convenient.

What Documents Do I Need When Applying for a Visa to Vietnam From Australia?

When you apply through Byevisa’s eVisa online service, you need to supply the following documentation:

  • A copy of the details page of your passport, which must be valid at least 6 months after you arrive, and must have at least 2 blank pages.
  • A passport photo.

If you decide to get a Visa on Arrival, when you arrive at the airport you will need to present the Approval Letter that you obtained from Byevisa along with 2 passport photos and your valid Australian passport. You will also need to have enough money to pay the fee when you arrive at the Vietnamese airport.

How Long Is the Travel Visa for Vietnam From Australia Valid?

The validity period varies depending on which option you choose. The eVisa is valid for a period of 30 days, and it is a Single-Entry authorisation. With the Visa on Arrival you can choose either a 30-day or 90-day option with either Single or Multiple Entries.

Do You Need a Visa for Vietnam From Australia? – Your Questions Answered

Hopefully, you now know what you need to do to obtain the appropriate travel authorisation to permit you entry into Vietnam when you arrive on your vacation. However, we’ve also answered a few more common questions here.

Will I Need to Get a Visa for Vietnam and Cambodia From Australia?

If you are planning to travel to both Vietnam and Cambodia as part of the same holiday, you need to obtain 2 separate travel authorisations. You can apply for both a Vietnamese and a Cambodian visa in advance of your trip by using Byevisa’s convenient online service. You can learn more about Cambodian eVisas here.

How Long Does a Visa Application for Vietnam From Australia Take?

It is quick and easy to make an application through Byevisa’s online portal. Usually, you’ll receive your issued document in less than a week, but Byevisa also offers 3 different delivery speeds to meet your needs – Standard, Rapid and Highly Rapid. This will ensure your authorisation arrives in a timely manner to enable you to travel.

Is Vietnam Safe for Australian Travellers?

Some Australian tourists worry that Vietnam may not be a safe place to visit, but they needn’t be too concerned. The police have a strong presence in popular tourist areas, so you shouldn’t experience any problems as long as you take precautions and remain in well-populated places. You should, however, take care on the roads and avoid using motorcycles and scooters as these are notoriously dangerous. You should also be aware that in rural areas away from cities and towns there may be unexploded devices left over from the Vietnam War, so never touch anything suspicious.

How Many Australians Live in Vietnam?

About 22,000 Australians live in Vietnam, which is quite a sizable expat population.

Find Out More About the Tourist Visa for Vietnam

Hopefully, you now know everything you need to obtain your eVisa for your Vietnamese vacation. However, for more details visit our Vietnamese visas page here.

You can also check out this page to learn more about visiting Vietnam.