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Australia is not in the list of Vietnam visa exemption; therefore, every Australian is required a valid visa to enter Vietnam. From Australia, you can get a visa to Vietnam by two following options:
Option 1: Get Vietnam Entry Visa at Vietnam Embassy in Australia:
You can apply for Visa to Vietnam at Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in Australia:
Embassy of Vietnam in Canberra, Australia
Address: 6 Timbarra Crescent, O'Malley, ACT, 2606, Australia
Phone: 612 - 6286 6059
Fax: (612) 6286 4534
Office hours: Working time : Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 p.m. Australian public holidays are excepted
Consulate General of Vietnam in Sydney, Australia
Address: Suite 205, level 2, Edgecliff Centre 203 - 233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff, NSW 2027
Phone: (612) 9327 2539
Fax: (612) 9328 1653
However, it may take you 2-5 working days to get Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassy in Australia.
Option 2: Get Vietnam Visa on Arrival:
Visa on arrival – the visa picked up at arrival airport – is offered to all of those who are the Australian passport holders. This kind of method is created to make the Australian trip to Vietnam simpler and more economical. It is applicable for those travelling by air to Vietnam.
Visa on arrival is a special advantage for those who live far from the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in Australia. The applicants neither have to go to the Embassy nor have to send out the passport. By using this way of getting Vietnam Visa, an Australian only needs at least 2 days for normal processing and 1 day for urgent processing (or only 4 working hours for super urgent service – see Super Urgent Service) to get a pre-approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department which is an official permission of getting visa upon arrival.
How to get pre-approval letter and visa?
You go online at Apply Vietnam Visa, fill in the secure form, make service payment, and just wait for 2 working days (normal service) or within 1 working day (urgent service) to get your Visa Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department via email
Print the approval letter out together with a filled entry and exit form and 2 passport sized photos
Get your visa stamped at Vietnam airport checking point by submitting printed visa approval letter, passport, 2 passport-sized photos, entry and exit form, and stamping fee to the in-charge officer.
Before applying for Vietnam visa, an Australian has to make sure that his/her passport has minimum 6 month validity and left pages.
Vietnam Visa on arrival option is ONLY applicable for Australians traveling by air to Vietnam.