Vietnam visa for Australia citizens

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Visa required N/A
E-visa Eligible 30 days

How to apply

If you're traveling to Vietnam from Australia, you can choose one of the following three methods to secure a visa.

  • e-Visa
  • Visa on arrival
  • Visa at embassy

Embassy and Consulate of Vietnam in Australia

City Address
Sydney Suite 205, Level 2, Edgecliff Centre 203 - 233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff, Nsw 2027.
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Perth Level 8, 16 St Georges Terrace, Wa 6000 P O Box 3122 East Perth Wa 6892
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Canberra 6 Timbarra Crescent, ​O'Malley, Act, 2606, Australia
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Vietnam visa fees for AU residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 110 AUD 180 AUD
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 110 AUD 180 AUD
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 72 AUD 143 AUD
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 72 AUD 143 AUD

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 21:30 July 01, 2024 (Local Geelong time).

Today's holidays in Australia

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the Australia today (Thursday, June 20, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is Christmas Day, which will occur in 6 months, 1 week from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Canberra.

Information for AU passports traveling to Vietnam

Do Australian passport holders need a visa for Vietnam?

Woman with backpack swims on boat among karst mountains in Tam Coc, Vietnam ( Photo: Shuterstock)

Yes. Australian nationals are REQUIRED to obtain a valid visa to enter Vietnam either as a tourist or in transit or in any other capacity. Currently, the following types of visas are available for Australians:

  • Tourist visa: Tourist visa is issued for the purpose of tourism and sightseeing.
  • Business visa: To conduct business, negotiation, market research, or seek investment opportunities in Vietnam.
  • Work visa: To work or intern in Vietnam.
  • Study visa: This visa is used for studying, researching, or teaching at universities or other educational institutions in Vietnam.
  • Family visit visa: This visa is issued for the purpose of visiting family members or friends in Vietnam.

Summary of the visa requirements for Australian passports

Visa requirements

  • Yes

Visa exemption (5 years)

  • Vietnamese Australians
  • Australians whose spouses are Vietnamese nationals

Visa on arrival eligibility

  • Eligible

E-visa eligibility

  • Eligible

Tourism statistics by year

  • 2023: 96,923 visitors
  • 2022: 99,223 visitors
  • 2020: 92,227 visitors
  • 2019: 385,255 visitors
  • 2018: 376,834 visitors
  • 2017: 372,238 visitors

Visa exemption for Australian citizens

Citizens of Australia can apply for a 5-year visa exemption, which is issued by the competent authority if they have a guarantor who is a relative. For the 5-year visa exemption, the visa applicant and the guarantor in Vietnam must prove their family relationship through relevant documents.

Australian passports are exempt from visas in Vietnam if they meet the following conditions:

  • A passport or international travel document must be valid for at least 1 year.
  • They have a Vietnamese relative who is a guarantor, such as a spouse or a child, and can provide supporting documents to prove the relationship as regulated in Article 2 of Decree No. 82/2015/NĐ-CP, such as a marriage certificate or birth certificate.
  • They are not subject to the entry ban or exit delay as regulated in Article 28 of the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam No. 47/2014/QH13.

Exemption of visa for Australian people who are relatives of Vietnamese or Vietnamese Australians requires the following documents:

  • Visa exemption request form for a 5-year visa (according to the template).
  • Two 4x6 portrait photos, white background (1 photo to be attached to the visa exemption request form, 1 photo to be kept).
  • Australian passport or travel document has a validity of at least one year (and provide a copy for record-keeping purposes).
  • Documents proving family relationships such as a spouse, husband, wife, or child of a Vietnamese national residing abroad (a notarized copy or original document for verification is required):
    • Marriage certificate proving the marital relationship.
    • Birth certificate proving the parent-child relationship.
    • Confirmation of parent-child relationship.
    • Adoption decision.

Visa exemption for Vietnamese Australian citizens living in Australia

Vietnamese immigrants in Australia can obtain a 5-year visa exemption. Here are the required documents for visa exemption:

  • The application form for visa exemption for foreigners (according to the provided template).
  • Two 4x6 portrait photos with white background (one to be attached to the application form and one to be kept separately).
  • Passport or a valid international travel document issued by an authorized foreign agency, with remaining validity of at least one year.
  • Documents proving eligibility for visa exemption (if available), specifically including:
    • Vietnamese citizenship certificate
    • Decision to restore Vietnamese citizenship (copy or extract)
    • Decision to renounce Vietnamese citizenship (copy or extract)
    • Confirmation of renunciation of Vietnamese citizenship
    • Vietnamese passport (valid or expired)
    • ID card or citizen identification card (valid or expired)
    • Birth certificate issued by the authorized Vietnamese agency
    • Original household registration book issued by the authorized agency in Vietnam
    • Previously issued travel permit book before 1975
    • Previously issued ID card before 1975
    • Certified copy of birth certificate issued before 1975

2 - How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on an Australian passport

General information

To obtain a visa for the purposes of tourism & family visits in Vietnam, you can apply online for an e-visa, visa on arrival, or at the Embassy or Consulate. The e-visa allows visitors to stay in Vietnam for up to 30 days and is valid for a single entry. The visa on arrival requires visitors to obtain a pre-approval letter from a travel agency before arrival in Vietnam and then obtain the visa upon arrival at the airport.

Evisa

Vietnam e-visa for Australians now is only valid for a single entry and for tourism and family visit purposes only. You can stay in Vietnam for up to 30 days. If you intend to stay in Vietnam for an extended period or your purpose of the visit is different from tourism or business, you will need to apply for a different type of visa through the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Australia.

Here are some steps to be completed to obtain a Vietnam e-visa:

  1. Go to the official Vietnam e-visa website: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt 
  2. Click on “personally apply for E-visa” and then fill out the online application form by providing your personal, passport details and uploading a required passport-sized photo and a scanned copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  3. Pay the e-visa fee (~36.98 AUD).
  4. Print out the e-visa approval and present it at the airport upon your arrival in Vietnam.

Visa on arrival

Australian citizens are eligible to apply for a visa on arrival to Vietnam. Here are the steps to apply:

  1. Apply online for an approval letter through a visa agency in Vietnam.
  2. Provide your personal information, travel details, and the purpose of your visit.
  3. Pay the visa processing fee online.
  4. Wait for the approval letter to be issued. This typically takes 2-3 working days and will be sent to you via email.
  5. Print out the approval letter and prepare two passport-sized photos as well as the entry/exit form.
  6. Upon arrival at Vietnam airport, present your approval letter, photos, and completed form to immigration officers to have your visa stamped.

Be aware that this type of visa applies to those traveling to Vietnam by air. If you plan to enter the country via land or sea, you will need to obtain a visa in advance from a Vietnamese embassy or consulate or apply for an e-visa.

Visa fees for Australian citizens

Fee comparison

E-visa 

Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 36.98 AUD

  • Approval letter: depending on the type of visa and duration of your stays
  • Stamping fee: 
    • 25 USD (~36.98 AUD): single entry (01 - 03 months)
    • 50 USD (~ 73.96 AUD): multiple entry (01-03 months) 

Travel tips for Australian citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

Major domestic airlines in Vietnam and international airlines provide direct and connected flights between Vietnam and Australia.

Melbourne - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per pax/ one way)

Melbourne - Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Airlines

2271 AUD

Melbourne - Ho Chi Minh City

Cathay Pacific

585 AUD

Sydney - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per pax/ one way)

Sydney - Ho Chi Minh City

Bamboo Airways

1290 AUD

Sydney - Ho Chi Minh City

Scoot Airlines

771 AUD

Sydney - Ho Chi Minh City

Cebu Pacific

904 AUD

Canberra - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per pax/ one way)

Canberra - Ho Chi Minh City

Virgin Australia + Cathay Pacific

980 AUD

Canberra - Ho Chi Minh City

Qantas Airways + Malaysia Airlines

1360 AUD

Weather information

Australia and Vietnam have distinct climate patterns since Vietnam is located in the southeast of Asia while Australia is located in the southern hemisphere. Thus, weather conditions and temperatures also vary considerably. The weather in Vietnam is generally warm and humid with two (rainy and dry) seasons, featuring a tropical monsoon climate. Meanwhile, the weather in Australia varies depending on the region.

As you intend to travel to Vietnam, you need to keep in mind the following important notes about weather patterns between the two countries.

  1. Climate: Australia features a dry and arid climate with occasional tropical climates in the northern parts. Vietnam, on the other hand, has a tropical monsoon climate, with a wet (rainy) season from May to October and a dry season from November to April.
  2. Temperature: Australia has a range of temperatures due to its vast landmass, with the northern regions being warmer than the southern regions. The summer temperatures in the northern regions can reach up to 35°C (95°F), while the winter temperatures in the southern regions can drop to around 10°C (50°F). In contrast, Vietnam's temperature is relatively consistent throughout the year, with average temperatures ranging between 22-27°C (71-81°F) depending on the season.
  3. Precipitation: Vietnam experiences high levels of precipitation during the wet season, with heavy rainfall and occasional typhoons. In contrast, Australia has relatively low levels of precipitation, particularly in the central and southern regions, with the northern regions receiving more rainfall during the wet season.
  4. Extreme weather events: Australia experiences severe weather events such as bushfires, floods, and cyclones, particularly during the summer months. Vietnam, on the other hand, is prone to typhoons, particularly during the wet season.
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Manny
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I intend joining a tour - entering Vietnam in Hanoi and exiting at end of tour from HoChiMinh City international airports. Is it permitted to use different entry and exit points? Do I specifically declare which 2 points I need to use ?

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@Manny, yes, you can enter at one entry point and exit at another without any problem. However, it is advised to specify the correct entry and exit ports to avoid issues upon exiting.

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Brian lee
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I’m going to Vietnam on 15 Jan 2025. When should I apply for a visa. We are going there for 8 days

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@Brian Lee, you can apply for an e-Visa at any time, but we recommend waiting until closer to your departure date in case there are any changes in your plans.

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James Carew
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I have a 35 hour layover in Ho Chi Minh City. Do I need a visa to leave the airport if I want to stay in a hotel for one night?

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@James Carew, yes, a visa is required whenever you exit the airport and visit the city.

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Remyle Galloway
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Hi. I did the on line e-visa application form ,did the payment by Mastercard but somehow its doesn’t show anything if the on line payment has been process or not. They payment page got frozen for quiet awhile then it went back to payment method screem without confirmation. Is this normal?

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@Remy Galloway, if you applied directly on the official website, you can contact their support here. However, we suggest checking with your bank to see if you were charged. If not, you can lodge a new application using a different web browser.

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Paul
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Hi. Im flying from Australia (I'm Australian) to Ho chi Minh and then I'm boarding a flight to Cambodia. Do I need a Vietnamese visa if I dont leave the airport?

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@Paul, you will not require a visa as long as:

  • You stay within the transit area.
  • You do not exit the airport or pass through customs control.
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Georgia
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Hi :) I am trying to get a 90 day tourist visa, it is asking for an intended temporary residential address in Vietnam, it has written in red next to the question ‘please enter overseas permanent residential address’. As we are touring around Vietnam we won’t have a permanent address, is it okay to write the first accomodation address even though we will only be there for 5 days?

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@Georgia, Sure, You can use the address of the first hotel you're staying at as your residential address in Vietnam. Ensure that you declare your stay and travel plans if required upon arrival at a Vietnam airport.

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Joy hewitt
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If you get an e visa ahead in Australia do you still have to get visa on arrival and pay another fee?

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@Joy Hewitt, an eVisa is the final entry document; therefore, you do not need to pay any other fees upon arrival at the airport in Vietnam.

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YenQ
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Hi I'm holding an Australian passport flying into TanSonNhat airport for an overnight stay at HCM city , will fly next day to Da Nang airport. After 8 nights will fly back to HCM city for 3 more nights before returning Melbourne. Will we need a multiple entry or a single entry for a domestic travel within Vietnam? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks !

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@YenQ, you will only need a single-entry visa in this case, as you can use the same visa to travel anywhere within Vietnam during a single trip.

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vienna winton
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Entering Hong Kong to go on a Cruise. Will be stopping at various ports in Vietnam on our way to Singapore (entering ports at Hue or Da Nang from Chan May.Naa Trang and Ho chi min city from from Phu My) Can my husband and i apply for a $72 visa or does it need to be a multi entry of $110?? Thankyou for your reply Regards Vienna Winton

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Ricky Fillipov
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Hi there . I’m currently in Vietnam. I extended my stay and my Vietnamese travel visa will expire before I return to Australia. Do I need to apply for another Vietnamese visa to leave the country to return to Australia?

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Hello, as long as your visa is still valid at the time of your exit from Vietnam, you do not need another visa to leave the country.

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Gordon Large
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I am an Australian citizen and my wife is Vietnamese, I would like to know how much is a 5 year visa please.

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Shireen M
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Hi, I will be flying sydney to nha trang but having a 1 hour and 20 minute layover in Ho Chi Minh City. What do I select as my entry point? Is it Ho Chi Minh City or nha trang. We will also be going to Danang and then back to Ho Chi Minh City on the way back. Do I need to mention this somewhere? Thank you

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J
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Can the e-visa for Australian Citizens be used upon arrival to Da Nang International Airport? Da Nang airport is not included in the above list of the 8 International Airports that are 'pre-registered', so I just wanted to double check. Thank you.

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We can confirm that you can use your e-visa to enter Vietnam via Da Nang International Airport, which is included in the official website below:

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/documents/20181/117155/List-of-evisa-port.pdf/c774e24b-1ab8-4fb6-9ac1-dcdfaccecf8e

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paul
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I am Australian and currently own an Australian passport with Viet Nam visa valid for 5 years ,if I travel by cruise ship enter into Viet Nam seaport ,do I have to apply for another type of VN visa

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@paul, If your passport still has a visa stamp valid for 5 years (multiple entry), you can enter Vietnam via air or cruise without any issues.

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Kate
Australia

Hi there, My family and I will be travelling in staff travel so we are not sure of the port of entry until we have confirmed seats. If we list Ho Chi Minh City as the entry port but then end up having to fly into Hanoi will this be a problem? Thanks

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@Kate, That's fine. The e-visa can be used for arrival at both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City airports. Therefore, it's not a problem if you fly to either of them.

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Debbie
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Hi, going on cruise & first & last port in Vietnam is Phu My - which visa can I utilise as I don’t see it listed on sea ports.

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@Debbie, You can apply for an e-visa and choose Vung Tau seaport as your port of entry as Phu My is located in Vung Tau city.

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James Bell
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What documents do i need to take too the consulate to get a 1 month single entry visa .

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WOJCIECH LASKOWSKI
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Hi, I'm travelling MEL to NRT, via SGN airport. I have a few hours wait, before the next flight, but I hoping to stay in the Transit Area. Do I need a Vietnamese Visa? Regards, Wojtek

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@Wojtek, You do not need a visa for Vietnam as long as you do not exit the transit area at arrival airport.

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Kym
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Hi, I have multiple entry visa, our Flights have changed and our entry point has changed from the initial e-visa submission, is this an issue? Thanks

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@Kym, there is no issue with changing your port of entry. You can use the e-Visa to enter through any of the eligible ports of entry when arriving in Vietnam.

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Andrew Wong
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I'm flying out on the 18th of November, I applied for an e-visa yesterday, do you think I should also get an approval letter for VOA, or is there not enough time?

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@Andrew Wong, The process may take 3-5 working days. If you do not receive your visa by the morning of 17 Nov, we advise applying for an approval letter for a visa on arrival to ensure you can visit Vietnam on 18 Nov.

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Nick
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Hello - we are cruising into Nha Trang Port for a day, leave that afternoon on the ship to Ho Chi Minh Port for a day trip leaving same day. Will I need multiple or single entry Visa? Is the easiest option to complete online for an E-Visa or engage someone to this on our behalf? Thank you for your assistances.

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  1. You will only need a single entry visa in this case, as you will be visiting multiple ports on a single trip.

  2. You can apply for an e-visa yourself using the official website; it is quick and easy:
    https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/web/guest/khai-thi-thuc-dien-tu/cap-thi-thuc-dien-tu

Tip: Make sure to apply at least 2-3 weeks before your travel to allow sufficient time for processing.

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Dee Conroy
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Hi My family and I are travelling Vietnam flying into Da Nang for 4nights from Australia and then flying to Hà Nội for 7nights will we need a multiple entry visa or a single entry visa will do for domestic travel within Vietnam… any help is greatly appreciated thanks

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You will only need a single-entry visa in this case, as no additional visa is required to travel between cities in Vietnam.

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Xuan Nguyen
Australia

Hi, I am an Australian citizen travelling to Japan. On the way there, there is a stop over in Hanoi for 2 hours before a connecting flight to Japan. On the way back, there is a stop over in Hanoi for 12.5 hours before a connecting flight back to Melbourne. I don't intend to leave Hanoi airport while waiting for our connecting flight. Do I need a transit visa?

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@Xuan Nguyen, It seems you do not need a visa for both connecting flights if you do not exit the transit area. However, we advise that you contact your airline directly for confirmation.

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Nikhil Gupta
Australia

Hi, I am an Australian Citizen traveling from Melbourne to India with just a 2-hour layover. I do not intend to go out from HCMC airport. Do I still need a transit visa? Could you please help me?

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@Nikhil Gupta, A visa is not required in this case if you do not exit the waiting area for a connecting flight.

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Moulik
Australia

Hi there We are flying from Melbourne to India with a 12 -hour stopover at HCMC airport. We are hoping to go out of the airport and visit the city and meet a few friends before taking or connecting flight to India. What visa do we need for this and how do we apply for it. Thank you,

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@Moulik, If you wish to exit the transit area and leave the airport, you will need a visa. You can apply for an e-visa to enter Ho Chi Minh City.

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Michelle
Australia

Hi. My family are doing a cruise into Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh ports and then entering Vietnam by plane after the cruise from Bangkok. What visas will we need please?

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@Michelle, You may consider applying for a 3 month visa (multiple-entry) in this case to cover your two trips in Vietnam within 90 days.

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Chiraphat Pluemchit
Australia

I’ve booked a cruise to Vietnam, I will be visiting 3 different ports, is e-visa multiple entry or single entry?

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@Chiraphat Pluemchit, If you visit 3 ports in Vietnam on a single cruise trip, it will be considered as a single entry and you will need a single-entry visa only.

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Romon
Australia

I am travelling on a 2 week tour to Vietnam and Cambodia. I need advice to determine if I need a single or multiple entry visa to Vietnam. I arrive at Hanoi airport (one entry). At the end of the tour we fly from Siem Reap airport in Cambodia with Vietnam Airlines to Ho Chi Minh airport in Vietnam and then transfer to a Vietnam Airlines flight to Melbourne Australia on the same day and same terminal. Do I need a multilpe or single entry visa?

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@Romon, You only need a single-entry visa if your second entry into Ho Chi Minh City is for a transfer/transit flight and you won't pass through the Immigration Counter. However, if you need to check out and check in again, then you will require a multi-entry visa.

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Ruby Cairns
Australia

If I am visiting 3 ports in Vietnam, on a cruise in Dec in this order: Chan May, Nha Trang, Phu My. Is Phu My the same as Vung Tau Port? Do I need a Multiple Entry visa or is a cruise considered Single Entry? Also, I have been on cruises before where they had to bypass a port due to bad weather. If this happens and we only go to 2 ports, such that my entry or exit port changes, will my Visa be invalid? Thank you.

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@Ruby Cairns,

  • Yes, Phu My port is located in Ba Ria Vung Tau province.
  • You will only need a single-entry visa if you do not visit any other countries during your cruise excursions from Chan May to Phu My port.
  • There is no issue if your cruise skips any of the port. Please fill in the entry port as Chan May and the exit port as Vung Tau seaport.

 

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Glenys
Australia

Do I need proof of ongoing travel when I first arrive in Vietnam. I am travelling and not sure where I am going next.

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@Glenys, Proof of onward travel is not required if you are applying for an e-visa, just fill in with your planned entry and exit point.

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Graham
Australia

if i get an e-visa for Vietnam, do i still need to pay the stamping fee when I arrive or is the stamping fee included in the e-visa fee?

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@Graham, For an e-visa, fees are paid online in advance, so you do not need to pay anything else upon arrival.

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Tanya Williams
Australia

I have received an e visa for entry to Da Nang. I am now also flying to Hanoi. Do I need to advise anyone. My understanding is that I only have to show evidence in my nominated entry airport. Kind regards. Tanya Williams

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@Tanya Williams, The e-visa is valid for entry to both Da Nang and Hanoi International Airports. Therefore, you can fly to either airport without any problems.

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Selina Hayward
Australia

We are entering two ports in Vietnam as part of a cruise on 8 and 9 November, I understand we need a visa but can I apply for it now or is it better to wait closer to the date as I'm worried about it only bein valid for 30 days? ie is it 30 days from date of application?

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@Selina Hayward, The e-visa will be valid from the date you choose on the form, therefore, you can apply for an e-visa now to visit Vietnam in November.

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Jamie Lawry
Australia

Could you go back and forth every 3 months between Vietnam and Thailand as an Australian citizens for a year? Would you get blocked from re-entering Vietnam if you have the tourist visa but are going back and forth like that?

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@Jamie Lawry, Yes, that is fine. Please make sure that you do not overstay your visa (exit after the expiry date) or violate immigration laws. If you follow these guidelines, there should be no problem with your plan.

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Charlotte Tilley
Australia

We are travelling from Bangkok Thailand to Ho Chi Minh and then from Ho Chi Minh to Melbourne Australia. We have a short layover of 2/3 hours but have to collect our bags and check them in because we are flying with two different airlines. Will we need a visa? We don’t plan on leaving the airport

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@Charlotte Tilley, Even if you stay inside the airport, you still need a visa when you go through customs or immigration control. We recommend that you contact your airline for further information!

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Rebecca Varney
Australia

We are travelling home to Sydney through Ho Chi Minh airport we have a long layover of 13 hours and wish to leave the airport and explained what visa Will we need we are Australian citizens

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@Rebecca Varney, If you wish to leave the transit area during your layover, you can apply for a 30 day e-visa, that will allow you to exit the airport and tour the city! There is no short-term stay transit visa for Vietnam.

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Jen
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We are coming to Vietnam for overnight then flying to Taiwan then back to Vietnam after a week. Do we need to apply for evisa again or it there a multiple evisa? Which one is the best solution?

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@Jen, Currently, only single-entry e-visas are available. Therefore, you may need two seprate e-visas for your entries in Vietnam. First one for your overnight entry and then apply for the second one once you are in Taipei.

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Rodney Bright
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My wife and I are having a stopover in Ho Chi Minh in November 2023 on a cruise ship . Do we need a Visa . We are Australian citizens with a valid Passports.

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@Rodney Bright, Yes, Australian passport holders still require a valid visa to visit Vietnam, whether by air, land, or cruise ship. You can apply for a 30-day e-visa online to enter one of the eligible seaports in Vietnam.

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Gloria Hill
Australia

I have a tourist visa for Vietnam but have noticed it is issued for the day after I arrive, can I get a transit visa to cover the 24 hours or do I need to apply for a new visa for the whole time!

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@Gloria Hill, Though there might not be a problem at the Vietnam airport, the airline will not allow you to board the plane with the wrong entry date on the visa. We advise you to apply for a new visa reflecting your new date of arrival.

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Shaun Lowe
Australia

I have a stopover of 8 hours and 10 minutes in Ho Chi Minh City. I don't plan to leave the airport. Do I need any kind of visa, because I change airlines?

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@Shaun Lowe, If you do not exit the transit area or go past the immigration counter, you do not need a visa for this 8-hour layover.

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kaytlyn
Australia

Hi, I hold a valid Australian passport and I have an upcoming flight to Paris CDG from Melbourne Airport. I have a 6 hour layover in Ho Chi Minh SGN and was wondering if I need a Vietnam visa. I am not going to leave the airport but I just would love some confirmation as I do not want to get denied boarding to my flight. Thank you!

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@kaytlyn, If you remain within the transit area and do not pass through the immigration counter, you do not need a visa for this layover. However, we recommend that you contact your airline for confirmation, as certain flights may require a self-transfer.

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katja thies
Australia

If I just transfer at the airport. 8h stay at Ho Chi Min city, do I need a visa?

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@katja thies, If you exit the airport and visit Ho Chi Minh city, you will require a visa for this short-term stay!

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Pooi Fun Chan
Australia

I am an Australian currently holidaying in Malaysia and will only fly back to Australia in Aug 2023. Can I apply for a tourist visa to Vietnam while I am in Kuala Lumpur and what is the fee like? Thanks

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@Pooi Fun Chan, Sure, you can apply for an e-visa to visit Vietnam from Malaysia. For a 30-day e-visa on the official website, total fee is 25 USD per person!

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Anoushka Lenffer
Australia

I am travelling from Melbourne to Germany in June and back again in July, just over 1 month later. I have a 6 hour stopover on my way there and a 14 hour stopover on my way back. I want to briefly leave the airport, if possible. Would I need a separate e-visa for each time, presumably costing 2 x $79?

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@Anoushka Lenffer, Yes, a visa is required to exit the airport and pass through the Immigration counter, and you will need two different visas for the two stopovers in Vietnam.

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Wally Scott
Australia

I have a 17 hour stopover in HCM city enroute to LON and and 11 hour stopover in HCM 3 weeks later. When will a multiple entry 1 month e visa be available?

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@Wally Scott, Multi-entry e-visas are currently unavailable. Alternatively, you can go with two single-entry visas for each time you enter Vietnam.

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Hong dang
Australia

Hi Are we able to obtain a 5 year visa and how much is that?

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@Hong Dang, Yes, you are able to apply for a 5-year visa exemption certificate through the government website below:

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Fiona
Australia

Can I apply for 2 evisas at the same time, as I will be entering, exiting, entering Vietnam in the space of 4 days.

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@Fiona, We are afraid that it is not possible to apply for 2 e-visas at the same time as only one will be valid. Therefore, it is advised that you apply for a new visa once you exit Vietnam!

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Rosko Dickinson
Australia

I'm an Australian resident. Can I visit Vietnam more than one time in a 12 month period. Is there a limit of one e-visa in a 12 month period?

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@Rosko Dickinson, There is no limit to the number of e-visas you can obtain within a one-year period. As long as you exit Vietnam, you can immediately apply for a new e-visa to reenter the country.

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Garry Stutsel
Australia

I need a multiple entry visa for Vietnam….. are these available,Garry

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@Garry Stutsel, Multi-entry visa is not currently available, however, the rule for a 3-month multiple entry visa will be coming into effect soon, in late May or June of this year!

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Carrie Cochrane
Australia

I will be travelling to vietnam in June. However will also travel to Japan. But will need to return to vietnam to catch my flight back to Australia. Do I need a multi entry? As I’m only going to transit for a few hours on the way back from Japan. (I won’t leave the airport)… is there a transit visa?

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@Carrie Cochrane, If your second entry is only for a transit flight back to Australia, and you will not exit the transit area, a single entry visa is sufficient in this case.

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Cecilia Kar Ling Lau
Hong Kong

I am a Hong Kong resiident holding Australian passport to visit Vietnam in June. I was told to submit simplified Chinese name. Should that be according to Hong Kong ID? Or I should use Australian passport's name bearing my husband's last name and not my maiden name on Hong Kong ID?

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@Cecilia Kar Ling Lau, If you use your Australian passport to enter Vietnam, please write your exact name as it appears on your Australian passport on the ICAO lines, including your first, middle, and last names.

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Lorraine Ormerod
Australia

I am an Australian Citizen going on a cruise that will call into port in Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh (1day each port). What type of Visa will I require please

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@Lorraine Ormerod, You can a apply for an e-visa single entry 30 days, that will allow you to travel between any ports in Vietnam using the same visa. However, we advise that you contact your cruise operator for information as they will also arrange visas for their passengers!

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Timothy Allan smedley
United Kingdom

I am an Australian in Thailand and want to visit Vietnam for 9 days do I need a visa?

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@Timothy, Yes, you still need visa for Vietnam as an Australian passport holder regardless where you fly from (Australia or Thailand).

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Jase Batchelor
Australia

Contacting due to the notice on your site - how to apply for 3 month multiple entry visa? I have Australian passport / Australian citizen. Looking to travel on April 28th.

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@Jase Batchelor, Visa on arrival is not available for now, so obtaining a three-month visa requires additional steps and procedures. Our recommendation is to apply for a one-month e-visa instead. Additionally, there are proposals for a three-month e-visa that are expected to be available in June/July.

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Dan
Australia

Hi there, my name is Rob and I am an Australian citizen currently in Cambodia trying to travel to Ho Chi Minh city. We need an emergency tourist visa asap. We already have a visa but which we obtained for our flight from Sydney to Ho chi min city airport which we exited for 4 hours to get another flight to Cambodia. They will not allow us to use this again.

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@Dan, Unfortunately, it is not currently possible to obtain a visa on weekends. We kindly suggest that you reschedule your flight and apply for a visa during the weekday.

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Estelle Cheer
Australia

We have a factory located in Hai Duong. Our staff is require to travel from Australia to Vietnam frequently. Please advise how to apply for a one-year multiple entries Visa? What is the cost?

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@Estelle Cheer, The 1-year multiple entry visa is currently only available to holders of U.S. passports only. We recommend that you apply for a work visa before arriving in Vietnam. Once in Vietnam, you can apply for a long-term residency card or work visa, as applicable.

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Frequently asked questions

1. How long can I stay in Vietnam as an Australian passport?

  • For tourist: The maximum stay is 3 month (Single entry).
  • For Australians whose spouses are Vietnamese: the maximun visa duration is 5 years (multi-entry).

2. Can Australian citizens get a Vietnam visa on arrival?

Yes. Australian citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for entry to Vietnam’s international airports with a passport of at least six months of validity. You need to apply for a visa approval letter and then pay a stamping fee upon arrival at the airport.

3. How to renew my Vietnamese passport in Australia?

If your passport has expired, you can contact the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in Australia for assistance with passport renewal. Here are certain necessary steps:

Step 1: Prepare the documents

  • 01 application form X02 filled in with all the details
  • 02 passport-sized photos, without wearing glasses.
  • Submit one of the following papers (maybe the original or a copy enclosed with the original for comparison):
    • ID card
    • A birth certificate or a driver’s license (issued by a competent Vietnamese state agency to the citizen and is still valid with all personal details and photos.)

Step 2: Submit documents (at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in Australia).
Step 3: Get results (in person or by mail)

4. What is the maximum validity of a Vietnam tourist visa for Australian passport holders?

The maximum validity of a tourist visa for Australians visiting Vietnam is currently 30 days, with single entry only.

5. Are Australian citizens eligible for a Vietnamese e-visa?

Yes, Australian citizens are eligible to apply for a Vietnamese e-visa. You can apply for an e-visa online through the Vietnamese government's immigration website.

6. Is the e-visa program for Vietnam open to Australian passport holders?

Yes, Australian nationals are eligible to request an e-visa for travel to Vietnam. Instructions for obtaining an e-visa from the Australia can be found here.

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