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Vietnam Visa for Australians

Vietnam Visa for Australians
iVisa | Updated on Aug 23, 2019

Australians can travel to many places with simply a passport, but in other places, it is a bit more complicated. Vietnam requires a more complicated 2-step process with which iVisa can help. Read through the series of questions below for a better understanding of the process for Australians to enter Vietnam.



How Much Does My Visa to Enter Vietnam from Australia Cost?

There is a 2-part answer to this question. While still in Australia preparing to leave, you will obtain your Vietnam Visa Approval Letter. The fees for this letter through iVisa are $30. This letter, however, ONLY gives you permission to get the visa when you arrive in Vietnam. The fee for the actual visa is $25 USD for single entry or $50 for multiple entries – payable when you arrive at the airport in Vietnam.

Is this Document Acceptable if I Travel by Boat, Rail, or Car?

No, this travel document is only acceptable if arriving at a Vietnam Airport. If you are flying into a nearby nation and arriving in Vietnam via land, this is not the correct travel document. To avoid potentially costly and time-consuming errors, please take advantage of our 24/7 chat and phone service to make sure you have the travel document that meets your needs.

How Long Can I Stay in Vietnam Once I Arrive?

This form of visa pre-approval qualifies you to obtain a document good for a 30-day stay. The 30-day period starts on arrival in Vietnam.

How Quickly Can I Get My Vietnam Visa Approval Letter?

The actual application form is very easy to fill out and can be done quickly. We have thousands of customers satisfied with their experience obtaining a Vietnam Visa Approval Letter via iVisa. One person reviewed our service on TrustPilot, saying “A friend who lives in Vietnam recommended iVisa if we didn't want to give up our passports […] The instructions were very easy to understand. Their response was quick and efficient.” Although we cannot guarantee this document in less than an hour, it is typical that we can get it to you via email within 8 hours.

What Do I Need to Have Available to Successfully Enter Vietnam on an Australian Passport?

The answer to this question is a 2-part answer, just as the visa process is a 2-part process. To obtain the Vietnam Visa Approval Letter, you will need a passport with at least six months of validity, a credit/debit card or PayPal account. You will also need to be ready to answer some simple personal questions. This letter is not the actual visa – it just qualifies you to complete Step 2 and obtain one. When you get to Vietnam, you will need the pre-approval letter you obtained in step 1 printed out and ready to give to the local authorities. You will also need two photos (see sizes on our website), your original passport and the fees necessary to pay for the actual Vietnam Visa.


Although the process of getting a visa for Vietnam is more complicated than for many countries, iVisa can still take most of the headache out of the process. We look forward to walking you through the process so you can turn your attention away from worrying about your visa and back to planning your adventures. The easy application form is available here. Please be prepared with the documents listed above and be sure to take the necessary items with you to Vietnam to complete the process.

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