Requirements for Australian getting visa Vietnam

Australia Passport Holders are required visa for entering Vietnam.

There're 2 ways to get visa for entering Vietnam :

1/ Apply visa at Embassy of Vietnam in Canberra, Australia in person at location as below :

- Address: 6 Timbarra Crescent, O'Malley, ACT, 2606, Canberra, Australia

- Website :

2/ Or if you don't want to go to embassy location, you can apply online to get approval for getting visa on arrival Vietnam.

Does Australian citizens need visa for entering Vietnam or not?

Yes, the citizens of Australia particularly require holding a valid Visa to enter the precincts of Vietnam for any purpose. Vietnam constitutes a beautiful part of the world with its amazing ethnicity, multi-dimensional culture, outstanding religious beliefs and unconditional unity among people. With the formation of Vietnam Government, various policies and strategies have been made in order to ensure effective economic development of the country. However, over the past several years, the major growing industry of Vietnam is tourism industry. People, from different parts of the world, travel to Vietnam to explore its extra ordinary natural beauty and impeccable surrounding which offers perfect harmony and peace to the people. 

Migration of Australian Citizen 

Australia and Vietnam are basically two different corners of the world with varying history as well as culture. However, in order to promote effective development of prosperity and peace among both the nations, they are together for mutual interest. Both the countries have been in a mutual diplomatic relations since 1973. It has been 40 years of their effective relation which has gone through several vicissitudes of the history. This effective relationship has become deeper rooted with the successful establishment of Comprehensive Partnership between the two countries. With their successful friendly and cordial relations, numerous people from Australia travel to Vietnam every year for different purposes. 

Requirement of Visa 

The presence of Vietnam Embassy in Australia acts as a significant bridge between the two countries for effective communication. The citizens of Australia, who desire to travel Australia for any purpose, necessarily require a Vietnam Visa irrespective of their purpose of migration. It has been made mandatory by the Vietnam Government for all the Australian citizens who own a valid passport to obtain confirmed Visa for their uninterrupted visit to Vietnam. The people traveling to Vietnam without a valid Visa are not allowed to enter the precincts of the country and may find themselves in legal trouble. 

Visa Exempted countries

Prior to applying for Vietnam Visa, it is essentially required by every individual to whether it is required or not. Particularly for citizens of Australian nationality, they essentially require a valid Visa for their stay at Vietnam. However, there are certain countries which have been exempted by the Vietnam Government to obtain Visa for some specific days of stay. Some of the major countries which have occupied a significant place in the Visa exempted countries have been characterized below:

• Visa exemption for 15 days: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Russia, South Korea and Japan.

• Visa exemption for 30 days: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

• Visa exemption for 21 days: Philippines.

• Visa exemption for 14 days: Brunei.

These are some countries whose citizens have been exempted for carrying a Visa to visit Vietnam. However, the visa exemption is valid for particular time duration after which they are also required to obtain Visa to stay in Vietnam. 

Places to apply for Vietnam Visa

The citizens of Australian nationality are blessed with two different ways of applying for Vietnam Visa which include: 

• Applying Visa for arrival online through travel agencies if traveling by air. 

• Applying Visa through Vietnam Embassy of Australia if traveling from any other means. 

Both the places offer authentic Visa for Vietnam. 

How to get Vietnam visa in Australia?

There are 2 ways for you to get a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy/Consulate:

You can come in person to the Vietnam embassy in Australia and you will be instructed step by step on how to apply for a Vietnam visa there. By this way, you have to come directly to the Vietnam embassy at least two times. The first time you come there is to submit required documents and the second one coming there is to get your Vietnam visa.

To help you contact easier, we would like to give you the contact information of the Vietnam embassy in Australia as below:

Embassy of Vietnam in Canberra, Australia

Address: 6 Timbarra Crescent, O'Malley, ACT, 2606, Canberra, Australia

Telephone: (02) 62868465; (02) 62866059; (02) 62901556; (02) 62901894; (02) 62866267

Fax: 61 - 2 - 6286 4534

Email :

Website :

Consulate General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Sydney, Australia

Address: Suite 205, level 2, Edgecliff Centre, 203 - 233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia 2027.

Telephone: 02 93271912 / 02 93272539

Fax: 02 93281653


Website :

PO Box: 732, Edgecliff, N.S.W 2027

Working time:

Monday - Thursday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Friday: 9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Australian public holidays are excepted.

2.  Apply online to obtain an approval letter to pick up your Vietnam visa at Vietnam international airports (on the condition that you travel by air to Vietnam)

Please click here for Vietnam visa inquiry.

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