For citizens of Australia in particular and travelers all around the world in general, Vietnam visa is first thing you have to prepare if you plan to visit this beautiful peaceful country. Traditional way to get Vietnam visa is applying for visa at Vietnam Embassy in person. You can visit Embassy of Vietnam in Australian in any of address as below.
Thanks to development of digital world, there are now more two ways to apply online for a Vietnamese visa from Australia. Firstly, Australians can apply online for a single entry with electronic visa (e-visa) from December 2017. This type of visa is valid for up to a maximum of 30 days in Vietnam but it is applicable for leisure purpose only. For those who prefer convenient and simply process and would like to visit Vietnam for both tourism and business reasons, then Vietnam visa on arrival is another, better choice to consider.
Having no limitations and disadvantages as visa issued by Vietnam Embassies/Consulate in foreign countries, Vietnam visa on arrival is ideal choice for many visitors. Especially, you can completely control your time if you need to change your travel plan in the last minutes. Vietnam visa on arrival is actually effective if you are emergency case as it is assure that you can receive visa approval letter within 02 – 04 working hours (depends on your nationality, visa type and processing time you would like to apply) since your submission of online visa application. By using Vietnam visa on arrival, you not only save your cost of moving to Vietnam Embassy but also minimize your time of waiting for visa.
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Instead of going to Vietnam embassy to apply for visa in person, you can apply for a Vietnam visa online in Australia with Vietnam visa on arrival. Forget about all documents or the risk of losing your original passport on the way sending to Vietnam embassy, now you can get detailed guide to apply for a convenient visa at: https://www.vietnam-visa.com/guide/australia/ . There are only few steps you have to complete. Firstly, it is required to fill the online visa application form with correct information including full name, contact information, visiting time, etc. Depend on the processing time you wish to apply for, it may take few hours for urgent case to 2 working days to process your visa application after making the payment for service fee via PayPal, Master card, etc. Then a Letter of Approval issued by Vietnam Immigration Department will be sent to your registered email in along with documents needed to be prepared in advance including passport-sized photos, Vietnam entry and exit form. Finally, by paying stamping fee in cash at any of Vietnam international airport in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang, Nha Trang and showing the Letter of Approval with documents to Immigration Officer, you will have your visa stamped onto your passport.
But before applying for visa on arrival, please be noted that it is applicable for those travelling to Vietnam by air only and make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of your departure from Vietnam. Just some tips: in order to book a flight to one of the international airports in Vietnam, Australians can start search with Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines, Scoot, Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Singapore Airlines, or Jetstar Asia and the sooner you search, the better deal you will get.
Hope Australians can find useful information for Vietnam trip, especially visa online in Australia and passport matters. Welcome to the country of peace – Vietnam!