How to Get a Vietnam Tourist Visa for Australia and New Zealand Citizens?

1. Do you need a Vietnam Tourist Visa (VTV)?

Before jumping to conclusion that you need a VTV, please look at the list below of Countries Exempt from the Visa to enter Vietnam:

Country Conditions of Exemption

Singapore Less than 30 days

Thailand Less than 30 days

Malaysia Less than 30 days

Indonesia Less than 30 days

Lao Less than 30 days

Cambodia Less than 30 days

Philippines Less than 21 days

Brunei Less than 14 days

Myanmar Less than 14 days

Japan Less than 15 days

Korea Less than 15 days

Sweden Less than 15 days

Finland Less than 15 days

Denmark Less than 15 days

Germany Less than 15 days

France Less than 15 days

United Kingdom Less than 15 days

Italy Less than 15 days

Spain Less than 15 days

Norway Less than 15 days

2. First way to obtaining a VTV:

Pay a visit to a nearby Vietnamese Embassy and apply directly and get a visa stamp on your passport.

Your passport must be at least SIX MONTH valid prior to your proposed date of exit from Vietnam (ex. Visa issued for 1st – 30th March, 2018, passport expiration date must be from 30th September, 2018 onwards).

Photo must be taken within 6 months.

Processing time: 5-7 working days

3. Obtain a VTV on Arrival:

If you live far away from a Vietnam Embassy and do not want to lose the documents (such as passport, money or documents) by postal mail or traffic jam once visiting Vietnam Embassy, you can pick up your visa at one of these Vietnam International Airports.

Here is a list of Vietnam Airports that permit VTV on arrival:

  • Noi Bai International Airport (Ha Noi)

  • Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong)

  • Da Nang International Airport

  • Cam Ranh International Airport (Khanh Hoa)

  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)

  • Can Tho International Airport

  • Phu Bai International Airport

  • Phu Quoc International Airport

STEP 1: Get a Pre-Approval Letter

Without this step, you CANNOT board your flight and get VTV issued on arrival.

We help tourists obtain this Pre-Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department, please contact us for a quote.

STEP 2: Get a VTV on Arrival

Passengers should prepare the following documents to get a Visa Stamp at the airport:

– Pre-Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department (which had been sent to your email prior to your flight)

– Immigration Form (available at the airport)

– Passport not expiring within the next 6 months, with at least 2 blank pages

– Two 4×6 photos with white background and no glasses on, taken within 6 months

– Stamping fee (paid at the airport)

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