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Visa on arrival for Australian passport holders

Visa on arrival, or landing visa, is popular in many countries including Vietnam. However, it only applies to visitors entering Vietnam via internationals airports. The visitors are required to obtain a visa approval in advance to be able to collect the visa on arrival. In this post, we will provide full details on how to get a Vietnam visa on arrival for Australians.



Is visa on arrival good for Australian businessmen?

The answer is Yes.  Visa on arrival works well for both tourism and business trips.

What is the best time to start the application?

Apply as soon as possible. The visa will not start from the date you apply for the visa but from the expected travel date you entered in the application. You can travel to Vietnam anytime while the visa is valid.

Is visa on arrival extendable?

Yes. You can apply for an extension to prolong the stay without having to leave the country.

Is visa on arrival available at a few Vietnamese international airports?

No. You can use the visa approval to get visa on arrival at every international airport in Vietnam including Noi Bai (Hanoi), Da Nang( Danang), Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh), Cat Bi (Haiphong), Lien Khuong (Da Lat), Cam Ranh (Nha Trang), Phu Quoc (Phu Quoc island), Phu Bai (Thua Thien Hue).


Step 1:  complete an application form at if you need a tourist visa, or send a passport copy with intended travel date to if you want to book a business visa.

Step 2. Pay visa processing fee online with a credit/debit card. The fee is refundable in case the application is rejected. However, the chance for that case to happen is 1%.

Please use the table below to check the Vietnam visa fee for Australian passport holders.

Visa type

Tourist visa


Business visa


Stamping fee


1 month single




1 month multiple




3 month single




3 month multiple




Step 3. Check your email to receive a visa approval letter by the immigration department. To avoid any unexpected problems at the airport, we advise you to check for errors in the letter. Make sure your full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, and visa validity are correct. If you spot any errors, kindly notify us immediately.

Step 4. Upon arrival, show your visa approval, valid passport, 01 passport-sized photot, completed entry/exit form (download here) at the landing visa window.  10-15 minutes later, the visa stamp will be ready. You are asked to pay stamping fee before getting the passport back.

Thank you for taking your time to read our post Vietnam visa on arrival for Australians. We hope you find it informative and helpful. Should you need visa help, please feel free to contact us anytime.



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