Do I Need a Visa to Visit Vietnam from Australia?

Vietnam’s captivating culture and picturesque landscapes are a magnet for us Aussies. But, before you board that plane, it’s essential to understand the Vietnam visa requirements.

So, for Australian passport holders, do you need a visa to enter Vietnam? At Crown Currency Exchange, we’re more than just about currency; we’re your travel planning companions. This blog aims to help you navigate the visa regulations for visiting Vietnam from Australia. Let’s dive in!

Quick Answer

If you’re an Australian passport holder with Vietnam in your travel plans, YES, YOU NEED A VISA to enjoy Vitenam’s natural wonders. This holds true whether you’re going for a laid-back vacation or a business trip. So, before you dive into planning the finer details of your journey, make sure getting a valid visa is at the top of your to-do list.

How many types of visas are available for Australians visiting Vietnam?

For Australian citizens heading to Vietnam, there are a few different Vietnam visas you can choose from. It all depends on what you’re going for and how long you plan to stay.

The good news is you can apply online for an e-Visa, which is fairly convenient, especially considering the time and effort it takes to go the traditional route.

As for the reason for your trip, there are

  • Vietnam tourist visa if you’re going for a holiday,
  • business visa for work trips and
  • relative visit visa if you’re visiting family.

Now, how long do you plan to stick around? You’ve got options for 30 days or 90 days, and you can choose between single or multiple entries.

What do Australians need to get a Vietnam e-Visa?

Let’s break down what you need to get a Vietnam visa as an Australian citizen.

  • First up, your Australian passport needs to be good for at least 6 months from when you plan to enter Vietnam, and it should have a couple of blank pages left.
  • Next, you’ll need a digital copy of your passport’s personal detail page – make sure it’s in jpeg format.
  • While you’re at it, you’ll also need a soft copy of your portrait (also in jpeg format to make sure it meets the e-Visa photo requirements).
  • You’ll also need an active email to receive your One-Time Password (OTP).
  • Lastly, have your credit or debit card ready for payment. And that’s it – you’re good to go!

How much does a Vietnam e-Visa cost?

A single-entry e-Visa will cost you USD $25, but if you’re planning to come and go, a multiple-entry e-Visa is available for USD $50.

Just a heads up, these Vietnam visa fees aren’t refundable if your application gets denied or if there are any mistakes on your visa letter that you’ve filled in on the form. So double-check all your info before hitting submit.

How to get a Vietnam e-Visa for Australians?

Getting your e-Visa application process done is as easy as one, two, three!

Step 1

First, you’ll need to provide some basic information. This includes uploading an image of your passport’s data page and a photograph of yourself (make sure you’re looking straight at the camera and not wearing glasses). After this step, you’ll receive a registration code.

Step 2

Second, it’s time to pay the e-Visa fee. For a single-entry visa, it’s $25, but if you plan on popping in and out of Vietnam, a multiple-entry visa costs $50. Once paid, your application will be processed within 3 working days.

Step 3

Finally, you can check the status of your e-Visa application using your registration code, email, and date of birth via the E-visa search menu. If approved, print out your e-Visa, and you’re all set for your journey to Vietnam!

Can I enter Vietnam with my e-Visa at any point of entry?

With your Vietnam e-Visa, you can’t just go into the country at any entry point. You need to stick to the specific port of entry you listed on your e-Visa application. If you don’t, there’s a chance you could be denied.

Here’s the list of Vietnam e-Visa ports below:


  • Can Tho Airport (Can Tho)
  • Cat Bi Airport (Hai Phong)
  • Cam Ranh Airport (Khanh Hoa)
  • Da Nang Airport (Da Nang)
  • Dong Hoi Airport (Quang Binh)
  • Lien Khuong Airport (Lam Dong)
  • Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi)
  • Phu Bai Airport (Thua Thien Hue)
  • Phu Cat Airport (Binh Dinh)
  • Phu Quoc Airport (Kien Giang)
  • Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Tho Xuan Airport (Thanh Hoa)
  • Van Don Airport (Quang Ninh)


  • Bo Y Border Gate (Kon Tum)
  • Cau Treo Border Gate (Ha Tinh)
  • Cha Lo Border Gate (Quang Binh)
  • Ha Tien Border Gate (Kien Giang)
  • Huu Nghi Border Gate (Lang Son)
  • La Lay Border Gate (Quang Tri)
  • Lao Bao Border Gate (Quang Tri)
  • Lao Cai Border Gate (Lao Cai)
  • Moc Bai Border Gate (Tay Ninh)
  • Mong Cai Border Gate (Quang Ninh)
  • Na Meo Border Gate (Thanh Hoa)
  • Nam Can Border Gate (Nghe An)
  • Tay Trang Border Gate (Dien Bien)
  • Tinh Bien Border Gate (An Giang)
  • Vinh Xuong Land and Waterway Border Gate (An Giang)
  • Xa Mat Border Gate (Tay Ninh)


  • Cam Pha Seaport (Quang Ninh)
  • Chan May Seaport (Thua Thien Hue)
  • Da Nang Seaport (Da Nang)
  • Duong Dong Seaport (Kien Giang)
  • Dung Quat Seaport (Quang Ngai)
  • Hai Phong Seaport (Hai Phong)
  • Ho Chi Minh City Seaport (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Hon Gai Seaport (Quang Ninh)
  • Nha Trang Seaport (Khanh Hoa)
  • Quy Nhon Seaport (Binh Dinh)
  • Vung Ang Seaport (Ha Tinh)
  • Vung Tau Seaport (Ba Ria-Vung Tau)


Do I need to complete all the details in the Vietnam e-visa application form?

No worries about filling out every single detail on the Vietnam e-visa application form. You only need to focus on the spots marked with a red asterisk. Those are your must-complete fields. As for the rest, feel free to skip them if you want.

Can I extend my stay in Vietnam beyond my e-Visa duration?

Wishing for a little more time in Vietnam beyond your e-Visa limit? Unfortunately, that’s a no-go right now. If you’re keen on extending your stay, you’ll need to exit the country and re-enter with a fresh e-Visa. Just be careful not to make it a habit, as too many round trips might raise eyebrows and potentially lead to entry refusal.

Do I need to enter Vietnam on the exact date mentioned in my e-Visa letter?

Thinking about going to Vietnam earlier than the date on your e-Visa approval letter? Sorry, but that’s not allowed. You’re all clear to arrive anytime between the start and end dates on your e-Visa. But showing up before the start date isn’t on the cards.

Get your Vietnamese Dong today!

Now that you have your Vietnam e-Visa ready, it’s time to get your Vietnamese Dong. Save yourself the hassle of exchanging currency at the airport by visiting any Crown Currency Exchange branches Australia-wide.

With competitive exchange AUD to VND rates and no commission fees, you’ll get more bang for your buck with us. We also offer a variety of other foreign currencies, so you can get all the cash you need for a smooth trip.

Visit our website to find your nearest branch and exchange your currency today!

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