HOW TO GET VISA TO VIETNAM?
We have 2 kinds of visa for tourist:
- Visa at Embassy in your country;
- Evisa at international or at airport;
If you will enter Vietnam via airport and want to pick up landing visa in Vietnam you can apply E – visa (An electronic visa (E-visa) is one of visa types issued to foreigners by Vietnamese Immigration Department via electronic system. Vietnam E-visa is valid for maximum of 30 days, single entry.)
E-visa fee is paid via electronic payment gateway as prescribed by the Immigration Department. The fee will not be refunded if the application is refused.
List of Countries that allowed E-visa issuing.
List of Ports that allowed foreigners enter and exit Vietnam by E-visa.
- Foreigners stay outside Vietnam;
- Holding valid passport;
- Not falling into the cases of suspension from entry prescribed in Article 21 of Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, residence in Vietnam.
E-visa holders in Vietnam may be considered to get new visa if being invited/guaranteed by authority/organization/individual in Vietnam in accordance with Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, residence in Vietnam.
Foreigners who entry Vietnam must comply with Vietnamese law.
Inviting/guaranteeing foreigners in accordance with section 1, Article 16, Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, residence in Vietnam; can be applied through electronic system (click here).
Notice: Foreigners falling into the cases prescribed in Clauses 1, 2, 3 and 4, Article 8 of the Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through and residence in Vietnam, shall not apply for e-visa on this Website. They should send visa applications via the inviting or guaranteeing agencies and organizations to the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Click for detail)
HOW TO GET VIETNAM VISA IN AUSTRALIA?
Get Vietnam Visa on Arrival by applying online at website www.vietnam-visa.org.vn
You can apply Vietnam Visa on arrival at website www.vietnam-visa.org.vn by filling your necessary information in the online form. You can do it easily, simply from everywhere around the world which have Internet, Wireless 3G Mobile Connections.
Visa Administrative Institution: at Vietnam Immigration Department via applying in this website www.vietnam-visa.org.vn
Duration: 1 to 2 working days. In Express service they can get visa Vietnam in 30 minutes to 4 hours.
Required Documents: No documents needed
How to apply for an online visa? Fill the form online in our site: www.vietnam-visa.org.vn, you are going to receive a Confirmation Letter in a few minutes to know when you will get the Vietnam Visa Approval Letter. Normally The Approval Letter is coming to you via email within 2 working days or from 4 – 8 working hours (Express service), in 30 minutes (in emergency).
Finally, you take this letter + your passport + 2 photos + stamping fee 25 USD for single entry or 50 USD for multiple entries to get your visa at airport. Further information, please visit application process.
Get Vietnam Entry Visa at Vietnam Embassies in Australia
- If you apply for Visa to Vietnam in person at the Vietnam Embassy in Australia, you need to know:
Duration: It depends on you how fast you need. But for sure, you should make a call to Vietnam Embassy near around your country for details;
Required Documents: passport, money and 1 new envelope with stamp on it and your exact home address in order to avoid losing issues
Embassy of Vietnam in Canberra, Australia
Address: 6 TimbarraCrescent, O’Malley, ACT, 2606, Australia
Phone: 612 – 6286 6059
Fax: (612) 6286 4534
Working time: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 p.m. Australian public holidays are excepted
Consulate General of Vietnam in Sydney, Australia
Address: Suite 205, level 2, Edgecliff Centre 203 – 233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff, NSW 2027
Phone: (612) 9327 2539
Fax: (612) 9328 1653
WHAT TO PACK FOR VIETNAM
Your trip to Vitetnam will not happen:
- Passport: must be valid for the next 6 months when you arrive or enter in VN;
- Visa: check if you need a visa or your free visa days are not enough;
- Return ticket: when you land or enter VN, it’s not common for the immigration officer to ask for the exit ticket, however, if they do, you should have one ready. You can also tell them that you crossing the border to Cambodia or Laos, which is acceptable;
- Accommodation Confirmation: it is not proven that depending on your length of stay or nationality or immigration officer, a confirmed hotel or accommodation booking will be asked, book at least the first three nights, save the email confirmation just in case.
- Travel insurance: the immigration will be not asking this, however, your trim can be unpredictable, it’s always better to be ready and have a peace in tour mind then taking a risk especially if you are planning to go motorbiking or do adventurous trip.
- Photocopy: get a copy of your passport and visa page
- 3 shorts (2 boardshorts, 1 Travel Shorts)
- 4 Tank tops
- 3 Cotton T-Shirt
- 1 Dri-fit T-shirt
- 1 Long Trousers
- 1 long sleeved base layer (thin)
- 1 Lightweight Rain Jacket (super important if you are riding a motorbike)
- 5 pairs of Underwear
- 4 pairs of light weight socks (have at least 1 hiking pair)
- Backpacker security belt (This product is awesome!)
- 1 lightweight scarf
- 1 Hurley Dri-Fit Hat
- Men’s hiking boots
- Microfibre travel towel (Don’t travel with out this)
- closed shoes (vans or toms)
- 3 shorts (1 Athletic Pair, 1 denim, 1 board shorts)
- 2 dresses (1 maxi, 1 short)
- 3 tank tops (I tend to stick to basic colors to make them easier to mix and match)
- 1 cotton shirt
- 1 Dri Fit T-Shirt
- 1 Leggings (long or cropped)
- 1 mini skirt
- 1 long trousers (hippie pants) – buy them in Asia (they’re so cheap!!)
- 1 long sleeved base layer (thin)
- 1 Lightweight Waterproof Jacket
- 5 pairs of Underwear
- 2 bikinis to mix and match (P.S. Check out my FAVE bikinis) Cupshe Fashion Bikini Set |Strappy Cross Back Bikini
- 4 pairs of lightweight socks (have at least 1 hiking pair)
- 2 Sports Bra
- 1 bra
- 1 light weight travel scarf/sarong
- 1 hat (sports hat or a cute but small sun hat)
- 1 Hiking Boots/trainers (low cut and light weight)
- 1 flipflops (don’t buy expensive ones as you will eventually loose them)
- 1 sandals /TOMS Women’s Classic
PACKING TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH & WELL-BEING
- A hat, decent sunglasses: that actually block UV light and protect your eyes, and sunscreen are obviously essential. For sunglasses, spend the extra cash on ensuring they will properly protect you – Vietnamese sunlight can be quite vicious to your eyes. You can get affordable real sunglasses on Amazon.
- A decent toiletry bag: that keeps all your stuff organised so you don’t have to dump all its contents on the floor every time you want to find something is a huge timesaver. Plus it minimises the space it takes up in your backpack.
- Mosquito spray is essential: mosquitos tend to be most active at dusk and they love to go for bare flesh. Spray yourself liberally in mossy spray every day and wear long trousers or skirts at the end of the day- keep your ankles covered too. It can really make your holiday miserable if you get covered in mossy bites early on and then you have to contend with the scratching and general irritation for the rest of your trip.
- Diarrhea remedies and upset stomach medicine: are also important. These things obviously put a bit of a downer on your trip but they are usually caused by big changes in your standard diet rather than food poisoning per se. Usually one dose of medicine is enough to set you back on the right track – just perhaps stay away from any super spicy stuff.
- Painkillers are useful for headaches and generally feeling under the weather (hello Vietnammese beers hangover!). Make sure you are staying fully hydrated – in a tropical country, you should be drinking at least 2 litres of water a day (4 pints). If you are getting regular headaches and/or your pee is yellow, you are dehydrated.
- A quick dry towel: is also worth investing in – they’re super light so barely take up any room and mean you don’t have to rely on wherever you’re staying to provide a towel of whatever varying quality – or, quite often, no towel at all.
- Condoms should be in your bag just in case you get lucky. All joking aside, everyone should carry protection with them to ensure safe sex and fun holidays. it’s important to take care of yourself and your partner, even if fooling around with an irritating bit of rubber is the last thing you feel like doing in the heat of the moment.
- A small first aid kit: is definitely a good idea – you’ll be wanting plasters for blisters and small cuts, plus disinfectant for the same. Remember in the tropics smalls cuts etc can get infected quick so it’s important to clean and self-treat them immediately.
- The clever invention of camping toilet paper is a godsend for when you stumble into a toilet that’s lacking in any paper or just not very sanitary looking. Hand sanitiser is also a good idea.
- A travel pillow is a good call if you will be doing a lot of moving around during your trip and will be needing to catch up on sleep. Ditto noise cancelling headphones which are an expensive but very worth it addition to your packing list if you can afford it.
- A small but powerful torch like the Nitecore Tube that fits in your pocket is extremely useful for after the sun goes down – not everywhere you go will have adequate street lighting – or any lighting at all. A personal attack alarm is a good idea for extra peace of mind.
- You’ll need a universal power adapter whatever gadgets you bring with you to plug it in. Vietnam uses a variety of different 2 and 3 pin plug sockets so an adapter is wise. Having surge protection built in is also good to avoid it getting fried.
- Assuming you bring your cellphone with you, you can pick up Vietnamese SIM cards if you want to be fully connected rather than just hopping between wifi spots. There are SIM vendors at the airport and in the cities – not difficult to find. Free wifi is prevalent in Vietnam – well, in the main tourist areas anyway, but with SIMs so cheap and staff ready to help set it up, it’s a no-brainer to just get a SIM.
- Remember to bring your cellphone charging cable. Same goes for laptops, cameras etc – double check you have the cable, the adapter and perhaps spare batteries if you’re planning a lot of usage of your electronics. A cellphone power bank is a good idea if you plan on heavy usage – you might not be near an electricity supply while on the move etc
- Also consider investing in a super sturdy case for your phone to protect it from being dropped and generally banged around . If you’re going to be near water, a waterproof case is also wise.
- Now near ubiquitous amongst travellers in the selfie stick, which can make for some undeniably memorable photos. Just be careful not to whack anyone else in the face with it.
- If you like taking lots of photos (who doesn’t?) back up frequently to the Cloud or your laptop, or iPad or external drive or whatever.
- If you like reading, a Kindle is invaluable for long journeys etc – a lot less heavy than real books and you can add to your library wherever you’ve got internet. Great for history books about Vietnam too but I would stick to print versions of guidebooks – maps are unreadable on Kindle screens.
- If you’re going to invest in noise-cancelling headphones, audiobooks are a great way to pass the time while on planes and trains.