You hold an Australian passport but now you are not living in your country, but India. You are planning a visit to Vietnam and wonder how to get a visa. You may find this guide helpful for you.
As an Australian citizen, you have two options to get a visa for Vietnam no matter where you are. They are:
1. Apply for a visa on arrival
This option requires you first to apply online for a visa approval letter via a travel agent. The letter is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department officially allowing you to enter Vietnam and get visa stamped onto passport upon your arrival at Vietnam airport.
But please keep in mind that you can only use the visa approval letter if you enter Vietnam by air. It will be refused when you travel to Vietnam by land or sea.
For more information about how Vietnam visa on arrival works, please click http://vietnamvisa.org.in/.
2. Apply for a visa at Vietnam Embassy (traditional way to obtain a valid visa for Vietnam)
If you select this option for visa application, you should contact the Embassy in advance to know the required documents you need to submit and procedure you need to follow since they vary from embassy to embassy. If not, it may take you more time and cost you much to provide full documents.
Fortunately, there are two of such offices in India. Its contact details are as following:
2. Consulate General of Vietnam in Mumbai, India
- Address: B-306 Oberoi chamber New Link road andheri (w), Mumbai 400 053, India
- Phone: (9122) 2673 668
- Fax: (9122) 2673 663
- Email: [email protected]