Friday, May 25, 2018

Embassy Activities

TOURIST VISA

Entry visas to Viet Nam can be applied BY POST, IN PERSON or ONLINE (by the applicant or anyone on his/her behalf at the Embassy).
APPLY ONLINE: For Australian and New Zealand passport holders and for the purposes of tourism & family visiting only.
Step 1: Read carefully general instructions HERE;
Step 2: Please click here: www.vietnamembassyvisa.org.au to fill online form, upload passport copy and photo;
Step 3: Transfer money; and
Step 4: Loose-leaf visa will be sent by post to your address (processing within 01-02 working day, excluding express posting).
APPLYING BY POST (Check list): Original passport, application form (with photo attached), fee in AUD (Cash, Money Order, Bank Cheque, Company Cheque; Personal Cheque is accepted but not encouraged; payable to "the Embassy of Viet Nam") and one envelop for returning. 

Postal Address: PO BOX 98, Mawson ACT 2607, Australia. 

Processing time: 24 hours after all the suficient documents are received (express service for same day with extra fee).

Please download the application form here: Vietnamese visa form (1).doc

APPLY IN PERSON: Application form, passport, fee (cash, money order or cheque). Address: 6 Timbarra Crescent, O' Malley ACT 2606.

WARNING:

We recently received a cluster of complaints from both Australian and foreign travellers and businesses about their online visa applications to Viet Nam. Some of them complained that they could not board the flight because their airlines do not accept online visa on arrival. Others filled in online visa applications via unauthorized and/or untrustworthy websites so that they were certainly denied entry and paid a fine because they turned up with fake visas.

For reasons as such, travellers and businesses to Viet Nam are strongly recommended to contact the Embassy of the S.R. of Viet Nam in Australia for consultations and advices before lodging their visa applications. They are also encouraged to obtain their visas before departure.

Unilateral Visa exemption for following passports holders:

- The UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain (valid until 30th June 2018); and

- Japan, the Repulic of Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russian Federation, Belarus.

Conditions applied.

Criminal Records Certificate (police check) for foreigners who resided in Viet Nam at the Vietnamese National Center for Criminal Records

Step 1: Certification by the Embassy of Viet Nam of your signature in Criminal Records Form and certification of true copy of your passport;

Step 2: Submission of paper work as required to the Vietnamese competent authority in Viet Nam (Department of Justice of the Province/cities where you resided; or the Hanoi-based National Center for Criminal Records- NCCR) by post or in person to get the Criminal Records Certificate; and

Step 3: Translation into English of the Criminal Records Certificate obtained at Step 2 which can be done at our Embassy.

Step 4:  Submission of the Vietnamese Criminal Records Certificate and its translated version to the relevant Australian authority.