Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Old Town of Hoi An is noted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hoi An has a river system extending numerous kilometres inland - this was the ancient transport network of the Cham Kingdom as they moved goods between the highlands and then by means of Hoi An and on to China. Speedboats or traditional ghe nang still sail on the river or sea.

Hoi An Private Automobile offers Danang Airport transfer is USD 17 from the airport to hotels in Hoi An Town. To catch the public 'yellow bus' from the train station to Hoi An, exit the station, stroll across the car park and continue straight out Hoang Hoa Tham road with the train station behind you. The trip terminates at the Hoi An bus station just outside the.

On the bus they try to charge foreigners 50,000 dong, or more (aka close to the rate of personal vans from a hotel in Hoi An to the airport in Da Nang). If you come from Da Nang airport, the closest bus stop of the exact same path to Hoi An is at the roundabout where the streets Nguyễn Tri Phương and Điện Biên Phủ satisfy (a nice 10-15min walk, because you can stroll along the lake).

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh Buses. The very best and the worst

As I was sitting on a six hour bus ride the other day with absolutely nothing to do, I began to ponder this terrific waste of time. If you are catching a bus to someplace for the first time, then it's a little interesting, but when you are on a bus trip that you have actually done many times, it's simply dead time unless you have a book to read, some work to do, or you enjoy seeing movies with voice dubbing. I have acquired an in depth understanding about many of the bus services that operate the flat as a pancake run from Phnom Penh to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and back.

Airplane or bus?

The air travel is generally around $165USD minimum and takes fifty minutes or so. The bus expenses in between $8 and $12 and takes six hours generally, so you are paying $1.02 for each minute of the one hundred and fifty minutes you are starting saving.

Bus-lines ranked by record

Mekong Express Lmousine Bus (8/10) $12.
Mekong Express were one of the first Cambodian companies to do this run. They have some older Japanese buses (Mitsubishi, Nissan, Hino) that they have actually painted an attractive orange and white color. The buses, while a little old are kept spick-and-span. They have a toilet on board to the back of the bus which is the product that causes them to lose a point in my evaluation. Probably because the buses are a little old, the toilet in some cases releases some nasty odors into the cabin. Asides from this though, they are a smooth operation. They are well arranged when you arrive to examine in. They tag your bag and give you the number to recover it at the other end. They offer seats for waiting. They faithfully examine to make sure that you have a legitimate visa. Then when the bus shows up, the well dressed bus guide, will reveal you to your seat. When you are stopping for a meal break or going through the in some cases complicated border procedure, this guide is normally a good communicator and this is practical. This company is without a doubt the most trustworthy. You can see the staff getting extremely stressed if their departure is delayed by more than 5 minutes where other business generally stretch it to try and get a couple of more clients or await some moron that couldn't arrive on time. The dependability and service might discuss why there are commonly a great deal of Cambodians using this bus to take a trip to Vietnam for medical treatment. The Cambodian crowd that you meet on this bus are typically well mannered and friendly. The bus leaves from O'Russey market in Phnom Penh generally and completes it's trip in Pham Ngu Lao HCMC. Tickets can be brought through hotels and representatives everywhere.

Sapaco Tourist 7/10 $12.

This is the Vietnamese equivelant to the Mekong Express. They have newish Samco/Hino buses that are rather comfy. They have a toilet in the middle of the bus (sunken a little into the floor with steps). These guys do about 7 buses every day in both directions and are the first choice for the Vietnamese travelers (primarily company tourists). These buses are frequently full. Where the Mekong Express personnel are mild and adorably over-polite, the Sapaco personnel are usually gruff, but effective (a cultural thing). There are normally an over-supply of these personnel, dressed in blue employees t-shirts and blue jeans. The English and Khmer language skills aren't great, and they do not tell you a lot about what is happening or exactly what to anticipate next. They just sort of grunt and point. They constantly inspect your passports for a legitimate visa and will mostly leave on time. If they don't then they offset it with the most likely quicker, newer bus. The bus leaves from Olympic Stadium area in Phnom Penh usually and completes it's trip in Pham Ngu Lao HCMC. Tickets can be brought through hotels and representatives everywhere.

Malinh Express/ Malinh Traveler 6.5/ 10 $9-10.

They do everything from micro taxis, to big buses and everything in between. The buses are normally nice new Hyundais without a toilet which means that they stop periodically for a toilet break. The staff don't typically speak much English or Khmer, but they typically attempt to be practical by handing you a fake-silk pillow to rest your head on.

The bus leaves from Olympic Arena area in Phnom Penh usually and finishes it's trip in Pham Ngu Lao HCMC. Tickets can be brought through representatives and hotels all over.

Kumho Samco 6/10 $11.

Odd name, nice bus. I recently found this bus services returning from Saigon. They have newish Samco/Hino buses withe the toilet in the middle of the automobile. They have actually lowered the seating ability to 32people, consequently providing some good extra legroom and seats that recline a long way. The staff were nice enough, however entirely disorganised at the start. They enhanced when we reached the border. The main disadvantages where that they left twenty 5 minutes late since they were waiting for a passenger that was a friend of among the personnel as well as that the volume on the entertainment system was too high. Their taste in voice dubbed films was also terrible, but hey, absolutely nothing new there. The bus leaves from somewhere in Phnom Penh normally and finishes it's trip in Pham Ngu Lao HCMC. Tickets can be brought through agents and hotels in some locations. I think this company is badly managed, however they have good buses:-RRB-.

Phnom Penh Sorya 168 Bus Services 6/10 $6-7.

You get exactly what you pay for. These individuals are OKAY, they are simply a cheapo bus company. Ageing Hyundai buses, sometimes with doors that do not close effectively. The personnel are typically handy, friendly, however very disorganised. They in some cases have a toilet and in some cases don't. departure punctuality isn't bad, but they are not negative to trawling along the way for more clients. The bus leaves from Central market in Phnom Penh normally and finishes it's journey in Pham Ngu Lao HCMC. Tickets can be brought through hotels and agents all over.

Van Rec Co 5/10 $6-7.

Aging buses that they drive like fighter airplanes. If you are in a rush, great. Starts? lands? I flagged it down on the bridge over the Bassac river. It dropped in an area of HCMC that I am not familiar with. I just got onto a motorbike taxi.

Paramount Angkor Express 2/10 $10-12.

These guys draw. I have actually tried them a couple of times since they have double deckers with lots of space for freight (which I often have a little) where they have gotten rid of seats. The first time I tried them, their bus left fifteen minutes ahead of schedule and I had to argue for a refund. The 2nd time, the staff invested the whole time cackling their avoid so you could not hear yourself believe. We arrived at the border and they understood they hadn't checked their travelers visas. 2 girls didn't have them (thought they could get them at the border). So they turfed the girls out and said "find a taxi". My final attempt with Para-pathetic Angkor Express failed at the border. The guide was so helpless at getting the tickets stamped, that I fled the scene. I already had mine and I might hear that he had actually lost a few of the arrival types. After half an hour, I walked and grabbed a public bus on the Vietnam side.

There it is folks. I hope my understanding on this unknown matter will assist somebody in their quest for a smooth bus ride in between these 2 cities.

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If you are catching a bus to someplace for the very first time, then it's a little fascinating, but when you are on a bus ride that you have actually done numerous times, it's just dead time unless you have a book to read, some work to do, or you delight in watching movies with voice dubbing. When the bus shows up, the well dressed bus guide, will show you to your seat. The bus leaves from O'Russey market in Phnom Penh generally and finishes it's trip in Pham Ngu Lao HCMC. The bus leaves from Olympic Arena location in Phnom Penh typically and completes it's trip in Pham Ngu Lao HCMC. The bus leaves from Central market in Phnom Penh generally and finishes it's trip in Pham Ngu Lao HCMC.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

History of Vung tau city - Tourist attraction of Vietnam

Throughout 14th and 15th centuries, the cape that would end up being Vũng Tàu was an overload which European trading ships went to routinely. The ships' activities influenced the name Vũng Tàu, meanings that "anchorage". The French Indochinese government called it Cap Saint-Jacques ("Cap Xanh Giắc", in Vietnamese). The cliff of Vũng Tàu is now called Mũi Nghinh Phong (actually indicating "Cape of breeze welcome") or ("Cape of greeting the wind").

Vũng Tàu was initially described as Tam Thắng ("3 Boats") in memory of the very first 3 towns in this area: Thắng Nhất, Thắng Nhị, Thắng Tam, within the province of Biên Hòa under the Nguyễn Dynasty. Under the reign of king Gia Long (1761-- 1820), when Malay pirates built a base here and subsequently became a danger to traders in Gia Định city, the king sent his army to crack down on the pirates. The pirates were ousted and the troops were offered the land as a benefit. 10 February 1859 marked the very first use of cannons by Nguyễn's army, when they fired at French battleships from the fortress of Phước Thắng, located 100m from Vũng Tàu's Front Beach. This marked a crucial period in Vietnam's war versus French invaders in South Vietnam (then called Cochinchina). In 1876, according to a decree by the French colonialists, Vũng Tàu was merged in Bà Rịa county per Saigon's administration. Throughout the 1880s there discusses moving Saigon's port facilities to Vũng Tàu, but this came to nothing due to Saigon's better facilities.

On 1 May 1895, the governor of Cochinchina established by decree that Cap Saint Paul Linehan would after that be a self-governing town. In 1898, Cap Paul Linehan was combined with Bà Rịa county once again, but re-divided in 1899. In 1901, the population of Vũng Tàu was 5,690, of which 2,000 individuals were immigrants from North Vietnam. The majority of the town's population made their living in the dancing market. On 4 April 1905, Cap Paul Linehan was made an administrative district of Bà Rịa province. In 1929, Cap Paul Linehan ended up being a province, and in 1934 ended up being a city (commune). The French governor of Indochina, Paul Doumer (who later became President of France), constructed an estate in Vũng Tàu that is still a prominent landmark.

Throughout the Vietnam War, the 1st Australian Logistics Support system was headquartered in Vũng Tàu-- as were numerous United States military units at different times. Vũng Tàu likewise ended up being popular for R&R, amongst in-country US workers

After the war, Vũng Tàu was a common launching location for the "Vietnamese boat individuals" leaving the communists. On 30 May 1979, Vũng Tàu town was made the capital of Vũng Tàu-Côn Đảo Special Administrative Zone. On 12 August 1991, BACHELOR'S DEGREE Rịa-- Vũng Tàu Province was formally established and Vũng Tàu town formally became Vũng Tàu City.

Vũng Tàu is also significant for being the place where disgraced English glam rock singer Gary Glitter was jailed and founded guilty of molesting 2 underage girls at his rental property and was sentenced to three years in Phuoc Co priso

Vũng Tàu was originally referred to as Tam Thắng ("Three Boats") in memory of the very first three villages in this location: Thắng Nhất, Thắng Nhị, Thắng Tam, within the province of Biên Hòa under the Nguyễn Dynasty. The French governor of Indochina, Paul Doumer (who later on became President of France), built a mansion in Vũng Tàu that is still a prominent landmark.

On 30 Might 1979, Vũng Tàu town was made the capital of Vũng Tàu-Côn Đảo Special Management Zone. On 12 August 1991, Bà Rịa-- Vũng Tàu Province was officially started and Vũng Tàu town officially ended up being Vũng Tàu City.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Are you trying to find location of Vietnam embassy in Australia?

Kindly see below for information of Embassy of Vietnam in Canberra, Australia

Address: 6 Timbarra Crescent, O'Malley, ACT, 2606, Canberra, Australia
Telephone: -LRB-02-RRB- 62868465; -LRB-02-RRB- 62866059; -LRB-02-RRB- 62901556; -LRB-02-RRB- 62901894; -LRB-02-RRB- 62866267.

Fax: 61-- 2-- 6286 4534.


More Detail Vietnam visa in australia
 Consulate General of Vietnam in Sydney, Australia.

Address: Suite 205, level 2, Edgecliff Centre, 203-- 233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia 2027.

Telephone: 02 93271912/ 02 93272539.
Fax: 02 93281653.
PO Box: 732, Edgecliff, N.S.W 2027.

Operating time:
Monday-- Thursday: 9.00 am-- 5.00 pm.
Friday: 9.00 am-- 4.30 pm.

Australian public holidays are excepted.
Total Name: Commonwealth of Australia.
Native Name: Australia.
ISO-Code: AUS.

Capital: Canberra.

Principal Piles: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coastline-- Tweed Heads, Newcastle, Canberra, Queanbeyan, Wollongong, Sunshine Coast (Caloundra), Hobart.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pick-up service at airport

 Our Agent will standing out at Landing area waiting hall at Hanoi/Tan Son Nhat airport.


Please prepare passport photo on arrival to add to the Application form as attached file ( Entry-Exit Form ) for each,

- Stamping fee : 45( single entry) and 90 (multiple entry) USD in cash


 And just please follow He/She to get stamp visa at Landing Visa counter

Please confirm if you have received this email. And please giving us an update for any changed on your arrives time and flight details.

We do not responsibility if any changing on your schedule flight or arrives time BUT you have not informing us in time.

Please providing us your flight confirmation.

Apply visa on arrival at airport.

 1. 1 month single ( Approved letter) = 18.5 USD
 2. stamping fee at airport = 45 USD .
 that’s two fees have to pay.
 And visa at embassy.
 1. 1 month single ( approved letter) = 25 USD/person
 2. stamping fee at embassy : location to location ( ~ 70 or 100 USD).

 So that, Why you have to get visa at embassy. And why not for visa on arrival at airport.

 Please apply visa at:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province VIET NAM

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Vietnam Visa for the Austrian


Thus, the Austrian Citizen live in Austria or other countries needs business visa to enter and working at Vietnam. There are two options to apply Vietnam Business Visa for Austrian citizen:

Option 1: Apply Visa On Arrival online with Vietnam Immigration Dept.

We strongly recommended You Should Apply Vietnam Visa online via our website Because this is the best way to save your time, money and help you avoid some unwanted troubles.

You just need to complete 4 steps to apply visa on arrival with us at  Then, we will send to you within 2 working days Approval letter in normal case; 4 hours to 8 hours in emergency case or only 1 hours  in pressing case. You just print out this letter to get Vietnam visa When arrive at the International Airport in Vietnam (Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh) and show this letter to the Vietnam Immigration Officer, pay the stamping fee for Vietnam Government then get visa stamped.

 Option 2: Apply Visa at Vietnam Embassy in your living

Beside, Applicants can get business visas by themself at Vietnam Embassy in Their Local Living. Some required documents Should be prepared:

Original, signed Austrian passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
Passport-type photograph: 2 photos sized 4 x 6
Business Letter: A business letter from the sending company in the Either Austria or sponsoring company in Vietnam. The letter Should be printed on company letterhead stationery, Addressed to the Embassy of Vietnam, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). Business Letters from Austrian Companies Should adhere to the Following Guidelines:

• Briefly introduce the Applicant (please specify employment status / position held in the Company by Applicant).

• State the nature of the business to be Conducted (ie business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Vietnam.

• Specify the type and Desired validity of the visa (ie one year multiple entry business visa).

• Guarantee of Sufficient funds for travel.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Citizens of Austria can apply for a visa to Vietnam in 3 different ways

1. Apply for a visa to Vietnam through a travel agent in Austria or through an online visa processors like Travisa, Travel Visa Pro, Traveldocs using Austrian passport. The process and fee for Vietnam visa may vary by each agent mentioned above.

2. Apply for a Vietnam visa in person at the nearest embassy of Vietnam in Austria. Kindly be advised that the procedures and fees are subject to be changed depending on where you apply.

3. Apply for a visa on arrival to Vietnam from Austria online :


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Where do I get my visa from when I arrive at the airport in Vietnam?

Landing at a foreign airport after a long journey can be a daunting experience, but don’t worry finding the visa office is very simple. Once you enter the airport and are on your way to the baggage reclaim keep an eye out for signs saying ‘Landing Visa’ or ‘Visa Upon Arrival’ office.

Depending on the amount of people arriving at the same time as you needing a visa on arrival, there may be a queue. As a rough guide it usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes to get through. To speed up the process just make sure that you have all the required documents ready and easily accessible. Then when it is your turn just hand the documents to the immigration official and wait to get your passport back with your Vietnam visa stamped.
 Then you’re ready to go! Just don’t forget to pick up your baggage before you rush out of the airport!

Airport Visa Procedure and Payment Process (Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang).

VOA is handled by the Immigration Service at the airports and as seeking, if the airport is operating as department is the VOA. It is absolutely vital fact you have your visa processing fee (s) on you, in cash. There are no money machines (ATMs), money changers or any other way of Withdrawing Money in the immigration hall and the Authorities do not take plastic.

Until you can pay in cash you will not get into the country and You Could End up having a wonderful holiday camped on the wrong side of the barrier until your return flight leaves. If you have a bank card, to immigration officer might offer to escort you to at ATM to withdraw some money. Meanwhile you might starve to death (slight exaggeration, but you get the point) as it might be many hours before That happens. They have been known to accept payment in currencies other than US dollars but are not obligated to do that. On 04.01.2015 payment in Euros which Readily Accepted with Change Given in USD.

If They choose not to, you will have a problem if you have not Brought US dollars with you. The latest news Is that at ATM has Appeared at Tan Son Nhat Airport (HCMC) - Adjacent to the landing visa counter. While this might be of help to Those arriving without cash, it is silent Advisable to bring the correct money to pay for the visa. ATM's do Breakdown / run out of cash and the inevitable lack of clarity Regarding the Dong / USD Exchange Rate Conversion (It Would Be issuing Dongs), plus additional card charges, Means it Should be thought of as the option of last resort.

 At Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport): The VOA window is situated over to the left as you enter the immigration hall, at the far end. Do not join any queues for Immigration Control. The counter itself is sign-posted - LANDING VISA. When you get to the Landing Visa (VOA) window, be prepared to hand over your passport, one completed copy of the Entry and Exit form, the Entire Letter of Approval and one passport size photo (the officer will staple your photo to the form if not already attached). You Should then go and sit down. Even with few people being processed do not expect Passports (with the visa attached) to be returned in the order thatthey were presented at the window.

At Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport): The VOA procedure has changed with the recent (January 2015) Opening of the new international terminal. The VOA counter is situated opposite the immigration desks. The signage is unclear if there are lots of people. You must hand your passport and documents in at THE RIGHT HAND SIDE. Then proceed to the left hand side and wait while They process it. Delays havebeen reported at this point. If it is busy, keep your eyes and ears open as theywill call out your name or hold up your passport / photo. At this point you pay. If you are processing multiple passports, you will receive 1 pink receipt for all, the visas will already be in the passports. Check the visas for errors while silently at the window. After receiving your passport back, proceed to the 'foreigners' immigration queue with possible delays here too.

 At Da Nang follow the exit signs. As soon as you enter the huge hall it is very easy to find the VOA window - it is on the left hand side and is CLEARLY visible. The process is reasonably quick (Approximately 15 minutes with all Necessary paperwork completed before landing) but do bear in mind there is no guarantee it will be always be the same. After receiving visas / passports back, progress onwards to immigration control. Immigration Control can be slow, sometimes 3 or 4 longlines. Everyone queues up together going through the same checkpoints and there are no separate checkpoints for Vietnamese passengers and other nationalities.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What is a Vietnam visa approval letter?

A Vietnam visa approval letter grants you access to Vietnam to enter and exit the country for a given period of time. The letter means you can enter Vietnam by any of the country’s international airports and get your visa stamped by the immigration officers at the airport. The visa approval letter is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department, which is a Vietnam Government Agency. A copy of the approval letter is also sent to the Immigration checkpoints at each of the international airports (Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang airport and Cam Ranh airport in Nha Trang) so the officials will be able to stamp your visa with the minimum level of hassle, as they already have all your details on their system.

Before they issue a visa approval letter the Vietnam Immigration Department checks and screens the application very carefully and strictly. This means all the checks have been carried out prior to you receiving the approval letter, so there is no chance you will be refused entry when you reach Vietnam.

Thursday, May 7, 2015



1. After receiving your application and payment, we will process the visa immediately. You can expect the process to take 2 to 3 working days, and in urgent cases, the urgent service takes only 1 to 2 working days. After approval, we will fax or email you a Vietnam visa Approval Letter as an attachment or you can download in your account at My Bookings

- Please print the approval letter.
- Bring at least 2 photos of passport regulation size.
2.     Receive your visa at the visa desk of the arrival airport for Vietnam Visa on Arrival.

Or receive your visa at Embassy or Consulate in your country for Vietnam Visa Approval Code


 - Passport must be valid for at least 6 months.
 - Two (02) passport photos size 4 x 6 cm.
 - Cash for paying visa stamp fee upon arrival when picking up your visa.
 - Applicants must enter Vietnam by air and get the visa when landing at the arrival airport for the Visa on Arrival Application.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Requirements to get Vietnam visa for Austrian citizen

1. Status of Vietnam Visa for The holder of Austrian passport.

- Does the holder of Austrian passport need Visa to enter Vietnam or not?

- Yes, the holder of Austrian passport needs visa to enter Vietnam.

2. How does the holder of Austrian passport apply for a Vietnam Visa?    

There are 2 ways to apply Vietnam Visa for the holder of Austrian passport:

2.1. Applying for an online visa (recommended).

This application is called Visa on arrival (VOA). You apply VOA at website by filling your necessary information in the online form. One of the most convenient of this way is that you do not have to spend so much time for the visa application. Just 10 minutes at home for completing online visa form then wait 02 working day for a visa approval letter, after that you will get your visa stamp at Vietnamese International airport. Furthermore this application way is quick, cheap and safe because we also offer Rush Visa which processes only 30 minutes to 04 hours depending on your flying time. is very pleased to offer a reasonable service fee and full extra services at Vietnamese airport.

How about Service Fee?

Our service fee is shown in our website without hidden charge. Please click here if you want to see more in details.

2.2 Applying for a Visa at Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate.

This way is a little bit complicated because you have to go to Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in your staying country for visa application. You have to get line and wait for your turn at the Embassy or Consulate. And this will be a big problem if the Embassy or Consulate is quite far from your residence. If you want to get your visa stamp at the Embassy or Consulate you have to submit some required documents such as:

-  Your passport with 06 months expiry at least
-  An envelope with available postage stamp
-  Amount of cash inside envelope
-  2 photo 4x6cm (within 03 months new)

After submitting you have to wait at least 05 working days for the result sometime you still need to submit some more necessary document for the visa processing.

But this is not a problem if you have time and your residence is close to Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate. And we suggest you that you should contact Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate before going to.

Please see below for the contact information of Vietnam Embassy or Consulate:
Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate’s addresses in your country are below:
Vietnam Embassy in Vienna, Austria
Address: Felix-Mottl Strasse 20 A-1190 Vienna Austria
Phone: 43-1-368 0755
Fax: 43-1-368 0754

Monday, May 4, 2015

How to get Vietnam visa from Austria

Like citizens of most other countries all over the world, Austria citizens are required to apply for Visa or visa approval letter (visa on arrival) before entering Vietnam. The visa application form can be sourced and completed at competent units: The Embassy of Vietnam or

Citizens of Austria or Austria residents can come to the below address to apply for visa:

Address:  Felix Mottl - Strabe A-1190 Vienna
Telephone: (43-1) 3680755

However, since visa on arrival at Vietnam airports is applicable for Austria citizens, online visa application submission is recommended.

Vietnam visa on arrival is also beneficiary for Austria residents in case they are far from Embassy of Vietnam, want to save time, be in rush for Vietnam visa, or they do not want to leave your passport there at Vietnam Embassy.

To obtain visa on arrival, what Austria residents need to do is complete visa online application at apply online page. Their visa approval letter granted by the Immigration Department of Vietnam will be issued within 2 working days with standard service, 1 working day with urgent service and 4 working hours with super urgent service. The visa fee depends on the processing time you choose. The shorter processing time, the higher fee the service charges.

Please note that Vietnam Immigration Department and Embassy of Vietnam base only on the nationality shown on your passport to decide what documents you are required. In case you reside in Austria and you do not hold Austria passport, you may be required to pay different fee depending on the regulations of Vietnam Immigration on your nationality.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Vietnam Visa on Arrival for Citizens of Austria

 The procedure of getting Vietnam visa is now so simple and fast for Austria citizens. Depending on their means of transport when entering Vietnam, Austria citizens can choose the best option of getting Vietnam visa for them: visa on arrival or visa code.

In case you enter Vietnam by airway: to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival, you can easily get it issued by submitting your visa application online at  

2 business days after adequate information for your visa application and the payment for visa approval fee is confirmed, a visa approval letter is granted for yourselves by the Immigration Department of Vietnam.

In case you enter Vietnam by other means of transports (by ship or by bus via land or sea borders):  you can apply for a visa code online then bring the code to the Embassy of Vietnam in VIENNA, Austria with the detail contacts below:


Address:          Felix Mottl - Strabe A-1190 Vienna
Telephone:       (43-1) 3680755
Bilateral rel.:    14
Multilateral.:    13
Consular:         10
Fax:                 (43-1) 3680754

The visa code you get online will help to save your time waiting at the airport, and facilitate the procedure of stamping visa at the Embassy of Vietnam.

For getting visa on arrival, the following documents should be prepared and presented to the Immigration officers: Passport (at least 6 moth validity), visa approval letter, 2 passport -sized photos, application for entry and exit form (you receive this form from us prior to the issuance of your visa approval letter).

The details on Vietnam visa fee for Austria citizens are regularly updated at Vietnam visa fee page.

Notice: Visa on arrival is convenient, saving and beneficial for those who live far away from Vietnamese embassies. Please do note that visa on arrival is just applicable for those who enter Vietnam via airports.

Vietnam visa fee for citizens of Austria

According to the Immigration Law of Vietnam, Austria citizens are allowed to enter Vietnam with tourist or business purpose. To enter Vietnam, Austria citizens are required to apply for Vietnam visa at Embassy of Vietnam or Vietnam visa approval letter online via an agent before departure.Vietnam visa fee applied for  Austria citizens are depended on the way they get their visa.

Visa Fee for Citizens of Austria Getting Visa at Embassy of Vietnam

In reality, the visa fee charged by Vietnam Embassy varies from Embassy to Embassy. According to the provided information from our experienced clients, the Embassy of Vietnam in  Austria often charges an average fee of USD 100 for one month single entry visa. However, for the updated information on the visa fee as well as the required documents, processing time, etc. citizens of  Austria  should contact the Embassy before going there. The contact details of Embassy of Vietnam in  Austria are as follows:

Address: Felix Mottl - Strabe A-1190Vienna
Telephone:       (43-1) 3680755
Fax:                 (43-1) 3680754

Visa Fee for Citizens of Austria Applying For Visa On Arrival

In getting Vietnam visa on arrival, Austria citizens are to pay two types of fees: Visa approval fee and visa stamping fee. The current visa approval fee applied for Austria citizens is USD 20/ person for 1 month single entry visa, USD 25/ person for 1 month multiple visa, USD 30/ person for 3 month single visa. At  Vietnam airport, the visa stamping fee is charged when the visa is stamped onto their passport.

On the whole, getting  Vietnam visa on arrival is much cheaper and convenient for  Austria citizens. Getting visa at  Vietnam airport is also chosen by almost all air travelers to  Vietnam nowadays.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Vietnam Visa Extension for the Austrian

Subject to concrete cases, one of the following agencies can make the procedures for the extension of visa in  Vietnam:
-  The Immigration Department of Vietnam (in case of the visa exemption to  Vietnam)
-  The immigration offices belonging to the city or provincial public security;

Austrian people need to prepare the following documents for Vietnam Visa extension at the Immigration department of Vietnam:

-   The legal documents of the enterprises or organizations which guarantees for foreigners (including the copy of the business registration seal certificate, tax code registration, signature and seal registration)

-   Foreigners’ passports must be valid at least 06 months; -   The working permit (for foreign labors  applying for visa more than 3 months; investors, head of planning division , non-governmental organizations, foreign lawyers granted the practicing permit in Vietnam not applying for working permit )

-     The application form for the extension of visa in  Vietnam.

Notice of the application for visa extension in Vietnam

This application form is affirmed by the company or organization in Vietnam if it is guaranteed by the Vietnamese ones.

This application form is affirmed by communal, ward public security if it is guaranteed by Vietnamese individuals. (The commune or ward of such Vietnam individuals holds permanent residence)

-   The other documents under the specific requirements of the immigration department of Vietnam (such as house lease contract, foreign labors list…)

Friday, May 1, 2015

The procedures of Vietnam Visa extension for Austrian

Austrian residing in Vietnam can apply for the extension of visa with the residency time from one month to one year. The procedure for the extension of visa for Austrian is set up the Immigration Department of Vietnam or Immigration Offices belonging to city or provincial public security depends on (subject to) specific cases.
The Austrian who can get Vietnam visa in Vietnam includes:

-  The Austrian comes to  Vietnam for tourist or visiting their relatives
-  The Austrian Investors;
-  The heads of the representative offices of non- governmental organizations
-  The Austrian lawyers are granted the practicing permits by Vietnam Ministry of Justice
-  The Austrian citizens are granted the work permits in  Vietnam…

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Vietnamese Embassy for Austria

Vietnamese Embassy in Austria

Address: Felix-Mottl-Straße 20, 1190 Wien
City: Vienna (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours)
Tel.:  (+43 / 1) 368 07 55
Fax: (+43 / 1) 368 07 54

Working/Consular hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9.00 – 12.00, 14.00 – 17.00

The opening of the Vietnamese Embassy in Austria is for the promotion of the relations of friendship and cooperation in all fields between the two countries, for the protection the national interests and the legal personal interests of Vietnamese citizens in Austria, for the support of the Vietnamese community in Austria to better integrate into the Austrian society and at the same time strengthen their bond to their motherland –Viet Nam and preserve their national cultural identity.

For Vietnamese living in Austria, the Embassy aim to provide them with the best consular services, encourage them to keep their Vietnamese identity and culture and help them to have updated information about their home land. They are also assisting the citizens while doing business, visiting or studying in Austria.

The Consular Office of the Vietnam Embassy provides all the standard consular services, such as assistance to Vietnamese citizens with travel documents, legal issues, and various emergencies. The Consular Office also offers information and assistance with visas and other travel to Vietnam related issues to the Austrian citizens.

The main services provided by the Embassy include:

 - Visas
 - Births, deaths and marriages
 - Passports and emergency travel documents
 - Travel advice
 - Legalisation Service
 - Notarial services, etc

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vietnam visa for Australian citizens

There are two ways for Australian to get Vietnam Visa.
The first way is sourcing at Vietnam Embassy in Australia which is located at   6 Timbarra Crescent, O'Malley, ACT, 2606, Australia. It would be better if Australia citizens could contact the Embassy before coming there to apply for Vietnam visa. In case Australian passport holders reside in another country where there is Vietnam Embassy/Consulate, they can still request visa via this embassy.

The second way to get Vietnam visa for Australian passport holders is getting Vietnam visa approval by Vietnam Immigration Department of This way is time-saving and more convenient, especially for those Australian who enter Vietnam by airway.

To apply for Vietnam visa approval, Australian passport holders just need to submit the online visa application, then make payment for the visa approval fee. Two business days after the completion of your payment, your visa approval letter is issued and sent to you.

Notice: in case Australian citizens wish to get their visa urgently, they can request urgent or super-urgent service.

When boarding on flight to Vietnam, Australian passport holders are required to present this visa approval letter. Similarly, the Immigration officers at Vietnam airport stamp visa for Australian people only when they see the presentation of this letter of approval.

In case Australian passport holders wish to speed up their visa procedure at Vietnam Embassy, they are advised to apply for visa approval code which allows them to get visa stamped at Embassy of Vietnam before travelling to the country.

Visa on arrival is convenient, yet it has not yet applied for those Australian who enter Vietnam via land or sea borders.

Monday, April 27, 2015

How to apply for Vietnam visa in Australia

Every Australian passport holder must apply for a visa prior to their travel in order to enter Vietnam. Fortunately, it is much easier these days for Australia citizens to apply for visa to Vietnam as there are two different ways available to go about this matter:
Applying for visa at Vietnam Embassy (traditional way, visa picked up at Vietnam Embassies) and,

Apply for Visa on arrival with www.vietnamvisa.a (visa picked up at Vietnam International Airports).

In order to get visa to Vietnam, you may choose one of the two options above. Please keep in mind that these two options are quite different in terms of application procedure and applicable applicants.

Travelers should note that while visa on arrival is more convenient and less time-consuming, it is applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by air only. So, if you plan to travel to Vietnam by land or sea, you should apply for a visa at the nearest Vietnam embassy.

There are two offices of the consulate and embassy of Vietnam in Australia: one in Canberra and one in New South Wales.

For Australian passport holders

Australian citizens coming to Vietnam for vacation or business can easily apply for visa on arrival following the simple application process provided here at
Fill in the secured application form with required information such as your full name, date of birth, passport number, arrival date… You are required to enter the exact personal information of the applicant(s) in order for the Immigration Department to issue Visa Approval Letter.

Please double check to ensure the information is correct. Then process to make payment for the service fee. You can make payment with your Credit/ Debit Card via OnePay /PayPal or pay via Western Union. Our confirmation email for your visa application will be sent within 5 minutes.

The cost for Vietnam visa on arrival includes:

 - Visa service fee (paid to when you apply) and,
 - Visa stamping fee (paid to custom officials at airports when you enter Vietnam)

The service fee varies based on the number of applicants, the type of visa and the processing time (normal or urgent) you wish to apply for.

Wait for 2 working days (normal service) or 1 working day (urgent service) to get your Visa Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department via email.

Print the visa approval letter out together with the entry and exit form (attached in the email)

Get your visa stamped at Vietnam airport check-in counter by presenting your visa approval letter, passport, 02 passport-sized photos, Vietnamese visa application form (already filled out), and stamping fee to the Immigration Officer.

In case you wish to fill out your information offline, you can download the visa application form here (in .doc format), fill it out and send to our email at You will receive our reply email with the payment link to make payment for the visa service fee.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Best way to get vietnam visa for Austria?

 Visa on arrival – the visa picked up at arrival airport – is offered to all of those who are the Austria passport holders. This kind of method is created to make the Austria Citizens trip to Vietnam simpler and more economical. It is applicable for those travelling by air to Vietnam.

How much for Vietnam visa on arrival for Austria?

There are 2 fees to Vietnam visa on arrival.

Stamping fee visa:

Official fee from Vietnam government (also called stamp fee), this fee approved by Vietnam Financial Ministry, based on latest decision valid from 01 Jan 2013,

Stamp fee visa at the airport is 45USD/pp for single entry visa (1 month single entry and 3 month single entry);

65USD/pp for less than 1 month multiple entry visa (29 days);

95USD/pp for multiple entry visa with duration of stay from 1 month to 3 month (full 1 month multiple entry (30 days) and 3 month multiple entry);

135USD/pp for 6 month visa.

Service fee visa:

You have to pay for service fee for visa agent in Vietnam )who taking care your visa application, following procedure and documents required from Vietnam Immigration Department on your behalf, send couriers to government office to submit your visa application to get approval letter for your visa on arrival, get the approval letter scanned and sent to your email address.

Basis service fee is 8USD/pp to get approval letter for 1 month single entry visa, 13USD/pp for 1 month multiple entry visa, 21USD/pp for 3 month single entry visa, 30USD/pp for 3 month multiple entry visa.

How to get Vietnam visa on arrival?

You go online at Apply Vietnam Visa; fill in secure online application form, pay service fee by credit card and just wait 2 working days (normal processing) or 1 working day ( urgent processing) to receive your visa approval letter via email. After all, you take this letter + your passport + 2 photos + some dollars as stamping fee to pick up your real visa at Vietnam airport.

- Issuing unit: Vietnam Immigration Department
- Processing time: 1-2 working days
- No passport required

•   Before applying for Vietnam visa, a Austria citizens has to make sure that his/her passport has minimum 6 month validity and left pages.
•   Visa on arrival option is ONLY applicable for Austria citizens traveling by air to Vietnam.

Vietnam tourist visa for Austria citizens

According to Vietnam Immigration policy for Austrians, these citizens are required to have tourist visa for any tourist or visiting activity to the country. Before applying, below information on Vietnam tourist visa for Austria citizens should be minded.

How long is Vietnam tourist visa valid?
Basing on working regime of Vietnam Immigration Department, visa for tourist purpose is categorized as C1 visa and this visa type has validity length of one month at maximum. Regarding number of entries, tourist visa includes two sub-types: one month single entry visa and one month multiple entries visa.

How to obtain tourist Vietnam visa for Austrians
Vietnam tourist visa can be applied directly at Embassy of Vietnam or applied online through a visa agent. Getting visa at Embassy, applicants need to visit the Embassy directly and hand in original passport as well as other needful for visa issued. Presently, this visa type is recommended for people entering Vietnam by land or sea way. For those who plan to visit Vietnam by airway, the recommended way to get visa is applying for Vietnam visa on arrival.

Getting visa by this way, applicants just need to submit a Vietnam visa application online. After that, visa approval fee should be transferred through PayPal, Bank transfer or Western Union. Within two business days, Vietnam visa approval letter for Austria citizens will be issued and send to applicant’s email. This document allows travelers to depart for Vietnam by plane and get visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam international airport.

How to stay in Vietnam longer than tourist visa’s duration
For those Austrians entering Vietnam by tourist visa and wishing to stay in the country longer temporary duration, Vietnam visa extension service is offered. With this option, travelers are allowed to stay in the country for one or three months more without exiting. To get visa extension, original passport of traveler is required. Normally, it takes from seven to ten business days to get visa extended. During this time, your passport is kept at Vietnam Immigration Department for issuing visa extension. Therefore, travelers should make sure that you do not use passport while extending visa.

In reality, getting visa extension is quite complicated and costly. Therefore, Austrians are advised to plan your trip clearly before departure to have suitable choice. In case, you intend to visit Vietnam and stay in the country longer than one month, you can request three month visa for your trip instead of getting one month visa and then extending it. Presently, three month visa is issued as business visa, but it is also valid for tourist activities. Applying for three month visa is much cheaper and more convenient than getting visa extension.

Friday, April 10, 2015

How to get Vietnam visa for Austrian passport holders?

Vietnam embassies have been established in more than 50 countries around the world. Applying for a visa with an Austrian Passport is quite a straight forward and streamlined process. For the citizens of Austria there are 3 different ways in which they can apply for a visa of Vietnam.

 Application made through agents in Austria: There are a lot of travel agents that can arrange a visa of Vietnam for you. The processing fee and the handling charges may wary depending upon each individual agency. You can also search for online visa agents who have a proven track record within the mentioned or promised timeframe.

 Personal Application at embassy of Vietnam in Austria: This involves in person application to the Vietnam Embassy. The processing fees for this vary depending on where you apply
 Visa on Arrival: This is the most popular method of applying for a visa. Austrian citizens can apply for a visa on arrival online. It is fast, cheap and easy to get Vietnam visa on arrival, no embassy visiting and queuing. 100% legitimated and approved by Vietnam Immigration Department.

How to get Vietnam Visa on Arrival for Austrian citizens

All Austrian citizens have to go through the mandatory three steps while applying for visa on arrival and they are:

 Filling up the secure online form: This is an application where you fill in yourname, passport number, validity of the passport and arrival dates. After filling up all the mandatory details you proceed to the payment section where you make payment through a secured portal using either an internationally recognized debit or credit card or even PayPal.

 Receipt and printing of the approval letter: After the submission of your online form and payment of the requisite fees, the processing of the application begins. It normally takes up to 2 business days (sometimes shorter if there is a case of urgent visa), to approve the application following which an approval letter (which is a pre-approved visa letter) is sent to your registered email. All then you have to do is to print the document and although a colored print out is preferred it is not mandatory. The next step is to arrange for two passport size photos

 Getting your visa stamped on arrival in Vietnam: On your arrival at any of the international airports in Vietnam namely Noi Bai (HAN) airport in Hanoi city, Tan Son Nhat (SGN) airport in Ho Chi Minh or Saigon city, Cam Ranh (CXR) airport in Nha Trang city and Da Nang (DAD) airport in Danang city, fill up a very simple form and present your approval letter along with your passport and photos and pay for a stamping fee. The entire process is very hassle free and takes less than 15 minutes.

Visa on arrival facility is only available by air and not by land or sea transport to Vietnam.

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