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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