Vietnam business visa for Australian citizens
Basically, Vietnam visa is classified in 2 main types: Vietnam tourist visa and business visa. Australia passport holders can apply for Vietnam business visa online at lower cost and simple process or apply for visa at the Vietnam Embassy.
Business visa is categorized into DN, LD or DT in which DN visa is the most popular. This kind of visa is granted to those who enter Vietnam for business purposes or stay in Vietnam more than 3 months. The travelers can enter Vietnam with business visa for seeking for business opportunity, doing marketing research, providing technology transfer or working with the Vietnamese enterprises. A business visa is normally valid for 1 month, 3 months or even 6 months to 1 year with single or multiple entry. If the you apply for business visa at the the Vietnam Embassy in Australia, you will need to provide an official entry clearance from your sponsors (employers, partners or other sponsors…). If you do not have business sponsors who can provide you with this entry clearance, you can also apply for a business visa on arrival for a stay up to 1 year via www.e-visasvietnam.com.
1. Apply for business visa at the Vietnam Embassy
From Australia, applicants should prepare following documents to submit at the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate for getting business visa:
- Valid passport
- Sponsor invitation letter (not required if you apply for a visa on arrival)
- Completed application form
- Passport size photograph
- Application fee
- Criminal record (might not be compulsory, varies on each Vietnam Embassy in your country)
All these document will be submitted to the Vietnam Embassy in Australia 5-7 working days before departure date.
Embassy of Vietnam in Canberra, Australia
Address: 6 Timbarra Crescent, OMalley, ACT, 2606, Australia
Phone: (612) 6286 6059
Fax: (612) 6286 4534
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Note: Working time: Monday – Friday
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM. 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
Vietnamese Consulate in New South Wales, Australia
Address: Suite 205, Level 2, Edgecliff Centre
203-233 New South Head Road
Edgecliff, New South Wales 2027
City: New South Wales
Phone: (02) 9327 1912 / 9327 2539
Fax: (02) 9328 1653
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM 13:30 PM – 16:00 PM
2. Apply for business visa online to pickup visa on arrival
The Australian citizens, who is living far from Vietnam Embassy, can select Vietnam visa on arrival to avoid lengthy process and save time, money as well. As tourist visa, online business visa application is very simple. You do not have to provide any documentation but you just need to follow some steps below:
- Fill in online application form at https://www.e-visasvietnam.com/apply-for-visa-on-arrival/
- Conduct a payment with your credit cards via PayPal, bank wiring transfer or Western Union
- Get visa approval letter delivered by email within 3 working days (normal service) or 1 day (urgent service) or 2 – 4 working hours (emergency service)
- Print out the letter, bring with original passport, 2 photos, stamping fee to board your flight and get visa stamped at arrival airport.
If you need a visa in just a few hours for their sudden business in Vietnam, there is a special online visa service offered. It takes you maximum 2 working hours to arrange an approval letter. At weekend or in public holidays when all Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in abroad closed, business visa on arrival application is still available.
For the Australian visitors are staying in Vietnam and their business visa will be expired soon, they might have it extended easily by visiting the Vietnam Immigration Department in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Danang or contact us to process it right away.
To apply for a work permit, you must be at least 18 years of age and physically fit to do the work you have applied for. You will also have to be qualified to do the work and provide proof of your technical skills and professional qualifications. You cannot have a criminal record or a previous conviction to receive a valid permit.
If you work as a doctor, nurse or pharmacist, you will have to satisfy additional requirements. The Vietnamese government is trying to ensure that the expats moving to Vietnam are qualified to provide the services they plan to offer. You will receive your valid work permit within 15 days from the date of application.
After getting your work permit, if you want to stay in Vietnam even longer we can help you getting Temporary Residence Card (TRC) that allows you residing in Vietnam 2 years without leaving country in the middle. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a Vietnam Work Permit, we can still help you!