Visas and Passports for Vietnam

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Do I need to apply for a Visa?

Australians can apply for a single entry electronic visa that is valid for up to 30 days with the Vietnamese National Web Portal of Immigration. You’ll then need to print it out and present it at check in. It is advised to keep this print out with you at all times during your travel in Vietnam. Learn more.

To avoid scams, use only official Government of Vietnam services when arranging your visa.

Can I extend my visa and what are the costs involved?

If you’re planning to stay longer than 30 days then you’ll need to apply directly with an Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam by completing a visa application form online.

Customs Regulations

What are the duty free limits?

  • Alcohol – 1.5 litres
  • Tobacco – 400 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 100g tobacco
  • Perfume and jewellery – for personal use only
  • Souvenirs and gifts valued under US$300
  • Prescription medicine valued under US$100

Visitors must also declare:

  • Foreign currency in excess of US$5,000
  • Gold in excess of 300g
  • Gold and jewellery not for personal use
  • Vietnam Dong in excess of VND15,000,000
  • Video tapes and CDs

What is restricted?

  • Weapons
  • Ammunition
  • Flammable objects
  • Explosives
  • Narcotics
  • Military technical equipment
  • Pornographic material
  • Anti-government literature


Australian visitors must ensure that their passport has at least 6 months of validity after the date you intend to return to Australia.

Note: Information is current as of March 26, 2018. For up to date information please check the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam.


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