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Best way to apply Vietnam visa in Ballarat, Australia

If you are living or working in Ballarat (Victoria, Australia), you have a plan to take a visit Vietnam from Ballarat, a visa to Vietnam must be prepared. This post will give everything you need to know about how to apply Vietnam visa in Ballarat with requirements apply Visa on arrival or Visa at embassy, visa cost and best way a trip to Vietnam.

This guideline is for:

  • Australian passport holders;
  • Foreign passport holders currently traveling or living in Ballarat;

How to apply Vietnam visa in Ballarat?

There are two main options for travellers to get Vietnam visa from Ballarat, Australia:

Option 1: Apply Visa at Embassy/Consulate

Currently, NO Embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Ballarat. So, you need contact the nearest Vietnamese Embassy in Canberra for more information.

Embassy of Vietnam in Canberra, Australia
Address 6 Timbarra Crescent, O’Malley, ACT, 2606, Australia
Phone +61 2 6169 4916/ 6169 4915
Email [email protected]
Office hours Monday – Friday: 9.00 AM – 17.00 PM
Distance ~ 768 km

To apply Vietnam visa at Embassy in Canberra some following documents you should prepare:

  • The ordinary passport with 06 month validity (the travel document and emergency passport might be not approved);
  • Application form (Download here);
  • 02 passport photo with 4×6 cm size;
  • Visa fee;
  • Introduction letter from the trading company based in Vietnam (if you wish to apply business visa);
  • An envelope with address (to get your passport back via Post);

Note: Documents might be changed due to the policy of Embassy/Consulate; you should contact before submission.

Option 2: Apply Visa on arrival (Recommended)

Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA) is also known as landing visa. It is available for those who are living in Ballarat and take the flight to Vietnam. The applicants are not necessary to submit any documents at Vietnam Embassy or Consulate. You just need to choose the type of visa you wish and follow these simple online steps:

  1. Complete the online visa application form and payment.
  2. Receive the pre-approval letter via email within 2 working days or other urgent services based on your demand.
  3. Prepare required documents to pick up visa stamp upon arrival at Vietnam international airport.

+(*) Required documents: The print out of pre-approval letter, passport, 01 copy of entry and exit form,02 passport photos and stamp fee;
+Visa on arrival is just applied for air-travellers.
+Visa on arrival fee: the service fee for pre-approval letter paid online and stamp fee paid in cash upon arrival at Vietnam international airport

How to get from Ballarat to Vietnam?

There is no direct connection to Vietnam from Ballarat. So, you can take the train to Southern Cross and take the bus to Melbourne Airport T3 Skybus/Arrival Dr, fly to Tan Son Nhat, then take the taxi to Ho Chi Minh City. Or you can take the train to Southern Cross and, take the bus to Melbourne Airport T3 Skybus/Arrival Dr, fly to Danang, then take the taxi to Da Nang.

The quickest ways to get to Ho Chi Minh City from Ballarat: take a train and bus to Melbourne Airport, fly to Ho Chi Minh City with total time 12h50 (includes 2h10 transfer). Find the trip option that best suits you.