April 28, 2020

Vietnam Visa for Austrian citizens: How to obtain a Vietnam Visa?

A valid visa is required for Austrian citizens to visit Vietnam for any purposes from visiting friends and families to going on a business trip or taking leisure vacation.

Fortunately, it is much easier these days to apply Vietnam Visa as there are two available ways to go about this matter:

Applying for visa at Vietnam Embassy in Austria (traditional way, visa picked up at Vietnam Embassies) or,
Apply for Vietnam Visa on arrival with us (visa picked up at Vietnam International Airports).

You may choose either of the above options to obtain a visa to Vietnam. However, please keep in mind that these two options are quite different in terms of application procedure and applicable applicants. While visa on arrival is more convenient and less time-consuming, it is applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by AIR only.

Therefore, if you plan to travel to Vietnam by land or sea or wish to obtain a fully stamped visa on passport before departure, you should contact the nearest Vietnam embassy for visa application. It may take you 4-7 working days to get a Visa at Vietnam Embassy. And in this case, you are required to send your original passport to the Vietnam Embassy directly or by post.


What & Why Vietnam Visa on arrival (VOA)

Nowadays, citizens of Austria are offered an better way to get a visa to visit Vietnam, thanks to Vietnam’s open policy to welcome all travelers with any immigration reason, from going on business to visiting friends/relatives. It means that foreigners can apply for Vietnam Visa online, called Visa on arrival (VOA)

Austria tourists using Visa on arrival service are offered much easier and simpler procedure to get visa for traveling to Vietnam. Accordingly, applicants firstly need to fill out the Online Application Form; secondly make payment for visa on arrival service, thirdly wait for 1-2 working days to receive Visa approval letter and finally get the visa stamped at your arrival airport in Vietnam (including 4 international airports in Vietnam, including Noi Bai airport in Ha Noi city, Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh or Saigon city, Cam Ranh airport in Nha Trang city and Da Nang airport in Da Nang city).



You can put trust in visa on arrival service as a visa on arrival is definitely similar to visa issued by Vietnam embassies/Consulate in foreign countries, with the same limitations and conditions attached to its use.


You can easily apply for a visa to Vietnam anywhere, because all procedures are online. You have no need to send off your passport and required document(s) as well as to queue at the Vietnam Embassy.


Thank to Vietnam visa on arrival, you can completely control your time in Vietnam with your need of changing your travel plan in the last minutes being fulfilled within a couple of days or even sooner.


Using Vietnam Visa on arrival service will not only save your cost for traveling to Vietnam Embassy or Consulate to apply the visa but minimize your time of waiting for a visa as well.


Just follow 4 simple steps and your Visa is ready to pick up at Vietnam airports. 4 minutes to apply online and 1-2 days processing (normal case), 2 to 8 hours (rush case) makes Vietnam Visa on arrival become the best way to obtain Vietnam Visa nowadays.

Submit application

Filling out the secured application form online. You are required to fill the exact personal information of the applicant(s) that must be matched with the information on your passport(s).
Fill out the Visa form →

Pay Service Fee

Double check your information again to make sure it is correct & pay for the service fee. Payment can be made by using Credit/ Debit Card via PayPal or cash via Western Union.
Visa fee guide →

Get approval letter

Your visa approval letter will be sent to your registered email within 1-2 working days with instructions for necessary documents and procedure to get visa stamped upon arrival in Vietnam.
What is Visa approval letter →

Get visa stamped

Present your passport, visa approval letter, photo, the Entry and Exit form along with stamping fee to Immigration officers to get your visa stamped at the arrival airport in Vietnam.
Pick up visa at airport →


Vietnam Embassy in Austria functions as a bridge between the Vietnamese Government and its counterpart in Austria. It is also the place where Austria citizens and residents can visit to apply for a visa to Vietnam.

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹 Address : Felix Mottl – Strasse 20,  1190 Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹 General line: +4313680755 Reception:     +4313680755/11 Consular section: +4313680755/10 Fax: +4313680754 Email: office@vietnamembassy.at Website: https://vnembassy-vienna.

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Austrian citizens who are planning to visit Vietnam soon should apply for their visa as early as now. Applying for a Vietnam Visa is no longer as complicated as it used to be.