Full Guide for Vietnam visa in Auckland

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Being a safe country to travel, Vietnam is among the best options for various travelers, including those in Auckland. And among the important things to be prepared for the trip to Vietnam, Vietnam visa is the very first one to be checked.

The questions you may have in this case are

  1. Do I need to get the visa for my trip to Vietnam? and
  2. If yes, how can I obtain Vietnam visa in Auckland?

We will deal with each question respectively in this post – full guide for Vietnam visa in Auckland.

Firstly, for Vietnam visa requirement in Auckland

Please be kindly informed that visa requirement do not relate to the place where you are staying, but relates to your nationality. If your nationality is included in the Vietnam visa exemption list, then no visa is required. Otherwise, if you are New Zealander or your nationality is not included in such list, you need to obtain a visa to travel to Vietnam.

Now, it comes to the second question:

How to obtain Vietnam visa in Auckland, New Zealand?

Getting Vietnam visa from Auckland no longer poses any difficulty as there are now two ways available to go about with this matter, namely:

Getting visa via the Vietnam embassy; or

Getting visa on arrival.

Following are major differences between these two ways:



Visa on arrival

Embassy visa

Issued by

Vietnam Immigration Department

Vietnam Embassy in New Zealand

Processing time

2 working days (or 2 hours urgent)

4 - 5 working days

Processing fee

From US$21 (excluding stamp fee)

Varied by case

Additional fees


Postal cost, driving, parking fees

Passport required



Now, let’s see in details how each of them works to figure out which is the best for you.

For Visa at Vietnam Embassy:

The nearest Vietnam embassy for you to submit your visa application to is the Vietnam embassy in Wellington, New Zealand. They may accepts submissions in person or by post. So, as you live far from the embassy, you are highly recommended to contact them in advance for exact information.

If you have time to Wellington, then follow the steps below to obtain the Vietnam visa:

  1. Download the application form on website of the embassy you are planned to apply for visa with, fill it out and attached it with a photo;
  2. Prepare documents for application, including: application form, original passport, photos and visa fee and others as required by the embassy;
  3. Travel to the Embassy to submit application documents and pay for visa fee;
  4. Get the Appointment Letter and then leave there for home;
  5. Travel back to the embassy on the appointed date to pick up original passport and visa.

For Visa on Arrival

This way is said to solve the inconvenience of the former way. Its process is completely different. It requires no travel or no sending off original passport and other documents via post either. It just requires a device with internet access. Accordingly, it is said very convenient for those living far from the embassy.

Here is the process to get Vietnam visa on arrival for Auckland citizens:

  1. Access to https://booking.vietnam-visa.com/step1.html, and complete the form here (no document is required);
  2. Review to make sure all information is correct, and then make payment of service fee online;
  3. Wait for maximum 2 working days or even 2 working hours in urgent cases (for tourist visa) to get visa approval letter delivered to email together with detailed guide to pick up full visa upon arrival at Vietnam airport;
  4. Get visa stamped upon original passport upon arrival at Vietnam airport (a few minutes at the airport).

This is a full comparison between the current 2 ways to obtain Vietnam visa from Auckland. We are sure that by reading here, you now already know which way is best for you.

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