Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Notice

The Australian Consulate-General will be closed on 25, 26 December 2017 and 1 January 2018 in observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

For 24-hour Emergency Consular assistance, please call:
+84 28 3521 8100 and follow the prompts
or +61 2 6261 3305 (international call to Australia)

Notice: Passport fees will increase on 1 January 2018

Passport fees will increase in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as of 1 January 2018.

Prices will be as follows (all prices in Australian dollars):

5 year validity child passport (under 16) $142
5 year validity seniors passport (over 75) $142
Full validity adult passport $282
Replacement passport $178
Emergency passport $178
Child overseas surcharge $53
Adult overseas surcharge $105


For further information, please contact us on +84 28 3521 8100 from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Australia Day 2018 - Family Event in Ho Chi Minh City

The Australian Consulate-General will be holding its second Australia Day community event in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday 28 January 2018, showcasing the best Australia has to offer and celebrating Australia in Vietnam.

The event will be held at the RMIT Saigon South Campus in District 7 from 13.00-18.00.

There will be plenty of interactive sports activities and games, live entertainment and Aussie food and beverages for the whole family!

Tickets will go on sale from 20/12 at the following vendors:

Caravelle Saigon, Business Centre
2nd Floor, 19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1

Mekong Merchant
23 Thao Dien, District 2

Meatworks Butchery
401 Pham Thai Buong H11-2, My Khanh 3, Tan Phong Ward, District 7

Tickets are also available at the gate but tickets are limited so we encourage pre-purchase to avoid disappointment.
*Australia Day Family Event is open to everyone.

Frequent Traveller Passports

The Frequent Traveller Passport (FTP) will be discontinued from 1 December 2017.

The overall demand for FTPs has decreased as more countries are issuing electronic visas.

Please discuss options on replacement passports with your nearest diplomatic mission.

2017 Bennelong By-Election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Bennelong in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Bennelong, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Monday 20 November 2017.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/Bennelong or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.

News: Australian Government's Direct Aid Program 2017-18 Applications now open

Applications for the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2017-18 are now open for provinces in southern Vietnam, from Danang to Ca Mau. Please see relevant information below.

Applications close on 4 September 2017. Please email completed application forms to DAP.HCMC@dfat.gov.au.

Please note that for provinces north of Danang, the Direct Aid Program (DAP) is administered by Australian Embassy in Hanoi. For information concerning the application process and deadlines for northern Vietnam provinces, please visit http://vietnam.embassy.gov.au/

Please click here to read the full version of this media release

Notice: Local travel

Long Tan Cross site: In August 2016, the Vietnamese Government did not permit the planned Long Tan 50th anniversary commemoration service to take place at the Long Tan Cross site in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. The Vietnamese Government has advised that it will not permit official commemorations at the Long Tan site, including on Anzac Day 2017. At this time, the Vietnamese Government has indicated that access to the Long Tan Cross site will remain open to small groups of people for low-key private visits without media coverage, but this may change at short notice. Consistent with long standing practice, visitors to the Long Tan Cross site in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province may not wear medals or uniforms, or carry banners or flags. Visitors are asked to behave in a solemn manner, respectful to the wishes of local communities.

For more information, please visit our website.

Notice: Passport and Notarial service fees will increase on 1 January 2017. All services will be provided by appointment only from 1 January 2017.

Passport fees will increase in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as of 1 January 2017.

Prices will be as follows (all prices in Australian dollars):

5 year validity child passport (under 16) $139
5 year validity seniors passport (over 75) $139
Full validity adult passport $277
Emergency passport $175
Child overseas surcharge $52
Adult overseas surcharge $103

 

Notarial service fees will also increase on 1 January 2017 following a recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Functional and Efficiency Review. These fees have not increased for 16 years. From 2018 onwards, they will increase annually, as passports do, in line with the CPI published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Click here for the Notarial fee schedule as of 1 January 2017.

Passport and Notarial services will be provided by appointment only. From 1 January 2017, appointments for these services will need to be made here. All fees are payable in Vietnamese Dong only.

Book an appointment with Australian Consulate-General Ho Chi Minh City using SetMore

Privacy Policy

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Consulate-General’s appointments.

Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes. 

By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT’s behalf for these purposes. If this information is not collected, DFAT’s ability to arrange your appointment will be limited. 

Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore’s Privacy Policy (http://setmore.com/privacy), and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT’s Privacy Policy (http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/about-this-website/pages/privacy.aspx).

News: Australian Government's Direct Aid Program 2016-17 Applications now open

Applications for the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2016-17 are now open for provinces in southern Vietnam, from Danang to Ca Mau. Please see relevant information below.

Applications close on 5 October 2016. Please email completed application forms to DAP.HCMC@dfat.gov.au.

Please note that for provinces north of Danang, the Direct Aid Program (DAP) is administered by Australian Embassy in Hanoi. For information concerning the application process and deadlines for northern Vietnam provinces, please visit http://vietnam.embassy.gov.au/

Please click here to read the full version of this media release

News: Australia in the Mekong Delta

31 August 2016

Last week the Australian Consul-General Ms. Karen Lanyon visited the Mekong Delta for the first time. She visited Đồng Tháp, An Giang, Kiên Giang, Bạc Liêu and Cần Thơ provinces, met with local authorities, Australian companies and Australian alumni in the region, and inspected Australian development assistance projects in the Delta.

Please click here to read the full version of this media release

Notice: Passports Charges

A number of changes to our passports services will take effect from 01 January 2016, including changes to fees. For more information Click here.

News: Australia Showcases Health and Medical Science Expertise

18 July 2016

Australia’s cutting edge expertise in health and medical science will be showcased in Vietnam between 18 and 22 July.

Professor Ian Fraser, a world-renowned immunologist, will head an Australian health and medical delegation of leading scientists, academics and health technology companies to participate in the first ever Vietnam - Australia Medical Science and Health Services Conference 2016 in partnership with the Ministry of Health.

Please click here to read the full version of this media release.

News: Australian Government Launches My Thuan Bridge Photo Competition

12 October 2015

2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the opening of the My Thuan Bridge, the architectural symbol of friendship and cooperation between the peoples and governments of Australia and Vietnam. Today the Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City officially launched a photo competition that will celebrate the benefits that the My Thuan Bridge has brought to Mekong communities over the past 15 years.

Please click here to read the full version of this media release.

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact to drive jobs, growth and innovation for Australia 

6 October 2015 

Media release can be found here.

News: Businesses in Vietnam are invited to host Australian Interns

6 August 2015

Businesses in Vietnam, among other countries in the region, are invited to participate in the New Colombo Plan Internship and Mentorship Network recently launched by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP.

The New Colombo Plan Internship and Mentorship Network connects Australian universities and students with businesses and organisations across the Indo-Pacific region. By registering to be a Network member, companies and organisations operating in Vietnam can tap into a diverse talent pool of young Australian university students.

Please click here to read the full version of this media release. Application forms and related information can be found here.

News: New Project Supporting Transport Skills Training in Asia-Pacific Region

29 July 2015

 A new project mapping transport and logistic skills needs and competencies in the Asia Pacific region will boost global labour mobility, regional economic development and opportunities for Australian training providers to operate overseas.

Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham announced the project at the second Global Skills Training Forum, held today at Sydney TAFE, Ultimo campus.

Please click here to read the full version of this media release.

Australian Government Provides Safe Drinking Water for 200 Kindergarteners

24 July 2015

On 24 July the Australian Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City, Mr John McAnulty, visited Tan An Kindergarten in Can Duoc district, Long An province. Tan An Kindergarten was provided a grant under the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) to install a water treatment system to provide clean drinking water to the more than 200 kindergarteners at school. Access to clean water will greatly improve the health and learning environment of the children.

Consul General Mr John McAnulty meets the children of Tan An Kindergarten

Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan launches in Ho Chi Minh City

17 July 2015

The Australian Consulate-General hosted a reception to launch the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan in South Vietnam on the evening of 17 July. The New Colombo Plan supports Australian university students to undertake studies or internships in Asia-Pacific countries, forging greater links between Australian and Asia-Pacific people, universities and businesses, and supporting even closer engagement between Australia and the region into the future.

Please click here to view the full version of this media release.

Australian Consul-General Mr John McAnulty with New Colombo Plan students from the University of Adelaide, James Cook University and RMIT.

 

Australia shares documentary making expertise with Vietnam

10 July 2015 

Associate-Professor Dr Trish Fitzsimons, a prize-winning Australian documentary film-maker, delivered a workshop on ‘Documentary making – Australian experiences’ to Vietnam Television (VTV) and Ho Chi Minh Television (HTV) directors, film makers and reporters in Ho Chi Minh City on 10 July 2015.

Please click here to view the full version of this media release.

 

Australian Consul General Mr John McAnulty, Associate Professor Trish FitzSimons and Deputy Director-General VTV Regional Centre Ho Chi Minh City Mr Doan Minh Tuan open the ‘Documentary making – Australian experiences’ workshop.

 

News: Australia Committed to Vietnam's Socio-Economic Growth Agenda

9 July 2015

Australia will continue to provide aid to Vietnam for the next five years to support the country’s long-term development needs.

The Australia-Vietnam High-Level Consultations on Development Cooperation were held in Hanoi today to discuss the priorities of Australia’s aid to Vietnam from 2015-2020. Australia confirmed it will provide Vietnam with an estimated total ODA of around AUD90 million of which around AUD 60 million will be direct bilateral aid during the financial year 2015-2016.
 

Please click here to read the full version of this media release.

Passport/ Notarial services

Client services provided on a fee-paying basis are available during the following hours:

09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Monday to Friday (Closed Public holidays)

Passport applications may be lodged by appointment only.

Notarial and documents services are provided on a ‘first come first served basis’.

Please note queuing times may be lengthy.

For prompt service please ensure you have all necessary supporting documents with you before you attend the Consulate. 

Travel advice

ATTENTION ALL VISITORS TO THE AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE-GENERAL

Please note: Airport style security screening is in place at the Australian Consulate-General.
As a condition of entry to the Consulate, visitors will be asked to turn off their mobile phones, and leave all cameras, computers, recording devices, other electronic equipment, sharp or dangerous objects, cigarette lighters, oils and liquids with the guards for collection when departing the Consulate.