Australian Passport changes from 1 January 2016
On 1 January 2016, a number of changes regarding Australian Passports will come into effect. These include:
- Australian passport and travel document fees will increase;
- Collection of lost/stolen fees will cease. However, if your passport was lost/stolen your future passports may have a shorter length of validity
- Children aged 16 or 17 will now be issued 10-year validity passports. Applicants must attend passport interviews along with their parent or guardian when lodging an application; and
- If you have concerns about showing evidence of your citizenship, you can apply for an Australian citizenship certificate issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) – Form 119 Application for evidence of Australian citizenship - here.
For further information, please visit Australian Passports websites website : www.passports.gov.au or contact us on +84 (0)8 3521 8100 from 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Consular and Passport Services
The Consular and Notarial Services counter is open from 09:00am to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
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.
Passport applications may be lodged by appointment only. Please call 08 3521 8100 to make an appointment.
What we can and cannot do
The Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City can provide a range of consular, passport and notarial services. For further information on these, please click on the links provided below:
For information on associated fees for passport and notarial services, please call the Australian Consulate-General on 08 3521 8100 and follow the prompts. All fees are payable in Vietnamese Dong only. Payment methods available are cash, credit and debit cards.
Travel information for Australians
On-line registration for Australians overseas
- We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.
We collect information and protect your privacy in accordance with Australian law. DFAT\'s Consular Privacy Collection Statement can be accessed at http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/consular/privacy.html.
Living in Vietnam
Overseas births, adoptions and surrogacies
Former residents returning to Australia
- Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.
- A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services.
- For a list of public holidays, please click here.
Centrelink International Services
Provides information about Centrelink International Services, the area of Centrelink responsible for delivery of social welfare payments to customers who are outside of Australia for 13 weeks or more.
Visits to the Long Tan Cross
- About the Long Tan Cross