Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Notice

The Australian Consulate-General will be closed on 6, 7 and 14 April 2017 in observance of Hung King’s Commemoration Day and Easter.

For 24-hour Emergency Consular assistance, please call:
+84 8 3521 8100 and follow the prompts
or +61 2 6261 1490 (international call to Australia)

Notice: Passport and Notarial services in Da Nang - April 2017

The Australian Consulate-General will be providing limited passport and notarial services in Da Nang on 24 April 2017.  Services will be provided by appointment only.

Date & Time: 24 April 2017 (09:00 – 15:00)

Place: TBA

Services: Limited Notarial and Passport services will be offered by appointment onlyPlease call us on +84 8 3521 8100 or email consularHCMC@dfat.gov.au to make an appointment.

Please note, authentication services will only be available if you have contacted the consulate and sent a scanned copy of the document to be authenticated in advance.

For further information on notarial services: http://smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents/overseas.html

For further information on passport applications: https://www.passports.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx

2017 Western Australia State General Election

Australians visiting or residing in Vietnam are advised that there will be a Western Australia State Government Election on Saturday 11 March 2017.

Confirm your enrolment online, click here, or contact the  Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Phone: +61 (08) 9214 0400
Fax: +61 (08) 9226 0577
Email: waec@waec.wa.gov.au

The Australian Consulate-General is not in a position to confirm your eligibility.

Once you have confirmed your enrolment, you may vote in one of two ways:

Postal vote:

Postal vote application forms are now available from the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

In person:

The Australian Consulate-General Ho Chi Minh City will be open for in person pre-polling voting.

Pre-Poll (In Person) Voting period: Monday 20 February 2017 - Friday 10 March 2017

20 February – 9 March (excluding Saturday and Sunday) 9 am – 5 pm
10 March 9 am – 6 pm

 

Address: 20th Floor, Vincom Centre, 47 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

* POLLING WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON ELECTION DAY 11 MARCH 2017.

* POLLING WILL BE CLOSED AT 6 PM ON 10 MARCH 2017.

For questions on the Election, visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission website: www.elections.wa.gov.au.

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.

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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.