Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Visas and Migration

Important information for Student visa applicants

From 1 July 2016, Australia will make a number of changes to its student visa processes.  These changes include the introduction of online lodgement for student visa applications.

Paper Student visa applications lodged on or after 1 July 2016, including applications that were mailed to the Australian Embassy or Australian Consulate-General prior to 1 July and received on or after 1 July, will be considered invalid and returned to the applicant together with payment of the student visa application charge. 


Visas and Migration

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) at the Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and the Australian Embassy in Hanoi processes most visa applications and some citizenship applications for residents of Vietnam and Laos. The information in this website is meant as supplementary, country specific information to that contained in the main DIBP website -


Notice to all Visa Applicants

Please lodge your visa application well before your intended date of travel, see: Processing times. Requests for urgent processing of visa applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and on a case by case basis.

You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.


Important News


Fees & Application Forms

The current fee and application form for visas is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. Fees and Charges


Visa and Citizenship Options


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Client Service Survey 

In order to assess the quality of our client service, we are conducting a survey to encourage continual improvement in the services we offer to our clients. You can access the survey here:


Last updated 14 July 2016