Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Visas and Immigration

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. 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

Visitor Visa processing times during the summer months

The Australian Embassy and Consulate General are currently receiving a high volume of visitor visa applications. This volume is expected to increase over the Vietnamese summer months. As a result, visa processing times are expected to be longer than during other times of the year. Requests for urgent processing of a visa application will generally only be considered if there are exceptional compassionate or compelling circumstances. To assist us with processing visa applications as quickly as possible, the Embassy and Consulate General will generally not respond to processing enquiries when an application is within our global processing times.

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.

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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

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Last updated 28 June 2017