Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Address: 20th Floor, Vincom Center, 47 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Telephone: +84 8 35218 100, Facsimile: +84 8 35218 101

Visas and Citizenship

What's new   

The Australian Consulate-General, Ho Chi Minh City will be closed from Wednesday, 18 February to Tuesday, 24 February 2015 in observance of Tet Holidays.
Normal office hours will resume on Wednesday, 25 February 2015.

Visa Application Charge increase for Partner and Prospective Marriage visa applications lodged from 1 January 2015

The Visa Application Charge (VAC) for Partner and Prospective Marriage visas will increase from 1 January 2015. The increase will apply to the following subclasses, for applications lodged on or after 1 January 2015:

The VAC increase will not affect applications validly lodged prior to 1 January 2015. The department’s website is being updated with the new VACs. Changes to VACs are as follows:

Visa type


VAC from

1 January 2015

Partner visa (subclass 309/100)


$ 4,630

Dependent aged over 18 years

Dependent aged under 18 years

$ 2,320

$ 1,155

Prospective Marriage (subclass 300)


$ 4,630

Dependent aged over 18 years

Dependent aged under 18 years

$ 2,320


Visa charges are in Australian dollars.

For charges for visa applications lodged in Australia (e.g. Partner subclass 820/801) please see

Further information is available here, prospective applicants should also look at application checklists available at to see which documents should be lodged with their application.

You can make an appointment to lodge an application with our Service Delivery Partner VFS in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City here: 

Please note that VFS, the Australian Embassy, Hanoi, and the Australian Consulate-General, Ho Chi Minh City are closed on 25, 26 and 29 December 2014; and the Australian Embassy, Vientiane is closed on 25 and 26 December 2014.

Alternately, you can lodge your application online: . You can lodge an online application at any time. Please note, if you lodge online, you must pay the visa application fee by credit card, and lodge your supporting documents online.

Important Information for Student visa applicants

Complete your medical examination before you lodge your visa application

All student visa applicants need to meet Australia’s health requirement. The health examination and following immigration health assessment process can take several weeks to be completed. To avoid delays, you can complete your health examinations before lodging your visa application by using a new service called My Health Declarations.

My Health Declarations is a service that allows you to complete your health examination before lodging your visa application using our eMedical system.

Start: My Health Declarations

Please ensure you provide us with your Health Assessment Portal Identity Number (HAP ID) at the time you lodge your visa application.

How to lodge an application in Vietnam 

Important Notice: 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.
Step 1: Find out what information you need to provide with your applicaiton:

Application Checklists

Step 2: What is the cost of the visa and what currency do I pay in?

Application Charges

Acceptable methods of payment

Step 3: Where can I lodge my application?

How to lodge an application

Step 4: Find out how long your visa will take to process

Visa processing times - visas process in Vietnam and Laos

Visa processing times - all visas

Already have an Australian visa?

Check the status of your visa and its entitlements online: Visa Entitlement - Verification Online 

General information

Coming to Australia

Australia's modern electronic visa system does not require you to have a visa label placed in your passport to confirm your immigration status and entitlements in Australia. When you check-in to fly to Australia, airline staff will use your passport to electronically confirm that you have authority to travel to Australia prior to boarding the aircraft.

Further information: About your visa

There are a few other important things you should know before applying for, or being granted, an Australian visa.

Further information: Coming to Australia

Contact details

VFS Global (lodgement of applications and collection of decisions and original documentation)

Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Australian Embassy, Hanoi

Australian Consulate-General, Ho Chi Minh City

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 5 February 2015