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

Closure of some visa subclasses before the start of the 2014-15 Migration Programme year

The Australian Government has closed the following visa subclasses in the Family Stream of the Migration Programme to new applications:

* subclass 103 (Parent)

* subclass 804 (Aged Parent)

* subclasses 114 and 838 (Aged Dependent Relative)

* subclasses 115 and 835 (Remaining Relative) and

* subclasses 116 and 836 (Carer)

No new applications for these subclasses can be accepted, effective immediately. Applications lodged before 2 June 2014 will continue to be processed. Applications currently in the queue will remain there until places become available. 

For further information, please see:

Change of Address: Australian Visa Application Centres in Vietnam

Lodging an application on or after Monday, 12 May 2014

From 12 May 2014, all Australian visa and citizenship applications must be lodged (by appointment only) at the new
Australian Visa Application Centres in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, operated by VFS Global (VFS).

The Australian visa application centre will provide you with the necessary forms and information required to lodge an Australian visa or citizenship application in Vietnam.

For further Information about this, please see Client Information.


Important Information for Student visa applicants

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.

Presentation: Australia Future Unlimited Education Roadshow, November 2013

Presentation: Australian Education Agent Meeting, January 2014

How to lodge an application in Vietnam 
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?

Paper applications

Online applications (not applicable to Vietnamese passport holders)

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 15 August 2014