The Australian Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
Australian Federal Election 2022 - Ho Chi Minh City
The next federal election will be held on 21 May 2022.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) recommends overseas voters cast a postal vote in this election.
If you plan to be overseas at the time of the election, make sure you check your enrolment and request a postal vote as soon as possible on the AEC website.
Voting by Post
For this election, the AEC is delivering postal ballot papers directly to overseas voters by international courier (DHL) and has already commenced progressively sending postal votes to overseas voters.
Completed postal votes should be sent as quickly as possible back to the AEC in Australia or mailed or dropped-off to the Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City no later than 20 May 2022 for onforwarding to the AEC by diplomatic mail.
To send in your postal vote, please send to:
20th Floor, Vincom Centre
47 Ly Tu Trong Street
Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
To drop off your postal vote, please drop it off during business hours, between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
The Australian Consulate-General is offering in-person voting on weekdays from 9 May 2022 to 20 May 2022. Please note we will not be open for voting on 21 May 2022.
To maintain social distancing, in-person voting will be by appointment only.
To vote in-person, check your enrolment on the AEC website and then make an appointment here: Book Your Appointment with Australian Consulate-General Ho Chi Minh City - Professional Services (setmore.com).
On the day of your appointment, remember to bring your Australian passport, Australian Driver Licence or Australian photo ID. When you arrive at the Consulate, go through the security check and then proceed to counters 5 and 6. There is no need to take a ticket.
8:30am - 4:00pm
|Monday 9 May 2022||8:30am - 4:00pm|
|Tuesday 10 May 2022||8:30am - 4:00pm|
|Wednesday 11 May 2022||8:30am - 4:00pm|
|Thursday 12 May 2022||8:30am - 4:00pm|
|Friday 13 May 2022||8:30am - 4:00pm|
|Saturday 14 May 2022||CLOSED|
|Sunday 15 May 2022||CLOSED|
|Monday 16 May 2022||8:30am - 4:00pm|
|Tuesday 17 May 2022||8:30am - 4:00pm|
|Wednesday 18 May 2022||8:30am - 4:00pm|
|Thursday 19 May 2022||8:30am - 4:00pm|
|Friday 20 May 2022||8:30am - 4:00pm|
|Saturday 21 May 2022||CLOSED|
Passport and notarial appointments
Passport and notarial services are by appointment only.
Appointments are available from 09:00 to 12:00 on Monday to Friday.
Please ensure you have all necessary supporting documents with you before you attend your appointment at the Consulate. Clients without an appointment will only be seen in exceptional circumstances.
From 1 April 2022, the Consulate has ceased accepting payment by cash and accept payment by card only.
COVID-19: For Australians returning to Australia
- To find out the latest re-entry and quarantine measures into Australia visit Smartraveller: Re-entry and quarantine | Smartraveller
- For specific information on travelling from Vietnam to Australia, including questions on vaccination certificates, visit our COVID-19 webpage and FAQs below:
For Australians needing consular assistance
For consular assistance in Vietnam:
For urgent consular assistance outside of business hours, the Consular Emergency Centre (CEC) in Canberra provides 24-hour support for Australians with serious and urgent needs. It is also for the friends and family of Australians overseas.
For urgent consular assistance, contact the CEC on:
Visas and Migration
Read more: Visas and Immigration (consulate.gov.au)
Did you know, online visa applications are assessed several weeks faster than a paper application?
More information about Visa and Migration for clients in Vietnam.