Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Australian Federal Election 2022 - Ho Chi Minh City

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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:

Australian Consulate-General
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.

In-Person Voting

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 (

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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.

Voting Hours

8:30am - 4:00pm


Opening hours

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.

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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.

For further information, visit Passport Services ( or Notarial Services (

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

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:

Attention: Vietnam to cease the 'automatic entension of stay' policy

As Vietnam reopens for regular international flights, starting on 15 January 2022 the Vietnamese Immigration Department will cease the ‘automatic extension of stay’ policy for foreign nationals. We encourage Australians to review their visa status and if necessary leave Vietnam to avoid overstaying their visa. For further information or if you have any queries, please contact the Vietnamese Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security.

Visas and Migration

Visa applicants and travellers should view the latest information available on the Department of Home Affairs website. We strongly encourage you to apply online for any visas to Australia

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Contact us

For all visa enquiries, please submit a request using the  Australian Immigration Enquiry form. This is the only way to contact the Department of Home Affairs regarding your visa.

The Consulate phone number is staffed by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade employees who are unable to answer visa enquiries. All visa eniquires must be submitted using the Australian Immigration Enquiry form.

You can also call the Home Affairs Global Service Centre number on +61 2 6196 0196, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (local time).


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.


Attention All Visitors To The Australian Consulate-General

Please note:

  • Airport style security screening is in place at the Australian Consulate-General.
  • As a condition of entry to the Consulate, visitors will be asked to leave all sharp or dangerous objects, cigarette lighters, oils and liquids with the guards for collection when departing the Consulate.