Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Consulate closed to the public

In line with Directive 16+ of the Ho Chi Minh City authorities,  the Australian Consulate-General Ho Chi Minh City is closed to the public and all passport and notarial appointments have been cancelled until further notice.

For passport renewals and applications, you can now apply online. For further details click here: Passport, Notarial and Consular Services (

For urgent consular assistance please call: +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas; 24 hours a day 7 days a week)
For non-urgent consular assistance please email us:  [email protected]

COVID-19: For Australians returning to Australia

Please visit our COVID-19 Information page to find out about the latest flight options and entry requirements into Australia.

COVID-19: Online Passport Application

From 3 September 2021, customers in Vietnam who have been issued with a 10-year Australian passport since 2005 or who are applying for a child passport will be able to upload their application via the Australian Passport Office website.

In order to use new digital upload function, you must:

  • be located in Vietnam
  • have held a 10-year Australian Passport since 2005; or
  • be lodging an application for a child in Vietnam

If you do not meet the above criteria, this option is not available to you and you must lodge your Australian passport application in person at the Australian Consulate-General, Ho Chi Minh City when the office is re-open to the public.

Accessing the new document upload function on the Australian Passport Office website

For customers in Vietnam who meet the above criteria, follow the steps below to lodge your passport application:

  • Complete the application form online
  • Upload the application form, supporting documents, digital photo and payment authorisation

Once your digital application is lodged, you will receive an acknowledgment from [email protected].

You will be contacted to finalise the payment authorisation and if:

  • the application is for a child
  • there is a problem with what you have submitted
  • you are not eligible for this service

Once your passport has been finalised it will be sent directly to your nominated address in Vietnam.

Please note that if the delivery address is not in Vietnam, the new upload function will not become available at the application stage.

If you face any issues when completing the passport application or during the account registration process, please email passports.h[email protected].

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

Novel coronavirus and Australian visas

The Australian government has announced measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the Australian community, including implementing travel restrictions. 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


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.