Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Visas and Immigration

Visas and Immigration

English | Vietnamese 

This is the website of the Department of Home Affairs, Australian Visa office in Vietnam. 

Novel coronavirus and Australian visas

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

Visa applicants and travellers should view the latest information available on the following websites:

If you are an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident who need to travel to Australia urgently, you must lodge an application online. Once you have lodged, you can request urgent processing here.

We are currently prioritising visas for people who are exempt from Australia’s current travel restrictions. Please note we will not be processing visas for anyone who does not meet the exemption until after the restrictions are lifted.

Temporary closure of Australian Visa Application Centres in Vietnam

In light of the current COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak, the Australian Visa Application Centres and call centre in Vietnam are temporarily closed from Friday 3 April 2020 until further notice. Appointments to the Australian Visa application Centres will also remain closed.

Visa related enquiries should be submitted by using the web-based Australian Immigration Enquiry form.

Urgent visa applications must be lodged online.

If you are unable to attend a biometrics or health appointment, you do not need to notify us. We will send a new request once AVAC or panel doctor arrangements have resumed. 

Home Affairs website in Australia

The Department of Home Affairs website will help you to choose a suitable visa from all the visa types, and outline all the eligibility criteria.

Frequently Asked Questions

See our pages in English and in Vietnamese for more information on:

  • How to apply for a visa
  • Application fees
  • Processing times
  • Biometrics

General Visa Information

We recommend you lodge your application early and online. The Commonwealth of Australia does not accept any responsibility or liability for financial losses incurred by applicants whose visa application was finalised later than expected or whether an application was unsuccessul.

Frequently Asked Questions for Groups:  How you can apply online as a group. 

Information for organisations: A guide for organisations to support their employees to choose a suitable visa. 

Note: The visa information below is only for visas managed by our Visa Offices for applicants resident in Vietnam.

Specific visa information and checklists

Vietnam information

Contact us

To respond to request or submit an enquiry, use the web-based Australian Immigration Enquiry form.

All correspondence (including visa decisions) will be sent to you from a "nil-reply" email address. Do not reply to these emails.

 

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