Visas and Migration
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi and the Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City processes most visa applications and some citizenship applications for residents of Vietnam. The information in this website is meant as supplementary, country specific information to that contained in the main DIBP website - www.border.gov.au.
Notice to all Visa Applicants
Visitor Visa processing times during the summer months
The Australian Embassy and Consulate General are currently receiving a high volume of visitor visa applications. This volume is expected to increase over the Vietnamese summer months. As a result, visa processing times are expected to be longer than during other times of the year. Requests for urgent processing of a visa application will generally only be considered if there are exceptional compassionate or compelling circumstances. To assist us with processing visa applications as quickly as possible, the Embassy and Consulate General will generally not respond to processing enquiries when an application is within our global processing times.
Please lodge your visa application well before your intended date of travel, see: Processing times. Requests for urgent processing of visa applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and on a case by case basis.
You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.
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Fees & Application Forms
The current fee and application form for visas is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. Fees and Charges
Visa and Citizenship Options
- Find a Visa - Australian Visa Wizard
- Temporary Work
- Temporary Activity
- Work and Holiday
- Skilled Work
- Family Migrants
- Returning Residents
- Where to Apply
- Document Checklists
- After you apply
- Fees and Charges
- Processing Times
- Australia's Health Requirements
- Biometrics Collection for Visa Applicants in Vietnam
- Visa labels
- Migration fraud
- Contact us
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Last updated 3 July 2017