Consular services


During Christmas and New Year period, the Embassy will be closed

on 25-26 December, 2014

and on 01-02 January, 2015


The Vietnamese Embassies and Consular Offices are the only Competent Government Agencies, who are authoried to issue visas abroad.

In order to avoid any risks that may arise when boarding flights or at ports of entry in Viet Nam due to possible miscommunication, travellers are strongly recommended to apply with the Vietnamese Embassies and Consular Offices in Australia to get visas before leaving.


- We have the honour to announce that the following websites are not legitimate:,,,,,,,

- The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam has recently received many feedbacks from foreign nationals on the visa online service provided by above-mentioned websites.

- The Embassy holds no responsibility for any visa application for Viet Nam provided by these services.

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The Embassy of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in Australia provides a wide range of consular services to foreigners, the Vietnamese who holds foreign passport and Vietnamese citizens.

 All FORMS here

- Foreigners applying for a VISA

- Vietnamese citizens holding foreign passports

- Vietnamese citizens living in Australia

- Other consular procedures (Vietnamese Citizenship and Laisser - Passer)



Vietnamese entry visa is required for all foreigners wishing to visit Viet Nam except citizens of countries having visa exemption inclusion in bilateral consular agreements with Viet Nam. Visas can be applied by mail or in person at the Embassy of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in Australia.

Tourist visa

Business visa

Diplomatic/official visa

 Tourist visa:


Entry visas to Vietnam can be applied BY POST or IN PERSON (by the applicant or anyone on his/her behalf) at the Embassy.

Applying by post:

      First, download the application form from the Website.

     Second, submit or send by registered/express (platinum) post to the Embassy  (Address: 6 Timbarra Crescent, O'Malley, ACT 2606) the following documents:

    1. Original and valid PASSPORT which must have at least one-month validity after the expiry of the visa and one blank page left. Please keep note of your passport details in case you might need them while your passport is with the Embassy;

   2. One completed APPLICATION FORM with one passport-size photo affixed on the Form. Please fill in the form eligibly and accurately to avoid misinterpretation and to facilitate the visa processing. You will be responsible for the accuracy of the information you provide in the Application Form; You should clarify the date of arrival and departure because the visa will be valid from the date of arrival you put on the Application Form.

  3. If you require your passport(s) to be returned by post, please send in a return self-addressed prepaid ENVELOPE (Express post - platinum or Registered mail is recommended)

   4. VISA FEE must be paid in cash, money order or bank cheque, payable to "the Embassy of Viet Nam". We accept Australian dollars only. Visa fees are various and depend on the length of stay and visa types, please contact the Embassy for further information from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.

Contact phone numbers:  02.6286 8465 or 02.6286 5660 (Direct Line) Or 02.6286 6059 (EXT: 101/ 102)

   5. When you get the visa back, please remember to check all the details on the visa (passport number, date of entry, date of exit, single or multiple entry) before you travel.

Applying in person:

     Alternatively, if you wish, you can come to the Embassy at number 6 Timbarra Crescent, O’Malley, ACT 2606 to apply for visa(s) where you will get assistance on site by our staffs. Our office is open from 9.00AM to 5.00PM from Monday to Thursday, 9.00 to 4.30 PM on Friday, except Australian public holidays.

Visa processing:

  • Upon receipt of the application, it takes THREE working days by normal service for your passport(s) with the visa to be ready for collection at the Embassy or for return by post in the return envelope you provided.  Foreign passport holders in Australia may take longer time depending on each application. EXPRESS SERVICE is available and incurs extra cost. If you need Express Service, please contact the Embassy for further information from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. Contact phone numbers:  02.6286 8465 or 02.6286 5660 (Direct Line) OR 02.6286 6059 (EXT: 101/ 102)

  • Delivery time by the post office is not included in the processing time above and dependent on the Post.

  • Once you have received your passport(s) with visa(s), please check carefully all the details. Should there be any discrepancies or errors, such as the dates of arrival/departure, the types of visas, please notify the Embassy immediately. If the errors are the consequences of the inaccuracy of the information you provided in the Application Form, the Embassy will not be responsible for them, and any additional costs that incur from remedy of the errors will be born solely by you. After the visa(s) have been stamped on your passport(s), if you want to change the dates of arrival/ the types of visas, you need to pay the extra fee. Please note that all payments are non-refundable, even if you want to cancel the visa(s) which have already been issued.

  • Visa application for children should follow the same procedures  if the children hold their own passports. Children are under 14 years of age are not required to sign the Application Form. Their parents can sign on their behalf.

      For further query, please have your question(s) ready, brief and focused before contacting the Embassy. The Visa Section telephone line is open from 9.30 AM to 5 PM  Monday to Friday except Australian holidays.

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Business visa:

Step 1: Contact with their Vietnamese sponsor(s)/Business partner(s) and request them to arrange the visa authorisation for the applicant from the Immigration Department, Ministry of Public Security. To this end, the applicant should advise their Vietnamese sponsor(s)/Business partner(s) of the following information:

- Full name

- Date and place of birth

- Nationality (previous and present)

- Passport number and type, dates of issue and expiry of the passport

- Proposed dates of entry into and exit from Vietnam

- Type of visa requires (single/double/multiple)

- The Vietnamese mission from where the applicant would collect the visa.

Step 2: Obtain the confirmation from the Vietnamese sponsor(s)/Business partner(s) about the visa authorisation.

Step 3: Complete the application form with dully-pasted passport-size photo.

Step 4: Send the completed application form to the Embassy with the following documents:

- A valid and original passport;

- A self-addressed prepaid envelope for the applicant applying by post

Step 5: Pay the visa fee

        It normally takes two or three working days to process a visa from the date of receipt of the completed application form with required documents and  the visa authorisation from the Department of Immigration (Ministry of Public Security).

        For further information, please contact the Embassy by phone during office hours or fax or email.


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Diplomatic/ Official visa:

     Apart from the completed form, a valid passport, self-addressed prepaid returned envelope, the applicant is advised to summit to the Embassy visa approval letter and a Note Verbal or an official letter from the concerned Office of the Commonwealth Government of Australia or State Government, foreign missions and posts based in Australia.

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Update 2 July 2013


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