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Services for Australians Overseas
Consular and Passport Services
The Consular and Passports Counter is open from 8:30am to 12:00 pm and from 1:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, excluding our public holidays. For information over the phone, please called 04 3774 0100. Alternatively, you can email Consular.Hanoi@dfat.gov.au.
If you require consular or passport assistance in Southern Vietnam, please call our Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City on (84-8) 3521 8100 or visit their website.
What we can and cannot do
The Australian Embassy in Hanoi can provide a range of consular, passport and notarial services. For further information on these, please click on the links provided below:
- INFORMATION UPDATE: From 1 July 2014, the Australian Government will only legalise education documents issued by an Australian accredited education authority. For more information, click on the above link.
For information on the associated fees for passports, please click here.
For information on the associated fees for notarials, please click here.
All fees are converted into Vietnamese Dong at the prevailing rate. All fees are payable in Vietnamese Dong only. Payment methods available are cash, credit and debit cards.
Travel information for Australians
- Smartraveller Advice: General Advice to Australian Travellers
- Smartraveller Advice: Vietnam
- Travel Bulletin on Avian Influenza
On-line registration for Australians overseas
- We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.
We collect information and protect your privacy in accordance with Australian law. DFAT's Consular Privacy Collection Statement can be accessed at http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/consular/privacy.html.
Living in Vietnam
- Overseas births, adoptions and surrogacies
- Birth, marriage and death certificates
- Driving in Vietnam
- Marriage overseas
- Police clearances
- Renewal of Australian Driver's Licence
- Taxation issues
- Useful lists of interpreters/translators, legal services and hospitals/medical practitioners in Hanoi and northern Vietnam
Former Residents returning to Australia
- Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.
- A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services.
- For a list of public holidays, please click here.
- A gateway to information about Australians living overseas
Centrelink International Services
For information on what Centrelink services are available to you while overseas, please click here.
The New South Wales State election will take place on 28 March 2015. An information bulletin has been published on Smartraveller detailing how Australians can vote in the election if overseas. Overseas missions are no longer voting centres for the purpose of NSW elections. All eligible voters who will be overseas on election day can now use the iVote system online to lodge their vote. For furthre information, please visit https://www.vote.nsw.gov.au/.
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