The Singapore Consulate-General provides consular services to Singaporeans visiting/residing in Ho Chi Minh City and cities in the south of Vietnam.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Consular services are by pre-approved appointments only. You may request for an appointment using the online form here: https://go.gov.sg/scghcm-appt. Only those who have received an approval email for their appointment will be granted entry into the Consulate-General.
Please note that the pre-approved appointments for notarial and visa services will be scheduled from 9 am to 11.30am from Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays). Collection of documents will be from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm from Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays). Services are payable in cash and in Vietnam Dong (VND) only.
We can be contacted at:
Telephone number: +84-28-38225174 or 028-38225174 (if dialed within Vietnam)
Fax number: +84-28- 39142938
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Singaporeans who require urgent consular assistance (emergencies eg: accident, life-threatening injuries, etc) after office hours, please contact the respective Duty Officer at the following cities.
Hanoi (North Vietnam)
+84 904 696589
Ho Chi Minh (South Vietnam)
+84 903 113500
+65 6379 8000
Note: General enquiries will not be entertained at these emergency contact numbers.
Singaporeans who are visiting Vietnam are encouraged to e-register (https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/). Singapore passport holders (with at least 6 months validity) holders enjoy a 30 day visa-free entry into Vietnam. Singaporeans travelling on a temporary travel document will require a visa (please contact the Vietnam Embassy in Singapore).
Please take note of restrictions on the import and export of local and foreign currencies. Amounts exceeding VND15,000,000 and/or US$5,000 (or equivalent) must be declared on arrival and departure. You may wish to refer to IATA website for further information.
Singaporeans who are in HCMC and wish to extend their stay in Vietnam beyond the visa-free period may apply for an extension from the Vietnam Immigration Department (VID) offices in HCMC, located at:
333-337 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1
Tel: 84-28-3920 0353 / 3920 2300/ 3920 0365
196 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 3 (Depending on circumstances of extension)
Tel: 84-28-3829 9398
7.30 am to 11 am (Monday to Saturday);
1.30 pm to 4.30 pm (Monday to Friday)
Singaporeans may also apply for a longer visa, in advance of their travel, through the Vietnam Embassy in Singapore.
Singaporeans who stay beyond 24 hours in a Vietnamese city or ward (especially at the provinces) are required to register with the local police station within 24 hours of arrival at the location. If you are staying at a hotel, please check with the hotel to ensure registration has already been done.
Please note there are no local laws which require the accommodation provider to withhold your passport for the duration of your stay. You may wish to check with the accommodation provider on their internal policies before making payments for your stay.
Do take care when taking public transport such as taxis. Do use reputable/reliable companies and take note of the taxi's identification number (not the same as the vehicle plate number) which is shown in a 4 or 5 digits alphanumeric display - this can be seen on the windscreen of the taxi and the back of the headrest of the driver.
Emergency Phone Numbers:
Police - 113
Note: The police stations in Vietnam may not operate 24 hours. The operating hours varies according to locations - you are encouraged to check with your hotel’s receptionist for the nearest police station and their operating hours. Do note that the emergency phone operators may not be fully conversant in English, so it is advisable to have a native speaker who can help communicate with the operators.
Fire - 114
Ambulance - 115
For information: List of Hospitals in HCMC and their emergency phone numbers
In the following section, you will find more information on:
Citizen Services (Generic Information)
Permanent Resident Services (Generic Information)
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For more information on Consular services, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Homepage.
Disclaimer: This information is provided as a guide. While every effort has been made to ensure the information on visa requirement is accurate and up-to-date, visa requirements may change at short notice. Travellers are encouraged to personally check with your travel agencies or respective embassies to ensure this information is accurate for their specific purpose prior to their departure.