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Consul General’s Message

Kyle Nunas


Welcome to the website for the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City.  Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is a bustling metropolitan area in Southern Vietnam.  This vibrant urban area is home to over 10 million citizens making it the nation’s most populous city.  As the economic and cultural hub of Vietnam, the vibrant, energetic, and youthful metropolis is emerging as an international centre while it races into the future.

During 45 years of official diplomatic relations and 25 years of development cooperation, Canada has developed trusted relationships and long term partnerships in Vietnam.  In this past year, Canada and Vietnam have built on this relationship through a series of bilateral visits.  During these visits, education, commerce and people to people links were identified as cornerstones of our bilateral relationship.

The Consulate General of Canada opened in 1997 and today offers consular, trade, and visa services to its clients.  Our consular section provides assistance to Canadians living and travelling in Vietnam, including passport, notarial, and emergency services.  The Consulate’s trade commissioners offer expertise in a variety of sections, supporting Canadian companies looking to do business in Vietnam and Vietnamese companies interested in the Canadian market.  Promoting Canadian education is a priority of the Consulate General.  Today, about 14,000 Vietnamese students are studying in Canada.  Our immigration team in Ho Chi Minh City delivers services related to temporary resident visas, work permits, and study permits.

On behalf of the Consulate, we encourage you to learn more about the dynamic relationship between Canada and Vietnam.  We invite you to discover the cultural attractions and commercial opportunities of Ho Chi Minh City.  We look forward to hearing from you; please contact us if we can assist you in this emerging market.
Welcome!  Bienvenue!  Xin chào!

Kyle Nunas
Consul General of Canada
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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