Pre-arrival information for international students

Pre-arrival information for international students

Essential items for travel to Vietnam

It is advisable to have the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Carry-on luggage
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Offer and Offer acceptance form
  • Personal details and Vietnam contact address
  • Key contact name/ phone numbers, address of the hotel in Vietnam, details of the person you will meet on arrival (if any)
  • Vietnamese dong (or you can exchange money at the airport)
  • Driving license (or another identification document).
  • All personal valuables: laptop, camera, phone chargers, etc.


  • Do not put your valuables in the check-in luggage
  • Have photocopies of all your key travel documents in your main luggage.

Checked-in luggage

Photocopy of key travel documents

  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • All other personal items including any essential electrical goods.

For a more detailed list of items to bring and not to bring to Vietnam, please see the Living in Vietnam guide below. This guidebook is prepared by RMIT Vietnam as a reference for your settlement in Vietnam.

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