April 30, 2020

Vietnam visa requirement for US citizens

Vietnam visa requirement for US citizens

Kindly be informed that US passport holders are required Vietnam visas to enter Vietnam.

How to get Vietnam visa in America?

There are 3 ways for you to get a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy / Consulate:

You can come in person to the Vietnam embassy in your country and you will be instructed step by step on how to apply for a Vietnam visa there. By this way, you have to come directly to the Vietnam embassy at least two times. The first time you come there is to submit required documents and the second one coming there is to get your Vietnam visa.

For your convenience, we would like to give you the contact information of the Vietnam embassy in America as below:

Embassy of Vietnam in United States of America (USA)

  • Address: 1233 20th St NW, Suite 400 – Washington, DC 20036, United States of America (USA)
  • Telephone: 202.861.0737
  • Hotline for Consular Affairs: 202.716.8666 or 202.739.1666
  • Fax: 202.861.0917
  • Email : info@vietnamembassy.us (for general information)or vnconsular@vietnamembassy.us (for consular affairs)
  • Website : https://vnembassy-washington.mofa.gov.vn

Consulate General of Vietnam in Houston, Texas, USA

  • 5251 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1100, Houston, Texas 77056, United States of America
  • Tel: 713-850-1233 | 713-840-0096
  • Fax: 713-840-0159 | 713-871-0312
  • Website : https://vnconsulate-houstontexas.mofa.gov.vn

Consulate General of Viet Nam in San Francisco, USA

  • 1700 California Street, Suite 430, San Francisco, CA 94109, California, USA
  • Tel: 415-922-1707 ext. 115
  • Fax: 415-922-1848; 415-922-0307
  • Website: https://vnconsulate-sanfrancisco.mofa.gov.vn

2. Apply online to obtain an approval letter to pick up your Vietnam visa at Vietnam international airports (in case you travel by air to Vietnam) 

Regarding apply online to obtain a visa approval letter to pick up visa at a Vietnam international airport, there are 3 options based on the purpose of your visit:

  • Vietnam visa for business purpose with validity for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months.
  • Vietnam visa for tourist purpose with validity for 1 month only.
  • Vietnam visa for transit purpose with validity less than 5 days then visa holders must depart to a third country after 5 days in Vietnam at maximum. You will be granted a transit visa on the condition that you travel by tour and the group must have clear schedule and indemnify of a travel agency that organizes the tour.

To apply for a Vietnam visa, please follow the simple steps as below:

– Visit our website www.vietnamimmigration.org to fill in the online application form.

– Make payment for us (service fee) as per instructions.

– Obtain your visa approval letter via our email.

If you still can’t receive any approval letter within the required time, please let us know immediately via our email info@vietnamimmigration.org

3. Apply for  Vietnam e-visa

Apply online for electronic visa or Vietnam e-visa (30 days, single entry). Citizens of USA are eligible for Vietnam e-visa.


Permanent Mission of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in New York – United States (USA) 🇺🇸 Address: 866 U.N.

Consulate General Of Vietnam In Houston – Texas, the United States (USA) 🇺🇸 Address: 5251 Westheimer Rd #1100, Houston, TX 77056, the United States (USA) 🇺🇸 Phone: +1 713-850-1233 Fax: (1) 713-871-0312 Email: Tlsqhouston@mofa.gov.

Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, USA 🇺🇸 Address: 1700 California St, Suite 580 San Francisco, CA 94109, the United States (USA) 🇺🇸 Phone: (+415) 9221707 or (+415) 9221577 Fax: (+415) 9221848 or (+415) 9221757 Email: info@vietnamconsulate-sf.org Website: https://vnconsulate-sanfrancisco.

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Washington DC, the United States of America (USA) 🇺🇸 Address: 1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, the United States (USA) 🇺🇸 Phone: (202) 861-0737 – Fax: (202) 861-0917 For consular emergency: (202) 739 1666; (202) 716-8666 Email: info@vietnamembassy.us  (for general information) Consular: vnconsular@vietnamembassy.

Citizens of the United States who are traveling to Vietnam must first secure a visa before they can enter the country. The good news is that acquiring a visa to Vietnam is now so easy for US passport holders.

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