How to apply for Vietnam visa in United States

The United States are not included in the list of nationalities eligible for Vietnam visa exemption, therefore every US citizen needs to apply for a Vietnam visa before traveling to Vietnam. The open-door policy to boost tourism from Vietnamese Government makes it much easier these days for US passport holders to handle the Vietnam visa application as there are two available options for you to choose from:

Option 1. Apply Vietnam Visa on Arrival at lower cost with

Vietnam visa on arrival is often preferred for its convenience, especially by those who live far away from Vietnam Embassies and do not wish to send their passports away via post.

  • Issuing unit: Vietnam Immigration Department
  • Processing time: 1 or 2 working days
  • Original passport: No Passport sendoff required

How does Vietnam visa on arrival work?

You first visit our and then fill in the secure Vietnam visa application form, you will then get your visa approval letter via email within 2 working days (normal service) or 1 working day (urgent service) after your payment of service fee. Take this letter, attached entry and exit form, your passport, 01 photo and some dollars as stamping fee to get on your flight, you will get your Vietnam visa stamped at the arrival airport in Vietnam. For more information about Vietnam visa on arrival, please visit our Vietnam visa application form.

Apply Vietnam visa on arrival

Option 2. Apply for Vietnam Visa at Vietnam Embassies:

You can also choose to apply for Visa to Vietnam in person at the Vietnam Embassy in United States

  • Issuing unit: Vietnam Embassy
  • Processing time: 4 to 5 working days
  • Original passport: Your original passport required to be submitted together with your visa application

Here is some major information about Vietnam Embassy in United States:

Embassy of Vietnam in Washington DC, United States
+Address: 1233, 20th St., NW, Suite 400, Washington DC, 20036, USA
+Phone: (1-202) 861 073
+Fax: (1-202) 861 0917

Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, United States
+Address: 1700 California St, Suite 430 San Francisco, CA 94109
+Phone: (1415) 922 1577
+Phone: (1415) 922 1577

Before applying for Vietnam visa, you must:

  • Make sure your passport has minimum 6 month validity and left pages
  • Know Vietnam visa on arrival is applicable to those traveling to Vietnam by air ONLY.

For any further information relating to visa for Vietnam, please kindly contact us. We are always willing to assist you at our best!