Please note that this is a Non-official site which is operated by a private travel agency providing the approval letter service for visa on arrival. If you wish to apply for a visa before you go, please contact the embassy directly for assistance.

How to apply for a Vietnam visa in United States

Available Visas Visa Requirements Visa Information Get This Visa
Business Visa required For business travelers holding American passports who visit Vietnam for signing contacts, attending conferences or other business activities. Get it as soon as 14:00 - January 23, 2019
Tourist Visa required For American passport holders who visit Vietnam for tourism purposes. Get it as soon as 10:30 - January 21, 2019
Work Visa required For American nationals who intend to work in Vietnam.
Student Visa required For students from United States who plan to study in Vietnam.

Embassies and Consulates of Vietnam in United States


1233 20th St NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, USA

+1 202 861 0737

+1 202 861 0917

Office hours
Monday- Friday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 14:00 pm - 17:00 pm (Close now)

Time Right Now
Washington: Sunday Jan 20, 2019 00:11 AM (America/New_York)


Embassy of Vietnam in United States of America
New York

866 U.N. Plaza, Suite 435, New York, NY 10017 United States

+1 212 644 2535 or +1 212 644 0831

+1 212 644 5732

Office hours
Monday- Friday: 9:00 am - 17:00 pm (Close now)

Time Right Now
New York: Sunday Jan 20, 2019 00:11 AM (America/New_York)


Embassy of Vietnam in  New York USA

5251 Westheimer Road, Suite 1100, Houston, Texas 77056 United States

+1 713 850 1233 and +1 713 877 1326

+1 713 871 0312

Office hours
Monday- Friday: 9:00 am - 17:00 pm (Close now)

Time Right Now
Houston: Saturday Jan 19, 2019 23:11 PM (America/Chicago)


Vietnam Consulate in Houston USA
San Francisco

1700 California St, Suite 580 San Francisco, CA 94109

+1 415 9221 707 or +1 415 9221 577

+1 415 9221 848 or +1 415 9221 757

Office hours
Monday - Friday: 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM (Close now)

Time Right Now
San Francisco: Saturday Jan 19, 2019 21:11 PM (America/Los_Angeles)


Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco California

How to apply

American passport holders or foreign passports living in United States can choose between 02 available methods below to apply for a visa to Vietnam.

Apply at the embassy

To apply for a visa at the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in United States, the following documents are required:

  • Valid passport for at least 06 months prior to your planned entry date (Travel documents or temporary passports may not be accepted)
  • Application form (Click here to download)
  • 02 recently taken passport sized photos (4*6cm)
  • Visa application fees

Apply for visa on arrival

Visa on arrival is an alternative way to obtain a visa for Vietnam for applicants who plan to arrive Vietnam by air from United States. The process involves 4 simple steps:

  1. Submit an online form for the approval letter.
  2. Receive the approval letter by Email in 2 working days.
  3. Prepare photos, entry/exit form, stamping fee and the approval letter
  4. Arrive at Vietnam airport, present all documents above to get the visa stamped on passport.

Tips: None

Visa on arrival price (Price quoted in USD)

Visa Type 3 Working Days 1 Working Day
1 Month Single Entry (Tourist) 12 USD 24 USD
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourist) 14 USD 26 USD
3 Month Single Entry (Tourist) 20 USD 32 USD
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourist) 25 USD 37 USD
1 Month Single Entry (Business) 70 USD 99 USD
1 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 75 USD 104 USD
3 Month Single Entry (Business) 85 USD 114 USD
3 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 95 USD 124 USD

*Above price does NOT include stamping fee at Vietnam airport which is 25 USD for single entry (1 month/3 month) and 50 USD multiple entry (1 month/3 month).

2019 Public Holiday Schedules in United States

To observe the public holidays of Vietnam and United States, the embassy/consulate offices may close on the following holidays of 2018/2019.

Holidays Date Day Counting down
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 21 January 2019Monday0 days, 11 hours
Tet Eve 04 February 2019Monday14 days, 11 hours
Tet Nguyen Dan 05 February 2019Tuesday15 days, 11 hours
Tet Holiday 06 February 2019Wednesday16 days, 11 hours
Tet Holiday 07 February 2019Thursday17 days, 11 hours
Tet Holiday 08 February 2019Friday18 days, 11 hours
Presidents' Day 18 February 2019Monday28 days, 11 hours
Hung Kings' Temple Festival 15 April 2019Monday84 days
Emancipation Day 16 April 2019Tuesday85 days
Reunification Day Holiday 29 April 2019Monday98 days

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