How to apply for a Vietnam visa in Palm Springs


Embassy of Vietnam in Palm Springs

There is NO embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Palm Springs, United States. Travellers from Palm Springs can contact the nearest embassy of Vietnam in San Francisco for visa information.

Nearest Embassy Embassy of Vietnam in San Francisco (690.3 km)
Address 1700 California St, Suite 580 San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone +1 415 9221 707 or +1 415 9221 577
Distance 690.3km (428.9mi)
Travel Time
  • Fly Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco total time 3h 21m
  • Bus to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Oakland total time 5h 30m
  • Amtrak Thruway, train total time 12h 38m
  • Bus, train via Bakersfield Amtrak Station total time 13h 43m
  • Bus, train total time 16h 45m
  • Drive total time 8h 8m
Current time in Palm Springs Sunday Mar 26, 2023 08:22 AM

How to get from Palm Springs to the embassy in San Francisco

How to apply

American nationals and foreign visitors living in Palm Springs, United States can choose between applying for a visa through the embassy of Vietnam in San Francisco or applying online for an approval letter to pick up the visa on arrival.

Apply at the embassy

To apply for a visa at the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Palm Springs, 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 those who fly from Palm Springs to Vietnam (Average flight time between Palm Springs and Vietnam is about 20 hours, 46 minutes). 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.