How to apply for a Vietnam visa in Richmond


Embassy of Vietnam in Richmond

There is NO embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Richmond, United States. Travellers from Richmond can contact the nearest embassy of Vietnam in Washington for visa information.

Nearest Embassy Embassy of Vietnam in Washington (155.2 km)
Address 1233 20th St NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone +1 202 861 0737
Distance 155.2km (96.4mi)
Travel Time
  • Train total time 2h 54m
  • Drive total time 1h 48m
  • Fly total time 3h 41m
Current time in Richmond Thursday Mar 23, 2023 09:46 AM

How to get from Richmond to the embassy in Washington

How to apply

American nationals and foreign visitors living in Richmond, United States can choose between applying for a visa through the embassy of Vietnam in Washington 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond to Vietnam (Average flight time between Richmond and Vietnam is about 22 hours, 31 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.