How to apply for a Vietnam visa in San Diego

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Embassy of Vietnam in San Diego

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

Nearest Embassy Embassy of Vietnam in San Francisco (734.8 km)
Address 1700 California St, Suite 580 San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone +1 415 9221 707 or +1 415 9221 577
Distance 734.8km (456.6mi)
Travel Time
  • Fly to San Francisco total time 3h 14m
  • Fly to Oakland total time 3h 19m
  • Fly to San Jose, BART total time 5h 1m
  • Train total time 15h 47m
  • Drive total time 8h 25m
Current time in San Diego Thursday Jun 20, 2019 02:24 AM

How to get from San Diego to the embassy in San Francisco

How to apply

American nationals and foreign visitors living in San Diego, 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 San Diego, 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 San Diego to Vietnam (Average flight time between San Diego and Vietnam is about 20 hours, 50 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.