Travellers from San Francisco, United States can apply for a visa for Vietnam in person at the embassy of Vietnam in San Francisco or apply for a pre-approved visa letter online to pick up the visa on arrival.
Apply at the embassy
To apply for a visa at the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in San Francisco, 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)
Visa on arrival is an easy and convenient way to obtain a visa for Vietnam for American applicants or foreign travellers residing in San Francisco who plan to arrive in Vietnam by air from San Francisco, United States. The process involves 4 simple steps:
1 - How do I make a visa appointment at the Vietnamese embassy/consulate in San Francisco?
To contact the embassy for visa appointment or application in San Francisco, please call: +1 415 9221 707 or +1 415 9221 577. In most cases, a visa appointment is not required, you can visit the embassy in person to obtain the visa.
2 - What time does the embassy open?
The working hours of the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in San Francisco are from Monday - Friday: 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM.
3 - How long does it take to get a visa in San Francisco?
An application for a tourist visa in San Francisco may usually take 3-5 working days. However, processing time may vary on a case-by-case basis, please contact the embassy directly for assistance.
4 - How much is a tourist visa in San Francisco?
Visa at embassy: please contact the embassy at +1 415 9221 707 or +1 415 9221 577 for more information. E-visa: 25 USD for 1 month single entry. Visa on arrival stamping fee: 25 USD for single entry and 50 USD for multiple entry.
5 - Is it possible to renew my passport in San Francisco?
Yes, that is possible. The process may take 7-10 working days.