Vietnam Consulate in San Francisco - Visa Information & how to apply

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Embassy of Vietnam in San Francisco - United States

Address: 1700 California St, Suite 580 San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: +1 415 9221 707 or +1 415 9221 577
Fax: +1 415 9221 848 or +1 415 9221 757
Email: info@vietnamconsulate-sf.org
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM
Vietnam Embassy in San Francisco

How to apply

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.

E-visa application

To apply for an e-visa online from San Francisco, please follow these steps:

  1. Access our online e-visa application form.
  2. Upload .jpg images of your U.S passport data page and a 4x6cm photo.
  3. Make the payment for the e-Visa fee 47 USD
  4. Wait 5-7 working days. The earliest possible would be 04:30 AM, local San Francisco time on 26 July 2024.
  5. Receive evisa by email or download it on our status page.

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)
  • 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 easy and convenient way to obtain a visa for Vietnam for U.S 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. 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.

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) 90 USD 109 USD
1 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 95 USD 114 USD
3 Month Single Entry (Business) 110 USD 139 USD
3 Month Multiple Entry (Business) 125 USD 154 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).


Other locations in United States

Frequently asked questions, answered

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.