Travellers from Washington, United States can apply for a visa for Vietnam in person at the embassy of Vietnam in Washington 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 Washington, 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 Washington who plan to arrive in Vietnam by air from Washington, United States. The process involves 4 simple steps:
1 - How do I make a visa appointment at the Vietnamese embassy/consulate in Washington?
To contact the embassy for visa appointment or application in Washington, please call: +1 202 861 0737. 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 Washington are from Monday- Friday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 14:00 pm - 17:00 pm.
3 - How long does it take to get a visa in Washington?
An application for a tourist visa in Washington 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 Washington?
Visa at embassy: please contact the embassy at +1 202 861 0737 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 Washington?
Yes, that is possible. The process may take 7-10 working days.