Vietnam visa for American

Updated: 8/3/2018                630 words            ⏰ 3 minutes 

Vietnam Visa For American

There are three ways to apply a Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens:

1/ Electronic visa (e-visa)
2/ Visa on arrival (VOA) 
3/ Visa at the embassy

Electronic visa (E-visa)

Validity

30 days maximum, single entry

Requirements

– One 4×6 passport photo in .jpg format with a white background, without glasses

– One photo in .jpg format of your passport data page

– Passport valid for at least six months

– Your temporary address in Vietnam
– Points of entry and exit

– Debit or credit card for payment

Price

USD $25 to $45 depending of the emergency of your request, non-refundable

Processing time

3 working days (less in case of emergency)

Entry ports

28 entry ports, including 8 airports, 7 seaports and 13 international border gates in Vietnam

Warning

– Allows you 30 days maximum to visit the country

– It is a single entry visa

– Only for tourist visa and works for 40 nationalities

– non- refundable if your visa application is refused.

– As E-visa is new since 1 february 2008, some immigration staff may have not been aware and may refuse it ;

– You can not extend an e-visa

– You have to determine your arrival port before when applying for the e-visa.

How to apply ? Here is the official website of the vietnamese’s government: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/home

2/ Visa on arrival (VOA)

Validity

1 month or 3 months single or multiple entry, 6 months or 1 year multiple entry

Requirements

– Your passport
– Two passport photos
– The visa approval
– The stamp fee.
You have to apply online to get a visa approval letter that you will receive by email, pay the processing service fee, and then get visa stamp when you arrive in Vietnam by the immigration staff.

Price

1 month 1 entry $21 / 3 months 1 entry $34, 1 month multiple entry $26 / 3 months multiple entry $55 ; 6 months $95, 1 year $135
Price can change depending of your request (normal or emergency)

Processing time

To obtain the Visa Approval letter, you will wait 2 hours if you take the emergency service or 2 working days for the normal service.

Entry ports

6 international airports in Vietnam

Warning

– You may wait between 30 minutes to 1 hour if many visitors are asking for visa on arrival like you.
– Only available when you arrive to Vietnam by air.

How to apply ? Here is the official website of the vietnamese’s government: https://vietnamvisa.govt.vn/apply-online/

3/ Visa at the embassy

Validity

Depends on your request

Requirements

– Passport with at least six months’ validity
– Two blank pages in your passport
– A completed immigration form
– Visa approval letter by Vietnam Immigration Department
– Two passport photos
– The stamping fee (around USD $80).

Price

The visa fee charged by the embassy vary from one to one, you should contact directly the embassy for more details. The fees can be refundable if you application is not accepted.

Processing time

Depends from one embassy to another. 5 to 7 days in average.

Entry ports

All

Warning

– Visa fees, processing time and procedures can vary depending the Vietnam embassy you choose.

– You have to go to the embassy 2 times (to drop off and pick up your visa) so it is not convenient if you live far away from the embassy

How to apply? Here are all the vietnamese embassies in US:

Vietnamese Embassy in Washington DC, United States
Address: 1233 20th St NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, United States
Phone: (202) 739 1666 / (202) 716-8666
Website: http://vietnamembassy-usa.org/embassy
Email: info@vietnamembassy.us / vnconsular@vietnamembassy.us

Vietnamese Consulate in San Francisco, United States
Address: 1700 California Street, Suite 580, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 922-1707 / (415) 922 1577
Website: http://www.vietnamconsulate-sf.org
Email: info@vietnamconsulate-sf.org

Vietnamese Consulate in New York, United States
Address: 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 435, New York, NY 10017, United States
Phone: 212-644 0594 / 0831
Email: info@vietnam-un.org

 

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