All U.S. citizens traveling to Viet Nam will need a visa for entry. Anyone can get a Viet Nam visa in a variety of ways. The country offers visas for one and multiple entrances to tourist and business applicants. The stay in the country will vary from one month to a year. Each Viet Nam visa type will have different prices due to the length of time you plan to remain in the country.
U.S. Citizens Requirements for a Viet Nam Visa
Before planning to apply for a Viet Nam visa, make sure you have a valid passport. A valid passport to enter Viet Nam must have at least six-month validity. If less, you will be denied entry. Also, the passport must have two blank pages to get the visa stamp and seal. Not meeting these requirements will result with a refusal for entry.
How to Get a Viet Nam Visa?
To get a Viet Nam E-visa, applicants can apply online. To apply online, complete the form, pay the fee, and get the approval letter. The process usually takes three days after the Viet Nam Immigration Department receives the application. With the approval letter, the visa can be stamped at any Viet Nam international airports. Present the letter at any of these airports for entry: Ha Noi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh, and Nha Trang.
You can also apply in person or by mail at the Embassy of Viet Nam in Washington. The Embassy does not require an appointment and opens Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Before going to the Embassy, make sure you complete and print the online application. If you are unable to complete the form online, print it and complete manually. Make sure the passport has at least six-month validity and two blank pages. Also, have a color passport size photo taken in the last three months. Acceptable payments are by credit card, money order, cashier’s check, and company check payable to “EMBASSY OF VIET NAM.”
By mail, send all your documents to:
Embassy of Viet Nam
1233 20th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
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