Nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services are operating as normal. However, please note that applicants may continue to encounter significant scheduling delays.

Nonimmigrant visa applicants who are in an urgent need to travel should continue to follow the instructions here to request an expedited appointment.Fiancé(e) and immigrant visa applicants who have questions about their specific case may contact the Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit here.We encourage you to book your appointment as soon as you think you may need to travel in the future.

For 221g applicants going to the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, you may come to the consulate for an interview anytime between 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, except holidays. The Consulate will welcome only a limited number of such applicants, so it is first come, first serve. If you submitted your mail-in visa application more than 6 months before the interview, then you will need to provide a new visa photo.

Check your email and phone the day before your scheduled visa interview to ensure that your appointment has not been rescheduled or cancelled. For your safety and our staff, arrive no more than 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that we can maintain social distancing.

Please do not enter the U.S. Embassy or the U.S. Consulate General if you are feeling ill or have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19. You may reschedule your appointment. All applicants/customers are encouraged to maintain proper physical distancing and to wash their hands to prevent transmission of COVID-19


Effective February 7, 2022, the Pick-up / Drop off of your passport / documents at the courier locations and delivery service for return of your passport / documents will be changed as follows

    • Pick-up / Dropoff of passport / documents at Bưu cục Thanh Xuân - 1 Nguy Nhu Kon Tum (Hanoi) and Bưu cục Cộng Hòa - 101D Cộng Hòa, Phường 4, Quận Tân Bình, Ho Chi Minh City.
    • Drop-off of passport / documents at any other courier location will be charged a fee of VND133,000 per passport / document at the time of drop-off;
    • Pick-up of passport / documents at any other courier location will be charged a fee of VND143,000 per passport / document at the time of pick-up;
    • Expedited delivery service will be charged at VND240,000 for mailing address in Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City and VND302,000 for mailing address in other provinces per passport / document;
    • Regular home delivery service will be charged at VND143,000 per passport / document;
    • The fees will be collected in cash when the passport / document is delivered. Exact change required.
    • For detailed information, please
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On October 25, President Biden announced a Presidential Proclamation titled “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This proclamation, which took effect at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2021, ended the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 9984, 9992, 10143, and 10199 as they relate to the suspension of entry into the United States of persons physically present in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In place of these restrictions, the President announced a global vaccination requirement for all adult foreign national travelers. More information about this global vaccination requirement, including details on exceptions and waivers due to humanitarian concerns, is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all air passengers entering the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test (a viral detection test for SARS-CoV- 2 approved or authorized by the relevant national authority), taken within one day of departure. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers if they do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. This requirement is separate from the visa application process. All Presidential Proclamations restricting travel due to COVID-19 remain in place, and continue to apply to subject potential travelers regardless of their test results or vaccination status. Travelers holding a National Interest Exception also remain subject to all applicable pre-departure testing requirements. For more information on waivers to the testing requirement please click here

Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.


Secretary Blinken, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification. Previously, only those applicants whose nonimmigrant visa expired within 24 months were eligible for an interview waiver. The Secretary has temporarily extended the expiration period to 48 months. This policy is in effect until further notice. This change will allow consular officers to continue processing certain nonimmigrant visa applications while limiting the number of applicants who must appear at a consular section, thereby reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission to other applicants and consular staff. Travelers are encouraged to review the website of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for detailed information on what services are currently available as well as eligibility information and instructions on applying for a visa without an interview.


The U.S. Mission to Vietnam understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee.


Attention:Nonimmigrant Visas Applicants should submit electronically the DS-160 online form before making an appointment. Update your profile with the DS-160 barcode number by selecting “Update Profile” on this website.  When scheduling your appointment, use the same barcode from your current DS-160.  If you have made an appointment with an invalid or previously used barcode, you must update your profile at least three (3) business days prior to your appointment date with the new/valid barcode. Otherwise, you will not be allowed in for an interview and will need to make a new appointment using the new/valid DS-160 barcode. Please bring printouts of your DS-160 confirmation and appointment confirmation to your interview.

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Vietnam. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Vietnam.