Current time in Vietnam:
October 31, 2012
Vietnam Visa requirements

Vietnam visa requirement for American

American citizens need to apply visa for getting in Vietnam or not ?

American citizens the same as many citizens in the world need visa to Vietnam. United States of America passport holders either can apply Vietnam visa on arrival (Vietnam evisa) with Vietnam Immigration Department on this website OR apply Vietnam visa with Vietnam embassies in the America.

How to get Vietnam visa in America?

There are 2 ways for you to get a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy / Consulate:

You can come in person to the Vietnam embassy in your country and you will be instructed step by step on how to apply for a Vietnam visa there. By this way, you have to come directly to the Vietnam embassy at least two times. The first time you come there is to submit required documents and the second one coming there is to get your Vietnam visa.

For your convenience, we would like to give you the contact information of the Vietnam embassy in America as below:

Embassy of Vietnam in United States of America (USA)
Address: 1233 20th St NW, Suite 400 – Washington, DC 20036, United States of America (USA)
Telephone: 202.861.0737
Hotline for Consular Affairs: 202.716.8666 or 202.739.1666
Fax: 202.861.0917
Email : (for general information)or (for consular affairs)
Website :

Consulate General of Vietnam in Houston, Texas, USA
5251 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1100, Houston, Texas 77056, United States of America
Tel: 713-850-1233 | 713-840-0096
Fax: 713-840-0159 | 713-871-0312
Website :

Consulate General of Viet Nam in San Francisco, USA
1700 California Street, Suite 430, San Francisco, CA 94109, California, USA
Tel: 415-922-1707 ext. 115
Fax: 415-922-1848; 415-922-0307
Website address:

2.  Apply online to obtain an approval letter to pick up your Vietnam visa at Vietnam international airports (in case you travel by air to Vietnam)

To apply for a Vietnam visa, please follow the simple steps as below:

– Visit our website to fill in the online application form.

– Make payment for us (service fee) as per instructions.

– Obtain your visa approval letter via our email.

If you still can’t receive any approval letter within the required time, please let us know immediately via our email

b) Regarding apply online to get approval letter for picking up your visa at a Vietnam embassy nominated by you, there are 2 options for your Vietnam visa based on the purpose of your visit:

Please click here for Vietnam visa inquiry.


What are conditions for applying Vietnam visa online?

If you apply online for Vietnam visa which is called Vietnam visa-on-arrival or Vietnam e-visa you should have two passport photos and an approval letter to show to the custom at Vietnam international airport when you arrive.

Visa-on-arrival only enable for air travel, not sea or road travel. Therefore if you plan to travel to Vietnam by sea you should find the nearest Vietnam embassy in your area to apply for visa.

How can I get the approval letter so I can come to Vietnam with visa-on-arrival?

You can come back to the “APPLY VISA” button and fill in the application form, select the processing time options and pay for a service fee then we will help you to get the approval letter. The approval letter comes from the Vietnam Department of Immigration that allows you to enter Vietnam without visas. In fact, you will have you passport stamped at the airport as what we called “VISA-ON-ARRIVAL”. You will need to find a visa-upon-arrival (or landing visa) desk to stamp you passport.

Visit this link on mobile
Only from 6 USD/pp
Risky Free:
We charge service fee when your visa application is processed successfully.
No passport send-off. No embassy queuing.
Within 48 hours processing time.
100% online. Send and receive by email.
APPLY FOR VISA ON ARRIVAL VIETNAM is a commercial website providing service for visa Vietnam and charge service fee. We are neither government website nor affiliated with embassy therefore our fee is higher than official fee from government.