Do Virgin US Islanders need visa to visit Vietnam ?
The US Virgin Island citizens are the same as most of the citizens in Caribbean need visas to entry Vietnam. The citizens can apply for Vietnam tourist visas or business visas through Vietnam embassy or Vietnam Immigration Department.
Vietnam tourist visa allow you to visit friends and family or travel in the country. Business visa is for working and doing business purposes. People can apply 1, 3 months tourist visa or 6 months business visa with single or multiple entries. When it expired you can extend one more time while you are in Vietnam.
How to get Vietnam visa in Virgin Islands of The US?
There are 2 ways for you to get a Vietnam visa:
1. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy / Consulate:
Since there is no Vietnam representative office in Virgin Islands of The US at the present, you can check other countries to find the nearest Vietnam Embassy / Consulate to contact. Please see below for information of Vietnam embassy and consulate in USA you may meed to get in touch for Vietnam visa
Embassy of Vietnam in the United States of America
1233 20th St NW, Suite 400 – Washington, DC 20036, United States (USA)
Hotline for Consular Affairs: 2027168666 or 2027391666
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for general information)or email@example.com (for consular affairs)
Consulate General of Vietnam in Houston, Texas, USA
5251 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1100, Houston, Texas 77056, United States
Tel: 7138501233; 7138400096
Fax: 7138400159; 7138710312
Consulate General of Viet Nam in San Francisco, USA
1700 California Street, Suite 430, San Francisco, CA 94109, California, USA
Tel: 4159221707 ext 115
Fax: 4159221848; 4159220307
In case it is so inconvenient for you to come in person to a Vietnam embassy, applying for a Vietnam visa by post is recommended. However, please contact the embassy in advance to check whether you can obtain a Vietnam visa by post or not.
2. Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival
Vietnam Immigration Department is the second government organization in Vietnam which has authorized to issues Vietnam visa on arrival.
Vietnam visa on arrival or evisa has been issued since 2003. The same as visa issued by the embassy, it is available by tourist and business visa. Each types of visa also have single and multiple entries option to apply to.
The best benefit of visa on arrival is probably the simple process, convenience to apply, time and cost saving. People just apply for Vietnam evisa with Immigration Department at anytime and anywhere, no matter it midnight or on the bus. Just with an email address and an internet connection, the process can be done.
Vietnam Immigration Department gives Vietnam visa on arrival (or Vietnam evisa) through the internet therefore it may be quicker and easier for visa applicants. It requires you to have:
A passport with 6 month left
1 blank page in the passport
An email address to receive the approval letter
Online payment tools (example: credit card like visa or master card, paypal) to pay for our service fees
2 passport photos size which are needed at the Vietnam airport
USA cash to pay for the visa fees at the airport
NOTE: Visas issues by Vietnam Immigration Department only enable for air travelers. It means, if you travel by sea or road transport you cannot be accepted at the border.