If you are a US citizen and you want to travel to Vietnam, the first thing is that you will need to apply for a Vietnamese visa to travel to this country. Below are the things you need to be prepared to apply for a Vietnam visa.
1. Vietnam Visa Requirements For US Citizens
- Passport with a valid period of at least 06 months
- 2 photos 2 inches x 2 inches available (Photos are taken within 3 months)
- Prepare some money to pay for the visa service fee
2. How To Apply For Vietnam Visa For US Citizens
There are two ways to apply for a visa to Vietnam for US citizens in the United States. These two ways to have advantages and disadvantages, you can choose the way that you find it easy and suitable for you
2.1. Apply for Vietnam visa at the Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate
It is a little bit complicated to apply for Vietnam visa from the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in your country. This case requires the Vietnamese consulate or embassy that has been established in your residence country.
But this problem may be solved in the United States of America because there is one Vietnamese embassy in Washington DC, two consulates in San Francisco and Houston-Texas. Therefore, apply the Vietnam entry visa is easy for Americans.
2.2. Apply Vietnam Visa Online (Recommended)
This is the most popular way today and it will save your time and money so much. Just a few minutes to fill in the form online then you confidently have a visa to entry into Vietnam.
3. How to Get Vietnam Visa For US Citizens
3.1. Vietnam visa at the Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate
- Valid passport: Passport with a valid period of at least 06 months, not torn or blurred
- Application for a Vietnamese visa according to the completed form (this form you visit http://visa.mofa.gov.vn to download)
- 01 photo of 2 inches x 2 inches (taken straight, no black glasses, no hat, white background)
Direct payment in cash or Credit Card / Visa Card / Master Card when you come to apply at the Embassy
3-5 working days. In case you want to receive your passport and/or visa by post: You prepare a postage-paid envelope of the postal service with tracking number, indicating the recipient address;
You should take and save the tracking number to check the status of the envelope. To ensure, you should use express delivery services with tracking numbers of USPS, UPS, and FedEx.
The embassy is not responsible in case of missing envelopes and documents because you use unsecured postal delivery services.
3.2. Vietnam Visa On Arrival / Vietnam E-Visa
Please visit the website with the address: https://www.immigration.gov.vn/ and fill in personal information, entry information …. according to the form displayed on the website and confirm the accuracy of the information you fill in. Then you pay the visa fee by Visa Card or Master Card
After about 2 or 3 working days. The Immigration Department will send an email to the applicant for a PDF file, this PDF file is an E – Visa.
You print the E -Visa file sent by the Immigration Agency via email
Instructions for entry by E-visa:
E- visas are used to enter and exit through 33 international border gates. You must present a valid passport and an E-Visa printout with the inspector at the border to be considered for entry.
Note: Prepare cash to pay the stamp fee directly at the airport in cash ( VND or USD). Using credit cards is not accepted
$25 for 1 month/3 month Single Entry visa
$50 for 1 month/3 month Multiple Entry visas
$95 for 6-month Multiple Entry visas
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