Mail-In Visa Renewal Program updates!
- Have a current U.S. visa or one that expired in the last 12 months? Want to save time and money and avoid coming to the Embassy or Consulate for an interview? You may be able to take advantage of our visa renewal program.
- Applicants may now qualify to renew their visas by mail if their prior visa expired no more than 12 months ago, and meet all the other requirements for renewal without interview. For more information, please visit http://www.ustraveldocs.com/vn/vn-niv-visarenew.asp.
If you wish to change your interview location from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, please fill out a new DS-160, selecting Hanoi as the interview location. Be sure to bring the print out to your interview. This will assist us in processing your case quickly. If you do not create a new DS-160 with Hanoi as the interview location, you may encounter significant delays in processing your case.
- As of December 1, 2016, all mail-in applications from Ho Chi Minh City will be sent to the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. All other mail-in applications will be sent to the U.S. Embassy Hanoi Consular Section.
- As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.
EVUS enrollment is available at www.EVUS.gov. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at www.cbp.gov/EVUS.
- Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/photos.html
Attention All Applicants:
Before you schedule an appointment, you must update your profile with your current DS-160 barcode number. Then, when you schedule your appointment, you must use the same exact barcode number from your current DS-160. If you come to your interview with any other barcode, you will be turned away and will need to make a new appointment using your current DS-160 barcode. Please bring the printouts of your DS-160 Confirmation and Appointment Confirmation to your interview.
Visa Waiver/ESTA Denial Applicants:
If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but unable to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at ceac.state.gov/genniv/, and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you may have received regarding your ESTA status.
More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html.
No Fee Applicants:
If you are applying for a no-fee visa (A-1, A-2, C-3, G-1 through G-4, Diplomats, Foreign Government Officials, and Immediate Family Members; A-3, G-5: Personal/Domestic Employees of Diplomats; or certain government-sponsored exchange visitor programs (J-1/J-2), you will not be able to use this appointment system. Instead, please click on this link to request your appointment.
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.
Nonimmigrant Visa Information
- Visa Types
- Visa Fees
- Payment Options
- DS-160 Information
- Appointment Wait Times
- Photos and Fingerprints
- Visa Waiver Program
- Security Regulations
Nonimmigrant Visa Application
- Apply for a Visa
- Pay My Visa Fee
- Complete My DS-160
- Track & Retrieve My Passport
- Apply for Expedited Visa Processing
- Visa Renewals
- Application Pending Further Action