Vietnam Embassy in United States of America (USA)
Vietnam Embassy in United States contact details including the main office, telephone number and email address. This is the diplomatic representative of The Socialist Republic of Vietnam in United States where you can apply for Vietnam visa and get assistance for other consular business.
Vietnam Embassy in United States functions as a bridge between the Vietnam and United States. It is also the place where the travelers can apply for a visa to Vietnam before the departure.
Embassy of Vietnam in Washington DC, United States
Address: 1233, 20th St., NW, Suite 400, Washington DC, 20036, United States
Phone: (1-202) 861 073
Fax: 1-202) 861 0917
Visa section of the embassy:
Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Monday through Friday.
Phone: (202) 861- 2293, (202) 861- 0694 and (202) 861- 0737 ext. 221, 222, 236, 237 during 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM and 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Monday through Friday
Fax: (202) 861- 1297 and (202) 861- 0917
Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, United States
Address: 1700 California St, Suite 430 San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
Phone: (1415) 922 1577
Fax: (1415) 922 1848
Consulate General of Vietnam in Houston, Texas, United States
Address: 5251 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1100, Houston, Texas 77056, United States
Phone: 713-850-1233 or 713-840-0096
Fax: 713-840-0159 or 713-871-0312
United States passport holders can apply for a Vietnam visa by following ways:
1. Apply online for a Vietnam visa on arrival
Visa on arrival is an alternative way to obtain a visa to Vietnam in addition to the traditional way of obtaining a visa at Vietnam Embassy. This is the most preferred way that the United States travelers are using to get a visa for Vietnam. At present, Vietnam visa on arrival is available for those who travel by air only.
Vietnam visa on arrival cost is just from 6 USD + stamping fee, refundable.
2. Apply for e-visa for Vietnam
From 1 February 2017, the citizens from following countries are eligible to apply for e-visas for Vietnam including United States. This is new pilot visa system that provides the United States visitors 30 days single entry tourist visa via airports, border gates and sea ports.
Vietnam e-visa cost is from 42 USD in total, non-refundable.
3. Apply for Vietnam visa directly at the Vietnamese Embassy
For those who want to get a Vietnam visa beforehand or who want to travel to Vietnam by land or sea, they may go to the nearest Vietnamese Embassy to apply for the visa in person.
Vietnam visa at the embassy cost is from 45 – 50 USD in total, non-refundable.
Each visa option has its own pros and cons, please see the differences between 2 main kinds of Vietnam visa in the table below:
|Description||Visa on arrival||Traditional visa|
|Issued by||Vietnam Immigration Department||Vietnam Embassy or Consulates with the approval of Vietnam Immigration Department|
|Passport required or not?||No need to send your original passport away||Parting with your original passport|
|Processing time||Normal service: 2 working days;|
Urgent service: 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours or 1 working day;
|Normal service: 3 - 5 working days
|Processing fee (*)||From US $6 + stamping fee, 100% refundable if visa rejected||From US $45, non-refundable in any case|
|Payment method||Money order, cashier’s check, company check||Credit cards, Paypal, Western Union, bank wire transfer|
|Additional fee||None||Postal cost, driving fee and even air fares to reach the Vietnam Embassy|
|Visa application||Online totally||In person or by post|
|Travel by||By airplanes only||By any means of transport|
|Get visa stamped||Queuing in front of Immigration Counter at arrival airport in Vietnam to get visa stamped. This can be skipped with our fast track service.||Having visa already stamped onto your passport before entry Vietnam.|
|Support||Limited online support||24 hours a day, 7 days a week|
|Convinience||It is especially convenient for those who are staying far away Vietnamese Embassy.||Difficult for those who is living in the country with no Vietnam Embassy|
|Availability||For travelers to Vietnam by air only||For travelers to Vietnam by any transports|