TRAVEL WARNING

1. Visitors should be aware that the only one Official Websites of the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco is www.vietnamconsulate-sf.org                                                

2. The Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco would like to inform that:

a. Visitors must obtain for a valid visa issued by the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco before boarding for their travel to Vietnam.

b. According to current Vietnamese Immigration Laws (Ordinance on entry, exit, residence of foreigner in Vietnam dated 28/04/2000; Decree No. 21/2001/ND-CP dated 28/05/2001; Circular No. 04/2002/TTLT-BCA-BNG dated 29/01/2002 to implement related Ordinance and Decree), visitors can only apply for a visa upon arrival at Vietnam’s international airports/border gates under the following circumstances:

  • Attending funerals of family members;
  • Taking care of family members who are seriously ill;
  • Providing technical emergency support; medical care for seriously-ill patients; natural disaster and epidemic relief in Vietnam;
  • Being invited by Vietnamese government;
  • Other emergencies.

Under the above-mentioned circumstances, visitors must obtain an approval letter signed and sealed by the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Fracncisco prior to their trips to Vietnam.

c.  The Consulate is not responsible for any inconveniences if visitors are not allowed to go on board the plane to Vietnam or are refused to enter Vietnam in case they do not have a valid visa or a letter of approval issued by the Consulate.

3. The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam has recently received many feedbacks from foreign nationals on the online visa application service provided by the two websites http://vietnam-embassy.org, http://myvietnamvisa.com, http://visavietnam.gov.vn and http://vietnamvisa.gov.vn.

The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam has the honour to announce that the above-mentioned websites are not the official websites of the competent agencies of Viet Nam . This and other Vietnamese overseas missions hold no responsibility for any visa application for Viet Nam provided by these services./.

 

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Que Huong
Bộ Thủ Tục Hành Chính
Thế giới và Việt Nam
Bộ Ngoại Giao Việt Nam
1700 California St, Suite 580 San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone:
(415)922-1707 - (415)922-1577
Fax:     
(415)922-1848 - (415)922-1757