Visitors should be aware that the only one Official Websites of the
Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco is www.vietnamconsulate-sf.org
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:
funerals of family members;
- Taking care of
family members who are seriously ill;
technical emergency support; medical care for seriously-ill patients;
natural disaster and epidemic relief in Vietnam;
- Being invited by
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.
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.
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./.