•  * Certificate of Visa exemption  (aka 5-year visa) shall be valid for up to 05 years and expires at least 6 months before the expiration of the holder’s passport or international travel document.


  • * Applicable entities:  Vietnamese residing overseas and foreigners who are spouses, children of Vietnamese people residing overseas or of Vietnamese citizens.  Visa exemption certificate shall be issued to people entering Viet Nam for family visit and settlement of personal business.


  • * The certificate of visa exemption might take the following forms: (i) Stamped certificate: A visa exemption certificate is stamped on the passports of Vietnamese nationals living abroad and foreign nationals to allow their entrance into Vietnam; (ii) Detached Certificate: A visa exemption certificate issued to Vietnamese people living abroad under permanent resident’s permit granted by foreign authorities and holder of passports of foreign countries or territories with which Vietnam does not have diplomatic relations.


Certificate of Visa Exemption can be applied either by:


1.Submit  IN PERSON at The Vietnam Consulate in San Francisco




2. Submit application form ONLINE, get Detached Certificate of Visa Exemption delivered by FedEx








@ For further information, please contact the Visa-Exemption Section, Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, at:

@ To track your package, please contact Mail-in or Mail-out Section ( Morning only) 

  • Telephone: +1 415 922 1707 ;  415 922 0707  415 922 1238 ;
VietNam Consulate

VietNam Consulate