Vietnam visa can be applied in person, by mail (send to 1700 California Street, Suite 580, San Francisco, CA 94109),  e-mail to or just submit ONLINE.


NOTE: This page is for REGULAR VISA  ( Single/Multiple entries; 1 month/3 month/6 month/1 year stay) ONLY.

For Certificate of Visa Exemption (aka 5-year visa), that is issued for the Vietnamese residing abroad, or foreigners who are spouses, children of Vietnamese citizens, please check this link:





1. Apply regular visa in person or by mailing service.




2. Apply by E-mail, receive loose-leaf visa delivered by FedEx.




3. Apply ONLINE, receive loose-leaf visa delivered by FedEx.








@  Types of  Vietnam visa:

* US passport holders:

– 1S: 1 month single entry

– 1M: 1 month multiple entries

– 3S: 3 months single entry

– 3M: 3 months multiple entries

– 6M: 6 months multiple entries

– 12M: 01 year multiple entries


* Non-US passport holders:

– 1S: 1 month single entry

– 1M: 1 month multiple entries

– 3S: 3 months single entry

– 3M: 3 months multiple entries


@ Processing time for U.S passport:

Standard: 3 business days

Expedite service: Same day




+ Duration of stay: Visa will be valid from the DATE OF ENTRY (shown on the visa). You can enter Viet Nam on or after the DATE OF ENTRY and must leave before the end of the expiration date.


The Customs and Border Protection at the port of entry determines the period of each authorized stay for travelers with one-year visas. Travelers should keep in mind, otherwise, you may be subject to fine for exceeding your authorized stay.


+ Amendment: Amendments of the visa can be done only when the visa is still valid (fees applied)


+ Refusal:The Consulate General reserves the right to ask for further documentation and information from the applicant and to refuse any visa application


+ On-Arrival visa: As the Consulate cannot confirm the reliability of online visa services offered by many companies on the Internet, it is strongly recommended that travellers obtain suitable visas before entering Vietnam. Fraudulently issued visa will be refused entry and fee is not refundable. There have been reported cases of fraudulence and personal data theft when applying for online visa and cases of entry refusal on arrival when these types of online visa are applied through bogus/un-recognised websites with no connections to the Consulate. The Consulate cannot verify the validity of such visa and cannot provide assistances to travellers in case they are refused entry while using these types of visa.In order to avoid any risks of personal data theft or losses through fraudulent use of credit/debit cards, travelers are strongly recommended not to provide personal information on untrusted websites.


+ Disclaimer:

  1. Please double check all information on visa issued by the Consulate prior to your departure. In case of mistake(s), please contact the Consulate immediately for correction, Phone number: 415-922-8588; 415-922-1707 Ext 101/102/103/108 (office hours) or Hotline 415-533-0156. The Consulate shall only take responsibility for any notification of at least 48 hours prior the date of departure.
  2. Even if you have a visa to enter the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the agents of immigration/border checkpoints have the rights to refuse your entry into Vietnam. Agents of immigration/border checkpoints are ultimately deciding your admissibility into Vietnam. If someone chooses not to hand over the information asked of them, agents of immigration/border checkpoints may deny them entry.


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

  • Address: 1700 California Street, Suite 580, San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Business hours: 8.30 am – 12.00pm and 2.30pm – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. The Consulate General is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and during Viet Nam and United States holidays.
  • Telephone: +1 415 922 1707 ;  415 922 0707  415 922 1238 ;
  •  Hotline (emergency only): 415-533-0156
  • Fax: +1 415 922 1757
  • Email:;  
  • Website:


@ 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