Overseas Vietnamese residing in the United States and/or their family members  can apply for Certificate of Visa-Exemption in person at The Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco.

 

Required documents attached to application for visa exemption certificate:

 

1. For Vietnamese residing abroad, profile comprises:

a. 01 application form for visa exemption certificate (Fill-out the form and print with barcode on Letter-sized paper at  Mienthithucvk.mofa.gov.vn (CLICK HERE)

b. One recent 2 x 2 inch picture (white background, straight face, bare head, no colored glasses)

c. Foreign passports or equivalent documents with validity of at least 6 months upto date of entry. If the applicant does not have a passport, he/she must submit a permanent resident’s permit  issued by US authorities with the validity of at least 6 months upto the date of entry (attached a copy for competent authority to file)

d. One of the following documents (attached copy for competent authority to file) if available:

– A certificate of Vietnamese citizenship;

– A copy or excerpt of the Decision for Recovery of Vietnamese citizenship;

– A copy or excerpt of the Decision for Renunciation of Vietnamese citizenship;

– Certificate of Lost of Vietnamese citizenship;

– A Vietnamese passport (valid or invalid)

– An Identity Card (valid or invalid)

– A Birth Certificate (Copy accepted)

– The latest voter’s card

– A Family Register Book

– A travel document issued before 1975

– An Identity Card issued before 1975

– An Excerpt from Birth Register issued before 1975

– Documents issued by competent foreign authorities if they can prove that the person in question has original Vietnamese citizenship or of Vietnamese origin.

e. In case of not having documents listed at section (d), the following documents could be submitted:

– A guarantee issued by an overseas Vietnamese association from the country of residence (in due form provided)

– A guarantee from a Vietnamese citizen (in due form provided)

The said documents do not need require further certification or verification.

f. Self-stamped and addressed return envelope (if applicants want to receive visa by mail).  To avoid losses during delivery, it is advised to use certified mail of  FEDEX / USPS / UPS  with tracking number for your easy tracking.  The Consulate General shall not be responsible for any missing documents due to your choice of using uncertified mails (FEDEX Ground and UPS Ground are considered as uncertified mails).

 

2. With holders of foreign passports being wives, husbands, and children of a Vietnamese citizen or Vietnamese residing abroad, the attached file comprises of:

a. One application form for a visa exemption certificate.

b. One recent 2 x 2 inch photo (white background, straight face, bare head, without colored glasses).

c. A foreign passport with validity of at least 6 months upto date of entry (a copy attached for competent authority to file)

d. One of documents proving relationship between wives/husbands/children and the Vietnamese residing abroad (a copy attached for competent authority to file)

– Certificate of Marriage

– Certificate of Birth

– A Certificate of relationship with farther, mother, children;

– Other valid documents as regulated by the Vietnamese Law.

– Decision of Adoption

e. Self-stamped and addressed return envelope (if applicants want to receive visa by mail).  To avoid losses during delivery, it is advised to use certified mail of  FEDEX / USPS / UPS  with tracking number for your easy tracking.  The Consulate General shall not be responsible for any missing documents due to your choice of using uncertified mails (FEDEX Ground and UPS Ground are considered as uncertified mails).

 

3. The re-issuance or from the second issuance of Certificate of Visa Exemption

For re-issuance of Certificate of Visa Exemption (due to the expiration or lost of the Certificate of Visa Exemption), the applicant needs to submit:

– Application Form

– Copy of the expired Certificate.

– Foreign passports or equivalent documents with validity of at least 6 months upto date of entry. If the applicant does not have a passport, he/she must submit a permanent resident’s permit  issued by US authorities with the validity of at least 6 months upto the date of entry (attached a copy for competent authority to file)

-One recent 2 x 2 inch picture (white background, straight face, bare head, no colored glasses)

-Self-stamped and addressed return envelope (if applicants want to receive visa by mail).  To avoid losses during delivery, it is advised to use certified mail of  FEDEX / USPS / UPS  with tracking number for your easy tracking.  The Consulate General shall not be responsible for any missing documents due to your choice of using uncertified mails (FEDEX Ground and UPS Ground are considered as uncertified mails).

 

 

@ 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   ;
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