Currently, Vietnam immigration policy allows foreigners to obtain visa from any countries on the world. Therefore, visitors absolutely can apply for visa for Vietnam from United States. To avoid any trouble or difficulty when getting visa from this country, below information may be useful
1. Get visa at Vietnam embassy in United States
People residing in United States are eligible to visit Vietnam embassy as following address to request visa to Vietnam.
Embassy of Social Republic of Vietnam in United States:
Address: 1233, 20th St., NW, Suite 400, Washington DC, 20036, USA
In order to get visa at embassy, you had better prepare at home your original passport with six months of validity, two passport-sized photos, and money for visa fee. In addition, if you do not want to wait for a long time at embassy, you also can apply online for Vietnam visa approval code in advance.
2. Get Vietnam visa on arrival online
Besides getting at embassy, obtaining visa on arrival is another option for visitors to have visa to Vietnam. This new way is applied for air travelers only because there is no visa on arrival at land or sea border of Vietnam. Procedure to apply visa on arrival online is actually the procedure to apply for Vietnam visa approval letter. Because this letter is a document considered as a ticket that allows visitors to enter Vietnam and pick up visa at Vietnam airport. At first, a Vietnam visa application online should be completed, approval fee for letter issued needs to be transferred then via PayPal, Bank Transfer or Western Union. The Immigration Department of Vietnam needs only two business days for a visa request issuing. Furthermore, this processing time also can be shortened if you select urgent service of one working day or super-urgent service of four working hours. Finally, what passengers should do is to put the issued letter, your passport, photos, completed application for entry and exit Vietnam and money in your bag before travelling. Arriving Vietnam international airport, all of mentioned things should be presented directly at landing visa counter. After twenty minutes in average, passengers can get your passport back with a stamped Vietnam visa.
3. Advices when getting visa from United States
Although Vietnam embassy is applicable for visitors in United States, this visa type is only recommended in case you visit Vietnam by land or sea way because besides embassy visiting, you must submit your original passport directly at the embassy during the processing time. In addition, at embassy five working days is normally the shortest time for visa issuing. In case of having pre-approved code beforehand, it is shortened to three working days. For those passengers who are hasty to depart to Vietnam, applying for visa on arrival online is the recommended way as no urgent or super-urgent service is available at the embassy.
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