How To Obtain Vietnam Tourist Visa For United States Citizens ?

United States citizens are required to apply for valid visas to enter Vietnam for tourism and business purposes and meet the entry requirements:

  • United States Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond arrival date
  • Passport has 2 blank pages for visa stamp

Vietnam visa requirements for United States citizens

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Required  

How to get Vietnam tourist visa from United States ?

United States passport holders can choose one of the available methods below to apply for a visa to Vietnam:

1 - Visa at local embassy

  • Address: 1233 20th St NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, United States
  • Phone: (202) 739 1666 / (202) 716-8666
  • Fax: (202) 861-0917
  • Email: info@vietnamembassy.us / vnconsular@vietnamembassy.us
  • Website: vietnamembassy-usa.org/embassy

To apply for a Vietnam tourist visa at the embassy of Vietnam in United States, you will need to:

  • Submit a print-out of your completed visa application and supporting documents.
  • Submit original passport which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your departure date.
  • Pay the visa fees: Money order/check, or cash in case you apply at the embassy in person.
  • Have 02 passport-sized photos taken with no glass wears.

If you are currently living outside of United States, you can you also contact the local embassy in the country where are residing.

2 - Visa on arrival

Visa on arrival is available for those who fly from United States to Vietnam, below are the three simple steps:

  • Apply online using our secure form
  • Receive the pre-approved visa letter in 2-3 working days.
  • Print the documents, prepare entry/exit form and the stamping fee in cash, board the plane to Vietnam and pick up the visa stamp upon arrival at Vietnam airport. That it is!

Vietnam visa fees for United States citizens

Type of visa Tourist visa Stamping fee
Single 1 month $6 $25
Single 3 month $15 $25
Multiple 1 month $8 $50
Multiple 3 month $20 $50

*The price table above is for visa on arrival service and quoted in US dollars. If you want to apply through the Embassy of Vietnam in United States, please contact the Embassy directly for visa price.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible for United States citizens to get Vietnam tourist Visa on arrival?

Yes, it is possible. See how visa on arrival works.