Typhoon Noru Update

Weather Alert Typhoon Noru Update (September 27, 2022) Location: Central Vietnam, between Khanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces Event: Typhoon Noru continues its path towards the coast of Vietnam and is expected to make landfall between September 27 and September 28.  People located in areas between Khanh Hoa and Nghe An should continue to monitor the ... Read More»

Hanoi EducationUSA’s Public Events

PUBLIC EVENTS EducationUSA events in October include both virtual and in-person events. All online sessions will be available via livestream on the Embassy Hanoi’s Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/usembassyhanoi/ ) and on the U.S. Consulate General’s Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/USConsulateHCMC ). In-person sessions will be held at the American Center Auditorium on the 1st floor of the Rose ... Read More»

Typhoon Noru

Weather Alert Typhoon Noru (September 26, 2022) Location: Central Vietnam, between Khanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces Event: Typhoon Noru is expected to impact the coast of Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 27 and 28, between Khanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces.  The current forecast shows the storm setting course west through mainland central localities ... Read More»

U.S. Trade Mission on Healthcare Across Southeast Asia Concludes

HANOI, September 23, 2022 – Today, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Arun Venkataraman completed a U.S. healthcare trade mission to Vietnam to advance bilateral cooperation in the healthcare sector, that included an important engagement with Vietnam’s Ministry of Health. The U.S. delegation ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Officers from the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi Available to Answer Questions in Nghe An and Lao Cai Areas

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens Officers from the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi Available to Answer Questions in Nghe An and Lao Cai Areas Consular Officers from the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi will be traveling to Vinh City in Nghe An Province and Sa Pa in Lao Cai Province this week and next. During ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are as early as October 5th.  ... Read More»

EducationUSA Fall Fair Ho Chi Minh City 2022

Vietnam is the sixth leading country of origin for all international students in the United States, with 21,631 students studying at U.S. colleges and universities, in academic year 2021-2022. Do you want to join them? Register for our EducationUSA Fall Fair 2022 to learn about degree programs, career perspectives, scholarships, and financial aid for international students and meet with ... Read More»

American A Capella Band and Arts Envoy Backtrack Vocals Takes Center Stage in Vietnam and Concludes Tour

HANOI, September 8, 2022 – Backtrack Vocals, a five-person multi-genre a capella group from New York City, visited several cities across Vietnam from August 24 to September 6.  Sponsored by the U.S. Mission in Vietnam and American Music Abroad, Backtrack Vocals held public concerts, master classes, and community outreach activities in Danang, An Giang, Can ... Read More»

United States and Viet Nam Determine to Accelerate Energy Transition and Enhance Cooperation in Climate Change Adaptation

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Tre Province, and Hanoi, Viet Nam, September 2 through September 6 to see first-hand the climate impacts in the Mekong Delta and for bilateral climate talks with the Government of Viet Nam, building on conversations that started in 2013 regarding Viet Nam’s ... Read More»

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry’s Travel to Vietnam

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, September 2-4, and Hanoi, Vietnam, September 4-6 to meet with government officials, civil society representatives, and business leaders to build consensus on key actions to address the climate crisis and accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. For media ... Read More»

Ninth U.S.-Vietnam Asia-Pacific Dialogue

Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink welcomed Vietnam Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Minh Vu to Washington for the ninth U.S.-Vietnam Asia-Pacific Dialogue on August 30.  Reflecting upon the strength of U.S.-Vietnam relations, the Assistant Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister discussed issues related to the two countries’ shared interest in ... Read More»

BridgeFest Music Festival 2022

Hanoi, August 23, 2022 – BridgeFest 2022 – The 6th annual music and community festival will take place at Bien Dong Park, Da Nang from 15:00 to 22:00 on Saturday, August 27, 2022. BridgeFest 2022 – is a free, music and community festival that is open to the public. Popular artists from around the world ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Mulan and Storm Season Preparedness

Location: Ha Tinh and North to Chinese Border Event: Typhoon Mulan and Storm Season Preparedness in Vietnam The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi alert U.S. citizens to Typhoon Mulan, which is expected to make landfall on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Meteorologists predict some areas will receive as much as 10 inches (250 millimeters) of rain. Coastal areas from Ha ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Hanoi

U.S. Mission Vietnam Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Hanoi August 8, 2022 Location: Worldwide Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here to view the ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens Worldwide Caution August 03, 2022 On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on ... Read More»

Pacific Partnership Vietnam Concludes in Phu Yen

Phu Yen, Vietnam, July 4, 2022 – The Vietnam phase of Pacific Partnership concluded its mission in Phu Yen on July 3. In Vietnam, the Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22) team included representatives from Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. From 23 medical procedures performed aboard the USNS Mercy by U.S., Australian, Japanese, and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hanoi connects Students and Teachers from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia through the Access Microscholarship Program

HANOI, June 27, 2022 – More than 100 Access students, teachers, and U.S. Embassy and Consulate staff from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia gathered in Quang Binh for a five-day Access Regional Summit focused on learning, teambuilding, and service.  Hosted by Quang Binh University from June 21-25, the Summit encouraged students and teachers to develop plans ... Read More»

Navy Hospital Ship Arrives in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership

Phu Yen, Vietnam, June 19, 2022 – The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived at Vung Ro Port, Phu Yen, Vietnam, marking the first stop for Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22). Now in its 17th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the ... Read More»

Announcing The 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors (Nha Trang, Vietnam)

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, June 17, 2022 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam and World Learning seek candidates for the 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors. ASEAN and Timor-Leste citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, who demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university or ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens  Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam June 17, 2022  Location: U.S. Embassy, 7 Lang Ha Event: Over the past several days, there have been occasional, small, peaceful demonstrations in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi.  We anticipate that as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, ... Read More»

Annoucing the Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program 2023  

HANOI, June 15, 2022 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2023 Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program.  Eligibilities: Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar applicants must: hold an M.A. or Ph.D. degree, be a Vietnamese citizen, and be proficient in English. Applicants should be university faculty, government officials, private sector professionals, work at ... Read More»

USAID, MARD Launch New Project to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, Agree to Partner on Addressing Climate Change in the Mekong Delta

Hanoi, June 13, 2022 – Today, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joining, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new project to help Vietnam control the increasingly serious wildlife trafficking situation. The $15 million, five-year project, called Saving Threatened Wildlife , ... Read More»

U.S., Vietnam Officials Kick Off Installation of New Liquid Oxygen System at Bach Mai Hospital

HANOI, June 12, 2022 – Today at Bach Mai Hospital, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joined Vietnamese government and public health leaders to celebrate the start of the installation of a new liquid oxygen system provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Bach Mai oxygen system is the largest of ... Read More»

CDC Rescinds Testing Order to Enter the United States

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens CDC Rescinds Testing Order to Enter the United States June 11, 2022  As of June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded. Starting at ... Read More»

U.S. Trade Mission in Southeast Asia Continues in Vietnam with Focus on Clean Energy Transition

HO CHI MINH CITY – The Vietnam segment of the three-country  Clean EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) Asia Business Development Mission  concluded today as a delegation of senior U.S. government officials and business executives wrapped a series of clean energy-focused bilateral engagements and meetings with prospective buyers, distributors, and investors.    Pamela Phan , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia for the International Trade Administration, led the mission on behalf ... Read More»

Senior Leaders from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Visit Vietnam and Meet with Government of Vietnam Partners

HANOI, June 10, 2022 – Senior leaders from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were in Vietnam this week to meet with CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office and CDC Vietnam leadership, U.S. Embassy officials, U.S. CDC Country Directors from around Southeast Asia, and partners from the Government of Vietnam to discuss the ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Travel to the ROK, Philippines, Laos, and Vietnam

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Philippines, Vietnam, and Laos from June 5 to 14.  The Deputy Secretary’s travel to the region reflects the United States’ continued commitment to the Indo-Pacific and follows last month’s U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit, President Biden’s visit to the ROK and Japan, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: How to Vote from Vietnam

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens  How to Vote from Vietnam June 8, 2022  It’s an election year! Registering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world. Check Your Voter Registration Status and Submit a Ballot Start by confirming your voter registration with your ... Read More»

[HN] EducationUSA Pre-Departure Orientation for Studying in the United States 2022

Congratulations on your acceptance to a U.S. college! Have questions about what happens next? Join our EducationUSA Pre-Departure Orientation 2022 to learn important information about your travel arrangements, adjusting to life in the United States, campus life, and financial planning. Our consular officer and speakers will discuss how to maintain student visa status, selecting courses, ... Read More»

[HCMC] EducationUSA Pre-Departure Orientation for Studying in the United States 2022

PREPARE YOUR DEPARTURE TO THE UNITED STATES    Congratulations on your acceptance to a U.S. college! Do you have questions about what happens next? Join our EducationUSA Pre-Departure Orientation 2022 to learn important information about your travel arrangements, adjusting to life in the United States, campus life, and financial planning. Our consular officers and speakers ... Read More»

Ambassador Marc E. Knapper opens the U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation Center

HANOI, May 24, 2022 – Ambassador Knapper and Assistant Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet, Acting President of Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Pham Lan Dung, and Counselor for Public Affairs Pamnella DeVolder opened the new U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation Center after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), 69 Chùa Láng Street, Hanoi. The new U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation ... Read More»

USAID Supports Efforts to Reduce Congestion at Cat Lai — Vietnam’s Busiest Container Port

HO CHI MINH CITY, May 19, 2022 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) released an action plan for reducing congestion at Cat Lai Terminal, Vietnam’s busiest container operation, located at the Port of Ho Chi Minh City. The action plan, unveiled at a ... Read More»

Remarks By President Biden at the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit

State Department, Washington, D.C. 4:16 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you.  (Applause.)  My whole name.  Thank you all very much.  Good afternoon, everyone.  I said last night — let me reiterate: It’s been wonderful, wonderful to host you all in the first-ever U.S-ASEAN Summit in Washington, D.C. And besides, Mr. President, the food wasn’t ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, DC

President Biden will welcome the leaders of the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) for a historic U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit, held for the first time in Washington D.C. and at the White House, to re-affirm the United States’ enduring commitment to Southeast Asia and underscore the importance of U.S.-ASEAN cooperation in ensuring security, prosperity, and respect ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: COVID-19 Test No Longer Required for Entry into Vietnam

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens May 16, 2022  Effective May 15, 2022, the Vietnamese Government no longer requires a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry into Vietnam.  Prior to travel into Vietnam, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City recommend all U.S. citizens check with airlines ... Read More»

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program Calls for Applications

Hanoi, May 16, 2022 – U.S. Mission Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2023 competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Program. The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, non-degree program for early career (not more than seven years of teaching experience) English teachers or professionals in related fields to teach their native ... Read More»

Announcing the Fall 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, May 16, 2022 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is seeking candidates for the Fall 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship on civic engagement, environmental issues, social entrepreneurship and economic development. Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, full-time undergraduate students or those who ... Read More»

DFC, Fulbright University Vietnam, and Government of Vietnam Partner to Advance Higher Education and Workforce Development

DFC and FUV sign financing agreement for a $37 million loan that is financing the construction of a new campus in Ho Chi Minh City, marking the next phase of the long-term U.S. partnership with Vietnam WASHINGTON, May 12, 2022 – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) today signed a ... Read More»

Announcing the 2023-2024 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, May 6, 2022 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is seeking Vietnamese candidates for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year, non-degree, full scholarship program offered to promising mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, and a strong commitment to public ... Read More»

Joint Article by 24 Diplomatic Missions in Vietnam about the OSCE’s independent investigation

Op-Ed by the Heads of Missions of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States in Vietnam. Ambassador Hans-Peter Glanzer – Austria; Ambassador Paul Jansen – Belgium; Ambassador Marinela Petkova – Bulgaria; Ambassador Vitezslav Grepl ... Read More»

Launch of Online Fee Payments for Adult Passport Renewals

Message to U.S. Citizens Launch of Online Fee Payments for Adult Passport Renewals on April 25, 2022 The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City are pleased to announce that effective April 25, 2022, adults using the DS-82 form to renew their passports can pay online and submit their ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Level 1 Travel Advisory for Vietnam

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens Level 1 Travel Advisory for Vietnam  April 20, 2022  On April 19, 2022, the U.S. Department of State updated its Travel Advisory for Vietnam to  Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions . This upgrade reflects the decoupling of Department of State Travel Advisories and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s COVID-19 assessments. ... Read More»

U.S.-Vietnamese Law Enforcement Cooperation Leads to Child Sex Tourism Conviction in San Francisco

Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022 – On March 31, 2022, United States Citizen and substitute teacher Paul Bodner was sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to 11 years in federal prison on three counts of Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct and one count ... Read More»

IV Applicants with Insufficient Documents to be Turned Away from Interview

Beginning April 12, 2022, the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will TURN AWAY immigrant visa (IV) applicants who have not brought ALL the required documents to their interview and have not uploaded ALL the required documents to CEAC as instructed here . For IV cases processed through  Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) , please also print out  the COVER SHEET here  and ... Read More»

UNVIE Space Exchanges 2022

The U.S. Mission to Vietnam seeks candidates for the UNVIE Space Exchanges 2022. All Vietnamese students, proficient in English, in grades 10 or 11 studying at Vietnamese high schools who demonstrate an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are welcome to apply. Successful candidates will demonstrate their leadership capability through academic work, community ... Read More»

Counselor Chollet’s Travel to the Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan

Counselor Derek Chollet will travel to the Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan from March 28 to April 2. Counselor Chollet will reaffirm the U.S. commitment to our Indo-Pacific allies and partners, and engage with key stakeholders on bilateral and regional issues, including efforts to seek a peaceful return to democracy in Burma. He will also discuss ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hanoi Supports Discussion on the Future of English Language Education in Vietnam

HANOI, March 30, 2022 – Leading Vietnamese policy makers, influencers, educators, and other key stakeholders working in the field of English language education gathered in Hanoi today for a two-day conference on the future of English language teaching and learning in Vietnam. Hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) from March 30-31, 2022, the ... Read More»

Third U.S.-Vietnam Civil Space Dialogue

During her August 2021 visit to Vietnam, Vice President Kamala Harris affirmed the importance of U.S. and Vietnamese efforts to ensure space activities are conducted in a responsible and sustainable manner.  As part of those joint efforts, U.S. and Vietnamese officials met virtually March 22-24 for the third U.S.-Vietnam Civil Space Dialogue. The discussion focused ... Read More»

Vietnam Resumes Normal Visa Issuance and Travel Policies

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens Vietnam Resumes Normal Visa Issuance and Travel Policies March 16, 2022  Effective March 15, 2022, the Vietnamese government has resumed pre-pandemic visa issuance policies. All previous visa restrictions have been lifted. All questions on Vietnamese visas, residence applications, customs matters, entry and exit, and other immigration issues should ... Read More»

Health Alert: Notice of Animal Poisonings in Tay Ho Area

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens Health Alert: Notice of Animal Poisonings in Tay Ho Area March 9, 2022  Location: Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam Event: The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi received confirmed reports of animal poisonings in the Tay Ho area, primarily around Goat Park (Quang Ba Park). Social media reports and emails to the Hanoi ... Read More»

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited Vietnam

HANOI, March 02, 2022  –  Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City last week to further U.S.-Vietnam engagement on climate and clean energy action. Secretary Kerry met with President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, cabinet ministers, and other senior officials to discuss how the ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Level 4 Travel Warning for Vietnam March 1, 2022

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens Level 4 Travel Warning for Vietnam March 1, 2022  On February 28, 2022 the U.S. Department of State updated its Travel Advisory for Vietnam and raised the Travel Advisory Level to Level 4: Do Not Travel .  This upgrade reflects the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)  Level 4 Health Travel Notice  indicating that there is a ... Read More»

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry’s Travel to Vietnam

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Vietnam, February 22-25, to meet with government officials, civil society representatives, and business leaders to build consensus on key actions to address the climate crisis and accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. For media inquiries, please contact  ClimateComms@state.gov . Read More»

FACT SHEET: Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States

Read the full strategy here “We envision an Indo-Pacific that is open, connected, prosperous, resilient, and secure—and we are ready to work together with each of you to achieve it.” President Joe Biden East Asia Summit October 27, 2021 The Biden-Harris Administration has made historic strides to restore American leadership in the Indo-Pacific and adapt its role for the 21st century. ... Read More»

Dedication of the Disaster Management Coordination Center

HAI PHONG, 25 January 2022 – The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam’s Office of Defense Cooperation Chief Major Wei Yuan formally handed over the Hai Phong Disaster Management Coordination Center to Mr. Do Gia Khanh, Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Deputy Chief of the Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention, Control, ... Read More»

Statement on the Passing of Thích Nhất Hạnh, Thien Buddhist Monk, Peace Activist, and Founder of the Plum Village Tradition

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Marie C. Damour, U.S. Mission to Vietnam Hanoi January 22, 2022 On behalf of the U.S. Mission in Vietnam, I would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Thích Nhất Hạnh, Thien Buddhist monk, peace activist, and founder of the Plum Village Tradition. For more than 60 years, Thích ... Read More»

Tet 2022 Holiday Schedule

  U.S. Mission Vietnam’s consular offices will be closed for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday: Monday, January 31 – Friday, February 4, 2022 We will resume normal operations on Monday, February 7, 2022.  Please note that answers to the most common questions and inquiries can be found on  our website  or  the Department of State’s website .  We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you ... Read More»

Alert: Suspension of Automatic Visa Extension for Travelers in Vietnam

Alert: Suspension of Automatic Visa Extension for Travelers in Vietnam (January 10, 2022)  Location: Vietnam Event: Starting January 15, Vietnam Immigration Department will cease the “automatic extension of stay” policy for foreign nationals who entered Vietnam with a visa exemption certificate, e-visa, or tourist visa on or after March 1, 2020. Individuals in this qualifying group ... Read More»

Passport Fee to Increase on December 27, 2021

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens December 17, 2021 Effective December 27, 2021, the passport security surcharge fee will increase by $20.  For all minor passport applicants who use Form DS-11, the new fee is $135 (3,240,000 VND).  For adults renewing their passports using Form DS-82, the new fee is $130 (3,120,000 VND).  For ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

Location: Central Vietnam, between Khanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue provinces Event: Typhoon Rai is expected to impact the coast of Vietnam on Monday and Tuesday, December 20 and 21, between Khanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.  The current forecast shows the storm grazing the coast of Vietnam before tracking north.  Coastal areas between Khanh Hoa and Thua ... Read More»

On the Conviction of Vietnamese Author and Journalist Pham Doan Trang

Press Statement Ned Price, Department Spokesperson December 14, 2021 The United States condemns the conviction and sentencing to 9 years imprisonment of noted Vietnamese author and journalist Pham Doan Trang, who did nothing more than peacefully express her opinions.  We note as well the recent opinion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which found Trang’s detention to be arbitrary ... Read More»

Khanh Hoa-based Australis Aquaculture Wins Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

HANOI, December 13, 2021 - On December 8, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken presented the 2021 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) in the Climate Innovation category to Australis Aquaculture, an American company that has pioneered climate-smart ocean farming in the marine tropics of central Vietnam. Based in Khanh Hoa Province, Australis is also developing technology to cultivate ... Read More»

New COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy for Air Travel to the United States

Message to U.S. Citizens:New COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy forAir Travel to the United States(December 3, 2021)  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated COVID-19 testing requirements for all air passengers traveling to the United States aboard planes departing their foreign destination at or after 12:01 AM Eastern Time on December 6, 2021. Under ... Read More»

Update your information in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens December 01, 2021 The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City are conducting an annual verification of STEP enrollments.  Please  log in  to your STEP account to verify that your profile, phone numbers, email address, travel dates, and location in Vietnam are up-to-date.  If ... Read More»

Tet Card Design Contest 2022 – Official Contest Rules

Contest Sponsors Tet Card Design Contest is organized by the U.S. Mission Vietnam. Description of Contest Objectives In celebration of Tet Holiday, U.S. Mission Vietnam is organizing a Tet Card Design Contest to encourage all Vietnamese ages 15 and above to submit a card with a Tet theme. The card should depict the U.S.-Vietnam relationship in ... Read More»

U.S. and Vietnam Government Agencies Cooperate to Return Fugitive

HANOI, November 19, 2021 – A fugitive currently  wanted in the United States  by the FBI for methamphetamine distribution was returned to the United States on November 16, 2021, following months of cooperation between U.S. and Vietnamese government agencies. The 38-year-old fugitive, Tyler Pham, is a Vietnamese citizen who had previously evaded U.S. authorities and travelled to Vietnam to escape prosecution. As a ... Read More»

U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 9, 2021 The 25th Annual U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue was held on November 9, 2021, in Washington, DC. Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Lisa Peterson and Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of International Organizations Assistant Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet led their respective ... Read More»

Vietnam Receives 2,873,520 Additional Pfizer Vaccine Doses from COVAX Made Available by the United States

HANOI, November 8, 2021 - The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is proud to partner with Vietnam to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  The United States, in partnership with COVAX, is providing 2,873,520 additional life-saving doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to Vietnam.  1,316,250 doses arrived on November 6 in Hanoi, and 1,557,270 doses arrived in two shipments on November 7 ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: New Initiatives to Expand the U.S.-ASEAN Strategic Partnership

STATEMENTS AND RELEASES OCTOBER 26, 2021 President Biden will announce the intent to provide up to $102 million in new initiatives to expand the U.S.-ASEAN Strategic Partnership during the October 26 U.S.-ASEAN Summit, reflecting the Biden-Harris Administration’s deep commitment to ASEAN’s central role in the U.S. vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. U.S.-ASEAN Health ... Read More»

2022 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Competition Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the launch of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2022 Competition. Vietnamese non-commercial entities may submit proposals ranging from $10,000 to $500,000 for projects with the main objective of preserving cultural heritage in Vietnam.  Proposals (in English) are due to the U.S. Embassy Hanoi by November ... Read More»

Vaccination Registration in Ho Chi Minh City and Danang

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens October 29, 2021 Vaccination Registration in Ho Chi Minh City and Danang Ho Chi Minh City and Danang officials announced campaigns to vaccinate foreigners, including U.S. citizens. Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City officials request that foreigners requiring a first or second COVID-19 vaccination dose register ... Read More»

Leadership Group Seeks New Members in Advancing a Safer, Resilient, and Sustainable Manufacturing Sector in the Mekong Region

HANOI, October 29, 2021 — The Alliance Leadership Group, the private sector platform advising the Mekong Sustainable Manufacturing Alliance (The Alliance), is seeking firms with an active commitment in leading on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues to join its membership body. With strong participation from global brands, The Alliance plays an instrumental role in advancing ESG priorities in the following sectors in Cambodia, ... Read More»

USAID Envisions Women Leaders in the Energy Sector in Southeast Asia

HANOI, October 29, 2021 — Huge gender gaps in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) remain in Southeast Asia, with the World Bank reporting the average share of female graduates from STEM programs at the tertiary level among Southeast Asia’s middle-income countries at only 35 percent. These factors, along with other challenges and barriers for women to ... Read More»

USAID Announces Renewable Energy Transaction Assistance for Vietnam at Fourth Indo-Pacific Business Forum

HANOI, October 28, 2021 — Today, during the fourth Indo-Pacific Business Forum, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $860,000 in assistance for three renewable energy projects in Vietnam. The new funding supports USAID’s ongoing efforts to reduce risk and transaction costs for project developers to encourage increased private sector investment in Vietnam’s renewable ... Read More»

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements for Air Travel to the United States

Message to U.S. Citizens: New COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy for Air Travel to the United States (October 27, 2021)  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a new order for all air passengers traveling to the United States aboard planes departing their foreign destination at or after 12:01 AM Eastern Time on November ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Domestic Travel in Vietnam

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens October 25, 2021 The Government of Vietnam issued a new resolution ( Resolution 128 ) that divides the country into different zones based on the assessed risk level for contracting COVID-19. Level 1 (green) is low risk. Level 4 (red) is extremely high risk. The map of zones is updated ... Read More»

Vietnam Receives 2,633,670 Pfizer Vaccine Doses from COVAX Made Available by the United States 

HANOI, October 25, 2021 — The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is proud to announce COVAX delivered an additional 2,633,670 life-saving doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine made available by the United States to assist Vietnam in its fight against COVID-19.  1,317,420 doses arrived on October 24 in Hanoi, and 1,316,250 doses arrived on October 25 in Ho Chi Minh City.  This is the sixth COVAX delivery to Vietnam, totaling 12.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses made available by the ... Read More»

USAID, Partners Launch Project to Protect Key Coastal Habitats in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam

HANOI, October 21, 2021 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Directorate of Fisheries of the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development launched the Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project, which was announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam in August. With ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Awards Grant to AMI AC Renewables to Construct Energy Storage Pilot Project, Using Cutting-Edge American Technology

Hanoi, October 15, 2021 – The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City awarded a $2.96 million grant today to AMI AC Renewables to construct a battery energy storage system pilot project in Vietnam. The project will use cutting-edge American technology and equipment to demonstrate how advanced energy storage can reduce power losses and ... Read More»

Typhoon Kompasu and Storm Season Preparedness: Message from U.S. Embassy in Hanoi

The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City alert U.S. citizens to Typhoon Kompasu, which is expected to make landfall on Thursday, October 14, between Thanh Hoa and Quang Binh provinces. Meteorologists expect the storm to weaken upon landfall. The current strength of the storm is estimated at winds between 60-70 mph. ... Read More»

Vietnam Receives 1,999,530 Pfizer Vaccine Doses from COVAX Delivered by the United States

Hanoi, October 13, 2021 — COVAX delivered an additional 1,999,530 life-saving doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine made available by the United States to assist Vietnam in its fight against COVID-19. These vaccine doses were delivered by COVAX directly from the Pfizer manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A total of 1,209,780 doses arrived in two deliveries to ... Read More»

Vietnam Receives Ultra-low Temperature Freezers from the United States to Store Pfizer Vaccine

HANOI, October 12, 2021 – The United States delivered 36 ultra-low temperature freezers to the Ministry of Health at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) to assist Vietnam in storing lifesaving vaccines against COVID-19. These freezers are the first of 111 ultra-low temperature, medical-grade storage units that the U.S. Department of Defense is providing to the ... Read More»

Khanh Hoa Vaccination Drive October 8, 2021

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens October 8, 2021 Khanh Hoa provincial authorities announced that COVID-19 vaccinations for foreigners, including U.S. citizens, will be available on Friday October 10, 2021 beginning at 8:00am at 26 Hoang Hoa Tham, Loc Tho Ward, Nha Trang City.  This vaccination drive is specifically for individuals who have not received ... Read More»

Vietnam Receives 1,499,940 Pfizer Vaccine Doses from COVAX Made Available by the United States

HANOI, October 2, 2021 – The United States delivered an additional 1,499,940 life-saving doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to assist Vietnam in its fight against COVID-19. These doses were delivered through COVAX and came directly from the Pfizer manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This delivery follows three previous donations totaling six million vaccine doses that the United States ... Read More»

New U.S.-funded Project to Promote Vietnam’s Economic Growth through Technological Transformation

HANOI, October 1, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment launched the Vietnam Workforce for an Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem (WISE) project, a two-year, USAID-funded initiative that will support Vietnam’s National Fourth Industrial Revolution Strategy to advance continued economic transformation. After decades as one of the ... Read More»

Gradual Opening of Ho Chi Minh City

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens October 1, 2021 Ho Chi Minh City authorities announced the gradual reopening and resumption of activities in Ho Chi Minh City beginning October 1, 2021.  Restrictions on inter-provincial travel remain and vary depending on location. U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local news outlets and observe changes in local behavior as well as to consult ... Read More»

Vaccines Offered to All Foreigners in Hanoi at Two Locations

U.S. Mission Vietnam  Message for U.S. Citizens September 16, 2021   Hanoi authorities announced they have opened two sites especially for foreigners to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccinations for foreigners will be offered beginning at 8am on September 16 until 5pm or as supplies last. The two locations are at My Dinh Stadium in Nam Tu ... Read More»

Ho Chi Minh City COVID-19 Restrictions Extended

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens September 15, 2021 Ho Chi Minh City authorities announced the extension of the current COVID-19 movement restrictions until at least October 1, 2021. Ho Chi Minh City authorities also announced a hotline that can be used for COVID-19 related assistance.  The hotline number is 1022, extension 2. In ... Read More»

Vaccine Registration for Ho Chi Minh City Residents

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens September 10, 2021 Ho Chi Minh City authorities have created a registration portal for foreigners, including U.S. citizens, to register for their first or second COVID-19 vaccination.  Local authorities request foreign residents, including U.S. citizens, that are not yet fully vaccinated register via this portal before September 15.  ... Read More»

Updates to COVID-19 Restrictions in Hanoi

U.S. Mission Vietnam  Message for U.S. Citizens  September 8, 2021 Hanoi authorities announced a new “zone” system beginning on September 6, 2021. The city is divided into three (3) zones, and travel is restricted between zones. For residents in Zone 1 (Red Zone), Directive 16 continues to apply. Here is more information about the zones in ... Read More»

Ho Chi Minh City Lockdown Extension

U.S. Mission Vietnam  Message for U.S. Citizens  September 7, 2021    Ho Chi Minh City authorities announced the extension of the current military-enforced lockdown until at least September 15.  Ho Chi Minh City authorities also announced the reopening of the city will be segmented and phased. In the coming weeks conditions will vary throughout different ... Read More»

HCMC Checkpoint Registration Requirements

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens August 31, 2021 Ho Chi Minh City remains under a militarily enforced lockdown.  On August 30, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) implemented a traveler registration requirement for anyone travelling in Ho Chi Minh City.  Per MPS guidance, the form should be filled out each time a traveler ... Read More»

Da Nang Lockdown Extension and Assistance Hotline

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens August 27, 2021 Authorities in Da Nang city extended the strict lockdown under Directive 16 from August 26 to September 3.  Da Nang authorities established a  hotline for foreigners, including U.S. citizens, in Da Nang to use. Per the People’s Committee in Da Nang, U.S. citizens should monitor Da Nang’s  English-language portal here  for substantive COVID-19 ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Strengthening the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2021 Last year, the United States and Vietnam celebrated our 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations.  Over the past several decades, the bilateral relationship between our countries has made significant strides, to the point where our nations now cooperate on a wide range of issues, including fighting COVID-19 and preparing for ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris in Press Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam

JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam 3:00 P.M. ICT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  I’m going to give a few remarks and then I’ll take questions. First, I want to thank our Vietnamese hosts for so warmly welcoming us to Vietnam.  As many of you know, I am the first Vice President to visit Vietnam since ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi, Vietnam

National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology Hanoi, Vietnam THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, I — first of all, I want to thank the Vietnamese — your Office of Health and Hygiene that’s, obviously, a lot of work to do.  And as I’ve mentioned, we as the United States are very thankful to the Vietnamese for coming ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris in Meeting with Change Makers in Vietnam in Hanoi, Vietnam

Chief of Mission Residence Hanoi, Vietnam THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  And thank you for the work that you’ve been doing here in Vietnam, through USAID.  It is one of the important roles that our government plays in a diplomatic mission to support leaders such as those at this table to begin important ... Read More»

Ho Chi Minh City Lockdown Update

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens August 25, 2021 The militarily enforced lockdown in Ho Chi Minh City is expected to continue until at least September 6.  During this time the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City recommends the following: Stay appraised of local news sources for upcoming changes.  Ho Chi Minh City ... Read More»

Vice President Kamala Harris Opens New CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office in Vietnam

HANOI, August 25, 2021 – Vice President Kamala D. Harris today launched the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Southeast Asia Regional Office in Hanoi, Vietnam, at a ceremony that included the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, U.S. CDC Director, and a Deputy Prime Minister and Health Ministers from eleven countries. The new Regional Office ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris at an Embassy Lease Signing Event in Hanoi, Vietnam

  JW Marriott Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, I would like to say that, on behalf of the United States, we are very excited about this symbol of our enduring relationship with Vietnam. And for anyone who may not be aware of the small print, it’s a 99-year lease. (Laughter and applause.) And ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris at the Launch of the U.S. CDC’s Southeast Asia Regional Office in Hanoi, Vietnam

JW Marriott Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Chris.  It is an honor to be here to celebrate the launch of the Southeast Asia Regional Office of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is one of four such offices in the entire world and a testament — a true ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris Before the Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Chính of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (August 25, 2021)

New Building, Office of Government Hanoi, Vietnam VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS:  Thank you, Prime Minister.  It is an honor to be with you.  And thank you for the warm welcome. I’m here today because the Biden-Harris administration is committed to our partnerships in this region — in the Indo- Pacific region, in Southeast Asia, and here ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris Before the Bilateral Meeting with President Phúc of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (August 25, 2021)

Presidential Palace Hanoi, Vietnam VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS:  Thank you, Mr. President.  It is my honor to be the first Vice President of the United States to visit Vietnam in the last quarter of a century.  And I’m looking very much forward to a productive conversation that is focused on strengthening the relationship between the United ... Read More»

STATEMENT

HANOI, August 24, 2021 – Earlier this evening, the Vice President’s traveling delegation was delayed from departing Singapore because the Vice President’s office was made aware of a report of a recent possible anomalous health incident in Hanoi, Vietnam. After careful assessment, the decision was made to continue with the Vice President’s trip. The delegation ... Read More»

Vice President Kamala Harris’s Trip to Singapore and Vietnam: Trip Overview

Trip Overview Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Singapore and Vietnam this month to strengthen relationships and expand economic cooperation with two critical Indo-Pacific partners of the United States. During the trip, the Vice President will engage the leaders of both governments on issues of mutual interest, including regional security, the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens in Ho Chi Minh City – Lockdown and Travel Restrictions

August 23, 2021 On August 21, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City announced a full lockdown of the city from August 23 to September 6.  This lockdown is facilitated by the military and is severely restricting people’s ability to travel within Ho Chi Minh City.  Our local Mission personnel are not free to ... Read More»

Ho Chi Minh City Movement Restrictions

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens August 21, 2021 Media reports indicate Vietnamese authorities are preparing to further restrict people’s ability to travel, leave their home, and transit throughout Ho Chi Minh City for the next two weeks in an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus.  A formal declaration regarding the specific parameters of this containment initiative is expected to be released ... Read More»

CDC Travel Health Notice Change for Vietnam

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens August 10, 2022 Due to increasing COVID-19 case numbers, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) updated its Travel Health Notice for Vietnam to Level 3:  COVID-19 High.  The previous Travel Health Notice for Vietnam was Level 2: COVID-19 Moderate. The travel notice can be viewed here. The following is ... Read More»

The 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Virtual Regional Workshop: Enhancing Human Capital in Health

HANOI, August 9, 2021 – The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the Institute of Population, Health and Development (PHAD) will collaborate to host the 2022 YSEALI Virtual Regional Workshop: Enhancing Human Capital in Health with the pre-engagement sessions in November 2021 and the main workshop in January 2022. Young emerging leaders who have economic, educational, ... Read More»

The United States and ASEAN: Strategic Partners for the Indo-Pacific

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State August 4, 2021 The United States is revitalizing our multilateral partnerships to advance our shared prosperity, security, and values in the Indo-Pacific. This week, I was honored to represent the United States at the annual U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  The United States remains firmly committed to the ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Readout Office of the Spokesperson August 4, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with foreign ministers of ASEAN nations and the ASEAN Secretary General during the U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to ASEAN centrality and support for the ... Read More»

U.S. COVID-19 SUPPORT TO VIETNAM

The United States is committed to support Vietnam in combating Covid-19. Total contribution = $ 20.9 million + technical assistance + 5 million Moderna vaccine doses From USAIS: $ 12.5 million $ 4.7 million: Infection prevention and control, laboratory strengthening, and community engagement $ 5 million: Small and medium enterprise economic recovery, and access to ... Read More»

Vietnamese Vaccination Campaign in Hanoi

Hanoi began their largest ever COVID-19 vaccination campaign on July 28. The campaign aims to vaccinate 5.1 million capital-city residents from July 2021 to April 2022.  Vaccinations will be made available to anyone 18 and older regardless of nationality.  Those who register on the vaccine portal will be divided into 10 priority groups and will receive the vaccine free of ... Read More»

Vietnamese Vaccination Campaign in Ho Chi Minh City

On July 30 Ho Chi Minh City authorities announced efforts to vaccinate 70% of Ho Chi Minh City’s 18 and older population before the end of August. Vaccinations are to be made available to anyone 18 and older regardless of nationality.  While this is part of a larger national campaign, it is being operationally organized at the ward level by local authorities.  Different wards may use different methods for registration: via online forms including the national portal, by residential complex, or even ... Read More»

VIETNAMESE WARTIME ACCOUNTING INITIATIVE (VWAI)

2021 – 2025 | CURRENT IMPLEMENTERS: DEFENSE ATTACHÉ OFFICE (DAO) HANOI, UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE (USIP), UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID), ACADEMIA | CURRENT BUDGET $1.3 MILLION In 2018, Vietnam formally requested support for their efforts to account for personnel killed or missing from the Vietnam War. Since that time, the U.S. ... Read More»

Fact Sheets: UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE (UXO) REMOVAL

1993 – PRESENT | CURRENT IMPLEMENTERS: DEPARTMENT OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID) | TOTAL FUNDING $166 MILLION Thirty years of conflict from World War II through the Vietnam War left much of Vietnam contaminated with UXO. The majority of this UXO is concentrated in provinces that adjoin the ... Read More»

Fact Sheets: DPAA/VNOSMP ARTIFACT EXCHANGE

DEFENSE POW/MIA ACCOUNTING AGENCY (DPAA) / VIETNAM OFFICE FOR SEEKING MISSING PERSONS (VNOSMP) 143 JOINT FIELD ACTIVIES COMPLETED | 729 AMERICANS REPATRIATED/IDENTIFIED | 1,244 AMERICANS REMAIN UANCCOUNTED THE U.S. ACCOUNTING MISSION IN VIETNAM The Government of Vietnam established the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP) in March 1973 with the primary mission of assisting ... Read More»

Quarantines in Vietnam

The Government of Vietnam continues to combat the COVID-19 outbreak and are imposing varying restrictions, lockdowns, and quarantines to keep their country safe.  Local authorities may require COVID-19 positive individuals, including U.S. citizens, to quarantine at designated facilities.  The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General in Vietnam do not have jurisdiction over local health authorities and cannot stop imposed quarantines. These ... Read More»

Three Million More U.S.-donated Moderna Vaccine Doses Arrive in Vietnam

HANOI, July 25, 2021 – The United States delivered three million life-saving doses of the Moderna mRNA vaccine through the COVAX Facility to assist Vietnam in its fight against COVID-19.  Half of the three million doses arrived in Ho Chi Minh City and half will arrive in Hanoi later today.  This delivery follows on the July 10 donation ... Read More»

New COVID-19 Restrictions in Hanoi

Location:  Vietnam The Hanoi People’s Committee announced that starting July 19, non-essential services will be temporarily suspended and asked that residents stay home, avoid public gatherings of over five people, and continue social distancing.  Hanoi residents and visitors should only go out to buy food and medicine, seek medical attention, or work at locations identified as ... Read More»

Directive 16 to be Applied in Southern Vietnamese Provinces as of July 19

Per media reports, the Vietnamese government has ordered the implementation of Directive 16 in the southern provinces of Vietnam no later than midnight, July 19. Directive 16 mandates closures of non-essential businesses, restaurants, bans public gatherings, and severely limits transportation services.  Please note that any provincial or municipal government may apply additional measures. The impacted ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers and the ASEAN Secretary General

Readout Office of the Spokesperson July 13, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretary General during the Special ASEAN-U.S. Foreign Ministerial Meeting. The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to ASEAN ... Read More»

EducationUSA Virtual Fair 2021

Are you interested in applying to college in the United States? Join us during EducationUSA’s virtual fair to learn more about pursuing higher education in the United States. During the fair, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with representatives from 45 accredited schools who will walk you through the application process, discuss programs offered at ... Read More»

Fifth Anniversary of the Arbitral Tribunal Ruling on the South China Sea

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State July 11, 2021 Freedom of the seas is an enduring interest of all nations and is vital to global peace and prosperity. The international community has long benefited from the rules-based maritime order, where international law, as reflected in the UN Law of the Sea Convention, sets ... Read More»

The United States Holds the 155th Repatriation Ceremony

HANOI, July 13, 2021 – On July 9, The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), and the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP) held the 155th Repatriation Ceremony at Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi.  This was the first repatriation ceremony held at Gia Lam Airport since 1973, when over 500 American POWs were flown home during “Operation Homecoming” following ... Read More»

Two Million U.S.-donated Moderna Vaccine Doses Arrive in Hanoi

HANOI, July 10, 2021 – The United States delivered two million life-saving doses of the Moderna mRNA vaccine through the COVAX Facility to assist Vietnam in its fight against COVID-19.  Today’s shipment is part of the 80 million doses of vaccine that President Biden committed from the U.S. vaccine supply to support global needs. Speaking at a ceremony ... Read More»

New COVID-19 Restrictions for HCMC and Elsewhere, Limited Consular Services

Message for U.S. Citizens: New COVID-19 Restrictions for HCMC and Elsewhere, Limited Consular Services Ho Chi Minh City: On July 9, 2021, Vietnamese authorities implemented Directive 16 in Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding areas for 15 days. This directive requires many types of businesses that had been able to operate under the previous directives ... Read More»

U.S. Military Offers COVID-19 Testing Assistance to Vietnam

HANOI, July 7, 2021 – On Tuesday, July 6, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi presented a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine and mobile lab equipment to the Military Medical Department of the Ministry of National Defense. This equipment is a gift from the United States Department of Defense to strengthen Vietnam’s pandemic response by enhancing Vietnam’s mobile testing ... Read More»

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh of Vietnam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2021 National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh. Mr. Sullivan emphasized the United States’ commitment to our comprehensive partnership with Vietnam, and discussed ways to deepen cooperation between the two countries in areas such as maritime security, the Mekong region, combatting climate ... Read More»

Increased Criminal Activity Reported in Hanoi

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – Increased Criminal Activity Reported in Hanoi (June 24, 2021) Location: Vietnam Event:  Increased Criminal Activity Reported in Hanoi Hanoi City Police report that street crime is increasing.  Criminals on motorcycles are snatching bags and valuables from people walking and riding motorbikes ... Read More»

Meet Ngoc Tuyet – Participant of the Engineering Projects in Community Service Program

On June 22, 2021, the Mekong – U.S. Partnership Heroes Series published the story of Vuong Thi Ngoc Tuyet, illustrating her educational journey in a historically male dominated field. As a first-generation student, Tuyet studied engineering at Can Tho University where she participated in an engineering program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development ... Read More»

Change to Regulations Regarding Importation of Dogs into the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that beginning July 14, 2021, there will be a temporary suspension prohibiting the entry of dogs into the United States arriving from Vietnam. On an extremely limited basis, the CDC has the authority to issue advance written approval—a CDC Dog Import Permit—to bring a dog into ... Read More»

Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation for Vietnamese departing students

Congratulations on your acceptance to a U.S. college! Have questions about what happens next? Join our two-day virtual pre-departure orientation series to learn important information about your travel arrangements, adjusting to life in the United States, campus life, and financial planning. Our consular officers will answer questions about how to maintain student visa status, on ... Read More»

Ho Chi Minh City U.S. Consular Services Unavailable Due to Directive 10

In accordance with Ho Chi Minh City authorities’ Directive 10, the Consular Section will be closed for all routine services until further notice. Those seeking emergency services from our American Citizen Services Unit should contact us here . Those with questions about immigrant visas should contact us here. Those requiring nonimmigrant visas for emergency travel or who ... Read More»

Happy Juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth! Today, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, which commemorates the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States with a federal holiday. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will therefore be closed today for routine Consular services and will reopen ... Read More»

Direct Vietnam Airlines Flight from Hanoi to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD)

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (June 15, 2021)   Location: Vietnam  Important Information for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City advise U.S. citizens that Vietnam Airlines is offering a direct flight to the United States from Hanoi to Washington Dulles Airport, in Dulles, Virginia ... Read More»

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program Calls for Applications

HANOI, June 14, 2021 – U.S. Mission Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2022 competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Program. The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, non-degree program for early career (not more than seven years of teaching experience) English teachers or professionals in related fields to teach their native language ... Read More»

Indo-Pacific Command Welcomes CSB 8021

Honolulu, June 10, 2021 – On Tuesday, June 8, the Vietnam Coast Guard ship CSB 8021 arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, on its way to Vietnam. The Hamilton-class former U.S. Coast Guard cutter is the second vessel of this class given to the Vietnam Coast Guard by the United States government. On Wednesday, Brigadier General Jennifer Short and Brigadier Alan Litster from the Indo-Pacific ... Read More»

U.S. Security Cooperation With Vietnam

Fact Sheet Bureau of Political-Military Affairs June 2, 2021 The U.S. security relationship with Vietnam grew rapidly in recent years, and the two countries share a common vision for the future of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.  Our security cooperation is based on our mutual commitment to deepen defense cooperation and shared resolve to ... Read More»

Ho Chi Minh City U.S. Consular Services Unavailable June 1 – June 11

The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will be closed for routine Consular services at least until June 11, 2021.  All consular appointments including visa interviews, Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) interviews, passport renewals, and notary services are cancelled and will require rescheduling.  U.S. citizens may request an emergency American Citizen Service ... Read More»

Vietnamese Government Increases Restrictions on Movement and Calls for Heightened Vigilance

  Due to heightened risk of COVID-19 in Vietnam, the Vietnamese Government is increasing restrictions on movement and calling for heightened vigilance. In Ho Chi Minh City, local authorities continue to implement restrictions on public gatherings, restaurants, bars, barbershops, and service-oriented businesses in response to increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections.  The COVID-19 outbreak is a ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Son

Readout Office of the Spokesperson May 27, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Son celebrated the strength of the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership and reaffirmed our shared commitment to protecting and preserving the ... Read More»

Self-Quarantine for Recent Travelers to Da Nang

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – Self-Quarantine for Recent Travelers to Da Nang (May 17, 2021) Location: Vietnam Event:  Self-Quarantine for Recent Travelers to Da Nang On May 14, the Hanoi Department of Health issued a directive that requests anyone in Hanoi who traveled to Da Nang from May ... Read More»

COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – COVID-19 Update (May 7, 2021) Location: Vietnam​ Due to heightened risk of COVID-19 in Vietnam, the Vietnamese Government is increasing restrictions on movement and calling for increased vigilance. Starting May 5, the Government of Vietnam instituted a 21-day quarantine period.  Please see ... Read More»

HCMC Consular Section to Limit the Number of Appointments

Given the current COVID-19 situation in Vietnam, the Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will limit the number of applicants and customers allowed to enter the U.S. Consulate General.  As a result, several American Citizen Services (ACS), Immigrant Visas (IV), and Nonimmigrant Visas (NIV) appointments will be canceled.  Impacted ... Read More»

Typhoon Season and Storm Preparedness

Typhoon Season and Storm Preparedness – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City (May 6, 2021) Location: Vietnam Event:  Typhoon Season and Storm Preparedness in Vietnam The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City alert U.S. citizens to the risk of severe storms and typhoons that occur in ... Read More»

United States Contributes to Advancing Vietnam’s Energy Sector

HANOI, April 28, 2021 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) marked the completion of the five-year USAID Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP) today. Through V-LEEP, MOIT and USAID worked together to enhance Vietnam’s capacity in developing long-term energy strategies, mobilize private investments for renewable energy, ... Read More»

COVID-19 Safety Reminders

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – COVID-19 Safety Reminders (April 28, 2021) Location: Vietnam Event: The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions in Vietnam and other locations worldwide.  The most current information regarding the impact of COVID-19 in Vietnam ... Read More»

USAID Launches Two Environmental Conservation Projects to Help Vietnam Address the Climate Crisis

HANOI, April 27, 2021 — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching two new projects to help Vietnam contribute climate-positive actions toward addressing the global climate crisis. These new projects will help conserve over 950,000 hectares of forested area across 12 provinces in Vietnam.  Healthier, fuller forests, coupled with strong biodiversity, is critical to reducing ... Read More»

USAID Marks Earth Day With Announcement of the Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation Projects

HANOI, April 22, 2021 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) hosted an Earth Day event in Da Lat city to mark the completion of the USAID Vietnam Forests and Deltas project and launch the new USAID Sustainable Forest Management project and USAID Biodiversity Conservation project. ... Read More»

Exercise increased caution in Vietnam due to COVID-19

Vietnam Travel Advisory: Level 2: Exercise increased caution, April 20, 2021 Exercise increased caution in Vietnam due to COVID-19. Read the Department of States  COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Vietnam for COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Commercial transportation to/from Vietnam is ... Read More»

Expiration of Presidential Proclamation 10052

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to announce the resumption of processing of all nonimmigrant visa categories, including H-1B, H-2B, all J, and L nonimmigrant visa applicants and accompanying family members, following the March 31 expiration of Presidential Proclamation (PP) 10052. Individuals who applied and were denied visas under PP 10052 may reapply by submitting a ... Read More»

Announcing the 2021 YSEALI Summit: Power of STEAM Education & Workforce Innovation

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, March 29, 2021 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam and Arizona State University (ASU) seek candidates for the 2021 YSEALI Summit: Power of STEAM Education & Workforce Innovation.  YSEALI alumni between the ages of 18 and 35, who have relevant expertise, projects, or ideas for projects that demonstrate active regional engagement or strengthen partnerships ... Read More»

Rescission of Presidential Proclamation 10014

Presidential Proclamation (P.P.) 10014, entitled “Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak,” was rescinded on February 24, 2021.  Instructions for Immigrant Visa Applicants Not Yet Interviewed: If you had been scheduled for an immigrant visa interview at ... Read More»

Rise in Attacks on Foreign Women

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – Rise in Attacks on Foreign Women (March 1, 2021) Location: Vietnam Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi alerts U.S. citizens to the rise in attacks against foreign women in Hanoi.  Hanoi police are currently investigating attacks on foreign women around the Tay ... Read More»

COVID-19-related Death in Hanoi

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – COVID-19-related Death in Hanoi (February 14, 2021) Location:  Vietnam  Event:  COVID-19-related Death in Hanoi Vietnamese news is reporting the death of a Japanese citizen who tested positive for COVID-19 in Tay Ho, Hanoi.  The Hanoi Center for Disease Control (CDC) has listed the below ... Read More»

Reports of Extended Quarantine Beyond Fourteen Days

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – Reports of Extended Quarantine Beyond Fourteen Days (February 9, 2021) Location:  Vietnam Event:  U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City have received reports of Vietnamese authorities extending quarantine periods for Vietnamese and foreign citizens by up to one or two ... Read More»

Allegations of Inappropriate Touching in Hanoi’s Tay Ho Area

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi – Allegations of Inappropriate Touching in Hanoi’s Tay Ho Area (February 9, 2021) Location: Vietnam Event: The U.S. Embassy Hanoi received reports of women being inappropriately touched by a team of two young men on a motorcycle, with the incidents happening as the men drove past at low speed.   Both young men ... Read More»

Rise in COVID-19 Cases and Provincial Restrictions

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – Rise in COVID-19 Cases and Provincial Restrictions (January 28, 2021) Location:  Vietnam Event:  On January 28, Vietnam confirmed 82 new cases of COVID-19 community transmission in Hai Duong and Quang Ninh, which prompted transportation restrictions and social distancing measures in these provinces.  Quang ... Read More»

Vietnam Scholars Win Another Three U.S. Scientific Research Awards

HANOI, January 28, 2021 — Vietnam has earned an additional three awards in the latest round of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER), an international program that funds scientists and engineers in developing countries who partner with U.S. government-funded researchers to address global development challenges.  Vietnamese researchers have earned 20 awards under this program ... Read More»

Tet 2021 Holiday Schedule

U.S. Mission Vietnam’s consular offices will be closed for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday: Wednesday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 16, 2021  We will resume normal operations on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.  Please note that answers to the most common questions and inquiries can be found on  our website  or  the Department of State’s website .  We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you a ... Read More»

The United States and Vietnam Celebrate Progress on Partnership Addressing War Legacies

Bien Hoa City, January 20, 2020 — The U.S. Mission to Vietnam, Ministry of National Defense, Dong Nai Province, and Vietnam’s Air Defense Air Force Command (ADAFC), and the Ministry of National Defense celebrated initial dioxin remediation results in the Bien Hoa Airbase area, highlighting the United States and Vietnam’s commitment toward resolving war legacies. It ... Read More»

Rise in Crime Around Tet Holiday

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – Rise in Crime Around Tet Holiday (January 20, 2021) Location: Vietnam Event: The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City remind U.S. citizens that there is typically a rise in crime around the Tet holiday season.  Petty theft, purse/phone snatching, and ... Read More»

Protecting and Preserving a Free and Open South China Sea

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 14, 2021 The United States and all law-abiding nations share a deep interest in the preservation of a free and open South China Sea.  All nations, regardless of military and economic power, should be free to enjoy the rights and freedoms guaranteed to them under international law, ... Read More»

Peace Corps in Vietnam – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City

  Location:   Vietnam Event: Peace Corps in Vietnam Dear U.S. Citizens in Vietnam, Peace Corps is honored to be invited by the Vietnamese government to begin a Peace Corps program in Vietnam.  As we begin this work, we are interested in building a community of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and former Peace Corps staff ... Read More»

Consular Sections Closed on December 24 and December 25

The Consular Sections of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will be closed to the public on Thursday, December 24, 2020 and Friday, December 25, 2020 in observance of Christmas.  If you had an appointment for a visa interview or American Citizen Services for December 24 ... Read More»

USAID Launches New Project to Support Vietnam’s Commitment to End HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis by 2030

HANOI, December 15, 2020 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) project in Vietnam. The project aims to strengthen the Government of Vietnam’s capacity to sustainably manage HIV and tuberculosis (TB) programs towards achieving the country’s commitment to end HIV and TB by 2030. USAID/Vietnam Mission ... Read More»

The National Tuberculosis Program Partners with USAID to Implement a New Strategy to End TB in Vietnam

Hanoi, December 15, 2020 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Vietnam National TB Program (NTP) expanded the Ministry of Health/NTP’s “Double X” Strategy for TB case identification, with the goal of ending TB in Vietnam by 2030.  Double X is a new strategy to diagnose TB using chest X-rays and GeneXpert, ... Read More»

The United States Announces Assistance to Advance Clean Energy Deployment in Vietnam

HANOI, December 14, 2020 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Vietnam Urban Energy Security project and Vietnam Electricity (EVN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize a partnership that will support EVN’s efforts to expand Rooftop Solar (RTS) energy generation in Vietnam. Energy demand in Vietnam is increasing by 10 percent ... Read More»

Joint Statement on United States, Japan and Vietnam Cooperation to Support Vietnam’s Energy Transitions Through LNG Utilization

Media Note December 7, 2020  The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Japan and Vietnam on the occasion of the 2020 Trilateral Vietnam-U.S.-Japan Commercial Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Forum. Begin Text: The Department of State of the United States, the Ministry of Industry and Trade ... Read More»

Host Institution Recruitment for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program 2021-2022

HANOI, December 8, 2020  — The U.S. Mission to Vietnam announces the recruitment season for Vietnamese host institutions interested in hosting a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) during academic year 2021-2022. This program invites gifted high schools, colleges and universities located outside of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to apply to host a native English ... Read More»

Smithsonian “Outbreak” Exhibition Spreads to Vietnam

Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World” Explores Emerging Infectious Diseases and Pandemic Risks  HANOI, December 7, 2020 – Today, Ambassador Kritenbrink, together with Prof. Dr. Tran Van Thuan, Deputy Minister of Health, and Dr. Ta Thanh Van, President Hanoi Medical University, opened the Smithsonian Institution’s “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World” Exhibition at Hanoi Medical University. ... Read More»

Do Not Enter the Embassy or Consulate if You are Experiencing Flu-like Symptoms

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE EMBASSY OR CONSULATE GENERAL IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS. Please use the following channels to reschedule your appointments: American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit: Please see the ACS Appointment System here . Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit: Applicants should reschedule their appointments here . Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) Unit: Please reschedule your appointment here .  Diplomatic/Official and No-fee ... Read More»

Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink Opens American Hangout during Provincial Travel to Thai Nguyen

Hanoi, December 4, 2020 – U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink visited Thai Nguyen on December 4, 2020, where he met with provincial leaders and attended the opening ceremony of the American Hangout at Thai Nguyen University (TNU).  In meetings with local leaders, Ambassador Kritenbrink reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to a strong, prosperous, and independent Vietnam, and discussed ... Read More»

USAID Announces New Support for Private Sector Engagement Initiatives to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness and Response

HANOI, December 03, 2020 — Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced private sector engagement (PSE) pilot projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Caribbean to advance innovative solutions to reduce the risk and impact of natural disasters. These projects are aimed at helping the humanitarian community better understand how the private sector can invest in ... Read More»

Fulbright Vietnam Scholarship Student Program Academic Year 2022-2023

Hanoi, December 02, 2020 – The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam announces the Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholarship Program.  This scholarship will cover fees related to tuition, round-trip airfare to the United States, a monthly stipend, and health insurance. Established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. Congress, the Fulbright Program aims to achieve mutual understanding through academic ... Read More»

Unexploded Legacy Ordinance in Truc Bach Ward, Hanoi

U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City (November 29, 2020) Location:   Hanoi Event: Unexploded Legacy Ordinance in Truc Bach Ward, Hanoi Local media report an unexploded war-era bomb was unearthed at a construction site at 15 Cua Bac Street, Truc Bach Ward, near the Cua Bac – Pham Hong Thai intersection, and ... Read More»

The United States Agency for International Development Announces Completion of its Green Annamites Project

HANOI, November 25, 2020 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee (PPC), and the Thua Thien Hue PPC hosted an event in Danang to mark the completion of the USAID Green Annamites project. USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock, Quang Nam PPC Chairman Lê Trí Thanh, Thua ... Read More»

Remarks by APNSA O’Brien at Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs at Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Government Guest House Hanoi, Vietnam 22 November 2020 As prepared Good morning. Thank you Dr. Phạm Lan Dzung for that gracious introduction, and to Dr. Nguyễn Hùng Sơn for hosting me today. This is my first time to your beautiful country ... Read More»

U.S. APNSA Robert C. O’Brien’s Visit to Vietnam

U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Robert C. O’Brien’s Visit to Vietnam November 20-22, 2020 READOUT U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA) Robert C. O’Brien visited Hanoi November 20-22 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations and to highlight our joint efforts to advance a free and ... Read More»

The United States Announces Assistance to Help Vietnam Improve its Social Health Insurance Implementation

HANOI, November 6, 2020 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock and Vietnam Social Security (VSS) Deputy General Director Dr. Phạm Lương Sơn signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalizing that the USAID Local System Sustainability project will provide technical assistance to VSS to improve its Social ... Read More»

The U.S. Mission to Vietnam and the Ministry of Public Security Cooperate to Extradite two U.S. Fugitives

Hanoi, November 5, 2020 – U.S. and Vietnamese law enforcement authorities coordinated the capture and return of two U.S. citizen fugitives located in Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau City. Vietnam Police officials from the Office of Police Investigation Agency, under the Vietnam Ministry of Public Security, arrested two U.S. fugitives this month based on U.S. ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 30, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Secretary Pompeo expressed condolences over the loss of life due to significant flooding as a result of Tropical Storm ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Vietnamese Minister for Public Security To Lam

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 30, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:‎ Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo met today with Vietnamese Minister for Public Security To Lam in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Secretary Pompeo and Minister Lam emphasized the importance of growing bilateral security cooperation in the Mekong region and ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Minh

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 30, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh today in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Secretary Pompeo and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Minh reaffirmed our expanding Comprehensive ... Read More»

United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Flooding in Vietnam

WASHINGTON D.C., October 30, 2020 – Today, while in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the United States is providing an additional $2 million in humanitarian assistance to respond to Typhoon Molave and the ongoing severe flooding that has affected Central Vietnam since early October. This amount brings the total ... Read More»

ACS Newsletter November 2020

  The ACS Monthly Newsletter is available to read at the following link: November 2020 Issue (PDF 1MB) The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City are sending this monthly newsletter via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) as a public service to U.S. citizens in Vietnam. If you are departing Vietnam after ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Travels to Vietnam to Demonstrate Support for a Strong, Prosperous, and Independent Vietnam

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release October 29, 2020 FACT SHEET “Over the last quarter century, our two countries have built a partnership and friendship founded on shared interests, mutual respect, and people-to-people ties. Our everyday interactions are highlighted by increasing trade and investment ties, strategic cooperation, and collaboration on ... Read More»

U.S. Delegation Advances Investment Opportunities During Travel to Indo-Pacific Region

October 28, 2020 WASHINGTON – A U.S. government delegation, led by U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler, visited Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar October 22-27 to explore investment and trade opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region. Boehler was joined by President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States Kimberly ... Read More»

Typhoon Molave and Storm Season Preparedness

U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City (October 26, 2020) Location:   Central Mainland Provinces Event: Typhoon Molave and Storm Season Preparedness in Vietnam The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City alert U.S. citizens to Typhone Molave, which is expected to make landfall on Wednesday, October 28th between ... Read More»

Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program 2021

HANOI, October 19, 2020 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to call for nominations of outstanding candidates to participate in the AY 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program. The Fulbright U.S.–ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program is open to university faculty, foreign ministry or other government officials, and professional staff of the private sector, think tanks, and ... Read More»

The United States Announces Assistance to Vietnam to Respond to Tropical Storm Linfa

HANOI, October 17, 2020 — Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced an initial $100,000 in disaster relief funds. These funds will be provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) to address the immediate humanitarian needs of vulnerable communities in areas most affected ... Read More»

Statement on Flooding in Central Vietnam

HANOI, October 14, 2020 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam expresses our deepest condolences to the people of Vietnam for the loss of life, destruction of property, and displacement of people due to the flooding in central Vietnam.  We stand together with the Government and the people of Vietnam as they mourn their loved ones, address ... Read More»

The United States Announces Assistance to Strengthen Vietnam’s E-Government Capacity

HANOI, October 13, 2020 — Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Vietnam Mission Director Bradley Bessire and Vietnam’s Office of the Government (OOG) Chairman Mai Tiến Dũng participated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between USAID and OOG. Through this MOU, USAID will ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Lauds Students at the 25th Anniversary-focused “Speak to Lead” English Contest

On October 8, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink honored the accomplishments of 15 students during the final round of the “Speak to Lead” English contest, part of our celebration of the 25th anniversary of U.S.-Vietnam relations.  Five high school teams demonstrated their English skills by giving speeches on the important role of Vietnam’s youth in furthering the U.S.-Vietnam ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink’s Remarks for the 25th Anniversary Gala Events

Friday, October 9, 2020, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Good evening and welcome! We’re thrilled that you’re here with us this evening as we celebrate the 244th U.S. Independence Day and the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral partnership. A very warm welcome to everyone joining us tonight at different locations here in Hanoi, as well as in ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink’s Remarks at 25th Anniversary Event Hosted by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Hello, friends! Good evening and welcome! I’m thrilled to be here with you all this evening as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations. I would particularly like to thank my dear friend Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga and all of our partners at the Vietnam Union of ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink’s Visit to Hai Phong Highlights Health Cooperation and Economic Ties

On September 28 and 29, Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink visited Hai Phong, where he met with city leadership, university students, community leaders in healthcare, and visited historic and cultural sites. In a meeting hosted by Hai Phong Party Secretary Lê Văn Thành, Ambassador Kritenbrink discussed U.S. -Hai Phong cooperation across numerous fields, including health, people-to-people ... Read More»

Government of Vietnam Automatic Extension of Temporary Stay

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (October 1, 2020)    Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens: Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) announced an automatic extension of temporary stay for foreigners in certain qualifying groups with plans to depart Vietnam. U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals who entered Vietnam with ... Read More»

Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

  If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your ... Read More»

ACS Newsletter October 2020

  The ACS Monthly Newsletter is available to read at the following link: October 2020 Issue (PDF 1.34MB) The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City are sending this monthly newsletter via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) as a public service to U.S. citizens in Vietnam. If you are departing Vietnam after ... Read More»

The United States Holds 154th Repatriation Ceremony in Vietnam‎

HANOI, September 28, 2020 – On September 24, 2020, The Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP) and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) held the 154th Repatriation Ceremony at the People’s Army of Vietnam Forensics Institute in Hanoi.  The U.S. Ambassador, Daniel Kritenbrink, witnessed the signing over of one set of remains thought to be ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Community Commemorates POW/MIA Recognition Day

HANOI, September 21, 2020 – On September 18, 2020, the representatives of U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) held a ceremony in Hanoi to recognize National POW/MIA Recognition Day in honor those who were held captive and returned, as well as those who remain missing from past conflicts. Ambassador Kritenbrink delivered remarks at ... Read More»

U.S. Food Fair Highlights Variety of U.S. Products Available in Vietnam

HANOI, September 18, 2020 – On Friday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink kicked off the U.S. Food Fair at Lotte Mart.  The U.S. Food Fair highlights a wide range of U.S. products available in the supermarket chain.  It also includes cooking demonstrations, food sampling, and interactive displays, so that Vietnamese consumers can learn more about ... Read More»

Sexual Assault Awareness in Vietnam

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City (September 18, 2020) Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens:  The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City remind U.S. citizens that sexual assault occurs in Vietnam. While uncommon, the U.S. Embassy has received reports of individuals being sexually assaulted by drivers ... Read More»

Weather Alert – Typhoon Noul

U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate Vietnam (September 17, 2020) Location:   Central Provinces Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien – Hue, and Danang City Event: Typhoon Noul will land in the central provinces as early as 9 a.m. local time on Friday, September 18, 2020. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City alert U.S. citizens to Tropical ... Read More»

The Mekong-U.S. Partnership: The Mekong Region Deserves Good Partners

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State September 14, 2020 The launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership reflects the importance of the Mekong region to the United States. Our relationship with Mekong partner countries is an integral part of our Indo-Pacific vision and our strategic partnership with ASEAN. With more than $150 million in initial ... Read More»

Launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership: Expanding U.S. Engagement with the Mekong Region

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson September 14, 2020 The United States, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam reaffirmed their long-standing relationship by launching the Mekong-U.S. Partnership on September 11. The United States announced plans, working with the U.S. Congress, to increase support for the autonomy, economic independence, good governance, and sustainable growth of Mekong partner countries, noting ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Participation in the First U.S.-Mekong Partnership Ministerial Meeting to Launch the Mekong-U.S. Partnership

Readout Office of the Spokesperson September 14, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: On Friday, September 11, the United States, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and the ASEAN Secretariat launched the Mekong-U.S. Partnership.  The Partnership will expand on cooperation begun in 2009 under the Lower Mekong Initiative by strengthening the autonomy, ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: United States-ASEAN Strategic Partnership

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release September 9, 2020 FACT SHEET: United States-ASEAN Strategic Partnership In 2020, the United States celebrates the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-ASEAN Strategic Partnership. This partnership is built on our shared principles, as outlined in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy and the ASEAN Outlook on the ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release September 9, 2020 FACT SHEET: Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. government’s signature program to educate and provide skills training to the people of Southeast Asia. YSEALI is open to young people from all ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the 10th East Asia Summit Virtual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release September 9, 2020 READOUT The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo joined counterparts from 17 countries for the 10th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting this morning. Secretary Pompeo highlighted U.S. support for principles of openness, inclusiveness, ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release September 9, 2020 READOUT The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo joined the annual ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with his counterparts from the 10 ASEAN member states via videoconference on September 9. Secretary Pompeo and his ... Read More»

Announcing the Indo-Pacific Business Forum 2020

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 The United States Government, in partnership with the Government of Vietnam, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, is sponsoring the third annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 28-29. Participants attending from the ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State Launched the New YSEALI Academy at FUV

Ho Chi Minh City, September 4, 2020 – At “The Future of ASEAN: The Youth Factor” event, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David Stilwell announced that the U.S. Department of State intends to provide $5 million to establish the YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, to deliver capacity-building seminars to entry- to ... Read More»

Direct Vietnam Airlines Flights to the United States

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (September 3, 2020)  Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City advise U.S. citizens that Vietnam Airlines is offering two direct flights to the United States from Hanoi to Houston, TX (IAH) on September 18 ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Michael Pompeo on Vietnam National Day 

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send congratulations to the people of Vietnam as you celebrate your National Day. In 2020, we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations.  The remarkable transformation of our ... Read More»

Government of Vietnam Automatic Extension of Temporary Stay and Updates to Restrictions in Da Nang

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (September 1, 2020)   Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens:  Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) announced an automatic extension of temporary stay for foreigners in certain qualifying groups with plans to depart Vietnam: U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals who entered Vietnam with ... Read More»

U.S. Imposes Restrictions on Certain PRC State-Owned Enterprises and Executives for Malign Activities in the South China Sea

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 26, 2020 The United States supports a free and open South China Sea.  We respect the sovereign rights of all nations, regardless of size, and seek to preserve peace and uphold freedom of the seas in a manner consistent with international law.  In July, I announced ... Read More»

Da Nang Collecting Information of Individuals Who Wish to Leave Da Nang

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City advise U.S. citizens that the Da Nang government is collecting contact information of individuals who wish to leave Da Nang for other cities in Vietnam.  Interested U.S. citizens may register their information  here  or by calling the Hotline (236) 1022 and awaiting further instructions from the local ... Read More»

ACS Newsletter September 2020

  The ACS Monthly Newsletter is available to read at the following link: September 2020 Issue (PDF 1.34MB) The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City are sending this monthly newsletter via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) as a public service to U.S. citizens in Vietnam. If you are departing Vietnam after ... Read More»

Direct Vietnam Airlines Flight from Hanoi to Houston, TX

Direct Vietnam Airlines Flight from Hanoi to Houston, TX – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (August 20, 2020)  Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City advise U.S. citizens that Vietnam Airlines is offering a direct flight to the United ... Read More»

COVID-19-Related Quarantine Requirements and Travel Restrictions

Location:  Vietnam  Important Information for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. citizens are advised that Government of Vietnam regulations regarding quarantine and travel restrictions in all parts of Vietnam can change with little notice.  U.S. citizens who choose to remain in Vietnam may have their movements limited due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions.  Additionally, U.S. citizens considered at risk or ... Read More»

The United States and Vietnam Sign an Agreement to Strengthen Fisheries Law Enforcement

HANOI, July 22, 2020 – Today the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Directorate of Fisheries (DFISH) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen Vietnam’s fisheries management and law enforcement capabilities. Signing the agreement were DFISH Director General Trần Đình Luân and U.S. Ambassador ... Read More»

U.S.-Vietnamese Law Enforcement Cooperation Uncovers Fraudulent Websites Exploiting the Covid-19 Pandemic

HANOI, August 18, 2020 – U.S. and Vietnamese authorities partnered on an investigation for fraud related to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the arrests of three suspects. The investigation originated in Tampa, Florida, in March, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) forwarded information to the Vietnam Ministry of ... Read More»

Mandated Face Coverings in Public

Mandated Face Coverings in Public: U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (August 10, 2020) Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens: Both the Hanoi People’s Committee and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s committee have issued directives requiring people to wear face coverings in public. A monetary fine may be ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release August 13, 2020 The Conviction of Eight Members of the Hien Phap Group in Vietnam The U.S. government is deeply concerned about Vietnam’s conviction and sentencing of eight members of the Hien Phap civil society organization in Vietnam to more than 40 years in ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Minh

READOUT Office of the Spokesperson August 6, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.  Secretary Pompeo and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Minh reaffirmed the strength of our Comprehensive Partnership as ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun at the Embassy of Vietnam’s Virtual 25th Anniversary Celebration

July 28, 2020 As Prepared Thank you for that introduction. It’s an honor for me to join you this evening as we commemorate 25 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam. I would like to recognize Senator Leahy and Representative Yoho.  I know they will agree that an historic bipartisan trip in 1993 by Senators John McCain and John Kerry was critical to laying ... Read More»

The United States’s Commitment and International Law in the South China Sea

By Daniel J. Kritenbrink, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam On July 12, 2016, the Arbitral Tribunal established under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982 concluded there is “no legal basis” for any PRC historic rights, or sovereign rights and jurisdiction, beyond those provided for in the Convention within the areas of ... Read More»

Vietnam Airlines Offering Four Upcoming Direct Flights to the United States

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (July 17, 2020)   Location: Vietnam   Important Information for U.S. Citizens:   U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City advise U.S. citizens that Vietnam Airlines is offering four upcoming direct flights to the United States.  Please note that these flights ... Read More»

Avoiding Online Scams

The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City strongly caution against sending money to individuals whom you have not met in person. Avoiding Online Scams  Periodically, the American Citizen Services (ACS) units at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City receive inquiries from people who have been ... Read More»

Partial Resumption of Non-Immigrant Visa Processing

  The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate in HCMC are pleased to announce the resumption of visa processing for limited nonimmigrant visa categories, including student visas, beginning July 15. Applicants may apply in the following categories: F, M, certain J (alien physician, government visitor, international visitor, professor, research scholar, short-term scholar, specialist, secondary school ... Read More»

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Vietnam

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State July 11 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Over the last quarter century, our two countries have built a partnership and friendship founded on shared interests, mutual respect, and people-to-people ties. Our everyday interactions are highlighted by increasing trade and investment ties, strategic cooperation, and collaboration on ... Read More»

The United States and Vietnam Strengthen Partnership to Address War Legacies

HANOI, July 9, 2020 — Yesterday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP) signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to support DNA analysis of unidentified human remains recovered from the U.S.-Vietnam war. Under this agreement, USAID will provide Vietnam with the best, cutting edge technology for ... Read More»

The United States Supports Vietnam to Improve Business Satisfaction in Conducting Customs Procedures through the National Single Window System

HANOI, June 22, 2020 — The National Single Window (NSW) is a one-stop shop for customs clearances and is expected to simplify import/export administrative procedures in accordance with international practices and standards. From September 2019 – March 2020, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Trade Facilitation Program, the Vietnam Chamber of ... Read More»

Useful information for LPRs (green card holders) during COVID-19

If you are a U.S. lawful permanent resident (LPR) stranded outside of the United States, you may find the information below useful.  Please note, the U.S. Embassy and Consulate do not set travel policies for lawful permanent residents (LPRs).  U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) retains jurisdiction over the status of LPRs and any request for official guidance should be directed ... Read More»

Partial Resumption of Immigrant Visa Processing

Beginning Monday June 29, the Consulate will conduct interviews for IR-1, IR-2, CR-1 and CR-2 immigrant visa applicants who had appointments scheduled in March, April and May that were canceled because of COVID-19. Please visit this page to make a reschedule appointment. Please note that currently we are only allowed to interview these four categories; if applicants ... Read More»

Pre-departure orientation for Vietnamese departing students 2020

Are you a Vietnamese student about to depart to study in the United States? Join our virtual pre-departure orientation series to learn important information about making travel arrangements, adjusting to life in the United States, campus life, academic success, student visas, and financial planning. Panels featuring Consular Officers, experienced U.S. higher education institution representatives, U.S. ... Read More»

Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program 2021

HANOI, June 16, 2020 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2021 Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program (VSP). Eligibilities: Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar applicants must: hold an M.A. or Ph.D. degree, be a Vietnamese citizen, and be proficient in English. Applicants should be university faculty, government officials, private sector professionals, work ... Read More»

Limited American Citizen Services (ACS) Appointments Starting June 1

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (May 26, 2020) Location: Vietnam This is an update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. Important Information for U.S. Citizens: After a period ... Read More»

New Government of Vietnam Policy Regarding Extension of Temporary Stay for Certain Foreigners

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (May 19, 2020) Location: Vietnam This is an update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. Important Information for U.S. Citizens: On May 18, ... Read More»

Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Increase Periodically as Vietnamese Repatriation Flights Continue for Vietnamese Nationals

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (May 15, 2020)  Location:  Vietnam  Event:  The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City are providing U.S. citizens with information during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. As of May 15, Vietnam has reported 312 confirmed cases of ... Read More»

Direct Commercial Flight to the United States with Vietnam Airlines – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City advise U.S. citizens that Vietnam Airlines is offering a direct flight from Hanoi to Washington-Dulles (IAD) on May 15.  This flight was previously scheduled for May 10 and has been moved to May 15. This flight is only available ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consulate Only Able to Admit Individuals with Emergency Appointments

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (May 5, 2020)   Location: Vietnam   This is an update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam.  ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: 2019 Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) Launch

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Tower, Hanoi Dr. Vũ Tiến Lộc, Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, central and provincial government leaders, members of the business community and honored guests, good morning! I am very pleased to welcome you to the virtual launch of the 2019 ... Read More»

The United States Provides Additional Resources to Support Vietnam’s Private Sector Recovery From the COVID-19 Pandemic

HANOI, May 2, 2020 — Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced that the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be providing an additional $5 million to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Vietnamese economy. The funds will be utilized to bring much needed ... Read More»

Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security Informed the Public of an Expected Rise in Crime in Vietnam

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 29, 2020) Location: Vietnam This is an update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. Daily COVID-19 ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: Acceptance of Donation of Masks from Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) and Vietnam-U.S. Alumni Club (VUSAC)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Vietnam Red Cross Headquarters, Hanoi Thank you for inviting me here today. It is a pleasure to be among friends. Thank you to our hosts today – Associate Professor Nguyễn Thị Xuân Thu, President of the Vietnam Red Cross Society. I am pleased to see so many faces I know well ... Read More»

Vietnam’s Directive 19 to Prolong Suspension of Festival, Religious, Sports Events, and Update Guidelines on Maximum Social Distancing Norms

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 28, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is an update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. Daily COVID-19 ... Read More»

The United States Provides Assistance to Vietnam to Respond to COVID-19

Hanoi, April 27, 2020 — The United States Government recently announced a global financial commitment for countries affected by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, including Vietnam. Today, the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced that the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing nearly $4.5 million to its ... Read More»

The United States and ASEAN are Partnering to Defeat COVID-19, Build Long-Term Resilience, and Support Economic Recovery

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are enduring strategic partners as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for economic recovery.  We commit to continue our collaboration with ASEAN to beat this pandemic and get back to the business of building a bright future for the region together. We thank our ASEAN partners for their ... Read More»

Starting April 23, Most Cities and Provinces Begin Loosening Social Distancing Guidelines

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR U.S. CITIZENS IN HO CHI MINH CITY: After the Health and Travel Alert below was sent to U.S. citizens, Ho Chi Minh City decided to allow certain means of transportation to operate again, including taxis, contract cars (under 9 seats), and ride-hailing services. Most passenger buses are also allowed with certain restrictions ... Read More»

Vietnamese Guidelines Vary by a Locality’s Perceived Level of COVID-19 Risk

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 17, 2020) Location:  Vietnam Event:  The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City are providing U.S. citizens with information during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. As of April 17, Vietnam has reported 268 confirmed cases ... Read More»

Individual Donations to Fight COVID-19 in the United States

We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support by the government and citizens of Vietnam for COVID-19 response efforts in the United States. On April 16, Ambassador Kritenbrink accepted a donation of 50,000 cloth masks from Minister Mai Tiến Dũng on behalf of Prime Minister Phúc for President Donald Trump.  He also accepted a donation ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: Government of Vietnam Mask Donation Press Event

Thursday, April 16, 2020 Office of the Government, 1 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi Thank you for inviting me here today. Like all of you, my colleagues and I have been carefully following recommended guidance on social distancing to do our part in the fight against COVID-19. As a result, this is actually my first public ... Read More»

The United States and Vietnam Sign an Agreement to Strengthen the Bilateral Partnership

HANOI, APRIL 15, 2020 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) virtually signed a $42 million agreement to advance Vietnam’s economic competitiveness, through strengthening private sector competitiveness, innovation and startup ecosystems, and human capital. USAID technical assistance activities under this agreement will enhance the ... Read More»

Travel within Vietnam Severely Limited by Checkpoints and Flight Cancellations

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 14, 2020)   Location: Vietnam   This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) ... Read More»

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Have Established Multiple Checkpoints to Screen Those Entering and Exiting the Cities

Update on COVID-19 Checkpoints and Testing in Ho Chi Minh City (April 10, 2020) Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam.   Daily COVID-19 Numbers: As of April ... Read More»

Vietnam’s Immigration Offices Remain Closed until April 15

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 10, 2020) Location:  Vietnam Event:  The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City are providing U.S. citizens with daily information during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. As of April 10, Vietnam has reported 255 ... Read More»

Daily Health and Travel Alert – Routine Passport and Citizenship Services Overseas Limited

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 9, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in ... Read More»

United States and Vietnam Cooperate to Expedite Delivery of DuPont Protective Suits via FedEx Aircraft for COVID-19 Fight

Hanoi, Vietnam, April 8, 2020: The United States Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the Government of Vietnam worked together to facilitate the logistics and approvals necessary to expedite the delivery of personal protective equipment to the United States. The first of two initial shipments of over 450,000 DuPont protective suits made in Vietnam departed Hanoi ... Read More»

Additional Commercial Flight Option from Hanoi to London

UPDATE:The Embassies of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in Vietnam have secured an additional commercial flight to LONDON with Vietnam Airlines which is now open to citizens of all nationalities interested in departing from Vietnam and Cambodia.  This is a commercial flight by Vietnam Airlines scheduled to depart from HANOI on Tuesday, April 14, at 2:20 ... Read More»

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. citizens Interested in Returning to the U.S. should Book a Flight Immediately with Commercial Airlines

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 7, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam. ... Read More»

Daily Health and Travel Alert – Hai Phong, Da Nang, and Hanoi Imposing Additional Movement Restrictions

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 6, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in ... Read More»

PRC’s Reported Sinking of a Vietnamese Fishing Vessel in the South China Sea

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON April 6, 2020 We are seriously concerned by reports of the PRC’s sinking of a Vietnamese fishing vessel in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. This incident is the latest in a long string ... Read More»

Daily Health and Travel Alert – Secretary of State Urged Returning U.S. citizens to Make Immediate Use of Available Commercial Flight Options

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 3, 2020) Location:  Vietnam Event:  The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City are providing U.S. citizens with daily information about the outbreak of COVID-19 in Vietnam. As of April 3, Vietnam has reported 233 confirmed ... Read More»

Daily Health and Travel Alert – Vietnam Immigration Offices Closed until April 15

Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens monitor information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam.   Daily COVID-19 Numbers: As of April 1, Vietnam has reported 212 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders since the virus ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19

As the leader in the global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19, the United States has acted swiftly to support our ASEAN partners in combating the COVID-19 virus. Since the outbreak began, the U.S. Government has provided approximately $18.3 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to ASEAN Member States. Globally, as of March 26, ... Read More»

Daily Health and Travel Alert – MOH Issued Urgent Notices to Inform Travel History of COVID-19 Patients

Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to provide U.S. citizens with information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam. Daily COVID-19 Update: As of March 31, Vietnam has reported 204 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders since the virus ... Read More»

Daily Health and Travel Alert – Vietnamese Government Directive Calls for People to Practice Maximum Social Distancing for 15 Days

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 31, 2020) Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens monitor information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam. ... Read More»

Daily Health and Travel Alert – Vietnamese Government Announced Sweeping New Restrictions on Personal Movement and Behavior

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 30, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to provide U.S. citizens with information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam.   ... Read More»

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Citizens should Practice Maximum Social Distancing during the Coming Weeks

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 27, 2020) Location:  Vietnam Event:  The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City are providing U.S. citizens with daily information about the outbreak of COVID-19 in Vietnam. As of March 27, Vietnam has ... Read More»

Daily Health and Travel Alert – Number of Commercial Flights Departing Vietnam Rapidly Decreasing

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 26, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh to assist U.S. citizens monitor information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam.   Daily ... Read More»

Daily Health and Travel Alert – Government of Vietnam has Begun a Massive COVID-19 Testing Campaign

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 26, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh to assist U.S. citizens monitor information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam.   Daily ... Read More»

Daily Health and Travel Alert – Vietnamese Government Suspends Entry to All Foreigners as of March 22, 2020

Location:  Vietnam As of 00:00 on Sunday, March 22, the Vietnamese government is suspending entry to all foreigners, including people with a Vietnamese visa exemption certificate.  For further details, please see the  Vietnamese government’s website here . Foreigners, including Americans, arriving in Vietnam after midnight Vietnam time (Saturday to Sunday) will be made to return to their point of ... Read More»

Health and Travel Alert – Reduction in Commercial Flights

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 18, 2020) Location:  Vietnam The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City advise all U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Vietnam that the number of commercial flights departing Vietnam is rapidly decreasing.  ... Read More»

Suspended walk-in immigrant visa services

In order to protect both visa applicants and our staff in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, as of March 19, 2020, the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City has suspended walk-in immigrant visa services. At the time of your visa interview, if you were given a blue Form OF-194 (marked R1 at ... Read More»

Suspended Visa Interviews

Visa Appointments Cancelled: As of Thursday March 19, 2020, the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Vietnam have canceled routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.  The MRV fee is valid and may be used for ... Read More»

Health Alert – Enhanced screening to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 17, 2020) Location:  Vietnam Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The Government of Vietnam has implemented enhanced screening to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Location:  Vietnam The Vietnamese government announced that, starting at 12 p.m. (noon) on March 15, travelers from the 26 Schengen countries and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or those who have visited or transited through these countries within the 14 days preceding their expected entry into Vietnam, will not be issued ... Read More»

Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group Completes Port Visit to Da Nang to Commemorate 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations

DA NANG, Vietnam, March 11, 2020 – USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) successfully completed a scheduled five-day port visit to Da Nang, Vietnam on March 9.  The visit, which commemorated 25 years of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations, followed the historic 2018 visit of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), demonstrated the strong ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink’s Remarks at the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) Welcoming Ceremony and Press Conference

Thursday, March 5, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Tien Sa Port, Danang [Insert VNG and Danang VIP names], Admiral John Aquilino, Rear Admiral Stuart Baker, and other distinguished guests, good afternoon. My name is Daniel Kritenbrink and I am the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam. It is a true honor to join you today to welcome the USS Theodore ... Read More»

USAID Supports the Launch of Quang Tri Province’s First Transition House

QUANG TRI, February 28, 2020 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Action to the Community Development Center (ACDC) in collaboration with the Quang Tri Project Management Unit and Traditional Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital launched the first transition house in Quang Tri province. This launch event was attended by USAID/Vietnam ... Read More»

Long-term U.S. and Vietnamese partnership on sustainable livestock results in new tools for policy makers and extension officers

HANOI, February 27, 2020 – Leaders from the livestock sector gathered on Thursday, February 27th in Hanoi at a showcasing event for the “Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) in the Agriculture Sector” project. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have collaborated ... Read More»

Statement on the Passing of Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam Thich Quang Do

Daniel J. Kritenbrink U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Hanoi February 24, 2020 On behalf of the U.S. Mission in Vietnam, I would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of The Venerable Thich Quang Do, Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam. Thich Quang Do was a tireless advocate for religious freedom and ... Read More»

U.S.-Vietnamese Law Enforcement Cooperation Leads to Child Sex Tourism Indictment in California

HANOI, February 21, 2020 – A U.S. federal grand jury charged Paul Marshall Bodner, 64, of San Francisco, California, with repeatedly traveling to Vietnam in order to engage in illicit sexual conduct. The indictment was filed on January 30 following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in partnership with ... Read More»

Host institution recruitment for Fulbright English teaching assistantship program 2020 – 2021

HANOI, February 13, 2020 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam announces the recruitment season for Vietnamese host insitutions interested in hosting a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) during academic year 2020 – 2021. This program invites gifted high schools, colleges and universities throughout Vietnam, but located outside of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, to ... Read More»

Important message on Consular Services

Urgent information for applicants regarding COVID-19: Entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within the Islamic Republic of Iran, the 26 countries that comprise the Schengen zone, the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, or the People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau within 14 days prior ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City Do not travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization has determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam (January 25, 2020) Location:  Vietnam Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Notice recommending against all nonessential travel to Wuhan, China, due to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus, which can be spread from person to person.  Symptoms ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Community Gives Gift of Life at Tet Blood Drive

HANOI, January 10, 2020 – On Friday morning, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Caryn McClelland, and National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Vice Director, Dr. Pham Tuan Duong, kicked off the U.S. Embassy’s eight “Give a Tet Gift of Life” blood drive. “Seeing Americans and Vietnamese – many of our staff, their families, ... Read More»

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon visits Vietnam and highlights U.S. cooperation with Vietnamese Police

HANOI, January 13, 2019 – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon visited Hanoi on January 10 and 11. This is the first time that a DEA administrator has come to Vietnam since the opening of the DEA’s Hanoi Country Office in 2000. During his visit, Administrator Dhillon met with U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. ... Read More»

Heightened Middle East Tensions

Heightened tension in the Middle East may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.  Suggested Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists Review your personal security ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: 25th Anniversary of Peace Trees Vietnam Dinner Reception

Monday, January 6, 2020 Intercontinental Hotel, Hanoi I would like to first thank my friend Jerilyn Brusseau, Peace Trees Co-founder, and her team for organizing this dinner tonight, and for the opportunity to meet the members of Peace Trees Citizen Diplomacy Delegation. I am happy to see many long-time friends who have done so much ... Read More»

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Message on 25th Anniversary of U.S. Vietnam Relations

In 2020, we mark a quarter century since the United States and Vietnam established diplomatic relations. It was a historic step—one that first required us to face the dark legacy of war between our two nations. I, like so many in both our countries, remember living through that era of conflict as a young boy. ... Read More»

Tet 2020 Holiday Schedule

U.S. Mission Vietnam’s Consular offices will be closed for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday: Thursday, January 23, 2020, through Wednesday, January 29, 2020. We will resume normal operations on Thursday, January 30, 2020.  Please note that answers to the most common questions and inquiries can be found on  our website  or  the Department of State’s website .  We apologize for any ... Read More»

Consular Sections Closed on December 24 and December 25

The Consular Sections of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will be closed to the public on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and Wednesday, December 25, 2019 in observance of Christmas.  If you had an appointment for a visa interview or American Citizen Services for December 24 ... Read More»

“U.S. – China Bilateral Relations: The Lessons of History” Center for Strategic and International Studies

Remarks by Assistant Secretary David R. Stilwell Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs U.S. Department of State As Prepared December 12, 2019 INTRODUCTION Good afternoon. Thank you to CSIS for inviting me – and for rescheduling this speech after I had to miss our initial date last week. The title of my remarks is ... Read More»

United States Signs Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Vietnam

Agreement expands cooperation on trade facilitation and security HANOI – The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Vietnam on Friday to further strengthen bilateral cooperation on security and the facilitation of lawful trade. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Caryn McClelland and Vietnamese Vice Minister of Finance Vũ Thị Mai signed the agreement in Hanoi on December 6. The U.S. and Vietnam conclude the ... Read More»

The United States and Vietnam Strengthen Partnership to Address War Legacies

BIEN HOA CITY, DECEMBER 5, 2019 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Vietnam’s Air Defense Air Force Command (ADAFC), the Ministry of National Defense, and the National Action Center for Chemical and Environmental Treatment (NACCET) celebrated the commencement of dioxin remediation operations at Bien Hoa Airbase and the signing of an ... Read More»

The U.S., China, and Pluralism in International Affairs

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper Visits Vietnam, Highlighting a Strong U.S.-Vietnam Partnership

HANOI, November 21, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper made his first official visit to Vietnam November 19-21, highlighting the importance of the U.S.-Vietnam defense partnership. Secretary Esper’s visit reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to our partnership with Vietnam and our enduring support for a free and open Indo-Pacific and a rules-based order ... Read More»

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper Remarks at Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

November 20, 2019 Hanoi, Vietnam Good afternoon! I want to thank President Nguyễn Vũ Tùng and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam for hosting me today. The Academy has long been one of the most prestigious institutions in the country and has trained generations of Vietnam’s leaders. It is an honor to be here, and I ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hanoi Statement on Vietnam Labor Reform

HANOI, November 20, 2019 – On November 20, Vietnam adopted an amended Labor Code, representing an important step toward bringing its legal framework into greater alignment with international labor standards. Vietnam’s National Assembly enacted historic legislation that allows for the formation of independent trade unions at the grassroots level. The law also improves collective bargaining ... Read More»

Number of Vietnamese Higher Education Students in the United States Increases for 18th Straight Year

Ho Chi Minh City, November 19, 2019 – The number of Vietnamese higher education students in the United States increased over the past year, marking 18 consecutive years of growth, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual “Open Doors” Report released November 18. The report for the 2018-2019 academic year (AY) shows that ... Read More»

USAID Helps Vietnam Prevent Illegal Transshipment

HANOI, November 14, 2019 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam, together with the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT), convened a workshop on international best practices to prevent origin fraud, illegal transshipment, and the evasion of trade remedies. Deputy Director General of the ... Read More»

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross leads 35-member business delegation to Vietnam as part of three-country Indo-Pacific Business Mission

Hanoi, November 8, 2019 – On November 7, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink welcomed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and a delegation of senior U.S. government officials and executives from 17 leading U.S. companies to Hanoi. This visit is part of a larger trade mission to the Indo-Pacific region with stops in Bangkok, ... Read More»

MEDIA NOTE: Release of the United States’ Report on the Implementation of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release November 3, 2019 On the occasion of the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum and the East Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, the U.S. Department of State is pleased to release a progress report on the implementation of the U.S. whole-of-government strategy for the Indo-Pacific region.  ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Showcases High-Standard U.S. Investment

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release November 3, 2019 Over 1,000 business and government leaders from the United States and across the Indo-Pacific region gathered on November 4 in Bangkok for the Indo-Pacific Business Forum to promote the value of high-standard investment, transparency, rule of law, and private-sector-led economic development. The nearly 200 U.S. business executives in attendance represented some of the ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: The United States and ASEAN: Expanding the Enduring Partnership

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release November 3, 2019 U.S. engagement with the ten member states of ASEAN has never been stronger.  The United States welcomed ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific Outlook, and its close complementarity with America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, as well as the regional approaches of our allies and partners.  The United ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative

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The United States Partners with Vietnam to Build Urban Energy Security

O CHI MINH CITY, November 1, 2019 — Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new project promoting urban energy security in Vietnam at an event that was attended by USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, leaders of the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)’s Electricity and ... Read More»

The United States Agency for International Development Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick Visits Noi Bai Airport

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United States and Vietnam Sign Land Handover Memorandum to Initiate Dioxin Remediation at Bien Hoa Airbase Area

HANOI, November 1, 2019 – Today, at the Vietnam Ministry of National Defense’s Headquarters in Hanoi, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Vice Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, and USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene participated in an ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Frederic V. Malek Memorial Lecture

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U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2020 Competition Announcement

Hanoi, October 28, 2019 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to announce the launch of the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2020 Competition. Vietnamese non-commercial entities can submit proposals for: AFCP Small Grants ($10,000 -$199,999) or AFCP Large Grants ($200,000 -$800,000) for preserving cultural heritage in Vietnam. Proposals will be accepted ... Read More»

Typhoon and Tropical Cyclone Seasons in Vietnam

  Location:  Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean Due to its location in the tropics, Vietnam faces impacts from both typhoons in the Northern Pacific and severe tropical cyclones in the Southern Pacific Ocean. The typhoon season in Vietnam runs from approximately June 1 through the end of November and the tropical cyclone season runs from ... Read More»

United States and Vietnam Launch National Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U) or Không phát hiện bằng Không lây truyền (K=K) Campaign

HANOI, October 22, 2019 – Today, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and with the Vietnam Authority for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC), launched the National Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U), or Không phát hiện bằng Không lây truyền (K=K) Campaign with a celebration at ... Read More»

Possible Contamination from Rang Dong Light Bulb Warehouse Fire on August 28, 2019

Location:  Ha Dinh Ward, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi. A fire the evening of August 28, 2019, destroyed the Rang Dong Light Bulb warehouse, located approximately four kilometers southwest of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. The Ha Dinh Ward People’s Committee issued a warning that food sold in a one-kilometer radius of the site of the ... Read More»

Hanoi Water Contamination

Location:  Hanoi districts of Thanh Xuân, Hà Đông, Nam Từ Liêm, Hoàng Mai, Cầu Giấy,Thanh Trì, Hoài Đức, Thanh Oai, Đan Phượng and Ứng Hòa Event: Local media recently reported water contamination in some of Hanoi’s water supply in the western and southwestern districts of Thanh Xuan, Ha Dong, Nam Tu Liem, Hoang Mai, Cau Giay,Thanh Tri, ... Read More»

Announcing the spring 2020 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) academic fellowship

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, October 7 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam seeks candidates for the Spring 2020 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship on civic engagement, environmental issues and natural resource management, and social entrepreneurship and economic development. Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, full-time undergraduate students ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: The Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Panel

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Location, City Xin chào các quý vị! And thank you all for coming this afternoon. Around the world, some of our planet’s most amazing animals are being hunted to extinction. Here in Vietnam, for example, the last wild rhino was killed in 2010, and there are probably less than 10 remaining ... Read More»

The United States Launches a Project to Help Improve Vietnamese Small and Medium Enterprise Supply Chain Linkages

HANOI, September 24, 2019 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Office of the Vietnamese Government, and the Ministry of Planning and Investment launched the USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises (USAID LinkSME) project. The event was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Minister and Chairman of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City

VietPride Event Canceled On Friday afternoon, September 13, the Vietnamese External Relations Office (ERO) in Ho Chi Minh City informed the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City that the organizers of the VietPride gathering, scheduled to take place 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, had not applied for the necessary ... Read More»

VietPride Event Canceled

On Friday afternoon, September 13, the Vietnamese External Relations Office (ERO) in Ho Chi Minh City informed the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City that the VietPride gathering scheduled to take place 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, was illegal because the organizers had not applied for a permit. According ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Ho Chi Minh City, September 6, 2019 – Senior U.S. Mission to Vietnam leadership and host nation representatives attended the September 6 Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City’s 20th anniversary celebration. U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink, U.S. Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Marie Damour, and Standing Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: Fulbright University Vietnam Class of 2023 Convocation

Sunday, September 8, 2019 Crescent Plaza, Ho Chi Minh City Xin chào quý vị! Good morning and thank you so much for the warm introduction. First of all, allow me to recognize Fulbright University Vietnam President Đàm Bích Thủy [Dom Bic TWEE] and her team for their leadership and vision. The speed at which this ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 6, 2019 American Center, Ho Chi Minh City Xin chào quý vị! Good afternoon and thank you so much for the warm introduction. First of all, please join me in welcoming our new Consul General Marie Damour to Ho Chi Minh City. We are so happy to welcome you back to Vietnam in ... Read More»

EducationUSA Graduate Fair 2019

The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will organize its very first Graduate Fair at The Reverie Saigon Hotel on September 14, 2019. Join us to learn about degree programs, student visa procedures, internship opportunities, and financial aid for international students who want to pursue master’s or doctoral degrees in the United States. ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Kritenbrink Visits Quang Tri Province Highlighting Cooperation to Address War Legacies

HANOI, August 28, 2019 – Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink visited Quang Tri Province on August 27 to highlight cooperation to address war legacies. During his visit, Ambassador Kritenbrink met with Quang Tri’s Provincial Chairman Nguyễn Đức Chính, visited a Peace Trees Vietnam unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance site, visited Truong Son National Cemetery, and visited Hien ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Highlights Quang Tri Province’s Achievements at U.S.-funded Regional Workshop

HANOI, August 28, 2019 – Speaking in Quang Tri on August 27, U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink kicked-off a two-day workshop focused on sharing best practices related to Cluster Munition Remnant Survey (CMRS), a groundbreaking way of conducting survey and clearance operations that was developed, tested, and first implemented in Southeast Asia. Representatives of national ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: Opening of the Cluster Munitions Remnants Survey Workshop

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Good morning! Thank you Jan-Erik Stoa for your kind introduction and all the work you, and your team at Norwegian People’s Aid, did to make this second Cluster Munitions Remnants Survey workshop a reality. The U.S. government is proud to sponsor this important event, and I thank the U.S. State Department’s ... Read More»

China Escalates Coercion against Vietnam’s Longstanding Oil and Gas Activity in the South China Sea

The United States is deeply concerned that China is continuing its interference with Vietnam’s longstanding oil and gas activities in Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) claim. This calls into serious question China’s commitment, including in the ASEAN-China Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, to the peaceful resolution of maritime disputes. ... Read More»

EducationUSA Graduate Fair 2019

Come join EducationUSA and representatives from accredited U.S. universities and colleges to learn about more than 150 Master’s and PhD programs they are offering. You will also have opportunity to attend information sessions about graduate admissions process, and the Fulbright scholarship program. The program is hosted by EducationUSA, under the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy. ... Read More»

Announcing American English live: Teacher development series 6

Hanoi, August 13, 2019 – The Regional English Language Office invites Vietnamese teachers of English to attend the on-line American English Live: Teacher Development Series. The six online seminars of the series cover a variety of topics intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. The series will take place ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on the U.S. in Asia: Economic Engagement for Good

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS Siam Society Bangkok, Thailand August 2, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  Peter, thank you for the kind introduction.  I also want to thank the Siam Society and your president for hosting me.  I know too we have many prominent businesspeople here in ... Read More»

Strengthening the U.S.-Mekong Partnership

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson August 2, 2019 The Mekong Matters to America The Mekong region – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam – is strategically important to the United States.  The region is a focus of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy, and integral to our engagement with ASEAN.  The United States aims to uphold sovereignty, transparency, good ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Opening Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

Centara Grand Bangkok, Thailand 8/1/2019 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Foreign Minister.  I want to thank you, Thailand, for hosting this special ministerial marking a decade of the Lower Mekong Initiative.  The United States has been a proud partner for those whole 10 years, and thanks to our work:  340,000 people have access to improved drinking ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Opening Remarks at U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS August 1, 2019 Centara Grand Bangkok, Thailand SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Foreign Minister. Thanks for hosting here today, and I want to congratulate also Foreign Minister Don on a successful year at Thailand’s chairmanship. As Secretary of State, a key part ... Read More»

The United States Launches a Program to Help Vietnam Improve Customs Procedures

HANOI, July 10, 2019 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance launched the USAID Trade Facilitation Program. It was attended by Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, as well as representatives from local government ... Read More»

The United States Holds 150th Repatriation Ceremony in Vietnam‎

HANOI, June 25, 2019 – The U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), in collaboration with the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP), on June 23 conducted its 150th Repatriation Ceremony at Danang International Airport. During the ceremony, Vietnam officially transferred remains believed to be those of U.S. personnel missing from the Vietnam War. A ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: 150th Repatriation Ceremony

Sunday, June 23, 2019 Danang International Airport, Danang Vice Minister Bùi Thanh Sơn, Acting Director General of the Americas Division Lê Chí Dzũng, distinguished guests, friends and colleagues. It is a privilege to be here today to remember the sacrifice of American personnel who went missing in Vietnam so many years ago, as well as ... Read More»

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

U.S. Department of State OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS Vietnam (Tier 2 Watch List) The Government of Vietnam does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included disseminating implementing guidelines for Articles 150 and 151 of the penal ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Fannon’s Meeting with Vice Minister Dang Hoang An of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry an

HANOI, June 19, 2019 – During a June 17, 2019, bilateral meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR), and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), affirmed the importance of the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral energy relationship. Assistant Secretary of State for Energy ... Read More»

Promoting U.S.-Vietnam Space Cooperation: Visit by U.S. Astronaut and Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

HANOI, June 12, 2019 – United States Science Envoy for Space, Major General Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., visited Vietnam, June 9-12, 2019, to promote U.S.-Vietnam space cooperation. The former U.S. Space Shuttle Commander and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator conducted meetings with government officials, academics, students, and civil society leaders. General Bolden said, ... Read More»

Vietnam Releases Direct Power Purchase Agreement Policy Proposal for Public Consultation

Hanoi, June 12, 2019 — Today, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) leader and the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink participated in a public consultation to introduce MOIT’s proposal for Vietnam’s Direct Power Purchase Agreement (DPPA) mechanism. This new policy will allow businesses in Vietnam to procure electricity directly from private firms ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: Fourth of July Celebration

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Intercontinental Landmark 72 Hotel, Hanoi Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome, and thank you for joining us to celebrate the 243rd anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. I want to first welcome our Guest of Honor from the Vietnamese Government, the Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngọc Anh. Minister Anh, ... Read More»

Pre-departure orientation for Study in the United States

Are you about to depart to study in the United States? Join our pre-departure orientation to learn important information about your travel arrangements, adjusting to life in America, campus life, and financial planning. Our consular officers will answer questions you may have about how to maintain student visa status and optional practical training programs. The ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: Fulbright University Vietnam Groundbreaking Ceremony

Thursday, June 6, 2019 Saigon Hi-Tech Park, Ho Chi Minh City I would like to thank President Dam Bich Thủy for the outstanding honor of joining you today to break ground at the future site of the beautiful Fulbright University Vietnam campus. The bilateral relationship between the United States and Vietnam is stronger than it ... Read More»

Storytelling for Social Impact Workshop 2019 Calling for Candidates

Mission Vietnam is seeking candidates for an American Film Showcase (AFS) workshop on storytelling for social impact. In September 2019, the American Film Showcase will host a professional exchange opportunity at the University of South California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts for international storytellers and content creators interested in using media for social impact. The ... Read More»

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program Call for Applications

HANOI, May 24, 2019 – U.S. Mission Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2020 competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Program. The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, fully-funded, non-degree program for early career English teachers or professionals in related fields (e.g., American Studies, American/English Literature, etc.). Participants have the opportunity to ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON Washington, DC May 22, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Washington. They discussed efforts to strengthen the U.S. Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership by deepening political, security, economic, and people-to-people ties, ... Read More»

United States and Vietnam Launch Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U)

HANOI, May 11, 2019 – Today, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with the Hanoi CDC, launched the Hanoi Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U), or Không phát hiện bằng Không lây truyền (K=K) Campaign with a celebration in Thong Nhat Park. The ... Read More»

Immigrant Visa #IVMonth Facebook Posts – April 2019

Covered topics: Vietnamese Name Order, CSPA, Security Regulations & Prohibited Items, K1 Appointment Scheduling, Brown Travel Packet, IV Address Registration, Electronic Processing. TOPIC: Vietnamese name vs Name on Visa True or False?  My Vietnamese name is Nguyen Thi Thu Trang, but the issued visa lists my Given Name as: Thi Thu Trang.  This is incorrect!  ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: Launch of Hanoi K equals K Campaign

Saturday, May 11, 2019 Thong Nhat Park, Hanoi Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U) Dr. Phan Thị Thu Hương, Deputy Director of Vietnam Authority for HIV/AIDS Control; Dr. Nguyễn Khắc Hiền, Hanoi Department of Health leader; and Dr. Nguyễn Nhật Cảm, Director of the Hanoi CDC; government leaders; representatives from academic institutions and students; the United Nations ... Read More»

Finding your Path to Success in the United States

“SelectUSA” is the U.S. Government’s national program to assist global firms to invest in the United States. The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate help local investors, providing them with market research and counseling to answer questions about the U.S. economy, investment trends, workforce, and available federal resources. The U.S. Mission will lead a delegation of ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: The Air Quality Awareness Week Panel Kick-off

Friday, April 26, 2019 Air Quality Awareness Week is an occasion to discuss the importance of air quality and the harmful impacts of air pollution on human health, the economy, and the environment. Additionally, activities during Air Quality Awareness Week remind people to check the Air Quality Index to understand the best time of day ... Read More»

Fall 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, April 25, 2019 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam seeks candidates for the fall 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship on civic engagement, environmental issues, and social entrepreneurship and economic development. Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, full-time undergraduate students or those who ... Read More»

Pre-Departure Orientation

Time: Fri, June 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Venue: Lotte Hotel Hanoi, 54 Liễu Giai, Hà Nội Registration is required at https://edusavietnampdo2019.eventbrite.com Program Agenda and Speakers’ Biography (PDF-812KB) EducationUSA Advising Center in Hanoi will be conducting a Pre-Departure Orientation for students who will be departing in the Fall of 2019 for academic purposes at U.S. colleges in universities. Pre-departure Orientation ... Read More»

Statement by Ambassador Kritenbrink on the Passing of Former President Lê Đức Anh

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam expresses sincere condolences regarding the passing of Lê Đức Anh, former President of Vietnam. Lê Đức Anh served during normalization of bilateral relations between our two countries, leading to the deep partnership and friendship that our two nations enjoy today. During his leadership, Vietnam began reforms that helped build significant ... Read More»

Ambassador Kritenbrink Remarks: Dioxin Remediation at Bien Hoa Project Launch

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình; Vice Minister Nguyễn Chí Vịnh and representatives from the Ministry of National Defense and Committee 701; Chairman Đinh Quốc Thái and representatives from the Dong Nai People’s Committee; Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Tom Udall, Senator Rob ... Read More»

United States Transfers Six Patrol Boats to Vietnam Coast Guard Region III 

HANOI, April 1, 2019 – The U.S. Embassy Hanoi officially handed over six 45-foot Metal Shark patrol boats to the Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) in Khanh Hoa, Region III, on March 29, marking another important step in the continued security cooperation between the United States and Vietnam. This transfer includes six brand-new fast-response Metal Shark boats–capable ... Read More»

Speech by Ambassador Kritenbrink at the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) 2018 Report Launch

Good morning, everyone! Dr. Vũ Tiến Lộc, Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Central and Provincial government leaders, Fellow Ambassadors, Members of the business community, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here with you this morning at the launch of 2018 Provincial Competitiveness Index Report. It is an ... Read More»

U.S., Vietnamese Experts Discuss How Healing Wounds of War Formed a Strong Partnership

HANOI, March 27, 2019 – On March 26, the governments of the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in partnership with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), hosted a landmark event in Washington, D.C., examining the transformation by the two countries from enemies to partners through cooperation on humanitarian issues. The ... Read More»

Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program 2020

HANOI, March 21, 2019 – The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2020 Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program (VSP). Eligibilities: Fulbright Vietnamese Visiting Scholar applicants must: hold an M.A. or Ph.D. degree, be a Vietnamese citizen, and be proficient in English. Applicants should be university faculty, government officials, private sector professionals, work at a ... Read More»

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is an authoritarian state ruled by a single party, the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), and led by General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. The most recent National Assembly elections, held in ... Read More»

Speech by Ambassador Kritenbrink Celebrating the First Clients Receiving Antiretroviral Drugs Covered by Social Health Insurance

Madame Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến, the Minister of Health Mr. Lê Hồng Sơn, the Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Mr. Phạm Lương Sơn, Deputy Director General of Vietnam Social Security Agency Mr. Nguyễn Hoàng Long, Director General of Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control Representatives of Ministries and Government, public health partners, and distinguished guests, ... Read More»

U.S. and Vietnam Celebrate First Patients Receiving Antiretrovirals Covered by Social Health Insurance

Hanoi, March 8, 2019 – Today, the Vietnam Authority for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) – Ministry of Health and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) hosted four simultaneous events across the country in Hanoi, Nghe An, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hai Phong to celebrate the first patients receiving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs covered by ... Read More»

Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Traveling Press

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                                February 28, 2019 REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Traveling Press February 28, 2019 ERT Manila, Philippines SECRETARY POMPEO:  So the President gave a pretty good description of the summit, how it ended, the progress that we made, and progress we didn’t ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam February 28, 2019 11:03 A.M. ICT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Are you all having a good time in Hanoi? Everybody having a good time? Everybody? Jeff? I hope. Q Chairman Kim, are you ready to denuclearize? Are you ready to give up your nuclear weapons? CHAIRMAN KIM: (As interpreted.) If I’m ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un before 1:1 Bilateral Meeting

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CHAIRMAN KIM JONG UN OF THE STATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA BEFORE 1:1 BILATERAL MEETING Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam February 28, 2019                        8:55 A.M. ICT CHAIRMAN KIM:  (As interpreted.)  And I believe that, starting from ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un in a 1:1 Conversation

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam 6:33 P.M. ICT CHAIRMAN KIM:  (As interpreted.)  So it’s exactly 261 days since we met last time in Singapore, in June, last year. PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Yes. CHAIRMAN KIM:  (As interpreted.)  And I truly believe that this successful and great meeting that we are having today is thanks to the ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump at a Greeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam 6:28 P.M. ICT Q    Mr. President, what do you hope to achieve in your talks with the Chairman? PRESIDENT TRUMP:  I think they’ll be very successful.  Great relationship.  I think they’re going to be very successful.  We look forward to it.  We both do. Q    Have you walked back ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc Before an Expanded Working Lunch

Office of Government Hall Hanoi, Vietnam February 27, 2019 12:11 P.M. ICT PRIME MINISTER PHÚC:  (As interpreted.)  Mr. President, on behalf of the government, we greatly appreciate the process of denuclearization and peace building in North Korea that Mr. President was so resolute in these efforts.  And thank you very much for choosing Vietnam as ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting

Presidential Palace Hanoi, Vietnam February 27, 2019 11:09 A.M. ICT PRESIDENT TRỌNG:  (As interpreted.)  Please, may I call our meeting to order, please.  Let me begin by warmly welcome President Donald Trump and the American delegation to Vietnam for the second DPRK-U.S. Summit. I would like to thank the United States and DPRK for choosing ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump at a Social Dinner with Chairman Kim

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam 7:08 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Everybody having a good time? Q    Yes, sir. PRESIDENT TRUMP:  You are?  I hope so. One of the great photographers of the world.  (Laughter.)  One of the great.  Make us look very good tonight, please. Q    We’ll work on that. PRESIDENT TRUMP:  One of ... Read More»

EducationUSA Spring Fair 2019

Do you want to join nearly 30,000 Vietnamese students in the United States? Join our EducationUSA Spring Fair 2019 to learn about degree programs, scholarships, visas, and financial aid for international students. Ho Chi Minh: Time: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 14:00 – 18:00 Venue: Nikko Hotel Saigon, 235 Nguyen Van Cu, District 1, Ho Chi ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Hails Vietnam’s Commitment to Expanding Commercial Partnerships with American Companies

The White House Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2019 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP HAILS VIETNAM’S COMMITMENT TO EXPANDING COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIPS WITH AMERICAN COMPANIES “Moving forward as partners, we will achieve great prosperity and success for the American people and for the Vietnamese people.” – President Donald J. Trump BIG-TICKET PURCHASES: ... Read More»

Secretary of State Pompeo’s Remarks With Vietnamese DPM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hanoi, Vietnam February 26, 2019 FOREIGN MINISTER MINH: (Via interpreter) State Secretary Mike Pompeo, it’s a great pleasure to meet with you again in Vietnam and welcome back. And I still remember last time I met you, I was back from (inaudible) and this time, ... Read More»

FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Vietnam

Hanoi, February 15, 2019–The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that Vietnam complies with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating.  Today, U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink met with the Minister of Transport, Nguyễn Văn Thể, and Director General of Civil Aviation Authority ... Read More»