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 …

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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 …

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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Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak,” was rescinded on February 24, 2021.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 …

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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 …

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U.S. COVID-19 Testing Requirements

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – U.S. COVID-19 Testing Requirements (January 19, 2021) Location: Vietnam Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral …

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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 …

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Do Not Enter the Embassy or Consulate if You have Visited any COVID-19 Outbreak Areas

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE EMBASSY OR CONSULATE GENERAL IF YOU HAVE VISITED  ANY OUTBREAK AREAS identified by the Government of Vietnam within the past 21 days.  Please be aware that the consular sections in Hanoi and HCMC may proactively cancel appointments or screen out customers coming from outbreak regions in the interest of safety. …

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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 due to COVID-19, 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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!  …

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2019 “Tet” Holiday Schedule

U.S. Mission Vietnam’s Consular offices will be closed for the “Tet” Lunar New Year holiday: Monday, February 4, 2019, through Friday, February 8, 2019. We will resume normal operations on Monday, February 11, 2019.  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 …

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Consular Section remains open for scheduled services

  At this time the Consular Section remains open for scheduled American Citizen Services, immigrant visa (IV), and nonimmigrant visa (NIV) appointments, as well as for emergency services for American citizens.  If you have an appointment, please appear as scheduled.  We will post any changes to the Consular Section’s operating status on this page.  Please …

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Consular Sections Closed on December 24 and 31

  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 Monday, December 24, 2018 in observance of the Christmas Eve and on Monday, December 31, 2018 in observance of the New Year’s Day.  Please visit our Consular Calendar for a …

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Consular Sections Closed on December 5, 2018

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 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 to observe a national day of mourning for the late President George H. W. Bush.  Our offices will resume normal operations on Thursday, December 6.  …

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Medical Examination Fee Change October 1, 2018

Effective October 1, 2018, the medical examination fees for the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate HCMC designated panel physicians, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Cho Ray Hospital (CRH), will increase from US$215 to US$240 for each applicant aged 15 years or older; from US$132 to US$210 for each applicant aged from 2 to less than …

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Lunar New Year “Tet” 2018 Holiday Schedule – IV Unit

U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL HO CHI MINH CITY – IMMIGRANT VISA UNIT LUNAR NEW YEAR “TET” 2018 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE The Consulate General’s Immigrant Visa Unit will be closed from Wednesday, February 14 through Tuesday, February 20, 2018 for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays. IV applicants who have been asked to submit additional documents should not plan …

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Important Notice

The Ho Chi Minh City Consular Section will provide limited visa services for three weeks prior to APEC Leaders’ Week in Da Nang.  B1/B2 and K1 visa appointments will be offered only for emergency cases between October 30 and November 14.  Please see our web site for instructions regarding expedited B1/B2 and K1 appointments .  Appointments for other visa categories, …

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Annual limit reached for family/employment preference immigration visas

Each year, the number of immigrant visas in the family-sponsored preference (F1, F2, F3, and F4) and employment-based preference categories is limited. There are no more visas available in most of these categories until the new fiscal year. Applicants in these visa categories who have been told they will be issued a visa and have …

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Preparing for your immigrant visa interview

The U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City issues immigrant visas for citizens and residents of Vietnam.  After the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approves your petition, you should begin preparing for your immigrant visa interview.  For details on how to prepare for your interview, please watch our video below and review these instructions .  …

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