Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Hanoi Consular Section to Close for Renovations

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 The U.S. Embassy Consular Section in Hanoi will be closed September 5-22 due to renovations. During this period, the American Citizen Services Unit will only provide life and death emergency services. Routine services such as passport renewals, reports of birth abroad, and notarials are not considered emergencies and will be processed through  online appointments  starting on September 25. If you ...
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Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling to Vietnam?

You may obtain a Vietnamese visa in three ways:  (1) in advance from a Vietnamese consulate or Embassy; (2) a Vietnamese single-entry e-visa at the website of Vietnam Immigration Department (please view our E-visa Application Steps for more instructions); (3) or you may obtain a written approval letter for a visa upon arrival.  To obtain a written approval letter, you must ...
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Typhoon Season 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) expects five to eight tropical cyclones to affect the central Pacific this season.  If you are a U.S. Citizen traveling or residing in Vietnam, you may enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive safety messages and other travel information.  During the approach of ...
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Severe Weather Notification Policy Change

This message is to inform U.S. citizens traveling or residing in Vietnam that the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will not routinely send out security messages regarding weather-related events via the MASCOT email notification service.  Instead, U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Rammasun

This security message is being issued to alert U.S. Citizens residing in or traveling to Vietnam of the approaching Typhoon Rammasun and its potential impact in Vietnam. Typhoon Rammasun is currently located off the Paracel Islands (Hoang Sa) with current sustained winds of near 130km/hour. The Vietnamese National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting predicts that Rammasun ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: 2014 Typhoon Season

The typhoon season in Vietnam runs from approximately July through November.  Before this year’s season gets underway, we would like to pass along some severe weather preparation tips to U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Vietnam. During the approach of a typhoon or severe storm U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor the storm’s path by listening ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Demonstrations

U.S. citizens are reminded to continue to avoid all protests, demonstrations, and large gatherings as even peaceful demonstrations can turn confrontational. While recent demonstrations have mainly been limited to specific industrial areas, demonstrations can occur elsewhere with little or no prior notice. U.S. citizens should be alert and aware of their surroundings and pay attention ...
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