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

  Please note, you must wear a face mask when visiting the Embassy or Consulate General.  If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.  For instructions on how to reschedule your appointments, please use the following channels: American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit: …

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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 …

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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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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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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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“Tet” 2018 Holiday Schedule – NIV Unit

U.S. EMBASSY HANOI  CONSULAR SECTION  “TET” 2018 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE The Nonimmigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy Hanoi Consular Section will not be open to the public from Wednesday, February 14, 2018 through Tuesday, February 20, 2018 for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays. The Consular Section will reopen to public on Wednesday, February 21, …

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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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Interviewing for a student visa? Be yourself.

“There are no ‘right’ answers to interview questions,” a Consular Officer told nearly 100 students, parents, and professionals gathered at the American Center on June 30.  Consular Officers want to know the true backgrounds, interests, and motivations of each prospective student.  When interviewing, students should present a credible study plan—that makes sense for them. For …

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NIV Chief Debunks Student Visa Myths

The Nonimmigrant Visa Chief met with 35 representatives from 28 education and student visa information agencies on April 19.  During the interactive session, he debunked common student visa myths and answered many visa-related questions.  This event is a part of the Consular Section’s communication strategy to ensure that prospective applicants receive accurate information.  His presentation …

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Consular Officers Continue Processing Nonimmigrant Visa Renewals

The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will continue processing nonimmigrant visa renewals for applicants whose visas are still valid or expired within the last 12 months. If you meet this and the other requirements, you may be able to take advantage of our convenient visa renewal …

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Consular Officers Engage Vietnamese Students

Consular Officers met with Vietnamese students to provide free, honest, and current information about studying in the United States.  Over 15,000 people viewed the event on Facebook and another 2,000 people attended the event.  Vietnamese students learned how to choose a school and apply for a visa.  The U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City …

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