Typhoon Kompasu and Storm Season Preparedness: Message from U.S. Embassy in Hanoi (October 13, 2021)

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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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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Taking Precautions During Demonstrations – U. S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

The US government is aware of protests that occurred last weekend throughout Vietnam.  The U.S. Embassy wishes to take this opportunity to remind American citizens in Vietnam that protests can happen spontaneously and quickly turn violent.  It is recommended citizens do the following : Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in …

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“Tet” 2018 Holiday Schedule – ACS Unit

U.S. Mission Vietnam’s Consular offices will be closed for the “Tet” holidays: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 through Tuesday, February 20, 2018 The Consular offices will re-open on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. To ensure sufficient time to process services for U.S. citizens, especially processing and returning passports before Tet, we ask that you please follow the …

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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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Ambassador Osius Assists American Citizens

Ambassador Osius lent a hand to American citizens while visiting Ho Chi Minh City last week.  The U.S. Consulate helps more than 100 U.S. citizens in Vietnam every day.  The U.S. Consulate serves American citizens in Vietnam by responding to emergencies, reporting births of newborn Americans, notarizing documents, and assisting Americans in need.  For more …

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