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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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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Visa Policy Unchanged for Vietnamese

The United States’ top Consular Officer in Vietnam told Thanh Nien Media that Vietnamese citizens are largely unaffected by recent U.S. immigration policy changes.  He encouraged Vietnamese students and tourists to continue to travel to the United States. He also assured Vietnamese U.S. Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs, or green card holders) that they can travel …

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Consular Chief Discusses Changes to the Visa Renewal Program

The United States’ top Consular Officer in Vietnam discussed recent changes to the nonimmigrant visa renewal program with Phap Luat (Vietnamese).  He explained,  “The Executive Order does not make any changes specific to Vietnamese applicants…U.S. visa officers will continue to apply the same law and standards when making their decisions about individual applicants. We continue to issue …

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Vietnam Extends Visa Validity for U.S. Citizens Traveling for Business and Tourism

HANOI, April 11, 2016 – On April 9, the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam approved a plan to issue 12-month, multiple-entry visas to American citizens who travel temporarily for business or tourism. The new reciprocity arrangement, which is expected to enter into force in late May or early June, will benefit American …

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