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Tet 2022 Holiday Schedule

  U.S. Mission Vietnam’s consular offices will be closed for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday: Monday, January 31 – Friday, February 4, 2022 We will resume normal operations on Monday, February 7, 2022.  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 ...
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Alert: Suspension of Automatic Visa Extension for Travelers in Vietnam

Alert: Suspension of Automatic Visa Extension for Travelers in Vietnam (January 10, 2022)  Location: Vietnam Event: Starting January 15, Vietnam Immigration Department will cease the “automatic extension of stay” policy for foreign nationals who entered Vietnam with a visa exemption certificate, e-visa, or tourist visa on or after March 1, 2020. Individuals in this qualifying group ...
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Passport Fee to Increase on December 27, 2021

U.S. Mission Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens December 17, 2021 Effective December 27, 2021, the passport security surcharge fee will increase by $20.  For all minor passport applicants who use Form DS-11, the new fee is $135 (3,240,000 VND).  For adults renewing their passports using Form DS-82, the new fee is $130 (3,120,000 VND).  For ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

Location: Central Vietnam, between Khanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue provinces Event: Typhoon Rai is expected to impact the coast of Vietnam on Monday and Tuesday, December 20 and 21, between Khanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.  The current forecast shows the storm grazing the coast of Vietnam before tracking north.  Coastal areas between Khanh Hoa and Thua ...
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On the Conviction of Vietnamese Author and Journalist Pham Doan Trang

Press Statement Ned Price, Department Spokesperson December 14, 2021 The United States condemns the conviction and sentencing to 9 years imprisonment of noted Vietnamese author and journalist Pham Doan Trang, who did nothing more than peacefully express her opinions.  We note as well the recent opinion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which found Trang’s detention to be arbitrary ...
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