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Tet 2023 Holiday Schedule
January 5, 2023

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U.S. Mission Vietnam’s consular offices will be closed for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday:

Friday, January 20 – Thursday, January 26, 2023

We will resume normal operations on Friday, January 27, 2023.  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 happy new year.  Please note that for the Tet holiday, most Government of Vietnam offices, including city and provincial offices, will also be closed, and we will be unable to provide routine services to U.S. citizens during this time.

*** U.S. Citizen Services:

Please note that current passport processing times are two (2) to three (3) weeks.  If you apply for a passport on or after January 6, 2023, your new passport will not be available until after the Tet holiday.  You may still request an emergency passport through January 18, 2023, for immediate travel needs.  Click here for more information about emergency passport requests.

If you are contacting us regarding an emergency involving the safety or security of a U.S. citizen, please call:

  • The U.S. Embassy 24/7 switchboard at (84-24) 3850-5000 within Vietnam, or (011) (84-24) 3850-5000 from the U.S.
  • The U.S. Consulate General 24/7 at (84-28) 3520-4200 within Vietnam, or (011) (84-28) 3520-4200 from the U.S.

***Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants:

The Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) Units of the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City will be closed to the public beginning Friday, January 20 through Thursday, January 26, 2023.  Please note, the visa delivery service and visa mail-in renewal submission locations will be open until Wednesday, January 18, 2023.  If your visa application is approved and you do not receive your passport back by Thursday, January 19, 2023, you will receive them by courier after the Tet holiday.  Before mailing your passport to the Embassy or Consulate, please ensure that you will not need it during the Tet holiday.  If your travel is urgent, you may wish to consider requesting an expedited appointment.

The NIV Unit will reopen to the public on Friday, January 27, 2023.

***Immigrant Visa Applicants:

The Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit of the Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City will be closed to the public from Friday, January 20 through Thursday, January 26, 2023.  Immigrant visa applicants who have been asked to submit additional documents should not plan on doing so during this period.  The IV Unit will continue conducting visa interviews through Thursday, January 19, 2023.  However, please expect a delay in the delivery of your visa due to the Tet closure.  If you have an urgent need to travel, please notify our office at the time of your interview.

The IV Unit will reopen to the public on Friday, January 27, 2023.