• 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 $215 to $240 for each applicant aged 15 years or older and from $132 to $210 for each applicant aged from 2 to less than 15 years; and from $132 to $145 for each applicant under 2 years of age.
  • Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos.


All Intercountry Adoption Visas are processed by the Adoption Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi.

Vietnam is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Therefore all adoptions between Vietnam and the United States must meet the requirements of the convention and U.S. law implementing the Convention.

For all information about the intercountry adoption process between the United States and Vietnam, please click here to visit the State Department Adoption website.

Latest News


  • Ambassador Delivers the First Intercountry Adoption Visa

In a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy on January 12, Ambassador Ted Osius delivered the first intercountry adoption visa issued under the new Special Adoption Program between the United States and Vietnam. Representatives of the Ministry of Justice – the Department of Adoptions, and the Adoption Service Provider, Dillon International, were present to witness as the Ambassador handed over the visa to the adoptive parents and their new child. The event marked the completion of the first intercountry adoption case under the Hague Adoption Convention since the intercountry adoption resumed between the U.S. and Vietnam in September 16, 2014.

For more details, please click here.