All Inter-country Adoption Visas are handled 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 Inter-country 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.
- Ambassador Delivers the First Inter-Country Adoption Visa
In a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy on January 12, Ambassador Ted Osius delivered the first inter-country 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 inter-country adoption case under the Hague Adoption Convention since the inter-country adoption resumed between the U.S. and Vietnam in September 16, 2014.
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