* New Exchange Rate: The U.S. Mission in Vietnam will change its consular exchange rate from US$1=24,000VND to US$1=25,000VND effective September 5, 2023. All visa applicants who pay the visa processing fee on or after September 5, 2023, must pay at the new exchange rate of US$1=25,000VND. For any inquiries or assistance related to new exchange rate, please contact the U.S. Visa Service Desk at email@example.com or contact the call center in Vietnam at 19006444 (Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 16:00, except on holidays).
* All visa applicants with the new blue-covered passports must have the passport endorsed with place of birth before their interview. Applicants who do not have an endorsement in their blue cover passports will not be permitted to interview and will need to reschedule their appointments. More information is available here.
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport.
Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program, which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The Visa section of this website is about U.S. visas for foreign citizens and nationals to travel to the United States.
Visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.
Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States. When planning travel abroad a U.S. citizen may need a visa issued by the embassy or consulate of the country they wish to visit.
For short-term visits to the United States (for tourism, business, education, and more), you can go directly to the online application (form DS-160). For immigrant visas, which are issued to foreign nationals who intend to live and work permanently in the United States, you can visit the U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services site for the relevant forms.
For assistance using the U.S. Visa Service Desk website, or to answer questions regarding visa application processes, scheduling appointments, or other routine services, please click here or contact our Call Center at 19006444 (Vietnamese and English available) in Vietnam or +1-703-665-7350 internationally. Agents are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. You may also contact our visa services website via e-mail, Skype, or chat services.
Please note that we will not respond to inquiries sent by postal mail or fax.
For questions about a specific Nonimmigrant Visa case, please contact us via our Nonimmigrant Visa Inquiry Form.
If you have a question related to a specific Immigrant or K-1 Visa case, please use our Immigrant Visa Inquiry Form.
The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.
We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:
Furthermore, if you are a:
At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to: