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Important Visa Information

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Medical Examination & Vaccination Fees (for Immigrant Visa Applications)
  • Medical examination fee:  The fee is US$275 for each applicant aged 15 years or older; US$240 for each applicant aged from 2 to under 15 years; and US$165 for each applicant under 2 years of age.  Cho Ray hospital accepts fees in Vietnamese Dong only.  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) accepts fees in Vietnam Dong or U.S. dollars.
  • Vaccinations: Fees for vaccinations depend on your age and the required vaccinations.

For more information, please visit the Medical Examination and Vaccinations page.


Visa Application Processing Fees

The Visa Application Processing Fees vary depending on the visa for which you are applying.  These fees are non-refundable.  For detailed information about these fees, please visit the Department of State’s website.  For information about your visa classification, please visit our Directory of Visa Categories.

  • For nonimmigrant visa applicants: Please follow these instructions.
  • For immigrant visa applicants:  Each intending immigrant, regardless of age, requires a separate visa application processing fee at the National Visa Center or our office.  If the applicant or petitioner has not paid the fee at the National Visa Center, please be prepared to pay at our office on the interview day.  We accept U.S. dollars or Vietnamese Dong in cash, or the following credit cards in U.S. Dollars: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  We cannot accept checks.
  • For K visa applicants:  Please follow these instructions.


  • Immigrant and K visa renewal applicants must pay the immigrant visa application processing fee or the K Machine Readable Visa fee again at the Consulate.
  • Reaffirmed petition applicants do not need to pay the visa application processing fee again.

Appointments & Locations

The U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Vietnam are located at the following addresses: 

U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam
Address: 2nd Floor, Rose Garden Tower
170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi

U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Address: 4 Le Duan Boulevard
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

*** Fiancé(e) and immigrant visas interviews take place at the Immigrant Visa Unit, U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City only.

Security Information

Our offices are only able to admit individuals who have scheduled an appointment, or if a U.S. citizen is in need of emergency assistance, such as illness, death, destitution, lost or stolen passports, or parental child abduction.  Any individual requesting a service of non-emergency nature at our offices without an appointment is not permitted to enter the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi or the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.  We are closed to the public on both Vietnamese and American holidays.

All visitors to the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City must follow certain security procedures.  Any visitor who declines to be screened by our security personnel will be unable to enter the Embassy or Consulate.  You may not bring battery-operated or electronic devices, large bags or luggage, or food and liquid into the Embassy or Consulate. The size limit for bags is: 35 cm (height) x 20 cm (width) x 40 cm (length).  Unfortunately, if your bag is bigger than the size limit, you will not be allowed to bring it into the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Also, please do not bring laptop computers, iPads, tablets, and other large electronic devices to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  You may not enter the building with these items.  You may not leave these items at the security checkpoint. To avoid delaying your entry and that of those in line behind you, please bring only what is required for your appointment.  Please click here  for more information regarding which items you are prohibited from bringing into the Embassy or Consulate.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
  • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
  • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
  • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.