Vietnam country report 2022

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For travel to lớn the United States on a temporary basis, including tourism, temporary employment, study & exchange.

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U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please call: Hanoi: (024) 3850-5000 - Ho chi Minh City: (028) 3520-4200 or (028) 3520-4600

Outside of Office Hours, contact: - Hanoi: (024) 3850-5000 - Ho đưa ra Minh City: (028) 3520-4200 or (028) 3520-4600

Outside of Vietnam: - Hanoi: +8424-3850-5000 - Ho chi Minh City: +8428-3520-4200 or +8428-3520-4600


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Welcome to lớn the Nonimmigrant Visa Units of the U.S. Embassy và Consulate General in Vietnam. To lớn start your application for a nonimmigrant visa, please click on the How to lớn Apply for a Nonimmigrant Visa button below. This button will take you to lớn the USTravelDocs trang web where you can find detailed instructions about the nonimmigrant visa application process.


If this is your first time applying for a nonimmigrant visa, you will need khổng lồ have an interview at either the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, or at the U.S. Consulate General in Ho chi Minh City. Please see below for additional information on nonimmigrant visas.

Please see the Department of State’s website for the latest information on fees.

 Attention All Applicants

The barcode on your DS-160 must match the barcode on your appointment confirmation page. If you come khổng lồ your interview with an incorrect DS-160 barcode (for example, from a previous interview) you will not be allowed to lớn enter, và will need to make a new appointment using the correct DS-160 barcode.

Waivers of the Interview Requirement for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas

The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has authorized consular officers through the over of 2022 khổng lồ waive the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary employment nonimmigrant visa applicants who have a petition approved by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. This new authorization applies to lớn temporary workers applying for H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, & Q visas who meet certain conditions, including that they are applying for a visa in their country of nationality or residence. Under this authority, consular officers have discretion to lớn waive the visa interview requirement for individual petition-based H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, và Q applicants who were previously issued any type of visa, & who have never been refused a visa unless such refusal was overcome or waived, and who have no apparent ineligibility or potential ineligibility; or first-time individual petition-based H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, và Q who are citizens or nationals of a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), provided they have no apparent ineligibility or potential ineligibility & have previously traveled to lớn the United States using an authorization obtained via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) .

In addition, the Secretary extended previously approved policies lớn waive the visa interview for certain students, professors, research scholars, short-term scholars, or specialists (F, M, & academic J visa applicants) through the kết thúc of 2022. One change to lớn the previous policy is that applicants eligible for the waiver authority because they are citizens or nationals of a VWP participating country must have previously traveled lớn the United States using an authorization obtained via ESTA to lớn qualify. Applicants must apply for a visa in their country of nationality or residence. Lượt thích the policy for certain individual petition-based visa applicants, consular officers have discretion khổng lồ waive the interview for F, M, & academic J visa applicants who were previously issued any type of visa, & who have never been refused a visa unless such refusal was overcome or waived, & who have no apparent ineligibility or potential ineligibility; or first-time F, M, & academic J visa applicants who are citizens or nationals of a country that participates in VWP và who have previously traveled khổng lồ the United States via an ESTA authorization, provided they have no apparent ineligibility or potential ineligibility.

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The previous authority allowing for waiver of interview of certain H-2 (temporary agricultural & non-agricultural workers) applicants has also been extended through the end of 2022.

Applicants renewing any visa within 48 months of expiration are also eligible for interview waiver.

Requirements for Chinese Citizens

As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of đài loan trung quốc passports are required khổng lồ update their biographical và other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.

EVUS enrollment is available here. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information here.


If you have questions regarding the nonimmigrant visa process, scheduling appointments, or other routine services, please click here or liên hệ our hotline 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 tương tác our visa services website via e-mail, Skype, or chat services.

For questions about a specific case, please tương tác us via our Nonimmigrant Visa Inquiry Form.

Please lưu ý that we will not respond to lớn inquiries sent by postal mail or fax.


Non-immigrant visa interviews are conducted at either the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi or the U.S. Consulate General in Ho chi Minh đô thị at the following address:

Hanoi :

Hanoi Consular Section

U.S Embassy in Hanoi

Rose Garden Tower, 170 Ngoc Khanh

Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho chi Minh City:

U.S. Consulate General

4 Le Duan Blvd., District 1

Ho đưa ra Minh City, Vietnam

When you make your appointment you will have the option lớn choose either Hanoi or Ho đưa ra Minh City. We only receive visa applicants with an appointment. If you are applying for a no-fee visa, please see below.