Vietnam Visa – How to apply for a Vietnamese visa

Are you thinking about traveling to Vietnam? A Vietnam visa for business and tourism purposes will be needed before you can take your trip to Vietnam. Vietnam offers single entry visas that are valid for 30 and 90 days, as well as multiple entry visas that are valid for 30 and 90 days. Also, you will need to provide a passport that is in good condition and valid for at least 6 months after you depart Vietnam. Your passport should have at least (2) blank visa pages in your passport to allow for any stamps that need to be put into your passport book. Also, if you will be connecting flight, you may need to obtain a transit visa in certain countries that your flight will be connecting. Inquire with your airline provider.

Vietnam Visa Requirements

To obtain a Vietnam visa for tourism purposes, you will need to provide the necessary documentation required by Vietnamese Immigration. These documents include a Vietnamese visa application form, an original, signed United States passport and at least (1) approved passport photograph.

To obtain a Vietnam visa for business purposes, your documents should include an original, signed United States passport, at least (1) approved passport photograph and a business letter. The letter should include a description of the applicant, a description of the business actions that will take place, and declare the type of visa along with desired validity length. Lastly, the business letter should be written on the company’s letterhead you are employed with.

Vietnam Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of Vietnam
1233, 20th St., NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
United States
Consulate General of Vietnam


1700 California St.
Suite 430
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
Consulate General of Vietnam


866 UN Plaza
Suite 428
New York, NY 10017
United States

Additional Vietnam Information

Capital Hanoi
Currency Dong (VND)
Language Vietnamese
Electricity Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type A / C / G
Country Code +84
Time Zone Indochina Time (UTC+7)