How to apply for a Vietnam visa in San Francisco


Embassy of Vietnam in San Francisco - United States

Address: 1700 California St, Suite 580 San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: +1 415 9221 707 or +1 415 9221 577
Fax: +1 415 9221 848 or +1 415 9221 757
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM
Vietnam Embassy in San Francisco

How to apply

Travellers from San Francisco, United States can apply for a visa for Vietnam in person at the embassy of Vietnam in San Francisco or apply for a pre-approved visa letter online to pick up the visa on arrival.

Apply at the embassy

To apply for a visa at the embassy/consulate of Vietnam in San Francisco, United States, the following documents are REQUIRED:

  • Valid passport for at least 06 months prior to your planned entry date (Travel documents or temporary passports may not be accepted)
  • Application form (Click here to download)
  • 02 recently taken passport sized photos (4*6cm)
  • Visa application fees

Apply for visa on arrival

Visa on arrival is an easy and convenient way to obtain a visa for Vietnam for American applicants or foreign travellers residing in San Francisco who plan to arrive in Vietnam by air from San Francisco, United States. The process involves 4 simple steps:

  1. Submit an online form for the approval letter.
  2. Receive the approval letter by Email in 2 working days.
  3. Prepare photos, entry/exit form, stamping fee and the approval letter
  4. Arrive at Vietnam airport, present all documents above to get the visa stamped on passport.

Upcoming Holiday Schedules of Embassy of Vietnam in San Francisco

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Hung Kings Temple Festival 02 April 2020Thursday42 days
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International Labor Day 01 May 2020Friday71 days
Mother's Day 10 May 2020Sunday80 days
Memorial Day 25 May 2020Monday95 days
Father's Day 21 June 2020Sunday122 days
Independence Day Holiday 03 July 2020Friday134 days
Independence Day 04 July 2020Saturday135 days
National Day 02 September 2020Wednesday195 days