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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Thanksgiving 28 November 2019Thursday10 days, 18 hours
Day after Thanksgiving 29 November 2019Friday11 days, 18 hours
Christmas Day 25 December 2019Wednesday37 days
New Year's Day 01 January 2020Wednesday44 days
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 20 January 2020Monday63 days
Tet Eve 24 January 2020Friday67 days
Tet Nguyen Dan 25 January 2020Saturday68 days
Tet Holiday 26 January 2020Sunday69 days
Tet Holiday 27 January 2020Monday70 days
Tet Holiday 28 January 2020Tuesday71 days