CONSULATE OF THE
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
IN NEW YORK, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Consular Services

Determining to discharge its historic task of elevating tourist, cultural and economic exchanges between Viet Nam and the United States to a higher level, the Consulate faciliatate expedited processing of all consular services, including:

- Entry Visas to Viet Nam (same-day/instant processing services);

- Certificate of Visa Exemption for Vietnamese who hold Foreign Passports or US Permanent Resident Card and their immediate family members;

- Legalization / Authentication of Paper originated from the US for use in Viet Nam;

- Passports for Vietnamese national;

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APPICATION FOR A VIETNAMESE VISA

Applicants of all Nationalities, including American Passport Holders, can apply for a Vietnamese Visa, by mail or in person, at the Consulate of Viet Nam in New York. 

1. The application includes:

- Original passport (with at least 01 month’s validity after the Date of Expiration of the visa and/or 06 months’ validity to meet airlines’ requirements. The Expiration of the visa will be 1/3/6 months after the Date of Entry).

- In case of urgency, a loose-leaf visa can be requested: 01 clear color copy of the passport’s personal detail page is submitted instead of the original passport. The loose-leaf visa then needed to be stapled to the passport.

- Application form (attached below): The form must be duly completed, signed and attached with 01 original photo (2 x 2 inches). For loose-leaf-visa request, an additional photo is stapled (Application form can be downloaded below).

Note:

- For all regular tourism and business visits: upon requested, applications can be processed instantly and the visa can be issued on the same day of receipt.

- For visiting guests, official/immediate family members or staff of UN/International Organizations/Foreign Embassies/Consulates in Viet Nam: the host organization in Viet Nam will send a note to the Consular Department – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, requesting for the visa to be available at the Consulate of Viet Nam in New York.

- For visiting guests of Vietnamese Government agencies, Vietnamese political/social organizations, guests of the President, Government, National Assembly, Minister/Vice-Minister, Provincial Chairman/Deputy-Chairman …:  the host organization in Viet Nam will arrange for the visa to be available at the Consulate of Viet Nam in New York.

- For visiting guests of NGOs, Universities, research/non-profit organizations and all others organizations/persons in Viet Nam: the host organization/person will submit application at the Immigration Department – Ministry of Public Security (and relevant supervising organizations, eg. PACCOM for NGOs) for the visa to be available at the Consulate of Viet Nam in New York.

2. Turn-around time:

- Standard processing: 3 - 5 business days.

- Applicants have options to request for EXPEDITED processing (SAME-DAY of NEXT-DAY) if the travel date is close or the original passports has to be sent to other Consulates for visa application.

3. For the visa to be returned by mail, a prepaid and self-addressed envelope must be enclosed.

4. Fees can be paid in the form of MONEY ORDER / CASHIER’S CHECK / PERSONAL CHECK to “THE CONSULATE OF VIET NAM IN NEW YORK”. Cash is accepted for in-person-applications. Extra fee is requested for expedited processing.

For more information, please contact our Consuls:

- Business hours: From 09:00 to 17:30, all weekdays
- Telephone: 212-644-0594, 212-644-0831; 212-644-2535;
- Fax: 212-644-5732
- Email: info@vietnamconsulate-ny.org
- Address: 866 U.N. Plaza, Suite 428, New York, NY 10017