A U.S. Presidential Proclamation issued on September 24, 2017 affects visa applicants who are nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia. More information is available at this link:


The Ho Chi Minh City Consular Section will provide limited visa services for several weeks prior to APEC Leaders’ Week in Da Nang.  B1/B2 and K1 visa appointments will be offered only for emergency cases between October 23 and November 15.  Please see our web site for instructions regarding expedited B1/B2 and K1 appointments.  Appointments for other visa categories, nonimmigrant visa renewals by mail, and American Citizen Services will be offered as usual.


In September, there will be a retrogression of cut-off dates in the family preference visa categories for Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens (F-1) and Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens (F-4).  Accordingly, in September, all F-1 petitions filed on or after May 1, 2010 and all F-4 petitions filed on or after January 1, 2002 will be considered non-current; a visa cannot be issued for these cases until the priority date becomes current again.

If you have been scheduled an interview in August, please DO NOT try to reschedule your interview to a later month unless you are sure that the petition filed on your behalf will still be current that month.  Please note that it is not possible to predict when an immigrant visa number will become available again, and there is no provision within the law that would allow the Department of State to waive the numerical limitation and process a case before a priority date is reached.  You may keep abreast of changes in immigrant visa number availability by visiting our website at:

In addition, applicants with an immigrant visa interview appointment in August should prepare all documents listed at: and have them ready for their interview to make sure they can be issued a visa in August.


Attention All Applicants:

Before you schedule an appointment, you must update your profile with your current DS-160 barcode number.  Then, when you schedule your appointment, you must use the same exact barcode number from your current DS-160.  If you come to your interview with any other barcode, you will be turned away and will need to make a new appointment using your current DS-160 barcode. Please bring the printouts of your DS-160 Confirmation and Appointment Confirmation to your interview.


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Vietnam. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Vietnam.