Mail-In Visa Renewal Program updates!

  • Have a current U.S. visa or one that expired in the last 12 months?  Want to save time and money and avoid coming to the Embassy or Consulate for an interview?  You may be able to take advantage of our visa renewal program.
  • Applicants may now qualify to renew their visas by mail if their prior visa expired no more than 12 months ago, and meet all the other requirements for renewal without interview. For more information, please visit

Per U.S. Presidential Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017, visa issuance to aliens from the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification. If you are a national of one of these countries, please do not schedule a visa appointment or pay any visa fees at this time. If you already have an appointment scheduled, please DO NOT ATTEND your appointment as we will not be able to proceed with your visa interview. Please note that certain travel for official governmental purposes, related to official business at or on behalf of designated international organizations, on behalf of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or by certain officials is not subject to this suspension. Please contact to inform them of your appointment time and date and request cancellation. Please continue to monitor and for further updates.

Update for dual-nationals regarding recent U.S. Executive Order: Dual nationals with a valid passport issued by any country not restricted under the Executive Order may schedule appointments and apply for visas. U.S. embassies and consulates will process visa applications and issue visas to otherwise eligible applicants who apply with a passport from an unrestricted country, even if they hold dual nationality from a restricted country. Those who qualify for visas will be permitted to travel to and apply for admission to the United States.

Interview Location:

If you wish to change your interview location from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, please fill out a new DS-160, selecting Hanoi as the interview location. Be sure to bring the print out to your interview. This will assist us in processing your case quickly. If you do not create a new DS-160 with Hanoi as the interview location, you may encounter significant delays in processing your case.

Important Notice:

  • As of December 1, 2016, all mail-in applications from Ho Chi Minh City will be sent to the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.  All other mail-in applications will be sent to the U.S. Embassy Hanoi Consular Section.
  • As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.
    EVUS enrollment is available at There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at

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.

Visa Waiver/ESTA Denial Applicants:

If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but unable to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at, and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you may have received regarding your ESTA status.

More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at

No Fee Applicants: 

If you are applying for a no-fee visa (A-1, A-2, C-3, G-1 through G-4, Diplomats, Foreign Government Officials, and Immediate Family Members; A-3, G-5: Personal/Domestic Employees of Diplomats; or certain government-sponsored exchange visitor programs (J-1/J-2), you will not be able to use this appointment system. Instead, please click on this link to request your appointment.

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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.