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Vietnam visa for US citizens

Vietnam visa for US citizens


All US citizens need a valid visa to enter Vietnam. In order to getVietnam visa for US citizens, you are required to have a  passport at least 6 months valid since your entry into Vietnam.

From US,  there are 2 ways to get Vietnam visa for US citizens:

Option 1: the easiest and quickest way to get Vietnam visa for US citizens 100% online  at lower cost (or Vietnam Visa on arrival in other names)


Vietnam visa on arrival or pre-arranged Vietnam visa has been online for almost 6 years, and it increasingly becomes the most convenient way to get  Vietnam visa for US citizens  as everything has been made simple from the procedure to payment methods. It seems to be the easiest way to get the Vietnam visa for US citizens  if US  air travelers want to avoid the complicated procedures and bureaucracy. 

Vietnam visa on arrival is a special convenient for US citizens who live far from the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in US or save time and money. By applying Vietnam visa on arrival online, Vietnam visa for US citizens now can be got in couple of minutes with your Internet Connected computers or Wifi Enabled Mobile phones without transporation fee to enter Vietnam Embassy, without postal fee to send out the original passport.

Vietnam visa on arrival requirements for US citizens:

Issuing unit: Vietnam Immigration Department through travel agency as

- Visa type: Vietnam tourist visa Vietnam and Vietnam business visa

Processing time: 2 working days for normal processing and 1 working day for urgent processing (or only 4 working hours for super urgent service – see Super Urgent Service)

- No Passport sendoff required

- Credit card to make a payment online or send money throught bank transfer/Western Union

- 2 Vietnam visa photos (4x6cm)

Vietnam visa cost for US citizens

Many US citizens know Vietnam visa on arrival is the easiest way for getting Vietnam visa for US citizens but they still wander about how much does Vietnam visa cost? The visa fee to Vietnam depends on the visa type ( 1month single/multiple, 3 month single/multiple), your requested processing time (normal, urgent, super urgent) and the number of applicants (1, 2 or 3... in each application). The higher applicants you apply, the cheaper Vietnam visa fee you have.

In order to get Vietnam visa for US citizens, each visa US applicant has to pay 2 kinds of Vietnam visa fees: Visa approval fee and Visa stamping fee.

 1. Visa Approval Fee

You pay this fee online for us to get the visa approval letter (entrance letter) from Vietnam Immigration Department.

2. Visa Stamping fee
Upon arrival at Vietnam airport, you pay this fee directly for the Immigration officer in cash to get the official visa stamped.


TYPE OF VISA SERVICE FEE cost/pax Urgent (1 working day) Super Urgent (4 hours) Super Urgent (2 hours) Super urgent service (1 hour) Non working time (2 hours) Guarantee service (15 minutes)
Service (24 - 48 hours)
1 - 2 3 - 5 6 - 9 10 - 1000
1 month single entry 18 16 14 10 plus 10 plus 30 plus 50 plus 110 plus 180 plus 220
3 months single 30 25 20 15 plus 10 plus 30 plus 50 plus 110 plus 180 plus 220
1 month multiple 25 20 18 15 plus 10 plus 30 plus 50 plus 110 plus 180 plus 220
3 months multiple 65 60 55 50 plus 10 plus 30 plus 50 plus 110 plus 180 plus 220

To help Americans feel reliable and comfortable from their first minutes to Vietnam, Govietnamvisa now offers some efficient extra services including: Airport Speed-up, Car pick-up and visa extension service.Extra Services

How to get Vietnam visa for US citizens?

+ US citizens just sit at your computer/laptop for a few minutes to access, fulfill the secureVietnam visa application online  form and, make payment online (from USD 14.5 to USD 39.5 for the approval fee)

+Wait to get a copy of pre-approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department which is an official permission of getting Vietnam visa on arrival (4 hours for super urgent service , 1 working day for urgent one  or 2 working days for normal one)

+ Print the approval letter out together with a filled entry and exit form and 2 Vietnam visa photos

+ Use the Vietnam Visa approval letter to get on board and get the Vietnam visa for US citizens stamped at arrival airport in Vietnam


Option 2: Get Vietnam visa for US citizens at Vietnam Embassies (Vietnam Embassy in other names)

-  Issuing unit: Vietnam Immigration Department through Vietnam Embassy

Processing time:  5 to 7 working days

Working time: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 p.m. Vietnamese, US public holidays are excepted

- Your original passport required

Embassy of Vietnam in Washington DC., USA
1233, 20th St., NW, Suite 400 Washington DC 20036 USA
Phone: +1-202-861 2293 (Consular)
Fax: +1-202-861 0694 (Consular)
Website URL:

Getting  Vietnam visa for US citizens at Vietnam Embassy costs 80 - 100 USD depending on your requested Vietnam visa types (Vietnam single or multiple entry visa in 1 month or 3 months) and service (normal, urgent)


NOTES for Vietnam visa requirements

  • Before applying Vietnam visa for US citizens, you MUST make sure that your passport has minimum 6 month validity and at least 1 left page to stamp your Vietnam entry visa.
  • Vietnam Visa on arrival option is ONLY applicable for US traveling by AIR to Vietnam.


Should you need any further information about Vietnam visa or Vietnam vacations, feel free to contact us at hotlines +84.903.278.853 (available 24/7). Or email us at, our Customer-Care Consultants will respond within 2 hours during working time and 24 hours outside working time (GMT+7)



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