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Vietnam Tourist Visa San Francisco
4-5 Business Days
Same Day / Next Day Processing
Learn more about the government fees, entry, and validity options for
Vietnam Tourist Visas
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These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying for a Vietnamese Tourist visa in San Francisco
Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must not expire within 6 months and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages. If your passport expires within 6 months, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Please send 1 recent professional passport-type photograph.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Complete, Print, and Sign a Vietnam Visa Application. This application must be completed online.
Please Note: The Vietnamese Governments visa application operates best using Google Chrome, and may not open or operate properly in other browsers such as Firefox, IE, Safaris, Edge
Choose ENGLISH language (top right corner) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam web site.
Click on “fill form”
Place of visa submission and collection should be CONSULATE GENERAL OF VIETNAM IN SAN FRANCISCO USA, toward the bottom off the dropdown menu
Do not worry about uploading a photo it’s optional.
Click on “next” and proceed to answer all of the questions about your trip
For U.S. passport type select “ordinary.”
Enter the sponsor information (tourists can use the hotel information)
On the final page of the online application, select CONSULATE GENERAL OF VIETNAM IN SAN FRANCISCO USA and submit the form.
A PDF will open. Print and sign the PDF send it to Traveldocs along with your supporting documentation.
Normal processing time for a single entry, tourist visa issuance is approximately 4-5 business days. RUSH SERVICE for Same Day/Next Day is available for an additional embassy fee of $30.00.
The Vietnam visa can usually be extended after arrival in Vietnam at the Vietnam Immigration Service, for a further 20 days stay. There is a fee of $25 paid to V.I.S.
Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for a Vietnamese Tourist visa for US Citizens and all required documents to:
Local Phone Number: 415-399-1515
Urgent applications for a Vietnamese Tourist visa should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.
Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.
By connecting on the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, the US State Department will be able to assist you better in the case of an emergency, such as if you lose your passport or it is stolen while you are abroad.
These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are
per person per visa.
Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.