Vietnam Tourist Visa Requirements

These requirements are applicable for Non-US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office

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 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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A Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or valid U.S. visa and I-94 is required.
Travelers who entered the USA after April 26th 2013 should print the electronic I-94 form from the
Department of Homeland Security.

 

Applicants applying for a 3, 6 or 12 month multiple entry visa must provide a copy of their flight itinerary.
A Vietnamese loose leaf visa is a visa issued on a separate sheet of paper not stamped into your actual passport. The benefit of applying for a loose leaf visa vs a traditional stamped visa is Traveldocs will not require you to send your passport as part of the application process only a copy will be required.

The Embassy of Vietnam offers a loose leaf visa, a process that permits you to apply for the visa without submitting your actual passport to the Consulate.

If you select a loose leaf visa all of the above requirements apply with two exceptions.
First, you must supply two passport photographs.
Second, you must submit a photocopy of your passport information page instead of your actual passport.

Once Traveldocs secures your loose leaf Vietnamese visa and returns it to you by FedEx we strongly recommend that you staple it into your passport for safe keeping or store it in a secure place as you will be required to present it to the immigration officials when you arrive in Vietnam.

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 VIETNAM EMBASSY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 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 VIETNAM EMBASSY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and submit the form.
A PDF will open. Print and sign the PDF send it to Traveldocs.com along with your support documentation.


 

Normal processing time for a single/multiple  tourist visa issuance is approximately 2-3 business days. EMERGENCY 24 Hour issue is available.

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.

Emergency single/multiple entry visas  are usually processed in 24 Hours.
 

 

TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your visa.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$89.003 Business Days
Express$159.001-2 Business Days

Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx. The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.

FedEx Return ShippingFedEx Logo
Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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Consular Fees

These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are per person per visa.

Type Entry Price Period of stay Validity Processing Time
Regular Single $75.00 Up to 30 Days 30 Days 3 Business Days
Rush Single $105.00 Up to 30 Days 30 Days 1-2 Business Days
           
Regular Single $105.00 Up to 90 Days 90 Days 3 Business Days
Rush Single $135.00 Up to 90 Days 90 Days 1-2 Business Days
           
Regular     Multiple $130.00 Up to 30 Days 30 Days 3 Business Days
Rush Multiple $160.00 Up to 30 Days 30 Days 1-2 Business Days
           
Regular Multiple $155.00 Up to 90 Days 90 Days 3 Business Days
Rush Multiple $185.00 Up to 90 Days 90 Days 1-2 Business Days
           
Regular Multiple $170.00 Up to 180 Days 180 Days 3 Business Days
Rush Multiple $200.00 Up to 180 Days 180 Days 1-2 Business Days


Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.

 

TDS Order Form

You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.

The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

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Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications 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.

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Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.