Vietnam Work Visa Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Houston 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 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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Pre-approval for visa clearance obtained for an applicant by his/her partner, host, representative, ahead of time at the Immigration Department, Ministry of Public Security (258 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City or 40a Hang Bai, Hanoi). The Embassy of Vietnam issues the visa to the applicant based on that approval.

Please send a copy of the Official Invitation/Pre-approval, or write the approval number on the top of the visa application form.

 

 

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 CONSULATE GENERAL OF VIETNAM IN HOUSTON TEXAS, 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 HOUSTON TEXAS 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 single entry Business visa issuance is approximately 5-7 business days. RUSH SERVICE for 2-3 business days is available for an additional embassy fee of $30.00.

 

TravelDocs Service Fees

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

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$89.005-7 Business Days
Express$159.002-3 Business Days
Regular$89.004-5 Business Days
Emergency$175.00Same Day / Next Day

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 30 Days 3 Months 5-7 Business Days
Express Single $95.00 30 Days 3 Months 2-3 Business Days
Emergency Single $105.00 30 Days 3 Months SameDay/NextDay
           
Regular Single $105.00 Up to 90 Days 3 Months 5-7 Business Days
Express Single $125.00 Up to 90 Days 3 Months 2-3 Business Days
Emergency Single $135.00 Up to 90 Days 3 Months SameDay/NextDay
           
Regular Single $155.00 30 Days 6 Months 5-7 Business Days
Express Single $175.00 30 Days 6 Months 2-3 Business Days
Emergency Single $185.00 30 Days 6 Months SameDay/NextDay
           
Regular Multiple $130.00 30 Days per Visit 1 Month 5-7 Business Days
Express Multiple $150.00 30 Days per Visit 1 Month 2-3 Business Days
Emergency Multiple $160.00 30 Days per Visit 1 Month SameDay/NextDay
           
Regular Multiple $155.00 30 Days per Visit 3 Months 5-7 Business Days
Express Multiple $175.00 30 Days per Visit 3 Months 2-3 Business Days
Emergency Multiple $185.00 30 Days per Visit 3 Months SameDay/NextDay
           
Regular Multiple $170.00 30 Days per Visit 6 Months 5-7 Business Days
Express Multiple $190.00 30 Days per Visit 6 Months 2-3 Business Days
Emergency Multiple $200.00 30 Days per Visit 6 Months SameDay/NextDay
           
Regular Multiple $180.00 180 Days per Visit  1 Year 5-7 Business Days
Express Multiple $200.00 180 Days per Visit  1 Year 2-3 Business Days
Emergency Multiple $210.00 180 Days per Visit  1 Year SameDay/NextDay

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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Ship Your Documents

Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
5353 West Alabama St
Suite 307
Houston, TX 77056

Local Phone Number: 713-975-9200

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.