On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link.




The Nonimmigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City will not be open to the public from Wednesday, February 14, 2018 through Tuesday, February 20, 2018 for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays.

The Nonimmigrant Visa Unit will reopen to the public on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

 The Nonimmigrant Visa Unit will continue processing visa interviews and visa renewals until February 13, 2018. However, if you apply for a visa on or after February 8, 2018, please expect that your passport will be delivered to you after the Tet holiday.


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.

SR, I5, R5 Program Expires January 19, 2018

SR, I5 and R5 visas may only be issued prior to January 19, 2018.  After this date, no SR, I5 or R5 visas may be issued until this program is reauthorized by the U.S. Congress.  

If you have been scheduled an SR, I5 or R5 interview, please do not try to reschedule your interview after January 19, 2018. Please also prepare all documents listed at: and have them ready for your interview to make sure you can be issued a visa before January 19, 2018.


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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.