The U.S. Mission in Vietnam will change its consular exchange rate from US$1=25,000VND to US$1=26,000VND effective April 10, 2024. All applicants for nonimmigrant visas and K visas who pay the visa processing fee on or after April 10, 2024, must pay at the new exchange rate of US$1=26,000VND. Applicants who paid the visa processing fee at the exchange rate of US$1=25,000VND on or before April 10, 2024 may still use their receipt before it expires. For any inquiries or assistance related to new exchange rate, please contact the U.S. Visa Service Desk at or call 19006444 (Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:00, except on holidays)

All receipts for payment of Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fees issued before October 1, 2022, expired September 30, 2023. There will be no extensions of fee validity. Applicants must have scheduled an appointment or submitted an interview waiver application before September 30, 2023 to avoid paying a new fee. If you paid the MRV fee on or after October 1, 2022, you must have scheduled the appointment within one year of your MRV payment date. Please note that the interview itself does not need to take place within one year, but an interview appointment needs to be made in the system, even if it is scheduled months into the future. Furthermore, applicants using MRV fees paid before October 1, 2022 to book an appointment are cautioned not to attempt to change their appointment dates on or after October 1, 2023. Doing so will result in forfeiture of both the original appointment slot and the MRV fee receipt. The applicant will be required to pay a new fee and submit a new application package.

Service fee for Pick-up / Drop off of your passport / documents at the courier locations and delivery of your passport / documents are as follows:

  • Pick-up / Dropoff of passport / documents at Bưu cục Thanh Xuân (Hanoi) and Văn phòng 18A Cộng Hòa (Ho Chi Minh city): free of charge to applicant
  • Drop-off of passport / documents at any other courier locations: VND133,000 per passport / document at the time of drop-off.
  • Pick-up of passport / documents at any other courier locations: VND143,000 per passport / document at the time of pick-up.
  • Regular home delivery service:
  • For mailing address in Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City: VND131,000 per passport / document
  • For mailing address in other provinces: VND143,000 per passport / document
  • Expedited delivery service:
  • For mailing address in Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City: VND240,000 per passport / document.
  • For mailing address in other provinces: VND302,000 per passport / document.
  • The fees will be collected in cash when the passport / document is delivered. Exact change required.

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  • Select here to learn more about an important update on waivers of the interview requirement for certain nonimmigrant visa applicants.

    Starting May 12, 2023, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s website here

    All nonimmigrant visa application fee (also known as the MRV fee) payments made on or after October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the date a receipt is issued for payment of the MRV fee. Applicants must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application during this 365-day period. Please note applicants must only schedule their interview or submit their waiver application within the 365-day period. There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period. All receipts for payment of MRV fees issued before October 1, 2022, were extended until September 30, 2023, and remain valid until this date

    • Applicants should use the Vietnamese-language video guide to complete the DS-160. All applicants must fill out a new Form DS-160 for every new application for a U.S. visa. All previously submitted DS-160 forms cannot be used for a new visa interview.
    • Using a barcode number from the DS-160 that is not submitted to schedule an interview appointment will result in appointment cancellation.
    • The barcode number on the DS-160 Confirmation page that visa applicants bring on their interview dates must be exactly the same one used to schedule the appointment. Failure to present the DS-160 Confirmation page with the same barcode number that you used for scheduling your appointment will result in the cancellation of your visa interview appointment.
    • Correction of the DS-160 confirmation number after you have scheduled an appointment is available until two business days before your visa interview. To correct the number, please log in to your profile, and select “Update profile” or contact the call center for assistance. If your DS-160 confirmation number is not corrected before two business days prior to your appointment, your interview will be cancelled, and you will have to reschedule your interview appointment.
    • Please make sure you come to your interview with an Appointment Confirmation Sheet bearing the most up-to-date DS-160 barcode number; and the new/valid DS-160 Confirmation page

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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.