Visas for Children

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Questions and Answers

Q: Do children need a visa?

A: All Vietnamese travelers, including children, need a visa to travel to the United States. This includes children who are included on their parent’s passport. 

Q: Do my children need to have their own passports?

A: A child applying for a U.S. visa in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City must have a separate passport.  If your child is included in your passport, he/she will not be interviewed until he/she has a separate passport.”

Q: Do children pay the same application fee as adults?

A: Yes, they do.

Q: Do children need to schedule an interview appointment?

A: Every applicant requires an appointment.

Q: When does a parent need to come in when a child is applying?

A: Applicants under 17 years old must be accompanied to their interviews by a parent or legal guardian.  Accompanying parents must present the child’s birth certificate and the parent’s identification card or passport. Accompanying legal guardians must present a government-issued legal guardianship document and the guardian’s identification card or passport.