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Please follow the steps below BEFORE your immigrant visa interview at the U.S. Consulate in Ho bỏ ra Minh City, Vietnam.

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Step 1: Register online

Before your interview, you must register a delivery address for your passport’s return with the consulate’s online service. Registration is free. Click the “Register” button below khổng lồ register. If you have any problems with the online address registration, send an thư điện tử to: support-vietnam

Step 2: Get a medical examination in Vietnam

As soon as you receive your appointment date, you must schedule a medical examination in Vietnam. Click the “Medical Examination Instructions” button below for a menu of designated panel physicians in Vietnam.Please schedule and attend a medical examination with one of these panel physicians before your interview. All applicants who have not completed their medical examination & brought their information sheet from the panel physician will also be turned away.

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Step 3: Complete your pre-interview checklist

It is important that you bring all required original documents to lớn your interview. Click the “Pre-Interview Checklist” button below for a checklist that will tell you what to bring. Please print this Pre-Interview Checklist & bring it to lớn your interview along with the listed documents. This Pre-Interview Checklist includes a COVER SHEET that you need to make sure all the included items are ready for your interview.Applicants who have not uploaded updated documents khổng lồ their CEAC, or who do not bring lớn their interview ORIGINAL/CERTIFIED COPY documents that match with the documents they uploaded khổng lồ CEAC, will be TURNED AWAY và requested lớn reschedule a new interview.

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Step 4: review interview guidelines

Read our Fingerprinting Instructions & other interview guidelines to lớn learn about any special actions that you need to take before your visa interview.

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Medical Examination Instructions

All immigrant visa applicants, regardless of age, require a medical examination prior to the issuance of a visa. Only a physician accredited by the U.S. Consulate can perform this exam. It is your responsibility to lớn schedule a medical exam with one of the doctors listed below before your visa interview appointment at the U.S. Consulate. Medical examination results from other physicians will not be accepted.

Approved Physicians

Cho Ray Hospital (CRH) Visa Medical Department201B Nguyen chi Thanh Street Ward 12, District 5Ho chi Minh City

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị 1B Pham Ngoc Thach StreetDistrict 1, Ho bỏ ra Minh City

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – HanoiLevel 23, Building 72 Keangnam Hanoi Tower, Pham Hung Street, Me Tri Ward, phái nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi

Items to lớn bring lớn your medical examination

The panel physician will need the following items to complete the medical exam forms:

Your visa interview letter,Original passport for each eligible travelling applicant
Fee for your medical examination, and
A copy of your vaccinations records, if available.DS-260 confirmation page.

Any medical examination fees, including x-ray và blood chạy thử fees, must be paid directly to the panel physician.Please refer to our fees page at: our fees pagefor costs associated with your medical examination.


During the medical exam

The medical examination will include a medical history review, a physical examination, a chest X-ray, và blood và urine tests (for applicants 15 years of age or older). The United States also requires tuberculosis (TB) testing for all applicants two years of age and older. Please be prepared to discuss your medical history, medications you are taking, & current treatments you are undergoing. More information on general medical requirements for U.S. Immigrants is available on the CDC website.

U.S. Immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations prior to the issuance of a visa. Current immigrant visa vaccination requirements . You can also read Frequently Asked Questions about our medical examination requirements at Travel.State.Gov. If the physician determines that you need additional vaccinations, you may go to one of these immunization providers:

Ho chi Minh thành phố Center for Disease Control957 ba Thang nhì Street, Ward 7, District 11,Ho chi Minh City

Hong Ngoc Hospital – Hanoi55 Yen Ninh Street, bố Dinh District
Hanoi
Tel: (84-24) 3927 5559 or 7305 8880


After the medical exam

When your examination is completed, the doctor will provide you with exam results in a sealed envelope or send them directly to lớn the U.S. Consulate. IF GIVEN AN ENVELOPE khổng lồ CARRY khổng lồ YOUR INTERVIEW,DO NOT mở cửa THIS ENVELOPE. Instead, bring it lớn your visa interview. Any x-rays taken will be given khổng lồ you. YouDO NOTneed lớn bring the x-rays to lớn your visa interview. However, youmustcarry the x-rays with you when you travel to the United States for the first time. The medical report must be less than six months old when you enter the United States as an immigrant.

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Pre-Interview Checklist

All documents not in English or Vietnamese must be accompanied by a certified English translation that includes a statement by the translator that the “Translation is accurate” và the “Translator is competent to translate.” In some cases, you may also be requested khổng lồ submit translations for Vietnamese documents.

Please use the menu below to lớn determine the items that every applicant must bring to the immigrant visa interview:

Appointment Letter và DS-260 Confirmation Page: Upon your arrival to the Consulate, please present the Appointment Letter and the confirmation page of the Electronic Immigrant Visa Application DS-260 to the guard for entrance and to the Consulate’s staff lớn get your queuing ticket. Please staple the DS-260 Confirmation Page of the principal applicant under the Appointment Letter.Identification (ID) thẻ and Household Registration Book (if any): Copy and original.Passport(s): Copy và original. The passport(s) should be valid for at least 60 days beyond the validity of the visa. One (1) copy of the passport biodata page for each applicant, including children listed in their parents’ passport.Birth Certificates:Copy & original birth certificates of the petitioner, each person listed on the application, và all children of the principal applicant (even if he or she is not accompanying). In case you bởi vì not have the petitioner’s birth certificate, the officer will reviews the case and provide guidance at the interview. If you or any children were adopted, you must submit an official adoption decree.Medical examination results: Please submit medical examination results or the Information Sheet provided by the panel physician as proof of medical examination completion. If the physician gives you these results in a sealed envelope, PLEASE do NOT open THIS ENVELOPE. Instead, bring it to your visa interview.

If you are older than 16 years of age: Original Vietnam’s Justice
Record kiểm tra #2 and original police certificate from any foreign country in which youresided as instructed here: https://bit.ly/civildoc (see Police Certificates). Information on obtaining these documents is available at: https://nvc.state.gov/find.

If you are married: Your original marriage certificate & a photocopy.

If you were previously married: Your original divorce or spouse’s death certificate & a photocopy.

If you have ever been convicted of a crime: Court và criminal records & a photocopy.

If you have served in any country’s military: Military records & a photocopy.


Applicants who fall into any category listed in italics below should bring these additional documents:

For family-based visa applications:

Evidence of your relationship with the petitioner và your derivative family members (if any) (such as photographs, letters, or emails).If you are the petitioner"s stepchild:The originalmarriage certificate of the petitioner và your biological parent anda photocopy along with divorce records for any previous marriages of either parent.

For employment-based visa applications:

Letter from your U.S. Employer dated less than one month ago.

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Interview Guidelines

Rescheduling or cancelling your interview

If you are unable lớn attend your appointment, you may reschedule a new interview appointment at Reschedule My Immigrant Visa Appointment. There may be a significant wait before the next available appointment, so please attempt khổng lồ attend the date already assigned. For some family-based & employment preference visa categories, a visa became available within the month you have been scheduled by NVC. DV applicants should be aware that visas are numerically limited and must be issued by September 30 of the program year. There is no guarantee that a visa will still be available on the date of your rescheduled interview. Please carefully consult the Visa Bulletin before you decide to reschedule your interview.

Security screening & Fingerprinting procedures

All visitors to lớn the U.S. Consulate in Ho bỏ ra Minh city must follow certain security procedures. Any visitor who declines to lớn be screened by U.S. Consulate security personnel will be unable to enter the consulate. You may not bring battery-operated or electronic devices, large bags or luggage, or food and liquid into the consulate. To lớn avoid delaying your entry and that of those in line behind you, please bring only what is required for your interview. Please click here for more information regarding which items you are prohibited from bringing into the consulate.You will also need to have your fingerprints taken before the interview. Please read the
Fingerprinting Instructions
.

Accompanying persons

The following persons may accompany a visa applicant khổng lồ their interview:

Applicants may bring ONE interpreter if they vị not speak English or Vietnamese well enough khổng lồ participate inan interview.Applicants may bring ONE person lớn help if they are elderly, disabled, or a minor child.

Immigrant visa processing fees

If you have not paid all required fees lớn either the National Visa Center or via the appointment website, please be prepared khổng lồ pay these fees on the day of your interview.

All fees may be paid in either U.S. Dollars or the Vietnam Dong equivalent. We accept cash & credit cards only. Please note that if you are found ineligible khổng lồ receive a visa, the application fee cannot be refunded. A complete list of fees can be found here.

Do not make travel plans outside of Vietnam

If your visa is approved, we will keep your passport at the consulate while we prepare your immigration packet và print a visa for your passport. We will return your passport to you later via courier services only. If you have to travel within Vietnam while your passport is still with us, please make sure you have a valid picture ID other than your passport.

A consular officer can make a decision on a visa application only after reviewing the formal application và interviewing the applicant. There is no guarantee that you will receive a visa. Do not sell your house, car, or property, resign from your job or make non-refundable flight or other travel arrangements until you have received your immigrant visa.

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After the Interview

If case is refused

Sometimes a consular officer refuses a visa application to review additional documents or for administrative processing. When additional documents are requested, the consular officer will give you a refusal letter that asks you lớn submit additional documents. The letter will include instructions on how to lớn submit those documents khổng lồ the consulate. When your visa application is refused for administrative processing, the administrative processing takes additional time after the interview. The length of this administrative processing varies based on the circumstances of each case. Before inquiring about the status of administrative processing, please wait at least 60 days after your interview.

What happens after visa approval?

Passport, Visa, and Sealed Immigrant Packet – We will place your immigrant visa on a page in your passport. Please đánh giá your visa lớn make sure there are no spelling errors. We will also give you a sealed envelope containing documents that you must give khổng lồ U.S. Immigration authorities when you arrive in the United States for the first time. Do not mở cửa this envelope. You must carry it with you; bởi vì not put it in your checked luggage. Please carry all vaccination records with you to the United States.

USCIS Immigrant Fee – All individuals who are issued immigrant visas overseas must pay an Immigrant Fee khổng lồ U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) prior to traveling lớn the United States by following the instructions at: https://my.uscis.gov/uscis-immigrant-fee. This fee is for processing your residency status và printing your Permanent Resident Card. The only people exempt from paying this fee are: children entering the United States under the Hague Process, returning residents, & people traveling on a K visa.

When You Should Travel–You must enter the United States before the expiration date on your visa, which is usually six (6) months from the date of printing. Your visa cannot be extended, & all fees are nonrefundable. The principal applicant must enter before or at the same time as other family members with visas. Unless they are eligible for benefits under the Child Status Protection Act, children who are issued a visa before turning 21 years of age must enter the United States before their 21st birthday to avoid losing their immigrant status.

Getting a Green thẻ –Your form I-551 Permanent Resident Card, also known as a green card, will be automatically mailed khổng lồ the address in the United States that you write in your visa application form. This is a very important document that proves you have permission lớn reside in the United States. If you plan lớn travel outside the U.S. before your green thẻ arrives: Please consult USCIS’s và CBP’s websites for rules about what documents you need to lớn re-enter the country. We also recommend you kiểm tra with the airline lớn ensure you are in compliance with their rules. Once your thẻ is issued, you should not stay outside of the United States for more than one year. If you do, you will thua your status as a Lawful Permanent Resident.

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Children’s Issues – In the United States, children are required lớn have certain vaccinations before they can enroll in school. We recommend that you bring your child’s complete vaccination records with you khổng lồ the United States. If your child is adopted, you have full custody as a result of a divorce, or you share custody with another parent, you should bring a copy of all applicable adoption or custodial papers from the authoritative court in your trang chủ country. You will need these papers (translated into English) for issues such as school enrollment, medical care, và eventual citizenship.

Information for New Immigrants –Please visit the USCIS web page for helpful information on moving khổng lồ the United States. You can read their publication online at www.uscis.gov/newimmigrants.

The State Department advises U.S. Citizens overseas to lớn exercise increased caution because of increased tensions around the world and the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against U.S. Citizens và interests.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

* New Exchange Rate: The U.S. Mission in Vietnam will change its consular exchange rate from US$1=24,000pn.edu.vnD khổng lồ US$1=25,000pn.edu.vnD effective September 5, 2023. All visa applicants who pay the visa processing fee on or after September 5, 2023, must pay at the new exchange rate of US$1=25,000pn.edu.vnD. For any inquiries or assistance related to lớn new exchange rate, please tương tác the U.S. Visa Service Desk at support-vietnam
ustraveldocs.com or tương tác the gọi center in Vietnam at 19006444 (Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 16:00, except on holidays).

* Nonimmigrant Visa Fee Increase: The U.S. Department of State has increased certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application processing fees. These fee increases are effective as of June 17, 2023. Read more.

* Vietnamese blue-covered passports must be endorsed with place of birth: All visa applicants with the new blue-covered passports must have the passport endorsed with place of birth before their interview. Applicants who vày not have an endorsement in their blue cover passports will not be permitted khổng lồ interview và will need lớn reschedule their appointments. Read more.

* Update on COVID-19 Vaccination for Nonimmigrant Travel: Starting May 12, 2023, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need lớn show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine lớn board a flight khổng lồ the United States. Read more.


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Overview

Welcome lớn the Nonimmigrant Visa Units of the U.S. Embassy & Consulate General in Vietnam. Lớn start your application for a nonimmigrant visa, please click on the How to Apply for a Nonimmigrant Visa button below. This button will take you to the USTravel
Docs website where you can find detailed instructions about the nonimmigrant visa application process.


How to Apply for a Nonimmigrant Visa

If this is your first time applying for a nonimmigrant visa, you will need to have an interview at either the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, or at the U.S. Consulate General in Ho bỏ ra Minh City. Please see below for additional information on nonimmigrant visas.

Please see the Department of State’s website for the latest information on fees.


DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL và NO-FEE VISAS

Detailed instructions for diplomats & government officials and dependents (A, G và C-3 visas), employees of international organizations, NATO & dependents (G visas), & participants in government sponsored exchange programs and dependents (J visas with program numbers starting with G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-7 on form DS-2019).

Please click here.


Attention All Applicants

The barcode on your DS-160 must match the barcode on your appointment confirmation page. If you come khổng lồ your interview with an incorrect DS-160 barcode (for example, from a previous interview) you will not be allowed to enter, & will need to lớn make a new appointment using the correct DS-160 barcode.

Waivers of the Interview Requirement for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas

The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has authorized consular officers through the over of 2023 to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary employment nonimmigrant visa applicants who have a petition approved by the U.S. Citizenship và Immigration Services. This new authorization applies to lớn temporary workers applying for H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, và Q visas who meet certain conditions, including that they are applying for a visa in their country of nationality or residence. Under this authority, consular officers have discretion to waive the visa interview requirement for individual petition-based H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, & Q applicants who were previously issued any type of visa, và who have never been refused a visa unless such refusal was overcome or waived, and who have no apparent ineligibility or potential ineligibility; or first-time individual petition-based H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, and Q who are citizens or nationals of a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), provided they have no apparent ineligibility or potential ineligibility và have previously traveled khổng lồ the United States using an authorization obtained via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) .

In addition, the Secretary extended previously approved policies khổng lồ waive the visa interview for certain students, professors, research scholars, short-term scholars, or specialists (F, M, và academic J visa applicants) through the kết thúc of 2023. One change to lớn the previous policy is that applicants eligible for the waiver authority because they are citizens or nationals of a VWP participating country must have previously traveled to lớn the United States using an authorization obtained via ESTA to lớn qualify. Applicants must apply for a visa in their country of nationality or residence. Like the policy for certain individual petition-based visa applicants, consular officers have discretion to lớn waive the interview for F, M, và academic J visa applicants who were previously issued any type of visa, and who have never been refused a visa unless such refusal was overcome or waived, & who have no apparent ineligibility or potential ineligibility; or first-time F, M, và academic J visa applicants who are citizens or nationals of a country that participates in VWP & who have previously traveled khổng lồ the United States via an ESTA authorization, provided they have no apparent ineligibility or potential ineligibility.

The previous authority allowing for waiver of interview of certain H-2 (temporary agricultural & non-agricultural workers) applicants has also been extended through the end of 2023.

Applicants renewing any visa within 48 months of expiration are also eligible for interview waiver.

Requirements for Chinese Citizens

As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of đài loan trung quốc passports are required lớn update their biographical và other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling lớn the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.

EVUS enrollment is available here. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information here.


How vị I study abroad in the United States?

The Student và Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration và Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), launched a revamped Guide to Studying in the States. This updated educational tool allows users lớn create a customized guide with information on the international student life cycle specific lớn their visa type (F-1 or M-1) & education level. Each guide contains information about preparing khổng lồ enter the United States, traveling, studying, student benefits, change of status and departing the United States. Users can skip directly to a specific section in each guide or print a custom guide based on their selections.

If you are interested in studying in the United States, please tương tác one of our Education
USA Advising Centers. 
Education
USA is funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Locations:

Education
USA will not be able to answer any question regarding U.S. Visas. For detailed information about applying for your student visa, please click here.


How long until I get my visa?

The average processing time is two business days. If approved for a visa, applicants usually receive their visas within 1-3 business days if located in metropolitan areas & 3-5 business days if located in provinces.

Some visa applications require additional, necessary administrative processing after your interview with a Consular Officer. You will be advised of this requirement when you apply. When additional, necessary administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case. We remind you lớn apply for your visa well in advance of your anticipated travel date.

Important Notice: Before making inquiries about status of additional, necessary administrative processing, you or your representative will need to lớn wait at least 180 days from the date of interview or submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later.


Interview Location

Non-immigrant visa interviews are conducted at either the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi or the U.S. Consulate General in Ho chi Minh city at the following address:

Hanoi:Consular Section
U.S. Embassy
Rose Garden Tower, 170 Ngoc Khanh
Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho đưa ra Minh City:U.S. Consulate General4 Le Duan Blvd., District 1Ho bỏ ra Minh City, Vietnam

When you make your appointment you will have the option to lớn choose either Hanoi or Ho chi Minh City. We only receive visa applicants with an appointment. If you are applying for a no-fee visa, please see here.


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Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the nonimmigrant visa process, scheduling appointments, or other routine services, please click here or contact our hotline Center at 19006444 (Vietnamese and English available) in Vietnam or +1-703-665-7350 internationally. Agents are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. Until 4 p.m. You may also liên hệ our visa services website via e-mail, Skype, or chat services.

For questions about a specific case, please liên hệ us via our Nonimmigrant Visa Inquiry Form.


Important notices

Please keep in mind that your electronic and/or bio-metric signature during the visa application process on any visa application size is your guarantee that all information you provide is true and correct. You are personally và legally responsible, even if a travel agent or someone else prepares your documents for you. Any fraudulent documents or misleading statements may result in your permanent ineligibility for any future visa.

You are not allowed khổng lồ bring electronic devices, including di động telephones, into the Embassy or Consulate General. We regret any inconvenience this may cause & appreciate your cooperation.

As is standard practice around the world, we bởi vì not permit third parties khổng lồ attend Non-immigrant visa interviews. This rule also applies lớn third parties who are U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents. If a third buổi tiệc nhỏ has an interest in your case, please have them write a letter stating their interest and bring it lớn your interview. Minors under age of 17 MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian lớn the interview. Additionally, in cases where the applicant is disabled, the parent/guardian of the applicant may attend the interview. Your interview can be conducted in Vietnamese or in English, as you prefer. If you speak neither Vietnamese nor English, you may bring an interpreter.

No assurance regarding the issuance of visas can be given in advance. Please do not make any binding travel plans until you have received your visa.

Medical treatment và hospital care in the United States can be expensive, foreign medical insurance is generally not accepted inside the United States và visitors and temporary residents are required to lớn pay their own medical costs. If your insurance policy does not cover you outside of your trang chủ country, it is a good idea to lớn consider purchasing a short-term policy that does. There are health insurance policies designed specifically to cover travel. Many travel agents & private companies offer insurance plans that will cover health care expenses incurred in the United States. If you have a recurring medical condition, or anticipate the need for medical care during your stay in the United States, please plan accordingly by obtaining the appropriate coverage prior lớn your departure.

Legal Rights và Protections for Certain Employment or Education-based Nonimmigrants – Notice: Informational Pamphlet is Now Available!

The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Re-authorization Act (WWTVPRA) of 2008 was signed into law on December 23, 2008, by the President. The Act makes several changes khổng lồ Non-immigrant visa classification criteria, visa processing requirements, and the grounds for inadmissibility under INA section 212(a)(2)(H).

The changes under this provision of this law, relate lớn the legal rights of certain employment or education-based Non-immigrants under Federal immigration, labor, & employment laws. Additionally, this law outlines the information to be provided lớn certain Non-immigrants about their rights, protections và available resources. When working or studying in the United States temporarily, we want to lớn ensure each Non-immigrant visa recipient is aware of his/her rights, as well as protections and resources available. Lớn learn more, đánh giá the Non-immigrant Rights, Protections và Resources pamphlet. Information on this topic is also available to Non-immigrant visa applicants in the employment và education-based visa webpages on this site.

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