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Vietnam Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizens

E-Visa Requirements
  • Vietnam E-Visa:

    • A color copy of the data page of your passport (pp 2-3). Please make sure that your passport has at least six months validity beyond the travel date. If you need help securing, renewing, or updating your passport, please contact GenVisa at 800-845-8968 for requirements and fees.
    • Copy of confirmed onward or return airline ticket.
    • Proof of hotel accommodation or an invitation from the host in Vietnam.
    • Application Form.

    Please mail all the required documents to GenVisa by mail to the address below.

Tourist Visa Requirements

    • Submit your signed passport having one (1) completely blank “visa” page and 6 months validity beyond the travel dates. If you need help securing, renewing or updating your passport, please contact GenVisa at 800-845-8968 for requirements and fees.
    • Visa Application Form, Please be advised, Vietnam Embassy website is not compatible with Macintosh/Apple Products.
    • 1 Recent Professional Passport-type photograph.

Business Visa Requirements

    • Submit your signed passport having one (1) completely blank “visa” page and 6 months validitybeyond the travel dates. If you need help securing, renewing or updating your passport, please contact GenVisa at 800-845-8968 for requirements and fees.
    • Application Form, completed online, printed and signed.
    • 1 Recent Professional Passport-type photograph.
    • Copy of return or onward tickets or travel agency/airline itinerary in traveler’s name.
    • Contact form –  Click HERE to print.
    • A business letter of responsibility (sample) is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to: Embassy of Vietnam, Visa Section, Washington D.C.

    The letter must explain all of the following:

    • The purpose of travel
    • Business reference to be visited in Vietnam
    • Guarantee financial support for the applicant while in Vietnam
    • Return transportation to the U.S.A

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Processing Instructions
Please forward the completed requirements detailed above to:
Generations Visa Service
2233 Wisconsin Ave NW
Suite 405
Washington, DC 20007

GenVisa Fees:
$99.00 per visa (21 days or more);

  • Add $45.00 per person for expedited service within 21 days
  • Add $75.00 per  person for expedited service within 10 days.

Please contact us for processing fees and instructions within 7 days.


Embassy Fees:

  • $125.00 – Single Entry Valid for 30 days.
  • $180.00 – Multiple Entries Valid for 30 days.
  • $255.00 – Multi Entry Valid for 1 year.

Optional insurance:
$12.00 per passport:
  • in the unlikely event that your passport is lost or damaged in transit. This will cover your full out of pocket visa(s) and passport replacement costs up to $2,000.
Return Postage

Continental USA Only:

  • $55.00 FedEx Letter (Next Business Day – up to three passports)
  • $48.00 FedEx 2nd Business Day
  • $85.00 FedEx Letter (Saturday Delivery)

Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands: 

Add $55.00 to the shipping fee chosen above

For international shipping costs, please contact GenVisa.

Notes About Our Vietnam Visa & Passport Services

Passport must have at least six months remaining validity and contain at least one blank visa page for visa to be issued. GenVisa can assist with obtaining U.S. Passports, whether new issue or renewal.

Special requirements exist for U.S. Official and Diplomatic passport holders.

Send ALL the requirements above (and a check payable to Generations Visa) via traceable form of mail to the Generations Visa office immediately. GenVisa will hand-carry your application to the Embassy if applicable. Please allow at least 14 business days of processing time.


GenVisa acts only as an agent. It is the traveler’s responsibility to fully and accurately complete the application. GenVisa cannot be held responsible for any delays or loss of passports when not in the actual possession of GenVisa.

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