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What are the working days of the Vietnam Embassy?

3 months

The Vietnam Embassy/Consulate operates Monday through Friday. It is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and, public holidays or any special days specified by the Embassy from time to time.

The Vietnam Embassy is in Washington, with Ha Kim Ngoc serving as the Ambassador. The Embassy of Vietnam offers many services to the Vietnam Citizen as well as for other citizens in the United States, such as Vietnam passport renewal, emergency passport Issuing, attestation certificates, Vietnam visa requirements for Diplomatic and official passport holders, etc.

1233 20th Street N.W, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: 202-861-0737, 202-999-6589

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To allow for more ease of use and access, the Embassy/Consulate has established multiple Consulates across the country to offer its services seamlessly.

What are the primary activities performed by the Embassy/Consulate of Vietnam located in Washington, USA? 

The Embassy/Consulate assists travellers from the United States to Vietnam, and vice versa. It also plays a main role in the educational exchange program, science, and technical development, arts, and culture sponsored by the Vietnam government. 

What are the other services offered by the Vietnam Consulate/ Embassy in Washington?

Community Services: Embassy dealing with aiding the distressed the Vietnamese woman, community welfare societies providing help to the Vietnamese diaspora, registration of new organization with the Vietnam Embassy, transportation of mortal remains to Vietnam with due respect, sending and receiving legal documents/summons through Embassy

Commerce: Business news services, appointing Commercial representative, aiding the establishment of new businesses in the USA, maintaining regulation of both export and import in coordination with USA authorities, promotion of Vietnam exporters and manufacturers in the USA, promoting Investing in Vietnam, publishing list of exhibition and trade fair in Vietnam 

Education: Publishing Vietnam centric activities in university and schools, providing no objection certificate to students for study in Vietnam, registration of Vietnamese student aboard, study in Vietnam promotion activities, doing a student exchange program, giving science and technology-related opportunities, academic research collaborations        

What type of passport services are provided by the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate? 

The primary purposes of travel to the United States by Vietnamese nationals are tourism, higher education, employment, and other activities (such as parents visiting children, business events, etc.). In the United States, any foreign resident needs to possess a valid travel document, or the traveller will be deported to their home country. If the travel documents, such as a passport, got expired or were lost, the Embassy would work to provide new records to the traveller and issue an emergency Vietnam passport based on the travel need of the applicant.

How many Vietnam Consulates/Embassy is in the United States to serve travelers? 

The Vietnam Embassy in Washington (address listed above) along with three Consulates/Embassy spread across the country to aid travellers to and from Vietnam. 

Address of Vietnam Consulate in New York

Consulate General of Vietnam – New York  

866 U.N. Plaza, Suite 428,

New York, NY 10017

Address of Vietnam Consulate in Houston

Consulate General of Vietnam – Houston 

5251 Westheimer Rd #1100

Houston, Texas 77056

Address of Vietnam Consulate in San Francisco

Consulate General of Vietnam – San Francisco 

1700 California Street, Suite 580,

San Francisco, CA 94109

Does a Consulate operate out of Washington Consulate/Embassy? 

There is no separate Consular address in Washington. Both Embassy and Consular service office located in the same address

Can a traveler submit travel documents to the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in Washington?

Yes. The applicant can visit Vietnam visa application centre for submission of documents, and they must be submitted by visiting the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in Washington, In the case of a Vietnam e visa, a visit is not mandatory to the Embassy, Consulate, or Vietnam authorised visa agent.

Can a traveler collect travel documents from the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in Washington?

Yes, you must visit the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in Washington to collect the documents. For Vietnam electronic visa, you don’t require to visit. 

What are the hours of operation of the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in Washington?

Vietnam Embassy working hours are 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Consular Service Hours are 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

On which holidays is the Embassy/Consulate closed?

The list of holidays the Vietnam Embassy in Washington observes can be found at the link below.

Are there any jurisdictional restrictions regarding services from the Vietnam Embassy in Washington?

No, people residing in any location are eligible for services like the issue of passports and visa services.

Is there an emergency phone number to reach the Washington Consulate/Embassy?

For any Consular emergency services, please contact number 202-716-8666. The number is available during weekends and other Embassy holidays. People who are in serious need only contact the above number. And this service is only for Vietnamese Citizens. 

Does Vietnam provide any E-visa?

Yes, there is One type of E-visa offered by Vietnam as following

  1. USA to Vietnam E-Visa Single Entry Visit

What is Vietnam Passport Visa-Free Score?

For each visa-free country, the Vietnam passport accumulates points that are deciding the visit without even a visa or to acquire a visa upon arrival.

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