Two convenient ways to get your Vietnam visa from San Francisco, CA it may be through Vietnamese general consulate or apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival (pre-arranged visa). Both will work very well for you, however, if you do not want to visit an embassy, send off your passport or just wish to avoid the procedural delays, visa on arrival will be a good choice.
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1. Visit Vietnamese consulate in SF
Consulate General of Vietnam
1700 California Street, Suite 430
San Francisco, CA94109
Phone: (415)922-1707 ext 7104 OR 7105
Hot line or after office hours (415)272-3939
Fax: (415)922-1848 or (415)922-1757
Visa reception windows open from 8.30 AM to 12.00 PM. Phone calls are picked up and mails are received from 9.00 AM to 12.30 PM and from 2.30 PM to 5.00 PM (Pacific Time), Monday through Friday. Please note that the Consulate General is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and certain U.S. and Vietnamese holidays.
1. The original PASSPORT.
2. one completed Visa application form
3. one 2″x2″ passport-size photograph stapled or glued firmly to the application form.
Consular Fess (sic): (Single Entry)
$ 25.00 PER VISA - Consular Fee
$ 40.00 PER VISA - Approval Fee
$ 65.00 PER VISA - Total Embassy Fee
Rush Embassy Fees:
$ 20.00 PER VISA - (Additional) Issued in 2-3 business days
$150.00 PER VISA - Valid for one to three months
$200.00 PER VISA - Valid for six months
If you have a business trip planned for SF and need visas, the consulate is very convenient. It’s just up at the top of the hill on California, at the intersection of California and VanNess. That’s super easy to get to from a meeting downtown. If you have a rental car they even have parking in the basement, $3 for the 20 minutes it takes to drop off.
2. Getting a visa on arrival
You can also apply for a visa on arrival, just fill in the online application form and wait a few days to get your approval letter that allow you to board the plane and get stamp at Vietnam airport. This type of visa will save you both time and money.
Which way you choose to get your visa to Vietnam, please remember:
1. Your passport must be valid for at least 1 month if you apply for a single entry 1 month visa.
2. Apply for a visa at least 1 or 2 weeks in advance to avoid unwanted troubles or rush processing fee.
3. Take into accounts the official holidays in Vietnam when the Consulate and Immigration Department’s office will be closed.
Have questions? feel free to contact us for support, our visa assistants will get back to you within a few moments during the office hours.