U.S.A Tourism


ENTRY VISA: Generally, all the Vietnamese people who wish to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay.The "visitor" visa is a nonimmigrant visa for persons want to enter the United States temporarily with "B-2" visa. Applicants for visitor visas should apply at the American Embassy or Consulate in VIETNAM.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION From RELATIVES or FRIENDS who living in U.S:

  1. Inviting letter from relatives or friends who living in the U.S.

  2. A copy cerfiticate of US citizen

  3. Income tax W-2

  4. Bank Statement

  5. Letter of employment

  6. Form I-134

***All these document must be notary public and send to the visitor in VIET NAM***

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Each applicant for a visitor visa must pay a nonrefundable $45 Dollars application fee and submit:

1)An application Form OF-156, filled out and signed. These forms are available at all U.S. consular offices.

2)VIETNAM passport valid for travel to the United States.

3)Two photographs 1 and 1/2 inches square 37x37mm for each applicant, showing full face, without head covering, against a light background.

4)People traveling to the U.S for pleasure should use documentation that list above from relatives or friends who living in the U.S.

5)Optional Documentation: Applicants must demonstrate that they are eligible as visitors under U.S. law. Evidence which shows the purpose of the trip, intent to depart the United States, and arrangements made to cover the costs of the trip may be provided.

All the applicants for visitor visas must show that they qualify under provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The presumption in the law is that every visitor visa applicant is an intending immigrant. So that, all applicants for visitor visas must overcome this presumption by proving that the purpose of their trip is to enter the U.S. for pleasure, and they plan to remain for a specific, limited period. Also, they have a residence outside the U.S. as well as other binding ties obligations, such as family ties or employment which will insure their return abroad at the end of the visit.

EMBASSY LOCATION:

The address of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi is 7 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, tel. (84-4) 843-1500, fax: (84-4) 835-0484.

The address of the American Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City is 4 Le Duan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, tel. (84-8) 822-9433, fax: (84-8) 824-5572.

VIET NAM Tourism


ENTRY VISA: All U.S.A and other countries passports are valid for travel in Vietnam. Current entry requirements such as VISA and other information may be obtained from the Vietnamese Embassy or The Vietnamese Consulate General or from a travel agent in your country the place you are living.

NATIONALITY: Vietnamese Americans or people who were former citizens of Vietnam and their children are treated in criminal matters as Vietnamese citizens who living in Vietnam by Vietnamese authorities. American citizens of Vietnamese origin may be charged with offenses allegedly committed prior to their original departure from Vietnam.

SECURITY: The security personnel is not safty for any foreign visitors under surveillance. Hotel rooms, telephones and fax machines may be monitored, and personal possessions in hotel rooms may be searched.

CRIME : Generally, crime is characterized by pickpocketing or snatch-and-grab incidents, and the theft of unattended bags, briefcases and other items. It is recommended that travelers not resist such theft attempts, but report them both to police and to the U.S. Motorcyclists, mostly carrying passengers, frequently grab bags, cameras, and other valuables from pedestrians or passengers riding in pedicabs or at the back of rented motorcycles.

MEDICAL : Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization or medical and Medical facilities do not meet U.S. standards and frequently lack medicines and supplies. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services.

PASSPORT HOLDING: The Vietnamese government has held the passports and blocked the departure of foreigners involved in commercial disputes. Passports should not be used as security for rental of vehicles. Several U.S. citizens have been unable to regain their passports when motorcycles have been damaged or stolen until they have paid for the damage or loss. In such circumstances, the U.S. Government may issue a new passport to an American citizen. The Vietnamese exit ban, however, could remain in effect, preventing departure.

CUSTOMS : Customs officers have stepped up to hold all documents, audio and video tapes, compact discs, literature, and letters which they considered to be religious, pornographic, or political in nature or intended for religion. The authorities are also detaining and expelling individuals believed to be engaged in such activities. Authorities may search rooms and luggage without notice or consent. It is illegal to import weapons, including firearms, knives, and ammunition.

VIOLATION: An U.S. citizen is subject to that country's laws and regulations, that sometimes completely difference from those in the United States and do not afford the protections available to the individual under U.S. law. Penalties for breaking the law can be more severe than in the United States for similar offenses. Persons violating the law, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs are strict, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and fines.

EMBASSY LOCATION:

The address of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi is 7 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, tel. (84-4) 843-1500, fax: (84-4) 835-0484.

The address of the American Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City is 4 Le Duan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, tel. (84-8) 822-9433, fax: (84-8) 824-5572.


 

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