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last updated on 2017-07-21 by jouneymyn

Phone Number: (+84) 28 3520 4200

The Information Unit receives phone calls from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Thursday, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please note that the US Consulate does not accept phone calls inquiring about immigrant visas. You must use the inquiry form on this site: https://vn.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/immigrant-visa-inquiry-form/
E-Mail: hcmcinfo@state.gov
Address: 4 Le Duan Blvd., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Working Hours: 8AM-5PM
Best Contact Method: You can call for US Citizen Services or for non-immigrant visas. For immigrant visa inquiries, you must use the form on the US Consulate website listed above.
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: 2-4 Months (For CR1/IR1, NVC does the schedule for interview date even before the package has been sent to NVC. 1-2 months from when case is completed at NVC.) You can schedule the interview date online by yourself for K-1 visa.
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: For CR1/IR1
-Instruction Letter
-DS-2001, Notification of Applicant Readiness
-DS-230 Part I
-Visa Photo Specifications

For K Visas only
-Instruction Letter
_DS-160 ( confirmation page )
_Copy of passport
_2 Visa photox (2 inchx2 inch)
Issues Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 Contents (if known): For K visas
-Interview appointment letter
-Instructions for necessary forms
-DS-160 ( confirmation page)
-I-134+ support documents ( employment letter, tax transcripts, pay tubs)
-Vaccinations and medical instructions
-Visa photo specifications
Forms to Consulate? DS-230 Part I
Interview checklist
Other Forms (if any)?
Direct Consular Filing Offered? No
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country? Residents_Only
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? Yes
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not what's the waiting period? 1-2 weeks
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? The medical examination fees for the US Consulate HCMC designated panel physicians, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Cho Ray hospital (CRH), will cost $155 each applicant 15 years and older and $120 for each applicant 15 years and younger.
List of doctors? Panel physician at Cho Ray Hospital or the International Organization for Migration (http://www.iom.int.vn/iom_migrant_health_services.html) (http://www.iom.int.vn/iom_us_migrant_assistance.html). Cho Ray Hospital requires payment in VND, IOM requires payment in USD & VND.
Call to make an appointment.
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 2
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? 3-5 hours. No waiting area at Consulate. There is a waiting area across the street but lacks seating. Many vendors, taxis, etc asking for your business. There is an internet store, restaurants, shops around the corner and restuarants across the street.
Vaccination requirements? Does require such as Tdap, MMR, Flu shot, etc.
Working time 8am-11am and 1pm-4pm. Should come before to apply the documents (instruction letters, appointment confirmation, IOM card) and get the numerical order. Show the parking staff you numerical order they will tell you what time you should come. Super crowded! Cost around 1 million VND.
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? THANH NHI
TELEPHONE 836 - 7917

Treated me like family Clean rooms -very friendly
$9.00 a day for 2 people
$6.00 a day for 1 person
$180 a month for 1 person
Additional Info? -Don't bring photo albums to the interview as they will not fit the interview window.

-Vaccinations must be completed at the
Quarantine Service
40 Nguyen Van Troi, Phu Nhan District
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

As of February 2008, a current passport photo has to be attached to the photo copy of beneficary's passport. This in addition to the 4 for the interview.

Justice Record Check #2 Now Required With Immigrant / Fianc�(e) Visa Application (200,000VND, takes 15 days to issue with ID and +10 more days with passport)
Beginning November 1, 2012, all Immigrant Visa (IV) and Fianc�(e) applicants will now be required to present a Justice Record Check #2 (also known as Police Certificate #2) instead of Justice Record Check #1 as part of the immigrant visa application. Justice Record Check #2 will remain valid for one year for each visa applicant, 16 years or older. For more information on how to obtain a Justice Record Check #2, please see the reciprocity schedule at: http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees_5455.html?cid=8987

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