Beginning October 3, 2022, all Vietnamese immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants whose passports were issued starting July 1, 2022 must include a Vietnam government endorsement page that states the place of birth. Visa applicants who do not have an endorsement page will not be permitted to attend their visa interviews and will be required to reschedule at a later date.

Until the new policy takes effect on October 3, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City is advising all Vietnamese visa applicants to ensure that their place of birth (city/ province/ country) is listed on their DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Applications and DS-260 Immigrant Visa Applications.

For more information, please contact us at and speak with a U.S. immigration attorney in Taipei, Ho Chi Minh City, and Manila.

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