Following the resumption of limited immigrant visa processing on June 29th, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City will resume partial non-immigrant visa processing beginning July 15th. Applicants applying for the following visas will be allowed to schedule appointments:

  • F-1 student visas;
  • M-1 vocational visas;
  • J-1 visas (alien physician, government visitor, international visitor, research scholar, secondary school and university exchange student) but not J-1 intercultural exchange applying as interns, trainees, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs, and summer work travel programs because these come under Trump’s immigration ban;
  • C-1/D crewmember visas;
  • E treaty trader and investors;
  • O extraordinary ability visas; and
  • P athletes and artists.

F-1 student visa applicants whose classes are 100 percent online will not qualify for a student visa. Interviews for all other non-immigrant visa categories including B-1/ B-2 visitor visas remain suspended.

For more information, contact us at and speak with one of our U.S. immigration lawyers in Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Taipei.



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