Essential U.S. Government Offices for Vietnam TravelObtain your passport, check travel advisories and get the latest Vietnam travel information from this annotated list of U.S. government travel websites.
Department of State procedures for obtaining your passport. To obtain a passport for the first time, you need to go in person to one of over 8,000 passport acceptance facilities located throughout the United States with two photographs of yourself, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of photo identification such as a driver’s license. Or you can get a passport renewal application form by downloading it from this site. See also these pages: estimated processing time for passports and more on passports, including passports for children.
Department Consular Information Sheet for Vietnam
Read this before you go! Be aware of these government travel advisory alerts, medical emergency suggestions and safety and security warnings for travelers to Vietnam.
Current Travel Warnings
Vietnam hasn't been listed as a travel advisory for many years, but you will want to check for travel advisories from the U.S. Department of State before you go.
Avian Flu Fact Sheet
The U.S State Department recommends you read their Avian Flu before you travel to Vietnam. Although the risk is small, Avian Flu does occur in Vietnam.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Travel Site
Updated information on diseases like malaria that can be a concern for travelers to Vietnam.
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