U.S. Citizen Services
The U.S. Citizen Services Unit assists the U.S. citizens in emergencies and provides routine services such as
- processing passport applications,
- issuing Reports of Birth Abroad to U.S. citizen children born in Vietnam,
- providing overseas voting assistance,
- giving information on Social Security and Veterans' benefits,
- distributing income tax forms,
- notarizing documents,
- registering U.S. citizens living or traveling in Vietnam.
The U.S. Citizen Services unit cannot act as your travel agent, bank, lawyer, investigator or law enforcement agent. Please do not expect the office to find you employment, get you residence or driving permits, act as interpreters, search for missing luggage, or settle disputes with hotel managers. You may not stay at the U.S. Embassy or the Consulate General if you are stranded. However, the office can tell you how to obtain help on these and other matters.
Following the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz on May 25, 1979, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation in 1983 designating this date as National Missing Children’s Day in the United States. Since then, other countries have followed suit, making this an internationally-recognized day of hope and remembrance.
revised February 2, 2012 (PDF - 142 KB)
Remember to print out or write down your “Appointment Password” when it appears on the Appointment Details page.
Contagious Disease Notice
We are taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our customers. Therefore, we ask that if you are experiencing fever and cough, sore throat, sneezing, or any symptoms of contagious disease, you not come to the U.S. Embassy Hanoi. If you have an appointment, please contact us for further information.
Emergency Contact Information
If you are a citizen of the United States with an after-hours emergency, please call our hotline at: (04) 3850-5000/3850-5105 within Vietnam, or +84-4-3850-5000 internationally.
For non-emergency issues contact us here.
Traveling or living in Vietnam?
Useful links for U.S. Citizens
For TDY Visitors to Mission Vietnam
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