Morning Briefing with Q&A/Discussion: Visa procedures for Business Travel to the USA

Date(s) - 25/04/2014
8:30 am - 10:15 am

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Event Background

On February 22, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City introduced an exciting new service making it easier for all nonimmigrant visa applicants to schedule their appointments, obtain information about the visa application process, and arrange for the home delivery of their passports—all for one standard fee.  These changes are part of the Department of State’s continual worldwide effort to streamline the visa application process and provide enhanced service.

In response to a number of AmCham companies, AmCham has arranged this workshop to provide an update on U.S. visitor visa application procedures, visa renewal procedures, and procedures for group visits (incentive tours, etc.).


08:30 am Registration and Refreshments
09:00 am Welcome and Introduction
09:05 am Presentation by Ms. Sara Michael, Chief, Nonimmigrant Visas
09:35 am Followed by Q&A
10:15 am Event Ends


Members: vnd 480,000 | Non-members: vnd 630,000

Information about U.S. Visas from the U.S. Consulate General

Sara Michael is the Nonimmigrant Visa Chief at the U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City. Prior overseas assignments have included Monterrey, Mexico; Moscow, Russia; and Minsk, Belarus. She has also served in Washington DC in the Office of Overseas Citizens Services and as a Consular Instructor at the State Department’s National Foreign Affairs Training Center. Ms. Michael is a native of Port Jefferson, New York, and attended Swarthmore College and the University of Illinois. She speaks Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese.

Please click here for General Information about U.S. Visas

Visa Renewal Procedures

Effective April 1, 2014, Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City will no longer accept visa renewal applications in person.  All renewal applications must be mailed in via Vietnam Post.  Please follow the instructions at

Note:  All applicants eligible for renewal by mail MUST print two copies of the dropbox confirmation letter with barcodes. One copy of the letter will be submitted to the Vietnam Post location, and one copy MUST BE INCLUDED with your passport, application, and other supporting documents for renewal.  Your renewal by mail cannot be processed without the dropbox confirmation letter.

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