According to Vietnamese law, adopting parents must travel to Vietnam to complete their adoption. In the case of a married couple adopting, only one parent is required to travel.
All U.S. citizens must obtain a visa to travel to Vietnam. In order to obtain your visa, you will be required to complete a visa application form and submit it to the Vietnam Embassy in Washington, D.C. with fees and supporting documentation. You may apply for your visa to travel to Vietnam after you accept your referral.
Although many reading this information about travel may find themselves dreading the trip, most of you will eventually consider your trip to Vietnam one of the highlights of your life. Please check with our references, and you'll see what we mean.
Families travel to Vietnam individually and not with groups of other parents adopting from Vietnam. You will be responsible for arranging your flights to and from Vietnam and sending your finalized travel itinerary to FTIA as soon as you have it. You will be given a Travel Information Sheet to complete. You will return it to FTIA when you are close to traveling. Based on your preferences and the availability of hotel accommodations, our in-country representatives will make arrangements for both your travel within Vietnam and your in-country hotel accommodations. Our in-country representatives will help you with anything you might need during your stay in Vietnam.
After we receive your Application and Adoption Services Agreement, FTIA will send you a username and password. Use them to access My FTIA, our Online Tracking and Adoption Resource Center. The Vietnam Travel Guide is available on your My FTIA page each time you login. The Vietnam Travel Guide offers extensive information to help you prepare for your trip and covers everything from what to pack to travel tips.
Our FTIA representatives in Vietnam will:
Go to our main travel webpage to see a list of travel links for Vietnam.