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Vietnam Document Legalization

Steps to Vietnam documents

Notarize

Make sure your document is notarized by a local notary public unless it is an original copy/certification issued by a competent Federal/State/ local office.

Authenticate

The document must then be authenticated by the Secretary of the State where it is executed. Some states require that the document be certified by the County Clerk first.

Legalize

If one of the Vietnamese Consulate-Generals holds consular jurisdiction over your state, you may submit your document to that Consulate-General for final legalization.

Get Started

  1. The document to be authenticated, submit both the original and a complete set of photocopy.
  2. Only duly completed and signed Vietnam Application for Legalization.
  3. Please provide a cover letter and one passport/ driver license copy of the applicant requesting document legalization.
  4. Washington Express Document Processing Request Form.
  5. Other supporting documents a consular officer may request.

Vietnam Consular Fees:

  • Regular Service Corporate, Legal and Personal Documents: $70 per document
  • US State Department $20.00 per document

Washington Express Service/Fees:

  • Regular Service – 5-7 business days
  • In Jurisdiction Document: $215 per document
  • Out of Jurisdiction Document: $315 per document
  • Round-trip FedEx fee of $95 will be charged to ship the documents to each jurisdiction outside of Washington, DC if applicable.

*The above processing time is average and for reference only. Some applications may require longer processing times where a pick-up date cannot be confirmed until notified by the Visa Office. Multi-document discounts may be offered depending on volume.

See our Price List for Return Shipping information.

Forward Documents To:
1001 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036

*Please note, you can also fill out and submit your application for free (excluding embassy fees) by visiting the Vietnam Embassy website. We have no affiliation with any government embassy or agency.

  • Please make sure you have followed the all the steps required for authentication before submitting your document to the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate-General for final legalization.
  • Vietnam processes documents according to the state in which the document was notarized and certified by the Secretary of State.

Helpful Resources

Document Legalization Flow Chart

How to confirm an Apostille is authentic

Avoiding Embassy Document Rejection

Tips for successful document processing

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