Immigration from Vietnam


Our firm specializes in immigration from Vietnam to the United States. Over the past 20 years, we have helped thousands of U.S. citizens and permanent residents bring their family members including spouses, children, parents, siblings and fiancées, from Vietnam to the United States. The immigration process between Vietnam and the United States can often be complicated, lengthy and difficult. Our firm has the necessary expertise and knowledge, and a proven track record of success, to help.

Legal immigration to the United States totals more than 1,000,000 annually, including 240,000 family sponsored immigrants, 160,000 employment-based immigrants and 58,000 refugees (2012 statistics). In 2011, Vietnam was the seventh leading source country in legal immigration to the United states, with over 34,000 Vietnamese immigrants arriving in the country. Those legal immigrants from Vietnam include immediate relatives (spouses, children and parents), siblings, adult children and fiancées of U.S. citizens, and spouses and children of lawful permanent residents.

In 1994, a new chapter opened between the United States and Vietnam when President Clinton lifted the U.S. trade embargo. The United States established a liaison office in Vietnam in January 1995, and relations between the countries normalized in July 1995. Two years later, the United States opened a consulate in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and sent its first ambassador to the country since 1975. Since then, the United States presence in Vietnam has grown rapidly, with an embassy in Hanoi and consulate in HCMC.

As with immigration from other source countries, there are many different methods of emigrating from Vietnam to the United States (click here). Each of these different methods presents different challenges, especially considering the particularized review requirements by the U.S. Consulate in HCMC, and for each particular situation there may only one or two possible methods (although there is usually only one “preferred” method). To ensure the best results, it is highly recommended that one consult with a qualified immigration attorney who has the necessary expertise in dealing with unique issues presented by immigration from Vietnam before taking any action or filing a visa application with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.

Our firm has decades of experience in dealing with the special issues that arise in bringing immigrants from Vietnam to the United States, including matters involving the U.S. Consulate office in Vietnam. If you have questions about sponsoring a family member, spouse or finance’ from Vietnam, or obtaining an employment-based visa, asylum or adjustment of status, contact the Atlanta, Georgia immigration attorneys at Brownstein & Nguyen LLC today for a free consultation. We have over 20 years of experience successfully representing clients in all aspects of immigration law. Click here to see what our clients say about our experience and dedication in handling their legal matters.