Country Name: Vietnam
Official Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Head of State. Tran Duc Luong, President of Vietnam since September
1997. He is a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the party’s Politburo.
National Flag. Red with a large yellow five-pointed star in the center.
Time Zone. UTC (formerly GMT) + 7 hours
Population. 81.4 million (UN, 2003)
Languages. Vietnamese (official), French, Chinese, English, Khmer, tribal languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)
Exchange Rate. US$1=22,260 Vietnamese dong (D) (June 2016) Exchange small U.S. denominations for dong to get the best rate. Currency. Bank notes lestravels than 200D have almost no value and are rarely used. No coins are used. U.S. currency is widely accepted, but dong should be carried for taxis and shops.
Location 7 Lang Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Mailing Address PSC 461, Box 400, FPO AP 96521-0002
Telephone  (4) 772-1500
Fax  (4) 772-1510
Hours 0800 – 1700, weekdays
Location 4 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Telephone (84) (4) 822-9433
Fax (84) (4) 822-9434
Hours 08.00 – 17.00 weekdays
The workweek in Vietnam is Monday-Friday for government employees and Monday-Saturday for non-government employees. Government offices open at 0800 and close between 16.00 and 17.00. One should avoid doing business from 1130 to 1400, when people break for lunch