In the past, Chinese passport holders are not allowed to travel Vietnam with visa on arrival if they fly into Vietnam from China mainland directly. At that time, applying visa at the Vietnam Embassy or Consulates in China is the only way for Chinese passport holders getting a visa to Vietnam. Otherwise, they must travel the 3rd countries before flying to Vietnam with visa on arrival. However, things are different now! The Chinese citizens now feel free to travel Vietnam with a visa on arrival issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department regardless of whether they fly into Vietnam from China mainland or from the 3rd countries.
Many Chinese passport holders choose the way applying for Vietnam visa at the Vietnam Embassy for their “peace of mind”, as their words, even it takes more time and money. Meanwhile, Vietnam visa on arrival is 100% legitimate as it is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department, a government organization belonging to the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security. In other words, visa on arrival is even more secured and convenient as you don’t have to send your passport off and the application will be processed online absolutely using SSL encryption technology. It becomes more and more popular and is used by million of travelers going to Vietnam today.
Below is the instruction on how to apply for Vietnam visa from China in 2 ways:
1. Apply in person at Vietnam Embassy or Consulates
Embassy of Vietnam in Beijing, China
Address: No 32 Guanghua Rd., Jiangou menwai, P.O.Box 00600, Beijing, CHINA
Phone: (86-10) 6532 11
Fax: (86-10) 6532 57
Consulate General of Vietnam in Guangzhou, China
Address: 2nd floor, Hotel Landmark B Building North, Qiaoguang Rd. (Haizhu square), Guangzhou, CHINA.
Phone: (86-20) 8330 59
Fax: (86-20) 8330 59
Consulate General of Vietnam in Kunming, China
Address: No. 507, Hong Ta Mansion 1 No. 155 Beijing Road, Kunming, China
Phone: (0086-871)- 351
Fax: (0086-871) 351
Consulate General of Vietnam in Nanning, China
Address: 1st floor, Touzi Dasha, 109 Minzu Avenue, Nanning, CHINA
Phone: (86-77) 1551 05
Fax: (86-77) 1553 47
Consulate General of Vietnam in Shanghai, China
Address: 3F, Huachen Financial Mansion, 900 Pudong Ave, P.C: 200135 (on the corner of Pudong Ave and Yuanshen)
Phone: (86-68) 55 5871
** Remember to prepare full the required documents for visa application at the Vietnam Embassy in China before coming there to save you time.
For a tourist visa, you will need to submit:
- Visa application form (will get from the Vietnam Embassy directly or download from their website);
- Two photos (usually 4 cm x 6 cm or 3 cm x 4 cm but not strictly);
- Your original passport (will be hold during your visa being processed);
- Visa fee (which varies from one Vietnam Embassy or Consulates to another)
A business visa usually also requires a sponsored letter and documents from the agency or company in Vietnam. The process usually takes 5 working days (in person) or 2-3 weeks (by post) depending on the service you use.
2. Apply a visa on arrival to Vietnam
Visa on arrival is the process that you will apply for a visa online then pickup visa upon arrival airports in Vietnam – Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport), Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport), Da Nang (Da Nang International Airport) or Nha Trang (Cam Ranh International Airport). It is a legitimate alternative to obtaining a full visa stamp from the Vietnam Embassy in China with simple process and much cheaper cost. It is beneficial for those who do not have much free time to apply for visa in person at the Vietnam Embassy or those who is residing in the cities with no Vietnam Embassy or Consulates nearby.
The visa on arrival process will take 48 hours maximum from the time of payment completion then an authorized visa approval letter will send to your registered email. In emergency cases, you can apply for rush Vietnam visa service and the visa approval letter will be delivered in just a few hours. What you need to do is to print out the letter, bring along with your passport, photos, stamping fee and obtain a full visa stamp at Immigration Counter at Vietnam airports. Once issued, it is exactly same as a visa issued by the Vietnam Embassy or Consulates with similar limitations and conditions for using. See more how Vietnam visa on arrival works
What the approval letter for Chinese looks like?
Authorized visa approval letter sample provided by visumvietnamonline.com
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