Vietnam Visa for Chinese Citizens

Vietnam is one of the most popular South Asian destinations for the Chinese. The stunning natural landscapes, rich culture, and budget-friendly nature of Vietnam have been attracting Chinese tourists to the country. So much so that the Chinese make up one-third of all foreign tourists in Vietnam and this trend does not seem like it’ll die out anytime soon. Read on to find out more about how a Chinese citizen can get a Vietnam visa.

Do Chinese citizens need a visa to enter Vietnam?

Yes, Chinese citizens are required to have a valid visa before traveling to Vietnam.

How do Chinese citizens apply for a Vietnam visa?

Chinese citizens who wish to apply for a Vietnam visa can apply for a Vietnam visa online or through an embassy. 

Documents required for applying for visa on arrival

  1. Valid passport with at least 6 months validity 
  2. At least 2 blank pages in your passport
  3. Passport-sized photograph with a white background
  4. Scan of personal biodata as written in the passport
  5. Other documents as required (applicable only if applying through an embassy)

To apply for a Vietnam visa online, you can follow the 4 steps below:

STEP 1: Fill in the online application form with your information. 

STEP 2: Confirm the information in the form and pay the required fee.  

STEP 3: Receive the visa approval letter within 2-3 business days and print it out, colored copies preferred. 

STEP 4: Get your visa approval letter stamped upon arrival.

To apply for a Vietnam visa from an embassy, please contact the Vietnam embassy in Beijing, China, or the consulate in Shanghai. Kunming, Nanning, and Guangzhou, China.

The Embassy of S.R.Vietnam in the People’s Republic of China

Address:  No 32 Guanghua Rd, Chaoyang Dist, Beijing

Phone: +86-10-65321155

Email: suquanbk@yahoo.com 

Working hours: Monday to Friday. 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m

Consulate General of Vietnam in Shanghai

Address: 3F, Huachen financial mansion. No 900, Pudong Ave, Shanghai

Phone: +86 21 6855 5871

Email: tlsqvn.th@mofa.gov.vn 

Working hours: Monday to Friday. 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Consulate General of Vietnam in Kunming

Address: Room 507, Hong Ta Mansion, No 155, Beijing Road, Kunming

Phone:  +86 871 3522 669

Email: tlsqcm@yahoo.com 

Working hours: Monday to Friday. 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Consulate General of Vietnam in Nanning

Address: 27th-floor Yahang Wealth Center, No55, Jinhu Road, Nanning

Phone: +86 771 5510 561 / +86 771 5510 562

Email: tlsqvn@rediffmail.com 

Working hours:  Monday to Friday. 8:30 a.m. to- 12: 30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m.

Consulate General of Vietnam in Guangzhou

Address: 2F, B Building, Hotel Landmark Canton, Haizhu Square, Guangzhou

Phone: (86-20) 8330 59

Email: tisq.quangchau@mofa.gov.vn 

Working hours:  Monday to Friday. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

How much does a Vietnam visa cost for Chinese citizens?

In order to obtain your Vietnamese visa, you have to pay two fees: The Approval Letter Fee (paid online) and the Stamping Fee (paid in cash at Vietnam airports).

Check the table below for a more detailed overview of the prices.

Vietnam visa fee

Please note: Prices provided are in US dollars.

Airlines that fly from China to Vietnam

Average time: 3 hours and 25 mins

Flights per week: 68

The most popular airline that flies from China to Vietnam is Vietnam Airlines. Other airlines that also fly from China to Vietnam are Air Asia, EVA Air, HK Express, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, etc. 

You can book a flight from any of the major cities in China to Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport), Da Nang (Da Nang International Airport), or Ho Chi Minh City((Tan Son Nhat International Airport). 

How to get from the airport to the city center?

Hanoi:

To get to Hanoi from the airport, you either take the bus that runs daily (Express bus 86, 7, 17, and 90) and operates from 5:00 a.m till 11:00 p.m. or book a car pickup

Ho Chi Minh:

Ho Chi Minh city is a 30-45 minute ride away from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. To get to the city center you can take airport bus 109, 49 or public bus 152. You can also book a car through BDATrip’s airport shuttle service.

Danang:

Danang city is just 3km or a 10-minute ride away from Danang International Airport. To get to the city center you can take a public bus from the airport which runs once every hour between 05:00 hours and 23:00 hours. You can also book a car pickup or take a motor-taxis or xe om.

How much does it cost to travel to Vietnam from China?

If you plan your budget properly, then you can spend an entire week of the holiday without having to spend more than 8,500,000 VND or 2425 Chinese Yuan* in Vietnam.

The average cost for a vacation in Vietnam is 342 Chinese Yuan per person, per day. For an entire week of vacation, it will usually cost around 2400 Chinese Yuan for one person.

The average cost for 1 person for accommodation is 151 Chinese Yuan. For two people, the average cost for a double occupancy room is 302 Chinese Yuan approx. Find and book cheap hotel rooms at BDATrip.

The average food budget usually costs 78 Chinese Yuan per day. This amount can change depending on where you eat- street food or in a restaurant. 

For transportation in and around the city or town, the average daily cost is 70 Chinese Yuan. While the average cost of inter-city transportation is around 395 Chinese Yuan.

*1 Chinese Yuan is equal to 3505.02 VND.

Travel tips for Chinese citizens visiting Vietnam

Here are a few travel tips to follow when visiting Vietnam.

  • Vietnam has different weather conditions depending on whether you are in the north or south. Carry appropriate clothing especially rainproof clothing and a sturdy jacket.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Pickpockets and petty theft are common in popular tourist areas.
  • Always carry cash with you. Some towns in Vietnam have no ATMs and most places do not accept debit or credit cards. 
  • Do not wear expensive clothes or jewelry. It will make you a prime target for thieves.

For more Vietnam travel tips, you can check out Vietnam Travel Rules: The Do's and Don'ts and Vietnam Travel Tip: 5 Things You Should Prepare for Your Vietnam trip.

Why apply for a Vietnam visa with BDATrip?

BDATrip is an online travel platform dedicated to helping you with all your travel needs. We provide Vietnam visa services to help you apply for your visa. We also provide hotel booking services, cheap flight booking services, car rental, and more. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do Chinese citizens need a visa to travel to Vietnam?

    Yes, Chinese citizens will need a visa before traveling to Vietnam.

  • How do I get a Vietnam visa in China?

    You can get a Vietnam visa in China by applying online or applying through the Vietnam embassy in Beijing, China, or the consulate in Shanghai. Kunming, Nanning, and Guangzhou, China.

  • Can I get a visa on arrival if I arrive by land or sea?

    Visa on arrival is applicable only for air travel. If you plan to travel to Vietnam by land or sea, you will have to apply for a visa beforehand.

  • How much does it cost to get a Vietnam visa?

    A Vietnam visa will cost you a minimum of 17 US dollars for a single entry 1-month visa and 20 US dollars for multiple entry 3-month visas. The stamping fee for the visa will cost you 25 US dollars up to 50 US dollars depending on whether it is a single entry or multiple entries.

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