Vietnam visa for China citizens

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Visa required N/A
E-visa Eligible 30 days

How to apply

Travelers from China can get a visa for Vietnam by selecting one of the three available methods below.

  • e-Visa
  • Visa on arrival
  • Visa at embassy

Embassy and Consulate of Vietnam in China

City Address
Shanghai 3F, Huachen Financial Mansion. No 900, Pudong Ave, Shanghai
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NanNing 10Th Floor, Diwang International Chamber Of Commerce Tower, No 59 Jinhu Road, Nanning City, Guangxi, Prc.
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Kunming No. 507, Hongta Mansion. 1 No. 155 Beijing Road, Kunming, China
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Hong Kong 15/F, Great Smart Tower, 230 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
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Guangzhou Suite P01, 4Th /F, Garden Tower, Garden Hotel, 368 Hoanshi Dong Rd., Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510064, Guangdong, P.R Of China.
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Beijing No 32 Guanghua Rd, Chaoyang Dist, Beijing, China
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Vietnam visa fees for CN residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 505 CNY 830 CNY
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 505 CNY 830 CNY
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 332 CNY 657 CNY
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 332 CNY 657 CNY

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 19:30 March 13, 2024 (Local Beijing time).

Today's holidays in China

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the China today (Monday, March 04, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is International Women's Day, which will occur in 3 days, 4 hours from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Beijing.

Information for CN passports traveling to Vietnam

Do Chinese passport holders need a visa for Vietnam?

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At present, Chinese passport holders are not eligible for visa exemption. Thefore, it is mandatory for you to obtain a visa regardless of the purpose of your visit to Vietnam.

How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on a Chinese passport

Visitors from China are able to get a visa for tourism, business, and other purposes which can be obtained at Vietnam Embassy in China, through the Vietnam e-visa system, and getting a visa on arrival.

Visa at the Vietnam Embassy in China

As a Chinese national, you can apply for a visa to Vietnam at the Vietnam Embassy in your country of residence. To apply, you will need to prepare the following documents:

  1. Original passport, which must have at least two blank pages for the visa stamp and be valid for at least six months beyond the entry date into Vietnam.
  2. Completed visa application form that can be downloaded from the embassy's website or obtained in person.
  3. One recent passport-size photo.
  4. Payment of the visa fee.

Apply for e-visa online

If you hold a regular Chinese passport, you can apply for a Vietnam e-visa. The e-visa allows for a single entry and a stay of up to 30 days. Here are the steps to apply for an e-visa:

  1. Visit the Vietnam e-visa website at https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/ and complete the application form, providing all the required information.
  2. Upload a recent passport-style photo and a scanned copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  3. Pay the e-visa fee of 25 USD ~ 172 CNY.
  4. After approximately three working days, your e-visa application will be reviewed, and if approved, you will receive your e-visa via email.

Note: The e-visa system does not work for E-passport holders.

Apply for a visa on arrival

Chinese nationals traveling to Vietnam by air can obtain a visa on arrival. Here are the steps to get a visa on arrival to Vietnam:

  1. Obtain a visa approval letter from a reliable visa agency in Vietnam.
  2. Pay the visa approval letter processing fee online using a credit or debit card, and wait for the letter to arrive by mail.
  3. Upon arrival at one of Vietnam's international airports, such as Noi Bai or Tan Son Nhat, present the visa approval letter, your passport, and two passport-size photos. Then, pay the visa stamping fee and receive your visa.

How much is the visa fee for Chinese passports?

Fee comparison 

E-visa 

Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 172 CNY

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
    • Single entry: 25 USD ~ 172 CNY
    • Multiple entry: 50 USD ~ 344 CNY

Travel tips for Chinese citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

BY AIR

There are several airlines that offer flights between China and Vietnam. Some of the major airlines include China Southern Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air China, and Hainan Airlines.

Bejing - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Bejing - Ho Chi Minh City

China Eastern Airlines

1526 CNY

Bejing - Ho Chi Minh City

Sichuan Airlines

1614 CNY

Kunming - Ho Chi Minh City

Route

Airlines

Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Kunming - Ho Chi Minh City

China Eastern (direct flight)

1233 CNY

Kunming - Ho Chi Minh City

XiamenAir

910 CNY

BY LAND

There are several border crossings between Vietnam and China which are usually crowded due to business activities. The three official border crossings are Mong Cai/Dong Hung, Dong Dang/Ping Xian, and Lao Cai/Hekou, all located in the northeast of Vietnam.

Mong Cai border gate is located in Quang Ninh province, while Lao Cai/Hekou border gate is the fastest route from Kunming (China) to Sapa in Lao Cai province. If you depart from Lang Son, you should pass the Dong Dang/Ping Xian border gate. From Dong Dang border gate, you can easily find transportation to Hanoi including buses or trains.

Weather information

Vietnam and China feature different climates and weather patterns with China’s being more varied.

  • Climate: China has a wider range of climates, from subarctic in the north to tropical in the south, while Vietnam has a tropical climate that is rather hot all year round. 
  • Weather: In China, there are four distinct seasons and the winter is much colder in the northern regions. Meanwhile, Vietnam has two seasons including rainy and dry seasons.
  • Temperature: China experiences very cold winters in the north, with temperatures dropping well below freezing in cities such as Beijing and Harbin. In contrast, the southern regions of China such as Guangzhou and Hong Kong have milder winters, with temperatures ranging between 10-20°C. The summers in China can be very hot, especially in the central and southern parts of the country, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C. Vietnam, on the other hand, has a more consistent tropical climate, with warm temperatures throughout the year. The northern region of Vietnam has cooler winters, with temperatures averaging between 15-20°C, while the south has a hot and humid climate with temperatures averaging between 25-30°C year-round. Vietnam experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoon season, which usually lasts from May to October.
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Bob
Singapore on April 27, 2023

As a Chinese passport holder living in Singapore, can I enter Vietnam with Visa on Arrival? Or I need to apply for e visa? Thank you

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A Lina Tran Answered on April 27, 2023

@Bob, Citizens from China are eligible for the E-visa scheme, you can take a look on how e-visa works here.

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Bruce
China on April 17, 2023

I’m a Chinese passport holder and intend to apply for a 3-month travel visa. However, I was told by several agencies that the 3-month travel visa is no longer issued. Is it true? If it’s not, can you help me to apply for a 3 month travel visa?

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A Lan Answered on April 17, 2023

@Bruce, Yes, that is true, 3 month visa on arrival is not available at the moment. If you do not plan to travel to Vietnam in 2 month time, you wait for the new e-visa policy update. There is a proposal for 3 month evisa multiple entry coming soon!

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Loni Shi
China on April 13, 2023

Hi:

Good Day to you Sir/Mam, I will visit Vietnam this coming June 11 to 15, 2023 , I'm a Philippine resident holding a Chinese passport, I just wanna know how much is the cost of the Vietnam Visa approval letter? and are you processing one? how much will be the total cost ?

I hope to hear from you soon.

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Loni Shi

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A Mai Le Answered on April 13, 2023

@Loni Shi, You can apply for an e-visa instead, it is an easy way to get a visa to Vietnam from the Philippines.

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Frequently asked questions

1. Is China included in the Vietnam visa exemption list?

No. China is not included in the Vietnam visa exemption list so you need to obtain a visa to enter Vietnam.

2. Can I use a business visa to enter Vietnam many times?

A Vietnam business visa can be used for multiple entry, except for the e-visa which is only valid for single entry.

3. What is the maximum validity of a Vietnam business visa?

The maximum validity of a Vietnam business visa is up to 90 days with single or multiple entry.

4. Where is the Vietnam Embassy’s location in China?

The Vietnam Embassy in China is located at No. 32, Guang Hua Lu, Jian Guo Men Wai, Postal Code: 100600, Beijing, China.

 

5. Is the e-visa option available for Chinese residents who plan to visit Vietnam?

Yes, Chinese nationals are eligible to request an e-visa for travel to Vietnam. Instructions for obtaining an e-visa from the China can be found here.

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