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Best way to apply Vietnam visa in Beijing, China

You have a plan to take a visit Vietnam from Beijing, a tourist visa or business visa must be prepared. This post will give you more information to have a Vietnam visa in Beijing.

This guideline is for:

  • Chinese citizens in Beijing;
  • Foreigners currently traveling or living in Beijing;

How to apply Vietnam visa in Beijing?

There are two main options for travellers to get Vietnam visa from Beijing:

Option 1: Apply Visa at Embassy of Vietnam in Beijing

To apply Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy in Beijing, China; some following documents you should prepare (Mandatory):

  • The ordinary passport with 06 month validity (the travel document and emergency passport might be not approved);
  • Application form (Download here);
  • 02 passport photo with 4×6 cm size;
  • Visa fee;
  • Introduction letter from the trading company based in Vietnam (if you wish to apply business visa);
  • An envelope with address (to get your passport back via Post);

Note: Documents might be changed due to the policy of Embassy; you should contact Embassy before submission.

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

Option 2: Apply Visa on arrival (Recommended)

Vietnam visa on arrival (VOA) is also known as landing visa. It is available for those who are living in Beijing and take the flight to Vietnam. The applicants are not necessary to submit any documents at Vietnam Embassy or Consulate. You just need to choose the type of visa you wish and follow these simple online steps:

  • Step 1: Complete the online visa application form and payment.
  • Step 2: Receive the pre-approval letter via email within 2 working days or other urgent services based on your demand.
  • Step 3: Prepare required documents to pick up visa stamp upon arrival at Vietnam international airport.

Note:
+(*) Required documents: The print out of pre-approval letter, passport, 01 copy of entry and exit form,02 passport photos and stamp fee;
+Visa on arrival is just applied for air-travellers.
+Visa on arrival fee: the service fee for pre-approval letter paid online and stamp fee paid in cash upon arrival at Vietnam international airport

How to visit Vietnam from Beijing?

What companies run services between Beijing, China and Vietnam?

Vietnam Airlines, Air China and nine other airlines fly from Dongzhimen to Hanoi hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Beijing West Station to Ho Chi Minh City via Gia Lam, Ha Noi, and Ho Chi Minh City in around 3 days 1h.

There are 8 ways to get from Beijing to Vietnam by plane, train, bus or car:

By air

  • Fly Beijing Capital Airport to Noi Bai International (Duration ~ 7h 30m);
    -> Subway from Dongzhimen to Beijing Capital Airport T2;
    -> Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Noi Bai International (HAN);
  • Fly Beijing Capital Airport to Da Nang International (Duration ~ 9h);
    -> Subway from Dongzhimen to Beijing Capital Airport T2;
    -> Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Danang (DAD);
  • Fly Beijing Capital Airport to Tan Son Nhat International (Duration ~ 9h);
    -> Subway from Dongzhimen to Beijing Capital Airport T2;
    -> Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN);

By land

Travellers who applied visa at Vietnam Embassy can come to Vietnam by train or bus via land border. You should take the train or bus to Nanning.

  • Train, bus #2 (Duration ~ 2 days 20h):
    -> Train Beijing West via Nanning;
    -> Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station;
    -> Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong;
  • Train, bus via Ninh Binh (Duration ~ 2 days 3h):
    -> Train from Beijing West to Nanning East;
    -> Subway from Nanning East to Langdong Coach Station;
    -> Bus from Nanning Langdong to Ninh Binh;
    -> Train from Ninh Binh to Ho Chi Minh City;
  • Train, bus (Duration ~ 2 days 4h):
    -> Train from Beijing West to Nanning East -> Nanning;
    -> Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution to Ha Tinh;
    -> Bus from Ha Tinh to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong Bus Station;
  • Train Only (Duration ~ 3 days 1h):
    -> Train from Beijing West to Gia Lam Station -> Hanoi Station;
    -> Train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City;
  • Drive from Beijing South to Ho Chi Minh City (Duration ~ 2 days 2h | 4,327.7 km).

Find the trip option that best suits you.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am Australian working in Beijing. Do I need to apply Vietnam visa?

If your country is not in visa exemption list of Vietnam, applying visa is compulsory.

Can I use visa on arrival if I enter via border gate from Beijing to Vietnam?

No, you cannot. Visa on arrival is applied for air-travellers. In case you go to Vietnam via border gate, kindly apply visa at Vietnam Embassy in Beijing or e-visa before your departure.

How can I make a date at Vietnam Embassy in Beijing?

To apply visa at Vietnam Embassy, please contact : +86-010-653 211 55 . In almost cases, you should spend a visit to apply. The working hours of the Vietnam Embassy in Beijing are from Monday – Friday: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Which airlines have the regular flight from Beijing to Vietnam?

China Southern Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Air China and 7 other airlines operate the regular flight from Beijing to Noi Bai, Da Nang and Tan Son Nhat international airports.

What is the cheapest way to go from Beijing to Vietnam?

The cheapest way to go from Beijing to Vietnam is by train or by bus, it ranges from $ 95 to $ 160 and it takes 2 days.

What is the fastest way to go from Beijing to Vietnam?

The fastest way to go from Beijing to Vietnam is taking direct flight from Beijing to Noi Bai airport via China Southern Airlines, Vietnam Airlines. It takes about 3,45 hour.

How far is it from Beijing to Vietnam?

The distance between Beijing to Vietnam is 3060 km. The land distance is 4328 km.

How long does the flight from Beijing to Vietnam take?

The fastest flight from Beijing Airport to Noi Bai airport is the 3,45 hour direct flight.

Can I drive from Beijing to Vietnam?

Yes, the land distance between Beijing to Vietnam is 4328 km. It takes around 2 days to drive on your own. You should prepare the international driving license.

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