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Best way to apply Vietnam visa in Chongqing, China

If you are living or working in Chongqing – China, you have a plan to take a visit Vietnam from Chongqing, a visa to Vietnam must be prepared. This post will give everything you need to know about how to apply Vietnam visa in Chongqing with requirements apply Visa on arrival and Visa at embassy, visa cost and best way a trip to Vietnam.

How to apply Vietnam visa in Chongqing?

There are two main options for travellers to get Vietnam visa from Chongqing, China:

Option 1: Apply Visa at Embassy/Consulate

Currently, NO Embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Chongqing. So, you from Chongqing can contact the nearest Consulate General of Vietnam in Guangzhou for more information.

Nearest Embassy Consulate General of Vietnam in Guangzhou
Address 2nd floor, Hotel Landmark B Building North, Qiaoguang Rd. (Haizhu square), Guangzhou, China
Phone +86 20 8330 5911 | +86 20 8330 5910
Email [email protected]
Working hour Monday – Friday: 9.00 AM – 17.00 PM
Distance 978.6km
Go to by with Fly to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport: time 1h 50m
Fly to Shenzhen Airport: 1h 55m
Train China Railways D-Class: 10h 47m
Train: 13h 50m
Drive: 15h 8m
Chongqing to Guangzhou

Route map to the Consulate General of Vietnam from Chongqing (By Google maps)

To apply Vietnam visa at Consulate General of Vietnam in Guangzhou; 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.

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.

+(*) 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 Chongqing?

What companies run services between Chongqing, China and Vietnam?

China Southern Airlines, Cathay Dragon and 14 other airlines fly from Chongqing to Da Nang every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chongqing to Ho Chi Minh City via Dadukou, Chongqing West, Nanning, Gia Lam, Ha Noi, and Ho Chi Minh City in around 2 days 8h.

The ways to visit Vietnam from Chongqing by plane, train, bus or car:

By air

  • Fly from Chongqing to Noi Bai Airport, Hanoi (Duration ~ 3h 20m)
  • Fly from Chongqing to Danang Airport (Duration ~ 5h)
  • Fly from Chongqing to Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh City (Duration ~ 5h 30m)
  • Fly from Chongqing to Cat Bi Airport, Haiphong (Duration ~ 5h 10m)

By land

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

  • Train (Duration ~ 2 days 8h, includes 4h 2m transfer):
    -> Subway from Daxigou to Dadukou.
    -> Taxi from Dadukou to Chongqing West.
    -> Train from Chongqing West to Nanning East.
    -> Subway from Nanning East to Nanning station.
    -> Train from Nanning to Gia Lam -> Hanoi Station.
    -> Train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Train, bus (Duration ~ 2 days 1h, includes 3h transfer):
    -> Subway from Lianglukou to Gaomiaocun.
    -> Taxi from Gaomiaocun to Chongqing West.
    -> Train from Chongqing 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.

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