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Best way to apply Vietnam visa in Guangzhou, China

If you are living or working in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. You have a plan to take a visit Vietnam from Guangzhou, a visa to Vietnam must be prepared. This post will give you more information to have a Vietnam visa in Guangzhou.

This guideline is for:

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

How to apply Vietnam visa in Guangzhou?

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

Option 1: 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

Option 2: Apply Visa at Embassy

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.

Consulate General of Vietnam in Guangzhou, China

  • Address: Suite P01, 4th /F, Garden Tower, Garden Hotel, 368 Hoanshi Dong Rd., Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510064, Guangdong, P.R of China.
  • Phone: +86-20-83305911 or 83305910​
  • Fax: +86-20-83305915 or 83181461
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: https://vnconsulate-guangzhou.mofa.gov.vn/

How to visit Vietnam from Guangzhou?

What companies run services between Guangzhou, China and Vietnam?

China Southern Airlines and Guangzhou Airlines fly from Guangzhou to Hanoi twice daily. You can take a train from Guangzhou to Ho Chi Minh City via Guangzhou South, Nanning, Gia Lam, Ha Noi, and Ho Chi Minh City in around 2 days 4h.

There are 12 ways to get from Guangzhou to Vietnam by plane, train, bus or car:

By air

  • Fly Guangzhou to Noi Bai International (Duration ~ 5h 50m);/li>
  • Train to Hong Kong, fly to Tan Son Nhat (Duration ~ 5h 40m);
    -> Train from Guangzhou to West Kowloon Station.
    -> Subway from Kowloon to Airport.
    -> Fly from Hong Kong to Tan Son Nhat.
  • Train to Hong Kong, fly to Noi Bai International;
    -> Train from Guangzhou to West Kowloon Station.
    -> Subway from Kowloon to Airport.
    -> Fly from Hong Kong to Noi Bai International.

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 (Duration ~ 2 days 16h):
    -> Subway from Lianhuacun to Buji.
    -> Train from Guangzhou East to Nanning.
    -> Train from Nanning to Gia Lam -> Hanoi Station.
    -> Train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Train, bus via Ninh Binh (Duration ~ 2 days 1h):
    -> Train from Futian Station to Guangzhou South.
    -> Train from Guangzhou South to Nanning.
    -> Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution to Ninh Binh.
    -> Train from Ninh Binh to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Train via Guangzhou South (Duration ~ 2 days 4h):
    -> Train from Futian Station to Guangzhou South.
    -> Train from Guangzhou South to Nanning.
    -> Train from Nanning to Gia Lam – Hanoi Station.
    -> Train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Train, bus (Duration ~ 2 days 22h):
    -> Subway from Lianhuacun to Buji.
    -> Train from Guangzhou East to Nanning.
    -> Train from Nanning to Dong Dang station.
    -> Train from Dong Dang to Lang Son.
    -> Bus from Lang Son Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong (42h).
  • Bus (Duration ~ 2 days 10h):
    -> Bus from Guangzhou to Haikou Xiuying Port Bus.
    -> Bus from Haikou Xiuying Port Bus to Nanning.
    -> Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution to Ha Tinh.
    -> Bus from Ha Tinh to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong.
  • Drive from Guangzhou to Ho Chi Minh City (Duration ~ 34h 9m | 2,638.7 km).

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