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Best way to apply Vietnam visa in Hangzhou, China

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

This guideline is for:

  • Chinese passport holders in Hangzhou;
  • Foreign passport holders currently traveling or living in Hangzhou;

How to apply Vietnam visa in Hangzhou?

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

Option 1: Apply Visa at Embassy/Consulate

Currently, NO Embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Hangzhou. So, you need contact the nearest Vietnamese Embassy in Shanghai for more information.

Embassy of Vietnam in Shanghai, China
Address 3F, Huachen financial mansion. No 900, Pudong Ave, Shanghai. Postcode: 200135​
Phone +86 21 6855 5871 or 68555872
Email [email protected]
Office hours Monday – Friday: 9.00 AM – 17.00 PM
Distance ~185km

To apply Vietnam visa at Embassy in Shanghai 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/Consulate; you should contact 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 Hangzhou 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 Hangzhou?

Vietnam Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and 12 other airlines fly from Hangzhou to Da Hanoi 10 times a day. You can take a train from Hangzhou to Ho Chi Minh City via East station, Hangzhou East, Changsha South, Gia Lam, Ha Noi, and Ho Chi Minh City in around 2 days 16h.

The ways to get to Da Nang – Vietnam from Hangzhou with by plane, train, bus or car, and the quickest way takes just 3h 15m by fly. Find the trip option that best suits you.

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