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Best way to apply Vietnam visa in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

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

How to apply Vietnam visa in Shenzhen?

There are two main options for travellers to get Vietnam visa from Shenzhen, 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

There is NO embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Shenzhen, China. So, you from Shenzhen can contact the nearest Embassy of Vietnam in Hong Kong for more information.

Nearest Embassy Embassy of Vietnam in Hong Kong
Address 15/F., Great Smart Tower, 230 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Phone +852-2591-4510; 2591-4517; 2835-9358; 2835-9398
Email [email protected]
Distance 28 km
Go to by with Train, subway:  30m
Drive: 35m

To apply Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy in Hong Kong; 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.

How to visit Vietnam from Shenzhen?

What companies run services between Shenzhen, China and Vietnam?

China Southern Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines fly from Shenzhen to Hanoi twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shenzhen 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 Shenzhen to Vietnam by plane, train, bus or car:

By air

  • Fly Shenzhen to Noi Bai International (Duration ~ 5h 50m);/li>
  • Train to Hong Kong, fly to Tan Son Nhat (Duration ~ 5h 40m);
    -> Train from Shenzhen 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 Shenzhen 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 Shenzhen 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 Shenzhen 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 Shenzhen 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 Shenzhen to Ho Chi Minh City (Duration ~ 34h 9m | 2,638.7 km).

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