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Best way to apply Vietnam visa in Haikou, China

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

This guideline is for:

  • Chinese citizens;
  • Foreigner currently traveling or living in Haikou;

How to apply Vietnam visa in Haikou?

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

Option 1: Apply Visa at Embassy/Consulate

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

Consulate General of Vietnam in Nanning
Address 10th Floor, Diwang International Chamber of Commerce Tower, No 59 Jinhu Road, Nanning City, Guangxi, PRC
Phone +86 771 551 0561 or +86 771 551 0562
Email [email protected] or [email protected]
Office hours Monday – Friday: 8.30 AM – 17.30 PM
Distance ~ 480km

To apply visa at Consulate General of Vietnam in Nanning 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 Haikou 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:

  1. Complete the online visa application form and payment.
  2. Receive the pre-approval letter via email within 2 working days or other urgent services based on your demand.
  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 get from Haikou to Vietnam?

Vietnam Airlines, China Southern Airlines and ten other airlines fly from Haikou to Da Nang hourly. If you enter through a land border, you can take a bus from Haikou to Ho Chi Minh City via Nanning, Ha Tinh, and Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong in around 47h.

The quickest ways to get to Da Nang – Vietnam from Haikou: take a bus and train to Haikou Meilan International Airport, fly to Da Nang with total time 7h 20m (includes 2h transfer). Find the trip option that best suits you.