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Best way to apply Vietnam visa in Jinzhong, China

If you are living or working in Jinzhong (Shanxi, China), you have a plan to take a visit Vietnam from Jinzhong, a tourist/business visa must be prepared. This post will give everything you need to know about how to apply Vietnam visa in Jinzhong 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 Jinzhong;

How to apply Vietnam visa in Jinzhong?

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

Option 1: Apply Visa at Embassy/Consulate

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

Embassy of Vietnam in Beijing, China
Address No 32 Guanghua Rd, Jinzhong Dist, Beijing, China
Phone +86 010 653 21155
Email [email protected]
Office hours Monday – Friday: 8.30 AM – 17.30 PM
Distance ~ 495km

To apply visa at Vietnamese Embassy in Beijing some following documents you should prepare:

  • 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 Jinzhong and take the flight to Vietnam. The applicants are not necessary to submit any documents at Vietnam Embassy/ 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 Jinzhong to Vietnam?

China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and 10 other airlines fly to Da Nang from Jinzhong every 4 hours. Or you can take a train to Ho Chi Minh City from Jinzhong via Taiyuan South, Shijiazhuang station, Ha Noi, and Ho Chi Minh City in around 3 days 2h.

The quickest ways to get to Da Nang – Vietnam from Jinzhong: take a bus to Taiyuan Airport, fly to Da Nang with total time 7h10. Find the trip option that best suits you.