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Best way to apply Vietnam visa in Lhasa, China

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

How to apply Vietnam visa in Lhasa?

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

Option 1: Apply Visa at Embassy/Consulate

Currently, NO Embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Lhasa. So, you need contact the nearest Vietnamese Consulate in Kunming for more information:

Nearest
Consulate General of Vietnam in Kunming – China
Address No. 507, HongTa Mansion. 1 No. 155 Beijing Road, Kunming, China
Phone +86 871 352 2669
Email [email protected]
Office hours Monday – Friday: 8.30 AM – 17.00 PM
Distance > 2181km

To apply visa at Vietnamese Consulate in Kunming 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 Lhasa 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.

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

How to get from Lhasa to Vietnam?

You can take a train to Vietnam from Lhasa via Guangyuan, Nanning East, Ha Noi, and Ho Chi Minh City in around 3 days 19h. Or you can take a bus to Vietnam from Lhasa via Tibet Chengdu, Haikou, Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal, Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre, Ha Tinh, and Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong in around 4 days 12h.

The quickest ways to get to Hanoi – Vietnam from Lhasa: take a taxi to Lhasa Airport, fly to Hanoi with total time 7h45 (includes 30m transfer). Find the trip option that best suits you.

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