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Best way to apply Vietnam visa in Sanming, China

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

How to apply Vietnam visa in Sanming?

There are two main options for you to get Vietnam visa from Sanming, China:

Option 1: Apply Visa at Embassy/Consulate

Currently, NO Embassy/consulate of Vietnam in Sanming. So, you need contact the nearest Consulate of Vietnam in Guangzhou for more information.

Consulate General of Vietnam in Guangzhou
Address Suite P01, 4th /F, Garden Tower, Garden Hotel, 368 Hoanshi Dong Rd., Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510064, Guangdong, P.R of China.
Phone +86 208 330 5911 or +86 208 330 5910
Email [email protected]
Office hours Monday – Friday: 9.00 AM – 17.00 PM
Distance ~ 710km

To apply Vietnam visa at Consulate of Vietnam in Guangzhou 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 fees;
  • 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 Sanming 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 visit Vietnam from Sanming?

Sichuan Airlines flies from Sanming to Hanoi twice a week. Or travellers can take a train from Sanming to Ho Chi Minh City via Shenzhen North, Guangzhou South, Nanning, Gia Lam, Ha Noi, and Ho Chi Minh City in around 2 days 10h.

The quickest ways to get to Ho Chi Minh City City – Vietnam from Sanming City: take a train and taxi to Xiamen Gaoqi Airport, fly to Ho Chi Minh City City with total time 7h50 (includes 2h transfer). Find the trip option that best suits you.