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Best way to apply Vietnam visa in Taizhou, Zhejiang

If you are living or working in Taizhou (Zhejiang, China), you have a plan to take a visit Vietnam from Taizhou, a visa to Vietnam must be prepared. This post will give everything you need to know about how to apply Vietnam visa in Taizhou 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;
  • Foreign passport holders currently traveling or living in Taizhou;

How to apply Vietnam visa in Taizhou?

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

Option 1: Apply Visa at Embassy/Consulate

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

Consulate of Vietnam in Shanghai, China
Address 3F, Huachen financial mansion. No 900, Pudong Ave, Shanghai. Postcode: 200135​
Phone +86 21 6855 5871 or 68555872
Email [email protected]
Office hours Monday – Friday: 9.00 AM – 17.00 PM
Distance ~ 388 km

To apply Vietnam visa at Consulate in Shanghai 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 Taizhou 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 Taizhou to Vietnam?

China Southern Airlines, Air China and 6 other airlines fly from Taizhou to Ho Chi Minh City every 2 hours. Or you can take a train to Vietnam from Taizhou via Taizhou Station, Liuzhou, Gia Lam, Ha Noi, and Ho Chi Minh City in around 2 days 16h.

The quickest ways to get to Hanoi – Vietnam from Taizhou: take a taxi to Taizhou Airport, fly to Hanoi with total time 7h25 (includes 3m transfer). Find the trip option that best suits you.