How to Get Vietnam Visa in Shanghai

Last update: Jan 30 2018

This guide is specifically for:

  • Chinese passport holders living in Shanghai, and
  • Foreign passport holders residing in Shanghai.

Travelers may have up to two options to get Vietnam visa from Shanghai, China:

  1. Get visa at Vietnam embassy in Shanghai, or
  2. Apply online and get visa on arrival at Vietnam airport

Now let’s learn how to get Vietnam visa in Shanghai in details:

1. Get Visa at Local Vietnam Embassy in Shanghai


3F, Huachen Financial Mansion, 900, Pudong Avenue 200135 Shanghai, China
(+86) 21 6855 5871
(+86) 21 6855 5873

To apply for a visa at Vietnam embassy in Shanghai, you need to submit the documents below:

  • Original passport
  • Completed and signed application form
  • Sponsor letter from Vietnam-based company (to get business visa)
  • Prepaid envelope with your address (to get visa and passport returned by post)

2. Get Visa on Arrival from Shanghai

Visa on arrival (VOA) is available for those who are living or residing in Shanghai and fly to Vietnam. Also known as Visa at the airport, visa on arrival is issued by the Vietnam Immigration Department. Its application requires you NO travel and NO submission of any document.

Either you are planning to get SETV (single entry tourist visa) or METV (multiple entry tourist visa) or any other type of visa you have to take the same steps as follows:

Step 1
Fill out the secured application form with required information including full name, date of birth, passport number, arrival date, etc.
Double check your information.
Make payment for service fee via Credit/ Debit Card via OnePay/ PayPal or bank transfer.
Step 2
Get visa approval letter by email within 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa) or even faster upon your request.
Step 3
Print the letter, prepare original passport, a hard copy of Vietnam Entry & Exit form, 02 passport-sized photos, and cash for stamping fee;
Board the airplane to fly to Vietnam; and
Present all documents to VOA counter and pick the visa stamp at Vietnam airport.

Click here for full details about visa on arrival for Vietnam, including how to get it in details, its cost, processing time and important notes.


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