Vietnam Visa for China Citizens

Last update: Mar 28, 2020

Do Chinese citizens need a visa to Vietnam?

Chinese citizens are REQUIRED to get a valid visa to enter Vietnam as a tourist or businessman.

Type of visa Visa Requirement
Tourist visa Required
Business visa Required

To visit Vietnam, travelers with China passports should meet the entry requirements:

  • China passport should be valid for at least 6 months following arrival date in Vietnam;
  • China passport has at least 2 blank pages.

How to Apply for Vietnam Visa for Chinese citizens?

Chinese citizens and passport holders can choose one of the following two methods to apply for a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply at Local Vietnam Embassy

To get Vietnam visas this way, the Chinese applicants need to contact any office of Vietnam embassy/consulate. It can be:

  • Vietnamese embassy/consulates in China if they are residing in China. Their contact details can be found here.
  • Vietnam embassy/consulate in the country of their residence (if they are outside Chine).

Here comes the common procedure that the Chinese citizens should follow to get a visa issued by the embassy/consulate of Vietnam:

  1. Prepare required documents, including but not limited to:
    • Vietnam visa application form (hard copy, completed, signed and attached with photo)
    • Original passport;
    • Portrait photos;
    • Invitation letter if applying for a business visa.
  2. Follow the required procedure to submit the documents and pay the visa fees;
  3. Get the visa after a certain period of time.

2. Get Vietnam visa on arrival (Recommended)

This is the best way to get a visa to Vietnam for Chinese citizens and passport holders traveling to Vietnam by air as it requires NEITHER contact or visit to the Vietnam embassy/consulate in any country NOR document preparation before application as well. The application for a visa on arrival for Vietnam for citizens of China only requires an internet-connected device and credit/debit card to make payment.

With VOA, you apply online via website: by:

Filling out the secure online application form, and make payment of service fee;
Receiving the visa approval letter by email, normally in 2 working days (for tourist visa) or 7 working days (for business visa);
Getting visa stamped upon arrival at Vietnam airport and pay for stamping fee there.

Updated January 30, 2020: Vietnam visa on arrival service is currently not AVAILABLE for Chinese citizens. For the best convenience, you are advised to contact the Vietnam embassy/consulate. Otherwise, send your request here for further guidance.

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Vietnam Visa on Arrival Fee for Chinese citizens

The Vietnam visa fees for Chinese citizens vary depending on the way they choose to obtain the visa for Vietnam.

  • The fees for visa applied at Vietnam embassy vary by the embassy;
  • The fees for visa on arrival is US$25 or US$50 for visa stamping for a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa valid for up to 3 months respectively, PLUS the service fee for the visa approval letter. Check the table below for the exact amount of your Vietnam visa cost.

Showing price for:
Tourist visa
Business visa
Type of visa 1 pax 2 pax 3+ pax Stamping fee
1 month single entry $21 $18.25 $17.25 $25
3 months single entry $70 $66.5 $63 $25
1 month multiple entry $26 $23.25 $22.25 $50
3 months multiple entry $85 $80.75 $77 $50
Type of visa 1 pax 2 pax 3+ pax Stamping fee
1 month single entry $131 $126 $122 $25
3 months single entry $174 $166 $163 $25
1 month multiple entry $167 $160 $155 $50
3 months multiple entry $203 $194 $190 $50
6 months multiple entry $430 $409 $401 $95

Service Fee is quoted in US $/pax

The above fees apply to normal service of 2 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $10/pax for 1 working day processing;
  • US $25/pax for 4 working hours processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working hours processing.
The above fees apply to normal service of 7 working days processing. You need to pay extra:
  • US $30/pax for 3 working days processing;
  • US $50/pax for 2 working days processing.

Frequently Asked Questions

In case you are not traveling to Vietnam by air, you need to contact the nearest Vietnam embassy in China or in any country which is convenient for you to get your visa

Yes. We can assist you to get business visa on arrival for Chinese citizens. No document is required for online application.

Q. I have a 3-month visa which will be expired in the next 15 days. Due to outbreak of Coronavirus, I want to stay in my place until it’s getting over. Can I extend my visa here.

A. Yes, you can have your Vietnam visa extended for further 1 month or 3 months. However, due to complicated development of COVID 19, the policy may be changed from time to time. Just check with us before you go to make sure that you do not waste your time.

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Fri Mar 05 2021, 10:18:06 (GMT+7)

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