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Chinese Embassy in Vietnam

Ambassador: Mr. Xiong Bo
Address: 46 Hoang Dieu Road, Hanoi (P. O. Box 13)
Website: http://vn.chineseembassy.org/eng/

Consular Office

Tel: +84-4-38235569
24-hour hotline: 0084-24-39331000
Fax: +84-4-37338790
Office Hours: 08:30-11:00 & 14:30-16:30 from Monday to Friday (except holidays)

China Visa Application in Vietnam

Citizens of Vietnam holding ordinary passports need a visa to go to Mainland China. Diplomatic, service or official passport holders can enter China and stay for 30 days visa-free.

Details on How to Apply for a Chinese Visa?

China Visa Service Center in Hanoi

Tel: 0084-24-32753888 (09:00 - 15:00)
Email: hanoicenter@visaforchina.org
Office hours:
Monday to Friday  (except public holidays)
Submission of applications: 9:00 to 15:00
Payment and collection: 9:00 to 15:00
Address: 7th Floor, Truong Thinh Tower, Trang An Complex, No.1 Phung Chi Kien Street, Nghia Do Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi ,Vietnam

China Visa Service Center in Da Nang

Tel: 0084-236-3822211 (09:00 - 15:00)
Email: danangcenter@visaforchina.org
Office hours:
Monday to Friday  (except public holidays)
Submission of applications: 9:00 to 15:00.
Payment and collection: 9:00 to 15:00.
Address: Unit B, 8 Floor, Indochina Riverside Tower, No.74 Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau District, Danang City,Vietnam

Visa Fee (USD)

Entries Vietnam Citizens US Citizens Canada Citizens Non-US/Canada/Vietnam Citizens
Single Entry 45 139 60 23
Double Entries 68 139 60 34
Multiple Entries for 6 Months 90 139 60 45
Multiple Entries for 12 Months 135 139 60 68

The regular processing time is 4 working days except the visa for Hong Kong and Macau.

1. Express serivce, taking 2 - 3 working days, will be charged for an additional fee of $20 for a visa.
2. Rush service, taking 1 working day, will be charged for an additional fee of $30 for a visa.


Consulate-General of the PRC in Ho Chi Minh City

Consul General: Mr. Wei Huaxiang
Address: 175 Hai Ba Trung Road, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84-28-38292457
Fax: +84-28-38275845
Email: hcmlsg@163.com

Consular Office

Office hours: 08:30 - 11:00; 14:30 - 16:00 from Mon. - Fri. except public holidays)
Tel: +84-28-38296434; +84-28-38292459
Fax: +84-28-38224686
Email: hcm@csm.mfa.gov.cn

Economic and Commercial Counselor's Office in Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: +84-28-38275111
Fax: +84-28-38231142
Email: hochiminh@mofcom.gov.cn

2024 Holiday Schedule of Consulate-General of the PRC in Ho Chi Minh City

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day December 30, 2023 - January 1, 2024 Saturday - Monday
Chinese New Year February 8 - 14 Thursday - Wednesday
Qingming Festival April 4 Thursday
Reunification Day & International Workers Day April 30 - May 1 Tuesday - Wednesday
Dragon Boat Festival June 8 - 10 Saturday - Monday
National Day of Vietnam August 31 - September 3 Saturday - Tuesday
Mid-Autumn Day September 17 Tuesday
Chinese National Day September 28 - October 2 Saturday - Wednesday

Vietnam Profile

Full Name: The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

Capital: The capital of Vietnam is Hanoi, the second largest city in the country after Ho Chi Minh City.

Language: Vietnamese is the official language, with English being spoken by the majority of   service industry personnel.

Population: As of 2023, the population of Vietnam is 99.58 million, with the Kinh ethnic group accounting for 86% of the total.

Religion: Vietnam has not been a particularly religious country in its history. Approximately 73.3% of the population belongs to atheist or folk beliefs, and some others believe in Buddhism or Catholicism.

Geography: Located in the east part of Indochina Peninsula, Vietnam borders China in the north, Laos and Cambodia in the west, and faces the South China Sea in the east and south.

Best time to visit: Vietnam has a narrow but long territory from north to south, resulting in distinct differences in climate. The north experiences four distinct seasons, while the south only has a dry season from October to April, and rainy season from May to September. Therefore, November to February is the best time for a visit.

Top destinations for your Vietnam tours:
1. Halong Bay: most famous coastal attraction in Vietnam, often described as a “natural wander”  
2. Da Nang: an important historical city with many cultural relics, seaside resorts and beaches
3. Ho Chi Minh City: a modern metropolis but still maintains its traditional features
4. Hoi An: most famous for its colorful lanterns
5. Nha Trang: a destination with some of the best beaches for a relaxing holiday  

Chinese nationals lose their Ordinary Passport for Personal Affaires in Vietnam

1. Please report to the nearby police station as soon as possible.

2. Carry the original and copy of report document to the Chinese embassy or consulate, and submit a written report to narrate your identity, the process of going abroad, your situation and the course of losing passport.

3. Required Documents: Data pages of your lost passport and copy of your valid Vietnamese visa if available; Other related documents that can prove your identity; Four recent passport size color photo with no hat against a white background; A legibly completed Passport/Travel Permit/Seafarer's Passport/Entry Permit Application Form of the PRC; Other documents asked by consul officials.

4. For Chinese citizens staying in Vietnam for a long period (such as study, work or settlement), if they lose their passport, the Chinese embassy reissues a Chinese passport. The fee is 35 U.S. Dollars. For Chinese citizens sojourning there for a short period, if they lose their passport, the Chinese embassy issues a Travel Permit which can only be used for one time when they come back. The fee is 25 U.S. Dollars.

5. After getting a new passport or travel permit, please immediately go to the nearest Exit and Entry Administration Bureau to apply for a new one or residence permit by the note issued by Chinese embassy or consulate general.

 Please contact Embassy of Vietnam in China if Vietnameses are in troubles there.

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- Last updated on Mar. 04, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Vietnam
Asked by hoa nguyen from USA | Feb. 09, 2024 09:32Reply
Can US citizens go to Vietnam for a vacation and apply for China visa from there ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Green | Feb. 17, 2024 18:27

If it is a short stay, the application may not be accepted by local Chinese visa service center.
Asked by Eric from FRANCE | Nov. 04, 2023 03:59Reply
To apply a Chinese visa in Vietnam
I have travelled since several months between India Malaysia Indonesia. I plan to go to China. Can i apply a Chinese visa from Vietnam as a tourist?
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen | Nov. 05, 2023 18:19

It is not easy. You may have a try but it is possible to be rejected.
Asked by Arvin from PHILIPPINES | May. 29, 2023 04:43Reply
Singapore issued Visas but exiting through VN
If I have given a visa (Z) and (S) Visa for my family wife and 2 children in Singapore and we wanted to visit hcmc for vacation, can we exit in HCMC to enter China mainland eventhough the visas were issued in Sigapore?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey | May. 29, 2023 23:06

Yes, you can. It doesn't matter if entering China from HCMC.
Asked by Grant from VIETNAM | Mar. 26, 2021 02:26Reply
Notarizing Expat Documents
Hi There, I am a South African living and working in Vietnam.

I have recently been offered a job in Beijing China.

Will the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam be able to Notarize my documents for my employer in China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vera | Apr. 06, 2021 01:10

If your documents were obtained from Vietnam, you can have them authenticated in the Chinese embassy in Vietnam.
Asked by John from USA | Sep. 16, 2020 20:46Reply
Document Authentication
How do I get Vietnamese documents authenticated at Chinese Embassy in Hanoi for my employer in China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Josey | Sep. 23, 2020 23:00

1. Have the document notarized at a notary public in Vietnam.
2. Have the document authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam.
3. Have the document authenticated by the Chinese embassy.
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