Vietnam e-Visa for Chinese passport holders 2019

Vietnam e-Visa for Chinese passport holders 2019

August 27, 2019 1 By Mi Pandora

Have you ever heard about Vietnam e-visa? This is also a kind of visa that is convenient for those who want to enter Vietnam for a short time. Let’s explore more information about Vietnam e-Visa for Chinese passport holders in this article.

What is Vietnam e-Visa for Chinese citizens?

This is a type of via applied for some countries assigned by Vietnam Government, with maximum 30 days of stay, and only single entry. It is also fast, cheap and can be applied online. China is in the list of countries that its citizens can apply E-Visa to Vietnam. But please note that It’s not apply to Chinese e-passport holders (passport number begin with “E”)

What is the differences between Vietnam Evisa and Vietnam visa on Arrival?

Vietnam e-Visa for Chinese passport holders

To distinguish E-visa and Visa On Arrival, you can see the table as below:

Vietnam E-Visa Vietnam Visa On Arrival
Fee From 40 USD

(No additional fee on arrival)

From 18 USD + stamp fee for government on arrival
Entry Type single entry single entry or multiple entries
Purpose Tourist or Business Tourist or Business
Length of Stay 1 month 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 1 year
Processing time Normal: 2 business days

Urgent: rush in 8 hours

Normal: 2 business days

Urgent: 8 hours, 4 hours, 2 hours or 1 hour

Allowed through 8 International airports:

1. Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi city

2. Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh city

3. Cam Ranh international airport in Nha Trang city

4. Da Nang international airport in Da Nang city

5. Cat Bi international airport in Hai Phong city

6. Can Tho international airport in Can Tho city

7. Phu Quoc international airport in Phu Quoc island

8. Phu Bai international airport in Hue city

13 Land-crossing borders:

1. Mong Cai border gate in Quang Ninh Province (border with China)

2. Friendship or Huu Nghi border gate in Lang Son province (border with China)

3. Lao Cai border gate in Lao Cai province (border with China)

4. Nam Can border gate in Nghe An province (border with Laos)

5. Cau Treo border gate in Ha Tinh province (border with Laos)

6. Cha Lo border gate in Quang Binh province (border with Laos)

7. Lao Bao border gate in Quang Binh province (border with Laos)

8. Bo Y border gate in Kon Tum province (border with Cambodia & Laos)

9. Moc Bai border gate in Tay Ninh province (border with Cambodia)

10. Xa Mat border gate in Tay Ninh province (border with Cambodia)

11. Tinh Bien border gate in An Giang province (border with Cambodia)

12. Song Tien border gate in Tien Giang province (border with Cambodia)

13. Ha Tien border gate in Kien Giang province (border with Cambodia)

7 Sea Ports:

1. Hon Gai port in Quang Ninh province

2. Hai Phong port in Hai Phong province

3. Nha Trang port in Nha Trang city (Khanh Hoa province)

4. Da Nang port in Da Nang city

5. Quy Nhon port in Quy Nhon city (Binh Dinh province)

6. Vung Tau port in Vung Tau city (Ba Ria Vung Tau province)

7. Ho Chi Minh port in Ho Chi Minh city

6 International airports:

1. Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi city

2. Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh city

3. Cam Ranh international airport in Nha Trang city

4. Da Nang international airport in Da Nang city

5. Cat Bi international airport in Hai Phong city

6. Phu Quoc international airport in Phu Quoc island

Eligibility 46 Countries All Countries
Granted by The Immigration Department of Vietnam (government) The Immigration Department of Vietnam (government)

What is the procedure of Vietnam E-Visa?

Vietnam e-Visa for Chinese passport holders

To apply Vietnam e-Visa for Chinese passport holders, you need to follow these steps:

Step 1: Fill in your personal information and types of visa you want to apply.

Similar to what you do when applying Visa On Arrival, you still have to complete these basic information (some are different).

  • Nationality
  • Purpose of visit (tourist or business)
  • Visa type (only one type: E-visa for 30 days single entry)
  • Port of arrival (Choose one among 8 International airports + 13 Land-crossing borders + 7 Sea Ports)
  • Port of exit (Choose one among 8 International airports + 13 Land-crossing borders + 7 Sea Ports)
  • Entry date
  • Exit date
  • Email
  • Upload passport copy – Scan the page of passport that contains your personal information for uploading to the online form (passport must valid at least 6 months from the arrival date with at least 2 blank pages – file must be in PDF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, or BMP. Maximum size can be uploaded: 10MB)
  • Upload a recent digital photo (file must be in PDF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, or BMP. Maximum size can be uploaded: 10MB)
  • Flight number (as in air ticket – if any)
  • Arrival time of airplane (if any)

Step 2: Make online payment

Vietnam e-Visa for Chinese passport holders

After completing to fill in the form, you will receive an online payment notification. At this step, you can make payment by Credit card via PayPal. It is safe and easy to do. After finishing to make payment, you immediately receive an email informing about your order with detailed information. Your job is to wait for the result. It takes about 2 working days for basic services or faster if you choose urgent services.

Step 3: Receive E-visa

Within 2 working days, the sponsor sent to you an email with E-Visa attached. You have to check carefully to make sure the information is correct. If there are any mistakes or errors, you need to contact to the Vietnam sponsor to revise it to the correct one.

Step 4: When you come to Vietnam

  • With the fact that you receive E-Visa and print it out, you officially obtain visa to Vietnam without coming to “Landing visa” or “Visa On Arrival” counter to get the visa like Visa On Arrival. You are not required to pay any extra fee when you arrive Vietnam (like stamp fee when you apply Visa On Arrival). You only hold your hard copy of E-Visa and check out the immigration gate. These things are your guidance:
  • Print a hard copy of E-Visa to show for boarding airplane and it is required to show at Immigration gate to enter Vietnam
  • Note that your original passport must valid at least 6 months from the arrival date with at least 2 blank pages.

How much to pay for Vietnam e-Visa for Chinese passport holders?

Vietnam e-Visa for Chinese passport holders

The total fee you have to pay to get E-Visa = Visa service fee + Supporting Services

  • Visa service fee: Fee paying for the sponsor in Vietnam to arrange approval letter from Vietnam Immigration Department. Please note that it is unable to get visa on arrival without the approval letter. This fee depends on your nationality and type of visa you choose. You can click here for your reference.
  • Supporting Services: Add-on service in case you need some special supports from the time processing your approval letter to the date of arrival.

However, depending on how rush you need visa, the service fee will be higher or lower.