Getting Chinese Visa in Vietnam
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Apr 8, 2013 5:39 PM Last Post By: brennyjg
Jul 24, 2012 6:04 AM
Getting Chinese Visa in VietnamHello
My boyfriend and I are thinking about going to China from Vietnam. We are US citizens. I found some older threads on here that made it seem like it may be difficult to get a visa here, particularly in Hanoi. Is this still the case? What are the basic requirements for getting the it..do we need proof of funds, proof of departure? Are people actually denied tourist visas? Are agencies in HCMC the best way to go? Thanks for any info!
Jul 24, 2012 8:15 AM
1As far as I know Chinese embassy doesn't issue visa for foreigners who already in Hanoi. However, you can easily get it with a travel agency (there are many of them in the Old Quarter). I guess they will include you in their list of guided tour.
My friend did this in 2010 so I'm not totally sure how it is now, you can double check with others.
Jul 24, 2012 10:40 PM
2Its still not easy but I'd start in HCMC using a visa service. All visas are processed there at any rate. What you need to supply varies from Embassy to Embassy but be prepared for them to want flights in and out and hotel bookings.
You have 3 months after getting a visa to enter China so I'd possibly be looking at trying to get a visa in either Thailand or Cambodia.
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Nov 13, 2012 2:07 AM
We're also in Hanoi and thought it would simple enough to do the 30 day tourist Chinese visa with our hotel/travel agency. However, when we got our passports back, we only had 20 day Chinese visas! We have plans to stay in China for 30 days exactly (already have our exit flight booked). Are others having this problem? The agency says that the embassy isn't giving anyone more than 20 day stay and we'll need to extend our visa in China. What??
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Feb 1, 2013 1:41 AM
13good day. I am a Filipina and i need to renew my chinese visa.I need to get atleast 3-6months visa. I heard that i can apply for a chinese visa in vietnam. I would like to know if this is possible for me to get and what are the requirements and how much does it costs. Thanks a lot in advance and hope to hear a helpful advice.
Apr 8, 2013 5:39 PM
14Re: '20 day Chinese visas'. I found out the hard way that they existed and that this was all I had, my guesthouse in China kindly pointed out that I'd overstayed a few days.
All turned out ok but I've since discovered that unscrupuolous travel agents accept peoples money for 30 day visas and only pay the embassy for the cheaper 20 day version. I had a friend who was offered one or the other by an honest agent.
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