China is known for its vast area, ranking fourth on the world's largest countries list. Additionally, it has the second-highest population among the top five countries globally. Due to this high population, citizens of China may face fierce competition in various aspects of life, such as job opportunities, investment, and living standards. As a neighboring country, Vietnam presents significant potential for traveling and working place for Chinese expatriates. Vietnam has an open-door policy for neighboring nations, allowing Chinese citizens to come to our beautiful Vietnam without any difficulty. In this article, we present all the necessary documents and guidance that a Chinese passport holder needs for a Vietnam entry permit, especially for business and working visa.
VIETNAM VISA OPTIONS FOR CHINA PASSPORT HOLDERS
► Vietnam E-visa
Vietnam E-visa is an electronic visa type issued by the Vietnamese government that allows foreigners to conveniently and quickly enter Vietnam for various purposes of entry, such as tourism, business activities, and visiting relatives. Starting from 15th August 2023, citizens from China, one of the world's most populous countries, will be able to obtain a visa to visit Vietnam via the e-visa method.
Please refer our article EVISA VIETNAM FOR CHINESE to know more about how to apply a Vietnam e-isa, what is the document checklist, procedure, and timelines.
► Vietnam Tourist Visa (symbol: DL)
Tourist visa is one of the most popular types of Vietnamese visas. This type of visa is issued to travelers around the world to enter Vietnam for tourism purpose only and does not apply to foreigners who intend to work or conduct business in during their stay.
► Vietnam Business Visa (symbol: DN)
In short Vietnam Business Visa is a document allows foreigners to enter Vietnam for the purpose of business activities, such as conducting exchanges and working with businesses in Vietnam.
If you have plans for long-term work in Vietnam, you should prioritize applying this type of visa, so that after completing the work permit, you can apply for a new one-year, multiple-entry work visa.
► Vietnam Working visa (symbol: LD)
Vietnam Working visa is a long-term visa issued by the Vietnamese Government to foreigners for labor purposes and is applied to people who meet the conditions for a work permit or are eligible to work according to the provisions of Vietnamese labor law.
► Vietnam Investment Visa (symbol: DT)
A Vietnam Investor Visa, also known as a DT visa, is issued for foreign investors who undertake business and investment activities in Vietnam, such as setting up a business or purchasing capital in Vietnamese companies.
Below is the list of Investment Visa categories:
DETAILED DOCUMENTS FOR VIETNAM BUSINESS - WORKING VISA
► Detailed documents to obtain a Vietnam Business Visa (DN Visa) for China
Step 1: The sponsoring company apply for a Business Entry Approval Letter
Step 2: Chinese expatriates apply for a Business Visa at Vietnam Embassy/ Consulate or Vietnam International Airport
► Detailed documents to obtain a Vietnam Working Visa (LĐ2 Visa) for China
WAYS TO GET VIETNAM BUSINESS - WORKING VISA FROM CHINA
► Getting visa at Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in China
Before visiting the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in China, please carefully read the instructions and prepare the required documents as each Embassy/Consulate may have slightly different requirements. You may contact them via their phone number or email address. Below is the contact information of Vietnam Embassy and Consulate in China.
a. Embassy of Vietnam in Beijing, China
Address: No 32 Guanghua Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
b. Consulate General of Vietnam in Shanghai, China
Address: 3F, Huachen financial mansion. No 900, Pudong Ave, Shanghai
Phone: +86-21-68555871 / 68555872/13472652588
c. Consulate General of Vietnam in Guangzhou, China
Address: Room P01, 4th floor, Hoa Vien Building, Hoa Vien Hotel, 368 Hoan Thi Dong Street, Viet Tu District, City. Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China.
Phone: (+86-20) 83305911
d. Consulate General of Vietnam in Kunming, China
Address: No. 507, HongTa Mansion. 1 No. 155 Beijing Road, Kunming, China
e. Consulate General of Vietnam in Nanning, China
Address: 10th Floor, Dia Wang International Chamber of Commerce Center, No. 59 Jinhu Road, Nanning City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Phone: 18878693165/ 18577798696
► Getting Visa on arrival at Vietnam International airport:
Vietnam has lots of international airports so you can choose one which is nearest your company, it is convenient for you to move and get visa. Here is checklist of airports you can conference. This is the list of some Vietnam International Airports that Chinese expatriates can get visa on arrival:
HOW TO EXTEND & RENEW VIETNAM BUSINESS & WORKING VISA FOR CHINA CITIZENS
► Detailed guidance on extending & renewing Vietnam Visa (Business & Working Visa) without leaving the country
As we have mentioned in our previous articles, it is possible to extend or renew business visas and working visas without leaving Vietnam. The sponsoring company and Chinese expatriates need to prepare the following documents:
► Detailed guidance on having new Vietnam Business or Working Visa through Moc Bai Border Run
In any circumstance, Chinese foreign laborers cannot extend or renew their Vietnam business/ working visa within the country. They can consider the option of having a new visa via Moc Bai Border Gate.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT VIETNAM VISA, WORK PERMIT, AND TEMPORARY RESIDENCE CARD
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