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2022-02-23 18:20

To facilitate people-to-people exchanges between China and Vietnam and provide greater convenience and comfort in the application of consular certificates, the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Hanoi (referred to as "the Visa Center" hereinafter) will start providing services for the application of consular certificates from 6th September, 2019. These services include issuing visa for China (Mainland), visa for Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR of China, collecting biometric information, collecting visa fees for the Chinese Embassy (including expedition fees), issuing visa and providing consultation. The Embassy hereby notifies that:

1. The Visa Center will start trial operation from the 3rd to the 4th of September, 2019. During this period, applicants with regular passports can submit application to the Visa Center or the Chinese Embassy. If you apply at the Visa Center, go to its website, fill in an online application form and make an appointment. The opening ceremony of the Visa Center will be held in the morning of the 5th of September, during which it will suspend services. After the Visa Center officially opens on the 6th September 2019, the Chinese Embassy will stop issuing visa for China (Mainland), and visa for Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR of China. Applicants should apply for the above-mentioned visas at the Visa Center.

Address of the Visa Center: 7th Floor, Truong Thinh Tower, Trang An Complex, No.1 Phung Chi Kien Street, Nghia Do Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi ,Vietnam.




Opening hours: 09:00 - 12:00 Tuesday&Thursday (Notices on holiday opening hours will be issued separately)

2. If you are holding a diplomatic or official passport, or applying for a diplomatic, official, courtesy or R visa, please come to the Chinese Embassy for application (an appointment is not required). The Chinese Embassy will continue to provide notarization and authentication services and issue passports and travel documents. Opening hours of the Chinese Embassy is from 08:30 to 11:00 and 14:30 to 16:30 (Notices on holiday opening hours will be issued separately). For more information, please visit the website of the Chinese Embassy and check the "Visa & Legalization" column.

3. The Visa Center collects visa application fees and expedition fees for the Chinese Embassy, and service fees for itself. Applicants can choose VIP services. For more information on VIP services and charges, please consult the Visa Center. The hotline of the Visa Center is published on its website.

4. The Visa Center is not involved in visa approval. Consular officers of the Chinese Embassy will determine whether to issue a visa, and its validity, duration of stay and the number of entries based on the applicant's personal information. Consular officers can request other certificates and documents from the applicant, or an interview with the applicant accordingly.

5. Except for the Visa Center, the Chinese Embassy has not authorized other institutions or individuals to provide consular certificate services. Applicants are advised to treat relevant information with caution.

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