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Notice onIssuing Biometric Visas Service
2021-07-30 12:01

According to relevant Chinese laws and regulations, and with reference to international practice and experience, starting from 1stAugust 2021, the Embassy/Consulates of China in Vietnam and Chinese Visa Application Service Centers (CVASC) in Vietnam will start biometric data collection and collecting all ten fingerprints of all applicants applying for Chinese visa (excluding visa applicants for visas of Hong Kong and Macao SAR of China).

For visa applications submitted after 1stAugust, the Embassy/Consulates of China kindly request all visa applicants to fill the online application form(, and submit passports and other required documents to the Chinese Visa Application Service Centers in Vietnam of relevant consular jurisdiction with the printed complete application form and signed Confirmation of Online Visa Application.

Exemptions for the fingerprint requirements are granted to:

I. Applicants under the age of 14 or over 70;

II. Applicants holding a diplomatic passport or eligible for application of diplomatic, service and courtesy visa of China;

III. Applicants who have applied for Chinese visas with the same passports and have had fingerprints collected and visa approved within 5 years;

IV. Applicants with all the ten fingers physically unable or fingerprints unable to be collected.

Please be noted that all applicants are requested to go to the Chinese Visa Application Service Centers in Vietnam of relevant consular jurisdiction in person for biometric data collection. Applicants shall bear all the legal consequences including denial of entry for forged fingerprints or using other people's fingerprints for visa application.

Address of the CVASC in Hanoi:Tầng 7, tòa nhà Trường Thịnh, Tràng An Complex, số 1 đường Phùng Chí Kiên, phường Nghĩa Đô, quận Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội, Việt Nam

Address of the CVASC in HCMC: Lầu 16, Sai Gon Trade Center, 37 Đường Tôn Đức Thắng, Phường Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Tp.Hồ Chí Minh

For enquiry: Tel: 0084-24-32753888 (Hanoi)

              00841900561599 (Ho Chi Minh City) (Hanoi) (Ho Chi Minh City)


Sample of the Chinese Biometric Visa:

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