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BEWARE - China Visas in Hanoi

Posted by buddsabroaad on 14/4/2009 at 12:42

Posted from within Vietnam.

We just got back from the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi where we were denied a tourist visa. We were told that a new regulation, enacted within the past month, does not allow Hanoi to issue tourist visas, only working visas. We were told that we had to go to Ho Chi Minh City to get a tourist visa.

We are from the US, but others from UE countries were getting the same story.

Oh well, I guess it's on to Thailand...

#1 buddsabroaad has been a member since 2/3/2009. Posts: 3

Posted by daawgon on 15/4/2009 at 02:59

If I were you, I would talk to a travel agent in Hanoi. I have seen signs there advertising Chinese visas (I understand that agents have better luck than individuals with the embassy). Try my friend Diep at Adventure Indochina on Hang Buom (an extension of Ma May St.)

#2 daawgon has been a member since 17/4/2007. Posts: 1,114


Posted by buddsabroaad on 15/4/2009 at 09:49

Posted from within Vietnam.

We've talked to a few travel agencies and have gotten the same info. They have to go to the embassy in HCMC as well. Typically it's 6 days tot get and over $150.

#3 buddsabroaad has been a member since 2/3/2009. Posts: 3

Posted by spakky on 8/10/2009 at 22:31

hi there. Does anyone know if this is still the case? Was planning to get Chinese tourist visas in Hanoi in December so would be v.grateful if anyone could confirm whether it's possible or not? thanks.

#4 spakky has been a member since 24/9/2009. Posts: 18

Posted by spakky on 8/10/2009 at 22:33

hi there. Does anyone know if this is still the case? Was planning to get Chinese tourist visas in Hanoi in December so would be v.grateful if anyone could confirm whether it's possible or not? thanks.

#5 spakky has been a member since 24/9/2009. Posts: 18


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