How to Get Vietnamese Visa in Hong Kong

In this article you will find details on getting the Vietnamese visa in Hong Kong (one of these cities, where you can get pretty much anything). In order to get one, you will need to show up in Vietnamese Consulate (many websites refer to it as embassy for some reason) with passport, photo and money. Here’s the address and contact details:

15/F., Great Smart Tower, 230 Wan Chai Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel:(852)2591-4510; 2591-4517; 2835-9358; 2835-9398
Fax:(852)2591-4524
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.vietnamconsulate-hongkong.org/

As much as the website does not offer too much information I would strongly recommend to call them before you go there. Every member of staff speaks speaks English and is very friendly.

 Why go to Vietnamese Consulate in Hong Kong?

If you searched Google for details on getting Vietnamese visa you probably noticed that most of the sites recommend to get visa on arrival (here’s one where you can get it). It’s a great and service that they provide earning them a good profit. Unfortunately, this service applies only to people who fly to one of the 3 major airports in Vietnam.

If you plan to enter Vietnam by land, you have to get Vietnamese visa prior to arrival on the border. This is when you need to approach Vietnamese Consulate or Embassy.

 What types of visa do they offer?

There are 3 types of visa available on the application form in Vietnamese Consulate in Hong Kong at the time when I was applying for one. All of them where tourist visas:

  • One month single entry – costs HK$300 with additional HK$200 charge for express service
  • One month multiple entry – don’t know exact price, but it should be something in between the the one above and the one below
  • Three months multiple entry -costs HK$1000 with additional HK$100 charge for express (1 hour) service
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  • Picked up my Vietnam visa in one day from the Hong Kong consulate.
    One page application form (acquired from consulate), colour photo, passport

    current cost on 29/10/2013 for a UK passport
    single issue 30 day – standard 3 day wait – HK$500
    single issue 30 day – rush same day – HK$640

  • Hi Cez and Agness,

    Thank you for your very informative post. I have been struggling to find information about getting my Vietnam visa in person at the embassy, since most info online (as rightly pointed out by you) is about ‘visa on arrival’. I have been trying to call the embassy in HK several times but without success. I had a few questions and was wondering if you could help?

    – Do I need to take an appointment in advance with the Vietnam embassy in HK? Or can I just pop in during their working hours? Is there a long wait?

    – Do you fill the application form in advance or just get it at the embassy itself?

    – Do they require supporting documents like hotel bookings etc?

    – Do I need an ‘approval letter’ before submitting my application?

    Many thanks for your help in advance. Your post has been VERY helpful :)

    • I have good news for you, but that’s based on our experiences. I hope it has not changed since.

      – Do I need to take an appointment in advance with the Vietnam embassy in HK? Or can I just pop in during their working hours? Is there a long wait?

      We just went in and had to queue behind one person for 5 minutes. In the meantime we filled in the application form.

      – Do you fill the application form in advance or just get it at the embassy itself?

      No, we could do it there and then.

      – Do they require supporting documents like hotel bookings etc?

      No, we didn’t need anything.

      – Do I need an ‘approval letter’ before submitting my application?

      No, we didn’t need this either.

      We wish you an amazing time in Vietnam. When are you going and for how long?

      • Thanks a lot Cez. Your inputs are very helpful. I am hoping to visit Vietnam (by train) on 1 Feb. I am only finding it difficult to get in touch with the Vietnam embassy in HK in order to check their working hours and holidays, since they may be closed for Chinese New Year (31st Jan). Nobody from their customer care seems to pick up the phone (I tried the no.s you suggested)! SO annoying! I am in HK from 28-31 Jan and hope I can get the visa then.

      • Thanks. It was also hard for us to get in touch with them, so we had to go and visit with a hope of sorting this out. It turned out quick and easy then, but I understand your worries with the Chinese New Year holidays. Maybe you’ll find a Vietnamese consulate / embassy nearer to your place in China, they have a few. That’s always an option.

        Either way, good luck and have a great trip!

  • Hey, well done on making this post, you officially provide the most information on getting a Vietnam visa in Hong Kong!! (As the official site is rubbish)

    Thought I’d add my 2 cents –

    -Multiple entry 1 month visa is $750 Hkd as of the 27/01/14
    -You don’t need to line up to pick up a form, you can just grab one off the counter
    -The lady in front if me need an urgent visa and they told her they could do one in 4 1/2 hours! (Extra cost)
    -They close for lunch 1pm to 2.30pm

  • Thanks for this, it’s very helpful!

    Quick update from my visit to the consulate on 26 May, 2014:

    1 month single entry is 500HKD
    3 month multiple entry is 1150HKD

    Takes 3 business days so if you apply on a Monday, pick up is on Thursday. Same day rush service is available as others have commented but I didn’t get the costs.

  • WOW! Guys not only did I get my Vietnamese Visa in Hong Kong like you, but I also got it in 2012 and wrote a blog post on it! Small world. Safe travels.

  • Short update to visa fees for Vietnamese visa in Hong Kong ( October 2014)

    1 month Single Entry for 520 hkd
    1 month multiple entry for 800 hkd
    3 month multiple entry for 1100 hkd
    (normal processing in 2 full working daysat the consulate in wan chai)
    There is an express service available but I don’t know the price.

    And they told me that it can be used at all land boarder crossings from China. I will go from nearby Detian waterfalls at Shuolong ly van checkpoint as far as I researched

    Good travel and blessings

  • A little update on the Vietnamese visa fees in Hong Kong.

    December 31st 2014

    1 Month Single Entry :
    Same Day 720 hkd
    Next Day 640 hkd
    2 Days 580 hkd

    1 Month Multiple Entry :
    Same day 960 hkd
    Next Day 880 hkd
    2 Days 800 hkd

    3 Months Single Entry :
    Same Day 1200 hkd
    Next Day 1120 hkd
    2 Days 1040 hkd

    3 Months Multiple Entry :
    Same Day 1440 hkd
    Next Day 1360 hkd
    2 Days 1280 hkd

    6 Months Multiple Entry :
    Same Day 3200 hkd
    Next Day 3100 hkd
    2 Days 3000 hkd

    Hope this helps.

    • Hi

      I am curious can i use a US Passport to apply for a 1 month single entry: same day in the HK Vietnam Consulate. I am flying to DaNang Vietnam. I prefer to have a working visa instead of applying for A VOA. Dont want to run into any issues on arrival. Thanks.

      Johnny

  • Hi Just a quick message to say thank you for the great deal of very useful info! I was having a hard time finding anything related to the Vietnam visa, other than through this pre-arranged thing.
    I will be in HK in a couple of weeks and will update the price of the visas.
    Cheers!

  • Guys, I forgot to ask if I can obtain the visa for my friend in HK, even though she won’t be there in person with me. Does anyone know if I can?

  • Thanks, exactly what i was looking for!
    I’ll try to get my VN Visa in HK in about 3 weeks.
    Will let you know if prices and processing times are still the same!

    Cheers Dom

  • any updates on the visa pricing, especially the 3 and 6 month mutiple entry. Do these 3 and 6 month allow you to stay in the country for 3 and 6 months?

  • Thanks for this article, I know it’s a couple of years out of date but was still really useful for us. To give up update on prices as of July 2016:
    1 month single entry: 560 HKD
    3 month multiple entry 1800 HKD (That was a shock to our wallets so we had to rush to the cash point!).
    There are no prices up in the centre or online so do try and call or email before as I get the feeling they change the prices a lot. There was a sign saying for 3 month entry you need to provide flight details, we didn’t have this but still processed our application – perhaps this was why it was more expensive.

    Anyway, Good Luck to others getting their visa in HK!

  • Hi guys,

    Im an Australian living in Shenzhen and my girlfriend (who is Mexican) and I are planning on going to Vietnam in a month’s time. We were wondering if its possible for just me to go to the Vietnamese consulate in Hong Kong with the application form filled out, passports and passport photo, money, and just pay there and try and get it done the same day if I arrived at their opening time of 9 or 9:30am? Any tips would be appreciated as I tried calling the listed numbers and they’re just automated voice messages giving out some info.

    Thanks!

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