A valid passport for at least six months from the date of travel with at least one entire unused page
A completed visa application form can be obtained from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your country or be downloaded from the official website of the Chinese Embassy in your country.
Two 2" X 2 (inch)" passport photos (either white& black or color) should be affixed to the visa application form
For Chinese Nationals now resident or naturalized in another country, the former Chinese passport is needed.
Related documents explain one's reasons to enter China. An invitation letter or a travel itinerary confirmed by a travel agency in China or an air tickets or hotel reservation files are all acceptable as the explanation of a traveler's reason for entry.
How to Apply:
An individual traveler can come to the embassy or consulate in their native country in person or through a third party (e.g. a travel agency or operator) to apply for his Chinese tourist visa.
No pre-contract is needed.
The embassy or consulate does not accept any visa applications sent by mail or postal services.
The process is straightforward and usually takes four to five working days. For express processing within one working day (any hand-in before 11:30 can be finished before 15:00), an extra fee of USD30 is charged and the express processing within two or three days cost an extra fee of USD 20.
Some travel agencies or operators handle a group tourist visa file for their tourists. However, this kind of group visa is actually not very convenient for tourists because all the group members are required to enter into and exit from China on the same dates.
Apply for a multi-entry tourist visa:
The multi-entry tourist visa allows a tourist to enter into and exit from China on more than one occasion and the stay period is 60 days. Applicants are required to provide documents, giving a reasonable reason for multi-entry into China.
Visa fee is different when applys in different countries. The following table shows the visa fees when applys in the Chinese Embassy in USA.
|Entries of Visas||U.S. Citizen||Citizen of other countries|
|Single||USD 140||USD 30|
|Double||USD 140||USD 45|
|Multiple within half a year||USD 140||USD 60|
|Multiple within one year||USD 140||USD 90|
|Multiple within two year||USD 140||---|
hi, My fiance will work in Shanghai and get a residence permit for him and his 2 children.Unfortunately we are not married but living together for 2 years and this is not my children.We are fiancée but I just learn that I cannot get residential visa to live with him in Shanghai, is it correct?What are my options?Can I get a tourist visa for at least 90 days , easy to renew?Sorry for the long questions and thanks you
yes, it is corret. you can try to apply a tourist visa, but i'm not sure if it is a 90 day, usually you can get a 30 day visa and you can try to have it extended before it expires.
Hi! My boyfriend is working in Sanya, Hainan as a drummer. He left last September. I'm planning to visit him on December to join him for Christmas. My problem is i don't have bank acct. What should i do? Thank you.
your parents' bank account or that from a sponsor will do.
Hi, I'm Kai dee, I'm from Philippines and I have a boyfriend in China and he was inviting me to come over in their province because his younger sister will get married, and gonna stay in there for 30days. He has given me the invitation letter, same with the bank account statement cos he is the one who will sponsor my trip, but then the Chinese Consulate in my country asking me about my Parent's bank statement, what should I do My parents doesn't have it? And is a picture of my boyfriend and I is required? thank you for your kind response in advance.
if he is going to sponsor your trip, it is ok to provide his bank account. a picture is not required.
hi there..im marie from philippines.i have a problem.me and my boyfriend is planning to go to china this coming october and when i went to chinese embassy here in cebu i just found out that one of the requirements is bank statement account and i dont have this.my question is ,Is it possible they will grant me the visa??feeling disappointed here.
it will be Ok if your boyfriend have a bank statement account, as you are going to visit China together. but remember that the hotel reservation should include both of your names.
Can someone help me? I am an indian of 19 years of age. For the visa application to China they have asked for a bank statement of 6 months and IT papers. However my bank account is only a week old and I am a student so where will the IT papers come from?! Moreover my mother has a income tax exemption.
the bank statement and IT papers can be your parents' if they are your sponsor of this trip.
gooiing to beijing in october,australian passport holders living in indonesia, do we need to show certain amount of money in bank accts to get visas in jakarta( tourist) mine is for 1 month my sons for 10 days. thanks.
it is not included in the basic documents, but the visa officer have the right to ask you to provide any documents that he/she think necessary.
Hi, this is my second year in China and my visa expires in July as I'll be graduating from school. But I wish to spend the August month here and achieve something I've been waiting for. My school is unable to give me the one month extension. The only way out now is a tourist visa. Please, how do I go about it?
you can consult the exit and entry department of local public security bureau, or a travel agency. another option is to apply the Chinese touris visa in hong Kong.
Hi I'm from philippine and recently working in KSA ..I'm going home for vacation this coming june and my employer is planning to go to china during my vacation.. he wants to meet me in philippine and take with him to china..my question is do I need to apply a chinese visa?or can my employer just can send me invitaion letter?.. Thanks
yes, you need to apply a Chinese visa.
hello am from Ghana and willing to visit china for 2months . do i need an invitation letter authourized from the china bureau or the one am visiting.
yes, an invitation letter is required when applying the Chinese visa.
Hi, I'm here in hongkong, I had a china visa already, and I have use..is it possible for me to apply here in hongkong? Thanks and have a nice day
yes, it is possible for you to apply a visa for Mainland China.