Requirements for China

Visa Application

 

General Requirements

 

  1. Original passport with at least one pair of blank facing visa pages and at least 6 months validity, and a photocopy of the passport’s data page and photo page if it is separate.

  2. One completed Visa Application Form  attached with a recently-taken passport photo (bare-head, full face, and against a light background).

  3. Proof of legal stay or residence permit (for applicants who apply in a third country other than their country of citizenship).

 

You must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates or visa of stay, residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal staying provided by the relevant authorities of the country where you are currently staying.

 

For foreign passport holders who were Chinese citizens and obtained foreign citizenship, a photocopy of previous Chinese passport or previous Chinese visas is required. If you are applying for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport held and a photocopy of its data page. If you have been issued Chinese visas before and apply this time with a renewed foreign passport, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page. (In case your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, an official document of the name change is required.)


 

Additional Materials for Major Visa Types

 

As explained in below  Chinese visa types, additional documentation must be submitted.
 

Tourist (L)

 

  1. Round-trip air ticket (flight reservation )  booking record PNR -  book flight Itinerary 

  2. Proof of a hotel reservation- Hotel Booking 

  3.  An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China with the following
    information:

a. Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)

b. Information on the planned visit (dates of arrival and departure, places of visit, etc.)

 

Personal Invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be addressed to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:

 

Non-commercial Business (F)

 

An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China, with the following details:


a. Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
b. Information on the planned visit (the purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, places of visit, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures)

c. Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact number, address, official stamp
signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)
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Commercial or Trade (M)

 

Documents on the commercial activity issued by a trade partner in PRC, or trade fair invitation or other invitation letters issued by a relevant entity or individual. The invitation letter should contain the same information as described above for the F type.

 

Student (X)

 

For X1 with an intended stay of more than 6 months, applicants should provide:


1. Original and photocopy of the Admission Letter issued by a school or other entities in PRC.
2. Original and photocopy of “Visa Application for Study in China” (form JW201 or Form JW202).
For X2 with a shorter stay, original and photocopy of Admission Notice issued by a school or other entities are enou

 

Work/Employment (Z)

 

One of the following documents are required:


(1). Foreigners Employment Permit issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the PRC, and Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Chinese entities.
(2). Permit for Foreign Experts (Foreign Experts Certificate) issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts of the PRC, and Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Chinese entities.
(3). Registration Certificate of Resident Representative Offices of enterprises of foreign countries (regions) issued by Chinese authorities of industrial and commercial administration, and Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant entities.
(4). Approval document for commercial performances issued by the Chinese government authorities for cultural affairs or the above Invitation Letter/Confirmation Letter of Invitation instead.
(5). Invitation Letter to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations issued by National Offshore Oil Corporation.


 

Private Visit (S)

 

S1 type issued to Immediate family members of Z/X holders including spouses, parents, sons or daughters under age of 18, and parents-in-law for a stay longer than 6 months. Following documents are required:
 

  1. An invitation letter from the inviting individual (a foreigner who stay on a work Z or student X)

  2. A photocopy of the inviting individual’s passport and residence permit

  3. Proof of kinship such as marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship (original and copy)

 

S2 type requires the same documents as S1 for family members of Z/X holders visiting for a
period of fewer than 6 months. Here the family members include spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.
For those who visit for other private affairs, documentation identifying the nature of the private affairs should be provided as required by the consular officer.

 

 

Family Reunion (Q)

 

Q1 type issued for a duration of stay exceeds 6 months. For a family reunion, the following documents are required :
 

  1. Invitation Chinese permanent residence permit letter issued by a Chinese citizen or foreign citizen with a 

  2. Photocopy of Chinese ID or foreign passport and permanent residence permit

  3. Proof of kinship such as marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship (original and copy)



ForTransit (G)

 

An onward air (train or ship) ticket with a confirmed date and seat to the destination country or region is required.

 

Special Reminders and Explanations

1. Chinese D, J1, X1, Q1, S1, Z visa holders shall apply for Temporary4. For passport collection, please carefully CHECK all the particulars, such as your name, birth date, passport number, validity, number of entries, duration of
3. The consular officer may require other proof documents or supplementary materials or an interview or verification of the signature on application documents upon notification by the Embassy/Consulate-General if necessary.
2. Generally, the invitation letter in the form of fax, photocopy or computer printout is acceptable, but the consular officer may require the original of the invitation letter when necessary.
 within 30 days from the date of their entry at the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence. residence permit 
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on your visa, and let the staff know immediately if there is any problem. Otherwise, applicants should take all the consequences thereafter.

 

 

Additional required documents for minors

 

 Application form. The application form must be signed by both parents.

• Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.

• Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.

 

When applying for a child with Chinese parents, the applicant must also provide proof of parents' status if applying from  the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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