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Chinese Visa

1. Do I need a visa to travel to China?

 

All visitors traveling to mainland China, whether for business or leisure, require a visa. No Visa is required prior to enter Hong Kong; a Visa can be issued upon arrival.

2. What types of visas are there? What documents are required?

 

Listed are the different types, each indicating the supporting documents required:

 

Visa Type Required Supporting Documents
Tourist Visa Full Application Form, and one recent passport photograph;
A copy of outward and return flight ticket booking
A copy of Chinese hotel booking
Business Visa Full Application Form, and one recent passport photograph;
Visa Notification Form (which is issued by the relevant department of Chinese government, companies or institution. Under the authorization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. Detailed information can be obtained form the Foreign Affairs Office of the relevant province, autonomous region and municipality where the inviting party resides.) ;
A copy of outward and return flight ticket booking;
A copy of Chinese hotel booking;
If you are a regular business traveller please enquire for our special service for business visas.
Work Visa Full Application Form, and one recent passport photograph;
An employment permit from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security or the State Administration of Foreign Experts of China;
An invitation letter from a relevant Department of Chinese Government or a government-authorized company;
Student Visa Full Application Form, & one recent passport photograph;
Form : JW-201 or JW - 02 issued by the Ministry of Education of China
A letter of admission from a Chinese University /College.
Transit Visa Full Application Form, and one recent passport photograph;
A copy of outward and return flight ticket booking;
A copy of Chinese hotel booking;
A valid visa for the country of destination;
Journalist Visa Full Application Form, and one recent passport photograph;
A letter from a relevant Department of Chinese government;
A letter from the employer
Travel Itinerary
Permanent Visa
( Living )
A Permit letter from a local government of China .
Travel Itinerary
Tibetan Permit A full trip itinerary + Visa
All travellers to Tibet are required to obtain a Tibetan Permit – we offer this service please enquire for details of cost and conditions.

 

3. How to obtain a Chinese Visa?

 

China Holidays recommends that you obtain your visa before leaving the country where you live. The costs and the length of time to process a visa vary from country to country. Please check the website for the Chinese Embassy in your country to find the information applicable to you. Application forms can usually be downloaded from the web site. For UK residents, China Holidays can arrange all types of visa for you. Please click here for procedures, documents required and expenses.


4. What do I need to submit along with my Application Form?

 

Usually, you have to submit:
Valid Passport
one passport size photograph
Related forms / letters dependant on visa type required
Travel Itinerary provided by your agent

5. How to obtain visa to China in Hong Kong?


You may obtain your visa by yourself from Visa Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China; it is opened from Monday to Friday. Usually you can get the visa within one working day. Fast process is available with a cost.

Address (Please call them before you go to their office):
7th Floor, Lower Block, China Resources Building, No.26, Harbor Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong SAR

Office Hours
Monday to Friday (except Hong Kong public holidays) 9:00-12:00 14:00-17:00

Tel: 852-34132300 (24 hour Recorded Visa Information Service)
852-34132424 (Live Answering Telephone available in office hours)

Fax: 852-34132312
Email: fmcovisa_hk@mfa.gov.cn

 

 

 

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