About Our Visa Service (For UK Citizens only)

eAll passengers to China require to a visa (except Chinese passport holders). We are happy to assist you in obtaining your visa. Please note our fees include the Chinese Embassy and Visa Centre fees. For Visa Application Form, you can click here to download or phone 00 44 (0) 20 74872999 or e-mail contact@chinaholidays.com. Visa Service

application form

1. What is required for a tourist visa?
To apply for a tourist visa we require your passport (must be valid for 6 months after your arrival back into the UK and 2 full blank pages), one passport sized photograph and the completed application form for each traveler.

2. What is required for a business visa?
To apply for your business visa, in addition to the documents for a tourist visa, we require a business invitation letter issued by a mainland Chinese inviter. Please note the requirements for visa application may vary from time to time. Please enquire with our staff at the time of travel for up to date information.

3. Delivery of documents
We strongly recommend that all passports are posted to our London Office by Special Delivery. A pre-paid Special Delivery Envelope needs to be included for returning your documents or this envelope can be purchased from China Holidays at £15 each. The visa cost does not include the Special Delivery postal charge. We cannot be held responsible for any delay or loss of passports to or from our office.

4. Tibetan Permits
All travellers to Tibet are required to obtain a Tibetan Permit. We can help you with the application. For details of costs and conditions, please send your enquiry to contact@chinaholidays.com

5. Travellers in Transit
Regulations governing transit passengers are currently being reviewed by Chinese authorities. International airports in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang and Dalian are currently offering 72-hour Visa Free Transit Service to British Citizens. For details of application, conditions and tours, please enquire with our staff at the time of travel by email contact@chinaholidays.com.

Inclusive charges for British Passport Holders including VAT




Single Entry
minimum of 6 months



Double Entry
minimum of 8 months



Business Half Year Multi-Entry
minimum of 8 months



Business 1-2 Year Multi-Entry
minimum of 15-27 months