Visiting visa

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Required Documents
1. Your valid and actual passport with blank visa pages and at least 6-month period of validity (counting from the day you submit the application);
2. Fill in the Visa Application Form, attached with three passport photos of 2-inch (recently taken, white background, bareheaded and full-faced);
3. The registration voucher of residence for visitors from overseas (issued by the local police station or hotels);
4. If you were born in China and then join the foreign nationality, for the first time you apply for the visa, the original Chinese passport (original or the copy) should be required.
The applicant may apply for visas of single entry, double entry or multiple entries according to requirements. The applicants below can apply for multiple-entry visa to China available for two years:
(1) Foreign Chinese people;
(2) Foreign spouse and children of a Chinese citizen (the original and photocopy of relevant Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, Kinship Certificate and other necessary documents are needed);
(3) Temporary foreign visitors with a valid native visa or foreign residents with legitimate status in your own country, may apply for Chinese visa to the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy.
Note: Please fill in the visa application form faithfully, completely and clearly, or possibly your visa application will be refused and accordingly make your oversea trip protracted.

The applicant can handle the visa personally, or entrust other people, travel agency and visa handling agency to transact the visa he wants according to different consular jurisdiction of the embassies or consulate-general.
1. Make an appointment ahead of time is NOT needed;
2. Visa application by mail is not accepted, but the postal service back to you is provided;
3. The normal processing time for handle the visa generally is 5working days.

Validity and Duration of Stay
1. VISA, MasterCard, Money Order, Cashier's check, Company's Check and Cash are all accepted (based on the written stipulation), but TCG suggests you'd better pay for the visa expense by cash due to the actual experience;
2. Usually the validity of a Single Entry or Double Entry L visa is 90 or 180 days, counting from the first day after your arrival in China. The visa issuing officials may properly extend the duration time according to the applicant's request and need.

China Updates Visas and Residence Permit

China is to update its foreigner visa, group visa and residence permit from June 1, the National Immigration Administration announced Friday.

Bureaus of exit and entry administration across the country will in the meantime stop issuing the current versions of the foreigner visa, tourist visa to special economic zone, group visa and residence permit.

The new design features an adjusted layout, column setting and machine-readable code, while the new foreigner visa and residence permit cards will also feature a color profile picture of the holder.

Application requirements, processes, standards, charging items and inspections remain unchanged, and previously issued visas remain valid, according to the administration.


Updated on June 10, 2019