Visa Application Requirement For China
China is amongst the most popular countries to visit in the world and has attracted tourists from around the globe every year. If you plan to visit China, this article will help you understand how their visa application process works and what their requirements are.
A visa application for China depends on the purpose of your visit. You will first need to follow the requirement for the visa application based on the purpose of your visit. From time to time, China visa consulate may change their visa requirements. So it is always best to first check directly with the China embassy or visa consulate in your country or their website before submitting your visa application.
Below are the type of available visas for China. Depending on the purpose of your visit, you will need to determine which visa suits your needs for your application.
᛫ Tourist Visa
᛫ Visiting Relative Visa
᛫ Spouse Visa
᛫ Business Visa
᛫ Student Visa
᛫ Working Visa
If you're a permanent resident, you don't need a visa to visit or enter China. Also, several countries have a visa exemption status with China. If you are a passport holder from Singapore, Brunei, or Japan and planning to visit China for 15 days or less, you are exempt for the visa. However, you must apply for a visa if your trip will last longer than 15 days. If you happen to catch a layover flight in China and has no plan to leave the airport, then you don't need a visa.
Here is the list of countries that are in a visa exemption agreement with China. If you are a passport holder from one of them, you don't need to apply for a visa to enter China for 15 days or less. However, if you are from a country that is not on the list, then you'll likely need a visa to enter China.
If you do require a visa to enter China, and you plan to apply for one, here is the list of basic requirement documents that you need to prepare and include along with your visa application.
᛫ Visa Application Form
᛫ Flight Itinerary
᛫ Hotel Reservation
᛫ Invitation Letter
᛫ Bank Statement
The flight itinerary and hotel reservation allow the Chinese Consulate to ensure that you have planned your trip and have arranged accommodation during your visit. Your flight itinerary will also ensure them that you have a plan to return to your origin country within your stay permit.
You can obtain both your flight and hotel itinerary for your visa application purposes without purchasing an actual ticket. Purchasing an actual ticket for your visa application can pose a risk if your visa is delayed or rejected. Once you have your visa, you can purchase an actual ticket based on a travel plan that suits you best.
Please contact us if you have any questions related to flight or hotel reservation booking for a visa application.