Visa Services for CHINA

Tourist visa requirements

What you will need to supply

  • Fill in our online application form.
  • Complete and sign Application form for China.pdf and Declaration for China.pdf
    Please complete in black ink and remember to sign and date the form (section 6 of the form). Please make sure that your signature is similar to the one in your passport.
  • Passport
    Should be valid at least 6 months longer than your visa expiry date and with at least 1 blank visa page.
  • Passport-type Photograph
    Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm. Check Photo Requirements here.
  • Flight and hotel confirmation booking for the whole period of your stay in China. If you are applying for a double entry tourist visa, you will need to present flight and hotel confirmation showing the two trips.

Business visa requirements

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPLY

  • First you need to complete our online application form.
  • A completed and signed Application form for China.pdf and Declaration for China.pdf
    Please complete in black ink and remember to sign and date the form (section 6 of the form). Please make sure that your signature is similar to the one in your passport.
  • Passport
    Should be valid at least 6 months longer than your visa expiry date and with at least 1 blank visa page.
  • Passport-type Photograph
    Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm. Check Photo Requirements here.
  • Invitation
    Chinese company invitation letter, addressed to Embassy of the People's Republic of China, 49 Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1JL, printed on a company letterhead with inviting company's address and contact details. The letter should include ALL of the following: the applicant's full name, gender, passport number, date of birth, purpose of visit, duration of visa required and number of entries, date of arriving and leaving China, place of visit, financial support during stay in China, as well as the inviter's name (company name), contact number, address, stamp and signature.
  • Company letter
    From your UK employer, addressed to Embassy of the People's Republic of China, 49 Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1JL. It has to confirm who will cover your expenses and travel insurance for your trip to China. The letter should be addressed to the Chinese consulate in London, printed on a company letterhead, stamped and signed.

CHINESE VISA PRICES

Please note that most visas for UK passport holders are now issued multiple entry with 2 years validity.

Nationality 4 working days processing 3  working days processing
UK £186.00 £223.00
Canada £156.00 £193.00
US £191.00 na
other £121.00 £158.00

Prices are valid for UK passport holders and include: consular fee, Chinese visa application centre service fee and our visa service fee.

Application form

Important Notes

  • Standard processing time for Chinese visas is 4 working days. Processing time does not include postage time for delivery of your passport back to you.
  • There is an express 3 working days service available. Applications must be submitted in the morning, so please make sure that we receive your documents not later than 9am on the date we need to apply for your visa.
  • Double entry visa allows one person to enter and exit China twice.
  • Non-UK nationals must fill in an additional application form: Application_form_China_supplementary.pdf and provide original and photocopy of valid certificates of residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal stay provided by the relevant authorities of the country where the Visa Centre is located.
  • Consular visa fees and Chinese visa application centre service fee are paid for consideration of the application and are not refundable.
  • We offer discounts for groups of 3 or more people. Please contact us for more information.

 

Passport Delivery options

Delivery option Price
Royal Mail Special Delivery next day 1pm guaranteed £7.25
Royal Mail Special Delivery next day 1pm guaranteed including additional insurance £10.25
Royal Mail Special Delivery next day 9am guaranteed £20.76
Royal Mail Special Delivery next day 9am guaranteed including additional insurance £26.46
Royal Mail Special Delivery, Saturday guaranteed £11.70
Central London Courier collection or delivery £20.00
Courier delivery in the UK (UPS, TNT, Fedex or DHL) contact us