Business / Official visit
An official invitation from related Chinese government
departments or companies authorized by
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue visa is
required. Based on the official invitation with a company
letter from your company, you can apply for a single, double entry, or multiple entry visa.
Tourists / family visit visa (L)
Hong Kong has a special status - No visa needed for
certain countries. For others a letter to explain the motivation of the visit is
required. Additionally, you may be required to provide
actual airline tickets showing departure from China - you
should contact the appropriate Consulate or Embassy for
further details. A single entry, a double entry, or a
multiple entry visa can be applied.
Student Visas (X)
Along with the visa application, you must provide an
approved Foreign Student Visa Application
Form issued by the State Education Ministry of China, and
an enrollment letter from the receiving university.
Employment / Work Visa (Z)
In addition to the application form, you must submit an
official invitation issued by a Chinese Government Agency,
a government- authorized company or a Foreign Specialist's
License issued by Chinese Foreign Specialist Bureau.
Resident Visa (D)
Applicants for resident visas must apply for residency by
themselves or through their relatives in China with the
local Entry and Exit Administration division under Public
Security Department. After obtaining approval, they can
apply for a Resident visa at the visa office.
Group Visa for China
A tourist group of seven and above can apply for a group
visa if they plan to enter and leave China at the same
time. The group must provide an invitation from a Chinese
travel agency, photocopies of the information pages of
their passports with related amendments, and three
properly completed forms.