When applying for a Chinese visa, you need to prepare the following materials

I. Basic application materials

(1) Passport: the original passport with blank visa page and one copy of passport photo information page valid for more than 6 months.

2. Visa application form and photos: 1 visa application form of the people’s Republic of China and 1 recent, front, color (light background), bareheaded and passport photos pasted on the application form.

(3) certificate of legal stay or residence (applicable to those who do not apply for a visa in the country of nationality): if you do not apply for a visa in the country of nationality, you need to provide the original and copy of the valid certificate of legal stay, residence, work, study or valid visa in the country where you are located.

(4) original Chinese passport or original Chinese visa (applicable to those who have Chinese nationality and then joined foreign nationality): if you are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you must provide the original Chinese passport and a copy of the passport photo information page; if you have obtained a Chinese visa and hold a new foreign passport to apply for a visa, you must provide the original foreign passport photo information page and the copy of the Chinese visa you have obtained If the name of the new passport is inconsistent with that of the original passport, the certificate of change of name issued by the relevant official shall also be provided.

II. Other supporting application materials

C word visa

Letter of guarantee issued by foreign transport companies or invitation issued by relevant units in China.

D word visa

The original and copy of the confirmation form of permanent residence status of foreigners issued by the Ministry of public security of China.

Please note that:

The holder shall, within 30 days after entering China, apply for a residence permit to the exit Entry Administration of the public security organ of the local people’s government at or above the county level where he intends to reside.

F word visa

Invitation letter issued by relevant units or individuals in China. The invitation must include the following:

1. Personal information of the invitee: name, gender, date of birth, etc;

(2) the information about the visit of the invitee: the reason for coming to China, the date of arrival and departure, the place of visit, the relationship with the inviting unit or the invitee, the source of expenses, etc;

(3) information of the inviting unit or the inviting party: name of the inviting unit or the name of the inviting party, contact number, address, seal of the unit, signature of the legal representative or the inviting party, etc.

G word visa

Connecting plane (train, ship) ticket to the destination country or region with fixed date and seat.

J1 word visa

The visa notice issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of foreign affairs of China and the official letter issued by the media where the reporter works.

The applicant should first contact the Information Office of the Chinese Embassy and consulate to complete the relevant formalities.

Please note that:

The holder shall, within 30 days after entering China, apply for a residence permit to the exit Entry Administration of the public security organ of the local people’s government at or above the county level where he intends to reside.

J2 word visa

Visa notification letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of foreign affairs of China or relevant units and official letter issued by the media where the reporter works.

The applicant should first contact the Information Office of the Chinese Embassy and consulate to complete the relevant formalities.

L word visa

Itinerary materials such as round-trip ticket orders and hotel orders, or invitation letters issued by units or individuals in China. The invitation must include the following:

1. Personal information of the invitee: name, gender, date of birth, etc;

(2) schedule information of the invitee: arrival and departure date, tourist location, etc;

(3) information of the inviting unit or the inviting party: name of the inviting unit or the name of the inviting party, contact number, address, seal of the unit, signature of the legal representative or the inviting party, etc.

M word visa

Invitation letters such as business activity documents and invitation letters of economic and Trade Fair issued by China’s domestic trade partners. The invitation must include the following:

1. Personal information of the invitee: name, gender, date of birth, etc;

2. Visit information of the invitee: reason for coming to China, date of arrival and departure, place of visit, relationship with the inviting unit or the invitee, cost source, etc;

3. Information of the inviting unit or person: name of the inviting unit or person, contact number, address, seal of the unit, signature of legal representative or person inviting, etc.

Q1 word visa

In case of family reunion, please provide:

(1) an invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen living in China or an alien with the qualification of permanent residence in China, which shall include the following contents:

1. Personal information of the invitee: name, gender, date of birth, etc;

2. Visit information of the invitee: reason for coming to China, date of arrival, place of residence, duration of residence, relationship with the invitee, cost source, etc;

3. Information of the inviting party: name, contact number, address, signature of the inviting party, etc.

(2) a copy of the Chinese ID card or the passport and permanent residence permit of the foreigner;

(3) the original and photocopy of the family member relationship (spouse, parents, children, spouse of children, brothers and sisters, grandparents, grandparents, grandchildren, grandchildren and parents of spouse) Certificate (marriage certificate, birth certificate, kinship certificate or kinship notarial certificate issued by public security police station, etc.) between the applicant and the invitee.

In case of reasons for foster care, please provide:

(1) the letter of entrustment for foster care issued by the Chinese embassy or consulate abroad or notarized and certified by the host country or China;

(2) the original and photocopy of the passport of the client and the certificate of kinship with the child in custody (marriage certificate, birth certificate, kinship certificate or notarial certificate of kinship issued by the public security police station, etc.);

(3) the letter of consent to accept the foster care issued by the trustee accepting the foster care and the copy of the ID card;

(4) if both or one of the parents of the foster child is a Chinese citizen, a copy of the certificate of residence of the Chinese parents abroad at the time of the child’s birth shall also be provided.

Please note that:

The holder shall, within 30 days after entering China, apply for a residence permit to the exit Entry Administration of the public security organ of the local people’s government at or above the county level where he intends to reside.

Q2 word visa

(1) invitation letters issued by Chinese citizens living in China or foreign citizens with the qualification of permanent residence in China. The invitation must include the following:

1. Personal information of the invitee: name, gender, date of birth, etc;

2. Visit information of the invitee: reason for coming to China, date of arrival and departure, place of visit, relationship with the invitee, cost source, etc.

3. Information of the inviting party: name, contact number, address, signature of the inviting party, etc.

(2) a copy of the Chinese ID card or the passport and permanent residence permit of the inviting party.

R word visa

Meet the conditions and requirements for the introduction of foreign high-level talents and special talents in urgent need determined by the relevant competent departments of the Chinese government, and submit corresponding supporting materials in accordance with the regulations.

S1 word visa

Must provide:

1. Letter of invitation issued by foreigners residing in China. The invitation must include the following:

1. Personal information of the invitee: name, gender, date of birth, etc;

2. Visit information of the invitee: reason for coming to China, date of arrival, place of residence, duration of residence, relationship with the invitee, cost source, etc;

3. Information of the inviting party: name, contact number, address, signature of the inviting party, etc.

(2) copies of the passport and residence certificate of the invitee;

(3) the original and copies of the certificate (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certificate of kinship issued by the public security police station or notarial certificate of kinship) of the kinship (spouse, parents, children under the age of 18, parents of the spouse) between the applicant and the invitee.

Please note that:

The holder shall, within 30 days after entering China, apply for a residence permit to the exit Entry Administration of the public security organ of the local people’s government at or above the county level where he intends to reside.

S2 word visa

In case of short-term visit, please provide:

(1) copies of the passports and residence certificates of the invitees (specifically, foreigners staying in China for work, study and other reasons);

2. Letter of invitation issued by the inviting party. The invitation must include the following:

1. Personal information of the invitee: name, gender, date of birth, etc;

2. Visit information of the invitee: reason for coming to China, date of arrival and departure, place of visit, relationship with the invitee, cost source, etc.

3. Information of the inviting party: name, contact number, address, signature of the inviting party, etc.

(3) a copy of the certificate (marriage certificate, birth certificate, kinship certificate or kinship notarial certificate issued by the public security police station) of the kinship of the family members (spouse, parents, children, spouse of children, brothers and sisters, grandparents, grandparents, grandchildren, grandchildren and parents of the spouse) between the applicant and the invitee.

In case of private affairs, the consular officer shall provide the relevant personal affairs certification materials upon request.

X1 word visa

(1) the original and copy of the letter of acceptance issued by the recruiting unit within the territory of China;

(2) the original and copy of the visa application form for overseas students to China (JW201 or JW202 form).

Please note that:

The holder shall, within 30 days after entering China, apply for a residence permit to the exit Entry Administration of the public security organ of the local people’s government at or above the county level where he intends to reside.

X2 word visa

The original and copy of the letter of acceptance issued by the recruiting unit in China.

Z word visa

One of the following supporting materials shall be provided:

(I) if the working period of the foreigner’s employment permit issued by the human resources and social security department does not exceed 90 days, the applicant shall also provide the foreigner’s short-term work certificate in China, and the applicant shall apply for a visa before the starting date indicated in the foreigner’s short-term work certificate in China, and the working time shall not exceed the time indicated in the foreigner’s short-term work certificate in China Deadline;

(2) the work permit for foreign experts to come to China or the notice of work permit for foreigners issued by the Bureau of foreign experts;

(3) the registration certificate of the Permanent Representative Office of a foreign (regional) enterprise issued by the administrative department for Industry and commerce;

(4) the approval documents for commercial artistic performances (only applicable to applicants who come to China for commercial performances) and the certificate of short-term work of foreigners in China issued by the administrative department of culture, and the applicant shall apply for a visa before the starting date indicated in the certificate of short-term work of foreigners in China, and the performance time shall not exceed the period indicated in the certificate of short-term work of foreigners in China Deadline;

(5) letter of invitation for foreigners to engage in offshore oil operations in the people’s Republic of China issued by CNOOC;

Please note that:

The holder shall, within 30 days after entering China, apply to the exit and Entry Administration of the public security organ of the local people’s government at or above the county level in the place where he intends to stay for a residence certificate, except for the visa marked “30 days after entering China”.

III. special tips

(1) the invitation may be faxed, duplicated or printed, but the consular officer may require the applicant to provide the original of the invitation.

(2) when necessary, the consular officer may, according to the circumstances, require the applicant to provide other supporting documents or supplementary materials, or require the applicant to accept an interview.

(3) the consular officer shall, in accordance with the specific circumstances of the applicant, decide whether to issue the visa and the period of validity of the visa, the period of stay and the number of entries.

(4) for further details, please check the website of relevant Chinese embassies and consulates abroad.

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