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Instructions on applying for a Chinese Visa

2017-03-23

What is the main purpose of your visit to China and which is the most appropriate visa category for your application?

Visa Categories

 

Description of Visa 

 

 C 

 

Issued to foreign crew members of means of international transportation, including aircraft, trains and ships, or motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities, or to the accompanying family members of the crew members of the above-mentioned ships. 

 

D

 

Issued to those who intend to reside in China permanently. 

 

F

 

Issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities 

 

 G

 

Issued to those who intend to transit through China. 

 

 J1

 

Issued to resident foreign journalists of foreign news organizations stationed in China. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days. 

 

J2 

 

Issued to foreign journalists who intend to go to China for short-term news coverage. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days. 

 

 

Issued to those who intend to go to China as a tourist. 

 

 M

 

Issued to those who intend to go to China for commercial and trade activities. 

 

 Q1

 

Issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence and intend to go to China for family reunion, or to those who intend to go to China for the purpose of foster care. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days. 

"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

 

 Q2

 

Issued to those who intend to visit their relatives who are Chinese citizens residing in China or foreigners with permanent residence in China. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days. 

 

R

 

Issued to those who are high-level talents or whose skills are urgently needed in China. 

 

S1 

 

Issued to those who intend to go to China to visit the foreigners working or studying in China to whom they are spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18 or parents-in-law, or to those who intend to go to China for other private affairs. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days. 

 

 S2

 

Issued to those who intend to visit their family members who are foreigners working or studying in China, or to those who intend to go to China for other private matters. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days."family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law. 

 

X1 

 

Issued to those who intend to study in China for a period of more than 180 days. 

 

X2 

 

 Issued to those who intend to study in China for a period of no more than 180 days. 

 

 

Issued to those who intend to work in China. 

 

Here are the documents you shall prepare before submission of visa application:

1. Basic Documents

(1) Passport

Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and a blank double-page in the passport (one page for the visa, second page that is facing the first page is for the stamp at the airport) and a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate.

(2) Visa Application Form and Photo

One completed Visa Application Form with a recently-taken color passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a light background attached. Please refer to the following website for specific requirements for the photo: http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/zlbg/bgzl/lhqz/t1418332.shtml

(3) Proof of reservation of flight ticket (to China and from China) and of confirmation of accommodation (hotel reservation or confirmation letter from individual residing in China)

(4) Proof of legal residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)

If you are not Slovakia citizenship, you must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates or visa of stay, residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal staying provided by the relevant authorities of Slovak. In principle, the Consular Section only accepts visa applications from third-country nationals who are holding long-term or permanent residence permit in Slovakia.

(5) Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to foreign citizens those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship)

If you are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport held and a photocopy of its data page.

If you have obtained Chinese visas before and want to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page. (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)

(6) Travel insurance valid during the stay in China (If the consular officer decides it must be provided).

(7) The proof of personal deposit issued by the bank, in which the amount of the deposit can guarantee the sufficient coverage of the cost of travel to China, calculated at 100 euros per person per day. (If the consular officer decides it must be provided).

2. Supporting Documents

C Visa

A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China

D Visa

The original and photocopy of the Confirmation Form for Foreigners Permanent Residence Status issued by the Ministry of Public Security of China.

We kindly remind you that: Holders of D Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

F Visa

1. Applicant for non-business purpose: An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:

(1) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)

(2) Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures)

(3) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

2. Performers in exchange programs

(1) "Dully Letter of Authorized Unit" or " Confirmation Letter of Invitation " or (2) an invitation issued by the organizers of the event and the copy of the approval of the performance activities issued by the cultural department of the organizer.

3. If the stay of the foreign experts in China does not exceed 90 days: "Foreign Experts to China Invitation Letter" issued by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of P.R. China needs to be submitted. Foreign experts to stay in China for more than 90 days, see Z visa guidelines.

G Visa

An onward air (train or ship) ticket with confirmed date and seat to the destination country or region.

A 72-Hour Visa-Free transit policy has been implemented in 12 airports, including the Beijing (Capital International Airport), Dalian (Zhoushuizi International Airport), Shenyang (Taoxian International Airport), Shanghai (Hongqiao International Airport, Pudong International Airport), Hangzhou (Hangzhou International Airport), Guangzhou (Baiyun International Airport), Guilin (Guilin Liangjiang International Airport), Chongqing (Jiangbei International Airport), Chengdu (Shuangliu International Airport), Kunming (Changshui International Airport), Xi'an (Xianyang International Airport) and Xiamen (Gaoqi International airport). The policy will benefit passengers from 51 countries who hold valid international travel documents and joint way tickets with confirmed dates and seats that plan to departure for third countries/regions within 72 hours. Please refer to website of Public Security Ministry of PRC for details: http://www.mps.gov.cn/n2254996/n2254999/c4925780/content.html

A 144-Hour Visa-Free transit policy has been implemented in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. The policy will benefit passengers from 51 countries who hold valid international travel documents and joint way tickets with confirmed dates and seats that plan to departure for third countries/regions within 144 hours. Please refer to website of Public Security Ministry of PRC for details: http://www.mps.gov.cn/n2253534/n2253535/n2253537/c5142851/content.html

J1 Visa

Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

Applicants should contact the Political Section of the Chinese Embassy in Slovakia in advance or and complete relevant formalities.

We kindly remind you that: Holders of J1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

J2 Visa

Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China or other authorized units in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

Applicants should contact the press section of the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General in advance and complete the required formalities.

L Visa

1. Applicant for tourism purpose: documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation letter should contain:

(1) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)

(2) Information on the planned visit (arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, etc.)

(3) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

Copy of ID card of the inviting individual in China should be provided.

2. Tourists traveling to China by their own means of travel need to submit letter of invitation or a reception plan issued by a travel agency in China . In accordance with the relevant laws and regulations in China, the applicant has to before the trip complete entry and exit procedures for the staff, vehicles etc..

3. Tourists traveling to China by boat need to submit itinerary receipt.

4. Foreign mountaineering team visiting China with the purpose of climbing needs to submit the Notice issued by China State Sports General Administration .

M Visa

1. Applicant for business purpose: documents on the commercial activity issued by a trade partner in China, or trade fair invitation or other invitation letters issued by relevant entity or individual. The invitation letter should contain:

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)

b) Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures)

c) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

2.When applying for a multiple entry business visa for China, in addition to the materials listed above, the applicant has to provide a letter from the employer or a letter confirming their business identity. Employer letter shall contain the following:

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)

b) Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).

c) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

3. Entrants to participate in sports competitions and their coaches, team doctors, assistants and other related personnel have to submit the invitation issued by partners in China.

4. Admission for personnel to non-sporting events (singing, beauty pageants, modeling, Guinness World Records, language, intelligence, mathematical competitions etc.) are issued basing on invitations issued by partners in China.

Q1 Visa

1. For family reunion, the following documents are required:

(1) An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in China. The invitation letter should contain:

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)

b) Information on the visit ( purpose of visit, intended arrival date, place(s) of intended residence, intended duration of residence, arrival and departure dates, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures)

c) Information on the inviting individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of legal representative or the inviting individual, etc.)

(2) Photocopy of Chinese ID of the inviting individual or foreign passport and permanent residence permit.

(3) Original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual.

"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

2. For foster care, the following documents are required:

(1)Foster entrustment notarization issued by Chinese Embassies/Consulates General in foreign countries or Foster Care Power of Attorney notarized and authenticated in the country of residence or in China.

(2)Original and photocopy of the consignor's passport(s), as well as the original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) notarized and authenticated certification showing the relationship between parents or guardians and children.

(3) A letter of consent on foster care issued by the trustee living in China who has agreed to provide foster care services and a photocopy of the ID of the trustee.

(4) A photocopy of the certificate indicating the permanent residence status abroad of the parent(s) when the child was born, provided that either or both parents of the child are Chinese citizens.

We kindly remind you that: Holders of Q1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

Q2 Visa

(1)An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in China. The invitation letter should contain:

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)

b) Information on the visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures)

c) Information on the inviting individual (name, contact number, address, signature etc.)

(2) Photocopy of Chinese ID or foreign passport and permanent residence permit of the inviting individual.

R Visa

The applicant should submit relevant certification in accordance with relevant regulations, and meet the relevant requirements of the competent authorities of the Chinese government on high-level talents and individually with special skills urgently needed by China,

S1 Visa

1. Applying visa for visiting foreigners who are residing in China for long period.

(1)An invitation letter from the inviting individual (a foreigner who stays or resides in China for work or studies) which contains:

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)

b) Information on the visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place of intended residence, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures, etc.

c) Information on the inviting individual (name, contact telephone number, address, signature, etc.)

(2) A photocopy of the inviting individual's passport and residence permit.

(3) Original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of immediate family members between applicants and inviting individual.

"Immediate family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18, parents-in-law.

2. Applying for visa with the principal applicant (foreigner who is applying for Z visa to work in China or X1 visa to study abroad in China), dependant applicant must submit:

a) Copy of the principal applicant's materials for a Z or X1 visa

b) The original and a copy of the proof (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship) of the relation (spouse, parent, child under 18 years old, parent of spouse) of the dependant applicant and the principal applicant.

Original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of immediate family members between applicants and main applicant.

c) The statement of the relevant unit or the "Invitation Letter of the Dully Authorized Unit" or "Confirmation Letter of Invitation".

3. Accompanying family members of foreign correspondents residing in China: A visa notification letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People 's Republic of China.

We kindly remind you that: Holders of S1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

S2-Visa

1. For visiting family members for a short period, the following documents are required:

(1)An invitation letter issued by the inviting individual (a foreigner who stays or resides in China for work or studies) which contains:

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)

b) Information on the visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures, etc.)

c) Information on the inviting individual (name, contact telephone number, address, signature, etc.)

(2) A photocopy of the inviting individual's (a foreigner who stays or lives in China for work or studies) passport and residence permit

(3) Photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of family members between the applicant and the inviting individual.

"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

2. For private affairs, documentation identifying the nature of the private affairs should be provided as required by the consular officer. Please consult with the consular officer.

X1-Visa

(1) Original and photocopy of the Admission Letter issued by a school or other entities in China.

(2) Original and photocopy of "Visa Application for Study in China" (Form JW201 or Form JW202).

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of X1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

X2-Visa

Original and photocopy of Admission Notice issued by a school or other entities in China.

Z Visa

One of the following documents:

(1) Foreigners Employment Permit of the People's Republic of China issued by Chinese government authorities for Human Resources and Social Security.

(2) Permit for Foreign Experts Working in China issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts.

(3) Registration Certificate of Resident Representative Offices of enterprises of foreign countries(regions) issued by Chinese authorities of industrial and commercial administration.

(4) An approval document for commercial performances issued by the Chinese government authorities for cultural affairs.

(5)Letter of Invitation to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations in China issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation.

We kindly remind you that: Holders of Z Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

3. Useful Tips

(1) The invitation letter may be in the form of fax, photocopy or computer printout, but the consular officer may require the applicant to submit the original of the invitation letter.

(2) If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other proof documents or supplementary materials, or require an interview with the applicant.

(3) The consular officer will decide on whether or not to issue the visa and on its validity, duration of stay and number of entries in light of specific conditions of the applicant.

4.Time and charges for processing visa

Regular visas can be picked up on the second working days after submitting the documents, holders of the passports of the Shengen countries are charged a visa fee of 60 EUR, please consult with Consular Section for visa fee for holders of the passports of other countries. In urgent cases visa can be issued the next working day after submitting the documents, an extra fee of 25 EUR is applied.

5. Opening time for Consular Office

The Consular and Visa Office is open from 09:00-11:30(for submission) and 15:00-16:00(for Pick-up ) on Tuesday and Thursday(except public holidays).

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