Travel Information

Visa Requirements

Reminder: You should apply for a visa in good time, in case of any delays during processing.

If you require a visa invitation or confirmation letter, please email us at

Important note for travelers

According to the bilateral agreements between China and foreign countries, citizens of some countries who meet requirements set out in the bilateral agreements may enter China without a visa. For specific information, please refer to the List of Agreements on Mutual Visa Exemption Between China and Foreign Countries

Application Procedures

Fill out application form at Confirmation page and full form (8 pages in total) must be printed with signature on the confirmation page and item 9 of the form. Please check the information on the application form carefully, so as not to take it back and fill it out again after arriving at the Embassy.

Appointment at for ordinary passport holders should be made before Visa Application Submission. Diplomatic passport holders, or applicants eligible for Diplomatic, Service and Courtesy visas may submit visa application directly to the Embassy (no need for appointment).

Submission: Documents shall be submitted to the Embassy in full and at the appointment time.Applicants will be requested to have their fingerprints collected (Visa for Hong Kong and Macau SAR of China are not included). The following applicants can be exempted from fingerprints collection:Applicants under the age of 14 or over 70; Diplomatic passport holders, or applicants eligible for diplomatic, official and courtesy visas;

For further information, please visit the China Consular Service Network website.

Basic requirements for VISA Application

Passport - Original passport that is valid for at least another 6 months with at least one blank visa page, and a photocopy of the passport's information/photo page and emergency contact page. The previous old passport is required to be submitted.

Visa application form and the confirmation page with signatures.

One photo - The ID photo should be recent (within 6 months), front view, white background, in 48mm x 33mm size without head covering. Stapled/taped/clipped/detached photos will not be accepted.

For further information, please visit the China Consular Service Network website.

Where Visas are being issued

The embassies and consulates of the People's Republic of China abroad or other overseas agencies entrusted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are responsible for issuing entry visas to foreigners abroad.

For the latest information please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

If you require an invitation letter for your visa application process please contact us at