China visa application and requirements

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                    China Visa

China Visa

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Tourist visa
required
Business visa
required
Group E-visa
required
Work visa
required
Crew visa
not required
Tourist Visa
for fingerprint exempt travelersrequired
Business Visa
for fingerprint exempt travelersrequired
Legalization of documents
required


Any China visa issued prior to March 28th, 2020 is currently invalid for entry into China.

VisaHQ has been assisting with China visas across the world throughout the pandemic. The process has changed from what was normally followed pre-pandemic. Applicants are required to obtain specific approval for their essential travel to China. You will need to contact the entity or company you will be visiting in China to coordinate issuance of a specific visa approval letter/ invitation letter, called a PU letter. This will need to be issued by the Provincial Foreign Affairs Office in China. This will then need to be coordinated with the appropriate embassy/ consulate or visa center where the applicant is located. Once this has been done VisaHQ can then process your application.

Additionally, if you hold a valid residence permit stamp in your passport that was issued prior to March 28th 2020 and that expired after this date you can now apply for a new visa to reenter China as long as you plan to resume your employment/residency there and have documentation supporting this. No PU letter will be required for this process.

Feel free to reach out to our support teams for more info on how we can assist with your travels to China.

Have your China visa application reviewed by a specialist

and bring the following documents to the appointment:

a
China visa application form. Completed application form for China will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
b
Original, signed Canada passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
c
Passport-type photograph: One (1) digital photo. Please see photo guidelines.
d
Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or itinerary.
e
Hotel Reservations. Copy of confirmed hotel reservations.
f
Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide a letter of invitation from the host in China. The letter must be signed and should be address to the "Consulate of China, Visa Section." The letter must contain the following information:
Personal information of the applicant: Name, gender, date of birth, and passport details
Details of the visit: Dates, purpose, places to visit, and places of accommodation
Details of the inviting party: Name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant
You will also need to provide a copy of both sides of the host's Chinese ID, or, if they are not a citizen of China, copies of their China residence permit and their national passport's information pages. The form that can act as a Letter of Invitation from your friend or family member can also be found here.
g
Tourist invitation. If your travel is being organized by a tour group in China, an official Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by Duly Authorized Tourism Unit in China can be used in place of the hotel reservation. The invitation must be signed by the authorized agent and stamped with the company's official Chinese seal.
According to the July 20 announcement from the Civil Aviation Administration, the General Administration of Customs, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, all passengers who are flying from the United States to China must provide negative COVID-19 tests issued within three days before boarding, starting on September 15, 2020.

China Entry Guidelines and COVID Testing Procedure
Details are as follows:

1. Foreign citizens who are scheduled for direct flights from the United States to China should take COVID-19 nucleic acid tests within 3 days of boarding a plane. For instance, if a passenger is to board on October 10, the issuance date of the certificate should be between October 7 and 10.

The negative certificate needs to be emailed or submitted to the Chinese Embassy or Consulates General in the U.S. according to the consular jurisdiction that the testing facility belongs to (map, consular jurisdiction of the Consulate-General in Houston) once it is issued (no later than 24 hours before boarding in the U.S.), along with the scanned copy of the valid passport information page and the signed health declaration (see the attachment below the notice):

Embassy in the United States (temporarily taken over the work of the Consulate-General in Houston): embchn@gmail.com

Consulate General in New York: cnnyhdf@gmail.com

Consulate General in San Francisco: health.sfconsulate@gmail.com

Consulate General in Los Angeles: Please click here to submit online

Consulate General in Chicago: 12308chicago@gmail.com

It usually takes one business day to process the health declaration. If the certificate submitted needs to be verified with the issuing agency, the processing time will be extended accordingly. After approval, the scanned copy of the health declaration will be emailed back to the passenger and needs to be printed out and carried throughout the journey. The health declaration is valid through the third day after the issuance date of the nucleic acid test certificate. Passengers are advised to travel before it expires and be prepared for checking by the airlines before boarding.

2. Foreign citizens who are to fly from the U.S. to China and transit in a third country or region shall follow the requirements stated in the notice on August 12. However, starting from September 15, the COVID-19 nucleic acid tests should be taken within THREE days before boarding in the transit country. For instance, if a passenger is to board on October 10, the issuance date of the negative certificate should be between October 7 and 10.

3. Foreign citizens who are to transit in the U.S. before flying to China shall present to the airlines a Health Declaration Form, which shall be verified by the Chinese Embassy or Consulates in the country of departure.

4. Foreign citizens are advised to confirm with an eligible institution or hospital on the issuing date of the negative report before scheduling a trip. The Chinese Embassy and Consulates General have not designated specific institutions to perform the nucleic acid test. Test result certificates issued by eligible medical or testing institutions are currently accepted. At present, only the COVID-19 nucleic acid RT-PCR Test negative report is accepted - antibody tests or serology tests аrе NОТ accepted.
Additional required documents for former Chinese nationals
The Consulate of China in Canada requires former Chinese nationals to submit their original Chinese passport (even if expired) in order to acquire a visa. They may also ask for original Canadian Citizenship Certificate/Card. Please call our toll-free line to double check what requirements you need to supply.
Additional requirements for applicants born in Hong Kong
Original ID. Applicant's Original Hong Kong ID.
Persons of Tibetan origin
You must make a personal appearance at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center to process your visa if you are a person of Tibetan origin. The Visa Application Service Center will require additional documents in order to process your visa and VisaHQ is unable to assist in these procedures.
Persons with a Criminal Record
If a person has a criminal record, the Chinese Embassy requires a personal letter stating the following information:
• State that you will not commit any criminal activity while in China.
• State that you will adhere to the laws in China.
• Explain the criminal activity.
Persons with Occupation Related to Media
If you are a media professional or employed by a media company, even if you are not traveling for business purposes, you must submit a letter from your employer on company letterhead and your own letter, indicating that you are not traveling on company business and will not be performing any media related work.
Embassy fees

Regular service:

Single/Double/Multiple entry - $163.24

Appointment notes.

• Please make sure that application forms are not printed on double-sided paper.

• Please do not send us your documents, just upload the copies to your profile

• Starting January 1-st, 2019 all Chinese consulates in Canada will require each visa applicant to be PERSONALLY PRESENT at the consulates for fingerprints submission.

• Please note that embassy appointments can only be booked two weeks in advance, and for set times.


Our services include proofing application forms and supporting documents review. We can also provide submission service for people over 70 and under 14, or for those who have already been fingerprinted in Canada between today's date and January 1st, 2019. Clients will still have to PAY the Embassy fee at the time of submission of the applications.

China tourist visa fees for citizens of Canada, residing in New Brunswick

Multiple entry
  • Validity: up to 10 years
  • Processing: Same day
  • Total cost: 66.67 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Our service: 59.00HST: 7.67 Total cost: 66.67
Maximum stay in China: 60 days  
China visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
Maximum stay in China: 60 days
China visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
The Consulate of China is currently not accepting Next-Day applications.
China visa for citizens of Canada is required. For more information please contact the nearest China embassy.

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