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CHINA VISAS:

The following nationals do NOT require a visa:

For stays of up to 90 days to; San Marino 

For stays of up to 30 days to; Bahamas, Ecuador, Fiji, Grenada, Mauritius, Serbia, Seychelles & Tonga 

For stays of up to 15 days to; Japan, Singapore and Brunei

TIBET VISAS:

Tibet visas are normally obtained by your tour operator but if travelling independantly please contact the Tourist Bureau of Tibet and obtain approval before applying for a Chinese visa. Please note that all Chinese visas obtained before travel will become void upon entry in Tibet.

(Fax: 0086 891 6334632). If you are travelling to Tibet via Nepal you can only apply for the visa from the Chinese Embassy in Katmandu.

  CHINA visa service & travel information

General Information

Our service charge includes checking your documents, lodging at the embassy, collecting your visa when ready and preparing to return the passport to you. All Travcour UK Ltd prices are inclusive of vat.

CHINA visas take 3-4 working days to issue at the embassy & are valid for 3-6 months from the date of issue.

Visa requirements

To see what visa application requirements are needed when applying for a visa, please download the correct visa application form (on the left) which applies to the type of journey you will be undertaking.

ADVISEMENTS;

PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE SAME PHOTO AS YOUR PASSPORT, WEAR ANY JEWELLERY OR HAVE YOUR EYES, EYEBROWS OR EARS COVERED IN YOUR PHOTOS OR THEY WILL BE REJECTED!

If you have had a previous Chinese visa, a copy of this visa must be supplied.

DO NOT PRINT THE VISA APPLICATIONS ON DOUBLE SIDED PAPER AS THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ALL SECTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED INCLUDING Q. 2.6 AND Q. 1.23 DESPITE PROVIDING SEPARATE ITINERARY.

Visas may be rejected on collection, 3 days after your application has been lodged at the embassys' discretion. Fees paid to the embassy are non refundable. Please ensure that all applications have legible handwriting and all details are completed in full. If something does not apply to you on the visa application, you must put N/A.
You must have flight and hotel confirmation with your application even if you are travelling overland and the information supplied must match Q.2.6 which is to be completed on the application regardless of the confirmed itinerary. Hotel bookings must be for your entire stay and if you need more than one entry, the flights must cover both entries and exit.
For Z type Chinese visas, please note that you will only be issued with a 3 month single entry visa valid for 30 days stay. Upon your arrival into China, you must apply for a residents permit within 30 days at the local public security bureau to avoid illegal stay.
THE EMBASSY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REQUEST PERSONAL ATTENDANCE DURINGYOUR APPLICATION PROCESS TO SUPPLY FINGERPRINTS. THIS IS RANDOMLY SELECTED BUT MOSTLY FOR WORK VISAS.
Any traveller under the age of 18 years must have section 6 of the Chinese visa application completed by a parent and signed by a parent to avoid rejection.
Non British nationals: The Chinese embassy may not issue a visa on the express service. 
Nationals of Romania, Serbia or Poland will be priced on application. 

Application Fees

Visa type

Visa fee

Service charge

Total to pay

Chinese document legalisation

£30.00

£50.00

£80.00

Business 1 year multiple entry China visa

£151.00

£50.00

£201.00

Business 1 year multiple entry China visa Express Service (3 working days)

£178.00

£50.00

£228.00

Business/Crew/Visit 6 month multiple entry China visa

£151.00

£50.00

£201.00

Business/Crew/Visit 6 month multiple entry China visa Express Service (3 working days)

£178.00

£50.00

£228.00

Tourist/business/Crew/visit double entry China visa

£151.00

£50.00

£201.00

Tourist/business/Crew/visit double entry China visa Express Service (3 working days)

£178.00

£50.00

£228.00

Tourist/Business/Crew/Work 3 month single entry China visa

£151.00

£50.00

£201.00

Tourist/Business/Crew/Work 3 month single entry China visa Express Service (3 working days)

£178.00

£50.00

£228.00

CHINA VISAS:

The following nationals do NOT require a visa:

For stays of up to 90 days to; San Marino
For stays of up to 30 days to; Bahamas, Ecuador, Fiji, Grenada, Mauritius, Serbia, Seychelles & Tonga 
For stays of up to 15 days to; Japan, Singapore and Brunei

TIBET VISAS:

Tibet visas are normally obtained by your tour operator but if travelling independantly please contact the Tourist Bureau of Tibet and obtain approval before applying for a Chinese visa. Please note that all Chinese visas obtained before travel will become void upon entry in Tibet.

(Fax: 0086 891 6334632). If you are travelling to Tibet via Nepal you can only apply for the visa from the Chinese Embassy in Katmandu.

CHINA TRANSIT VISAS:

China transit visas are required by all except the following;

Foreign citizens who are going to transit China are exempt from visas, as long as they have a booked seat in an international connecting flight, and their stay in the city of transit is not to exceed 24 hours, and they will not get out of the airport during the stay.

* Citizens of the following countries holding a valid transit flight ticket via Beijing (Beijing Capital International airport) or Shanghai (Shanghai Pudong International airport and Hongqiao International airport) to a third country with a confirmed departure seat and date leaving within 72 hours,  may be exempt from a transit visa, provided that their stay within the Beijing or Shanghai administrative regions does not exceed 72 hours: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei & United Arab Emirates.

* Citizens of the following countries holding a valid transit flight ticket with a confirmed departure seat and date leaving within 72 hours, who transit via Guangzhou Baiyun International airport to a third country may be exempt from a transit visa, provided that their stay within the Guangdong administrative region does not exceed 72 hours: Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea (republic), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia & New Zealand.

* Citizens of the following countries holding a valid transit flight ticket with a confirmed departure seat and date leaving within 72 hours, who transit via Chengdu Shuangliu airport to a third country may be exempt from a transit visa, provided that their stay within the Chengdu administrative region does not exceed 72 hours: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.

CHINA HEALTH:

Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. Travellers making 3 or more visits per year, stays of more than 3 months in a rural area, high-risk occupational groups & backpackers staying more than 1 month are advised to have the following recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese B Encephalitis, Malaria, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid.

Malaria exists mainly in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Sichuan, Tibet (only the valley of the Zangbo River in the extreme south east) & Yunnan. There is no malaria risk in urban areas or in the densely populated plain areas. Tourists do not need to take preventative treatment unless they plan to stay in remote rural areas.

CHINA WEATHER:

Northern China: in the far north, summers are cooler than the rest of Northern China, which are generally humid and wet. Winters are cold & temperatures can freeze waterways for several months. In the northeast, including Beijing, summers are hot, winters cold with frost and snow.

Northwest China: this area is mostly desert with little rain. Summers are hot and winters cold, made worse by bitter icy winds.

Central China: generally warmer than the north with rain spread throughout the year. Summer months (Jul-Oct) are the wettest making conditions humid & along the coast, typhoons can occur. Winters have periods of rain or cold and frosty with occasional snow.

Southern China: the warmest and wettest region especially between Jun-Sep and in coastal areas where typhoons can occur. Inland regions of Southern China are mountainous with cooler summers and rain in higher areas; winters are sunny with little rain.

Southwest China: Tibet is a region of high mountains and plateaus & generally the weather is sunny and crisp, although summer months are wet and winter months cold and frosty. 

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR CHINA:

Location of China: Asia
Local Time in China: GMT+8
Capital City of China: Beijing (Peking)
Population of China: 1,3 billion
Language(s) spoken in China: Chinese, Mandarin, many dialects including Cantonese and Fujianese
Dialling Code for China: 86
Emergency numbers in China: Police: 110. Fire: 119. Ambulance: 120 (Beijing)
Electricity in China: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency of China: Yuan Renminbi (CNY 1 = 100 Fen or 10 Jiao)
Notes: CNY: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100. Jiao: 1, 2, 520,
Coins: CNY: 1. Fen: 1, 2, 5. Jiao: 1, 5
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards are accepted at tourist hotels or tourist shops in major cities. Local currency is only available in exchange for travellers cheques in China and Hong Kong
Opening Hours in China:
Bank: 0900-1200 & 1400-1700 Mon-Fri
Office: 0800-1130 & 1300-1700 Mon-Fri
Shops: 0900-1900 Mon-Sun
Hints for China: Business cards to have Chinese translation on reverse side. Essential to use interpreters. Misunderstandings can arise as there is no direct Chinese equivalent of yes, no and please, while laughter also may disguise embarrassment. There are some restrictions on photography. On social occasions (i.e invitation to restaurants), be punctual. Dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. It is not customary to remain at table once the meal is over. Before visiting China, appropriate travel guides should be read
Tipping in China: Not encouraged but accepted from tourists
Import Allowances for China: For persons of 18 years of age or older:
400 cigarettes (for a stay of up to 6 months), 600 cigarettes (for a stay of over 6 months) or equivalent in tobacco products
2 lit of alcoholic beverage (stays less than 6 months) or 4 lit (stays of over 6 months)
(Not exceeding75cl) A reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use
Prohibited/Restricted in China: Arms, ammunition, radio transmitters/receivers

Airports in China:

Beijing Capital (PEK)
Nanjing Lukou International (NKG)
Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA)
Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG)

 
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