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  CHINA visa service & travel information


CHINESE visas take 3-4 working days to issue at the embassy.
Visas can only be applied for within 3 months of your planned entry into China.

Please note that if you are aged between 14-70, you will be required to attend the application centre in London for fingerprinting on the day of submission so we will liase with you to select the best date for you.
To get started on your Chinese visa, please select the relevant purpose of travel in the box to the left headed 'Download application forms. 

Application Fees

Chinese Visa type/service

Indian Visa fee

Service fee

Total to pay

1-24 month Chinese visa




1-24 month Chinese visa express service




Online form filling & photo upload




Document pre check service




  Service fees include VAT but exclude return costs. Please select the visa pack for your choice of return costs.
Our charge includes checking your Chinese visa documents, attending the application centre to submit your documents, chaperone you for fingerprinting as well as to collect the passport once your Chinese visa is released.


Who can apply for a Chinese visa?

All nationals with UK residency can apply through our service. Those who do not have UK residency must apply in their resident country. The following nationals do NOT require a visa:
For stays of up to 30 days to; Bahamas, Ecuador, Fiji, Grenada, Mauritius, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles & Tonga 
For stays of up to  days to; Singapore, Brunei and Japan
Foreigners who have confirmed onward tickets and seats on international flights and directly transit through China and stay for no more than 24 hours within the airport boundaries do not need to apply for a transit visa. However, anyone desiring to go beyond the airport boundaries temporarily should obtain permission from the immigration authorities at the airport. 
Citizens under the 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption Program with valid international traveling documents and a transit flight ticket with confirmed date of flight and seat for a third country (region) traveling within 72 hours can apply for the 72-hour transit visa exemption at the ports of entry of the airports in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian and Xi'an, which are:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherland, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, The United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. For details, please click the link
 How can I apply for a Tibet permit?
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. 
If you are travelling to Tibet via Nepal you can only apply for the visa from the Chinese Embassy in Katmandu.
Do I need to come to London to give fingerprints?
All applicants aged over 14 or under 70 years of age must supply fingerprints. As we only service the centre in London, should you need to attend a different centre, we will not be able to assist you.
I have given fingerprints to Chinese immigration before, do I need to do so again?
Yes, all new applications require a fingerprint.
Why should I use an agent?
The Chinese visa application is a complex form and many require assistance with it or face rejection when submitting it. We can avoid the application being refused on submission and even complete the online application for you. We do not require an appointment and attend daily so you can get your visa faster. We will chaperone you whilst at the application centre providing your fingerprints. 
Unfortunately, we can only assist those who are using our services. If you are applying independantly, please contact the relevant application centre for advisement. 
What size photo is required?
The photo must be uploaded onto your application form online so you will require a digital photo on a white background sized 33mm×48mm.
 Miscellaneous Chinese visa Facts
Recommended vaccinations for travel to China;

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.
Chinese weather patterns:
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
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 
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