Click on the correct button below to download the application form for printing and returning to us. Please note that from the 3rd of April 2018, hand written applications will not be accepted.

 

 

 

CHINA VISAS:

The following nationals do NOT require a visa:

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

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

 

CHINA visas take 3-4 working days to issue at the embassy

Application Fees

Visa type

Visa fee

Service charge

Total to pay

Tourist/Business/Crew/Work/Study 1-24 month multiple entry China visa

£151.00

£50.00

£201.00

Tourist/Business/Crew/Work/Study 1-24 month multiple entry China visa Express Service   (3 working days)

£178.00

£60.00

£238.00

 

To view more services & place an order for this visa, please click on and print the correct visa pack on the left which applies to the type of journey you will be undertaking. Our charge includes checking your visa documents, booking your appointment, attending your appointment to submit your documents to the embassy as well as to collect the passport from the embassy once your visa is released. Our fees are inclusive of VAT but does not include your chosen method of return postage. 

ADVISORIES:

PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE READ THE ADVISORY NOTICES ON THE TRAVCOUR ORDER FORM BEFORE SENDING YOUR DOCUMENTS. YOU CAN ACCESS THIS DOCUMENT BY DOWNLOADING THE VISA FORMS ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE.

From the 3rd of April 2018, the embassy will no longer accept hand written applications. Please ensure you type the details onto your application form.

Non British nationals: The Chinese embassy may not issue a visa on the express service. 

CHINA VISAS:

The following nationals do NOT require a visa:

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

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 booked a seat in an international connecting flight, and their stay in the city of transit does not exceed 24 hours and they will not be leaving the airport transit zone. 

From the 1st January 2013, citizens of the following countries holding a valid travel document, a transit flight ticket with a confirmed departure seat and date leaving within 72 hours,who transit via Beijing (Beijing Capital International airport) or Shanghai (Shanghai Pudong International airport and Hongqiao International airport) to a third country (region) 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, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.

From the 1st August 2013, citizens of the following countries holding a valid travel document, a 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 (region) may be exempt from a transit visa, provided that their stay within the Guangdong 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, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.

From the 1st September 2013, citizens of the following countries holding a valid travel document, a transit flight ticket with a confirmed departure seat and date leaving within 72 hours, who transit via Chengdu Shuangliu airport to a third country (region) 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, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, 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
 

Airports in China:

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

 
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