China visa application and requirements

                    China Visa

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Tourist visa
required
Business visa
required
Crew visa
required
Student visa
required
Work visa
required


Select the type of China tourist visa application:

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:

a
Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.
b
Original passport.The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of India and has at least three blank visa pages.
c
Passport-type photographs. Two Colour photographs: Taken on whote back ground,hair behind the ears,T-shirt to be in any colour but white.
d
Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.
e
Proof of Status. Original proof of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit. This document must be valid for a minimum of 6 months.
f
Copy of visa. Copy of Biodata page and copiesof all previous Chinese visas.
g
Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.
h
Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary. Please complete all travel history on form in details.
i
Health insurance. Travel Insurance - Visa Letter( one page documents) only for Discover Health, Regent, Momentum,Charti, Tic, Axa, Ace, Oojah, Auropaische, Reiserversicherung, Wiener Versicherung. Ensure the following: It must contain the logo on theinurance and name of the applicant .Otherwise each applicant must submit a copy of the insurance policy stating name,days covered,amount up to a minimum of 30,000 Euros or equivalent.The visa will be issued accordingly to days covered by insurance.
j
Bank statement. Original 3 months bank statement with a minimum balance of R10.000 ( first time traveller only). It is possible that an immigration officer can cancel the visa on the spot if this is not presented.
k
Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If staying with friends or family, a signed letter of invitation from the host in the destination country. The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of the destination country, Visa Section and should state the relationship to the applicant, the dates of the visit, and the address and phone number where you will be staying. Please provide a copy of the inviting party's ID.
l
Parental Approval. For minor applicants, prior written consent from both parents or respective guardians giving the consulate consent to issue the child a visa.Certified copies of parents ID and marriage certificate. Consent letter has to be stamped by a notary lawyer.
m
For Minors. A Family Book or Birth Certificate must be presented. An Unabridged Certificate is required.
n
Personal Invitation. An formal invitation letter is required fom the individula in China.(full name,gender and date of birth)in information on the planned visit(arrival and departure dates,places to be visited.Information in the inviting entity or individual name,contact telephone number,address,official stamp,signatures of the legal representativesof the inviting individual)Copy of the Chinese ID of the person who issigning theinvitation letter plus full page of the passportdetails that include full name,dte of birth,date of issue and expiry .

China tourist visa fees for citizens of South Africa

Single entry
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 4 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 3 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 2 business days
  • Total cost:
Multiple entry
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 4 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 3 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 2 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 1 year
  • Processing: 4 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 1 year
  • Processing: 3 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 1 year
  • Processing: 2 business days
  • Total cost:
Double entry
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 4 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 3 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 2 business days
  • Total cost:
Maximum stay in China: 90 days China visa help
Maximum stay in China: 90 days China visa help
China visa for citizens of South Africa is required. For more information please contact the nearest China embassy.



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