Tourist Pre-Check & Application Registration

China Tourist Pre-Check & Application Registration


This visa is valid for 2 years from the date of issue and permits multiple entries of up to 90 days at a time into China.

This visa requires all applicants to attend an appointment at the Chinese Visa Application Centre to submit biometric (fingerprint) information.

For those who do not require a multiple-entry visa and are staying in China for 30 days or less, we can offer a service to attend the application centre on your behalf. Please see our ‘China Tourist Visa’ service or contact us for further details.

If you are, or are travelling with someone, under the age of 18, please contact us before applying as you may be required to provide additional documents.

If you plan to visit Tibet during your stay, please contact us for further assistance.

What is included with our Pre-Check & Application Registration service?

  • We quality check your application form and all supporting documents to ensure you have provided all the required information, reducing the risk of refusal at the application centre.
  • We complete the official online China Visa application forms on your behalf.
  • We provide you with the relevant paperwork and instructions for your appointment at the Chinese Visa Application Centre. You currently do not need to book a specific time/date for your appointment – please check the opening hours for the centre you are attending.

Price Breakdown.

Service Type Processing Time Embassy Fee Service Fee VAT Total
Standard 15 days* Paid at centre £83.29 £16.66 £99.95
Priority 5 days* Paid at centre £158.29 £31.66 £189.95

*Working days excluding postal days.

View Supporting Document Checklist

It is important that, before you continue this online application, you ensure that you have digital copies of the following documents as you will be required to upload these.

  • Passport photocopy – Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date from China, have two blank pages and undamaged.
  • Copy of previous China visa – If you have previously held a visa for China, please include a copy of each page in your passport with a Chinese visa.
  • Copy of UK visa – If you are a non-UK national and hold a valid UK visa, please include a copy.
  • Photograph – The photograph must be standard passport size, taken within the last 6 months, against a light background, printed on photographic paper, be full face and non-smiling [without sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief or ethnic background].
  • Travel Itinerary – A copy of your hotel and flight booking confirmations or cruise itinerary. All itineraries MUST include ALL travellers’ names; hotel names and addresses for your entire stay in China with check in and check out dates and ALL flight confirmations.
  • Invitation Letter – If visiting family or friends in China, a letter of invitation is required including a copy of their Chinese ID Card or passport photograph page with a valid visa for China.
  • Proof of Relation – If visiting family, please also provide proof of the relation i.e. copy of marriage or birth certificate.
  • Proof of Residence – If you are a non-UK national, you MUST provide either an EU Settlement Status letter from the Home Office, a residency permit/card or a letter of employment.
  • Self Declaration Letter – If you currently or have previously served in the military you are required to provide a self-declaration letter. The letter should state that you only wish to travel to China for tourism purposes and not for military purposes. This will need to be dated, signed and addressed directly to the Chinese Embassy. Contact us for further information.