China Tourist Visa

China Tourist Online Visa Application

This visa application requires applicants to send their original passport to The Travel Visa Company.

When do I need to send my passport?

Once we have completed your online registration with the Chinese Visa Application Centre we will send your official paperwork for you to sign and return along with your passport.


Single entry visas are valid for 3 months from the date of issue and permit a single entry of up to 30 days into China. Multiple entry visas are valid for 2 years and permit multiple entries of up to 90 days at a time into China.

If you are under the age of 70 and wish to apply for a multiple entry visa, please see our ‘Pre-Check and Application Registration’ 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 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.
  • We complete the official online China Visa Application Form on your behalf.
  • We submit your application and passport to the Chinese Visa Application Centre on your behalf and collect your passport once the visa has been issued.
  • We securely return your passport back to you via your selected method.

Price Breakdown.

Service Type Processing Time Embassy Fee Service Fee VAT Total
Standard 20 days* £135.00 £179.13 £35.82 £349.95
Priority 10 days* £165.00 £237.46 £47.49 £449.95

*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.