China Tourist Visa

China visit visa

A China tourist visa is required for visitors to China. The visa has a 90-day validity period. This visa allows a person to stay in the country for a total of 30 days.

Documents required for China visit visa

A valid passport with six months validity

Copies of old passports and visas

Two color passport size photos

A copy of your completed and signed online visa application form

Details about your itinerary

A cover letter from the ‘primary applicant’ or the company which describes the reason for the travel and duration of stay

Proof of hotel bookings, flight bookings

Proof that you have enough funds to sponsor your stay

Bank statement of last three months

Salary slip for last 6 months

Income tax returns for last 3 years

Travel insurance

Processing time

The visa typically takes 3 to 5 days to process.

Urgent processing requests will incur additional charges. If candidates supply fraudulent information or fill out incomplete application forms, their applications may be denied.

What is the ideal time to apply for China tourist visa?

It is recommended that you apply for a tourist visa in China one month prior to your desired date of entry. The Chinese government advises avoiding applying more than three months before your intended entry date.

 The argument is that if you apply too soon, your visa may expire before you leave. On the other hand, if you apply too late, you may not be able to get your visa in time.

What is the processing time for a tourist visa for China?

Normal visa procedure involves 4 working days towards visa processing. Urgent service can be availed at an extra fee.

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