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Q: What do you need to get a Chinese visa?

8 years 28 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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It depends on the type. Although not always required, it always helps to have copies of all the necessary documents, sometimes they are required and it is good to have them for your own records as well.

For an L (tourist) visa:

-- Your passport (which must have 6 months or more before it expires and at least one blank visa page) .

-- A completed and signed visa application form – this can be found online or at the visa office .

-- One passport size photo (2 inches square) with a white or blue background .

For an F (business F) visa:

-- Your passport (which must have 6 months or more before it expires and at least one blank visa page) .

-- A completed and signed visa application form – this can be found online or at the visa office .

-- One passport size photo (2 inches square) with a white or blue background .

-- Visa notifications form from an authorized Chinese unit, invitation letters from the host company, meeting or exhibition organizers in China, or an introduction letter from the applicant's foreign-based company. Invitation and introduction letters need to be on company letterhead .

NOTE: A business (F) visa is intended for business travelers, you cannot legally work in China, for a Chinese company, with an F visa.

For a Z (work) visa:

-- Your passport (which must have 6 months or more before it expires and at least one blank visa page) .

-- A completed and signed visa application form – this can be found online or at the visa office .

-- One passport size photo (2 inches square) with a white or blue background .

-- A Work Permit for Aliens or a Foreign Expert’s Certificate (what you need will depend on whether you are teaching or doing some other kind of work). This has to be obtained by your Chinese employer from the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and you will need the original, a copy is not sufficient .

-- A visa notification issued by the authority handling your work permit application .

For an X (student) visa:

-- Your passport (which must have 6 months or more before it expires and at least one blank visa page) .

-- A completed and signed visa application form – this can be found online or at the visa office .

-- One passport size photo (2 inches square) with a white or blue background .

-- Both the original and a photocopy of the approved Foreign Student Visa Application Form (JW101 or JW202), and an enrollment letter from the Chinese school .

NOTE: The X visa is for students who will be studying for over 6 months. For short term study you will need to get an F visa. Private language centers cannot supply you with an X visa.

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8 years 28 weeks ago
 
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Understanding the needs of our foreign friends, IlaowaiGroup makes great effort to Guangdong expatriate services. So far, we are able to secure one year residence permits for our clients. Residence permit enables you staying in China without worrying about expired date and the trouble of continuously applying extensions.
Visa
Our fast and efficient visa service takes all the pressure off you as we will handle all aspects of the application process. From Tourist (L) and Business (F) Visas, through to Working (Z) and Residential Permits – we offer the full range.
Business Registration
Our experienced staff offers a step by step process to make business registration and incorporation more of a reality than a dream. They will guide you through the entire procedure making sure all documents are handled efficiently and accurately.

From: [url=http://www.ilaowai.net] Ilaowai [/url]

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First requirement for a Chinese visa is you must be Chinese.

Expat visas are another matter.

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