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Guidelines for China Visa Cost

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If you are using a Click2visas to process the visa, there may be two fees involved, the China visa cost and the Click2visas Service Fee. The Consular Fees differ according to China’s reciprocal understanding with the country issuing the passport. American passport holders are charged consular fees slightly higher. Consular and Service China visa cost also differ depending on the visa form and how quickly you need it. Here are some examples of fees for the China Visa Consular Fees and the Click2visas Service Fees. If you were to use a service such as the ones mentioned above, remember that “standard” processing times range from 4 to 6 business days.

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Who needs a Chinese Visa?

All international passport holders will need a China Visa upon entry into China with very few exceptions. You can use the click2visas widget, and your nation is in the required list or exemption list.

Which China Visa category should I apply for?

There are many kinds of visas to China, and new categories have been created effective September 1, 2013. The L visa that was traditionally used by most visitors and tourists was broken down into many groups depending on the visit’s intention. The form of visa, even for ordinary tourists, is the L visa, which can be a single, double, or multiple visas for entry.

  • L Visa: Regular Visitors 
  • M Visa: For individuals engaged in business or trade 
  • Q1 / Q2: For family reunion purposes, or for adoption purposes 
  • F Visa: For scientific, technical, educational, cultural, or sporting exchanges. 
  • J Visa: For Reporters
  • R Visa: The “talent” visa for highly qualified people in fields required in China 
  • X1 / X2 Visa: X2 for short-term studies, X1 for long-term students 
  • Z Visa: Accompanying members must apply under an S1 / S2 visa for persons applying for work in China but NOT to their accompanying families as before 
  • S1 / S2 Visa: for family members accompanying individuals on work or student visas (X and Z applicants)

When do I apply for my Visa to China?

There are two dates that you need to attend: 

Visa validity, suggested by the date of the “Pass Before.” You can enter China when the visa is valid at any time during this period. China Visas are either valid for 3, 6, or 12 months depending on the purpose or number of entries. Applying within three months of the expected travel day will be enough for a daily tourist visa. In fact, if you do that much sooner, you are running the risk of expiring your “enter before” date before you arrive in China. For U.S. residents, Canadians, and Israelis: You can apply for 10-year visas. 

How long you can stay is usually 30 days per entry, and the day you reach China, your length of stay starts.

How to get a Chinese visa?

It is quite simple to complete the request. Please follow the below steps carefully:

1. Choose the departure and arrival country, select the required visa type, enter your name, and click ‘CLICK TO START.’

2. Verify the visa fee and terms and conditions on the next page.

3. On the third page, enter your basic details in the respective field and upload the necessary documents (you can upload the documents in a later stage also).

4. Afterward, check and confirm your form details, then proceed with the payment. We support all types of cards for payment.

5. You will receive the invoice and a confirmation mail with a link in your registered email id.

6. Click the link and complete the remaining form (you can also upload the document in this stage) and submit it for processing.

7. Once the visa process is completed, click2visas will send your visa related documents to your email.

8. Based on your Consulates application procedure, you can submit and collect the visa application by visit or Mail. The Consulate will inform your side of the decision taken in regard to your application.

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What documents will you need to submit?

  • A valid passport, the passport must remain valid for at least six (6) months and must have at least one blank page. 
  • U.S. people should have the passport valid for up to one year for applying for the 10-year multiple visas. When your passport expires when your 10-year visa is still valid, you do not need to apply for a new visa, but you will need to fly with both the new and the old passports where the visa is signed. A copy of the key details page for passports (where the photo is)
  • One recent photograph 
  • A letter of invitation from a “registered tourism unit,” which in China can be a company or an individual. If a person must also provide a photocopy of his / her ID 
  • Copy of air tickets and hotel reservations (This provision seems to have been relaxed on recent legislative changes but may still be subject to the granting office’s discretion)
  • A copy of the Resident permit

What have the Guidelines for China visa cost?

  • US Passport Holder: USD 140 per visa 
  • No – US Single-Entry Passport holder: USD 30 per visa 
  • Non – US Double Entry Passport holder: USD 45 per visa 
  • Non – USA Multiple-entry passport holder up to 6 months: USD 60 per visa 
  • Non – USA Multiple-entry passport holder up to 12 months: USD 90 per visa
  • Canadian Passport holders: USD 80 per visa 
  • Argentine passport holders: USD 150 per visa
  • UK Single-Entry Passport holders: Pound 96 per visa
  • UK Double Entry Passport holders: Pound 111 per visa
  • UK Multiple Entry Passport holder up to 6 months: pound 171 per visa
  • UK Multiple Entry Passport holder up to 12 months: Pound 261 per visa
  • Germany Single Entry Passport holders: Euro 30 per visa
  • Germany Double Entry Passport holders: Euro 45 per visa

Charges also vary when you apply for a visa in a country other than your own. A British citizen residing in the US, for example, can apply for a visa through the U.S. Chinese consulate, but consular visa fees will vary from fees paid to passport holders in the United States. We will additionally charge a China visa cost service fee of $25 to helping you to acquire your visa.

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