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I have never had a Chinese visa before, can I apply for a multiple entry 12 month visa?

Yes, however all UK passport holders will automatically be issued a 24 month multiple entry visa for both tourist and business purposes.

I’m entering china on a cruise numerous times, what documents do I need to submit?

Those travelling to China on a cruise must ask the cruise company that they are travelling with to send them a full itinerary of the places you will be visiting on the cruise, including the traveller’s name. Once you have these documents you can purchase your visa on our website, download the application form and bring all documents to us, then we can process your application for you.

How long is the visa valid for?

Depending on which visa you choose, depends on how long it will be valid for. For UK passport holders the visa will be valid for 24 months from the date of issue.

Do I need to leave China before my visa expires?

No. You must enter china before your visa expires. Then whilst in china you have a duration stay which varies depending on the duration stay you have chosen. This duration stay means you must exit china in X amount of days.

What’s the fastest possible service you provide?

The fastest service we can provide to our customers is a 72 hour service. There is no same-day service available at the Chinese consulate.

Are there any specific requirements the photograph must meet?

The photograph must be a standard passport sized photograph which is to be taken on an off white background. It must only display your full head and shoulders and have been taken within the last 6 months.

Where is my visa tracker and online receipt located?

Both are located in ‘My Account’ and then you must click on ‘Order History’. When you click on this it will show your order, click ‘View’ and you should be able to see your online receipt. Also your visa tracker is located at the bottom of the pages where your receipt is. Please note you must be logged onto your account to access this.

--------- Help and Advice

Chinese Visa General Line: 0161 818 9512

There are a number of different types of visas for those interested in China travel. This website will describe these different types of visa, as well as how to fill out the application form that is required to be completed in order to get one.

Chinese consular services give you the option of single, double or multiple-entry types of visa. Single or double-entry visas are available for either ninety or one hundred and eighty days. Should you have questions regarding Getting a Visa for China, get in touch with us and we will answer them as best we can.


Visas for China Ltd
Pall Mall Court, 61-67 King Street, Manchester, M2 4PD
Phone: 0161 818 9512 China Visa Bureau

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