China visa application and requirements

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Tourist visa
Business visa
Visitor visa
Transit visa
Project Visa
Journalist visa
Student visa X1 up to 180 days
Student visa X2 over 180 days
Exchange visa F
Journalist visa
up to 180 daysrequired
Journalist visa
over 180 daysrequired
Student visa

From 0:00 on December 1, 2023 to 24:00 on November 30, 2024 (Beijing time), ordinary passport holders will be exempt from the Visa requirements for entry into China for business, tourism, family visits and transit for a period not exceeding 15 days.

VisaHQ provides consultancy and administrative service. All applicants must submit the application in person to the embassy / application center. An appointment might be required for application submission. Our service fees doesn't include the embassy fees.

Please complete the online form for your Tourist visa to China

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:

Application Form. The application form will be filled out by VisaHQ and sent to the applicant per E-Mail to be signed.
Original passport , valid for at least 180 days and with two free pages. Printed or already stamped pages do not count.
Passport-type photograph: One (1) JPG Format photo must be 33mm wide and 48mm tall. Please see photo guidelines here.
Copy of the passport. Copy of the crucial data page of the passport.
Flight and hotel reservation. Documentation of the travel schedule for applicants who organize their own trips.
Invitation letter. Invitation letter issued by the inviting institution or private person with all relevant travel information of the applicant and the contact information of the respective host (in the case of private persons with a copy of the identity card).
Copy of birth certificate. (In case of naturalization.)
Data Protection form. Completed and signed Data Protection form.
According to the July 20 announcement from the Civil Aviation Administration, the General Administration of Customs, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, all passengers who are flying from the United States to China must provide negative COVID-19 tests issued within three days before boarding, starting on September 15, 2020.

China Entry Guidelines and COVID Testing Procedure
Details are as follows:

1. Foreign citizens who are scheduled for direct flights from the United States to China should take COVID-19 nucleic acid tests within 3 days of boarding a plane. For instance, if a passenger is to board on October 10, the issuance date of the certificate should be between October 7 and 10.

The negative certificate needs to be emailed or submitted to the Chinese Embassy or Consulates General in the U.S. according to the consular jurisdiction that the testing facility belongs to (map, consular jurisdiction of the Consulate-General in Houston) once it is issued (no later than 24 hours before boarding in the U.S.), along with the scanned copy of the valid passport information page and the signed health declaration (see the attachment below the notice):

Embassy in the United States (temporarily taken over the work of the Consulate-General in Houston):

Consulate General in New York:

Consulate General in San Francisco:

Consulate General in Los Angeles: Please click here to submit online

Consulate General in Chicago:

It usually takes one business day to process the health declaration. If the certificate submitted needs to be verified with the issuing agency, the processing time will be extended accordingly. After approval, the scanned copy of the health declaration will be emailed back to the passenger and needs to be printed out and carried throughout the journey. The health declaration is valid through the third day after the issuance date of the nucleic acid test certificate. Passengers are advised to travel before it expires and be prepared for checking by the airlines before boarding.

2. Foreign citizens who are to fly from the U.S. to China and transit in a third country or region shall follow the requirements stated in the notice on August 12. However, starting from September 15, the COVID-19 nucleic acid tests should be taken within THREE days before boarding in the transit country. For instance, if a passenger is to board on October 10, the issuance date of the negative certificate should be between October 7 and 10.

3. Foreign citizens who are to transit in the U.S. before flying to China shall present to the airlines a Health Declaration Form, which shall be verified by the Chinese Embassy or Consulates in the country of departure.

4. Foreign citizens are advised to confirm with an eligible institution or hospital on the issuing date of the negative report before scheduling a trip. The Chinese Embassy and Consulates General have not designated specific institutions to perform the nucleic acid test. Test result certificates issued by eligible medical or testing institutions are currently accepted. At present, only the COVID-19 nucleic acid RT-PCR Test negative report is accepted - antibody tests or serology tests аrе NОТ accepted.

China Tourist visa fees for citizens of Germany

  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 3-5 business days
  • Total cost: 117.81 
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    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 0.00 Processing: 99.00MwSt (19%): 18.81 Total cost: 117.81
Maximum stay in China: 90 days  
China visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
Maximum stay in China: 90 days
China visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
China visa for citizens of Germany is required. For more information please contact the nearest China embassy.

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