China visa application and requirements

                    China Visa

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Tourist visa
required
Business visa
required
Group E-visa
required
Visitor visa
required
Transit visa
required
Work Visa
required


Please note that if you haven't got any visas in the past, the first visa issued will be a Single entry visa and the second one a Double entry visa.

Select the type of China tourist visa application:

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:

a
Visa Application Form. Completed application form for China will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
b
Original Passport. Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages, and a photocopy of bio-data page of your passport.
c
Passport-type Photograph. Must be a recent coloured ID photo, facing forward and with light coloured background, and bareheaded. Click here for more details.
d
Proof of Status. Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for China visa in their country of citizenship). For non-New Zealand passport holder, when you apply for your China visa in New Zealand, you must provide the original and photocopy of evidence of your immigration status in New Zealand, such as citizen endorsement, residence, work or student visa.
e
Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary). The itinerary must also include exact entry and exit dates and locations.
f
Personal invitation. If visiting family or friends please supply a letter of introduction from the host in China.
g
Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation (hotel reservation, proof of ownership or rent a house on behalf of applicant) or, if applicable, the commitment of maintenance and accommodation filled and signed by a person from China.
h
Previous Visas. Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous China visas (applicable to foreign citizens those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship). If you are applying for a China visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page. If you have obtained China visas before and want to apply for a China visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any China visa labels, you should present a photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the page with your photo if it is separate, as well as the pages with your previous China visa. (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)
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): embchn@gmail.com

Consulate General in New York: cnnyhdf@gmail.com

Consulate General in San Francisco: health.sfconsulate@gmail.com

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

Consulate General in Chicago: 12308chicago@gmail.com

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.
Note: Additional materials and interview.
Other supplementary materials should be provided or an interview should be accepted if requested by consular officers.

Consular officers decide.
Consular officers are authorized to decide whether or not to issue a visa and its validity, duration of stay and number of entries.

Double and Multiple entries applicants.

• Double Entry Applicants: A travel itinerary showing 2 entries or Explanation as to why double entry visa is required on either a letter addressed to the Consulate or noted in question 3.7 of the Chinese application form – i.e will do 2 day tips to Shenzhen from Hong Kong etc.

• Multiple Entry Applicants: 6 month and 12 month multiple entry visas are issued at the discretion of the consulate. You will be required to supply a cover letter addressed to the Consulate explaining why a multiple entry visa is required. This letter must include:
• The applicants name
• The purpose of visit
• Number of entries
• Dates of entry and exit.


Previous Chinese citizens
When applying for the Chinese visa with a new passport, the applicant who used to be of Chinese citizenship should submit the original and a copy of data page of the last Chinese passport, or a copy of previous Chinese visa on the previous foreign passport.
If the name on the current passport differs from that on the previous passport, an official document of name change should also be submitted

China tourist visa fees for citizens of New Zealand

Single Entry
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 5 business days
  • Total cost: 344.00 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 60.00 Processing: 284.00: 0.00 Total cost: 344.00
Double Entry
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 5 business days
  • Total cost: 374.00 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 90.00 Processing: 284.00: 0.00 Total cost: 374.00
Multiple Entry
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 5 business days
  • Total cost: 404.00 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 120.00 Processing: 284.00: 0.00 Total cost: 404.00
  • Validity: up to 1 year
  • Processing: 5 business days
  • Total cost: 464.00 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 180.00 Processing: 284.00: 0.00 Total cost: 464.00
Maximum stay in China: 30 days  
China visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
Maximum stay in China: 30 days
China visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
China visa for citizens of New Zealand is required. For more information please contact the nearest China embassy.

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China Visa
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China Visa category as defined by China Embassy.
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China Visa issue date (format might be different from MM-DD-YYYY).
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Name of China visa holder
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Traveler's passport number.
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Birth date of passport holder (format might be different from MM-DD-YYYY).
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China Visa remarks.
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Number of allowed entries to China (subject to visa validity dates).
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Maximum duration of stay in China per each entry.
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China Consulate that issued a visa.