Details on visa requirements for China are available online. They contain instructions on what is required to apply for and successfully acquire a Chinese visa.
Passports: You need a valid passport to travel to China. Your passport must contain blank visa pages and a Chinese visa. Your passport must be valid at least six months before the expiry date. Business and student passports must be valid at least 12 months before expiration.
Type of visa: The most common Chinese visa is an L visa. Tourists receive L-Visa when visiting China for sightseeing tours. Business visas require letters of invitation from a Chinese or state company or government agency. Tourists wishing to travel to parts of China that are not accessible to outsiders must apply for a travel visa upon arrival in China.
Forms: Registration forms and L-Visa forms are available online. These forms can be printed out and filled in before making an appointment with the Chinese embassy or consulate. China now needs an explanation form. This form is also available online and must be attached to your visa application.
Photos: China accepts both black and white [2 x 2 inch] photos with your application. These photos must be up to date and attached to your visa application.
Fees: China has a fixed visa application fee. A money order, cash, or bank transfer of $ 130 must be brought to your appointment.
Expeditor: The expediting service for a Chinese visa is carried out by an expeditor for travel agencies. These people charge a fee for their services. These fees start at $ 40 and go up from there.
Additional requirements: In order to process your visa application, you need to review your return flight tickets and motel reservations, and review your application and registration form. You must provide your own prepaid envelope. The Chinese government states that Express Mail, UPS and FedEx are the companies that they prefer when returning your documents. Most importantly, include a cover letter stating that you are applying for a visa, which is included in the prepaid return envelope and which includes your name, address and phone number.
If you have problems with China visa requirements, you can call the embassy or consulate. They will be happy to help you.