Updated and Downloadable Visa Application Forms of China 2024/2025

Notice on Latest Visa and Entry Policies for Foreigners Entering China - Updated on June 27, 2024:

1. Breaking News! a. China will be 15-day visa-free for Australia, New Zealand and Poland from July 1st, 2024 to December 31st, 2025. b. 15 days visa free for citizens of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Malaysia, Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, and Luxembourg has been extended until December 31, 2025.

2. Hong Kong High-speed Rail West Kowloon Station has been added to Guangdong Province 144-hour transit visa-free.

3. China - Georgia Mutual Exemption of Visa, starting from May 28, 2024.

4. 15 Days Visa Exemption Policy is newly available for Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Read more »

5. Booking of flights and hotels, China itineraries and invitation letters are not required for application of Chinese Tourist Visa for U.S.nationals.

6. 15 Days Visa Exemption Policy is now available for other 6 countries including France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia. Read more »

7. Appointment is not required for visa application in many embassies and consulates.

8. Starting from 00:00 on November 1, 2023, individuals entering or exiting the country are exempt from filling out the "People's Republic of China Health Declaration Card for Entry/Exit."

9. Norway has become the 54th country whose passport holders can transit without visa up to 72/144 hours in China.

10. Starting from August 30, 2023, individuals traveling to China will no longer be required to undergo pre-entry COVID-19 nucleic acid or antigen testing.

11. U.S. citizens holding multi-year multiple-entry visas issued before March 28, 2020, whose visas temporarily lost entry functionality between March 28, 2020, and March 14, 2023, due to the pandemic, are eligible to apply for compensation. Those who choose to apply for compensation will receive a free 3-year multiple-entry visa. Those who choose to waive the compensation can apply for a new 10-year multiple-entry visa at the regular fee.

China Discovery will keep focusing on the updates of the latest Chinese visa and entry policy! You can also call +86 010 12367 (Official telephone number of China National Immigration Administration) to check further information. Welcome to join in our Facebook Groups to catch up with the latest news!

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A China Visa Application Form is an essential requirement for your China Visa Application together with your valid original passport and other necessary supporting documents. All applicants are required to complete the latest China Visa Application Form online, whether you submit application direct to Chinese Embassy or Consulate General, or though China Visa Application Service Center (CVASC). To ensure the application proceeds normally, there are specific requirements for the form applicants should follow.

Meanwhile, visitors from certain countries and qualified for China Visa Waiver Policy can enter and visit China without visa application, but still need to go through custom clearance procedures according to relevant regulations.

China Visa Application Form

China Visa Application Form is the newest version, which is accepted by Chinese Embassy and Consulate General only. Each applicant have to complete the online Visa Application Form of China correctly and truthfully. If the Chinese Embassy and Consulates host online application submission & appointment booking system, or you submit all documents through China Visa Application Service Center, an appointment is required before submission in some countries. (Please note that a completed application form Does Not guarantee you will be granted a Chinese Visa.)

Visa Application Form of China

First Page of China Visa Application Form

Note:The above is only one page of the form.

Where to Download China Application Form?

For individual applicants, there are two ways to download the latest China Visa Application Form: from the official website of the Chinese Embassy and Consulates (in PDF/DOC), and from the recognized site of China Visa Application Service Center after you complete the form online. Hand written application form and old versions are NOT accepted.

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What information is needed for China Visa Application Form?

Applicants must offer all information required in the application form. The content of the application form concerns Personal Information (the name, date & place of birth, nationality, gender, marital status, passport details), and other information about the application, your work, education, family, current travel & previous travel, email and communication address and other background information. The last section is to review the above information and make a declaration.

How to Fill in China Visa Application Form

According to the country where you reside in, citizens can apply for China Visa at visa section of Chinese Embassies and Consulates, or through China Visa Application Service Center.

Submission to China Visa Application Service Center

If you submit through CVASC, online E-application Form submission and online appointment are required. Below are 5 major steps helps you easily and efficiently to finish the visa form:

1. Log on to the http://www.visaforchina.org, choose a service center located in your residence country and region, click the “Step by Step Guidance” to know documents you should prepare, and go to “Quick Access” to create a new application form.

2. Fill in the all sections of the form clearly, completely and truly, and upload a qualified photo, save and submit the form, keep your application number. If the form is completed by another person/agent on behalf of applicant, there is extra part to fill in. Bring 2 right photos to service center if you upload unsuccessfully.

3. Download and Print out the completed form, sign on the 1st and 8th page and write down the date.

4. Enter “Quick Access - Appointment”, use saved application number to book an appointment online, and download the confirmation email after receiving it. (Walk in submission is not accepted unless you meet requirements of recognized exceptions.)

5. Bring the downloaded China Visa Application Form, confirmation letter and all required documents to visit the service center at appointed time.

Submission to the Chinese Embassy and Consulate General

If you apply for China Visa at visa office of Chinese Embassy and Consulate General directly, you also need to complete the online application form on the official website of the authority - https://cova.mfa.gov.cn, and print out the application form, confirmation page, and related personal forms. And submit your passport, signed forms mentioned above, and other supporting documents straightforward to the Chinese Embassy and Consulate.

Special Requirements of China Visa Application Form

There are some basic rules each applicant should know before filling in the form:

(1) each independent applicant are required to fill in a China Visa Application Form, including a child. If the children are under 18, the parents or lawful guardian must declare and sign on the form with related proof documents.

(2) the form should be filled in completely, clearly and truthfully, carefully reviewed and checked before submission and printed out. Once is submitted, it can not be modified. Any false, misleading or incomplete information may result in denial of the visa or refusal of entry into China.

(3) fill the form without any blank, if some items do not apply to you, type N/A or None in the corresponding spaces.

(4) try to avoid the abbreviation unless it is recognized, like IBM.

(5) with a total page of 4, you may print the form double-sided after completed all the information.

FAQs and Useful Tips of China Visa Application Form

What to do if I forget to print out my online application form?

Once you start a visa application form online, there will be a Application ID created. Remember to write down or print the numbers, so you can retrieve you completed application form, download and print it and make an appointment online.

Where to download Hong Kong & Macau Visa Application Form?

If you are not exempted from Hong Kong/Macau Visa, you can apply for visa/entry permit to Hong Kong/Macau directly from the Chinese Embassy in person, or from the local HK/Macau Immigration Department by post. You can fill in the form, download and print it for submission. (Check Hong Kong Visa, Macau Visa to find out if you need to apply for a visa for Hong Kong or Macau SARs).

For Hong Kong: https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/forms/hk-visas/visit-transit.html;

For Macau: http://www.fsm.gov.mo/psp/eng/EDoN.html#EDoN_VII

What should know about the online appointment?

To ensure your submission goes smoothly at CVASC, each applicant should book an appointment, make it early in peak business season. You can cancel, reschedule the appointment online if you can’t attend.

How to Get a Visa for China - Chinese Visa Application Guide

❶ Find out what kind of visa you need

Read different types of Chinese Visa to figure out which kind of visa you should apply for. Determine if you are suitable applicants for each visa type, by judging your purpose of visiting is for travel, business, work, transit, family reunion and etc or not. China Tourist Visa (L Visa) is for visitor going to China for tourism, F Visa is for exchanges, study tour, Business Visa (M Visa) is for commercial and trade, Student Visa (X Visa) is for studying in China. More Chinese Visa Types >>

❷ Apply for a Chinese Visa

According to various visa policy, applicants meet relevant requirements can submit China Visa application at Chinese Embassy, Diplomatic and Consular Missions or special ports of entry. You need to prepare and submit your valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity and blank pages, copy of passport’s first page, completed visa application form pasted with 2 recent photos (color photo with white background, taken within past 6 months, size: 48mmx33mm), sufficient visa fee and service charge and other supporting documents.

❸ Collect & check your China visa

The processing time differs from visa types. Normally, it takes about 4 to 5 business days for applicant to get a China Visa, and the accurate collection date will be noted on the pick-up slip. If you submit China Tourist Visa (L Visa) on Monday, you can pick up on Thursday. Check carefully the visa type, duration of stay, number of entries if they are issued correctly or not, after getting your passport back. Double check the validity when you plan to enter China, otherwise you will be denied entry.

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short term training in china
Application for training
2019-08-09 06:10
Hi Alemu,

If you will come to China for short-term training, you should apply for a China F Visa,which needs your valid passport, 2 photos (48mmx33mm), completed visa application form, invitation letter and other relevant supporting documents.
Read https://www.chinadiscovery.com/chinese-visa/embassy.html
to figure out where you should apply firstly.And then move on following application preparations.
Hope this will help and any further question is welcome.

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