Tourist / Family Visit Visa
Tourist / Family Visit (L Visa)
1. Basic requirements
(1) All applicants for a
visa must provide:
* Your current valid & actual
passport, with at least six (6) months validity left before
expiration and at least one blank page left in it.
One completed Visa Application Form (BG-01) with one
additional passport photo (black & white or color is
If the application form is
not completely filled out, or is not legible, this can cause
a delay in processing or the denial of visa.
some circumstances, you might be required to provide actual
airline tickets showing your departure date from China
and/or invitation from a Chinese travel agency or an
invitation letter from relatives you plan to visit. A
single-entry or a double-entry visa can be applied for.
* The Consular Official will
telephone the applicant if he or she is required to provide
* For travel to Tibet, please
contact the Tourist Bureau of Tibet Autonomous Region in
order to obtain approval before applying for a visa.
Tel: 86-891-6834313 Fax: 86-891-6834632
Tourism information, website:http://www.cnta.com;http://www.cnto.org
custom information, please visit:http://www.customs.gov.cn
Methods of Application and Processing Time
Service. To apply for a visa, applicants may appear in
person at the visa office of the Chinese Embassy, or
designate a representative or travel agency to
The regular processing time is four (4)
business days. Applicant may request express processing with
the approval of the consular official. Additional fees of
NIS 150 for one (1) working day processing and NIS 100 for
2-3 working days processing will be charged.
Mail-in Service. The Chinese Embassy currently does not
accept mail applications.
3. Visa Fee and Visa
The Embassy does not accept personal checks.
Please pay in cash, money order, or bank check. Please make
the check payable to Chinese Embassy or Chinese
The following visa fees are applicable to
Number of Entry Validity Duration
Visa Fee (WALK-IN SERVICE)
Single 90 days 30 days NIS
Double 90 days 30 days (each entry) NIS
* Generally, a visa is valid for 90 days
from the date of issue. To avoid delays in obtaining visas
and unnecessary costs relating to rush service fees, please
apply for your visa no earlier than three months and no
later than thirty days before the planned date of departure
to avoid expiration of the visa.
tourist visa is only issued to the applicant who has a
relative working in Isreali Chinese Embassy in
4. Visa for foreign-born Children of Chinese
The Chinese government does not recognize dual
For foreign-born children of Chinese
Origin, if one of their parents has become a naturalized
citizen or permanent resident of a foreign country, (for
example, possessing an Israeli passport), they are in fact
foreign nationals. If they wish to visit China, they must
use their foreign passports to obtain a Chinese visa.
Procedures, requirements, and fees for obtaining a visa are
the same as for other foreign nationals.
Applications or Entry Permits for China's Hong Kong Special
Israeli citizens who possess a
valid Israeli passport and are going to Hong Kong for
business or tourism may stay in Hong Kong for 90 days
without a visa. If they plan to stay in Hong Kong for over
three months, or if their purposes are for employment,
study, training, residence, or visiting relatives, they must
apply for a visa.
Chinese citizens who do not possess
foreign residency can transit/stay in Hong Kong for 7 days
without an entry permit. If they wish to stay over seven
days, they must apply for entry permit from the Chinese
Chinese citizens possessing foreign residency
can apply for a Hong Kong Entry Permit for up to 14 days at
the Chinese Embassy. If they wish to stay for over fourteen
days, they must apply for approval through the Hong Kong
Detailed instructions for
application for a Hong Kong visa or Entry Permit are listed
in "Application for an Entry Visa for Hong
For more information about Hong Kong Visa
Applications, please visit
http://www.info.gov.hk/immd(go to Topical Information);
00852-28246111; Fax: 00852-28777711
* Any person suffering from mental disorder,
leprosy, AIDS, venereal diseases, contagious tuberculosis or
other diseases shall not be allowed to enter China.
The Validity of the Visa, Duration of Stay, and Number of
Entries, are issued at the discretion of Consular Officers,
whose decisions are based strictly on the laws and
regulations of the Chinese Government. The Consular Officers
have the authority to refuse any applications inconsistent
with Chinese laws and regulations. The Consular Officers are
entitled to change and/or revoke issued visas. They reserve
the right to refuse any application and withhold disclosure
of the reason for the refusal.