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Business Visa
2004-09-21

Business (F 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 with one additional passport photo (black & white or color is acceptable).
Note:
If the application form is not completely filled out, or it is not legible, this can cause a delay in processing or the denial of visa.
(2) An official invitation from a Chinese host company or government department or organization to issue visa is required. Based on the official invitation with a company letter from your company, you can apply for a single or a double entry visa.
For multiple-entry visa, the invitation should be issued by a governmental organization or state-run company with the authorization of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For those applying for business visa without the above-mentioned appropriate letters, the consular officials will weigh the type, validity, and duration of the visa to be issued.
* Applicants can request their partners in China to contact the relevant local authorities to issue invitations.
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2. Methods of Application and Processing Time
(1) Walk-in 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 appear.
The regular processing time is four (4) business days. Applicant may request expedited processing. It is available only with the approval of the consular official accepting the application. Additional fees of NIS 150 for one (1) working day processing and NIS 100 for 2-3 working days processing will be charged. For picking-up on the same day procedure, the applicant is required to give the visa officer the original air-ticket indicating the flight of the day or the next day of application.
(2) Mail-in Service. Currently, the Chinese Embassy does not accept mail applications.
3. Visa Fee and Visa Validity
The Embassy does not accept personal checks. Please pay in cash.
The following visa fees are applicable to Israeli passport holders

Number of Entry Validity Duration Visa Fee (WALK-IN SERVICE)
Single 90 days 30 days (each entry) NIS 100
Double 90 days 30 days (each entry) NIS 150
Multiple 6 months 30 days (each entry) NIS 200
Multiple 12 months 30 days (each entry) NIS 300

* Generally, a visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. To avoid delays in obtaining visas and unnecessary costs relating to express 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.
* Based on the invitation from the competent Chinese governmental organization, the length of duration may be longer than 30 days.
4. Special Notes
* 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. 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.

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