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How to apply for a Chinese visa
(Commenced from December 21, 2010)
2010-12-21
Document requirement for visa application

 

A. All applicants are required to submit the following documents:

1. A valid passport and photocopy of the passport. There must be spare blank visa pages in the passport. Pages for endorsements or amendments cannot be used as a visa page. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months.

2. One completed Chinese visa application form signed by the applicant.

3. One recent passport photograph affixed to the visa application form. Life photos, copied photos and digital photos printed on ordinary paper are not acceptable.

B. Additional documents for different purpose:

1. L visa (for tourism or visiting relatives)

I--If for tourism:

           (1) Documents mentioned in part A;

           (2) A copy of hotel reservation in China;

           (3) A copy of outward and return flight tickets;

For applicants who are going to Tibet, an entry permit issued by Tibetan Tourist Bureau is required. (Fax number of Tibetan Tourist Bureau: 0086-891-6834632; Telephone number: 0086-891-6834313)

II--If for visiting relatives in China

          (1) Documents mentioned in part A;

          (2) Proof of kinship (e.g. an invitation letter from the relative in China), but the applicants who are below 14 years old or born in China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) as shown in the passport are not required to submit this proof;

          (3) A copy of outward and return flight ticket booking;

2. F visa (for business)

         (1) Documents mentioned in part A;

         (2) Visa Notification Form issued by the relevant department of Chinese government or the government-authorized company;

         (3) A copy of hotel reservation in China;

         (4) A copy of outward and return flight tickets;

3. X visa (for studying more than 6 months in China)

         (1) Documents mentioned in part A;

         (2) JW-201 or JW-202 form issued by the Ministry of Education of China;

         (3) Admission Notice from a Chinese university or college.

         (4) A certificate of physical examination issued by authorised hospitals or clinics (including blood test record),the blank form can be download here, Physical examination Form.

4. Z visa (for long-term working)

         (1) Documents mentioned in part A;

         (2) An employment license from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security or the State Administration of Foreign Experts of China;

         (3) A visa notification letter from a relevant Department of Chinese Government or a government-authorized company;

         (4) A certificate of physical examination issued by authorised hospitals or clinics (including blood test record),the blank form can be download here, Physical examination Form.

5. J-1 or J-2 visa (for journalism)

         (1) Documents mentioned in part A;

         (2) A letter from a relevant Department of Chinese government;

         (3) A letter from the employer.

6. G visa (for transit through China staying for more than 24 hours and going out the airport)

         (1) Documents mentioned in part A;

         (2) A copy of Chinese hotel booking;

         (3) A copy of outward and return flight tickets;

         (4) A valid visa for the country of next destination.

 

Visa processing time:

Normally, visa will take 4 working days to be processed. Applicants can also request express service by paying extra fee.

Express service means that the visa can be picked up on the 2nd and 3rd working day after the application submitted. 

 

Opening Hours:

Generally we are open 09:00-12:30 from Sunday till Thursday, we may close during holidays, please follow the notice

updates of closure for holidays.

 

Address of the visa office:

219 Ben-Yehuda Street, Tel Aviv 

 

*Please take a number when you enter the visa office and wait in the line until your number called.

Show your number to the visa officer and send in all the documents you have prepared.

 

**Notes:

1.   For applicants from some specific countries, additional documents other than those mentioned above may be required.

2.   Applicants should submit their applications in person or entrust a third party to submit their applications on their behalf to the Consular Section of the Chinese Embassy. Appointments are not required. An interview may be required by the visa officer if necessary. Visa may be refused without detailed explanation.

3.   Applications by post are not accepted.

4.   Applicants should check the issued visa upon collection and raise any queries at the same time.  If there is no immediate inquiry relating to the issued visa, the applicant is held responsible under any circumstances thereafter.

5.   The application for a visa may be declined if the applicant fails to provide with true and complete information in the application form. The applicant shall bear all the consequences arising therefrom.

6.   The person holding X, Z, D or J-1 visa shall go through residential formalities in the local public security department in China within 30 days since the date of entry.

7.   Without approval of the relevant Chinese authorities, employment in the territory of China is prohibited.

8.   The consular section of the Embassy of PR. China is responsible for explanation of the visa policies.

 

 

Embassy of People's Republic of China

Updated on December 21, 2010

 

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