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Chinese Visa Application Form 2013
2013/08/22

                                                                     (Effective from September 1, 2013)
I. General Requirements
1. The Visa Application Form should be filled out clearly with recently-taken color passport photo glued to it. The size of the photo should be 48mmx33mm, with head width 21mm-24mm and head length 28mm-33mm, in white, light grey or light blue background. All other documents provided by the applicant together with the Application Form should be genuine, complete and accurate. Otherwise, the applicant shall take full consequences.
2. The Visa Application Form shall be signed by the applicant. In case the applicant is a person without or with limited capacity for civil conduct, the application form should be signed by his / her guardian on his / her behalf. If the form is filled out by entrusted travel / visa agent , both the applicant's signature and the stamp of the agent are required.
3. The remaining validity of the passport should be at least six months and with at least two blank visa pages. For multiple-visa application, the remaining validity of the passport must cover the validity of visa and the duration of stay. For example, if applying for a visa with 6 months validity, multiple entries, and 30 days of each stay, the remaining validity of the passport should be at least 7 months.
4. The applicant from a third country should provide valid Nepal visa or valid Residence Permit in Nepal and its copy.
5. The applicant must be in Nepal while making the application for a Chinese Visa. Otherwise, the applicant should take full consequences.
6. Different types of visas will be issued according to applicants' different identities, purposes and activities. The applicant should not engage in activities incompatible with the type of visa he / she is holding in China. In case a change of purpose or activity is made, an application should be made for a corresponding type of visa. Otherwise, the applicant should take full consequences.
7. Fraud documents or information are forbidden. If cheating, the applicant will be rejected a Chinese visa and the travel / visa agency will be deprived of the qualification of applying for Chinese visa.
8. Visa application could be delivered to the Consular Section of the Embassy either by the applicant or the entrusted travel agencies. Visa application by mail is not accepted.
9. The normal processing takes about 4 working days. The applicant should plan ahead. Excuses like air ticket procured and confirmed will not be accepted.
10. In case Urgent Service is provided at the approval of the Chinese Embassy, the applicant should pay Extra Fee accordingly.
11. Holders of following Chinese visas: D, J1, Q1, S1, X1, Z (hereinafter referred to as residence visa), shall apply for corresponding foreigner residence permit from the local Public Security Bureau at the level of county or above within 30 days upon entry into China.
12. Holders of following Chinese visa: C, F, G, J2, L, M, Q2, S2, X2 (hereinafter referred to as stay visa), shall stay in China with respective visa and stay within the duration period as indicated on visa.

13.All the persons who come to China for work,study,family reunion, long term family visit,permanent residence or as resident foreign journalist should be required to apply for Z,X1,Q1,S1,D,J1 visa accordingly before the enter China.
II. Documents Required for Visa Application
For different purposes to enter China, the following documents are required:
1. Visa Application for Carrying out Crew Activities (C visa)
1.1 Application Form with a recently-taken color photo glued to.
1.2 Valid passport and a copy of information page.
1.3 The covering letter and guarantee letter issued by the foreign airlines or shipping company, or the invitation letter issued by the relevant units from China.
1.4 Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy .
Note:
Non-regular scheduled flight, chartered flight, private plane must get the Aviation Permit before departure.
2. Visa Application for Permanent Residence in China (D visa)
2.1 Application Form with a recently-taken color photo glued to.
2.2 Valid passport and a copy of information page.
2.3 Original copy of the Certificate of Confirmation for foreigner's Permanent Residence Status issued by the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China.
2.4 Personal written statement (covering letter with details as follows: place of destination in China, name, address and contact number of the inviting / contact company / person).
2.5 Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy .
3. Visa Application for Purpose of Non-business Exchanges and Visits (F visa)
3.1 Application Form with a recently-taken color photo glued to.
3.2 Valid passport and a copy of information page.
3.3 One of the following documents: invitation letter, Confirmation Letter of Invitation (with the invitation letter attached) or conference notice issued by Chinese units, Chinese citizens or duly authorized Chinese institute.
3.4 Personal written statement (covering letter with details as follows: place to visit, name, address and contact number of the inviting / contact company or person).
3.5 Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy.
4. Visa Application for Transit (G visa)
4.1 Application Form with a recently-taken color photo glued to.
4.2 Valid passport and a copy of its information page.
4.3 Airline (train, ship) ticket to the third country / territory with confirmed departure date and seats.
4.4 Personal written statement (covering letter with details as follows: place to visit, name, address and contact number of the inviting / contact company or person).
4.5 Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy .
5. Visa Application for Journalist Activities (J1 /J2 visa)
5.1 Application Form with a recently-taken color photo glued to or stapled on.
5.2 Valid passport and a copy of its information page.
5.3 Go through formalities in accordance with relevant China's regulations or provisions governing the foreign news agencies stationed in China / foreign journalists interview activities, and submit the corresponding application documents.
For foreign journalists going to China for profession-related purposes such as news coverage, interview or reporting, the invitation letter issued by duly authorized institute, application letter signed by the head of the foreign news agency (with details as follows: name list, arrival and departure time, places of interview, content to cover, introduction of the news agency, and name / address / contact number of the news agency ) are required .
5.4 Journalists, if apply for visa at the Chinese Embassy, Please contact the Political and News Section of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in .
Tel: 00977-1-4416485
Fax:00977-1-4414045
5.5 Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy.
6. Visa Application for Tourist Purpose ( L visa)
6.1 Application Form with a recently-taken color photo glued to.
6.2 Valid passport and a copy of its information page as well as copy of previous Chinese Visas (on one A-4 paper).
6.3 Invitation letter issued by Chinese company or citizen, the travel itinerary, personal written statement (covering letter with details as follows: place to visit, name, address and contact number of the inviting company / person, name and contact number of the applicant's working unit in Nepal).
6.4 If the applicant could not provide an invitation letter, the following documents are required:
a. The travel itinerary.
b. Round-trip air (train,ship) ticket and the hotel reservation sheet.
c. Personal written statement (covering letter with details as follows: place to visit, name, address and contact number of the inviting / contact company / person).
d. Certification letter from the working unit of the applicant (with details as follows: name and contact number of the working unit, the applicant's income statement), or
e. Original copy of recent 6-month bank statement of the applicant.
6.5 If it is not the first time for the applicant to apply for Chinese visa for tourist purpose, the following information shall be covered in the personal statement: reasons for revisit, the places the applicant plans to visit this time and places he / she visited before.
6.6 Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General.
6.7 If the applicants travel in China on a group basis, the invitation letter issued by the travel agency is required.
7. Visa Application for Business or Trade Purposes (M visa)
7.1 Application Form with a recently-taken color photo glued to
7.2 Valid passport and a copy of information page.
7.3 Copy of one of the following documents:
a. Invitation letter issued by the Chinese business or trade partner.
b. Invitation letter or confirmation letter of Invitation issued by duly authorized Chinese institutes or relevant units.
c. Invitation letter of Trade Fair.
d. Business License or Certificate approving the establishment of enterprise which shows the applicant as the enterprise's investor or owner.
7.4 For application of a multiple entry visa: copy of all previous Chinese visas (on one A-4 sized paper) should be attached.
7.5 Personal written statement (covering letter with details as follows: place to visit, name, address and contact number of the inviting / contact company or person).
7.6 Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy.
8. Visa Application for Family Reunion or Short-term Family-visiting (Q1 / Q2 visa)
8.1 Application Form with a recently-taken color photo glued to.
8.2 Valid passport and a copy of information page.
8.3 Invitation letter issued by family member of the applicant who is either a Chinese citizen residing in China or a foreigner with permanent residence permit residing in China, and
Proof of family relationship (Kinship Certificate, Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate)
8.4 In case the applicant enters China out of a fosterage reason, the authorization letter is required.
8.5 Personal written statement (covering letter with details as follows: place to visit, name, address and contact number of the inviting person).
8.6 Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy.
9. Visa Application of Professional Talents( R1/ R2 visa)
9.1 Application Form with a recently-taken color photo glued to.
9.2 Valid passport and a copy of information page.
9.3 Documents as required by relevant rules.
9.4 Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy .
10. Visa Application for Personal Matters in China (S1 / S2 visa)
10.1 Application Form with a recently-taken color photo glued to.
10.2 Valid passport and a copy of information page.
10.3 Application for visiting foreigner who stays or resides in China working or studying, the invitation letter issued by the foreigner in China, and Kinship Certificate are required.
10.4 Document that required to explain personal matters such as marriage, Inheritance, adoption, etc..
10.5 Personal written statement (covering letter with details as follows: place to visit, name, address and contact number of the inviting person).
10.6 Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy .
11. Visa Application for Study in China (X1 / X2 visa)
11.1 Application Form and Additional Application Form with a recently-taken color photo glued to
11.2 Valid passport and a copy of information page.
11.3 Original and a copy of Foreign Student Visa Application JW201 Form issued by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Original and a copy of JW202 Form are required for the application of short-term study and further education which is less than six months.
11.4 Original and copy of Admission Notice issued by the university or institute in China.
11.5 Foreigners who want to apply for Chinese Medical Internship should provide the original and copy of Application Form for Medical Internship and Admission Notice for training in practice issued by the university in China.
11.6 Original and copy of foreigner's physical examination record.
11.7 Personal written statement (covering letter with details as follows: place to visit, name, address and contact number of the inviting / contact institute or person).
11.8 Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy .
12. Visa Application for Work / Employment (Z visa)
12.1 Application Form and additional Application Form with a recently-taken color photo glued to.
12.2 Valid passport and a copy of information page
12.3 Invitation letter issued by duly authorized Chinese institute.
12.4 Original and copy of one of the following documents:
a. Alien Employment License (work permit) issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People's Republic of China.
b. Confirmation Letter for Foreign Experts (Foreign Experts Certificate) issued by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of the People's Republic of China.
c. Invitation Letter for Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation.
d. Registration Certificate of Permanent Representative Institute of Foreign Enterprise issued by the local Administration of Industry and Commerce.
e. Temporary Commercial Entertainment Performance Permit issued by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China.
12.5 Original Diploma and a copy of it.
12.6 The accompanying spouse and minor child of the applicant who applies Z visa should submit original and copy of the invitation letter issued by duly authorized Chinese institute and proof of family membership (Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate).
12.7 Original and copy of foreigner physical examination record.
12.8 Personal written statement (covering letter with details as follows: place to visit, name, address and contact number of the inviting / contact company or person).
12.9 Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy .
13. Diplomatic/ Official Visa
13.1. Note for visa application from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nepal.
Notes for visa application from the diplomatic and consular missions in  and official letters from the offices of the international organizations in Nepal.
13.2. According to the visa free agreement between Nepal and China, Nepalese Diplomatic/Official passport holders can visit and stay in China without visa for 30 days.
Attention: Nepalese Diplomatic/Official passport holders should apply for Hong Kong visa if they will transit/visit the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.
Any further doubts and enquiries about visa application, please contact the Consular Section of Chinese Embassy . Tel:00977-1-4440286,4425520.
III.To Visit theTibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.
1. Visit for tourism. Please apply to the Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) through travel agencies for travel permit, and then apply for Group Visa to enter Tibet with the Invitation Letter for Tourist Group issued by TTB.
Tourists with Diplomatic/Official passports should contact the Political and News Section of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Nepal Tel: 00977-1-4416485. Fax:00977-1-4414045.
2. Visit for business/scientific/technological activities. Please provide the Invitation Letter  issued by the authorized government departments of Tibet Autonomous Region.
3. Visit for mountain climbing. Please provide the Invitation Letter issued by the General Administration of Sport of the People's Republic of China and apply for Group Visa.
4. Visit for pilgrimage. Please provide the Invitation Letter issued by the Foreign Affairs Office of the Tibet Autonomous Region and apply for Group Visa.
IV.Special Tourism.
Applicants who want to travel around China by self-prepared vehicles or by other special means should contact an international travel agency in China and provide application documents such as list of travelers, travel program (including the ports and dates of entry and exit, travel itinerary, main places to visit, etc) and the means of transportation. After approved, please apply for visa with the Invitation Letter issued by the tourism authorities in China.

 

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