Chinese Visas

Please be aware that effective from 1st November 2018, the Embassy of China  requires that all individuals applying for a Chinese visa in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland provide biometric data, specifically fingerprints, as part of the visa application process. To facilitate this, applicants will be required to appear in person at the Chinese Visa Application Centre in London

Please read the following information carefully and follow the instructions for requirements, any discrepancies in the information/documents required to process your application will experience delay and possible rejection by the Chinese Consulate.  Should you require any assistance at any stage of the preparation of the visa application, please call 020 7397 3342 or email

Please note that the following information is for UK passport holders, The Chinese Consulate do have different requirements for other nationals.  Please call or email for the extra requirements, where applicable.

As of 3rd April 2018 all Application forms must be completed online.

Visa Requirements

 Tourist Visa

  • Application form Click Here
  • Passport Size Photo (please see requirements here)
  • Passport
  • Proof of Travel Arrangements (flight confirmation showing outbound and return flights)
  • Proof of Accommodation (hotel confirmation showing applicant’s full name)

Applicants applying for Double entry must show hotel & flight confirmation showing both sets of entry and exit dates

If you require an application form or declaration then please contact us.

Business Visa

  • Application form Click Here
  • Passport Size Photo (please see requirements here)
  • Passport
  • Letter of Invitation

Invitation Letter: A letter of invitation from the company to be visited in China.  A copy is acceptable.  Please contact us regarding the details that need in the Invite

Applicants requesting Double or Multiple entry visas must supply copies of previous visas issued (If obtained before)

Chinese Visa Fees Normal Service:


24 Month Multi Entry: £171.00 + Handling fee 

Chinese Visa Fees Express Service:


24 Month Multi Entry: £198.00 + Handling fee 


Normal Service: 4 working days

Express Service: 3 working days