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1.How long does it take to get a VISA?

If you have all the necessary documents and hold a passport with at least six months validity and two blank pages, it should take between one (if you apply for the rush service) to four working days to get a Chinese VISA.

The best time to apply for a Chinese VISA is between two months and fifteen days before your departure. You can’t apply for your VISA too early because if you don’t use it, the VISA will expire after 90 days (or 180 days, in some cases), starting from the day you obtained it.

 2.How much does it cost?

The price varies from 30 to 140 USD depending on your nationality, the type of VISA and the number of entries.

 3.Where can I get a Chinese VISA?

In many countries, you must apply through the CVASC (Chinese VISA Application Service Center).However, if in your country there is no CVASC , you shall still apply at the Chinese Consular Office that serves your province.

People that are already traveling or working in Asia may also apply in Hong Kong (at the moment, only through an agency, as applying for a VISA at the consular office is only possible for Hong Kong residents).

When applying for a business visa, you will also need an invitation letter issued by a registered Chinese company or organization, which we are happy to provide.(see ANNEX2: Visa Invitation Letter Request)

For more information, please contact your local Chinese embassy.


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