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How the China visa process works

Applying for your visa (Temporary Process)

Photo Requirements for Chinese Visa Application

Wendy Wu Tours - Visa Consent Form

Applying for your visa (Standard Process)

How the China visa process works

The below information has been put together as guidance on how the visa process works. Please note the process may change at anytime and with little notice. Please be prepared that you may be required to visit your nearest visa centre in person.

All passengers will be required to complete an online visa application form for the visa centre for London only. Once complete, please print, sign and send along with your physical passport to our visa partners, DJB Visas, in London. Please refer to our visa application helpsheet for assistance, please note the application must be completed on a computer or laptop (not compatible with an iPad or tablet).

If you do not hold a full UK British passport, you will need to provide proof of UK residency in the form of a physical UK residency card/permit or UK visa. Please contact Wendy Wu Tours prior to your application as requirements may differ depending on your nationality.

You will need to be ready to submit your applications between 4-11 weeks prior to departure.

  • Select London as the visa centre to apply through.
  • Complete your visa application form 11 to 4 weeks before departure, please refer to our China Visa helpsheet for assistance in completing your visa application.
  • Once your application form is complete, please print, sign and post along with your physical passport and Wendy Wu consent form to DJB Visas, who will apply for your visa on your behalf.
  • Physical passport (please ensure your passport is signed and has a minimum of 6 months from date of entry in to China)
  • A fully completed and signed application form (printed on A4 paper only)
  • For non-UK residents, physical proof of UK residency (residence card/permit or UK visa)
  • Wendy Wu Tours visa consent form
  • Chinese Statement Letter for single entry visa (one per applicant)

We strongly recommend that passports are posted using the Royal Mail Special Delivery service and we accept no responsibility for passports lost in the post.

DJB Visas Ltd, 11 Lever Street London
EC1V 3QU
Tel - 0207 684 6242
Email - info@djbvisas.com

Disclaimer

Wendy Wu Tours and DJB Visas cannot guarantee that you will be issued a visa for your holiday as each passenger has different personal circumstances. The decision to approve a visa is down to the relevant Embassy. Wendy Wu Tours and DJB Visas act as a third party with no influence on the visa decision.

On rare occasions, the Embassy has the right to request the applicant to provide additional supporting documents or to come to the Embassy for an interview. In this instance, we will notify you immediately.

Once your completed visa has been received, it is your responsibility to check all details are correct. Wendy Wu Tours or DJB Visas will not be held accountable for any denied boarding or denied at immigration.

Please view Section 5 of our booking conditions for full details.

Applying for your visa (Temporary Process)

The online application form is quite long and complex, therefore, we recommend you allow approximately 1 hour per application.

Please note you will need to provide personal information such as previous work experience and previous education, we recommend you obtain this information prior to completing your form.

Once you start your application, please make a note of your application reference number (e.g. LON2181210AL7734116). You can re-visit your application at any time, provided you have clicked the 'save' button which is located at the bottom of each page.

Please follow the below link and select from the dropdown menu which centre you intend to apply through.

https://www.visaforchina.cn/globle/

Once you have selected your visa application centre, you will be required to click on ‘Application form’ toward the right hand corner, from here it will ask you to log in to your account, please click ‘No Account? Create now.’ where you will be asked to input your email address and a password of your choice, meeting the listed requirements.

In the below box, please click ‘Sent Code’ then move the captcha arrow from left to right, by dragging with your mouse or stylus. You will then have 60 seconds to retrieve the code from your email, please ensure you check your junk mail.

After you have created an account, you may continue to complete your visa application form.

Below is a step by step help guide with all the answers that you require for each section of the visa application form. This includes the relevant hotel information needed.

Section 1

  • 1.1 - Upload photoplease scan a passport sized photo to upload in JPEG format only (please ensure your photo meets the required photo specifications as per our guidance)
  • 1.2 - Name
    • Family name - Please enter your surname as shown in your passport
    • Given name(s) - Please enter your full name (including middle names) as shown in your passport
    • Other/former name(s) - Please enter any other names including maiden names you may have
    • Chinese name - Not applicable, can be left blank
  • 1.3 - Date of birth: Please enter your date of birth (YYYY/MM/DD)
  • 1.4 - Gender: Please select your gender.
  • 1.5 - Place of birth
    • Country/Region - Please select your country of birth from the dropdown options provided.
    • Province/State - Please type your county of birth (e.g. Kent)
    • City: Please type your city of birth (e.g. London)
  • 1.6 - Marital Status: Please select from the options provided. If ‘Other’ is selected, please provide an explanation.
  • 1.7 - Nationality and permanent residence
    • Nationality - Please select from the dropdown menu
    • National ID number - Not applicable to British passport holders
    • Do you have any other nationality? - Please tick 'Yes' or 'No' if yes, please provide details
    • Do you have a permanent residence in any other country? - Please tick 'Yes' or 'No' if yes, please provide details
    • Have you ever held any other nationality? - Please tick 'Yes' or 'No' if yes, please provide details
  • 1.8 - Passport
    • Type of passport/travel document - Please select from the options provided. If ‘Other’ is selected, please provide an explanation.
    • Passport/travel document number - Please type your passport number as appears in your passport
    • Issuing country/region - Please select from the dropdown menu
    • Please of issue - Please type the issuing authority, for British passport holders, this will be stated in your passport either IPS or HMPO.
    • Expiration date - Please enter expiry date as shown in your passport (YYYY/MM/DD)
  • 1.9 - Current Occupation: Please select from the dropdown menu. If you are retired, please select ‘Unemployed’.
  • 1.10 - Annual income -Please convert your income to either EUR, USD or RMB and enter the amount in the box provided or tick ‘Not Applicable’ box if retired. (This section does not appear if you have selected your current occupation as ‘unemployed’)
  • 1.11 - Work experience in the last 5 years if more than 1, please select the add button at the bottom of this section and repeat the below. If you have been retired for more than 5 years, please tick ‘Not applicable’ box and provide an explanation, e.g. Retired.
    • Start date: Please enter YYYY/MM/DD
    • End date: Please enter YYYY/MM/DD or select ‘Up to now’ if you are still working
    • Name of employer: Please type the name of your employer/company
    • Address of employer: Please type the company address
    • Telephone number of your employer: Please enter country code then office telephone
    • Position: Not compulsory
    • Duty: Not compulsory
    • Supervisor’s name: Please provide the full name of your supervisor
    • Supervisor’s telephone number: Please enter country code then office telephone
  • 1.12 - Highest level of education Only applicable if higher than secondary school (if you tick ‘Not Applicable’ you may type ‘None’ in the specified box.
    • Name of school: Please enter
    • Diploma/Degree: Please select from the dropdown menu.
    • Major: Please provide details if applicable
  • 1.13 - Current residence address
    • County/Region: Please select from the dropdown menu.
    • Province/State: Please type your county
    • City: Please type your city
    • Postcode: Please type your postcode
    • No./Street/Avenue: Please type the first line of your address.
    • Mobile number: Please type your mobile number
    • Phone number: Please enter country code then home telephone number
    • Email address: Please type your email address
  • 1.15 - FatherIf not applicable, please tick this box and provide details (e.g. deceased)
    • Family name: Please enter your father’s surname
    • Given name(s): Please enter your father’s full name (including middle names)
    • Nationality: Please enter your father’s nationality
    • Date of birth: Please enter your father’s date of birth
    • Address: Please enter your father’s permanent address
    • Is your father in China? Please tick ‘Yes’ or ‘No’
  • 1.16 - MotherIf not applicable, please tick this box and provide details (e.g. deceased)
    • Family name: Please enter your mother’s surname
    • Given name(s): Please enter your mother’s full name (including middle names)
    • Nationality: Please enter your mother’s nationality
    • Date of birth: Please enter your mother’s date of birth
    • Address: Please enter your mother’s permanent address
    • Is your motherin China? Please tick ‘Yes’ or ‘No’
  • 1.17 - Child If not applicable, please tick this box and provide details (e.g. none)
    • Family name: Please enter your child’s surname
    • Given name(s): Please enter your child’s full name (including middle names)
    • Nationality: Please enter your child’s nationality
    • Date of birth: Please enter your child’s date of birth
    • Address: Please enter your child’s permanent address
  • 1.18 - Do you have any immediate relatives, excluding parents, in China?If Yes, please provide details
  • 2.1 - Types of visa and major purpose of your visit to China Please select ‘Tourism (L)’ from the dropdown menu and tick ‘Independent tourist’ box below.
  • 2.2 - Visa details
    • Expected to travel to China within 3 months
    • Entries: Please select ‘Single’
    • Expected stay for: Please type how many days you will be in China
  • 2.3 - Service Please select ‘Normal’ service.
  • 2.4 - Itinerary
    • Intended date of arrival in China: Please refer to your flight itinerary (flights are usually over night departing from United Kingdom)
    • Arrival train/ship/flight no.: Please refer to your flight itinerary
    • City of arrival: Please refer to your flight itinerary
    • County of arrival: Please select Pudong Xingqu for arrivals in to Shanghai and Chaoyang Qu for arrivals in to Beijing.
    • Destination: Please select from the dropdown menu.
    • Address: Please use the below address’ for the purpose of your visa only, in the order you arrive in to China (if you are entering or leaving from a different city, please contact us) - you will need to click ‘add’ to enter all three cities.
    • Date of arrival: Please type arrival date in to this city YYYY/MM/DD
    • Date of departure: Please type your date of departure from this city YYYY/MM/DD

    Beijing

    Hotel name: Chang An Grand Hotel - Beijing
    Hotel address: Chao Yang District Beijing, China, 100021
    County Chaoyang Qu

    Xi'an

    Hotel name: YuLong International Hotel – Xi'an
    Hotel address: No.5 West Part of North 2nd Ring Road Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng China, 710018
    County Weiyang Qu

    Shanghai

    Hotel name: YaFan Longmen Hotel - Shanghai
    Hotel address: 777 Hengfeng Road HuoChenZhan Zabei Qu Shanghai Shi China, 200000
    County Pudong Xingu
  • 3.1 - Inviting person or organization in China
    Name of person or organization: East Shanghai International Travel Service
    Relationship to you: Inviter
    Phone number: 02158885682
    Email address: administrator@eshtravel.com
    Province/State: ShangHai
    City: Shanghai
    Postcode: 200122
    Invitation Letter Duly Authorized Unit No: Not applicable
  • 3.2 - Emergency contact
    • Family name: Please type surname of your emergency contact
    • Given name(s): Please enter full names of your emergency contact
    • Relationship to you: Please enter
    • Phone number: Please enter
    • Email address: Please enter
  • 3.3 - Who will pay for this travelPlease select organization and enter the below details.
    Name of organization: East Shanghai International Travel Service
    Relationship to applicant: Inviter
    Address: 1F Esit Plaza, 1877 Pudong Nan Road, Shanghai
    Country: China
  • 3.4 - Accompanying personPlease select ‘No’
  • 3.5 - Have you ever been to China? Please select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 3.6 - Previous Chinese visaPlease select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 3.7 - Valid visas Please select where appropriate and provide details. (This includes valid e-visas for any country othe rthan China)
  • 3.8 - Countries visited in the last 12 monthsPlease select where appropriate and provide details in the dropdown list provided.
  • 4.1 - Have you ever been refused a visa for China or been refused entry into China? Please select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 4.2 - Has your Chinese visa ever been cancelled?Please select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 4.3 - Have you ever entered China illegally, overstayed, or worked illegally?Please select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 4.4 - Do you have any criminal record in China or any other coutry?Please select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 4.5 - Do you have any serious mental disorder or infectious disease? Please select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 4.6 - Have you ever visited countries or territories where there is an epidemic in the last 30 days?Please select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 4.7 - Have you ever been trained or do you have any special skills in field of firearms, explosives, nuclear devices, biological or chemical products? Please select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 4.8 - Are you serving or have you ever served in the military?Please select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 4.9 - Have you ever served or participated in any paramilitary organization, civil armed units, guerrilla forces or armed organizations, or been a member of?Please select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 4.10 - Do you work for any professional, social or charitable organization? Please select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 4.11 - Is there anything else you want to declare?Please select where appropriate and provide details.
  • 4.12 - How are you going to collect your passport?Please tick ‘By visiting the Visa Centre’ if you have sent your documents to DJB Visas or select your preference. (please note, Wendy Wu Tours do not refund any return fees, charged by the Visa Centre)
  • 4.13 - VIP Service Please leave blank, this is not a service we offer.

Please review your application and ensure all questions are answered correctly before completing the declaration and submitting your application form. Once your application have been submitted, you will not be able to make any changes to your visa application form.

Please download your application form, print and sign.

Photo Requirements for Chinese Visa Application

In accordance with the instruction from Chinese Embassy in Singapore, Applicant is required to submit one photo while applying for Chinese visa. The following detailed requirements of the photo should be satisfied:

  1. It must be a color photo with white background, taken recently within the last 6 months.
  2. Photo size: 48mmx33mm, width of head: 15mm to 22mm, height of head: 28mm to 33mm. Please refer to the picture below:
  3. While taking the photo,please face the camera with the entire head and face clearly visible. The facial expression should be neutral with eyes open, lips closed and ears visible. Head position: ≤20°left or right tilt, and ≤25°up or down tilt. There should be no extra movement or objects visible in the photo.
  4. Facial features should be complete and clearly visible, with the head centered in the photo. Eyeglasses are allowed except thick-rimmed, tinted or glare glasses. Hat or other head wears are only permitted due to religious reasons, but any facial features should not be obscured.
  5. There should be no damages or impurities on the photo, no permeation or shadow over the face. Photo should be in natural tone, but not over or under exposed, red-eyed or distorted.
  6. Background should be in white , and with no edge frame. Please refer to the following image to check if your photo meets these requirements.

The specific requirements mentioned above will come into effect from December 1st ,2016. Please be noticed that, your visa application may be declined if your photo does not satisfy the requirements, and all the responsibilities should be taken by yourself.

Download our visa consent form

Chinese Statement Letter for single entry visa

Thank you for completing your visa form. There is no need to follow the process below unless specified otherwise.


Applying for your visa (Standard Process)

The Chinese Embassy will require all visa applicants aged 14-69 to attend their nearest China Visa Application Service Centre in person to provide biometric fingerprints.

The process differs depending on where you live in the UK, as it determines which Visa Centre you will be applying at.

For applicants applying in London, you have the option to use our meet and greet service provided by DJB Visas. Wendy Wu Tours will be liaising closely with DJB Visas behind the scenes to cover the cost of your visa on your behalf.

If you do not hold a full UK British passport, you will need to provide proof of UK residency in a form of a physical UK residency card/permit or UK visa. Please contact Wendy Wu Tours prior to your application as requirements may differ depending on your nationality.

The China Visa Application Service Centres are able collect your fingerprints at their offices in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast.

Please contact Wendy Wu Tours prior to submitting your application to confirm which visa centre you will be planning to visit, as we will need to organise your supporting documents.

Fingerprints are NOT required for anyone under the age of 14, or over the age of 69 (if you are 69 at the time of your applying for your visa, you still need to provide fingerprints).

An online application form must be completed, printed and signed per person, please refer to our China Visa helpsheet for assistance.

You will need to be ready to submit your applications between 4-11 weeks prior to departure.

  • Choose which visa centre you will be applying through (links are highlighted in green on the China Visa helpsheet)
  • Complete your visa application form 11 to 4 weeks before departure, please refer to our China Visa helpsheet for assistance in completing your visa application.
  • If you are applying for your visa through the application centre in London, please send your completed and signed visa application form, a clear coloured copy of your passport, flight itinerary and your Wendy Wu Consent form to DJB Visas - DJB will check your documents and contact you to arrange an appointment to meet at the visa centre. You will need to bring your physical passport to your appointment
  • If you are applying for your visa through any visa centre other than London, please email/post your completed visa application form, passport copy and Wendy Wu consent form to DJB who will check your documents on your behalf before you make your own appointment with the relevant visa centre.
  • For applicants who submit their documents to London - DJB Visas will collect your passport and visa on your behalf and arrange for these to be returned by secure post.
  • For applicants who submit their documents to any visa centre other than London, you will need to arrange collection directly with the relevant visa centre.
  • Select London as the visa centre to apply through.
  • Complete your visa application form 11 to 4 weeks before departure, please refer to our China Visa helpsheet for assistance in completing your visa application.
  • Once your application form is complete, please print, sign and post along with your physical passport, Wendy Wu consent form and your flight itinerary to DJB Visas, who will apply for your visa on your behalf.

For applicants applying through Manchester, Edinburgh or Belfast - please ensure you take all of the following documentation to your appointment:

  • A fully completed and signed application form (printed on A4 paper only)
  • Your physical passport (the visa centre will keep you passport for approximately 1 week)
  • Confirmation of your appointment
  • Flight itinerary
  • Invitation letter (this will be sent to you via email)
  • A coloured copy of your passport information page
  • A coloured copy of any previous Chinese visas (if visas are in a previous passport, your will need to bring this passport to your appointment as well)
  • For non-UK residents, physical proof of UK residency (residence card/permit or UK visa)
  • Payment for your visa (please inform Wendy Wu Tours you will be applying for your own visa and we will refund you the visa cost for a standard visa)

We strongly recommend that passports are posted using the Royal Mail Special Delivery service and we accept no responsibility for passports lost in the post.

DJB Visas Ltd, 11 Lever Street London
EC1V 3QU
Tel - 0207 684 6242
Email - info@djbvisas.com

Disclaimer

Wendy Wu Tours and DJB Visas cannot guarantee that you will be issued a visa for your holiday as each passenger has different personal circumstances. The decision to approve a visa is down to the relevant Embassy. Wendy Wu Tours and DJB Visas act as a third party with no influence on the visa decision.

On rare occasions, the Embassy has the right to request the applicant to provide additional supporting documents or to come to the Embassy for an interview. In this instance, we will notify you immediately.

Once your completed visa has been received, it is your responsibility to check all details are correct. Wendy Wu Tours or DJB Visas will not be held accountable for any denied boarding or denied at immigration.

Please view Section 5 of our booking conditions for full details.