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Visa Center is a non-government body which allows for Chinese Visa applicants to apply for Chinese Visa through localized offices in Toronto, Markham, Calgary and Vancouver. No waiting in lines at Chinese Embassy and Consulate | China Visa Applications are always up to date | Requirements for China visa are current; Expedited Service gets you fast Chinese visa | Low service fees start at $24 for some applications

CHINA Visa Service Pricing

EXPEDITED Appointments available for those with urgent needs

3 daysturnaround
Multiple entry, all visa types valid up to 10 years with max 60 days stay $ 149.98
(+TAX $19.50)
*Applicants with other than Canadian passports receive different China visa types. Above prices include Visa Center fee only. Processing time indicated is the time required by Visa Center only. Visa stamping fee must be paid by applicant at the time of fingerprinting at the Chinese Consular facility and depends on the chosen processing timing, passport type, etc.




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No holidays in the upcoming month.


China Visa Requirements

  • China has started to issue work (Z), business, and private humanitarian visas for some applicants who have acute needs to be in China.

    IMPORTANT!
    If you think that you belong to one of the three categories mentioned above, contact us at Visa Center by email (china @ visacenter.ca) and explain your situation in maximum detail. If the Embassy/Consulate approves the application and issues a visa, you may travel to China. If you need to speed up your visa process you must provide your flight and hotel reservation which can be obtained from https://www.flightbookingforvisa.com

    Effective from 0 am., 28 September 2020, foreign nationals holding  VALID  CHINESE RESIDENCE PERMITS for Work, Personal matters, and Reunion are allowed to enter China with no need for applying for new visas. More info available here.
  • Chinese Embassy and consulates in Canada oblige all visa applicants ages 14 to 70 (inclusive) to submit fingerprints at their facilities in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. From now in addition to its regular service Visa Center provides convenience of fingerprint collection appointments after we receive your application file. 

     

    HOW TO APPLY FOR CHINA VISA

    Email us at info @ visacenter.ca, courier or bring to one of our offices the following documents:

    1. Filled out China Visa Application Form:
    - To fill the form by hand or on computer, click on the link HERE -> https://www.visacenter.ca/pdfdocs/new-china-visa-application-form-fillable.pdf.
    2. Copy of the main page of your passport.
    3. One color photo (No scarfs, head wear or any kind of jewelry and earrings are allowed)
    4. Visa support documents:
    - for tourism: flight and hotel reservation. Get them HERE - WWW.FLIGHTBOOKINGFORVISA.COM
    - for business: invitation letter from Chinese company.
    - for family/friend visit: Invitation letter from inviting party and copy of the inviter's Chinese ID, back and front.

    After getting your China visa application file materials we will:

    - check and ensure that there are no errors and omissions on your application form and it fits into the strict framework of Chinese consular prerequisites.
    - check and ensure that your photo is up to high standards of China consulate requirements.
    - check and ensure that your visa support documents contain all must-haves to satisfy China visa officer at the consulate.
    - submit your China visa application information to Chinese consulate and arrange date and time for you to come to submit your fingerprints.
    - provide you with appointment ticket and properly prepared application form for you to attend fingerprinting and application procedure.

    HELPFUL OPTIONAL SERVICES

    - if you are below 14 or more than 70 years of age we can submit the application for you and pick it up for additional fee of CAD49.98 (+tx) per application.
    - full support at the Chinese consulate facility: our representative will meet you at the facility and guide you through the maze of the submission process. Then he picks your passport with stamped visa for you and you pick it up at our office. Our fee: CAD89.98+hst/per person.

    More detailed information on required documents


    Basic Documents:
    - Actual valid passport must be submitted at the time of fingerprinting. (Valid at least for 8 months from the date of submission for visa & min. 2 empty pages)
    Note: Clients submitting to our Vancouver office must present their old passport in original if the current one has issue date after Jan. 01, 2015.

    - One color photo. (Photo facility is available on-site - TORONTO, MARKHAM & VANCOUVER). Please note that photos from photo booth or home-shot photos are not acceptable.  No scarfs, head wear or any kind of jewelry and earrings are allowed.   If you are not visiting our office and prefer to courier your documents you must have your photos done in accordance with the following specifications: Size: 48x33 mm; the photo must be taken within 6 months, with full face, front view, against white background and has a time stamp with address of photo studio at the back (Full China visa photo requirements are available here).


    - HAND FILLED and signed CHINA VISA APPLICATION FORM (https://www.visacenter.ca/getpdf/c/china_visa_application.pdf)(Note: When filling out the form put your Driver's License number or Citizenship card number, or Health card number in item 1.6B.)



    - Non-Canadian applicants must provide the original of the document confirming their current resident status in Canada (PR Card, Landed Document, Work Permit). There is no expedited visa processing for non-Canadian passport holders.
    - In case the name on the national passport has a different spelling than on the resident document, official Name Change Certificate is required.

    - Former Chinese & Hong Kong citizens, as well as all those born in China & Hong Kong are required to provide:
    Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to foreign citizens those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship). If you are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport held and a photocopy of its data page. If you have obtained Chinese visas before and want to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page. (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)
    NOTE: Persons WITH DUAL citizenship, ONE of which IS Canadian, must apply WITH their Canadian passports only. Applicants WITH other THAN Canadian passports must provide the ORIGINAL of the document confirming their current resident STATUS IN Canada (PR Card, Landed Document, WORK Permit). 

    Toronto Specific requirements: Applicants of the Chinese descent - 1)Those who have been born in Canada  must present: a) Original of long form birth certificate.b) Both parents' passport and citizenship card(originals) to proof their nationality in the year the applicant has been born. 2)Those who has been born in China  must present: a) Original of birth certificate. b) Both parents' passport and citizenship card (originals) to proof their nationality in the year the applicant has been born or applicant's PR card or landed documents(originals)

    Vancouver Specific requirements: Applicants with passports from India and African countries (except South Africa) applying in Vancouver require to present bank statement.

    Additional documents are required for different visa types - SEE BELOW:

  • L VISA - TOURIST VISA - Issued to those who are going to travel to China for tourism or visit friends and classmates, who are not close family members.
    Required additional documents:

    Flight and hotel reservation (if you do not have them, get it HERE - https://www.flightbookingforvisa.com). For cruise passengers - cruise reservation. In other cases: an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China.The invitation letter should contain:
    (1) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    (2) Information on the planned visit (arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, etc.)
    (3) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual, Chinese ID copy (front and back) of the inviting individual.
  • Q1 VISA -FAMILY VISA - Issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with permanent residence status in China and intend to go to China for a long-term family reunion, or to those who intend to go to China for the purposes of foster care (intended duration of stay in China exceeding 180 days).
    "Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.
    Required additional documents:
    For family reunion, the following documents are required:
    (1) An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in China. The invitation letter should contain:
    a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    b) Information on the visit ( purpose of visit, intended arrival date, place(s) of intended residence, intended duration of residence, number of intended entries into China, arrival and departure dates, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures)
    c) Information on the inviting individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of legal representative or the inviting individual, etc.)
    Click here for suggested official sample form of the letter of invitation.
    (2) Photocopy of Chinese ID of the inviting individual or foreign passport and permanent residence permit.
    (3) Original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual.
    "Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.
    For foster care, the following documents are required:
    (1)Foster entrustment notarization issued by Chinese Embassies/Consulates General in foreign countries or Foster Care Power of Attorney notarized and authenticated in the country of residence or in China
    (2)Original and photocopy of the consignor's passport(s), as well as the original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) notarized and authenticated certification showing the relationship between parents or guardians and children.
    (3) A letter of consent on foster care issued by the trustee living in China who has agreed to provide foster care services and a photocopy of the ID of the trustee.
    (4) A photocopy of the certificate indicating the permanent residence status abroad of the parent(s) when the child was born, provided that either or both parents of the child are Chinese citizens.
    Holders of Q1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

    Q2 VISA - FAMILY VISA - Issued to those who intend to visit relatives who are Chinese citizens residing in China or foreigners with permanent residence status in China; the intended duration of stay is limited to no more than 180 days.
    Required additional documents:
    (1) An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in China. The invitation letter should contain:
    a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
    b) Information on the visit (purpose of visit, number of intended entries into China, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures)
    c) Information on the inviting individual (name, contact number, address, signature etc.)
    Click here for suggested official sample form of the letter of invitation.
    (2) Photocopy of Chinese ID or foreign passport and permanent residence permit of the inviting individual.

China Business Visa Requirements (additionally to the requirements above)

  • F VISA - EXCHANGES, VISITS, STUDY TOURS AND OTHER ACTIVITY VISA - Issued to those who are invited to China for non-profit cultural and academic exchanges, conference attendance, study tours, compete in non-commercial games and other activities.

    Required additional documents:
    An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain: (1) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.) (2) Information on the planned visit (arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, etc.) (3) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual).

    M VISA - COMMERCE AND TRADE VISA - Issued to those who are invited to China for commercial and trade activities (visiting clients, suppliers, visiting company branch or headquarters, handle corporate related business).
    Required additional documents:
    (1) Documents on the commercial activity issued by a trade partner in China, or trade fair invitation or other invitation letters issued by relevant entity or individual. The invitation letter should contain:
    a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.).
    b) Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, number of intended entries into China,  arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures).
    c) Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual).
    To qualify for Multiple Entry Business visa applicant must have completed two entries into China within the last 24 months or have previously expired multiple entry visa in last 12 months and invitation letter should explicitly state that multiple visa is required.

  • Z VISA - WORK VISA - Issued to those who intend to work in China (those taking up a post or employment, or giving commercial performances in China)
    Required additional documents:
    One of the following documents:
    (1) Foreigners Employment Permit of the People's Republic of China issued by Chinese government authorities for Human Resources and Social Security, as well as Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Chinese entities.
    (2) Permit for Foreign Experts Working in China issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts as well as Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Chinese entities.
    (3) Registration Certificate of Resident Representative Offices of enterprises of foreign countries(regions) issued by Chinese authorities of industrial and commercial administration, as well as Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Chinese entities as well as Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Chinese entities.
    (4) An approval document for commercial performances issued by the Chinese government authorities for cultural affairs or Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Foreign Affairs Office of provincial governments of China.
    (5)Letter of Invitation to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations in China issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation;
    Holders of Z Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.
  • For a single, double or multiple entry business (F) visa, an invitation letter on the letter-head or an invitation card from the relevant Chinese government department, or local government (county or town level and above), or Chinese companies, or business enterprises, or government institutions is required. Note, that email correspondence is not considered as invitation.
    For the sample of how business visa invitation letter from the company should look like, click here .



Still have questions?

Most popular questions:

Q: How fast can I get police clearance from China?

You may check the information on PCC from China here.

Q: I am residing in New York, could you help me with getting China visa?

Absolutely yes! Our office will help you to get a China visa in New York. Just contact Visa Center in New York by phone: 1-866-772-8472 or send them a message from visacenter.us contact page.

Q: In order to get China tourist visa I need to provide the consulate with the flight and hotel bookings. But I would like to get a visa first and only after that I want to buy a flight and hotel stay in China. Could you offer any solution?

In order to get flights and hotel stay without any significant monetary commitments, we recommend using www.flightbookingforvisa.com web site. You may book flights and/or hotels accommodation from this site. You will receive a booking confirmation by email and the only thing you need to do is to print it out and enclose to your China tourist visa file.

Q: What photo should I attach to my China visa application form?

One color photo. (Photo facility is available on-site - TORONTO, OTTAWA, MARKHAM & VANCOUVER). Please note that photos from photo booth or home-shot photos are not acceptable.  If you are not visiting our office and prefer to courier your documents you must have your photos done in accordance with the following specifications: Size: 48x33 mm; the photo must be taken within 6 months, with full face, front view, against white background and has a time stamp with address of photo studio at the back. 

Q: Where can I get China visa application form?

You may get China visa application form by clicking on the following link: https://www.visacenter.ca/pdf/china_visa_application.pdf 



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Application center locations

Toronto

655 Sheppard Ave. W.
Toronto, ON
M3H 2S4

+1.866.334.0811

Markham

3601 HWY 7 East, Suite 1005, Markham, ON
L3R 0M3

+1.866.334.0811

Calgary

400 5th Avenue SW, Suite 300, Calgary, AB
T2P 0L6

+1.866.334.0811

Vancouver

550 West Broadway Suite 730, Vancouver, BC
V5Z 0E9

+1.866.334.0811