This page deals with the application process in the UK for a Chinese business visa. Please read carefully through the entire page as additional documents may be required from you depending on your circumstances.Applicants who are aged between 14 to 70 inclusive applying for Chinese visas are required to give fingerprints and photo take at the Visa Application Centres.
Other Chinese visas:
Download the visa application form from this web page. The form can be downloaded by clicking here. You can then save it to your computer.
Print out and begin filling in the form with a black pen. If you have any questions regarding the form, please call us for advice free of charge. We are more than happy to help you.
Send the application and your passport to us along with any additional documents mentioned on the form. It is best to post it using a secure service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery or another courier company.
This must be a formal, signed letter on the company's letter headed paper. Fortunately, only a copy is required, so you can have a scanned version emailed to you then print it out and include it with the application. However ensure that the copy is decent quality.
This must be a formal, signed letter on the company’s letter headed paper and state the following:
(Important) The person that signs the letter must write their full name and position in the company. Name and signature must match their passport, (usually inviters write their English names when they send the letters to Europe, so please keep in mind that the embassy stopped accepting them. The name must be exactly like in their passports)
(If the Embassy is in doubt regarding the name or the signature, they will return the passport without visa and will require to provide a passport copy of the person that signed the invitation letter. To avoid any delays you may ask them to provide the passport copy of the main page and the signature page)
The main page in your passport. This means the page with your passport photo, name and date of birth. Please ensure it is a clear copy.
The last Chinese visa you had. If you have never had a Chinese visa before then you can skip this requirement. Otherwise, please include a clear copy of the last visa for your application.
|Visa type||5 working days service||3 working days service|
|UK-USA & Canada passports Single, Double, Multiple Entry Business Visa, Valid up to 24 Months||
Consular fee : £151
Service charge : £49.17
Vat : £9.83
Consular fee : £178
Service Charge : £60
Vat : £12
|Other Passports Single Entry Business Visa, Valid for 3 Months||
Consular fee : £86
Service charge : £45
Vat : £9
Consular fee : £113
Service charge : £47
Vat : £10
|Double Entry Business Visa, Valid for 6 Months||
Consular fee : £96
Service charge : £45
Vat : £9
Consular fee : £123
Service charge : £47
Vat : £10
Your photograph needs to be exactly 45x35mm. This is the standard passport photograph size and can be obtaining from the majority of the photo booths in the country.
The photo needs to have taken with the last 3 months. If you use the same photograph that is in your passport then your application would not be accepted.
The photo-print should be clear and with a continuous tone and printed on proper photographic paper.
The passport should be valid for at least another 6 months. If it is due to expire before then, you will need to get a new passport. Additionally, if the passport was issued less than 6 months ago, you will need to include your previous passport with the application.
The passport needs to have two completely free pages facing each other in order that the visa can be stamped in. If you do not have two pages side by side then you will need to get a new passport.
You must hold a valid UK passport in order to apply under the standard conditions. If you hold another type of passport, please see the additional documentation section on this page to find out what else you need to include.
You can include cash with your application when you are sending the application forms to us. You would find the appropriate amount on the order form.
You can include a Cheque or Postal Order with your application when you are sending it to us. If so, please make it payable to Visa24.
You can pay by BACS bank transfer while your application is being processed. If you choose this option, we shall invoice you once we have received your application and you make the payment while the embassy considers your request.
There are three different ways to receive your passport and visa when the process is complete. You can select the option on the order form that you download and print out from this web page. The options are:
|Shipping Service||Additional cost|
|Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day||£10|
|Royal Mail Special Deliver Next Day with Consequential Loss||£16|
|Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day (9am delivery)||£20|
How do I pay?
Cheque/Postal Order: You can include a cheque or postal order with the application making it payable to VISA24.
Cash: You can pay by cash upon submission or collection of your passport. You can also send us the cash payment with your application, we would then recommend sending this via recorded mail.
Bank Transfer: You or your company can pay by bank transfer by choosing “Bank Transfer” on the payment options on our order form. You will then receive an email from us with our bank details and an itemised invoice.
Visa24 is not affiliated with the government of China. If you want to apply for a visa directly with the Chinese Embassy, you can make an appointment to go in person. Click here for the Chinese Embassy website in the United Kingdom.
Since we receive many questions about getting a business visa for China, we have put together this informal guide about our Chinese visa agency in London. Traditionally, you have had to visit the Chinese Embassy to start the application process for your China business visa. This meant making an appointment first, visiting the embassy at least two times, filling out the visa form, and spending several hours traveling and waiting in line, resulting in lost income due to missing 2 days from work.
As air travel prices came down, the popularity of this great country has grown and demand for a business visa to china has increased a lot but there was still only one place to get it in the United Kingdom. This has further increased the waiting time and has put the pressure on officials to come up with an alternative solution. A different method for getting a visa for Chinese visa was implemented.
They have allowed Chinese visa agencies like Visa 24 to file the paperwork instead of the person who is traveling. Now all you need to do is to download and fill out an application for your business visa for China, send in the form along with your passport, photograph, and any additional documents – you can find the exact document required higher on this page – pay a small service fee on top of the embassy fee and you are all set. Instead of having just one Chinese visa office where you have to turn up physically, you can now save all the time used to be lost on travel and also save your lost revenue from work.