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China Visas

We offer a visa service for those requiring tourist visas for visits to China. You do not have to book one of our holidays to use this service, but we can help provide flights and hotels that are necessary for any visa application.With our extensive experience in travel to China, you can benefit from our checking of your application before submission.

Standard visas for China for UK citizens are now a flat fee of £175 irrespective of how long or how many times you visit over a 2-year period. For tourists making a single visit to China for a holiday a cheaper alternative is available as a single entry group visa, with the minimum requirement of a group being 2 persons.

30-day Group visa - single entry

£95 per person

Minimum 2 persons. UK citizens only. Valid for single entry tourist visits of up to 30 days. No need to send your passport - application can be done by email. All persons must enter and exit China at the same time. Currently entry can only via Shanghai, but exit can be anywhere in China.
Visas are issued by the Shanghai Port Visa section of the Public Security Ministry. They are suitable for visitors wanting a single entry visa to China. For standard 2-year multi-entry visas or for urgent cases (i.e. less than 3 weeks) applications should be made to the China Visa Application Service Centre:

Visa application procedure for group visa

Please email us the following documents:

1. Copy of the photo page of your passports.
2. Copy of your itinerary showing clearly entry and exit dates.
3. Copies of all your flight bookings/tickets (international and internal) and hotel reservations showing the names of all those travelling.
All applications must be made at least 3 weeks before departure. We will then send your application to China for processing. Visa will be sent to you direct to your home address by DHL courier service about a week before departure.

Payments can be made by internet banking, cheque, debit or credit card (please note there is a 2% charge for credit cards and American Express).

We strongly recommend that passports are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery. Passports will be returned by Special Delivery.

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months before their expiry, and there must be blank pages available inside the passport.