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China Visas

We offer a single entry group visa service for those requiring tourist visas for visits to China. For tourists making a single visit to China for a holiday this is a cheaper alternative than a standard visa, with the minimum requirement of a group being 2 persons.

You do not have to book one of our holidays to use this service, but we can help provide the 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.

Entry has to be via Shanghai, Beijing or Guangzzhou for a stay of up to 30 days in tourist cities.

For anything else you will need to apply for a Standard Visa. Standard visas for China for UK citizens now cost a flat fee of £151 irrespective of how many times you visit over a 2-year period, and can be obtained by making an appointment to visit the China Visa Application Service Centre offices in London, Manchester or Edinburgh in order to be fingerprinted and make your application in person. There is no longer a postal service.

Tourist 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, Beijing or Guangzhou, but exit can be anywhere in China. All persons must arrive and exit on the same flight.
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: visaforchina.org

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.
4. Copy of a recent passport-style photo of each person (different from the one in your passport)

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 a few days before departure.

Fingerprinting will be done by the Chinese authorities at the airport on your arrival in China.

Payments can be made by internet banking, cheque, debit or credit card.

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