China visa application and requirements

                    China Visa

China Visa for United Kingdom passport holder living in United Arab Emirates

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Tourist visa
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China embassy only grants single entry visa for first time visitors

Fill out China tourist visa application form online

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:

1
China visa application form. Upon order completion, please download, print and sign China visa application, prepared by our system under your account.
2
Original, signed United Kingdom passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and have at least 2 visa pages.
3
Passport Photo: 1 Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.
4
ID Card Copy. Please provide a copy of Emirates ID, front and back pages.
5
Proof of status. Original evidence of your legal status in UAE (Original of UAE residence permit, resident visa, or Emirati ID card).with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
6
No Objection Certificate. Colored copy of letter from your employer on business letterhead, addressed to "The Consulate of China, Visa Section, Dubai". The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
•Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify applicant's name, passport number, and employment status/position held in the company).
• List the applicant's monthly salary and specify the duration of employment.
• State that a leave of absence has been granted and that you will be returning to your current job after your trip.
• Business owners are required to provide a valid Trade License Copy.
• For pupils and students, proof of enrollment in school or university.
• For minors under the age of 18 travelling with/without parents, consent of both parents/legal guardians, either through a notarized certificate or by an authorization signed in front of the visa officer. Copies of both parents’ passports are required.
• If sponsored by spouse/parents, Passport and UAE Visa copy of the sponsor as well as a copy of birth/ marriage certificate must be submitted.

7
Itinerary. Hotel booking and flight details.
Full and detailed required documents list will be provided upon placing the order.
According to the July 20 announcement from the Civil Aviation Administration, the General Administration of Customs, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, all passengers who are flying from the United States to China must provide negative COVID-19 tests issued within three days before boarding, starting on September 15, 2020.

China Entry Guidelines and COVID Testing Procedure
Details are as follows:

1. Foreign citizens who are scheduled for direct flights from the United States to China should take COVID-19 nucleic acid tests within 3 days of boarding a plane. For instance, if a passenger is to board on October 10, the issuance date of the certificate should be between October 7 and 10.

The negative certificate needs to be emailed or submitted to the Chinese Embassy or Consulates General in the U.S. according to the consular jurisdiction that the testing facility belongs to (map, consular jurisdiction of the Consulate-General in Houston) once it is issued (no later than 24 hours before boarding in the U.S.), along with the scanned copy of the valid passport information page and the signed health declaration (see the attachment below the notice):

Embassy in the United States (temporarily taken over the work of the Consulate-General in Houston): embchn@gmail.com

Consulate General in New York: cnnyhdf@gmail.com

Consulate General in San Francisco: health.sfconsulate@gmail.com

Consulate General in Los Angeles: Please click here to submit online

Consulate General in Chicago: 12308chicago@gmail.com

It usually takes one business day to process the health declaration. If the certificate submitted needs to be verified with the issuing agency, the processing time will be extended accordingly. After approval, the scanned copy of the health declaration will be emailed back to the passenger and needs to be printed out and carried throughout the journey. The health declaration is valid through the third day after the issuance date of the nucleic acid test certificate. Passengers are advised to travel before it expires and be prepared for checking by the airlines before boarding.

2. Foreign citizens who are to fly from the U.S. to China and transit in a third country or region shall follow the requirements stated in the notice on August 12. However, starting from September 15, the COVID-19 nucleic acid tests should be taken within THREE days before boarding in the transit country. For instance, if a passenger is to board on October 10, the issuance date of the negative certificate should be between October 7 and 10.

3. Foreign citizens who are to transit in the U.S. before flying to China shall present to the airlines a Health Declaration Form, which shall be verified by the Chinese Embassy or Consulates in the country of departure.

4. Foreign citizens are advised to confirm with an eligible institution or hospital on the issuing date of the negative report before scheduling a trip. The Chinese Embassy and Consulates General have not designated specific institutions to perform the nucleic acid test. Test result certificates issued by eligible medical or testing institutions are currently accepted. At present, only the COVID-19 nucleic acid RT-PCR Test negative report is accepted - antibody tests or serology tests аrе NОТ accepted.
Additional required documents for minors (under 18):
Application form. The application form must be signed by both parents.
Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
When applying for a child with Chinese parents, the applicant must also provide proof of parents' status in the United Arab Emirates.
Additional requirements for applicants born in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan
Chinese name. The applicant's name written in Chinese characters.
Proof of name change. If the applicant's name has changed since birth, please provide a copy of the court order or marriage certificate showing the name change.
Previous visa. Copy of a previously issued Chinese visa or copy of the information page from your Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwanese passport. Note: If your old passport has not been canceled, you will be required to submit the original passport with your application.

China tourist visa fees for citizens of United Kingdom

Single entry
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 4 business days
  • Total cost: 765.00 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 345.00 Processing: 400.00VAT: 20.00 Total cost: 765.00
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 3 business days
  • Total cost: 1033.50 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 508.50 Processing: 500.00VAT: 25.00 Total cost: 1033.50
Double entry
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 4 business days
  • Total cost: 833.00 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 413.00 Processing: 400.00VAT: 20.00 Total cost: 833.00
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 3 business days
  • Total cost: 1101.50 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 576.50 Processing: 500.00VAT: 25.00 Total cost: 1101.50
Multiple entry
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 4 business days
  • Total cost: 900.00 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 480.00 Processing: 400.00VAT: 20.00 Total cost: 900.00
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 3 business days
  • Total cost: 1168.50 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 643.50 Processing: 500.00VAT: 25.00 Total cost: 1168.50
  • Validity: up to 1 year
  • Processing: 4 business days
  • Total cost: 1035.00 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 615.00 Processing: 400.00VAT: 20.00 Total cost: 1035.00
  • Validity: up to 1 year
  • Processing: 3 business days
  • Total cost: 1303.50 
    China visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 778.50 Processing: 500.00VAT: 25.00 Total cost: 1303.50
Maximum stay in China: 30 days  
China visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
Maximum stay in China: 30 days
China visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
China visa for citizens of United Kingdom is required. For more information please contact the nearest China embassy.

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