Visa for China

China Visa All travelers to China need a valid China Visa to travel in China. You will have to get the visa in your home country before you travel. To apply for a China visa:

  1. Confirm your travel dates with us and we will send you an invitation letter and itinerary
  2. Take this along with a completed visa application form, cover letter, a valid passport and fees to your nearest Chinese Embassy
  3. If it is not the first time applying for a tourist visa, the reasons for revisit and the places you have visited last time and the places you will visit this time should be included along with the cover letter
  4. If you cannot go in person, you may entrust someone else or a travel/visa agent to drop off your application at the Embassy which holds consular jurisdiction over the state where you reside. No appointment is required. Mailed applications are not acceptable and will be returned.

Applying for a Visa to China
You can find more information and the visa applications below:
Visa for China in United States
Visa for China in Australia
Visa for China in New Zealand
Visa for China in India
Visa for China in United Kingdom

Travel and stay in China
Traveling to China has its own challenges! The following tips will help first time visitors to China: One should take along some usual medicines, such as those for colds, diarrhea, etc. when traveling. Medical facilities (both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine) are widely available in China and are usually very inexpensive. China's currency is Yuan. Foreign currency is generally not accepted at most shops. You can use your international debit cards at ICBC or HSBC ATMs to get local currency. Direct phones are very common in China. You can also buy a SIM card from any China Unicom or China Mobile stores. Electricity supply is 220 volts. Universal adapters may be needed since China uses type I or type G sockets. All foreign visitors require visas to visit China. Chinese people are delighted if you make any attempt to speak Mandarin, even if it is only a couple of words! Ni Hao is a customary greeting in China. Traveling during China's national holidays may be difficult as most local transports are fully booked. China is generally very safe and has a very low crime rate per capita.