Are you planning your tour in China? Any foreign passport holders require a visa in advance of travel to China. An “L” Visa is issued to foreigners who comes to China for travel or visiting family members. Tourist visas are usually good for two months, but can be extended for an extra month at the Foreigners Section of the public Security Bureau in each big city in China. If you want to continue traveling in China for more than three months, you will have to leave the country, get a new visa, and come back.
There is no visa-on-arrival provision except in extraordinary cases. Chinese visa policy is strictly enforced, and a penalty of RMB 500 per day is imposed for overstaying.

Visa Types
Basically there are four kinds of visa most frequently issued:
L Visa–Tourist visa. Issued for visiting China, sightseeing, family visits or other private matters.
F Visa–Visit visa. Issued to those coming to China to conduct business (giving a lecture, undertaking research…)
Z Visa–Work Visa. Issued for the holder to work full-time in China.
X Visa–Student visa. Issued to those coming to China to study for longer than 6 months.

Where to apply for your China visa
You are mainly requested to go to the Chinese embassy or consulate in your home country for visa application in person or use a visa service.
1) First search the official website of the Chinese embassy in your home country.
2) Study the requirements for the visa application.
3) Contact Chinese embassy by email or on phone.
4) Prepare for personal documents for the allication.
5) Pay the visa fee and wait for your Chinese visa.
Official visa service web:

How to apply for Chinese tourist visa
To get Chinese tourist visa, you must offer the documents below to the Chinese emabssy or consulate in your home country. Your valid passport which must have at least six months of remaining validity with at least two visa pages.

1) China bound air-tickets
2) China Hotel confirmation
3) Tour Confirmation letter from a local travel agency in China
4) Other requirements

Visa renewal or Extension
The agency in charge of visa matters inside China is the Public Security Bureau (PSB). If you lose your passport in China, or you are going to extend your , you should turn to the PSB.

Please visa renewal, please contact the Entry & Exit Administration of the Public Security Bureau if you have more questions.
Add: 2 Andingmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Tel: +86 10 84020101

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. stepan oberreiter

    Dear sir or madam,

    I would like to ask you if it is possible to manage a invitation letter for tourist via your tourist agency? I will travel to China by train from Hanoi and then will leave China by train to Mongolia.

    thank you


  2. graceli

    If you book a tour form us, we will give you an invitation letter.

  3. Patrick Balinda

    Just want to know wheither it is possible to get invitation letter from your agency. Waiting your feedback

  4. Patrick Balinda

    Need to know wheither your agency can provide invitation letter.

  5. graceli

    Only if you book a tour with us, we can provide a invitation letter. For details please email us.

  6. kwasi osei

    interested to establish business in tour and businessmen visa to visit CHINA

  7. slisli

    do i refund my money if my visa request be refused

  8. graceli

    It depends. You’d better contact our tour operator.

  9. James Iriah

    We will like to come to china for sight seeing on vacation. What is the procedure to get an invitation letter.

  10. graceli

    If you book a tour with us , then you can get an invitation letter.

  11. Muhammad Aurangzeb

    sir i have a lot of business community in our country if your office give us a business invitations for businessmans they want business in china please reply me as soon as possible thanks

  12. Sudhir Gangawane

    want to visit China for tourism purpose along with my wife. it will be about 8-10 days tour. can you arrange for the same. i will apply for visa from india. i have visited the country in the past thrice for official purpose.

  13. Abdul Rashid

    Hi, I am from Pakistan and I am living in Malaysia. I am the managing director of my company (shareholder) here in Malaysia.i am planning to visit china for leisure trip. I would like to know if your agency can provide an invitation letter?

  14. graceli

    First you need to book tours from us, then you can ask for an invitation letter from us.

  15. Inam Ur-Rehman

    Hi, I am from Pakistan, I am planning to visit china with my family of 2 Adults and 2 minors for 10 days. can you provide an invitation letter to apply/process the L-visa?

  16. graceli

    You need to book tours from us. Then we will provide you an invitation letter.

  17. Herbert Walter

    We, my wife and me, want to take a privat tour package in Juli 2020 for 14 days.
    May wife is a Filipina and I am a German.
    I have read, that I don’t need any Visa application for that duration. What about my wife. Will she get also the acceptance by entrance in China? Please give us information before we will book the tour package.

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