Travel Visa Requirements
Travel Visa RequiredBritish Citizen Passport Holders will be required to obtain a Chinese visa before entering the country.
Please note that the granting of any Chinese Visa is dependent upon consular discretion. Express services are available upon request. The standard processing time for a visa for China is up to 10 working days.
This Chinese Visa does not require you to submit your fingerprints or make a personal appearance in the UK. You can ONLY apply for this entry visa for China if the following applies to you:
- You are travelling in a group of two or more
- All members of the group enter and exit China together
- You are making a single entry into China
- You are staying for no more than 20 days in China
This visa is valid for 15 days after being issued. You MUST enter China within these 15 days.
Those who have previously visited any Middle Eastern countries such as Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan or Jordan WILL NOT be eligible to apply for this visa.
In addition to this, IF you are arriving into Beijing, and hold a passport from one of the following nationalities, you will also not be eligible for this visa:
Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, all African and Middle Eastern countries.
Are you entering China through Shanghai or Beijing?
You are not eligible for a Single Entry E-Visa. Please follow the questions below to download a Multiple Entry Visa application pack
This China Visa is valid for 2 years. Allows for multiple stays of up to 90 days at a time.
Please answer the questions below to download the relevant application pack:
Are you over the age of 70?
Are you under the age of 14?
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*Non British Citizen Passport holders should contact us for further information.
The Travel Visa Company endeavours to provide carefully collected information obtained directly from the relevant Embassies, High Commissions and Consulate Generals - however, this information is subject to frequent changes, without prior warning. As such, we cannot be held liable for any omissions or errors in the information provided on this site. You are strongly advised to check all information with one of our dedicated Visa Specialists on the telephone number above.