Tourist Visa

China Tourist Visa Application

Applicants wishing to travel to China on Holiday, visiting friends or family MUST obtain a Tourism Visa. All tourism applications must submit one of the following:

Confirmed Hotel and Confirmed Flights


A letter of invitation from a Resident in China showing the following and Confirmed flights:

  • Chinese address
  • Chinese Telephone
  • Name of Applicant
  • Passport number of Applicant
  • Date of arrival
  • Date of departure
  • Must be signed

Also the Inviter must scan the information page from their passport and current residence permit or id card (both sides) if Chinese.

For Charity Events you must submit a Letter of Invitation.

The Process

  1. Download our China Tourist Visa application pack
  2. Complete all the forms included and send to us along with your supporting documents
  3. Make payment via cheque, postal order or PayPal – all major cards accepted

Total Fee (10 working days processing) inc. VAT


  • Your original Passport (valid for at least 6 months) with at least 2 blank visa pages
  • 1x Recent passport sized photo (Taken within the last 6 months)
  • 1x Completed application form
  • 1x Chinese Visa Declaration form – Signed and dated (yyyy-mm-dd).
  • For minors please provide a copy of their Full Birth Certificate showing both parent’s names.
  • Copy of the hotel and flight booking. If visiting on a Cruise Ship a copy of the cruise itinerary is required (these are mandatory and must be provided). If visiting family/friends an invitation letter is required. All booking confirmations/invitation letters MUST include all travellers’ names.
  • If visiting friends/family in China a letter of invitation is required including a copy of their passport photograph page and valid Chinese visa.
  • If visiting a family member, we will require proof of the relationship in the form of a birth certificate.
  • 1x Travel Visa Company client declaration form – signed and dated. Please make sure you sign BOTH declaration forms.
  • 1x pre-paid Special Delivery envelope is also required for the safe return of your passport.       

*Please note – do not apply more than 3 months before your proposed date of travel.



  • Payable by Cheque, PayPal or Postal Order.
  • Cheques payable to The Travel Visa Company Ltd.

China Visa Bureau
Pall Mall Court,
61 – 67 King Street
Manchester M2 4PD
Tel: 0161 260 0335