Tourist Visa

China Tourist Visa Applications

British passport holders wishing to travel to China for holidays, cruises, tours, visiting friends or family MUST obtain a visa prior to travel. For visa requirements for non-British passport holders, please contact us for further information.

If you wish to meet one of our China visa specialist at the visa application centre in Manchester, please download the following application pack:
If you are between the ages of 14 and 70 and wish to use our Pre-Authorisation, Submission & Collection service, please download the following application pack:
For those who do not fall between the ages of 14 and 70, you will not need to visit the application centre to submit biometric information. This means that we can take of the visa application process on your behalf. Please download the following pack to begin your application:


When attending your appointment at the China Visa Application Centre you MUST take your original, valid passport document with you. All visas are issued at the discretion of the Embassy.