Documents Required for Visa Applications

To obtain a visa to China, a foreign national shall provide a valid passport or other valid identification documents; answer relevant questions asked, fill in the visa application form, submit two-inch recently-taken full-viewed photos (without hat); present relevant certificates attesting to the purpose of entry or transit for examination.

In addition, foreign nationals intending to reside in China permanently or stay in China for more than one year should also present health certificates (valid for six months) which conform to relevant provisions when applying for entry visas.