Documents Required for Visa Application by Foreign Nationals

To obtain a visa to China, a foreign national shall provide a valid passport or other equivalent valid identity documents, answer relevant questions, fill in the visa application form, submit recently taken two-inch full-face bareheaded photos, and present relevant certificates attesting to the purpose of entry or transit for examination.

In addition, those who want to reside in China permanently or to stay in China for more than one year shall present health certificates (valid for six months) which conform to relevant provisions when applying for entry visas.