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Important information



Tibet:
° If you ar visiting Tibet during your stay, get in contact with the local touroperator, who will take care of your visa.

The consul can ask the traveler for an interview or fingerprints.
This is mainly for journalists, students and when you apply for a work visa.
In case of interview and/or fingerprints:
° take a color photo
° take a copy of your receipt


Processing time at the consulate/embassy



Minimum 4 working days

Express procedure:
° Possible for the Shengen nationalities
° 2-3 working days (if possible)

Transit visa



Yes, provided that:
° Your stay is maximum 72 hours in Beijing , Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongging, Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, Xian, Guillin, Kunming, Wuhan, Xiamen, Tianjin, Nanjing, Qingdao, Changsda and Hangzhou.
° China is not your final destination, but a transit country.
° Your stay is maximum 72 hours

Required documents same as tourist visa, except:
° Employer's declaration: the word 'tourism' must be changed to 'transit'.

E-visa (online visa)



No.

Holidays where the consulate/embassy is closed



01/01/2021 new year
01/05/2021 labor day holiday
01/10/2021 national holiday
02/10/2021 feest nationale feestdag

CONDITIONS
The following conditions decide if you need a visa or not!



for China Peoples Republic / Tourism the following conditions apply:
 Tourism express procedure (2-3 working days) ‘Double Entries‘ for max 180 days : YES
 Tourism express procedure (2-3 working days) ‘Multiple Entries‘ for max 180 days : YES
 Tourism express procedure (2-3 working days) ‘Single Entry‘ for max 90 days : YES
 Tourism normal procedure (4 working days) ‘Double Entries‘ for max 180 days : YES
 Tourism normal procedure (4 working days) ‘Multiple Entries‘ for max 180 days : YES
 Tourism normal procedure (4 working days) ‘Single Entry‘ for max 90 days : YES
 Tourism transit with visa ‘Single Entry‘ for max 3 months : YES
  Tourism transit without visa : NO

Visa costs



This is the cost charged by the Embassy or the Consulate. Can be different for different visa types and instances.


Carnet de passage (international customs document)



Do you travel with your own car or motor cycle to and/or in this country?
Check if you need a carnet de passage.


Visa upon arrival



No.

More information about the documents needed to apply for a visa


Instruction sheet visadesk



° Online

Application form



° Single
° Online
° Signed original with a black pen


International passport



Single entry for 3 months:
° Original international passport
° Valid for minimum 6 months after application
° Minimum 2 blank pages

Double or multiple entry for 6 months:
° Original international passport
° Valid for minimum 1 year after application
° Minimum 2 blank pages

Always adda copy of the data page.

Have you visited China previously?
° Use the international passport with the most recent visa for China.

Details of residency



Hotel/where you are staying
° official confirmation
° First and last name of all travellers (yourself included) have to be mentioned.

Family visit:
Invitation written by a family member. This letter must contain:
° First and last name of all travellers (including yourself)
° First and last name of the inviting family member
° Residency address + telephone number during your stay in China.
° Period of your stay.

Cruise:
° official confirmation, with signature and stamp of the cruis company
° First and last name of all travellers (yourself included) have to be mentioned.

Employers declaration



Written in English.

If you are independent:
A copy of the cbe extract replaces the employers declaration.

Letter by your employer:
- addressed to the embassy of consulate of Belgium
- with signature and stamp of company/school

Clearly stating :
- description of the motif of the travel
- type of visa you want to apply for (single - double -multiple)
- duration of your trip
- information of yourself and your co-travellers (name and first nam, passport number, date of birth)
- job description within the company
- places to visit during your trip
- who is responsible for you and your fellow travellers and could provide financial help


Specific documents



Family visit:
° A document that proofs the connection between you and the inviting family member (ex: copy of marriage certificat, birth certificat,..)
° A copy of the Chinese residency card or ID card of the person that signed the invitation.

Stay less than 14 days:
° Add motiviation letter an a detailed itinerary

Copy international passport



° A copy of the data page

Residency card



Copy of your Belgian residency card (both sides) if you have another nationality than the Belgian.

If you don't have a Belgian residency card, please contact us: info@visadesk.be


Passport picture



- 2 recent color passport pictures, white background ( attach with paperclip)
- size 3,5cm x 4,5cm
- no scanned or self printed pictures
- frontal picture of face and shoulders
- without glasses
- no lighte - colored shirt, t-Shirt or sweater
- do not wear jewelry
- ears must be visible
- do not laugh
- no visible teeth


Flight confirmation



° Double or multiple entries only possible when your airline reservation proves it is necessary for this visit.

- Flight information (both ways)
- Name and first name of yourself and your co-travellers


Insurance certificate/ medical travel assistance



Only when you have the French nationality:

° Stated in Dutch, french or English
° Stamped and signed by the company

Clearly mentioning:
° Name and first name of the traveller
° Polis number
° The polis needs to be valid at least the time of the travel


Copy of old visa



Were you in China before?
° Add copies of all your previously obtained visas: from old passports as well as from the passports you want to use for obtaining a new visa for China.