China Visa Application in UK

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Procedure of Application at CVASC

1. Complete the Visa Application Form. You can complete the form online and print it out, or download first, then fill it by hand.
2. Make online appointment for your submission of application.
3. Obtain queue number upon arrival at the center and submit your application when your number is called.
4. Pick up your passport on the collection day and pay the fees.
5. If you apply for the mail back service, you need to fill the Payment Authorization Form (which can be downloaded from Center's web). Pay your visa and service fee afterward and leave your mail address. 

Procedure of Application at CVASC by Post

1. Prepare all required documents and materials, no express service available for postal application;
2. Complete the Application Form. You can complete the form online and print it out, or download first, then fill it by hand;
3. Prepare the envelope and postage;
4. Fill out the Payment Authorization Form, which can be downloaded from the Center's website. Only debit card will be accepted as method of payment for postal applications;
5. Prepare the stamped Royal Mail Special Delivery envelope for return delivery, the return address must be written on the envelope;
6. Put all the documents into the envelope, seal the envelope and post to the Center. (Please take down the tracking number of your mail in order to check the status of delivery;
7. Check the status of issuance on the Center's website;
8. Passport will be returned to you by post after visa issuance.

Fees for Application (in GBP)

UK citizens

Types Regular Express Postal
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 151 178 175

US citizens

Types Regular Express Postal
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 156 156 156

Canadians

Types Regular Express Postal
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 121 148 145

Israelite

Types Regular Express Postal
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 88 115 112

Romanians

Types Regular Express Postal
3-month Single Entry 116 143 140
6-month Double Entry 131 158 155
6-month Multi-Entry 171 198 195
12-month Multi-Entry 171 198 195

Serbians

Types Regular Express Postal
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 106 133 130

Polish

Types Regular Express Postal
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 113 140 137

Citizens of Other Countries

Types Regular Express Postal
3-month Single Entry 86 113 110
6-month Double Entry 96 123 120
6-month Multi-Entry 106 133 130
12-month Multi-Entry 126 153 150

Note:
1. The regular processing time is 4 working days; express service takes 3 working days; postal service takes 10 working days. For urgent cases, the express service is available for applicants who submit their applications directly to the center before 12:00 at noon, Monday to Friday.
2. This CVASC only accepts cash or debit card. You can make the payment by debit card only if you choose the postal application.
3. Group visas will be ready for collection 5 working days after submission, and no express service is available.

- Last modified on Feb. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Application in UK
Asked by D inkpen from ENGLAND | Feb. 22, 2019 11:09Reply
I am a uk citizen how much will it costs for a visa for China.
Asked by Haydn Davies from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 18, 2019 07:00Reply
How can I book an appointment to submit my application for a visa
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Answered by Watson | Feb. 19, 2019 17:26
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You can check the information from the official website of the CVASC to make the online appointment.
Asked by akan from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 16, 2019 04:00Reply
Invitation Letter. I'm Turkish and an asylum seeker in UK.
Hello,

I'm a resident in UK and my Visa is ending at July of 2022 . I have a valid Blue Travel Document. I would like to go China as a tourist. I tried to apply China entry permit in October 2018. However, even I booked a hotel and a round flight ticket, the officer of visa center told me; your nationality is not EU so, if you bring an invitation letter it would help more to your application. There is no any information the letter is necessary I'm really confused. Any idea about that?
Thanks
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Answered by Able | Feb. 18, 2019 00:03
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If so, you are advised to find an agency to help you get the invitation.
Asked by Roger from UK | Feb. 14, 2019 12:57Reply
Living in UK can I still get China visa b y post ?
Sent tourist visa application + passport to CAVSC Manchester but it was all returned immediately with a note saying they stopped doing postal applications in October 2018 + they have a completely new form since December 2018! It says all applications must now be made online followed by an appointment in Manchester .Very inconvenient as I live 2+h. from there! Is this info correct or can postal applications still be be submitted in the normal way ?? (Online info varies and seems quite confusing)
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Answered by Mark from DENMARK | Feb. 14, 2019 19:35
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If so, you are supposed to make an online appointment, and then submit the application on time as usual.
Answered by Roger from UK | Feb. 15, 2019 03:22
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Apparently it is now necessary to complete the online application in full before an appointment will be given.The new application form includes a large number of detailed questions about the applicant's past including education, work history etc, which is ridiculous for someone wanting to go to China for a couple of weeks as a tourist ! Also the passport photo must be a on a 100% white background or the online application program will reject it. Some websites are still offering to accept postal applications but they're charging a total fee (in the UK) of over £350 ! Many people won't bother going to China in future IMO when for Japan no visa whatsoever is necessary for a tourist visit.
Asked by Lee from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 02, 2019 03:36Reply
Can I apply China tourist visa?
I have UK refugee travel document.. My nationality is Malaysian.. Can I apply China tourist L?how much the visa?if can what document I need prepare? Thank you
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Answered by Ava from DENMARK | Feb. 02, 2019 17:41
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You can try to apply for tourist L type from the CVASC in UK. You may need to provide a filled-out application form affixed with a passport-style photo, your passport or travel document and its photocopy, round trip air tickets and hotel reservation as well as others. You can contact the visa office to inquire more details.
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