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.
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 / 6-month or 1-year Multiple Entries 151 178 175
5-year Multiple Entries 236 267 260
10-year Multiple Entries 321 352 345

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 Sep. 03, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Visa Application in UK
Asked by shariq ahmed from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 16, 2019 17:24Reply
Chinese embassy consular
Can I go to Portland place for my visa type z application
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Answered by Sally from UK | Oct. 16, 2019 22:59
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Do you mean to go to the China embassy at 31 Portland Place, London? If you hold an ordinary passport, the answer is no. You are supposed to apply at the CVASC in London.
Asked by Esther from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 03, 2019 02:36Reply
Shanghai and Guangzhou, do I need two separate invitation letters or two visas?
I'm planning on going to Shanghai and then Guangzhou in one trip to visit two friends
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Answered by Nancy from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 08, 2019 00:18
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Esther, you need only one invitation letter and one visa. You can claim in the application form that you stay in one city but with a longer stay duration than you need. So that only an invitation letter is required. After you get the visa, it's ok to change your itinerary.
Asked by Rebecca from UK | Sep. 29, 2019 22:52Reply
UK Visa
Hi
Do you need a visa if you are only spending 48 hours in Beijing as a transit to the Far East?
Thanks
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Answered by Alex from CANADA | Oct. 08, 2019 00:16
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Rebecca, if your trip is Country A - Beijing - Country C, you may qualify for the 144-hour visa-free transit in Beijing.
Asked by Nasim from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 28, 2019 17:08Reply
I’m an Irish National living in London. I need to travel to attend 10th chinese midwifery comferenc

I’m Irish National residing in London. Could I apply to get visa from London visa office of your embassy. How much will this visa cost for me as Irish passport holder please.
Thanks
Dr Nasim O’Subhi
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Answered by Ken from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 28, 2019 19:15
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If you have a work visa, study visa or residence permit in UK, you can apply from the CVASC in UK. The cost is 94 pounds.
Asked by Sarah Ahmad from MALAYSIA | Sep. 26, 2019 08:32Reply
I am a Malaysian currently travelling in the UK but need to go to China in December.
I am a Malaysian currently travelling around the UK but need to go to China as a tourist in December. Is it possible for me to apply for a tourist visa in Edinburgh with my Malaysian passport?
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Answered by Ken from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 28, 2019 19:13
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If you don't have work visa, study visa or residence permit in UK, it's not very likely for you to apply from there, but you can have a try.
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