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8 Tips for Filling Out Chinese Visa Application Form

To avoid your China visa being rejected, applicants should figure out the best answers to the questions in the application form. Here are some tips for filling out a Chinese Visa Application Form.

1. Current Occupations and Employer/School

Section 1.15 Current Occupations & Section 1.17 Employer/School: If you choose "Self-employed", do not leave Section 1.17 blank. You need to complete this section with the name of your business and specify the nature of it. If you are unemployed at present, provide information on your previous employer or school if you are a student. If you are a housewife or retired, you can fill in the box in Section 1.17 with None (Housewife) or None (Retired).

2. Education

Section 1.16 Education: It does not matter what your answer is, unless you apply for a student visa. The best way is to check the highest level of education you have completed.

3. Major Purpose of Visit

Section 2.1 Major purpose of your visit: Select the most suitable item and make sure it matches with your application documents. If your travel is for multiple purposes, just choose one major purpose.

4. Intended Number of Entries & Duration of Stay

Section 2.2 Intended number of entries: Most applicants only need one entry valid for 3 months. Note that all Z, X1, S1, and Q1 visas are only issued as single entry. If you apply for an L, F, M, X2, S2, or Q2 visa, you may choose single-entry, double-entry, or multiple entries. Choose the one that best meets your needs. The final decision is left to the consular officer's discretion.

Section 2.5 Longest intended stay in China among all entries: For L, M, and F visas, the duration of stay is normally 30-60 days. For S2 and Q2 visa, it ranges from 30 to 120 days. Z, X, Q1, and S1 visas may allow a longer stay duration. Fill in the box according to your actual need.

5. Expected Date of Arrival in China

Section 2.4 Expected date of your first entry into China on this trip: Make sure that the date is not earlier than the date you are likely to receive the visa. If your flight itinerary will be submitted as the application document, ensure the date is consistent with it.

6. Travel Itinerary

Section 2.6 Itinerary in China: In this section, do not mention travel to Tibet and Xinjiang although you may go there. If you apply for a tourist visa, you need to provide addresses of hotels including provinces, cities, and streets. For this reason, you are advised to book refundable hotel rooms in advance. After you get the visa, it’s fine to change your itinerary and cancel the bookings.

7. Background Check

In Part 3, you need to answer truthfully the questions regarding overstaying, China visa rejection history, criminal records, diseases, etc. Honesty is important in answering these questions; otherwise you may encounter problems in the application process.

8. Only Typewritten Application Forms Are Accepted

Applicants need to fill out the application form on a computer first and then print it out. Double-sided printouts will not be accepted. Note that the signatures and dates in Part 4 and 5 must be handwritten.

- Last modified on Dec. 30, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on 8 Tips for Filling Out Chinese Visa Application Form
Asked by Keysha mabanding from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 10, 2020 01:14Reply
How to make an appointment to chinese embassy?
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Answered by Anita from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 14, 2020 18:47

If you apply for a China visa in the Philippines, as far as I know, you don't need to make an appointment to the Chinese embassy.
Asked by AMARJIT SINGH from INDIA | Jan. 29, 2020 10:35Reply
Do I need appointment to submit documents
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Answered by Briant from INDIA | Jan. 31, 2020 21:58

You can visit the Visa Centre directly to submit your application. However, the Visa Centre strongly encourages you to make an appointment well in advance to guarantee a shorter waiting time.
Asked by VSharma from INDIA | Jan. 27, 2020 04:08Reply
Help regarding Z-visa application filling
Hi, Can anyone help me to fill the z-visa application form? I have work permit notification from a university in Shanghai. My doubt is that what should I fill in the following section of the z-visa application form:
2.5 Longest intended stay in China among all entries
2.6 Itinerary in China
2.7 Who will pay for your travel and expenses during your stay in China? (should I write University name?)

Thank in advance.
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Answered by Monica from INDIA | Feb. 05, 2020 18:34

2.5 You should put in the time duration between the start date and end date of your work in China.
2.6 Put in the address of your work place and the start date and end date of your work contract.
2.7 It should be yourself.
Asked by Roma from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 21, 2020 10:00Reply
If I am retired and last worked in 1970 - how do I fill in the Work Experience section?
I can add retired as occupation but I still need to fill the dates in and can't just select NA
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Answered by Monica from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 31, 2020 18:12

Roma, you can fill the dates of your last job dating back to 1970. Or maybe you can simply select "unemployed" in section 3.1 as your current occupation, so you can tick "not applicable" at the upper right of section 3.3 for work experience.
Asked by christina from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 19, 2020 00:56Reply
is there a chance to reject my visa if my bank certificate is only 40000 and its a new bank accoun?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cindy from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 19, 2020 17:56

As it's a new bank acount, there is some possibility that your visa will be rejected.
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