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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 updated on Jan. 10, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on 8 Tips for Filling Out Chinese Visa Application Form
Asked by Jay from CANADA | Mar. 19, 2023 20:40Reply
How to modify the application form after submission
Dear Sir/Madam,
I have submitted the visa application form online and booked the appointment time in Calgary Visa Centre. I just noticed that the requirement for English answer is in capital letters, while I input lower case ones. I went to the "Manage Application" link, while it only allows to download the completed form. Shall I create another form or it's all right by using English lower case? In addition, I found one error in the submitted form. Can I just change it on the printed hard copy by handwriting?
Answers (1)
Answered by Trace | Mar. 20, 2023 19:29

Handwritting is not accepted. You'd better contact the visa center to see how to deal with it.
Asked by KS LOONG from MALAYSIA | Mar. 15, 2023 01:04Reply
visiting for sight seeing and acupunture by private acupunture centre
I have previously have acupunture in china and intend to continue and at same time.sight seeing the various cities in china. is it necessary to get the doctor at the acupunture centre to issue a letter
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Answered by Rubin | Mar. 15, 2023 19:10

It will be better to have an invitation letter from the doctor.
Asked by Paulette from USA | Mar. 04, 2023 07:04Reply
When will Tourist Visas become available?
I have noticed that Tourist Visas (L) are suspended.
I am reluctant to book flights, etc, until these visas become available.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kathy | Mar. 05, 2023 20:00

It's still unknown. Sorry for that:(
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