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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 Jun. 03, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on 8 Tips for Filling Out Chinese Visa Application Form
Asked by empress from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 20, 2019 04:24Reply
online qpplication
im slightly confused..
how do i'm apply online if i have to print the application form and print to sign??
do im just complete, sign and take the form to the embassy and hand in with no appointment??
if i submit by 25/0802019 when is the visa likely to be processed??
thank you
Asked by Hoang Tran from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 20, 2019 02:16Reply
Signing on behalf of a minor
I am completing the visa application for my children under 18 and I will be signing Part 4 on their behalf. Do I also need to complete and sign in Part 5?
Asked by elain from SPAIN | Aug. 19, 2019 23:09Reply
I did not mention my adult children on my visa application. They are 39 and 36. Is this a problem
I left our details of my adult children on my vias application as they are 39 and 37 and not travelling with me to China. Will this cause problems for my visa application
Answers (1)
Answered by Cole from USA | Aug. 20, 2019 00:44

Normally, it won't.
Asked by MG from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 19, 2019 09:51Reply
Household Helper
Hi, my family will be travelling with our household helper and I will be filling up the application form on her behalf. My questions are:

1) What shall i indicate in 1.15? Is it Others?
2) In 2.7, will i put there my name?
3) Since i will accomplish the application form, what will i put in 5.2?
4) Are there any regulations or laws regarding household help in China?

Many thanks in advance!
Asked by Angela from ZHANG | Aug. 17, 2019 00:07Reply
Is it a requirement to have fingerprints to apply for China visa?
If I am Chinese citizen with Green card. And my partner is US citizen. Do we both need fingerprinting?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gloria from USA | Aug. 18, 2019 20:05

Your partner needs doing fingerfrinting while you needn't.
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