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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 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?
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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.
Asked by Julianne Marr from USA | Jan. 16, 2020 13:44Reply
I’m going to Tianjin to meet my boyfriend mom for the first time, all I need is good families address correct?
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Answered by Alan from CANADA | Jan. 18, 2020 22:38

You need to get a visa.
Asked by Berni from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 14, 2020 11:10Reply
I am travelling to more than 5 destinations on my forthcoming trip. The drop down boxes will only allow 5 destinations - any suggestions greatfully received 😳
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Answered by Nelson from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 14, 2020 19:37

Berni, just skip some less important destinations and leave the major destinations where you will spend a relatively long time.
Asked by Richeal from NIGERIA | Jan. 14, 2020 04:59Reply
Pls do I need bank statement for x1 visa & what is the minimum amount
Hi, do I need statement of account for x1 visa to China?, Pls what is the duration & minimum amount
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Answered by Lydia from NIGERIA | Jan. 14, 2020 19:31

According to what I know, in most cases, you don't need to provide a bank statement for X1 visa application.
Asked by Audrey from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 13, 2020 12:09Reply
Do you have to add your children’s details even though they are not travelling with you
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Answered by John from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 13, 2020 18:11

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