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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. The application form must be filled out online.

Applicants need to fill out the application form on China Online Visa Application System, and then print it out. Double-sided printouts will not be accepted. Note that the applicants must sign it. Remember to select the right country and city where Chinese Embassies, Consulates, or China Visa Application Centers (CVASC) which hold consular jurisdiction over your residence. 

2. Major Purpose of Visit

Section 2.1A Types of visa and major purpose of your visit to China: 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.

3. Duration of Stay

Section 2.2B Maximum duration of longest stay (days): 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.

4. Intended Number of Entries

Section 2.2C 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. Usually, the more entries, the higher the visa fee.

5. Current Occupation

Section 3.1A Current Occupation & Section 3.3 Work experience: If you choose "Self-employed", do not leave Section 3.3 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. If you are a housewife, you can fill in the box in Section 3.3 with None (Housewife).

6. Intended Date of Arrival in China

Section 6.1A Intended date of arrival: 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.

7. Destinations

Section 6.1J, 6.1K, 6.1M, 6.1L, 6.1N: 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.

8. Other Information

In section 8 which acts as background check, 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.

- Last updated on Sep. 05, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on 8 Tips for Filling Out Chinese Visa Application Form
Asked by abid shah from PAKISTAN | Sep. 15, 2023 09:09Reply
i applied for x1 visa and got rejected, the reason i can think of is i was expecting my passport on,
Answers (1)
Answered by Molly | Sep. 17, 2023 20:32

You may apply for it again several months later.
Asked by Allison from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 03, 2023 14:35Reply
So if retired ..you write retired
Also do they accept defacto relationship
Answers (1)
Answered by David | Sep. 05, 2023 23:54

Yes, just write "retired". They don't accpet defacto relationship; a related certificate will be needed.
Asked by Kareena from RUSSIA | Aug. 31, 2023 05:22Reply
Departure date for z visa?

I am currently filling in the application form and I am confused. I will be exiting China to Bangkok win order to apply for a new z visa and then re-enter.
The application form is very confusing because it is asking me for date of departure and flight bookings, but on a z visa I will convert it to work residence permit so I won't need to leave.

What should I do?

Answers (1)
Answered by Gina | Aug. 31, 2023 20:09

I think it means the time of departure from an overseas city to China, not the time leaving China.
Asked by Benjamin from CHILE | Aug. 22, 2023 18:23Reply
Husband travelling to China
Hello everyone!

I want to travel to China to live with my wife over there (5 years, if not longer). We got married in Chile. I am curious about what to fill in the "Occupation" section, as I want to look for a job over there. I am currently working as a High School Teacher of English as a Foreign Language.

Thank you in advance!
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Aug. 22, 2023 22:44

Just fill in your current occupation.
Asked by Leong from MALAYSIA | Aug. 14, 2023 20:43Reply
Work Experience columns for Housewife
Hi, could you please guide how should I fill up for the work experience columns since my mother-in-law is a housewife and she would like to visit China.
Answers (3)
Answered by Nelly | Aug. 15, 2023 00:48

You can fill in the box in Section 3.3 with None (Housewife).
Answered by Leong | Aug. 15, 2023 05:02

Doesn't seem so. Still all fields on working years, employer and address were required in order to preceed to next page
Answered by Molly | Aug. 15, 2023 19:38

You may try to fill in all with None.
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