Home / Embassy / Visa /

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 May. 25, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on 8 Tips for Filling Out Chinese Visa Application Form
Asked by MAnkaj from INDIA | Jul. 12, 2020 17:04Reply
2.9 If you have obtained China visa before, please specify date, place of the last visa obtained.
I am confused with the Section 2.9 in the Application Form, Should specify the first F visa i took from indian embassy delhi in 2006, or the last residence permit given by the PSB, which was given to me in 2019/07, which will expire 2020/7.
Asked by Gerry from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 02, 2020 00:48Reply
My china visa expired can i renew here in the chinese embassy?
Hi, i work in china and i take my vacation in last january till now i cannot go back in china because we’re in a pandemic situation, my question is and i just wanted to know if i can renew my visa here in the philippines. My visa expired last month June 26 2020. I am trying to call the visa sections in chinese embassy here in the philippines but no one is answering! Can you help me! Thank you so much.
Answers (4)
Answered by Susan from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 06, 2020 00:02

Gerry, the Chinese embassy is currently closed. You can apply for a visa after it resumes to normal operation.
Answered by Gerry from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 06, 2020 21:45

Hi Susan thank you so much for your help! I have another question? I have a working permit already as we already renewed last june, is it possible if i apply a Z visa they can provide this kind of Visa for me. Is there any documents thay may they needed if i apply? Thank you so much Susan.😊
Answered by Susan | Jul. 09, 2020 01:29

Yes, it's possible. Other documents may include your passport, application form, previous visa, and recently-taken personal photo.
Answered by Gerry from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 09, 2020 01:47

Thank you very very much Ms. Susan your so very helpful. Thank you so much again and God bless you always. Stay safe always😊
Asked by AYEBARE EDISON from UGANDA | Jun. 23, 2020 22:49Reply
I need china business Visa, what are requirements, is china visa only for those who have ever wor.
Answers (1)
Answered by Paul from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 01, 2020 23:50

If you can collect all the necessary documents, it's possible for you get the visa. The required documents for business visa include your passport, application form, recent photo, and an invitation letter from your Chinese business partner.
Asked by Osawe Ezinne Iziegbe from NIGERIA | May. 24, 2020 15:03Reply
Work permit does it fall under Z-visa application filling?
Answers (1)
Answered by Karry from SOUTH AFRICA | May. 25, 2020 00:20

Yes, it's one of the documents used for Z visa application.
Asked by Abu Bakarr | Apr. 11, 2020 16:38Reply
Hi. Am applying for a student visa for the Chinese language program. What should I write for sponsor on the application form, my name or the name on the bank statement?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carol from USA | Apr. 12, 2020 19:46

Abu, it depends on who will pay for your study. You should put in the person's name on the application form, and the bank statement should be of the same person.
Ask a Question
Question Summary (100 characters)
Details (optional) (2,000 characters)