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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 Sep. 07, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on 8 Tips for Filling Out Chinese Visa Application Form
Asked by jack from INDIA | Sep. 14, 2020 00:02Reply
how do i renew my Z visa from out side china from home country(India)?
hello Jack is here from India and holding Valid sticker Z visa in passport and RP till October 15,2020.
due to pandemic situation, I'm not able to back to join my job at present.
In this situation can i able to do renew my Z visa from out side china from home country(India)?
please help me and advice me what should i do first
1. if Z visa can be extended then what are the docs i have to submit in China emabassy in India?
2. or Should i apply for PU later first to enter?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Sep. 17, 2020 01:05

You should first ask for the PU letter from your employer and then renew your visa at the visa center in India. However, as far as I know, the visa center is still closed, so you may have to wait until the center is open.
Asked by Rei from JORDAN | Sep. 07, 2020 13:50Reply
Family Visa - Education Section.

I have a family residence permit in China, however, I was outside China during the pandemic, and my visa is still valid until the end of 2021, however, I have to reapply for a visa to be able to go back to China, and once I enter China I heard my visa will be valid again.

I am a person who studies a lot, I have more than 83 certificates, but some of them have some credits and some of them do not have any credits, do you think it is ok to add online education courses to the visa application even if the certificate is not officially accredited?

Answers (3)
Answered by Larrisa | Sep. 13, 2020 20:38

Well, if you will attend online courses, I'm afraid you cannot get the student visa as you can finish the study outside of China.
Answered by Rei | Sep. 13, 2020 21:19

Thanks for replying, well that wasn't my answer I already have a degree, but I have studied much more beyond that and I have many certificates, such as Microsoft System Engineer, Linux System Engineer, Cyber Security, and kinda things, I think it doesn't matter as far as I have a family visa, but I was wondering if one can add such certificates in the application.

Answered by Rei | Sep. 13, 2020 21:19

that wasn't my question*
Asked by Leo Malik from INDIA | Aug. 26, 2020 20:55Reply
Hi. I have a question regarding private visit visa(s1) category
My wife and I were in China before this pandemic and later we came back to our home country . Before returning here she wAs having a student visa for one year and due to some reasons her visa was cancelled because she did not want to study there anymore so we came back. Now I want to apply for her S1 visa . Will it be possible without any problems because she have on her passport a cancelled visa so I was thinking will it create any problem why applying a new visa now of another category . Please tell me I will be very thankful to you. I am really worried please help me out !
Answers (1)
Answered by William | Aug. 30, 2020 23:31

Leo, there might be some problems, but it doesn't mean she cannot get the S1 visa surely. Please have a try.
Asked by Hayley England | Aug. 25, 2020 05:00Reply
Medical examination
I am returning to China for a new job so I'm going to apply for a Z visa. I will take a medical when I land in China but will I also need to take a medical here in the Uk for the visa?
I also have a criminal background search, how do I get it visa ready? Authenticated?
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Answered by Ada | Aug. 27, 2020 02:10

Yes, you need to take a medical check also in the UK. You can apply for a non-criminal record at the relevant authority and then have it authenticated by the Chinese visa center in UK.
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.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ali from INDIA | Jul. 15, 2020 23:50

You need to specify both.
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