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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.

Further Reading:

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Completing a Chinese Visa Application Form
Top 8 Reasons Why Your China Visa Gets Rejected

- Last modified on Jan. 16, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on 8 Tips for Filling Out Chinese Visa Application Form
Asked by Ann Lewis from U.K | Jan. 16, 2019 07:22Reply
I completed my form online but printing it out,my photo isn't very clear and black &white,I do have
out the form,my photo is in black &white and not clear,I do have the actual photo though
Asked by Faisal Ashfaq from PAKISTAN | Jan. 08, 2019 06:30Reply
Applying for China Visa -M
I got before 2 times China VISA & traveled 3 time on these entry permit in 2017 one time & 2018 two times ,now I am applying 3rd time for M , please advise exact documents requirement to arrange. Also advise for this time can apply based invite company normal invitation letter & barcode invitation letter not required ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Richard from FINLAND | Jan. 08, 2019 19:34

Hi, if you have a business partner in mainland China, you should prepare a filled-out application form, passport-style photo, your passport and its photocopy, letter of undertaking from your company, your introduction letter, your company certificate and tax clearance record, round trip air tickets and hotel reservation and an invitation letter from your business partner and the invitation verification form, bank statement as well as other requirements.
Asked by JJ from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 05, 2019 11:22Reply
Visa form now asking for a lot more information
The forms are now requesting a lot more information on the online form like income, work experience and education since high school, compared to before where they were not required. And they do not specify how many years I have to go back in terms of work experience. I am assuming this is only required for some visas (particularly those applying to work in China or for business)
However, I do notice that there is a "N/A" that you can tick. For those applying to non-work related entry permit (like tourist / Q / S), are we OK to just tick "N/A" for these options. If not, how many years of employment history would you recommend us going back?
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Answered by Rupert from RUSSIA | Jan. 06, 2019 23:48

Personally I think you can just tick "N/A" for these options. If you are worried, you can contact the visa office to inquire that.
Asked by Obinna from NIGERIA | Nov. 30, 2018 04:35Reply
Visa form filling....
Hi,in my visa application form (1.15)I was asked my current occupation, what do I fill cos I'm a teacher but they don't have it among the options?

Also in the column of Education (1.16) I'm a BSc holder and that's my highest degree, what do I tick cos the options are Postgraduate, college and other?
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Answered by Alex from EGYPT | Dec. 03, 2018 09:33

You can tick "教师/学生 Teacher/Student", and "college" if you have bachelor's degree.
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