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Visitors to China NOW require fingerprints


From 12 November 2018 all visitors to China between the ages of 14 and 70 will need to submit fingerprints when applying for MOST types of Chinese visas.

Under the new regulations if you are planning on travelling to China for Business or Tourism you will be required to visit the China Visa Application Centre to submit fingerprints with your visa application in person. Regular visitors to China will be required to resubmit fingerprints every five years.

Our Visa World Courier will be available on site at the China Visa Application Centre to assist you in providing the required biometric data and submitting your application. Once completed our Courier will return on the allotted day and time to collect your Visa.

Requirements for a Permanent Residence D visa for China 
Passport 1 per traveller valid for a minimum of six months beyond intended stay.
  Twelve months validity may be required if you are applying for a 12 month multiple entry visa.

We can process routine or urgent passport applicationsurgent passport applications directly at the IPS London Passport OfficeIPS London Passport Office,

Forms 1 application form per traveller. Click here to download form
Photos 1 passport size photo per traveller.

Letter of approval to you granted by the relevant department of Chinese municipal government.
This must state the FULL name of the traveller and all the travellers passport details.

the above items plus the following
Our Order FormOrder Form This also helps our efficiency as it is a check list component for both you and our staff

The envelope does not have to be stamped or postage paid and it only needs to be large enough for the return of your passport/s etc.

Payment for
your order
Make one total payment to “Visa World” or complete the card payment facility on the Order Form. To see how the total cost of your visa application is calculated, click hereclick here.
Travel arrangements should not be confirmed until a visa is obtained.
Forms & Requirements for China ~ updated 9th September 2013

Please contact uscontact us if you are unsure which category of visa to apply for

Business M visa for China
Tourist L visa for China
Crew C visa for China
Journalist J1 or J2 visa for China
Permanent Residence D visa for China
Student X visa for China
Transit G visa for China
Work Z visa for China


Please check your passport NOW.

Most countries require a passport valid for not less than six months beyond the intended stay and many embassies are unable to issue a visa unless there are two facing blank pages available in the passport.

We are better placed than most to process routine or urgent passport applications, renewals, name change on marriage, other name change, photo change, extension, other amendment as well as a child's first passport, amendment, extension, renewal, etc.

Find out how to apply for a British passport here

We are also able to advise on the criteria and requirements necessary to apply for a second passport and if the need occurs, even a third or a fourth passport etc.  Many of our clients have more than one passport.

Do remember that we also have 24 hour contact numbers available direct to our duty manager if needed in an emergency or for any reason in connection with a job in progress.
Travel arrangements should not be confirmed until a visa is obtained.
If requirements call for sight of tickets, itinerary, evidence of confirmed travel plans or confirmation of a hotel booking, you are advised not to commit to travel or accommodation expenses until you are sure that a visa will be obtained.

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