Necessary documents for your visa to China:
- Original passport with validity of at least 6 months;
- A completely filled in application form with photo (download on the homepage of the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China embassy);
- Aids test for stays of longer than 6 months
Visa fee (by crossed cheque or cash)
The documents must be submitted and collected either personally or by a representative.
Information about visa services, settling these matters for you at low cost, can normally be obtained at your travel agentâ€™s. For a business visa you will need an invitation of the appropriate ministry or the provincial governments or the authorized firm respectively institution. A work permit is necessary in order to obtain a work visa. An aids test is only necessary if you stay longer than one year.
In order to obtain a visa it is not necessary to submit the documents personally to the embassy. You may instruct a third person. This person may be a friend living in the city where the embassy is located or in most cases a visa service which will go through all the formalities for a fee. The most convenient way is to enquire at the travel agentâ€™s if they can go through the formalities of the application. At any rate you should ask your travel agent to break down the costs of his offer, the ticket costs and other services e.g. rail & fly.