Chinese visa

Chinese visa

A smooth Chinese visa application process requires a clear understanding of the step-by-step lodging procedure as well as the necessary set of the documents. Using our 15 years’ experience, Global Singapore ensures that all your forms are in the right order and completed in accordance with the standards of The Chinese Embassy, which minimises the processing time and possibility of visa rejection.

Please note that the Chinese Consulate will be closed on 24 of September. Do take this into consideration when applying for a visa. Also, from 18 to 21 of September the Embassy accepts applications for normal 4 working days’ service only.

We advise you to apply for a visa approximately 1 month in advance, but not earlier than 3 months. Usually, a visa is issued for a period of 3 months. However, for some types of Chinese visa its validity can be 1 month or less; in this case it would be advisable to apply 2 weeks prior to your trip.

Global Singapore offers assistance with the application process for the following categories of visas to China:

In order to apply for a Chinese visa you will need to go through a few steps:

Step 1

Please check whether you require a visa to enter China. Please note, if you are a holder of a French or Taiwanese passport, you have to lodge the documents to the Chinese visa centre in person. Extra supporting documents will be required, too.

Step 2

Please check whether you have at least two empty pages in your passport and it is valid for at least six months from the date of exiting China.

Step 3

Once everything has been checked and you qualify for the previous 2 steps, please continue with the application process as described below.

Please choose the required visa type:

A tourist visa is granted for the purpose of tourism (sightseeing, leisure). For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, please refer to the Tourist visa requirements and fees page.

A business visa is issued for those who is invited to China for business or trade purposes. For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, please refer to the Business visa requirements and fees page.

A transit visa is granted when a passenger needs to travel through China, where their final destination is outside of China. For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, please refer to the Transit visa requirements and fees page.

Step 4

Submit all the documents to Global Singapore, so we can process your visa:

  • In person at our office; please call us on (+65) 9387 7672 or (+65) 8722 1482 in order to book an appointment. Our opening hours are 8.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday. Last appointment is at 17.30.
  • Send them by your own courier
  • Or we can arrange our courier to pick them up from you.

Should you have any further questions regarding a visa to China after reading the information on our website, please contact our office on (+65) 9387 7672 or (+65) 8722 1482 or email us at and one of our consultants will help you with the query.