• Tourist visa to China for helpers (S2-type)

    A tourist visa to China for helpers is granted to a domestic helper for the purpose of accompanying family on a tourist trip or family visit. The visa will be issued strictly to the number of days indicated in the tickets and hotel bookings but no more than 30 days even if the employer’s family members have to stay longer.

    The visa will be valid for one month only so, please, do not apply too early.

    Please note, we work on a pre-booked appointment basis only to ensure efficient and professional assistance to each of our clients. Please, scroll down to book an appointment.

    Required documents for a tourist visa to China for helpers

    • Once you filled in the online form, please, email it to us so we could make an appointment with the Chinese Visa Processing Centre.
    • If you are aged between 14 and 70, you will have to submit fingerprints at the China Visa Application Service Centre unless you have already submitted your biometrics in the last 5 years and have not renewed your passport since. We will provide instructions upon submission.
    • All documents should be printed or photocopied on A4-sized paper.
    • Separate all the application documents for different applicants into individual sets.

    • Completed, printed out and signed Chinese visa application form. It must be signed by hand (wet signature in blue ink) in 2 places, the first and last pages.
    • Original passport with at least 6 months validity beyond the validity of the visa and with at least two empty pages for stamping the visa.
    • A colour copy of a passport.
    • 1 recent passport-size (48mm x 33mm) photograph in a digital format (for completing the online form) and on paper (for affixing to the printed-out form):
      • The applicant is required to present the frontal view to the camera with the entire head and face clearly visible.
      • The facial expression must be neutral with eyes open, mouth closed and ears visible.
      • Eyeglasses are allowed only if the lenses are not tinted and there is no glare, shadows, or frames obscuring the eyes.
      • Hats or other head coverings are only allowed if worn for religious reasons and if they do not obscure any facial features.
      • The background of the photo should be white or close to white with no borders around the edge of the image.
      • The photo should be recent, taken within 6 months.
    • Copy of a work-pass. For a new employment pass with a QR code instead of an expiry date, you must provide a printout of the validity and expiry status (scanned within last 5 days) which can be obtained with a free SGWorkPass app (available on App Store and Google Play).
    • Printscreen from the helper’s SingPass app showing her employment status with the name of their employer.
    • Copy of employer’s passport.
    • Copy of a passport and birth certificate of a child or an elderly who will be taken care of by the domestic helper.
    • Copy of employer’s tickets.
    • Completed sponsorship/explanation letter.
    • Round-trip airline tickets.
    • Copy of a hotel reservation OR an invitation letter from a relevant entity or an individual located in China. The letter should contain detailed information about the applicant, information on the visit including dates of arrival and departure, places that will be visited, etc., and detailed information on the inviting party (with name, address, phone, official stamp, and signature).
    • Copy of passport of an inviting party if staying at a private address.
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.
    • Document checklist.

    • Should you require to print any of the required documents in our office, please note that an additional charge will be applied.

    Fees for a helper’s visa to China





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      • All fees and charges are subject to prevailing GST.

      Processing time for a helper’s visa to China

      • Regular service at the Chinese Consulate is 5-7 working days once we submit the documents to the processing centre.
      • Express service at the Chinese Consulate is 4-5 working days once we submit the documents to the processing centre.

      Please add one more day in order for us to check all your paperwork.

      • Please note, once your application is submitted for normal service, it will not be possible to change processing into the express or urgent service or vice versa.

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