A tourist visa to China is granted for the purpose of tourism and leisure. Usually, a visa is issued for a period of 3 months.
Documents for a tourist visa to China
- Completed, printed out and signed Chinese visa application form.
- Original passport with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa. You must have at least two empty pages in your passport for stamping the visa.
- A colour copy of a passport.
- 1 recent passport-size (48mm x 33mm) photograph – can be arranged in our office.
- The applicant is required to present the frontal view to the camera with 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.
- Сopy of a NRIC/EP/DP/Work Permit/Student Pass. PR holders must also present a Re-entry Permit. If you are a tourist you’ll need to present your disembarkation card. If you are a holder of a new type of long-term employment pass which shows a QR code instead of an expiry date you must provide a printout of the expiry status. You can get it via the Ministry of Manpower’s free SGWorkPass app (available on App Store and Google Play). This printout must show the current date and confirm that the work pass is valid.
- Foreign passport holders who were born in China (inclusive of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao) or once a Chinese citizen, have to provide one of the following documents:
- Crossed out Chinese passport (original and a photocopy of the front page).
- Copy of each of your recent Chinese visa and a front page of the passport.
- Copy of a birth certificate and a notarisation.
- Copy of a crossed out identity card or a registered residence booklet.
- For applicants, who are former Chinese citizens and are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, please provide the crossed out Chinese passport (original and a photocopy of the front page).
- Copy of previous visas to China if they were stamped in a different/old passport.
- Official document showing name change if the passport with previous Chinese visas was issued on a different name.
- Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.
- 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 of 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 your friend’s party.
- For a non-Chinese invitee, a copy of a long term visa or a residence card issues by the Chinese authorities.
- For Indonesian passport holders (females only):
- Latest three months’ bank statements that shows minimum SGD 3,000 balance.
- Additional documents for Middle East nationalities for tourist purpose:
- It will be required to provide a tourist voucher from a travel company in China OR Invitation letter from a travel agent in China and the day by day itinerary for tourist purpose.
- Recent 3 monthly bank statements.
- If you are an employee of a company that operates in media/TV/commercial industry/church:
- Supporting letter from the employer.
- Supporting letter from the applicant.
The letters should be prepared on the company’s official letterhead and contain the detailed contact information (company’s address, name, and position of the signatory, signature, date and the company’s stamp).
* 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 tourist visa to China
* All fees and charges are subject to prevailing GST.
- Regular service at the Chinese Consulate is 4 working days excluding the submission day.
- Express service at the Chinese Consulate is 3 working days excluding the submission day.
- Urgent service at the Chinese Consulate is 2 working days excluding the submission day.
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.