• Transit visa to China

    A transit visa to China (G-type) is granted for passengers who are travelling through China to a third country or region.

    COVID-19 Update


      COVID-19 Update for China

      China-Singapore Fast Lane is applicable to essential business or official travel between six Chinese provinces and municipalities (Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces) and Singapore.

      The host company or government agency in China will lodge an application on behalf of the applicant with the Foreign Affairs Office or Commerce Authority at the six provinces and municipalities. If the application is approved, an Invitation Letter (PU Letter example) will be issued to the applicant. Currently, you can only get a single-entry visa with a 30 days’ validity with an allowed stay of up to 90 days. There is no quarantine for the 6 Green Lane provinces. Apply for a business visa.

      Required documents for a transit visa to China

      Main documents:

      • Completed, printed out and signed Chinese visa application form.
      • Original passport with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with 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 - can be arranged in our office (click on + for details):

        • 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.

        • 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.
        • Foreign passport holders with a place of birth in China or once a China citizen shall provide one of the following documents (click on + for details):

          • Copy of a former Chinese passport.
          • Previous visas to China.

        • Copy of a Residence permit for EP, PR, DP and S-Pass holders or a copy of a landing card for short-term visitors (less than 90 days) to Singapore or Re-entry Permit for PR holders. 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 which can be obtained with a free SGWorkPass app (available on App Store and Google Play).
        • 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.


      Supporting documents:

      • Train or ship tickets to the 3rd country or to the final destination; OR
      • Members of a crew travelling to China to board a vessel have to provide an original “Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit” or “Confirmation Letter of Invitation” from the Chinese government department, companies or social organisations authorised by Chinese Foreign Ministry. For more information, please contact the foreign affairs office at your host organisation’s location.

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

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        • All fees and charges are subject to prevailing GST.

        Processing time for a transit visa to China

        • 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.

        Delivery of your passport:

        Do not have time to collect your passport? Let us save your time and money and deliver it to you for as low as SGD 10.00. Please, enquire at the time of submission or over the phone.