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Instructions to Applying for an Ordinary Chinese Visa ( Mainland)
2014/11/18
 

The Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands does not directly handle visa applications of ordinary passport holders. Applicants holding ordinary passport are required to submit their visa applications to the Chinese Visa Application Center located in 6th floor Rijswijkseweg 60(Ortel Mobile Building),2516 EH,Den Haag. 

Website: http://www.visaforchina.org.

Here are the documents you shall prepare before visa application:

1.     Basic Documents

(1) Passport

Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and with blank visa pages, a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate

(2) Visa Application Form and Photo

One completed Visa Application Form with a recently-taken colour passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a light background (size: 48mm x 33mm) attached

 (3) Proof of legal status (applicable for those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)

If you are not a Dutch citizen, you must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates of residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal stay provided by the relevant authorities of the Netherlands.

(4) Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable for those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship)

If you are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport held and a photocopy of its data page.

If you have obtained Chinese visas before and apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change).

 

2. Supporting Documents

F-Visa

An official invitation letter which is issued by a relevant unit or individual in China. The invitation should contain:

(1) Information of the applicant (incl. full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);

(2) Information regarding the planned visit (incl. purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relationship between the applicant and the inviting party, and details of any financial support to be provided during the stay in China);

(3) Information of the inviting party (incl. name, contact telephone number, address, stamp, signature of the legal representative or individual).

M-Visa

Documents concerning commercial activity issued by a trade partner in China, or trade fair invitation, etc. The invitation letter should contain:

(1) Information of the applicant (incl. full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);

(2) Details of the planned visit (incl. purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, places to be visited, relationship between the applicant and the inviting party, details of any financial support to be provided during the stay in China);

(3) Information of the inviting party (incl. name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or individual).

L-Visa

Documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by a relevant unit or individual in China. The Invitation Letter should contain:

(1) Information of the applicant (incl. full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);

(2) Details of the planned visit (incl. arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, accommodation arrangements, etc.);

(3) Information of the inviting party (incl. name of organization or person concerned, contact telephone number, address, official stamp of the organization, signature of the legal representative or individual).

Q1-Visa

(1)   An invitation letter provided by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit to live in China. The invitation letter should contain:

a) Information of the applicant (incl. full name, gender, date of birth, etc.);

b) Information regarding the visit (incl. purpose of visit, intended arrival date, intended place(s) to stay, intended duration of stay, relationship between the applicant and the inviting party, details of any financial support to be provided during the stay in China);

c) Information of the inviting party (incl. name, contact telephone number, address, signature of individual).

(2) Photocopy of Chinese IDs or foreign passports and permanent residence permits provided by the inviting party.

(3)Original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of family members between the applicants and inviting party

 "Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

For foster care, the following documents are required:

(1) Original and photocopy of the natural parents' or guardians' passports, as well as the notarized and authenticated certification showing the relationship between parents or guardians and children.

(2) Foster entrustment notarization issued by Chinese Embassies/Consulates General in foreign countries or Foster Care Power of Attorney notarized and authenticated in the country of residence or in China;

(3) A letter of  consent on foster care issued by the trustee living in China who has agreed to provide foster care services and photocopy of the ID of the trustee.

(4) A photocopy of the residence certificate indicating the parent(s) resided abroad when the child was born, providing that either or both parents of the child are Chinese citizens.

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of a Q1-Visa must apply for a residence permit from the immigration department of the local public security authority in the place intended to stay within 30 days of entry to China.

Q2-Visa

(1)   An invitation letter provided by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit. The invitation letter should contain:

a) Information of the applicant (incl. full name, gender, date of birth, etc);

b) Information regarding the visit (incl. purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relationship between the applicant and the inviter, and details of any financial support to be provided during the stay in China);

c) Information of the inviting parties (incl. name, contact number, address, signature of individual).

(2) Photocopy of Chinese ID or foreign passport and permanent residence permit provided by the inviting parties.

X1-Visa

(1) Original and photocopy of Admission Notice issued by a school or other entities in China;

(2) Original and photocopy of "Visa Application for Study in China" (Form JW201 or Form JW202) issued by Chinese relevant authorities.

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of a X1-Visa must apply for a residence permit from the immigration department of the local public security authority in the place intended to stay within 30 days of entry to China.

X2-Visa

Original and photocopy of Admission Notice issued by a school or other entities in China.

Z-Visa

One of the following approval documents:

(1) Foreigners' Employment Permit of the People's Republic of China issued by the Chinese government authority for Human Resources and Social Security;

(2) Permit for Foreign Experts Working in China issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts;

(3) Letter of Invitation to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations in China issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation;

(4) Registration certificate of the resident representative office of foreign (regional) enterprises issued by related administrative department of industry and commerce

(5) An approval document for commercial performance issued by Chinese government authority for Cultural Affairs (only applicable to applicants for commercial performances in mainland China) and Alien Short Working  Permit in  China.

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of a Z-Visa must apply for a residence permit from the immigration department of the local public security authority in the place intended to stay within 30 days of entry to China.

C-Visa

A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant unit in China

J1-Visa

An official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works

Applicants must contact the press section of the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General or the relevant press authorities in China in advance and complete relevant approval formalities.

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of a J1-Visa must apply for a residence permit from the immigration department of the local public security authority in the place intended to stay within 30 days of entry to China.

 

 

J2-Visa

An official authorization letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

Applicants must contact the press section of the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General in their country of residence, or the relevant press authorities in China in advance and complete the required approval formalities.

S1-Visa

Applicants who are going to visit their relatives residing in China and intend to stay for more than 180 days need to provide:

(1) A photocopy of the inviting party's passport and residence permit.

(2) An Invitation letter that contains:

a) Information of the applicant (incl. full name, gender, date of birth, etc);

b) Information regarding the visit (incl. purpose of visit, intended arrival date, intended place(s) to stay, intended duration of stay, relationship between the applicant and the inviting party, and details of any financial support to be provided during the stay in China);

c) Information of the inviting parties (incl. name, contact telephone number, address, signature of individual).

 (3) Original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of family members between applicants and inviting parties.

"Relatives" refers to spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18, parents in law.

Accompanying family members applying together with applicants of Z-Visa or X1-Visa need to provide:

(1) A photocopy of the application documents of Z-Visa or X1-Visa.

(2) Original and photocopy of notarized and authenticated certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of family members between applicants and inviting parties.

"Relatives" refers to spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18, parents in law.

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of a S1-Visa must apply for a residence permit from the immigration department of the local public security authority in the place intended to stay within 30 days of entry to China.

S2-Visa

For visiting relatives for up to 180 days, the following documents are required:

(1) A photocopy of the inviting party's passport and residence permit.

(2) An invitation letter. It should contain:

a) Information of the applicant (incl. full name, gender, date of birth, etc);

b) Information regarding the visit (incl. purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relationship between the applicant and the inviting party, and details of any financial support to be provided during the stay in China);

c) Information of the inviting parties (incl. name, contact telephone number, address, signature of individual).

(3) Original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of family members between applicants and inviting parties.

"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

For private affairs, documentation identifying their nature should be provided.

We kindly remind you that:

The aforementioned family members include spouses, parents, children aged less than 18 years and parents-in-law.

R-Visa

Relevant documents provided by high-level qualified personnel with special skills and urgently needed by China

G-Visa

An onward air (train or ship) ticket with confirmed date and seat to the destination country or region.

D-Visa

The original and photocopy of the Confirmation Form for Foreign Permanent Residence Status issued by the Ministry of Public Security of China.

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of a D-Visa must apply for a residence permit from the immigration department of the local public security authority in the place intended to stay within 30 days of entry to China.

3.Special Reminder

(1)The invitation letter may be in the form of fax, photocopy or computer printout, but the consular officer may require the applicant to submit the original of the invitation letter. An issuer of invitation letter who is an individual in China should also provide a photocopy of his/her Chinese ID.

(2)If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other proof documents or supplementary materials, or require an interview with the applicant.

(3)The consular officer will decide on whether or not to issue the visa and on its validity, duration of stay and number of entries in light of specific conditions of the applicant and the contact information.

4) The information is subject to change without notice in advance.

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