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"Requirements for Visa for China(Mainland Only)Applications"
2013/09/01

Attention:

A visa application may result in the refusal under any one of the following categories.

AUnacceptable photos;

B. Any false, misleading or incomplete statements on the visa application forms;

C. Any documents which are untrue, incomplete or do not meet requirements for a visa.

I Basic Requirements

1. A passport and its copy. The passport needs to be in good condition and has a minimum validity of six months and at least one blank visa page;

2.A set of completely-filled application forms (forms download here);

3. Two recent color bareheaded passport photos with the dimension of 33mm width×48mm height and a white background (photo sample here);

4.A Saudi resident card or its copy (applicable to expatriates living in KSA);

5.An introduction letter from the work unit in Saudi Arabia. The introduction letter of a company should enclose a copy of the company license; otherwise, it needs to be certified by local chamber of commerce.

IIVisa Categories and Related Requirements

1.TOURISM VISA(VISA L) issued to those who intend to go to China as a tourist , travel to China in the form of groups, groups visa L can be issued.  i. For the purpose of tourism, a round flight ticket booking, a hotel reservation, an itinerary and financial support (e.g. a recent 3-month local bank statement having enough money to cover the expense of 100 US dollar per day in China) are required.

2. NON-BUSINESS VISIT VISA(VISA F) issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities. An invitation letter of the unit in China is required. A copy of the duplicate of a business license for enterprise legal person is also needed if the inviter is a company in China. Applicants from some countries need to submit an original of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or a Confirmation Letter of Invitation. Please call 026163412--105 for detail.

3. STUDY VISA(VISA X1&X2. )VISA X1 issued to those who intend to study in China for a period of more than 180 days. VISA X2 issued to those who intend to study in China for a period of no more than 180 days. An original of a Visa Application for Study in China with an authorized unit stamp on it (i.e. JW201 or JW202 Form),an original and a copy of an Admission Notice or a Letter of Acceptance from a university in China, a Foreigner' Physical Examination Form etc. A financial support is also needed for self-funding study.

4.WORK VISA(VISA Z) issued to those who intend to work in China. i. For the purpose of working in China as a chief representative or a representative of resident representative office, an original of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or a Confirmation Letter of Invitation, a Foreigner' Physical Examination Form, a Registration Certificate or a Certificate of Approval for resident representative office of foreign (region) enterprise in China are required. ii. For the purpose of working in China as an employee, To submit "Foreigner Employment Permit Certificate", "The Foreign Experts Work Permit Certificate", "Short-term Commercial Performance Certificate", "Invitation For Foreigners Engaged In Offshore Petroleum Operations In The People's Republic Of China", an Alien Employment License of the Peoples' Republic of China is required plus an original of an Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit or a Confirmation Letter of Invitation, a Foreigner' Physical Examination Form.Submit a work permit, etc.

5.CREW VISA(VISA C)  issued to the task of operating, aviation and shipping of the international train conductor, aircraft crew member ship crew and crew accompanying family members, and engaged in international road transportation drivers. With a mutual agreement with China, an original or a copy of a crew card is required. Without any agreements with China,  guarantee letter issued by foreign companies or invitation letter issued by relevant units of  China are also required.

6. JOURNALIST VISA (VISA J1/J2) J1 issued to resident foreign journalists of foreign news organizations stationed in China. The intend duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days; J2  issued to foreign journalists who intend to go to China for short-term news courage. The intended duration is no more than 180 days. An Invitation of Duly Authorized Unit and a journalist card are required.

7.TRANSIT VISA (VISA G)  issued to those who intend to transit through China. Submission to the date, seat stitch plane(bus, ship) of country(region) which have been identified.  

8. RESIDENT VISA (VISA D) issued to those who intend to reside in China permanently. A Confirmation Form of the Residence Identification for Foreigners issued by the Ministry of Public Security is required.

9. DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL VISA  An official note or letter is required from Government or Embassy/Consulate General or International Organization. In some applications an invitation letter from related department of the Chinese Government is also needed. Note contents should include :the visa applicants name, occupation, office, passport type and number, purpose to China, time of entering and leaving China or appointment time etc. New diplomats of embassy and consulate should explain new staff or rotation.

10. BUSSINESS & TRADE VISA(VISA M ) issued to those who intend to go to China for commercial and trade activities. Company invitation letter (click to view requirements) must accompany the duplicate of the business license for industry and commerce. A handful of countries are required to submit their authorized unit original invitation letter or invitation confirmation letter, please call consulate (02)6163412.

11.FAMILY REUNION(VISA Q1) issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence and intend to go to China for family reunion, or to those who intend to go to China for the purpose of foster care. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days. "Family members" refers to spouse, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law. Submit certificate of Chinese citizens living in China, foreigner with permanent residence qualification and family relationship. By reason of foster care on entry, submit a power of attorney, etc.

12.SHORT-TERM VISIT(VISA Q2) issued to those who intend to visit their relatives who are Chinese citizens residing in China or foreigners with permanent residence in China. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days. Submit certificate of Chinese citizens living in China and foreigner with permanent residence qualification, etc.

13.TALENT VISA(VISA R) issued to those who are high-level talents or whose skills are urgently needed in China.Need to submit relevant documents.

14.LONG-TERM PRIVATE AFFAIRS(VISA S1) issued to those who intend to go to China to visit the foreigners working or studying in China to whom they are spouse, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18 or parents-in-law, or to those who intend to go to China for other private affairs. The intended duration of study in China exceeds 180 days. 

15.SHORT-TERM PRIVATE AFFAIRS(VISA S2) issued to those who intend to visit their family members who are foreigners working or studying in China, or to those who intend to go to China for other private matters. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days. "Family members" refers to spouse, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.. 

IVRequirements for an introduction/ invitation/ official letters

1.An introduction letter of work unit in Saudi Arabia should contain such information as followings: full name (identical to one in the passport) of the employee, nationality, passport number, Saudi resident card number (applicable to expatriates living in KSA), position, purpose of visit to China, statement of responsibility, unit stamp, and the signature of a legal person etc.

2.An invitation letter of an unit or a person in China should contain such information as followings: full name (identical to one in the passport) of the visitor, sex, date of birth, the purpose of visit to China, place of visit, date of arrival and departure, the relations with the inviter and financial sources to cover the expenses in China; name of the inviter, contact telephone/mobile number and address, unit stamp and the signature of the inviter etc.

3.An official note (letter) should include such information as followings: full name (identical to one in the passport) of a visa applicant, position, work unit, type and number of the passport, the purpose of visit to China, date of arrival and departure or work term etc. For a newly appointed officer to work in the Embassy or Consulate General to China, a new position or rotation position should also be mentioned. 

Note:

Consular officers at their discretion may ask applicants to present more pertinent evidence. No comment can be possibly made on the refusal of the visa application. Visa requirements can be updated without prior notice.


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