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China eVisa Frequently Asked Questions

China eVisa Frequently Asked Questions
iVisa | Updated on Aug 16, 2019

There are many nationalities that need a visa to enter China. However, it is easier than ever to get one, since now you can apply online for a China eVisa. iVisa wants to make things simpler for its applicants, that's why you can apply from the comfort of your home, just with a device with an Internet connection! If you want to learn more about it, you will find information on this blog.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need a visa to visit China?

It will depend on your nationality. If you want to check if you are eligible for a China eVisa, we recommend you to use our Visa Checker. To check information, you need to choose your nationality and China as your destination.

Which China Visa types are there?

These two types of visas are the most requested:

  • Group eVisa.

  • Tourist (10-year) Visa – only for US citizens.

This blog contains information about these two types of visas. If you want to check requirements or other types of visas, click here.

What is a China eVisa?

  • The China Group eVisa is a tourist visa that is issued to tourist groups comprised of least 2 members traveling together both into and out of China. The China Group eVisa is issued as a stand-alone document, not as a sticker on a passport, like the China Tourist Visa.

  • Those holding a US passport, who also must reside in the US, are now eligible for a 10-year visa for tourism. The China Tourist Visa allows you to enter and leave China as many times as you want within the 10 year period. Please note that the maximum stay per visit is 60 days Per Entry. The China Visa Application Form is the first step for getting a Chinese Visa before submitting your documents at your designated Embassy/Consulate. iVisa service includes completing the China Visa Application Form and providing a Preparation Guide for the steps that applicants must follow in order to get their China 10 year tourist visa. Note: Applicants must go to their designated Embassy/Consulate to continue with their China 10-year Tourist Visa application.

How long can visitors stay in China with a China eVisa?

  • Visitors with a Group eVisa will be able to stay in China for a maximum of 30 days Total and it is a Single Entry Visa.

  • Visitors with a Tourist eVisa can stay in the country for a maximum of 60 days Per Entry, and it is a Multiple Entry Visa.

What are the documents required to apply?

  • For the China Group eVisa, we require the following to submit your application:

    • Minimum of 2 people traveling together.

    • A digital passport copy of each passenger. Remember that your passport must have at least 6 more months of validity left.

    • A recently-taken color passport photo.

    • Return airline ticket.

    • Copy of the Chinese hotel reservation/Invitation letter from your Chinese host.

    • Credit/debit card, PayPal Account to pay for your visa online.

    • Valid postal address.

  • For the China Tourist Visa, we require the following to fill your application:

    • Valid passport with at least 1 year of validity and 2 blanks pages or the Chinese Embassy or Consulate would not issued the China paper visa for 10 years.

    • Travel Itinerary

    • Credit/Debit Card or PayPal Account to pay for your visa online.

How long is the China eVisa valid?

The China Group eVisa is valid for 30 days after arrival, while the China Tourist eVisa is valid for 10 years after issued.

What are the processing times and prices?

iVisa offers you three options for both types of visas:

FOR THE GROUP EVISA:

  • Standard processing – your visa is processed within 6 days fot the total price of USD 160.00.

  • Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 4 days, and the total price of it is USD 195.00.

  • Super rush processing – You will get your visa in only 48 hours, and you will be charged USD 225.00.

FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE TOURIST EVISA:

  • Standard processing – your visa is processed within 10 days fot the total price of USD 35.00.

  • Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 8 days, and the total price of it is USD 65.00.

  • Super rush processing – You will get your visa in only 6 days, and you will be charged USD 100.00.

Click here to start your application.

How does the China eVisa work?

  • The China Group eVisa is issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the China Government. We enter the applicant's information into the China eVisa system and after they check it out, we are advised of the outcome of the China eVisa application.

  • For the China Tourist Visa, our service includes completing the China Visa Application Form and providing a Preparation Guide for the steps that applicants must follow in order to get their China 10 year tourist visa. Together with your completed China Visa Application Form, you will receive a Preparation Guide with a list of documents you should bring along with you to submit your application at your designated China Embassy/Consulate in the US.

How long does it take to apply for a China eVisa?

For both types of visa, it will take you less than 10 minutes. That's all. You will need to send your application to China with iVisa. We will take care of the rest and shortly we will let you know the status of the application by email.

How can I apply for a China eVisa?

For both types of visas, the process consists of three easy steps:

  1. The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.

  2. The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.

  3. The last step consists of a questionnaire. It is at this point when you need to upload your passport scan and photo. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.

Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.

What happens after I have applied?

  • Once your application for the China Group eVisa is done, you will receive the Group eVisa by email. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time. Next, present a printed version of your China Group eVisa along with your passport once you enter China.

  • For the China Tourist Visa, after you received the application confirmed by email, you will need to follow the next steps:

    1. Submit your application form and other documents required to the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy/Consulate based on your State of residence.

    2. Pay the visa cost (140 USD) at the Visa Office and pick your visa.

What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.

If we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my China eVisa?

Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.

I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?

For a faster resolution click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives. Alternatively, you can find more info and FAQs here.

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