China eVisa Frequently Asked Questions

China eVisa Frequently Asked Questions

iVisa | Updated on Dec 27, 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 Chinese eVisa. iVisa wants to make things even easier for its applicants, that's why you can apply from the comfort of your home, on any device with an Internet connection! If you want to learn more about this process, 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 Chinese eVisa, we recommend you to use our Visa Checker. To check information, you need to choose your nationality and China as your destination.

Which Chinese Visa types are there?

These two types of visas are the most requested:

  • Group eVisa.

  • Tourist (10-year) Visaonly for US citizens.

Note: 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 Chinese eVisa?

  • The Chinese 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 Chinese Group eVisa is issued as a stand-alone document, not as a sticker on a passport, like the Chinese Tourist Visa.

  • Those holding a US passport, who also reside in the US, are now eligible for a 10-year visa for tourism. The Chinese 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 Chinese Visa Application Form is the first step to get your Chinese Visa before submitting your documents at your local Embassy/Consulate. iVisa service includes completing the Chinese 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 local Embassy/Consulate to complete their Chinese 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:

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Applicant Photo

  • Airline Confirmation

  • Proof of Accommodation

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

For the Chinese Tourist Visa, we require the following information:

  • 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 Chinese Group eVisa is valid for 30 days after arrival, while the Chinese 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 186.50.

  • Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 4 days, and the total price of it is USD 221.50.

  • Super rush processing – You will get your visa in only 2 days, and you will be charged USD 251.50.

FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE TOURIST EVISA:

  • Standard processing – your visa is processed within 4 days fot the total price of USD 25.00.

  • Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 2 days, and the total price of it is USD 45.00.

  • Super rush processing – You will get your visa in only 6 hours, and you will be charged USD 80.00.

Click here to start your application.

How does the China eVisa work?

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

  • For the Chinese Tourist Visa, our service includes completing the Chinese 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. Along with your completed China Visa Application Form, you will receive a Preparation Guide with a list of documents you should bring when you submit your application at your local 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 the time it will take you to send your application with iVisa. We will take care of the rest and shortly after 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. At this point you will 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, 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 Chinese 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 Chinese Group eVisa along with your passport once you enter China.

  • For the Chinese 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 required documents to your local Chinese Embassy/Consulate.

    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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