Having an Australian passport can be quite beneficial for avid travelers. According to Arton Capital’s Passport Index, Australian citizens are allowed to travel to 157 countries without having to previously apply for a visa of any type. China, however, is a different story.
The visa application process to visit China for Australians is notoriously difficult and often takes weeks to process. Despite most applications being eventually approved, there is always a way to make things much easier. Below, we have gathered some information on how to get the China Tourist eVisa easily with iVisa.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do Australian Passport Holders Need a Visa to Go to China?
Australian passport holders must obtain a valid eVisa to enter China. However, for travelers exclusively visiting the Hong Kong or Taiwan territories, being an Australian citizen exempts you from having to apply for a visa. You can check the requirements here.
What kind of visas there are for Australian traveling to China?
These are the visas iVisa expedite:
Business Visa on Arrival.
This blog contains information about the Tourist Visa. If you want to check info about the other types, click here.
What is the China Tourist Visa?
The China Tourist Visa allows the holder to visit China.
The China Visa Application Form is the first step for getting a Chinese Visa before submitting your documents at your designated China Visa Application Center.
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 tourist visa.
Note: Applicants must go to their designated China Visa Application Center to continue with their Tourist Visa application.
If the visa is zero cost, why do I need to pay?
iVisa will charge you a small amount because we process your application form in a quick way. We also provide you a Preparation Guide for you to obtain your visa.
How Long can Australian citizens stay in China for?
The maximum stay for Australians with a China Tourist eVisa is 30 days Per Entry. This visa also grants a Single Entry.
What are the requirements to apply online?
We require the following to fill your application:
Valid passport with at least 6 months of validity and 2 blanks pages.
Credit/Debit Card or PayPal Account to pay for your visa online.
How long is the China Tourist eVisa valid?
This visa is valid for 90 days after issued.
What are the processing time and prices?
iVisa offers three options:
Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 10 days, and the price is USD 35.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 8 days, and the total price of it is USD 65.00 (service fees included).
Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your eVisa in only 6 days, and you will be charged USD 100.00 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the China Tourist eVisa work?
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 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 Visa Application Center in USA or Australia.
How long does it take to apply for a China Visa for Australian citizens?
Less than 10 minutes. Then, submit the application form and we do the rest.
How can I apply for a China Tourist eVisa?
The application for this eVisa is really easy. It has only three steps:
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.
The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.
The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. It is at this point when you need to upload your passports scans. 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 a confirmation email. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.
Once I obtain the Chinese application form, what do I need to do next?
When you receive the Chinese online form, you need to follow these simple steps:
Submit your application form and other documents required to your designated Chinese Visa Application Center (based on your State of residence).
Pay the visa cost at the Visa Application Center and collect your visa.
What documents do I need to present to the Visa Office of Chinese Visa Application Center?
Printed application form with a recently-taken color passport photo against a light background attached.
Valid passport (at least 6 months of validity and 2 blank pages).
Hotel Reservation or Invitation Letter.
Proof of legal residence: Driver’s license or government ID, or a utility bill.
In Australia, which Chinese Visa Application Center do I have to go to?
According to your state or territory of residence, you must go to the following embassy or consulates:
CVAS in Sydney: New South Wales.
CVAS in Brisbane: Queensland.
CVAS in Melbourne: Victoria.
CVAS in Hobart: Tasmania.
CVAS in Perth: Western Australia.
CVAS in Canberra: South Australia, Northern Territory, and Australian Capital Territory.
Do I need a visa if I have a layover in China?
If your transit/layover is 24 hours or less, you will not need a visa as long as you have a confirmed onward ticket. You will need to go through immigration and show your passport and onward ticket, where they will stamp a special stopover permit, free of charge.
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.