Getting the proper documents for Austrian citizens who want to visit China is now very easy. You are no longer required to go to the Chinese embassy, and iVisa can definitely help you with the whole process. iVisa offers you an easy and fast way to apply for a China eVisa. Here you will find answers to the frequently asked questions about the China eVisa.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have an Austrian passport, do I need a visa to visit China?
What is a Group 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.
How long can visitors with Austrian passport stay in China with a Group eVisa?
Groups of people carrying a Group eVisa can enter China for a maximum of 30 days Total. All your visits are strictly limited to business or tourism, so it is forbidden to seek paid work or employment.
What are the documents required to apply?
iVisa recommends that you put together all the documents you need to provide. This is a short list, and it is probable that you already have everything:
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 colour 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.
How long is the China Group eVisa valid?
The Group eVisa is valid for 15 days from the date of approval.
What are the processing times and prices?
One of the common concerns about electronic visas is the cost. With iVisa, applicants to a China Group eVisa have three available options for the processing time and this will determine the price. The three options are:
Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 6 days, and the price is USD 160.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 4 days, and the total price of it is USD 195.00 (service fees included).
Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your China eVisa in only 48 hours, and you will be charged USD 225.00 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the Group eVisa work?
The China Group eVisa is issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the China Government.
Travelers, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers like us around the world can use the China Group eVisa system to process an eVisa. 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.
How long does it take to apply for a China Group eVisa?
Less than 10 minutes. You just need to fill in the application form with the information of every applicant and we will take care of the rest!
How can I apply for a China Group eVisa?
The application for a China Group 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 passport scan. 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 the application 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, you need to present a printed version of your Group eVisa along with your passport once you enter China.
How many times can I enter China with a Group eVisa?
The Group eVisa allows a Single Entry.
My kids have to apply for the China Group eVisa, too?
Yes. All foreign citizens wanting to travel to China require a visa, even kids.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You can perfectly do it. Just make sure you have all the required documents (you can see above in this article). If you are applying for only one friend or family member, just apply here introducing his or her information. To apply for more persons, you can click on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and complete the data required.
Do I need a Group eVisa if I am in transit through China?
If you will NOT leave the transit lounge at the airport while in China, then you are not required to have a Group eVisa. Otherwise, if you plan to leave the airport, then you HAVE TO apply for a China Group eVisa.
How do I know if my visa is approved?
We will notify you by email as soon as the China government approves your visa.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you notice a mistake when you already submitted your application, then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
Your Group eVisa is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any modifications and you will need to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Group eVisa?
Many people do not trust that their personal info is safe because it can get into the wrong hands. However, you can trust iVisa because we have 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. Here you can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us.