The process of getting the right documents for Dutch citizens who plan to visit China is now fast and easy and iVisa can help you with the entire process, all you need is a few minutes of your time. iVisa offers you an easy and fast way to apply online. Here you will find the answers to the frequently asked questions about the China eVisa process.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have a Dutch 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 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 Chinese Tourist Visa.
How long can visitors with Dutch passport stay in China with a Group eVisa?
Tourists carrying a Group eVisa can enter China for a maximum of 30 days Total. Remember that your visits are limited to business or tourism, this means that you can NOT seek paid work or employment.
What are the documents required to apply?
Prior to your application, you have to gather all the documents you are required to provide. This is a short list, and it is probable that you already have everything you need:
Passport Personal Details Scan Applicant Photo Airline Confirmation Proof of Accommodation Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan
Proof of Accommodation
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
How long is the China Group eVisa valid?
The Group eVisa is valid for 30 days after arrival and starts from the entry date in China. However, it is mandatory that the entry to China is within 15 days from the issue date of the visa or it will expire automatically.
What are the processing times and prices?
One of the common concerns about electronic visas is the cost. With iVisa, applicants have three available options for the processing with different pricing. The three options are:
Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 6 days, and the price is USD 186.50 (service fees included).
Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 4 days, and the total price of it is USD 221.50 (service fees included).
Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your China eVisa in only 2 days, and you will be charged USD 251.50 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the Group eVisa work?
The Group eVisa is issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Chinese 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 Chinese eVisa system and after they check it out, they advise us of the outcome of the Chinese eVisa application.
How long does it take to apply for a China Group eVisa?
Less than 10 minutes. You just need to apply online with your information and the documents listed above, and that's all! We handle the rest.
How can I apply for a China Group eVisa?
The application for a China Group eVisa 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 individual circumstances.
Click here to start. After you are done, submit your form and wait for your eVisa 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, just present a printed version of your Group eVisa along with your passports 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 wishing to travel to China require a visa, even kids.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You can apply for friends or family. Just make sure to have all the required documents (listed above). Then, apply here introducing his or her data. To apply for more persons, you can click on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and complete the information required.
Do I need a Group eVisa if I am in transit through China?
If you don't 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 YES, you will need 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 Chinese government approves your visa.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake when entering your application form, 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 will NOT be able to 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 Group 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 iVisa. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information is safe with us! You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.