China visa for French

China visa for French

iVisa | Updated on Jul 17, 2022

Obtaining the right documents for French who need to visit China is now more accessible than ever. iVisa can help you with that, and all you need is a few minutes of your time. It is no longer required to go to the Chinese embassy, and you will get the document on your own terms. iVisa started helping people get their necessary documents for China as of November 2017, and it has known a lot of success.

Few things compare to not stressing about over a simple paper, and iVisa understands that very well. That is why their services have known quite the popularity in the last four years and all you need to do is to apply online.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I have a French passport, do I need a visa to visit China?

Yes, if you are a French citizen, you need to apply for a Group eVisa for China. Requirements can be checked here.

What is a Group eVisa?

The China Group eVisa is a tourist visa that is issued to tourist groups of at 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 French visitors stay in China with a Group eVisa?

French tourists with a Group eVisa can enter China for a maximum of 30 days in Total for a Single Entry and visits are limited to business or tourism, this means that you CANNOT seek paid work or employment.

What are the documents required to apply?

To apply for a China Group eVisa you will need:

  • 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, or an invitation letter from your Chinese host.

  • Credit/debit card or 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 30 days after arrival.

What are the processing times and prices?

The cost of your China Tourist Paper for French depends on the processing time you choose. You have three options:

  • Standard processing time – your application will be processed, and your passport will arrive within 6 days. As for the price, you must pay USD 192.49 (service fees included).

  • Rush processing time – this option will cut the waiting time by two days. You must wait for your passport 4 days, and the price USD 214.49 (service fees included).

  • Super Rush processing time – you will get your visa along with your passport within 2 days, and the cost is USD 295.49 (service fees included).

Click here to start your application.

How does the Group eVisa work?

Since 2016, certain nationalities can apply for a Chinese visa directly online. iVisa is one of the few authorized companies authorized to handle this new China Group eVisa. The China Group eVisa is issued on a separate sheet instead of a visa sticker on the individual passport, so you'll need to print it out and bring a copy with you.

Simply fill out our online form and we will do the rest. You don't need to send off your passport to any embassy since we just require a digital copy. Once your visa is issued by the Government of China, we will FedEx the actual visa to your home address at least 15 days before your departure. Travelers must bring the document we FedEx along with their passports to enter China. This visa is authorized by the Ministry of Public Safety of the People’s Republic of China.

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

You just need to fill in the application form and it will take you less than 10 minutes. That's all the work you need to do. We handle 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:

  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 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 your Group eVisa in your house via FedEx. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time.

How can I apply for my family or friends?

You can apply easily for friends or family. You just need to make sure you have all the required documents (you can see above in this article). Then, just 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 data required.

Do I need a Group eVisa if I am in transit through China?

If you plan NOT to leave the transit lounge at the airport while in China, then you do not need a Group eVisa. Otherwise, if you wish to leave the airport, then you HAVE TO apply for a China Group eVisa.

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

If this is your case, then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible. They are ready to assist you 24/7.

Your Group eVisa is linked to your passport number, so if we already submitted your application you CANNOT 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 data could be at risk. However, this will never happen with iVisa since 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. Here you can check testimonials of hundreds of satisfied customers.

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

You can click here to contact us and we will answer any other questions you can have. Alternatively, you will find more info and FAQs about the China Group eVisa here.

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