What are the requirements you need for German citizens?
There are only a few that you need to prepare to get things started. They usually are ordinary documents and you may already have a few of them. The others are easy to obtain. Below is the list of what you need to provide so that iVisa can do its job:
Valid passport – a lot of people already have a passport but if you don’t have one, getting one is quite straightforward. Just visit the issuing authority in your country, and you will be given one in a few days (depending on the state.) If you have a passport, make sure that it is valid and remains as such for at least another six months from your date of arrival in China. Your application will be denied if this criterion is not met and you have to start the process all over again. Not to mention that you would not get a refund.
Passport photo – you can get passport photos from a drug store, photo studio, and even over the internet. Just make sure that the picture is recent.
Proof of accommodation – the most common proof is a hotel reservation confirmation, but a letter from a host is also accepted. You just need to provide evidence that you are accommodated somewhere.
A copy of your driver’s license
Travel itinerary – this may include multiple things such as return flight tickets. Just make sure that the documents you provide contain your full name.
The Application process for German citizens
The process for German citizens is very simple. There are only a few steps that you need to follow, and if you need any help, iVisa has a support service that you may call 24/7. Make sure to complete all the steps to get your visa.
First, you need to complete the online form provided by iVisa. You provide your necessary information, you select the processing time, and you upload the documents you are asked to. The entire thing should last about 20 minutes.
The next step will require you to send your passport to iVisa. You will be sent a label via e-mail that you need to stick to the package. From there, iVisa will take care of everything. They will process the request with the Chinese Government so that you do not have to worry about anything. After that, you’ll just wait for your passport to arrive with the visa sticker inside. It is as simple as that.
Processing Time and Fees for German citizens
The amount of the China Tourist Paper for German citizens depends on two things: processing time and shipping method. For the processing time, you have three options:
Standard processing time – your application will be processed, and your passport will arrive within 8 business days. As for the price, you must pay $229. While this may not be cheap, it is the cheapest option you have.
Rush processing time – this option will cut the waiting time by two days. You must wait for your passport 6 days, and the price is $259.
Super Rush processing time – you will get your visa along with your passport within 4 business days, and the cost is $289.
For the shipping method, you may choose an overnight FedEx shipping, 2-day AM, or you may use your own FedEx account. The latter costs depending on your account, but the first two will add to your bill $69.95 and $34.95 respectively.
The document for German citizens you’ll receive is valid for 9 years after issue and allows you multiple entries in China. Please note that your stay in the country cannot exceed 30 days on the same visa. The process provided by iVisa may seem expensive, but any other method will cost at least just as much. But at least you can let anyone else worry about the details.