Italians who want to go to China can now easily obtain their eVisa since they are no longer required to go to the Chinese embassy. With iVisa, you can apply online from the comfort of your house or wherever you want! You just need a device with an internet connection and a few minutes of your time. Here you will find answers to the frequently asked questions about the China eVisa.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have an Italian 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 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 visitors with Italian passport stay in China with a Group eVisa?
Visitors carrying a Group eVisa can enter China for a maximum of 30 days Total. All visits are strictly limited to business or tourism, so you can NOT seek paid work or employment.
What are the documents required to apply?
In order to apply online, you are required to gather a few documents that it is probable you already have:
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/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?
When it comes to processing time, iVisa has three available options. The price will depend on the choice you make. The 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 China 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 obtain an eVisa. We enter the information of the applicants 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?
It will take you less than 10 minutes. All you need to do is fill in the application form and we will take care of the rest. Shortly you will be notified about the status of the application by email.
How can I apply for a China Group eVisa?
iVisa has made the simplest application form that consists of 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, just submit your application and wait for your visa to arrive in the timeframe you choose. 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. Then, you need to print a version of your Group eVisa and present it 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. Even children wishing to travel to China require a visa.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You can easily apply for them if you have all the required documents (the ones listed above). 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 do NOT plan to leave the transit lounge at the airport while in China, then you are not required to have a Group eVisa, but if you wish to leave the airport, then you HAVE TO apply for a China Group eVisa.
How do I know if my visa is approved?
You will receive an email from us as soon as the China government approves your visa.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If this happens, then please contact immediately one of our customer service representatives to assist you.
Your Group eVisa is linked to your passport number, this means that if we already submitted your application, you will NOT be able to make any changes any more so you will have to apply again. We will NOT charge you another service fee if this happens.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Group eVisa?
Many people think that online information can leak and personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. That is not the case with our services since 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 satisfied customers say about us here.