New Zealanders 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 Chinese eVisa.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have a New Zealand 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 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 Chinese Tourist Visa.
How long can visitors with New Zealand passport stay in China with a Group eVisa?
Tourists carrying a Group eVisa can enter China for a maximum of 30 days Total, 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 to gather a few documents that maybe you already have. The list is short:
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?
With iVisa, applicants have three available options when it comes to processing time and the price will be determined by which one you choose. 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 2 days, 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 Chinese Government.
All around the world, travelers, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers like us 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, we are advised of the outcome of the Chinese eVisa application.
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! Shortly after, we will let you know about the status of your application via email.
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. At this point you will need to upload your passport scanned. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.
Click here to start. After you are done, 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 by email. No need to deal with the embassy, we do it for you so you don't lose valuable time. Next, you just need to 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 children.
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 Don't plan 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.
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 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 hundreds of testimonials from our satisfied customers.