Learn More: Group eVisa
CHINA IS CLOSED- China has not yet re-opened for tourism.
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, which is different from the traditional 10-year Chinese visa. The Group eVisa is only issued to tourist groups with 2 or more members who must travel together in China. It is issued for single entry only and it is valid for 30 days after arrival. Note that your entry into China must be within 15 days from the issue date of the visa or it will expire automatically. The China Group eVisa is issued on a separate sheet instead of 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.
Required Documents to Apply
Passport Personal Details Scan
Proof of Accommodation
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
The China Group e-Visa is valid for 30 days after arrival.
Your order will be submitted for approval approximately 30 days from your intended travel date, per the issuing authority's requirement.
You must apply no later than 20 days from your intended travel date.
Once your visa is issued by the Government of China, we will FedEx the actual visa to your home 15 days before your departure.
The China Group e-Visa is a Single Entry visa.
Applicants must be outside the Republic of China when applying for their visa.
A proof of accommodation is required to obtain the travel document. The dates in this document MUST match the travel dates selected in the application. This is a requirement that is demanded by the government in order to issue the travel document.
You must have a valid and confirmed onward travel ticket to leave China (often this means simply evidence of a return flight).
You must have a travel document/passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival in China.
All travelers in the group must enter and depart China on the same flight, at the same time, using the same port of entry and exit, and must use the same travel itinerary while in China.
The group must consist of a minimum of 2 people.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a China Group e-Visa?
What do I need to apply for a China Group e-Visa?
We require the following to submit your application:
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 much does a China Group e-Visa cost?
The China Group e-Visa has a cost of: USD 136.50.
Additionally, iVisa charges a service fee with costs that vary according to the processing time selected:
Standard Processing: USD 50.00
Rush Processing: USD 85.00
Super Rush Processing: USD 115.00
How long does it take to process a Group e-Visa?
It depends on the method of processing you chose. We offer three options:
Standard Processing: 6 days
Rush Processing: 4 days
Super Rush Processing: 2 days
How long is a China Group e-Visa valid for?
I am traveling separately from my tour group. Can I still apply for a China Group e-Visa?
How many entries come with the Group e-Visa?
Can I work in China with this Group e-Visa?
How will I receive my China Group e-Visa?
What should I do if the data on the processed Group e-Visa does not tally with the one on my passport?
Do I need to send you my passport to receive a China Group e-Visa?
Does my tour group have to apply together on one application?
What is included in the online fee for the China visa?
- The China Visa Embassy fee
- Our Service Fee
- International shipping with FedEx
Can any one apply for the China Visa online?
No. At this stage only the following nationalities qualify to get the visa online:
- South Korea
- New Zealand
- Holland (The Netherlands)
- United Kingdom
- United States of America (USA)
If your country is not listed here then you have to apply through a Chinese Embassy near you to obtain the correct type of Visa.
How can I know the status of my Visa Application?
You can login to your account online to track your order - www.ivisa.com In addition to that we will send you updates via email on a regular basis so that you know when your visa will arrive.
NOTE: Check your spam folder in case you did not receive your confirmation email. Privacy settings often divert emails there and important updates can then be missed which may .
What should I do if my visa gets denied?
If your visa is not approved by the Chinese Government, it does not necessarily mean that you can never enter China, it could mean that you do not qualify for the online application process. If this is the case, you will need to go tho the nearest Chinese Embassy to apply on-site.
NOTE: Keep in mind that If your visa application gets rejected, no refund will be issued. You can read all of the details of our Refund Policy here.
We understand that a visa rejection may influence in your future visa applications, for this reason, if you still wish to make a claim to get a refund, please feel free to contact us, under reasonable circumstances, we can find a solution together.
Can I enter China anywhere with this visa?
- You can use this visa for entry anywhere in China except for some caravans entering through the desert.
Vaccination requirements to travel to China
Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
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