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Since 2016, certain nationalities can apply for a Chinese visa directly online. iVisa is one of the few authorized companies that can 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. However, it is obligatory that the entry to China is 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.
You only need to fill out our online form and we will do the rest. You don't need to send off your passport to any embassy as we only require a digital copy. Once your visa is issued by the Government of China, we will FedEx the actual visa to your home 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The China Group e-Visa is a tourist visa that is issued to tourist groups comprised of least 2 members traveling together both into and out of China. The China Group e-Visa is issued as a stand-alone document, not as a sticker on a passport like the China Tourist Visa.
We require the following to submit your application:
- 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 colour 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.
The China Group e-Visa costs USD 110.00. Additionally, there is a service fee of USD 49.00 for standard processing. For rush processing and super rush processing the service fee is USD 84.00 and USD 114.00, respectively.
It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:
- Standard Processing: 10 days
- Rush Processing: 7 days
- Super Rush Processing: 5 days
The China Group e-Visa is valid for 30 days after arrival and starts from the entry date in China. However, it is obligatory that the entry to China is within 15 days from the issue date of the visa or it will expire automatically.
No, as all travelers in the group must travel together during the entire duration of the trip, including arrival and departure.
Group e-Visa comes with Single Entry
No. The Chinese Group e-Visa is only for tourist visits.
Upon approval, we will send you the original via FedEx. We will also provide a PDF copy, sent via email, for your records. Note that you MUST present the original copy upon entry.
Data inconsistency between the e-Visa and your passport will render the registration invalid and lead to refusal of your boarding and entry into China. You should re-apply by inputting information which is exactly the same as it appears in your passport.
No, you do not. We only need a scan of your passport, as the China Group e-Visa will be issued as a stand-alone document.
It is advised that one application is submitted for all the members of the tour group to prevent potential delays.
The price that you pay online includes the following:
- The China Visa Embassy fee
- Our Service Fee
- International shipping with FedEx
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.
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 .
If your visa is not approved by the Chinese Government then it simply means that you do not qualify for the onlin application process and you will have to apply at oneof tehe Chinese Embassies nearest to you.
- NOTE: there are NO REFUNDS after your visa is rejected - this will be known by the Chinese Government so please contact us if you feel you need to be refunded in any way as this can influence future visa applications!
- You can use this visa for entry anywhere in China except for some caravans entering through the desert.
Taking a trip to China involves, a thorough research of the country’s customs in addition getting a visa and packing your bags. As you may very well know, China is an incredibly traditional country, and as a result, people there have a lot of traditions and customs. Chinese people are not unreasonable. You are not required to be familiar with everything they do or do not. There are, however, some things that you need to know and act accordingly. Below you will find a list of things that you should never do in China.
You should never speak of uncomfortable things – Chinese people are usually positive, and they would never bring up a topic that may upset you or make you feel uncomfortable, which is why you should do the same. For example, it is never appropriate to bring up death in any discussion. There are a few exceptions, of course, but questions like ‘How did he die?’ are off the table. The Chinese culture has always had this bad view on talking about death and they even have some omens that foresee death, which is why it is considered an inappropriate subject in most cases. Never disrespect someone’s home or the temples in general – again, this has something to do with their culture, and you must have seen in all movies how people take their shoes off when they enter a Chinese home. That is a legitimate custom, and whenever you are invited into a Chinese person’s house, you need t take your shoes off. You do not need to worry about having a small hole in your socks. The host will be far more offended by the fact that you do not take your shoes off than your damaged footwear. Mind what gifts you buy – it is a custom to bring a gift whenever you are invited into a Chinese’s home. However, you need to be very careful about what you are buying. You would think that flowers would be simple, right? Not in China, apparently. All flowers have some kind of significance, and if you do not know what they are, you should refrain from buying flowers altogether. Also, do not buy hats, umbrellas, or collections in sets of four. You can, however, buy something in sets of 8, such as teacups. The number 8 is a good omen. Do not give up giving that gift – it is a tradition in the Chinese culture to refuse a gift before actually receiving it. So if your gift is refused, do not get offended and put it away. You need to give it at least three times before it is received. You can do the same. In fact, it is recommended that you do the same. Do not worry. The host will receive it eventually. You just need to push forward. The Chinese people do that to show you they are humble because you went out of your way to buy that gift. It is a sign of respect, however odd it may seem to you. Beware of the chopsticks – when you are in the western civilization, you can do whatever you want with your chopsticks. You can gesture while holding them, place them however you like in the bowl, and some women put them in their hair. That is not acceptable in China. You need to be careful how you place them. They are used for eating only. Plus, you need to be careful how you put them in your bowl. Always put them over the bowl. You cannot insert them in the rice inside it. At the same time, under no circumstances should you place them upright. This is what Chinese people do at a funeral for the person who died. You should never tip when a Chinese person is a host – if you are invited to dinner at a restaurant, and the invitation has been forwarded by a Chinese person, you are not expected to chip in when the bill comes. The host will get offended. However, if you are the one extending the invitation, you are expected to pay. In the same course of events, you should not order since this is the host’s duty. Also, you should never leave a tip for waiters. They do not do that in China. You are not supposed to touch Chinese people – it is unclear why Chinese people do not want to be touched by other people than their families, but physical contact is not something they desire. Greetings include a handshake at the most, for example. In some regions in China, the head is considered the most sacred part of the body, while the feet are the most unclean, so you should never touch the head. You will also notice that in China, people have a sense of personal space, even in crowded areas like the subway. Chinese people are all for saving face – if you get upset about anything and you wish to make a complaint; you should never do it in public. If someone upsets you, take them aside and express your dissatisfaction. If you do such a thing when other people are present, the person in question will feel humiliated. It is essential for you not to get upset and try to abide by this rule. It cannot be that hard, after all, right? Chinese people must have other rules as well. Some are reasonable, while others may come off as odd for the western world. However, when you go to China, you expected to abide by these rules. After all, you are a guest in their country, and you should do what they do. However, if you do not know how to behave in certain situations, it is better to get over your embarrassment and ask rather than acting a certain way and do it wrong. Nobody expects you to be an expert in Chinese etiquette. All foreigners make mistakes, but if they apologize, they are quickly forgiven.
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An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within a certain country. The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at the ports of entry or visiting an embassy/consulate to obtain traditional paper visas. e-Visas are linked electronically to the traveler's passport.
Our service starts with information. You can use our up-to-date visa requirements tool to search if you need a travel visa. It's as simple as telling us where you are from and where you are going. Based on this information we will tell you how much the visa costs, the number of entries, the start date and give you an action step such as applying directly on our site!
It depends on the country issuing the visa. For many countries such as Australia ETA and Turkey e-Visa, the process can be done in 15 minutes through our rush service. For other countries such as the India tourist Visa, the process usually takes 24 hours. The exact time can be found on each application form. What we guarantee is that your application with iVisa will be the fastest way to apply anywhere.
The documents must be printed on a sheet of blank A4 white paper. Double-side or reduced printing will not be accepted.
We help you get your travel visa in the simplest and fastest way possible. Through easy-to-use online application forms and world-class 24/7 customer service, we make the whole visa process quick and simple! We also use best practices when it comes to protecting your data and credit card.
iVisa offers two types of Visa: Electronic visas (e-Visas) and traditional paper visas, based on your destination. In addition, we also offer the following services/documents that are required by certain countries: ETA (electronic travel authorization), Tourist Cards, Visa on Arrival pre-registration/approval form, Tourist Invitation Letters, and Embassy Registration service.
- Select the country to which you are requesting the visa
- Select the type of visa and read the instructions carefully.
- Select Apply Now
- Fill in the application form
- Pay using a Visa Card, Mastercard or other debit card.
- Await approval via email, then download and print the e-Visa from your account.
- Present your printed e-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
Please note most countries offer the ability to process a travel visa without a service fee. The main reason we process thousands of travel visas per month is we save you time and frustration. Our service includes an easy to use website and application form. It is much easier to process your application with us especially for mobile users and large groups. We send all of our clients the visa days before travel. This is especially helpful for those passengers who purchase the visa months in advance. We also have a 24-hour customer service with professionals that are based in the United States and speak English. We accept multi-currencies and our website can be translated into over 20 languages. We believe our fee is worth your time and sanity but please note all governments do have their own "free" service.
If you have already applied on our site, please log in to your account and look for your order/application. An account is generated for you automatically after payment is received. Click the link in your confirmation email to set up a password or visit the log in page to set up the password and enter the account. Please note in most cases your visa will be delivered to you via email and can be found in your account after logging in.
If your visa application is not approved by the government agency, we will provide a full refund of all service fees under our approval guarantee. We cannot refund the visa fee (if applicable) since this is a third party fee that is paid directly to the government agency. If a mistake is made on your application, we will process your visa again at no cost. Please note refunds are credited back to the same credit card used.
If we have not processed your visa, we can make changes without a problem. We do check your information for mistakes as well. If you have already processed your visa, If we have submitted your application to the appropriate government agencies, some will allow to make changes, while others do not. Please contact us immediately (preferably through chat) if you notice an error on your application.
Some countries may require proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. You can see more info here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list It's the passenger´s own responsibility to verify these regulations before traveling to the chosen country.
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You may reprint the e-Visa in your email account. Alternatively, you may retrieve and reprint the e-Visa by using your iVisa account.
Yes. The iVisa system does not retain your credit card information after the transaction is processed.
All visas grant travelers the permission to travel to a country's port of entry. Whether you are granted entry or not will be at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
If your visa application has not been submitted for processing you will receive a full refund. However, if your application has been submitted, then we will not be able to provide a refund.
When the visa has to be shipped to you, the processing times do not include this shipping time. It is from when we receive your application to obtaining the approval. Most visas (e-Visas) are sent via email upon approval so shipping times will not apply.
No, we are not affiliated with any government agencies. We are a private company that specializes in processing travel visas for travelers worldwide.
Unfortunately, we are not able to, since the government agencies do not inform us of the reason(s) behind the decisions.
If your visa is not approved, we advise that you contact the nearest embassy/consulate for more information on what your options are.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and PayPal.
All citizens from these territories applying through our website will have their application processed with the nationality/citizenship specified in their passport. As an example, a traveler from Puerto Rico will have their request processed as USA nationality. This does not apply to the travelers under the BOTC (British Overseas Territories Citizen) category according to the British Overseas Territories Act of 2002.