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China Tourist Visa for Swiss citizens
3 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Thinking about a trip to China from Switzerland? Let us help you figure out if you need a visa.

Heading to the Land of the Dragon requires some preparation, especially regarding visas. This guide is tailor-made for travelers from Switzerland and designed to offer straightforward and specific information on traveling to China.

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One big question for Swiss travelers is whether they require a visa for China. Read on as we unpack this topic and give you all the necessary information.

Do Swiss citizens need a China Tourist Visa?

In January 2024, China and Switzerland announced a move to simplify visa procedures for travel between the two countries. This change is part of China's efforts to encourage tourism after almost three years of limited international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Swiss travelers can now enjoy a visa-free trip to China for up to 15 days. This exemption applies to those visiting for tourism, business, visiting friends or family, or transiting to another destination, as long as they hold a valid ordinary Swiss passport.

However, for stays longer than 15 days, Swiss citizens will still need to apply for a China Tourist Visa. Available options include single-, double-, and multiple-entry visas, depending on the length and purpose of your stay.

Securing a visa also requires a visa appointment in advance, to drop off supporting documents.

It's important to note that if your travel plans include visits to Hong Kong or Tibet, separate visas may be required for these regions.

How to apply for a China Tourist Visa from Switzerland with us

Applying for your China Tourist Visa just got simpler. Our platform is designed to make your visa application process as smooth as possible, offering a direct and personalized approach.

Here's how:

  • Step 1: Enter your personal and travel details on our website or via the iVisa app.

  • Step 2: Verify that all the information you’ve provided is accurate and pay the service fee with a credit or debit card, PayPal, or Venmo.

  • Step 3: You'll receive a guide to help you with the next part of the application. Fill out any remaining parts of the form and upload the necessary documents. We'll take care of scheduling your visa appointment.

  • Step 4: Attend your appointment with the required documents and pay the government visa fee.

After your appointment, all that's left is to wait for your visa to be processed. Once it's approved, you can collect your passport, which will have the visa stamped or affixed to it.

China Embassy in Switzerland

For consular assistance, Swiss citizens can get in touch with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Bern.

Address: Lombachweg 23, 3006 Bern

Phone: +41 79 130 9739

For those outside Switzerland or in need of Chinese consular services from another country, our Embassies Finder can help point you to the nearest Chinese embassy or consulate, wherever you might find yourself around the globe.

Need more information about the China Tourist Visa?

Our customer service team is ready to assist if you need more info about applying for a China Tourist Visa. Contact them any time via WhatsApp or online chat.

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