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Chinese Visas for South African travelling to China

Intergate, in conjunction with SATrabelbug, offers a bespoke Chinese visa service that provides advice, compilation of the application, submission and return.

What is a Chinese visa?

A China travel visa in a valid passport are required documents for entering into the mainland. It allows for foreign citizens entry into, exit from or transit through the territory of China. If you arrive without a valid travel visa, you will not be allowed to enter, may be fined and will be immediately deported at your own expense. In fact, without a proper visa, the airline will most likely not allow you to board.

For what purposes can I obtain a Chinese Visa?

Chinese visas fall into four types: diplomatic visa, courtesy visa, service visa and ordinary visa. Ordinary visa is further divided into the following 8 categories:
  1. Tourist and family visit visa (L-visa) is issued to a foreign citizen who comes to China for tourist purpose, family visit or other personal affairs.

  2. Business Visa (F-visa) is issued to a foreign citizen who is invited to China for visit, research, lecture, business, exchanges in the fields of science, technology, education, culture and sports, or attending various kinds of trade fairs or exhibitions, or short-term study, intern practice for a period of less than 6 months.

  3. Student Visa (X-visa) is issued to a foreign citizen who comes to China for the purpose of study or advanced study for a period of six or more months.

  4. Work Visa (Z-visa) is issued to a foreign citizen who comes to China to work and his or her accompanying family members, or to give commercial performances in China.

  5. Transit Visa (G-visa) is issued to a foreign citizen who is to transit through China on his or her way to a third country (or region).

  6. Crew Visa(C-visa) is issued to crew member performing his/her duties on board an international train, or on an international airline, to a sailor on board an international ocean-liner or freighter, and also to their accompanying family members.

  7. Journalist Visa J-visa) is issued to foreign journalists. J-visa has two categories: J-1 visa and J-2 visa. J-1 visa is issued to resident foreign journalists in China and their accompanying spouses and under-age children, J-2 visa to foreign journalists who visit China for temporary news coverage.

  8. Permanent Residence Visa D-visa) is issued to a foreign citizen who has been approved by China’s public security authority to reside in China permanently.

Can I obtain a multiple Chinese visa?

A multiple entry Chinese visa will allow the holder several entries into the Chinese area, allowing you to return to the and then re-enter the Chinese area at a later date.

How do I apply for my visa?

A Chinese Visa is applied for at the Embassy or Consulate of the Chinese country or at a visa application centre.

Please note that applications for a Chinese Visa must be made prior to travelling.

Do I have to go in person to submit my Chinese visa application?

No - you don't have to submit in person, but if sent with a courier the courier would have to submit at the counter. There is no drop and go facility.

Do I have pick up the visa in person?

Generally no – we will obtain the submission receipt you are provided on submitting your Chinese visa application from you and pick up your visa on your behalf.

How long will it take?

In general a visa application takes 4 working days but it should be remembered that timing and acceptance or rejection is at the discretion of the particular Chinese consulate or embassy. It is always good advice to apply well in advance.

For an extra fee the visa can be issued in one working day.

How long will my visa be valid for?

This varies depending upon the type of visa applied for and granted.

Where to apply for Chinese visa?

A Chinese Visa is applied for at the Embassy or Consulate of the Chinese country or at a visa application centre. Intergate, in conjunction with SATrabelbug, offer you a hassle free Chinese Visa Service.

Please note that applications for a Chinese Visa must be made prior to travelling.


 
 
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