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How Long To Get Chinese Visa
Unless you comply with the visa-free policy stipulated by the Chinese government, all visitors entering China will need a valid visa to enter. To obtain one, foreign tourists must submit a Chinese visa application form. The question is how long to get a Chinese visa?
The type of application you use depends on the purpose of your visit and whether it's a travel or business trip. This article will discuss the general schedule and procedures for applying for a Chinese visa.
Generally speaking, it takes two to four working days. However, this can only happen if you have at least six months and two blank pages on your passport. In certain circumstances, obtaining a visa may take longer, including:
1.Additional interview or other documents required by a consular officer of the Chinese Embassy
2. Applications via email (for Australian citizens) can take up to 10 working days
3. If you use the “mail-back” service through the CVASC, more days are required
Speeding up the visa application
To speed up processing, applicants can use the expedited service to speed up visa applications. In case of an emergency, you must receive it within 24 hours. Using the express visa service will be your only choice. The expedited visa service is only available in some countries and can only be provided by the Chinese consulate.
Our emergency handling time is as follows:
1.Standard treatment (5 days)
2.3 days of urgent delivery
3.Urgent delivery the next day
For special Chinese visa types, the application procedures and processing time are different. Understanding the specific visa types you need to apply for will help you better prepare for your trip. If the requirements are met, a visa can be applied for and obtained at the port of entry or at the destination.
Hong Kong SAR Visa
To apply for a HKSAR visa, you must apply through the Chinese consulate general or embassy. The standard processing time is 4 days. Fast service is also available between 2-3 days.
Macau SAR Visa
You can apply for a Macao visa through the Chinese consulate general or embassy. The standard processing time is 4 to 10 working days.
Provide express service, visa needs 2-3 days to arrive. It may take up to 3 weeks if you apply through the Immigration Department of Macao SAR. Emergency handling is not available.
Chinese Tourist Group Visa
These visas apply to groups of five or more people who plan to travel together. Group visas can only be used once and are issued on separate documents rather than passports.
A tourist group visa takes 4 to 5 days for standard processing. There is an additional charge for emergency services in some countries.
Tibet Travel Permit (TBB)
Tibet is under the direct control of China and under Chinese occupation. It is also divided into different provinces, each requiring a separate license.
It may take up to 14 days to apply for a Tibet travel permit through TBB. If you plan to visit other regions in Tibet, you need to obtain a license for each region.