- Be valid for at least 6 months after the visa is issued for a single, 7 months for a double entry.
- Contains at least 3 blank facing visa pages.
- All covers need to be removed from the passport.
- The application requires one digital photo, which needs to be uploaded on our
website and one hard copy passport photograph.
- We recommend to ask the photographer to provide the photo via mail as well as the hard copy, so that you will be sure that it meets the requirements.
Signed embassy form
After you have completed the online application form on this website, you will receive an e-mail stating which documents are still needed in your case (you can also check this yourself on this page). You will also find an embassy form in this email. This embassy form has already been filled in digitally, but has yet to be printed (note: one-sided!) And signed. This should be done with a black pen.
Proof of ticket
- A copy of the flight itinerary.
- The ticket must be a roundtrip back to Europe and must state the name of the
- When applying for a double entry visa, the itinerary must indicate you will be
entering and leaving the country
- A hotel confirmation which should state the name of the traveler
- If you require a double entry visa, the confirmation should be of both visits.
- If your stay is 20 days or shorter, we only need a confirmation for the first few days. If your stay is between 20-30 days, you should provide a confirmation for the full stay in China
All travelers must profide an employer statement. This statement must:
- Be written in English
- Be written on official company letter paper
- State your passport details
- State your travel date and reason for travel
- State you annual salary
- Be signed by an autorized person
We provide a copy of this statement in our document package. Please use this format in order to be sure it is filled in properly and according to the regulations.
If you do not have an employer, please check the requirements that apply to your sitiuation before submitting your applicaiton to us.
An itinerary must be provided with the dates of all trips to and from China, as well as all domestic flights in China. Are you applying for a double entry or multiple entry visa China? Then the itinerary must show that you actually need it. All places to visit in China must be included in the itinerary, including dates of arrival and departure. For every trip to China, the purpose of the trip must also be clearly stated, such as: “view factory X” or “meet with the management of company Y”. The itinerary must be signed. Are you submitting multiple visa applications simultaneously for travelers using the same itinerary? Then all these travelers must sign this itinerary and provide their own copy to each application.
Business travelers must provide the following additional documents:
- Copy invitation letter from the company in China
- Copy Business License of the company in China (Chinese Chamber of Commerce extract) *
* Universities, hospitals and fairs often cannot provide a Business License. If you are going to visit a fair, you must provide proof of participation / registration in the form of a visitor badge or code with your name clearly on it. This replaces the Business License in most cases. If in doubt, please contact us for tailor-made advice.
In addition to the above, you might have to provide additional documents. This can differ per visa type and validity.
After placing your order in our system, you will receive an email from us containing exactly which documents and conditions apply to the visa type you have chosen. Read these carefully before sending documents to us! Incomplete or incorrect documents can lead to rejection.
In connection with the COVID-19 virus, all future visa applications for China must have a fully completed and signed Health Declaration Form.
This form is included in our document package and must be filled in and signed per person before submitting this form to Traveldocs, along with the other documents.
Are you planning to travel to China soon?
Dutch passport holders are required to obtain a visa in advance, with a few exceptions, such as one for a transfer. If you are traveling to China for tourism or business purposes, you must be able to present a visa upon arrival in China.
In addition to tourist and business visas, we also provide visas for students, volunteers, interns and workers.
What is a visa China application?
The visa is a sticker issued by the Chinese government and affixed to the passport. This counts as permission with which to enter the territory of China. This visa is issued by the Consulate General of China in The Hague.
Our employees work professionally to ensure that your visa application is presented flawlessly by the Chinese consulate and that you can travel with confidence.
Do I have to present a visa on arrival?
In most cases this is mandatory. However, there are some exceptions. In general, there is no visa requirement in the major airports of China for a transfer of up to 24 hours. The following exemption therefore applies in the event of a switch to a third country:
- 6 days (144 hours) in Bejing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing
- 3 days (72 hours) in Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Harbin, Kunming, Shenyang, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen and Xi’an
- 1 day (24 hours) in all other cities with an international airport.
- You may visit Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces if you land in Shanghai, Hangzhou or Nanjing. From these airports you are therefore free to travel there. You can also explore Hunan, Guangdong and Fujian if you land in Changsha, Guangzhou and Xiamen. You are not allowed to leave the city at all other airports. It is true that the city limits often end many kilometers outside the city, so a visit to the Great Wall from Bejing airport is no problem if you are covered by the visa-free scheme.
Visa-free regime therefore only applies in the case of a switch to a third country. This may be on the outward or return journey. Do you have a flight directly from the Netherlands to China, or do you plan to visit several cities? Then you are obliged to apply for a visa in advance. Not sure if you are covered by the visa-free scheme? Then consult one of our visa specialists for advice.
Other (travel) stamps in your passport
The Chinese government has become very strict since August 2016 when it comes to issuing visas to travelers with stamps in their passports from countries such as the Middle East, Egypt and Turkey. If from 2015 you have obtained multiple stamps in your passport for one of these “risk” countries, we recommend enclosing a cover letter in English, containing:
- State when and why you visited the country
- State what your purpose of the trip has been
- Describe in as much detail as possible what you did there
- If possible, provide proof as well. Think of payments / purchase invoices, providing references such as friends / family you have visited there, any invitation letters, etc.
- There is a good chance that you will be called on interview at the embassy, keep this in mind when applying.
Why apply for your China Visa at Traveldocs?
At Traveldocs we guarantee professional, correct, smooth and reliable service.
Our experienced experts will check the application before it is submitted to the consulate of China. Only in this way can you be 100% sure that your application is correctly and safely applied for.
Traveldocs makes the procedure easier for you, so no more complicated website procedures.
You will be kept informed of the status of the request by e-mail or telephone. You can also follow your request at any time via the Tracking function on our website.
Traveldocs is a Dutch company with years of experience and the right connections to handle your documents correctly. We work together with various tour operators, top clubs, large (international) companies and NGOs. Your documents are always in safe hands with us.
Apply for China visa now
Do you want to apply for the China visa directly? Then proceed directly to the online application form. Would you like to know more about the visa and the procedure first? Read our FAQ visa China page, or contact us via the online contact form.
Traveldocs helps companies and private individuals to apply for a visa or legalization. As a recognized legalization agency, we assist you administratively and we take care of the complete settlement at the relevant embassy or consulate. We charge agency fees for this service. We are not a government agency or affiliated with it. All costs to be paid by you are clearly visible and completely transparent and Traveldocs uses competitive prices, a professional service with adequate know-how within the world of legalisations. Of course you also have the option to submit your application directly to the relevant government agency. When you submit an application via visum-legalisatie.nl, you never pay more for the consular costs than at the embassy / consulate.