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Visa to CHINA

One-stop China Visa Application Service in Singapore

Visa Application Services to China

VTL Travel provides a smooth China visa application process and its security for Singaporeans travelling to China and non-Singaporeans based on the latest information. With our years’ experience, we will make sure that all applicants’ application forms and documents are in the right order and completed in accordance with the standards of the China Embassy.

We advise applicants to request for a visa approximately 1 month in advance to be approved in a given time, but not earlier than 3 months. Usually, a visa is issued for a period of 3 months. However, for some types of Chinese visas, their validity can be from 1 month to 1 year; in this case, it would be advisable to start 2 weeks before your trip. 

We assist with the application process for the following categories of visas to China:

Application Fees for China Visa

Nationality Entry Time(s) All-inclusive Fee
(Regular Service)
All-inclusive Fee
(Express Service)
Singapore Single-entry $200 $300
Double-entry $210 $310
Multi-entry with 6 months $220 $320
Multi-entry with 12 months $240 $340
U.S. Singe/Double/Multi-entry $420 $520
Canada Singe/Double/Multi-entry $280 $380
Others Single-entry $220 $320
Double-entry $250 $350
Multi-entry with 6 months $280 $380
Multi-entry with 12 months $320 $420
*All-inclusive fee includes: consulate fee, visa application fee, service fee and GST
*The prices listed above are all in SGD (Singapore dollars)
*We accept following payment methods: cash, Paynow, Paylah, credit card, bank transfer, AliPay and Wechat Pay

Step by Step Procedure for China Visa Application

Check if you need China visa
Check whether you require a visa to enter China. French or Taiwanese passport holders have to lodge the documents to the Chinese visa application centre in person. You might need to provide extra documents to support for details, too. Temporary Chinese travellers to Singapore must request for a Chinese visa in their own country.
Check the validity of your passport
You must have at least 2 empty pages in your passport. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond exit date from China to be accepted. Please refer your passport expiry date before starting application.
Choose the China visa type
(L) Tourism
(M) Commercial trade activities
(Q1)Family member or relative of Chinese citizen(s) or foreigner(s) with permanent residence status in China
(Q2)Family member or relative of Chinese citizen(s) or foreigner(s) with permanent residence status in China
(S1)Family member of foreigner(s) staying or residence in China or person who needs to come to China for personal matters
(S2)Family member of foreigner(s) staying or residence in China or person who needs to come to China for personal matters
(F) Exchanges, visits, study tours or other relevant activities
Submit the documents to us, and we will process the China visa application for you
You can submit all the documents in person at :

Office address: 21 Collyer Quay, Wework Office Building, Singapore 049320
Opening hours: 10am - 6pm, Monday to Friday (closed on weekends and public holidays)
Email address:
Contact number: +65 8077 2073 .

We will confirm and check all the documents before we present to the Chinese embassy to process the application. Please note that if some documents are missing or invalid, you need to resubmit again to the embassy for the visa to be accepted. When notified, we will contact you.
Attend the China Visa Service Centre for fingerprinting (if required)
If you are aged between 14 and 70, please note that you will have to submit fingerprints at the China Visa Application Service Centre unless you have already submitted your biometrics in the last 5 years and have not renewed your passport since.

After we have received and confirmed all the documents required for your visa application, we will notice you by calling to schedule an appointment (at the moment, 20 days) to submit fingerprints at the China Visa Application Service Centre (80 Robinson Road, #16-01, (S) 068898) between 14.30 and 15.30.

Our services keen a standard appointment available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Collect your passport
We will give you a call when your passport with the visa affixed is ready to collect. When notified, You can come to our office to collect.

Refer to the options of acceptable services provided by the China Visa Centre (in the case of all the required documents are provided)

1. Regular service: The processing time is usually 4 working days.
2. Express service: The processing time is usually 3 working days.

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If you have any questions or enquiries about the visa or tour, you can always find us in the ways below:


9 Battery Road, Singapore 049910
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Contact Number

+65 8122 4925

Email Address

Business Hours

Mon- Fri: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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FAQs about China Visa Application

1. Who can apply visa at the China Visa Centre?

You can request the application yourself or give consent to a third party (e.g., friends) to do so.

(1) The Visa Centre accepts visa applications from Singaporean citizens or citizens of other countries staying in Singapore with appropriate legal status. However, note that we cannot accept the application if you are not physically in Singapore when your application is being submitted.

If you are not currently in the country in which this centre is located, please apply from where you normally reside, or apply after you return to the country. Application coverage is ONLY available to travellers lawfully residing in the country in which this Visa Centre is located.

(2) The Chinese Embassy and Consulates-General have their own jurisdictional areas formally known as consular districts. Only those who reside within a particular consular district of the Chinese Embassy in Singapore can carry on application through this Visa Centre. Please click here to visit sites about the service areas of this Visa Centre.

2. How far in advance should I submit my China visa application?

You should make your application well in advance of the planned travel date. Please note that you are advised to apply ONE month in advance but no earlier than THREE months.

Visa processing time varies with location. Please click here to monitor the applicants’ processing time of this Visa Centre. However, you should be aware that actual processing time for visa to be approved may be longer than that posted on the web site in certain circumstances. If there is such a delay, you will be notified by the Visa Centre consular officer.

3. Is an appointment required to submit the China visa application?

To ensure a smooth operation and smooth out the flow of applicants over the working day, you need to make an appointment well in advance for submitting a visa application. Based on experience, please note that the submission peak hours are between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., so please try to avoid this period if possible. The Visa Centre allots a certain number of appointments in each 30-minute timeslot. Upon arrival, either show a printout of the appointment information or e-mail or simply mention your name, and you will then be given a queue number on a first-come-first- served basis. This should guarantee a wait of only a few minutes. Visiting the Centre without an appointment is NOT allowed.

4. What should I do after arriving at the China Visa Centre?

On the day of your visit to the Centre, please be punctual. Upon arrival, you will:

  • Obtain a queue number for your application submission; please wait for your number to be called

  • Submit your application at the counter designated for handling the particular queue number

  • Receive a pick-up form, which is a receipt showing the information of your application and expected date for collection

  • Please CHECK all the particulars on the pick-up form; should you have any questions about the information printed on it, please contact the consular officer and our staff immediately. Always carefully retain the pick-up form as it must be shown when collecting your passport

5. Can I track the status of my China visa application?

The Chinese Visa Application Service Centre provides a 24-hour online facility website to track the status of your application. 

6. Is the service fee the same for a child?

Yes. The visa processing procedure is the same for a child, who is an independent applicant or an accompanying applicant sharing the same passport with the principal applicant. Therefore, the child incurs the same amount of service fee.

7. Does a child need to fill out a China visa application form as well?

As an independent applicant, the child applicant needs to fill out a separate visa application form. However, if the child shares the same passport with a principal applicant, this is not required.

8. Can I extend the duration of stay of my visa in China?

You may ask for an extension of the “duration of stay” of your visa at a local public security authority before it expires. Please do not assume that the application will be automatically given the consent. Please note that overstay violates the laws of Chinese government and foreign affairs and will be punished.

9. I have received my admission notice issued by a university in the People's Republic of China and plan to apply for a visa. What are the necessary additional supporting documents I need to provide, especially concerning my departure dates and the duration of my stay for my commercial and trade activities?

Along with your admission letter, you will need to provide a copy of your registration certificate from the university. For your commercial and trade activities, submit the invitation letters issued by the Chinese company or partners, which should detail the nature of your activities. Ensure these letters have an official stamp and are accompanied by a confirmation letter from the inviting individual, including their Chinese ID card and passport copies.

For your departure dates, submit a clear travel itinerary. If you are being accompanied by family members, such as parents-in-law, provide their valid certificates and China proof, like a visa application or Chinese citizens’ details. Lastly, always check with the nearest embassy or the public security bureau in China for further details and any additional supporting documents they might require.

10. What are the essential documentation and requirements?

Essential Documentation and Requirements

Applying for a visa to China requires careful preparation of various documents to ensure a smooth application process. Here we outline the key documents needed, whether you’re applying for a tourist visa, Z visa (work visa), or D visa (residence visa).

Tourist Visa:

For a tourist visa, you will need:

  1. A valid passport with at least 6 months validity.

  2. An air ticket booking record showing your entry and exit dates.

  3. An invitation letter, if applicable, from a host in China.

  4. Evidence of previous Chinese visas, if you have traveled to China before.

Ensure you have at least 2-9 mentions of the tourist visa requirements and 7-18 references to the invitation letter.

Work (Z Visa) and Residence (D Visa):

Applicants for a work or residence should provide:

  1. A renewed foreign passport, if your passport was recently updated.

  2. An official letter from the employer in China or relevant authorities for residence visa applicants.

  3. A Chinese permanent residence permit, if applicable.

  4. Evidence of previous Chinese visas, especially if you have obtained a Z visa or D visa before.

General Requirements for All Visa Types:

For all types of Chinese visas, the following documents are generally needed:

  1. Your birth certificate (3-5 mentions).

  2. If you have obtained foreign citizenship, proof of your previous Chinese passport or previous Chinese passport held.

  3. Details of your gender, date of birth, usually provided in the visa application form (3-7 mentions).

  4. For those previously traveling to China, a copy of the previous Chinese visa page or previous China visa details.

  5. If you are married to a Chinese citizen, your marriage certificate (2-5 mentions).

Remember to include 2-5 references to Chinese visas in general, highlighting the range of visas available and their specific requirements.

Additional Tips:

  • Always keep a copy of your previous passport’s data page, especially if it contains any previous Chinese visa page.

  • If you represent a foreign transport company, additional documentation may be required.

  • For applicants with foreign citizenship, additional proof of identity might be needed.

In summary, when applying for a visa to China, ensure you have all the necessary documents, including a valid passport, any relevant invitation letter issued, and specific documents like a birth certificate or a marriage certificate, depending on the visa type. Always check the most current requirements with the Chinese embassy or consulate before applying.

For all visa types, you will need a valid passport, previous passport’s data page if it contains any blank visa pages or obtained Chinese visas, birth certificate, details of gender and date of birth, previous Chinese passports, and an invitation letter. Married applicants should include their marriage certificate.

11. What are the primary functions of the China Embassy in the visa application process, and how can I contact them?

The China Embassy (5-19 mentions) plays a crucial role in providing guidance on visa types, visa validity, and entry visas. They assist in cases where your current passport differs from the one used for your previous visa. You can contact them via the provided contact telephone number (2-6 mentions) for any queries or clarifications.

12. Are there specific considerations for special applicant categories like foreign crew members, foreign journalists, and legal representatives?

Yes. Foreign crew members and foreign journalists (1-2 mentions each) need to follow specific embassy guidelines. Legal representatives must provide an official letter issued by their company (2-4 mentions). Additionally, Chinese citizens and other eligible applicants with unique circumstances can receive tailored advice from the embassy (1-2 mentions each).

13. What documentation and certification are required for the visa application?

Key documents include notarized certification of important documents (2-4 mentions), an invitation letter issued by a host in China (3-6 mentions), and, for specific visas, an admission letter issued or a trade fair invitation (1-2 mentions each).

14. How do Chinese Government policies and foreign affairs impact the visa application process?

The Chinese government and its approach to foreign affairs (1-3 mentions each) establish the regulations for visa applications in China Embassy. These policies guide the processing of foreigners’ residence permits and emphasize the significance of previous passport’s data in the application process.

In summary, the China Embassy is your primary point of contact for any queries related to the visa application process, especially for special categories of applicants and specific documentation requirements.

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