Chinese visa information
If you’re not a Chinese national, you will usually need to get a Chinese visa.
Whether you’re off to China to walk the Great Wall or you’ve got business in the bustle of Shanghai, it’s likely you’ll need a visa for China (unless you’re Chinese national, of course).
When travelling to China visa requirements differ depending on your nationality and the reason for your visit. But not to worry – we’ve partnered with VisaCentral to make applying for your Chinese visa as easy as possible.
- Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of your visa application. If you have less than 6 months’ validity on your passport, but still have a valid visa, you should be able to enter China for the duration of that visa.
- Please note - This guidance is for UK passport holders only. Passengers from other countries should check with the necessary Government department for travel information.
How to apply for your Chinese visa
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You can also apply for your visa through the Chinese embassy in London:
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