Visa Application

CIBT and subsidaries TLCS and VisaCentral are recommended to help reduce the time associated with obtaining a travel visa to China. CIBT are an established travel visa and passport company. (Visa details and costs differ depeding on your nationality)

Chinese Visa  

Please allow for plenty of time when applying for your Chinese visa !

To Complete your Application you will need to:

Obtain Chinese visa application pack. Click this link to obtain the correct application pack for your country of origin. This will ensure that you get the most up-to-date requirements.

Read the CIBT Application Pack. It provides you with a summary of the travel documents you requested, important information, step-by-step instructions for the personal documents you need to provide and the application forms you need to fill out.

Print, fill out and sign the forms. Use the instructions in the CIBT Application Pack as a guide to help you gather your personal documents and fill out the forms.
For urgent visa applications which carry a tight deadline, a Pre-Check service to save applicants valuable time is available. To facilitate this service, please click here and complete the instructions.  This should only be necessary in the event of an urgently arranged meeting.

Send the completed forms and documents to 'Dawson & Sanderson' travel agent (recommended) or CIBT. (For further visa information phone 'Laura' at Dawson & Sanderson on 0191 251 5000). Once you have gathered your personal documents and completed the forms make a copy for your records and submit the originals to the CIBT location listed in the CIBT Application Pack. We will begin processing your order as soon as we receive it. CIBT will email you a summary of your order and will contact you if additional information is required. Submit your originals personal documents and forms to CIBT using one of these delivery options:

Basic Visa Guidelines
  • Passport must be valid for 6 months beyond expiry data of visa.

  • Passport must have at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • 1 Passport sized colour photograph (Taken on a white background & within last 6 months)

  • A letter of invitation with all correct details and stamps.

  • 1 fully completed and signed visa application form.

  • 1 fully completed and signed declaration form.
  • 1 fully completed and signed supplementary form: If you are seeking to work or study in China, or if someone else travelling with you shares the same passportwith you, or if you are making this visa application in a country or territory other than the country of your nationality, please fill out the 'Supplementary Visa Application Form(Form V.2011B)' and submit with this application form. 

  • Despatch to CIBT or alternatively a easier approach is to use Newcastle University recommended travel agent 'Dawson & Sanderson' to process the visa application for a small charge.  The passport is sent with the visa application and it takes approximately 4-5 working days using Dawson and Sanderson travel agents.
  • The Visa form must be filled in using BLOCK capitals and BLACK ink and NO Tipex alterations are allowed.

  • Accomodation where you are staying needs to be stated on form.

Letter of Invitation

The visitor information required to receive a letter of invitation from China:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport No.

Example 2: Letter of Invitation PDF 203Kb

Example 1: Letter of Invitation

China Visa : CIBT Application Pack (UK nationality) PDF 1,130Kb

Application notes for China Visa application (UK Nationality)

China Visa : CIBT Application Pack (German Nationality) PDF 1,108Kb

Application notes for China Visa application (German Nationality)

China Visa : CIBT Application Pack (Mexican Nationality) PDF 1,271Kb

 Application notes for China Visa application (Mexican Nationality)