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Chinese Visas

Telephone: +44 (0)131 272 2775 (Mon - Fri, 9AM - 2PM)

e-mail: (Mon - Sun, 8AM - 8PM)

✓ We are a professional visa agency with over 40,000 satisfied individual and corporate clients since 2008.

✓ All visa types: business (M), tourist/cruise (L), work (Z), F (academic/sports/cultural), X (study), Q, S etc.

✓ All residents of the United Kingdom (London, England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland) are welcome.

✓ All payment methods are accepted: credit/debit cards including AmEx, postal orders, online, BACS & cash.

Prices and Processing times (updated 16 August 2019):

(Our all-inclusive prices include the actual visa ready for your travels, the Chinese embassy fees and our admin fees).

• CHINESE VISA (for persons aged 14-70 years, requires fingerprinting), 4 WORKING DAYS PROCESSING - £270.00 (Incl. VAT)

• CHINESE VISA (for persons aged 14-70 years, requires fingerprinting), FAST TRACK 48 H PROCESSING - £380.00 (Incl. VAT)

• CHINESE VISA BY POST (available to persons aged under 14 / over 70), 5 WORKING DAYS PROCESSING - £240.00 (Incl. VAT)

• CHINESE VISA BY POST (available to persons aged under 14 / over 70), 2 WORKING DAYS PROCESSING - £290.00 (Incl. VAT)

Processing times start from the time of submission of your application/fingerprints to the Chinese consulate, include working days only and do not include postage/delivery time. For example, if a Fast Track 48 hours application is submitted to the Chinese consulate on Monday morning, your visa will be ready on Wednesday morning, an application submitted on Tuesday will have the visa issued on Thursday and so on.


Step 1: Complete the following form:

Chinese Visa Application Form. Your personal data will not be passed to any third parties except where it is required for the visa processing purposes.

Step 2: Please also prepare the following items:

• VALID PASSPORT, it must have at least two blank pages. Your passport will be kept by the Chinese consulate for the duration of the visa processing.

• FOR BUSINESS VISAS: Letter of invitation, this has to be a letter from a Chinese company/organisation with the company stamp and the inviter's signature.

• FOR TOURIST VISAS: A copy of your travel bookings with your name shown on them, or a letter of invitation from your host in China.

• FOR WORK (Z) VISAS: a copy of the work permit from your Chinese employer. The earliest you can apply for a Z visa is 3 months prior to your entry to China.

• PRE-PAID SPECIAL DELIVERY return addressed envelope available from the Post Office.

Step 3: Make payment.

Payment should be made by the time we receive your application form as we start working on it immediately. Payment can be made by postal order made payable to Travel Direct (UK) Ltd., by a bank transfer, or on-line (below). When paying by a bank transfer please state the applicant's surname as reference. If you require a detailed VAT receipt/invoice please contact us.

Bank details for bank and internet transfers:

Travel Direct UK ltd. Sortcode: 801120. Account: 06030445. SWIFT CODE/BIC: BOFSGB21002. IBAN: GB33 BOFS 80112006030445.

On-line links for paying by debit / credit cards - please click on the type of service required:

Chinese Visa (for under 14's and over 70's only), 5 working days processing £240.00

Chinese Visa (for under 14's and over 70's only), 2 working days processing £290.00

Chinese Visa, 4 working days processing £270.00

Chinese Visa, 48 hours processing £380.00


After receiving your application form and the payment, we will process and prepare your documents for the Chinese embassy. Depending on the urgency of your visa application we will contact you within 30 min (for most urgent applications) and 2 working days (for regular applications) by phone or by email to arrange an appointment for your bio-metrics (fingerprints) to be taken. Once the visa is issued, we will collect it and send it to you by post or a courier of your choice.