UK national to China Work visa

Visa Requirements: 
  • Valid passport with at least two blank pages and valid for 3 months beyond visa validity date (how to renew your passport)
  • Passport copy
  • 1 recent passport size photo
  • 1 completed, signed application form (please click here to download)
  • Visa approval (see below for details)
  • Copies of previous Chinese visas (if applicable)
  • Order form (please click here to download)
Supporting Information: 

Visa validity
Work visas are granted for a single entry during three months following issue date and converted into a multiple entry long-term visa in China by the applicant's employer.

Visa approval
One of the following:

  • Both original and copy of Alien Employment License of the People’s Republic of China issued by the Chinese government authority for Human Resources and Social Security;
  • Both original and copy of Permit for Foreign Experts Working in China issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts;
  • Copy of Notification Letter of Foreigner's Work Permit in the People's Republic of China;
  • Both original and copy of Letter of Invitation to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations in China issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation;
  • Registration certificate of the resident representative office of foreign (regional) enterprises issued by related administrative department of industry and commerce;
  • Commercial performance over than 90 days: Original and a copy of An approval document for commercial performance issued by Chinese government authority for Cultural Affairs .
  • Commercial performance less than 90 days: Original and a copy of An approval document for commercial performance issued by Chinese government authority for Cultural Affairs and a copy of Notification Letter of Foreigner's Work Permit in the People's Republic of China;

Fingerprinting
The consulate might request the applicant to submit their fingerprints. An appointment slot will be arranged upon submission of the application. If successful, the visa is normally ready in 2 working days after the appointment date. AnyVisa will provide instructions on fingerprinting process should it be required. 

Dual nationals
Dual nationals must submit both original passports. Applicants must apply using the passport that allows them to reside in the UK: If one holds UK and EU passports, they must use their UK passport. EU and non-EU passport, must use the EU passport. 

 

AnyVisa Solution:
The following is included in our service:

  • Priority fingerprinting appointment
  • Guided submission with one of our representatives - London only
  • Advise on supporting documents that may be required
  • Quality check of application materials prior to submission
  • Visa fee payment on behalf of the applicant for consolidated billing

Applications submitted in London
Full guidance on submission process will be provided. After the submission is done we will:

  • Collect the visa
  • Check it for errors and typos
  • Deliver it back to the traveller

Applications submitted in Edinburgh or Manchester
Once we check the scans of your application materials, we will contact the applicant to arrange submission appointment. Unfortunately, we offer guided submissions in London only (there is no restrictions where in the UK applications can be submitted).

The applicant must attend the Visa Centre on the appointment date and time to submit their documents & fingerprints and pay appropriate visa fee. Full guidance on submission will be provided.

Passport with visa will be delivered to the traveller by the Visa Centre. Important - Please email us a copy of your visa so we can check it for errors.

Handling Fees: 

Visa type
Processing time at the Consulate
Visa fee
Handling fee (exc VAT)
Total
Single entry valid for 3 months 
4 working days
£151
£65
£229
3 working days £178 £65 £256

 

Next steps:
Applications submitted in London
Please gather the above listed required documents and send them to us for processing.

Sending your documents
You can deliver your documents to our office:

  • by AnyVisa courier (London; courier delivery fees); please let us know when your documents are ready for collection
  • in person or by your courier service at any time between 9am and 6pm from Monday to Friday
  • by post via Royal Mail Special Delivery for arrival before 1pm (do not post for Saturday delivery unless prearranged with one of our representative)

Delivery back options
Please follow this link for delivery options.

Applications submitted in Manchester and Edinburgh
 

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