Important Information

China Visa Application Form Update

With immediate effect, the Chinese Visa Application Centre have advised that all China visa application forms must now be typed using the "fillable" version of the visa application form. Handwritten visa application forms will no longer be accepted. Visa application forms cannot be amended manually and must be free of corrections and/or whiteout. If an error is made, a new "fillable" visa form must be completed.

Please refer to the "Visa Application Form" hover box or contact CIBTvisas for further details.

Duration of Stay in China
There is no visa required for a stay of up to 15 days. The requirements in this application kit pertain to travellers wishing to stay in China for 15 days or more.

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an China Visa for Singapore Citizens

  1. Visa May Be Required

    A visa is not required for stays not exceeding 15 days. The traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid a least six months on entry with two blank visa pages
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds for the duration of stay
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Hold proof of a confirmed onward/return flight within 15 days of arrival
    • Confirm with the airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa as these conditions are subject to change

    For stays exceeding 15 days a visa is required and must be obtained prior to arrival. Please refer to the CIBTvisas application pack for further details.

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond the length of your requested visa (e.g. if you are requesting a 6 month visa your passport must be valid for 12 months)

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow http://cibtvisas.sg/photo-service.php to upload your photo.

     

     

    Alternatively, you may provide one colour, passport-type photograph that meets the following strict criteria (guidelines provided by the Chinese Embassy of Singapore can be found in this kit):

    • Be taken within the last 6 months against an all-white background, with no edge frame
    • Be printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be 48 mm by 33 mm; width of head: 15mm-22mm; height of head: 28mm – 33mm
    • Head position: =20°left or right tilt, and =25°up or down tilt
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression with eyes open, lips closed and ears visible
    • There should be no extra movement or objects visible in the photo
    • Eyeglasses are allowed except thick-rimmed, tinted or glare glasses
    • Clothing should not be identical to the background
    • Jewellry should not be worn
    • Hat or other head wears are only permitted due to religious reasons
    • There should be no damages or impurities on the photo, no permeation or shadow over the face
    • Photo should be in natural tone, but not over or under exposed, red-eyed or distorted
    • Your photo should be glued to the designated section of the visa application form (in the absence of a designated area, affix to the top right or top left corner)

  4. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    A clear colour copy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  5. Letter of Invitation

    Applicants must provide a Letter of Invitation from the Chinese Business Counterparts. A copy can be provided. This letter must:

    • Be in English or Chinese
    • Be addressed to the China Embassy
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include information of the applicant indicated on the passport ID page (Full name, date of birth, gender, passport no, issue date, expiry date & passport issuing authority)
    • Specify in detail the purpose of journey (including place of visit, arrival and departure dates, relations
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Include an acceptance of financial responsibility for the applicant
    • Be signed by the legal representative of the company  or the inviting individual
    • Must have the company stamp on the letter 

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip.  Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket showing entry and exit dates
    • Show the traveler's full name as it appears in the passport

  7. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form (do not print double sided).

    The Visa Application Form must:

    • Be typed (not handwritten) using the "fillable" version of the application form which can be found in the CIBTvisas Application Pack 
    • Be free of any corrections or whiteout  
    • Be completed and signed by the applicant - the signature on the visa application form must match the signature in the applicants passport
    • Have answers to ALL questions - If the question is not relevant please complete with "Not Applicable or "N/A". Blank fields will not be accepted
    • If someone other than the traveller is filling up the visa form, they must additionally complete and sign Part 5 and provide a clear copy of their IC (EP, NRIC, Blue IC, SPASS etc.) or passport bio page

    Please Note: Visa Application forms which have been handwritten or include whiteout and/or corrections, will not be accepted by the Chinese Visa Application Centre.

    CIBTvisas provides a guide to assist you in completing the application. To access the guide follow this link: http://cibtvisas.sg/forms?formname=Guide To Completing A China Visa Application Form.pdf or type the address into your browser.

  8. CIBTvisas - Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

  9. Place of Birth

    If the applicant was born in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macau, they must provide:

    • A copy of their previous China visa

    If the applicant has not had a previous visa for China, they must provide:

    • A copy of the passport identification page and cancelled information page from the old China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macau passport

    Please Note: Further documentation may be requested at the discretion of the Embassy.

  10. Applicants with Media Occupations

    If the applicant works for a company associated with the media, they must supply an additional original business introduction letter. The letter must:

    • Be addressed to the China Embassy 
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Include the applicant’s passport number
    • Include the applicant’s designation
    • Include a brief description of the nature of the applicant’s company 
    • Specify in detail the purpose of journey and if is not media related, clearly indicate that the visit is  not media related or engaging in any media coverage
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Include an acceptance of financial responsibility for the applicant
    • Be signed by the applicant's supervisor or the company's HR department

    An original personal declaration letter is also required. The letter must:

    • Be addressed to the China Embassy 
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Include the applicant’s passport number
    • Include the applicant’s designation
    • Include a brief description of the nature of the applicant’s company 
    • Specify in detail the purpose of journey and if it is not media related, clearly indicate that the visit is not media related or engaging in any media coverage
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Be signed by the applicant

    An original invitation letter from Chinese business counterparts is also required. The letter must:

    • Be in English
    • Be addressed to the China Embassy
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include information of the applicant
    • Specify in detail the purpose of journey and if is not media related, clearly indicate that the visit is not media related or engaging in any media coverage
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Include an acceptance of financial responsibility for the applicant
    • Include a brief description of the nature of the company
    • Be signed by the applicant's supervisor or the company's HR department in China company

    Processing time and visa validity granted will be subject to the Chinese Embassy’s discretion. CIBT cannot assist to obtain invitations for applicants with media related occupations.

  11. Multiple Entry Visa Applicants

    Applicants requesting a 6 Month or 12 Month Multiple entry business visa must provide copies of their previous Chinese business visa. If the visa is in a previous passport, a clear colour copy of the previous passport biodata page is also required.

    Please note: 6 month and 12 month multiple entry business visas are issued at the discretion of the Chinese Embassy in Singapore.

  12. Travellers Born In or Travelled to Turkey

    Applicants who were born in Turkey or who have travelled to Turkey must provide an original personal letter. This letter should state the detailed reasons for travel to Turkey and specify the exact date(s) of entry, exit, and duration of the stay(s).

    This letter must also be:

    • Be addressed to the Chinese Embassy of Singapore
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the company stamp
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Specify the purpose of journey to China
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Be signed by the Legal Representative of the inviting company or inviting individual

  13. Withdrawal of Applications

    Please note the Chinese Embassy discourages the withdrawal of an application once submitted

  14. Traveller Registration Service (Highly Recommended)

    CIBTvisas recommends that Singapore citizens register with the Traveller Registration Service. CIBTvisas will register your overseas trip(s) with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Registering your trip details enables the Singapore Missions overseas to contact and locate you in the event of an emergency or crisis, and provide you with consular assistance where deemed necessary. Stay informed and safe by having CIBTvisas subscribe you to the Traveller Registration Service. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form included in the CIBTvisas Application Pack and send it to us with the rest of your documents.

Important Information

China Visa Application Form Update

With immediate effect, the Chinese Visa Application Centre have advised that all China visa application forms must now be typed using the "fillable" version of the visa application form. Handwritten visa application forms will no longer be accepted. Visa application forms cannot be amended manually and must be free of corrections and/or whiteout. If an error is made, a new "fillable" visa form must be completed.

Please refer to the "Visa Application Form" hover box or contact CIBTvisas for further details.

Duration of Stay in China
There is no visa required for a stay of up to 15 days.  The requirements in this application kit pertain to travellers wishing to stay in China for 15 days or more.

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an China Visas for Singapore Citizens

  1. Visa May Be Required

    A visa is not required for stays not exceeding 15 days. The traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid a least six months on entry with two blank visa pages
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds for the duration of stay
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Hold proof of a confirmed onward/return flight within 15 days of arrival
    • Confirm with the airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa as these conditions are subject to change

    For stays exceeding 15 days a visa is required and must be obtained prior to arrival. Please refer to the CIBTvisas application pack for further details.

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond the length of your requested visa (e.g. if you are requesting a 6 month visa your passport must be valid for 12 months)

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow http://cibtvisas.sg/photo-service.php to upload your photo.

     

     

    Alternatively, you may provide one colour, passport-type photograph that meets the following strict criteria (guidelines provided by the Chinese Embassy of Singapore can be found in this kit):

    • Be taken within the last 6 months against an all-white background, with no edge frame
    • Be printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be 48 mm by 33 mm; width of head: 15mm-22mm; height of head: 28mm – 33mm
    • Head position: =20°left or right tilt, and =25°up or down tilt
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression with eyes open, lips closed and ears visible
    • There should be no extra movement or objects visible in the photo
    • Eyeglasses are allowed except thick-rimmed, tinted or glare glasses
    • Clothing should not be identical to the background
    • Jewellry should not be worn
    • Hat or other head wears are only permitted due to religious reasons
    • There should be no damages or impurities on the photo, no permeation or shadow over the face
    • Photo should be in natural tone, but not over or under exposed, red-eyed or distorted
    • Your photo should be glued to the designated section of the visa application form (in the absence of a designated area, affix to the top right or top left corner)

  4. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip.  Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket showing entry and exit dates
    • Show the traveler's full name as it appears in the passport
    • Include a copy of the hotel confirmation

    Double entry visas: Two flight itineraries must be provided for double entry visa applications. The first itinerary must show the first entry & exit dates to China. The second itinerary must show that the applicant is required to enter China within a short period of time from the first entry (e.g Travellers who are on cruise and are travelling to two destinations in China).

    Please note that it will be at the discretion of the Chinese Embassy to approve a double entry visa.

    If staying with family or friends the following must be supplied:

    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel - If you are requesting a double or multiple entry visa, the itinerary and invitation must specify all entries and exits
    • A photocopy of the inviting party’s passport and residence permit/visa or copy of front and back of their Chinese ID card if a Chinese national.
    • An invitation letter which must contain:
      a) Information of the applicant (incl. full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
      b) Information regarding the visit (incl. purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relationship between the applicant and the inviting party, and details of any financial support to be provided during the stay in China)
      c) Information of the inviting individual (incl. name, contact telephone number, address, signature of individual).
    • If visiting a family member the applicant must supply a photocopy of their certification of kinship i.e. marriage certificate, birth certificate or notarized certification of kinship issued by the Chinese Public Security Bureau showing the relationship of family members between applicants and inviting parties. ("Family member" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law)

  5. CIBTvisas - Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

  6. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form (do not print double sided).

    The Visa Application Form must:

    • Be typed (not handwritten) using the "fillable" version of the application form which can be found in the CIBTvisas Application Pack 
    • Be free of any corrections or whiteout  
    • Be completed and signed by the applicant - the signature on the visa application form must match the signature in the applicants passport
    • Have answers to ALL questions - If the question is not relevant please complete with "Not Applicable or "N/A". Blank fields will not be accepted
    • If someone other than the traveller is filling up the visa form, they must additionally complete and sign Part 5 and provide a clear copy of their IC (EP, NRIC, Blue IC, SPASS etc.) or passport bio page

    Please Note: Visa Application forms which have been handwritten or include whiteout and/or corrections, will not be accepted by the Chinese Visa Application Centre.

    CIBTvisas provides a guide to assist you in completing the application. To access the guide follow this link: http://cibtvisas.sg/forms?formname=Guide To Completing A China Visa Application Form.pdf or type the address into your browser.

  7. Place of Birth

    If the applicant was born in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macau, they must provide:

    • A copy of their previous China visa

    If the applicant has not had a previous visa for China, they must provide:

    • A copy of the passport identification page and cancelled information page from the old China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macau passport

    Please Note: Further documentation may be requested at the discretion of the Embassy.

  8. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    A clear colour copy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  9. Applicants with Media Occupations

    If the applicant works for a company associated with the media, they must supply an additional business introduction letter. The letter must:

    • Be addressed to the China Embassy
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Specify in detail the purpose of journey and if is not media related, clearly indicate that the visit is  not media related or engaging in any media coverage
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Include an acceptance of financial responsibility for the applicant
    • Be signed by the applicant's supervisor or the company's HR department

    A personal letter is also required. The letter must:

    • Be addressed to the China Embassy
    • Specify in detail the purpose of journey and if it is not media related, clearly indicate that the visit is not media related or engaging in any
      media coverage
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Be signed by the applicant

    Processing time and visa validity granted will be subject to the Chinese Embassy’s discretion. CIBT cannot assist to obtain invitations for applicants with media related occupations.

  10. Travellers Born In or Travelled to Turkey

    Applicants who were born in Turkey or who have travelled to Turkey must provide an original personal letter. This letter should state the detailed reasons for travel to Turkey and specify the exact date(s) of entry, exit, and duration of the stay(s).

    This letter must also be:

    • Be addressed to the Chinese Embassy of Singapore
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the company stamp
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Specify the purpose of journey to China
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Be signed by the Legal Representative of the inviting company or inviting individual

  11. Traveller Registration Service (Highly Recommended)

    CIBTvisas recommends that Singapore citizens register with the Traveller Registration Service. CIBTvisas will register your overseas trip(s) with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Registering your trip details enables the Singapore Missions overseas to contact and locate you in the event of an emergency or crisis, and provide you with consular assistance where deemed necessary. Stay informed and safe by having CIBTvisas subscribe you to the Traveller Registration Service. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form included in the CIBTvisas Application Pack and send it to us with the rest of your documents.

  12. Withdrawal of Applications

    Please note the Chinese Embassy discourages the withdrawal of an application once submitted

News and Alerts

URGENT CHINA UPDATE

NO HANDWRITTEN VISA FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE CHINA VISA APPLICATION CENTRE EFFECT MONDAY 18 JULY 2016

The China Visa Application Centre has instructed that effective 18 July 2016, all China visa forms must be typed, no handwritten visa forms will be accepted.   Forms cannot be amended manually, they must be free of correction and or whiteouts.  If an error is made please complete the section requiring change online.

Concierge Service

Too busy to manage your visa or passport request?  Use the CIBTvisas Concierge Service and have a dedicated specialist manage the entire application process from start to finish. The CIBTvisas Concierge Service provides our highest level of hands-on, customised service.

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Pre-Checking Service

Have an urgent visa application with tight deadline?  Use CIBTvisas Visa Pre-Check to save valuable time.  Experienced CIBTvisas specialists will review and check your documents to confirm that your application is ready to be submitted or if there is information that needs to be corrected. Pre-Check is available via email or at our offices in person (time restrictions apply).

Learn more about Visa Pre-Check