All foreign nationals must obtain a visa for a visit to China. It is essential that the China visa is obtained prior to travel.
China visas can only be processed three months prior to the start date of your tour or tailor-made holiday. Standard visas take on average 9 to 10 working days to process plus return postage time. You must leave a minimum of 3 weeks before your trip to ensure you get your visa on time. If you need your visa faster then you’ll need to pay an express visa fee.
NOTE: Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of return from China.
When applying for a visa you will be required to provide a list of the hotels that you will be staying in throughout your holiday. For the list of the hotels we use on our tours in China please click here.
Agency Licence Number:
In your application you will also need to provide our Agency Licence number: 91370102163043590B
Proof of Travel Arrangements:
In order to obtain a visa you will also need to provide proof of your travel arrangements. Once you have booked and we have received a scanned copy of your passport we will provide you with relevant paperwork that your local embassy requires to process your visa. If you are a resident of the UK, Ireland, US, Canada or South Africa, this proof will be in the form of Hotel Confirmation Vouchers.
Please note that the Hotel Confirmation Vouchers are in Mandarin and are simply required for visa application purposes. You do not need to take them on tour with you and there is no need for you to attempt to translate them. You will not require a confirmation voucher for any nights spent on an overnight train.