1. Passport

You must have a valid passport. Depending on the entry type of the visa, your passport must valid for more than 6 months at the time when you lodge your application.
Single entry must valid for more than 6 months
Double entry must valid for more than 9 months, but preferable for more than 12 months
6 months multiple entry must valid for more than 12 months
12 months multiple entry must valid for more than 18 months
36 months multiple entry business visa for NZ passport holder must valid for more than 42 months, if not, a 12 months or 24 months multiple entry business visa will be issued instead, depending on the actual validity of your passport.

 

2. Photography

One recent (not more than 6 months old) passport size coloured photography, with clear background. No signature required at the back.

 

3. Flight & travel itinerary

Flight itinerary prepared by travel agent is required. You are not required to book or purchase any tickets before visa is granted. If you are unable provide the flight itinerary, then you should have a detailed travel itinerary prepared by travel agent.

 

4. Bank statement / Proof of your employment / travel insurance

This is not generally required unless they are asked by the Chinese Embassy. However, if you are unable to provide neither your flight itinerary nor travel itinerary, then you must provide a bank statement shows you have sufficient fund to support your travel, normally US$100 per day is required. For instance, if you wish to stay in China for 10 days, on your bank statement, you should have at least US$1000 available.

 

5. Previous Chinese Visa / Chinese passport / NZ born Chinese descent

You may ask to provide copies of your previous Chinese Visa (if any) under the following circumstances:
  • you are applying for Chinese Visa using a recent issued passport.
  • you were granted a Chinese visa from another visa office rather than the Chinese Embassy in Wellington.
  • you are applying for a multiple entry visa.
You may ask to provide previous Chinese passport if you were Chinese citizen, and this is the first you are applying for a Chinese Visa.
If a child is born in New Zealand, at the time of birth, one parent of the child is Chinese citizen, the following documents are also required when applying for the Chinese Visa for the first time:
  • Original and copies of passport and NZ visa (if any) of both parents;
  • Original and copies of the child's birth certificate

 

6. New Zealand Visa / Dual(multiple) Citizenship

You must have a valid New Zealand visa to be eligible to apply for the Chinese Visa. If you have dual (or multiple) citizenships and hold valid passports for more than one country. Please make sure a valid New Zealand Visa (or NZ citizenship endorsement ), or NZ immigration stamps (excepts Australian passport holder) on the passport you are going to use for applying for the Chinese Visa.

 

7. Interview

Interview is not required in most circumstances, but it may require in a short notice.

There is no additional documents required for visitor / tourism visa. In most cases, flight itinerary is the only information required by the Chinese Embassy

 

You must provide one of the following supporting documents:

  • Letter of invitation from a company in China
  • Visa Notification Letter issued by a foreign affairs office or authorised central / local government agency
  • Letter from your company states the purpose of the trip with detailed agenda

 

You must provide one of the following supporting documents:

  • Letter of invitation from an organisation / university / school / institution in China
  • Visa Notification Letter issued by a foreign affairs office or authorised central / local government agency

 

including internship, commerical performance, filming and sprots traning

You must provide one of the following supporting documents:

  • Invitation Letter issued by duly authorized entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Chinese entities.
  • Foreigners Employment Permit issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the PRC.
  • or,Permit for Foreign Experts (Foreign Experts Certificate) issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts of the PRC.
  • or,Registration Certificate of Resident Representative Offices of enterprises of foreign countries(regions) issued by Chinese authorities of industrial and commercial administration.
  • or,An approval document for commercial performances issued by the Chinese government authorities for cultural affairs.
  • or, Invitation Letter to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations issued by National Offshore Oil Corporation.

 

This visa is mainly issued to people who are going to China for family visit, whose family members are Chinese citizens, and intend to stay in China for no more than 180 days.

You must provide the following documents

  • Letter of invitation from a family member
  • Copies of the invitee's Chinese identity card
  • Proof of family relationship

 

This visa is mainly issued to people who are going to China for family visit, whose family members are non-Chinese citizen, but live in China for working, studying and hold a Chinese resident permit, and intend to stay in China for no more than 180 days.

You must provide the following documents

  • Letter of invitation from a family member
  • Copies of the invitee's passport and resident permit
  • Proof of family relationship

 

If you intend to study in China for less than 180 day, you must provide one or both of the following documents, depending on what school you will be attending

  • Original and copy of the JW202 form issued by the school / university
  • Original and copy of the admission notice

 

(same as visitor / tourism visa)

 

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(Latest update: 01/03/2016)