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Citizens of 5 European countries and Malaysia are able to enter China without a visa and stay for up until 15 days

From December 1, 2023, to November 30, 2024, China offers visa-free travel to people holding passports from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia. This trial policy enables citizens of the above countries to enter China without a visa for business, tourism, family visit and transit purposes, and to stay up to 15 days.

China resumes 15-day visa-free travel for citizens of Singapore and Brunei

From July 26, 2023 citizens of Singapore and Brunei holding passports will be able to enter China without a visa for 15 days for business, tourism, family visits and transit.

For citizens of other countries, visas are still required to enter mainland China.

For a visa application from the European Union, the following documents are usually required:

  • Passport (valid for at least 6 months)
  • Completed visa application form
  • One passport photograph
  • Airline ticket (round trip) or the itinerary
  • Official Chinese hotel confirmation letter
  • Invitation letter (original only)

The homepage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China at (Missions Overseas => Chinese Embassies) features a link to your country's embassy where you can download and print the visa application form and get additional information on the application procedure.

Latest News: Chinese embassies abroad temporarily reduce visa fees

From Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024, Chinese embassies and consulates abroad will implement a temporary measure, reducing visa fees to 75 percent of the current rates, according to a statement published by the Chinese Foreign Ministry. The local Chinese diplomatic and consular missions are available for more information, the statement said.

After the decision of managing COVID-19 as a Class B infectious disease on Jan. 8, 2023, the Chinese government has continued to optimize visa and entry policies for foreigners to promote people-to-people exchanges.

We strongly recommend submitting your application more than a month before leaving. Besides, an official invitation letter is necessary for foreigners to apply for a visa to China based on the current policy.

Please contact us if you need an invitation letter – it will be provided free of charge by our office in Shanghai.