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Visa Categories and Basic Documents
2018/05/24

 

Please identify your visa type by the purpose of your visit, then read more on the visa application requirements.

 Categories of Visa

Visa Categories

Description

C

Issued to foreign crew members of means of international transportation, including aircraft, trains and ships, or motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities, or to the accompanying family members of the crew members of the above-mentioned ships.

D

Issued to those who intend to reside in China permanently.

F

Issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study toursand other activities.

G

Issued to those who intend to transit through China.

J1

Issued to resident foreign journalists of foreign news organizations stationed in China. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days.

J2

Issued to foreign journalists who intend to go to China for short-term news coverage. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days.

L

Issued to those who intend to go to China as a tourist.

M

Issued to those who intend to go to China for commercial and trade activities.

Q1

Issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence and intend to go to China for family reunion, or to those who intend to go to China for the purpose of foster care. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days.

"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

Q2

Issued to those who intend to visit their relatives who are Chinese citizens residing in China or foreigners with permanent residence in China. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days.

R

Issued to those who are high-level talents or whose skills are urgently needed in China.

S1

Issued to those who intend to go to China to visit the foreigners working or studying in China to whom they are spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18 or parents-in-law, or to those who intend to go to China for other private affairs. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days.

S2

Issued to those who intend to visit their family members who are foreigners working or studying in China, or to those who intend to go to China for other private matters. The intended duration of stay in China is no more than 180 days.

"family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

X1

Issued to those who intend to study in China for a period of more than 180 days.

X2

Issued to those who intend to study in China for a period of no more than 180 days.

Z

Issued to those who intend to work in China.

1.Here are the basic documents for your visa application :

(1) Passport

Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages, and a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate.

(2) Visa Application Form and Photo

One completed Visa Application Form (printed, no handwriting) with two recently-taken color passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a white background. Click here for more on photo requirements.

(3) Proof of legal stay or residence status. If the applicant is not an Iranian citizen, please present the original copy and photocopy of his/her resident permit in Iran.

(4) Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to foreign citizens who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship)

If you are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport held and a photocopy of its data page.

If you have obtained Chinese visas before and want to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page. (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)

 

2. Here are the supporting documents you need to submit for visa application (categorized by visa type):

 

 

C-Visa

A letter of guarantee issued by a foreign transport company or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China

D-Visa

The original and photocopy of the Confirmation Form for Foreigners Permanent Residence Status issued by the Ministry of Public Security of China.

Please be advised that holders of D Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

F-Visa

   See Notice for Iranian Citizens Applying for Chinese "M" Visa (Business) and "F" Visa (Visit) and F-Visa Invitation Letter Fomat. .

G-Visa

  Applicants should follow the L visa requirements for G visa.

J1-Visa

Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

Applicants should contact the Political Section of this Chinese Embassy in advance to complete relevant formalities.

Pleased be advised that holders of J1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

J2-Visa

Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China or other authorized units in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

Applicants should contact the Political Section of this Chinese Embassy in advance to complete relevant formalities.

L-Visa

See Notice for Iranian Citizens Applying for  "L" Visa.

M-Visa

   See Notice for Iranian Citizens Applying for Chinese "M" Visa (Business) and "F" Visa (Visit)  and M-Visa Invitation Letter Fomat.

 

Q1-Visa

For family reunion, the following documents are required:

(1) An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in China. The invitation letter should include:

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)

b) Information on the visit ( purpose of visit, intended arrival date, place(s) of intended residence, intended duration of residence, arrival and departure dates, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures)

c) Information on the inviting individual (name, telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of legal representative or the inviting individual, ID number, etc.)

(2) Photocopy of Chinese ID of the inviting individual or foreign passport and permanent residence permit.

(3) Original and photocopy of certification showing the relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual.

(4) Applicant's air ticket to China.

"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

For foster care, the following documents are required:

   (1) Foster entrustment notarization issued by Chinese Embassies/Consulates General in foreign countries or Foster Care Power of Attorney notarized and authenticated in the country of residence or in China

   (2) Original and photocopy of the consignor's passport(s), as well as the original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) notarized and authenticated certification showing the relationship between parents or guardians and children.

   (3) A letter of consent on foster care issued by the trustee living in China who has agreed to provide foster care services and a photocopy of the ID of the trustee.

   (4) A photocopy of the certificate indicating the permanent residence status abroad of the parent(s) when the child was born, provided that either or both parents of the child are Chinese citizens.

Please be advised that holders of Q1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

All Q1 visa applicants should present themselves to this Embassy for visa interviews.

Q2-Visa

(1) An invitation letter issued by a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in China. The invitation letter should contain:

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.)

b) Information on the visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures)

c) Information on the inviting individual (name, telephone number, address, ID number, signature etc.)

(2) Photocopy of Chinese ID or foreign passport and permanent residence permit of the inviting individual

(3) Original and photocopy of certification showing the relationship of family members between applicant and inviting individual.

(4) Applicant's round air tickets.

All Q2 visa applicants should present themselves to this Embassy for visa interviews.

R-Visa

   Applications of this visa type are subject to the approval of the competent authority of the Chinese Government.

S1-Visa

(1) An invitation letter from the inviting individual (a foreigner who resides in China for work or study purposes). The letter should include:

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, etc.)

b) Information on the visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place of intended residence, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures, etc.)

c) Information on the inviting individual (name, passport number, telephone number, address, signature, etc.)

(2) A photocopy of the inviting individual's passport and residence permit

(3) Original and photocopy of certification showing the relationship of immediate family members between applicants and inviting individual.

(4) Applicant's air ticket to China.

"immediate family members " here refers to spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18, parents-in-law.

Please be advised that holders of S1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

All S1 visa applicants should present themselves to this Embassy for visa interviews.

S2-Visa

For short-time visit of family members, the following documents are required:

    (1) An invitation letter issued by the inviting individual (a foreigner who resides in China for work or study purposes). The letter should include:

a) Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, passport number,  etc.)

b) Information on the visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures, etc.)

c) Information on the inviting individual (name, passport number, contact telephone number, address, signature, etc.)

(2) A photocopy of the inviting individual's (a foreigner who stays or lives in China for work or studies) passport and residence permit

(3) Photocopy of certification showing the relationship of family members between the applicant and the inviting individual.

"Family members" here refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law.

All S2 visa applicants should present themselves to this Embassy for visa interviews.

X1-Visa

(1) Original and photocopy of the Admission Letter issued by a school, university or other educational entities in China.

(2) Original and photocopy of "Visa Application for Study in China" (Form JW201 or Form JW202).

(3) Scholarship winners should present certification of their scholarship ownership. Self-support applicants are required to present bank statements. The bank statement should prove that the applicant has at least 2500USD each year for his/her study in China.

Please be advised that holders of X1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

All X1 visa applicants should present themselves to this Embassy for visa interviews.

X2-Visa

    X2 visa applicants should follow the X1 visa requirements.

All X2 visa applicants should present themselves to this Embassy for visa interviews.

Z-Visa

Applicants should present one of the following sets of documents:

       (1) Work Permit for Foreign Experts in China issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts .

(2) Registration Certificate of Resident Representative Offices of enterprises of foreign countries (regions) issued by Chinese authorities of industrial and commercial administration.

(3) Approval for commercial performances issued by the Chinese government authorities for cultural affairs.

(4) Letter of Invitation to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations in China issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation.

(5) Employment License for Foreigners from the Ministry of Human Sesourse and Social Security of the PRC.

       (6) Work Permit Notice issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts (photocopy only) .

Please be advised that holders of Z Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

3. Special Reminder

(1) Usually, photocopy of invitation letter is acceptable. However, if necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to submit the original copy of the invitation letter.

(2) If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other supporting documents or supplementary materials, or require an interview with the applicant.

(3) The outcome of visa application is subject to the decision of visa officers.

(4)For more information, please contact us via +98-21-22802772 (Office hours: 8:30-12:15, 14:30-16:15 from Sunday to Thursday).

4. Payment Instruction

(1) Applicants are required to pay their visa fees to the Bank Shahr at the oppoiste side of this Embassy at least 24 hours before they pick up their visas.

(2) Visa charges for Iranian applicant are as follows:

Group Visa for Tourism

80USD

One-entry Visa

100USD

Double-entry Visa

150USD

Multiple-entry Visa within 6 Months

200USD

Multiple-entry Visa within 12 Months

300USD

Visa to the Hong Kong SAR

50USD (20USD communication fee included)

(3) Extra 30USD will charged for every applicant choosing express service.

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