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✓ We specialise in processing all types of Chinese visas: business(M), tourist/cruise(L), family(Q), work(Z), F, X visas etc.

✓ We are an established professional UK VAT-registered agency with over 30,000 satisfied individual and corporate customers UK-wide since 2008. Our staff has over 20 years of experience in processing visas - you can rely on our practical knowledge.

✓ NO appointments and NO personal visits necessary - apply on-line and by post. We will do the legwork for you.

✓ All residents of the United Kingdom (London, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) are welcome.

✓ Currently, we are able to process Chinese visas for the nationals of the UK, EU, USA, Canada, Australia, N. Z., Russia, S. America and some other countries.

✓ In the emergency, we can process your Chinese visa within 27 hours of receiving your application - this is the fastest service available in the UK.

✓ We recommend using the Royal Mail Next Day Delivery for sending your application to us. Payments are accepted on-line, by BACS, cheque, P.O, or cash.

✓ Feel free to email us your visa forms before posting them - we will check them free of charge to ensure your application goes as smoothly as possible.

Prices for UK passport holders only:

From 2016 the Chinese Government stopped issuing short-term visas to UK nationals except for special purposes such as sporting/academic visits or in some exceptional cases. All visas for UK passport holders are now 2-years multiple-entry, for stays of up to 90 days at each entry. Even if you are going to China for just one day there is nothing less than a 2-year visa; this change is not specific to our agency, this is a universal change in accordance with the reciprocal agreement between China and the UK (last update - 20.07.2017).

Our all-inclusive prices include the actual visa ready for your travels, all visa centre/consular fees, our processing fees, and the VAT.






* 27 Hours Service - if we receive your complete visa application by 12 noon on a business day, your visa will be issued at 3 PM on the next business day. It can then be picked up from us by a courier of your choice or sent to you by the Royal Mail Next Day Guaranteed Special Delivery for an overnight delivery.

Prices for EU (except the UK), OZ, NZ and third countries passport holders:

There are many variations in visa types and the prices available to nationals of the EU (except the UK), USA, Canada, Australia and other non-EU countries. Some countries' nationals can still apply for short single or double-entry visas. The application documents in most cases are the same as for the UK nationals as described below. As an example of the prices for the EU nationals, currently a SINGLE-ENTRY 3-MONTHS CHINESE VISA processed within 5 working days costs £109. Other speeds of service and visa types (double-entry, multiple-entry) are available for EU, USA, Canada and Third countries nationals - please contact us for more details.


Please note that the above processing times are based on us receiving your complete application before 12 noon on a business day. Please also note that we are not affiliated with the Chinese governmental bodies - the acceptance of your visa application, the granting of the visa, its type and its terms are always at the sole discretion of the Chinese Consulate, and a visa of reduced validity may be provided to cover the necessary time in China, at the consulates discretion and depending on supporting documents provided on application.


Step 1: Download, print and complete (by hand or by typing) the following two forms:

  1. 1. Chinese Visa Application form.
  2. 2. Chinese Visa Order Form.

NB: if you hold a UK passport and applying for a tourist, business or a family visa, please state "2-year multi-entry" in the "Other" section of the box 2.2.

Step 2: Once both forms are completed, please make sure that you also send the following:

• PASSPORT and a photocopy of your passport's information page. The passport must have at least two blank pages and be valid.

• A PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPH glued to your application form. The photo should be approximately 33mm by 48mm in size and should be taken against a light background (white or off-white), with your full face, without sunglasses, a hat or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief or ethnic background. The space between the crown and the upper edge of the photo should be between 3mm and 5mm. The space between the chin and the bottom edge of the photo should be around 7mm.

• FOR TOURIST VISAS - 1) If you are staying in commercial accommodation (for example hotels or airbnb), you need to send us a copy of your flight and accommodation bookings with your name shown on them. 2) If you are staying in private accommodation, you need to send us a letter of invitation from your host in China (this should be a signed letter from a permanent resident in China and can be a scanned copy sent to you by email). The invitation should contain: Your full name, your gender, and date of birth. Your intended entry and exit dates to/from China. Your purpose of visit and intended destinations in China. Your means of financial support while in China, for example "myself", "my company" etc. Your relationship to the inviter, the inviter's full name, passport or ID number, full address and contact telephone number. A copy of both sides of your inviter's Chinese ID card (if the inviter is a Chinese citizen), and a copy of your inviter's passport and Chinese visa (if the inviter is not a Chinese citizen). If you are staying in private accommodation, you do not have to send us your flight/accommodation booking.

• FOR BUSINESS VISAS - a letter from an officially registered company with official stamp and inviter's signature. The invitation should include: Your full name, your gender and date of birth. Your intended entry and exit dates to/from China. Your purpose of visit and intended destination(s) in China. Your means of financial support while in China, for example "inviter", "company" etc. The invitation should be made on the inviting organisation's letterhead containing its name, address, and telephone number.

• PRE-PAID SPECIAL DELIVERY return addressed envelope available from the post office. NB: Pre-franked and pre-dated envelopes are not accepted by the Post Office on return. If you are sending more than one visa application and the visas / passports are to be sent back to the same address, you can send all applications in one envelope and provide one envelope for returning your documents to you.

Step 3: Please Also Read Carefully Before Sending Your Application:

• If you were born outside the UK, EU, USA, Canada, South Africa, South America, Russia, India, Australia, or NZ please contact us before applying.

• If you are applying for work or any other visa with an invitation letter from a "Duly Authorised Unit" please contact us before applying.

• Any applicant under the age of 7 must provide a copy of their birth certificate and copies of both parents passports.

• Any children under the age of 16 not applying with a parent must have written permission/consent for their travel from both parents.

• Any applicants under the age of 18 must have both the Visa Application form and our Order Form signed by one of their parents.

• You do not require a visa if you are only staying in Hong Kong, although, if you would like to enter mainland China at any point you will require a visa.

• Please bear in mind that the Chinese Consulate does not refund the fees should you cancel or change your application or trip details. Therefore, please make sure that the type and the validity dates of the visa you request will cover your trip.

• If you have previously held a Chinese passport and this is your first ever Chinese visa application, please contact us before applying.

• We are unable to process your application, if you have a criminal record.

• Anyone whose occupation is ‘journalist’ or in the media should contact the Chinese Consulate directly regarding their application.

• We are unable to process your application if you are planning on travelling to Tibet and/or Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

• The acceptance of your visa application, the granting of any Chinese visa, its type and its terms are always at the sole discretion of the Chinese Consulate.

Step 4: Payment.

Payment should be made by the time we receive your application. Payment can be made by cheque or postal order made payable to Travel Direct (UK) Ltd., by a bank transfer, or on-line (below). When paying on-line using your bank card please state your payment transaction ID on the "Chinese Visa Order form" (you will receive the Worldpay transaction ID by email after completing the payment) . When paying by a bank transfer (including the internet banking transfers and BACS payments) please state the applicant's surname as reference. Please bear in mind that a bank card surcharge of 2.9% will be applied to all orders paid on-line. There is no payment processing surcharge if you pay by cheque, postal order, cash or bank transfer.


Travel Direct UK ltd. Sortcode: 801120. Account: 06030445. SWIFT CODE/BIC: BOFSGB21002. IBAN: GB33 BOFS 80112006030445.

ON-LINE PAYMENT LINKS FOR PAYING BY DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS - please click on the type of visa required:

Chinese Visa, 5 working days processing £175.00

Chinese Visa, 4 working days processing £190.00

Chinese Visa, 3 working days processing £230.00

Chinese Visa, 2 working days processing £250.00

Chinese Visa, 27 hours processing £350.00

If you require a detailed VAT receipt/invoice please contact us.


Make sure all is ready and completed above then send your application to...

  • Travel Direct (UK) Ltd
  • CBC House
  • 24 Canning street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 8EG


    Once we receive your application, we start working on it immediately. Our aim is to lodge your application to the Chinese consulate for processing as early as possible (both the Chinese consulate and the Chinese visa processing centre in Edinburgh are a short walking distance from us). Before submitting your application, we will check your forms and other documents, and if we spot any problems we will contact you immediately by phone and/or by email. Once your visa is issued, we will send you an email confirming that the passport/visa is on the way to you. When you receive the visa please check the details, and contact us if you have any questions, we will be happy to help with your queries.