Instructions on How to Apply for A Chinese Visa
2008/06/05
 

Applications by post are not accepted. Applicants should submit their applications in person or entrust a third party to submit their applications on their behalf to the visa office of Chinese Embassy in Rwanda. Interview may be required by the visa officer if necessary.

Applicants are required to lodge their applications to the Chinese Embassy where they normally and legally reside for Chinese visa.

Applicants should check the issued visa upon collection and if necessary raise any queries at the same time. If there is no immediate inquiry relating to the issued visa, the applicant is held responsible under any circumstances thereafter.

Required documents:

A. All applicants are required to submit the following documents:

1. A valid original passport. There must be spare blank visa pages in the passport. Pages for endorsements or amendments can not be used as a visa page. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months.

2. One completed Chinese visa application form signed by the applicant. Children's application form can be signed by their parents or guardians.

3. One recent passport photograph affixed to the visa application form. Life photos, copied photos and digital photos printed on ordinary paper are not acceptable.

4. For applicants who are not the citizens of Rwanda, a copy of residence card issued by the Rwandan immigration office is required.

B. Additional documents:

1. Tourist visa -- L: a copy of proof of the applicant's financial standing, e.g. bank statements, savings accounts passbooks, return tickets booking proof and documents mentioned in part A.

For applicants who are going to Tibet, a permit issued by Tibetan Tourist Bureau is required. (Fax number of Tibetan Tourist Bureau: 0086-891-6834632, telephone number: 0086-891-6834313)

2. Business visa -- F: An invitation letter/ fax from a Chinese Government department or a Chinese company in Rwanda, a copy of the business license in Rwanda, copy of proof of the applicant's financial standing, e.g. bank statements, savings accounts passbooks, and the documents mentioned in part A.

3. Student visa -- X: JW-201 or JW-202 form issued by the Ministry of Education of China and a letter of admission from a Chinese University / College, one completed foreigner physical examination form, and the documents mentioned in part A.

For the self-supporting study in China, the applicant should provide a copy of proof of the applicant's financial standing, e.g. bank statements, savings accounts passbooks, return tickets booking proof.

4. Work visa -- Z: An employment permit from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security or the State Administration of Foreign Experts of China together with an invitation letter from a relevant Department of Chinese Government or a Government-authorized company, one completed foreigner physical examination form and the documents mentioned in part A.

5. Journalist Visa -- J-1 or J-2: A letter from a relevant Department of Chinese Government and a letter from the employer and the documents mentioned in part A.

6. Transit Visa -- G: A valid visa for the country of destination and the documents mentioned in part A.