Notice on a Partial Resumption of Service from March 23rd
Following recent guidance issued by the UK government, the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Manchester (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Visa Centre’) will start a partial resumption of  service from March 23rd 2021.

1) The Visa Centre will be open on every Tuesdays from 10:00 to 14:00 for legalisation application.

2) The processing time for legalisation application  will be 7 days from the date of  submission. For example, if you lodge your application on 23 March,  you can collect your legalisation on 30 March. Collection service will be on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 14:00.

Express service is not available.

Postal return service will take approximately two weeks from the date of submission.

*The processing time might be longer if the General Consulate requires further documents. In this case, the Visa Centre will contact the applicant for a new collection date.

3) An appointment is also required for legalisation application.

4)  Following the General Consulate's visa requirements, the Chinese Visa Centre in Manchester can accept ordinary visa applications from the following applicants only.
(1) Applicant who has obtained an "Invitation Letter (PU/TE)" or a "Verification Confirmation of Invitation" issued by the Foreign Affairs Office of the provincial government or the provincial department of commerce of the intended place of visit for visiting China for economic, trade, scientific or technological purposes;
(2) Applicant who has obtained a "Notification Letter of Foreigners Work Permit" as well as an "Invitation Letter (PU/TE)" or a "Verification Confirmation of Invitation" for working in China;
(3) Applicant who intends to visit an immediate family member (foreign nationals included) in China (including parents, spouse, children, grandparents, grandchildren) who is in critical medical condition and in need of care, or to arrange funeral matters of an immediate family member in China ; Photocopies of medical certificate or death certificate, proof of relationships (including birth certificate, marriage certificate, Chinese household registration, certificate letter from the local police bureau in China, notarial certificate of kinship, etc.), and an invitation letter and the ID photo copy from relatives in China are required.
(4) Applicant who qualifies for a crew (C) visa.
(5) Applicant (including accompanying spouse and children under the age of 18) who qualifies for a high-level talent (R) visa.

All visa applicants should send an email with scanned copy of all the required documents to Manchester visa centre (manchestercentre@visaforchina.org). Once pre-approved, you will be invited to attend an appointment at the visa centre to submit your visa application. Applications will not be accepted by post - applicants must come in person to the centre.   Children under the age of 14 and adults above the age of 70 are not required to go to the CVASC for biometric information collection.

Please note that the online application form will no longer be valid or retrievable after 30 days from the date when you fill in the form. Please ensure that you book an appointment and submit your visa application within 30 days of filling in your online application form.

5) According to the relevant government social distancing policy, the Visa Centre must maintain a proper number of applicants inside the building at any time. We may need to ask applicants to wait outside of the centre for extended time if necessary. We suggest that all applicants make the appropriate arrangements and prepare for extended delays.

6) Please be reminded that since May of 2018, all application fees need to be paid in full after being successfully accepted by the Visa Centre. The Visa Centre will have to terminate and return applications where no fees have been paid on the day of submission. To avoid unnecessary disruption to your application, please make full payment immediately after we accept your documents.

7) Health and hygiene requirements:

To make sure that the Visa Centre is  safe for all applicants and staff, please wear a proper face covering and expect obligatory temperature checks. Applicants will be denied entry if they don’t follow the Visa Centre’s guidance. Please  leave the Visa Centre after lodging your application  as soon as possible so other applicants  may enter and submit their applications.

We will keep you updated about any further changes. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Chinese Visa Application Service Centre, Manchester
16 March 2021

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Business Hours:(Monday - Friday) Visa application: 9:00-15:00   Payment and collection 9:00-16:00 
Location: Ground Floor, 71 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HR

Call:44-1612369619   Fax:44-1612445883     

Email:manchestercentre@visaforchina.org

Notice on a Partial Resumption of Service from March 23rd
Following recent guidance issued by the UK government, the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Manchester (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Visa Centre’) will start a partial resumption of  service from March 23rd 2021.

1) The Visa Centre will be open on every Tuesdays from 10:00 to 14:00 for legalisation application.

2) The processing time for legalisation application  will be 7 days from the date of  submission. For example, if you lodge your application on 23 March,  you can collect your legalisation on 30 March. Collection service will be on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 14:00.

Express service is not available.

Postal return service will take approximately two weeks from the date of submission.

*The processing time might be longer if the General Consulate requires further documents. In this case, the Visa Centre will contact the applicant for a new collection date.

3) An appointment is also required for legalisation application.

4)  Following the General Consulate's visa requirements, the Chinese Visa Centre in Manchester can accept ordinary visa applications from the following applicants only.
(1) Applicant who has obtained an "Invitation Letter (PU/TE)" or a "Verification Confirmation of Invitation" issued by the Foreign Affairs Office of the provincial government or the provincial department of commerce of the intended place of visit for visiting China for economic, trade, scientific or technological purposes;
(2) Applicant who has obtained a "Notification Letter of Foreigners Work Permit" as well as an "Invitation Letter (PU/TE)" or a "Verification Confirmation of Invitation" for working in China;
(3) Applicant who intends to visit an immediate family member (foreign nationals included) in China (including parents, spouse, children, grandparents, grandchildren) who is in critical medical condition and in need of care, or to arrange funeral matters of an immediate family member in China ; Photocopies of medical certificate or death certificate, proof of relationships (including birth certificate, marriage certificate, Chinese household registration, certificate letter from the local police bureau in China, notarial certificate of kinship, etc.), and an invitation letter and the ID photo copy from relatives in China are required.
(4) Applicant who qualifies for a crew (C) visa.
(5) Applicant (including accompanying spouse and children under the age of 18) who qualifies for a high-level talent (R) visa.

All visa applicants should send an email with scanned copy of all the required documents to Manchester visa centre (manchestercentre@visaforchina.org). Once pre-approved, you will be invited to attend an appointment at the visa centre to submit your visa application. Applications will not be accepted by post - applicants must come in person to the centre.   Children under the age of 14 and adults above the age of 70 are not required to go to the CVASC for biometric information collection.

Please note that the online application form will no longer be valid or retrievable after 30 days from the date when you fill in the form. Please ensure that you book an appointment and submit your visa application within 30 days of filling in your online application form.

5) According to the relevant government social distancing policy, the Visa Centre must maintain a proper number of applicants inside the building at any time. We may need to ask applicants to wait outside of the centre for extended time if necessary. We suggest that all applicants make the appropriate arrangements and prepare for extended delays.

6) Please be reminded that since May of 2018, all application fees need to be paid in full after being successfully accepted by the Visa Centre. The Visa Centre will have to terminate and return applications where no fees have been paid on the day of submission. To avoid unnecessary disruption to your application, please make full payment immediately after we accept your documents.

7) Health and hygiene requirements:

To make sure that the Visa Centre is  safe for all applicants and staff, please wear a proper face covering and expect obligatory temperature checks. Applicants will be denied entry if they don’t follow the Visa Centre’s guidance. Please  leave the Visa Centre after lodging your application  as soon as possible so other applicants  may enter and submit their applications.

We will keep you updated about any further changes. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Chinese Visa Application Service Centre, Manchester
16 March 2021