Notice on Business Hour Adjustment effective from 10th November

Due to current situation, the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in London will adjust business hours effective from 10th November, 2020.


1) The visa centre will be open on Tuesdays 9.00 am to 13.00 pm for some specific categories of visa application and legalisation.

Collection service will be available on Tuesdays from 12:00pm to 14:00 pm. Regular service processing time is usually 2 working days including the date of submission. No express service.
*The processing time will be longer if the Embassy requires more supplementary documents.

Postal service is usually 2 weeks exclusive Royal Mail processing time.


2) Visa application requirements:

1、Applicant for emergency visit, crew visa or important business, scientific visit may still be eligible to apply a relevant visa at the Visa Centre.

*For important business or scientifice visit, please provide the 
"Invitation Letter (PU/TE)" or "Verification Confirmation of Invitation" issued after 3rd of Novermber by the Foreign Affairs Office of the provincial government of the intended visit, or by the provincial Department of Commerce .

*Emergency visit refers to visit an immediate family member(Inc. parents, spouse, children, grandparents, grandchildren) who is in critical medical condition and in need of care, or arrange funeral matters of an immediate family member in China;


Photo copies of a medical certificate or death certificate, proof of relationships (Inc. birth certificate, marriage certificate, Chinese household registration, certificate letters from the local police bureau in China, notarial certificate of kinship, etc.),  an invitation letter from relatives in China, and copy of the both sides of the inviter's Chinese ID card are required.


If you are Chinese origin and apply for the visa for the first time, please also provide you last Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page. If you are not applying for the first time, please provide a copy of your previous visa. Any personal information on your current passport differ from that on the previous passport or your Chinese passport, you must provide an official document of personal information change.

2、All applicants are required to fill in the online application form and make an appointment to the Chinese Visa Application Centre before submitting applications in person. Minor children under the age of 14 or adult over 70 are not required to go to the Visa Centre for biometric information collection but also need to make an appointment.


3、Applicants who hold ordinary passports and apply for ordinary visas for Hong Kong/Macau SAR can submit the applications at the Visa Centre without an appointment.

3) Legalisation

Please make a proper legalisation appointment before submission.click here for more requirements for walk-in legalisation service.


4) To keep our staff safe, please follow the visa centre’s guidance in wearing a face covering and obligatory temperature checking.

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




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Business Hours:(Monday - Friday) Visa application: 9:00-15:00 Payment and collection 9:00-16:00

Location:12 Old Jewry, London, EC2R 8DU
Tel:+44(0)20 7776 7888   Fax:+44(0)20 7710 6001   
Email:ukcentre@visaforchina.org

Notice on Business Hour Adjustment effective from 10th November

Due to current situation, the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in London will adjust business hours effective from 10th November, 2020.


1) The visa centre will be open on Tuesdays 9.00 am to 13.00 pm for some specific categories of visa application and legalisation.

Collection service will be available on Tuesdays from 12:00pm to 14:00 pm. Regular service processing time is usually 2 working days including the date of submission. No express service.
*The processing time will be longer if the Embassy requires more supplementary documents.

Postal service is usually 2 weeks exclusive Royal Mail processing time.


2) Visa application requirements:

1、Applicant for emergency visit, crew visa or important business, scientific visit may still be eligible to apply a relevant visa at the Visa Centre.

*For important business or scientifice visit, please provide the 
"Invitation Letter (PU/TE)" or "Verification Confirmation of Invitation" issued after 3rd of Novermber by the Foreign Affairs Office of the provincial government of the intended visit, or by the provincial Department of Commerce .

*Emergency visit refers to visit an immediate family member(Inc. parents, spouse, children, grandparents, grandchildren) who is in critical medical condition and in need of care, or arrange funeral matters of an immediate family member in China;


Photo copies of a medical certificate or death certificate, proof of relationships (Inc. birth certificate, marriage certificate, Chinese household registration, certificate letters from the local police bureau in China, notarial certificate of kinship, etc.),  an invitation letter from relatives in China, and copy of the both sides of the inviter's Chinese ID card are required.


If you are Chinese origin and apply for the visa for the first time, please also provide you last Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page. If you are not applying for the first time, please provide a copy of your previous visa. Any personal information on your current passport differ from that on the previous passport or your Chinese passport, you must provide an official document of personal information change.

2、All applicants are required to fill in the online application form and make an appointment to the Chinese Visa Application Centre before submitting applications in person. Minor children under the age of 14 or adult over 70 are not required to go to the Visa Centre for biometric information collection but also need to make an appointment.


3、Applicants who hold ordinary passports and apply for ordinary visas for Hong Kong/Macau SAR can submit the applications at the Visa Centre without an appointment.

3) Legalisation

Please make a proper legalisation appointment before submission.click here for more requirements for walk-in legalisation service.


4) To keep our staff safe, please follow the visa centre’s guidance in wearing a face covering and obligatory temperature checking.

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