Notice on a controlled reopening service at the visa centre

Following the government guidance on social distancing rules, the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in London (hereinafter referred to as ‘the visa centre’), will begin a controlled, phased re-opening service from June 16th.


1) The visa centre will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00 am to 13.00 pm for some specific categories of visa application and legalisation.
Please refer to item (3) below for visa requirements in detail.

   Collection service will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm to 14:00 pm.


2) The express service will take 2 workings days, which includes the day of submission.

  The regular service will take 3 working days including date of submission.


3)
The following visa categories will be eligible for submission at the visa centre:

  I. Crew visa (C): Please prepare all necessary documents and fill in the online application form before submission. No appointment will be required.

  II. According to the Announcement regarding the Temporary Suspension of Entry to Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits publish on March 26th, “Foreign nationals coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese Embassies or Consulates”, the applicant can apply for a visa with an official ‘Invitation Letter (PU/TE)’ or ‘Verification Confirmation of Invitation’ issued by the local provincial Foreign Office or Department of Commerce at the intended destination of visit in China. Please be sure to fill in the online application form, and print out the PU/TE Letter or Verification Confirmation of Invitation before coming in person to submit your application. No appointment will be required. The visa centre will not accept any application without the above mentioned government official invitation letter. Applications will not be accepted by post - applicants must come in person to the centre.

  III. ‘Humanitarian needs’ in principle refers to visiting a direct family member who is in a critical condition in hospital, or attending a direct family member's funeral. Foreign passport holders who need to come to China for the aforementioned purposes will firstly send an email either to ukcentre@visaforchina.org with a detailed explanation, scanned copy of proof of diagnosis issued from a hospital, and an officially recognised certificate of direct relationship. Once pre-approved by the Chinese Embassy, the applicant can come to the visa centre to submit the application with the online application form and all relevant supporting documents. No appointment will be required.


4)
Legalisation 

Legalisation appointments are required in order to submit any legalisation application. The visa centre will not accept any legalisation without an appointment.


5)
 Health and hygiene requirements:

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

 

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

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Email:ukcentre@visaforchina.org

Notice on a controlled reopening service at the visa centre

Following the government guidance on social distancing rules, the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in London (hereinafter referred to as ‘the visa centre’), will begin a controlled, phased re-opening service from June 16th.


1) The visa centre will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00 am to 13.00 pm for some specific categories of visa application and legalisation.
Please refer to item (3) below for visa requirements in detail.

   Collection service will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm to 14:00 pm.


2) The express service will take 2 workings days, which includes the day of submission.

  The regular service will take 3 working days including date of submission.


3)
The following visa categories will be eligible for submission at the visa centre:

  I. Crew visa (C): Please prepare all necessary documents and fill in the online application form before submission. No appointment will be required.

  II. According to the Announcement regarding the Temporary Suspension of Entry to Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits publish on March 26th, “Foreign nationals coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese Embassies or Consulates”, the applicant can apply for a visa with an official ‘Invitation Letter (PU/TE)’ or ‘Verification Confirmation of Invitation’ issued by the local provincial Foreign Office or Department of Commerce at the intended destination of visit in China. Please be sure to fill in the online application form, and print out the PU/TE Letter or Verification Confirmation of Invitation before coming in person to submit your application. No appointment will be required. The visa centre will not accept any application without the above mentioned government official invitation letter. Applications will not be accepted by post - applicants must come in person to the centre.

  III. ‘Humanitarian needs’ in principle refers to visiting a direct family member who is in a critical condition in hospital, or attending a direct family member's funeral. Foreign passport holders who need to come to China for the aforementioned purposes will firstly send an email either to ukcentre@visaforchina.org with a detailed explanation, scanned copy of proof of diagnosis issued from a hospital, and an officially recognised certificate of direct relationship. Once pre-approved by the Chinese Embassy, the applicant can come to the visa centre to submit the application with the online application form and all relevant supporting documents. No appointment will be required.


4)
Legalisation 

Legalisation appointments are required in order to submit any legalisation application. The visa centre will not accept any legalisation without an appointment.


5)
 Health and hygiene requirements:

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