Major purpose of visiting to China,Visa Type and Check list
No. Major purpose of your visit to China Types of visa Check list
01 Travel-Independent Tourist L 01Clik to see the details
Travel-Group member
02 Trade M 02Clik to see the details
Participation in Competition(s)
Other commercial activities
03 Academic exchanges F 03Clik to see the details
Cultural exchanges(e.g. a non-profit performance)
Religious exchanges
NGO activities
Vonunteering(90 days or less)
Foreign expert with pre-approved letters of ivitation
Geographic surveying and mapping activities
04 Family member of Chinese citizen applying for residence in China for family reunion Q1 04Clik to see the details
Family member of foreigner(s) with permanent residence status in China who is applying for residence in China for a family reunion
Residence visa for child to be fostered in China
05 Relative of Chinese citizen(s) living in China applying for a visa for visit less than 180 days Q2 05Clik to see the details
Relative of foreigner(s) with permanent residence status in China applying for a visa for visit less than 180 days
06 Spouse, parent, child under the age of 18 or parent-in-law of foreigner(s) residing in China for work, study or other purpose who visit China for 180 days or more S1 06Clik to see the details
person who needs to reside in China for other personal matters
07 Family member of foreigner(s) staying or residing in China for work, study or other purpose who visit China for less than 180 days S2 07Clik to see the details
Applying for a visa to stay in China for other personal matters, such as adoption, handing litigation, inheritance, real estate or medical treatment
08 For commercial performance Z 08Clik to see the details
Foreign expert working in China
Chief representative or representative of a foreign company
Offsore oil operations
Vonunteering( more than 90 days )
Foreigner working in China with a Work Permit issued by the Chinese government
09 Long term study (more than 180 days) X1 09Clik to see the details
10 Short term study (no more than 180 days) X2 10Clik to see the details
11 Resident foreign journalist of permenat office of a foreign news agency in China J1 11Clik to see the details
12 Foreign journalist visiting China for short-term news coverage J2 12Clik to see the details
13 Crew member performin duties on board an international train C 13Clik to see the details
Crew member performin duties on board an international aircraft
Crew member performin duties on board an international vessel or accompanying family member
Vehicle driver engaged in international transportation services
14 Transit through China G 14Clik to see the details
15 Person coming to China to take up permanent residence D 15Clik to see the details
16 Foreign of high talent or specialist needed by the State R 16Clik to see the details
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Major purpose of visiting to China,Visa Type and Check list
No. Major purpose of your visit to China Types of visa Check list
01 Travel-Independent Tourist L 01Clik to see the details
Travel-Group member
02 Trade M 02Clik to see the details
Participation in Competition(s)
Other commercial activities
03 Academic exchanges F 03Clik to see the details
Cultural exchanges(e.g. a non-profit performance)
Religious exchanges
NGO activities
Vonunteering(90 days or less)
Foreign expert with pre-approved letters of ivitation
Geographic surveying and mapping activities
04 Family member of Chinese citizen applying for residence in China for family reunion Q1 04Clik to see the details
Family member of foreigner(s) with permanent residence status in China who is applying for residence in China for a family reunion
Residence visa for child to be fostered in China
05 Relative of Chinese citizen(s) living in China applying for a visa for visit less than 180 days Q2 05Clik to see the details
Relative of foreigner(s) with permanent residence status in China applying for a visa for visit less than 180 days
06 Spouse, parent, child under the age of 18 or parent-in-law of foreigner(s) residing in China for work, study or other purpose who visit China for 180 days or more S1 06Clik to see the details
person who needs to reside in China for other personal matters
07 Family member of foreigner(s) staying or residing in China for work, study or other purpose who visit China for less than 180 days S2 07Clik to see the details
Applying for a visa to stay in China for other personal matters, such as adoption, handing litigation, inheritance, real estate or medical treatment
08 For commercial performance Z 08Clik to see the details
Foreign expert working in China
Chief representative or representative of a foreign company
Offsore oil operations
Vonunteering( more than 90 days )
Foreigner working in China with a Work Permit issued by the Chinese government
09 Long term study (more than 180 days) X1 09Clik to see the details
10 Short term study (no more than 180 days) X2 10Clik to see the details
11 Resident foreign journalist of permenat office of a foreign news agency in China J1 11Clik to see the details
12 Foreign journalist visiting China for short-term news coverage J2 12Clik to see the details
13 Crew member performin duties on board an international train C 13Clik to see the details
Crew member performin duties on board an international aircraft
Crew member performin duties on board an international vessel or accompanying family member
Vehicle driver engaged in international transportation services
14 Transit through China G 14Clik to see the details
15 Person coming to China to take up permanent residence D 15Clik to see the details
16 Foreign of high talent or specialist needed by the State R 16Clik to see the details