Notification of Chinese visa application(June 30, 20022 updated)

Notification of Chinese visa application

 

From June,20, 2022, the Chinese Consulate in Calgary will adjust the Chinese visa application requirements for business affairs, employment, and family visits.

The Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Calgary only accepts applications of those who currently reside in AB, SK and NW Territory.

The application process and required documents are as follows:(For detailed document preparation please read "Documents for a Chinese visa" in News section)

 

1. Fill in the application form online (https://bio.visaforchina.org/#/nav/quickSelection?visacenterCode=YYC2&request_locale=en_US&site_alias=YYC2_EN&isAuthentication=N),  print out the confirmation page and the application form, and sign both the confirmation page and the section 9 of the application form.

 2. Make an appointment online

 (https://bio.visaforchina.org/#/nav/appointmentForm?use_type=center&visacenterCode=YYC2&request_locale=en_US&site_alias=YYC2_EN)

and print out the visa appointment confirmation form. Each applicant gets his/her own appointment number and confirmation form. It is not accepted that more than one applicant use one same appointment number or form.

 3. Submit the application in person at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center at the appointment time and have your fingerprints taken.

  *Exemption from fingerprints collection:

  1. Those under the age of 14 or over 70 years of age;

  2. A person who has obtained a visa from the same embassy or consulate with the same passport and registered fingerprints within 5 years;

  3. Those who do not have all 10 fingers or whose fingerprints cannot be retained.

Those who are exempted from fingerprints collection may submit applications through others.

4. Pay visa fee and service fee(debit card only), and submit an unsealed envelope (Canada Post Xpresspost, small size) with the applicants name and address as the addressee. No urgent or express service.

5. Visa application documents

  1. An online application form;

  2. Passport and a copy of its information page;

  3. A copy of valid legal status in Canada (working permit, study permit, PR card, etc.) of non Canadian passport applicants;

  4. A copy of Covid 19 vaccination certificate;

  5. A copy of valid health card;

  6. Travel history during the past 6 months;

  7. Documents required for different types of visa:

Type of visa

Applicable situations

Documents required

M/F visa

Commercial, technical, academic exchanges

1. Invitation letter issued by a bussiness partner or relevant entity in China.

Z visa

Employment

1. NOTIFICATION LETTER OF FOREIGNER'S WORK PERMIT IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

2. Invitation letter from inviting entities in China.

S1 Visa (accompanying)

 

S2 visa (family visithumanitarian visa)

Family members of foreigners staying or residing in China.

 

* Family members refer to: spouse, parents, spouse’ parents, children under the age of 18

For S1 visa, original and a copy of Proof of family relationship between the applicant and the inviter (certificate of family relationship, marriage relationship, marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.) are required; For S2 visa, only a copy of the above mentioned proof is required; 

Invitation letter from the inviter who’s working in China;

A copy of the inviter's passport information page and the work/ residence permit.

Those who apply for Z visa can apply for S1 visa for family members at the same time, documents mentioned in are required;

Those who apply for Z, M or F visa can apply for S2 visa for family members at the same time, documents mentioned in are required;

*For humanitarian S2 visa, a copy of the Death Certificate/Critically Ill Notification of the deceased/critical patient in China, a copy of his/her foreign passport, and a copy of proof of relationship with the applicant are required. Adult children can also apply.

Q1 Visa (family reunion)

 

Q2 Visa (family Visithumanitarian visa)

Family members of Chinese citizens or foreigners with permanent residence status in China.

 

* Family members refer to: spouse, parents, spouse's parents, children and children's spouses, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren

For Q1 visa, original and a copy of Proof of family relationship between the applicant and the inviter (family book, marriage certificate, birth certificate, relationship certificate notarized by a Notary Public or issued by a Police Office, etc.) are required; For Q2 visa, only a copy of the above mentioned proof is required;

Invitation letter from a Chinese living in China or a foreigner with permanent residence in China;

A copy of both sides of the Chinese inviter’s ID card, or the foreigner inviter’s passport information page and both sides of the Chinese permanent residence card.

*For humanitarian Q2 visa, a copy of the Death Certificate/Critically Ill Notification of the deceased/critical patient in China,  a copy of both sides of his/her Chinese ID card, and a copy of proof of relationship with the applicant are required.

R visa

High level talents

CONFIRMATION LETTER FOR HIGH LEVEL FOREIGN TALENTS

*Spouses and minor children of high level talents can apply for S2 visa by submitting a copy of proof of relationship (marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.).

NOTEAll visas will be single-entry and 3 months valid charged, except for the R visa for high level talents and the S2 visa for their spouses and minor children.

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Business Hours:(Monday - Friday) Visa application: 9:00-15:00           Payment and collection 9:00-16:00
NOTICE:Our visa counter will accept rush service(2nd-working-day collection) application until 11:30AM.

Location:200,855,8th Avenue,SW,Calgary   Postcode:T2P 3P1

PO BOX for postal application: PO BOX 21019 DOMINION 665 8th Street,SW,Calgary,AB  T2P 4H5

Tel:403-930-2288    Fax:403-699-9776  E-mail:calgarycenter@visaforchina.org

Notification of Chinese visa application(June 30, 20022 updated)

Notification of Chinese visa application

 

From June,20, 2022, the Chinese Consulate in Calgary will adjust the Chinese visa application requirements for business affairs, employment, and family visits.

The Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Calgary only accepts applications of those who currently reside in AB, SK and NW Territory.

The application process and required documents are as follows:(For detailed document preparation please read "Documents for a Chinese visa" in News section)

 

1. Fill in the application form online (https://bio.visaforchina.org/#/nav/quickSelection?visacenterCode=YYC2&request_locale=en_US&site_alias=YYC2_EN&isAuthentication=N),  print out the confirmation page and the application form, and sign both the confirmation page and the section 9 of the application form.

 2. Make an appointment online

 (https://bio.visaforchina.org/#/nav/appointmentForm?use_type=center&visacenterCode=YYC2&request_locale=en_US&site_alias=YYC2_EN)

and print out the visa appointment confirmation form. Each applicant gets his/her own appointment number and confirmation form. It is not accepted that more than one applicant use one same appointment number or form.

 3. Submit the application in person at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center at the appointment time and have your fingerprints taken.

  *Exemption from fingerprints collection:

  1. Those under the age of 14 or over 70 years of age;

  2. A person who has obtained a visa from the same embassy or consulate with the same passport and registered fingerprints within 5 years;

  3. Those who do not have all 10 fingers or whose fingerprints cannot be retained.

Those who are exempted from fingerprints collection may submit applications through others.

4. Pay visa fee and service fee(debit card only), and submit an unsealed envelope (Canada Post Xpresspost, small size) with the applicants name and address as the addressee. No urgent or express service.

5. Visa application documents

  1. An online application form;

  2. Passport and a copy of its information page;

  3. A copy of valid legal status in Canada (working permit, study permit, PR card, etc.) of non Canadian passport applicants;

  4. A copy of Covid 19 vaccination certificate;

  5. A copy of valid health card;

  6. Travel history during the past 6 months;

  7. Documents required for different types of visa:

Type of visa

Applicable situations

Documents required

M/F visa

Commercial, technical, academic exchanges

1. Invitation letter issued by a bussiness partner or relevant entity in China.

Z visa

Employment

1. NOTIFICATION LETTER OF FOREIGNER'S WORK PERMIT IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

2. Invitation letter from inviting entities in China.

S1 Visa (accompanying)

 

S2 visa (family visithumanitarian visa)

Family members of foreigners staying or residing in China.

 

* Family members refer to: spouse, parents, spouse’ parents, children under the age of 18

For S1 visa, original and a copy of Proof of family relationship between the applicant and the inviter (certificate of family relationship, marriage relationship, marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.) are required; For S2 visa, only a copy of the above mentioned proof is required; 

Invitation letter from the inviter who’s working in China;

A copy of the inviter's passport information page and the work/ residence permit.

Those who apply for Z visa can apply for S1 visa for family members at the same time, documents mentioned in are required;

Those who apply for Z, M or F visa can apply for S2 visa for family members at the same time, documents mentioned in are required;

*For humanitarian S2 visa, a copy of the Death Certificate/Critically Ill Notification of the deceased/critical patient in China, a copy of his/her foreign passport, and a copy of proof of relationship with the applicant are required. Adult children can also apply.

Q1 Visa (family reunion)

 

Q2 Visa (family Visithumanitarian visa)

Family members of Chinese citizens or foreigners with permanent residence status in China.

 

* Family members refer to: spouse, parents, spouse's parents, children and children's spouses, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren

For Q1 visa, original and a copy of Proof of family relationship between the applicant and the inviter (family book, marriage certificate, birth certificate, relationship certificate notarized by a Notary Public or issued by a Police Office, etc.) are required; For Q2 visa, only a copy of the above mentioned proof is required;

Invitation letter from a Chinese living in China or a foreigner with permanent residence in China;

A copy of both sides of the Chinese inviter’s ID card, or the foreigner inviter’s passport information page and both sides of the Chinese permanent residence card.

*For humanitarian Q2 visa, a copy of the Death Certificate/Critically Ill Notification of the deceased/critical patient in China,  a copy of both sides of his/her Chinese ID card, and a copy of proof of relationship with the applicant are required.

R visa

High level talents

CONFIRMATION LETTER FOR HIGH LEVEL FOREIGN TALENTS

*Spouses and minor children of high level talents can apply for S2 visa by submitting a copy of proof of relationship (marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.).

NOTEAll visas will be single-entry and 3 months valid charged, except for the R visa for high level talents and the S2 visa for their spouses and minor children.