China Visa

China is a popular destination for tourists, travellers, and business owners alike, thanks to the traditional and modern cultures. As the world’s most popular country steeped in rich history, it’s no wonder thousands flock there every year. But you need a visa to be granted entry.


Here at Gulfvisa, we are experts in providing our UK customers with Chinese visas. Our professional team obtain the correct documentation from the Embassy of China in London, covering both personal and business use.

We understand that obtaining a visa can often be a lengthy and frustrating process, causing extra stress and worry before an important trip. However, our one-stop solution ensures you have the correct travel documents without needing to take action yourself.

Please note: Our visa services do not extend to those wanting to come to the UK from China.

How to apply for a visa to China

Applying for a China visa using our services is done in four easy steps:

  1. Check the guidelines - read up on the guidelines for the type of application you need to make. Our customers can choose between a Chinese tourist visa or a Chinese business visa.
  2. Organise the relevant documents - our easy-to-follow guidelines simplifies the application process for both China tourist and business visas, including passport style photos and hotel and flight details. You will also need to arrange an appointment at the Visa Centre to submit your fingerprints.
  3. Purchase your required visa service - after selecting the visa type you need, you can pay online. We accept debit and credit cards, as well as Apple Pay.
  4. Submit your application - you can either post or drop off your application to our Gulfvisa office in Mayfair, London. This should include all the accompanying documents. The processing time for a Chinese visa is around 3-4 days and covers multiple entries to the country across two years, with the option to fast track this.

The type of Chinese visa you require depends on whether you are travelling for business or as a tourist. Our standard all-inclusive price—covering embassy charges, handling fees, and taxes—is £256. For an additional fee you can use the fast track service to obtain your visa within 1-2 business days.

Travel to China - A mini guide

With breathtaking natural landscapes, world famous food, and fascinating history, it’s no surprise that China attracts millions of tourists every year.

As well as being the birthplace of paper money, fireworks, and more, this innovative nation is also home to phenomenal constructions including The Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Army, and the Bund.

China's Culture

As the first language of 70% of all Chinese speakers, Mandarin is the most common language spoken in China. However, many Chinese variants are also spoken throughout the nation, including Cantonese and Taishanese.

Social advancement was traditionally obtained through imperial examinations, used to select candidates for the state bureaucracy during the mid-Tang dynasty. Though this was abolished in 1905, the system influenced the value placed on calligraphy, painting, and poetry.

When booking your China holiday, you could arrange your trip to coincide with one of the country’s traditional celebrations. Chinese New Year, for example, begins on the 23rd day of China’s 12th lunar month (late January or early February) and is celebrated for 15 days. The celebrations welcome a new year represented by one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac.

In late May or early June, the Dragon Boat Festival takes place, where boats are raced to symbolically ‘save’ poet Chu Yuan who died by suicide in the Miluo River. The Mid-Autumn festival, meanwhile, occurs in late September or early October, in which mooncakes are eaten to show lunar appreciation. These baked goods are filled with things like lotus seed paste, and sweet bean paste.

China's Economy

Following the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, state socialism was replaced by economic reform. This generated rapid growth which has allowed China’s economy to become one of the world’s largest. It is also one of the top exporters on the planet, with areas of competitive strength including retail, energy generation, agriculture, electronics, manufacturing, and tourism.

China's Most Popular Destinations

China is a huge country, covering 3,700,000 square miles, which means you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to planning a trip. Beijing, the capital city, is a popular destination for China holidays, with tourists keen to explore the city’s cultural heritage, encompassing attractions like the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace.

Meanwhile, Xi’an is a top choice for those wishing to explore China’s ancient civilisation. The oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, it became a cultural and political centre in the 11th century BC. Those in search of a bustling, cosmopolitan city are attracted to the prosperity of Shanghai, while many visitors will travel to Chengdu to see the country’s much-loved giant pandas.

Why choose Gulfvisa as your visa agency?

We know that visa applications can be complicated, tedious, and potentially very time consuming. However, at GulfVisa, we provide our clients with a comprehensive solution which simplifies the intricate visa application process. All you need to do is send us all of the required documents and we do everything else for you.

We know the ins and outs of the visa process and handling documents with embassies. Therefore, we can make sure that you have the absolute best chance of getting your visa application approved the first time, with no problems.

A visa agency can save you time, money and travel

Our visa services save you time, effort, and possible rejections which could cost you even more money. Indeed, most visas are turned down as a result of the kind of tedious mistakes that we would’ve known about!

We break the visa application process down into an easy-to-follow application form, which you then need to send us, along with your documents, in a secure Royal Mail Special Delivery Package, all from the comfort of your home or office.

This saves you having to take time out from your busy daily schedule, as well as cutting down the time you’d otherwise spend worrying about getting your visa accepted. It also means you won’t need to spend money on travelling to an embassy to submit your visa application in person, as well as potentially having to find accommodation around your visit.

Contact GulfVisa today to get your visa application started.

Why choose Gulfvisa?

Getting documents verified and attested can be a long and tedious task, and unless you’re familiar with the process, there is plenty of room for mistakes to occur. Here at GulfVisa, our team are experts in getting documents attested the right way. We do everything on your behalf, including all administration, presenting, and delivery, to ensure everything is completed in a timely manner.
  1. We know the process: Document attestation is one of our core services, so we know the ins and outs of the entire process. This leaves much less room for error, and ensures that your documents are attested and verified on their first application, rather than leaving you to face any problems and having to repeat the process again.
  2. We save you time: Our team is available to walk you through the exact process you need to follow, leaving no room for mistakes. All you need to do is supply us with the documents you need attested, along with any supporting documents, and leave the rest to us. This means you don’t need to spend time filling out forms and chasing solicitors and the FCO for verification.
  3. We save you money: If you opt to complete the attestation process yourself, but live far from one of the international embassies in London, you will need to pay for travel and may even need overnight accommodation as well. Choosing our attestation service saves you this hassle, while getting the process done properly—all you need to do is post your documents to us directly. Get in touch with our team for more information.

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