to the Law of the People's Republic of China, regarding the
administration of foreigners entering and leaving the country, foreign
tourists must apply for visas at China's foreign affairs offices.
Tourist willing to travel in-group of 5 or more can apply for a group
tourist visa. A travel agency organizing groups usually deals with it.
People coming to China from countries, which have, visa agreements with
China e.g.- agreements, which excused tourist groups from visa formalities,
are treated in accordance with these agreements.
If anyone wants to visit Tibet then one can apply for a
visa only with the consent of the Tourism Administration of the Tibet
Autonomous Region. A passport is required for visa application, the passport
shall be valid for at least 6 months beyond the duration of the tour.
is a permit issued to a foreigner by the Chinese Visa
Authorities for the entry into and exit from or transit through the Chinese
territory. Different types of Visa are issues by the Chinese Visa
Authorities like- Diplomatic, Courtesy, Service or Ordinary Visa according
to purpose of visit to China and passport type.
Validity of Visa:
normally speaking, a visa is valid for 3 months
from the date of issue, a visitor can travel to the country any time during
the validity of the visa.
Duration of Stay Specified in the Visa:
A visa holder may stay in
China for 1 month, which counts from the date of his entrance into China. To
stay longer, you need to define your requisition in your application form
and itll be subject to the permission of the consul in charge.
According to the pertinent international law, any reigning country has the
exclusive rights to decide whether or not to allow the foreigners to enter
its territory. The authorities can issue visa, reject visa application or
cancel an issued visa according to its national law without giving any
With its valid Chinese passport, a Chinese citizen can enter China without