How to Apply for Q Visa?

Q1 visa is issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence and intend to go to China for along-term family reunion, or to those who in

Q1 visa is issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence and intend to go to China for along-term family reunion, or to those who intend to go to China for the purposes of foster care and the intended duration of stay in China exceeding180 days.

Q2 visa is issued to those who intend to visit relatives who are Chinese citizens residing in China or foreigners with permanent residence in China; the intended stay is no more than180 days.

Visa applicant should be located in their home country but not in mainland China while the application is submitted.

 

Application Materials

1. Passport

Original passport with at least one blank visa page and valid for at least 6 months.

2. Passport photocopy

One photocopy of data and photo pages of the passport.

3. Visa Application Form

One truthfully, correctly and completely filled Visa Application Form (FormV.2013). 

Application form must be typed in black capital letters.  Hand-written application forms are not accepted.

4. Photo

One recently-taken, color, passport photo against a light background.

5. Supporting documents

1) Q-1 visa for family reunion:

A. Invitation letter

An invitation letter from a Chinese citizen or a foreign citizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in China.

B, ID or passport of inviter

One photocopy of ID card of the Chinese inviter or foreign passport and permanent residence permit of the Foreign inviter.

C. Proof of relationship

Original and photocopy ofcertificate of relationship between applicant and inviter, such as marriagecertificate, birth certificate, or certificate of kinship issued by orlegalized by government agencies.

2) Q-1 visa for foster care:

A. Foster documents

Foster entrustment or care powerof attorney of foster, which should be notarized or legalized by ChineseEmbassies or Consulate-General.

B. Passport of consignor

Original and photocopy of the consignor's passport(s).

C. Proof of relationship

Original and photocopy of certificate of relationship between applicant and inviter, such as marriage certificate, birth certificate, or certificate of kinship issued by or legalized by government agencies.

D. Letter of consent on foster care

One letter of consent on foster care issued by the trustee living in China.

E. Photocopy of ID card of the Trustee

F. Proof of residence of parents

If either of the parents of the child is of Chinese nationality, a photocopy of the certificate indicating the permanent residence status abroad of the parent(s) when the child was born is required.

3 ) Q-2 visa

A. Invitation letter

An invitation letter from a Chinese citizen or a foreigncitizen with a Chinese permanent residence permit who lives in China.

The invitation letter should contain:

1) Information of the applicant: Name, gender, date ofbirth, passport number.

2) Details of planned visit: arrival & departure date,tourism destination, expenditure arrangement.

3)  Information of inviter: Inviter's name, contact number,address, inviter's signature

B. ID card or permanent resident permit

Photocopy of Chinese ID or foreign passport and permanent residence permit of the inviting individual.  

6. Previous Chinese passport or Chinese visa

When applying for Chinese visa with a new passport, applicant who used to be of Chinese citizenship should submit the originaland a copy of data page of the last Chinese passport, or a copy of previous Chinese visa on the previous foreign passport.

If the name on the current passport differs from that on the previous passport, an official document of name change should also be submitted.

 

Special Reminders

 The applicant shall be responsible for the authenticity of submitted passports, application forms, photos and other documents, including copied documents.

Other supplementary materials should be provided or an interview should be accepted if demanded by consular officers.

Any false, misleading or incomplete information may result in denial of the visa or refusal of entry into China.

 Consular officers are authorized to decide whether to issue a visaand its validity, duration of stay and number of entries.

 Holders of Q-1 Visa shall apply for foreigners' residence permits from the exit/entry administrations of local public security organs within 30 days from the date ofentry.

 

 The information is subject to change without notice.