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Visa Search   United Kingdom - China ( Business, Multiple Entry, Two Year Validity )

Please note the China Embassy is closed on the: Every 4th Feb, 5th Feb

Requirements Per Person

One fully completed and signed application made online. Please see below instructions:

1.   Navigate to the  Chinese Visa Application Service Centre’s website, and select UK, London in order to arrive at the London Centre’s homepage. (select accordingly if you choose to apply in Edinburgh or Manchester).
2.   Enter the ‘ Quick Access’ section from the homepage, and then select ‘Online Application Form’ to fill in your application form online. The online application form will require you to upload a recent standard photograph (please check here for photograph requirements).
4.   After filling in the application form, please print out the complete form, sign on the 1st and the 8th page. Please note: the application can be edited but once the final printout is made, no further changes can be made.


*You do not need to book an appointment online with our service as Universal Visas are a registered agency. We therefore have priority to submit any allocated date.


Please be aware that as from 17th December 2018 onward, the Chinese Embassy and Consulates in the UK will no longer be able to accept the old version of the application form.



Download Visa Application Form

The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

  • Have at least two blank visa pages
  • Be valid six months beyond entry date

One colour, passport type photograph that meets the following strict criteria: be taken within the last three months against a white background and printed on high quality photo paper; be 33mm by 48mm in size; provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression with ears visible. No background light or shadow over your face. You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes. You may not wear any jewellery including earrings and necklaces regardless of size. You should not wear any garment identical to the photo background. Your photograph should not be affixed to your application and may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

A letter of invitation from the company to be visited in China. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

  • Be written to The Chinese Embassy in London, UK
  • Be printed on A4 company letterhead paper
  • Include the full name and address of the inviting company
  • Include the fax and phone number of the inviting company
  • State the applicants full name, passport number, date of birth and gender exactly as it appears on their passport
  • State the relationship between the applicant and the inviter
  • State the applicants source of financial support whilst in China
  • State the date of issue which must include the year
  • Include the date(s) of entry and exit
  • Include the length of stay and number of entries required
  • Specify the place and purpose of the visit
  • Bear the official company stamp
  • Bear the full name and signature of the representative of the inviting company which must be in Chinese with the corresponding Chinese characters
  • Be issued within the last three months
  • Not be an email


Invitations supplied with a company "chop" stamp must be accompanied by a copy of the Chinese Company Licence



A letter of invitation from the Chinese Foreign Ministry. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

  • Be printed on A4 paper
  • Be issued by a Duly Authorised Unit
  • State the date of issue which must include the year 
  • Bear the seal and signature of the inviting unit
  • State the applicants date of birth
  • Be issued within the last three months
With immediate effect, the Chinese Visa Service Centre in London have advised that all invitations letters from your host in China now must state the official Chinese name of the inviter along with the Chinese signature. The Chinese name must match both in English and in Chinese characters exactly as in the passport.

The Embassy may request a copy of the inviter's id/passport to verify. 

Copies of previous visas issued on previous passports. This must be accompanied by a copy of the corresponding passport page information. 

As from 12th November 2018 the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in London will require visa applicants to come in person and provide Biometric information to be collected on behalf of the Chinese Embassy.

This is required for everyone and for every type of visa with the exemption of children under the age of 14 and those over 70 in accordance with Chinese new laws and regulations. Biometric information will have to be provided every time for future applications as biometric information will not be retained.

Universal Visas will be able to pre-check all the documents as per usual and at no extra cost making sure all the necessary documentation are correct and in line with the Embassy’s guidelines (please allow at least 24hrs prechecking before submission). A member of our team will escort the applicant on the date appointed to the Chinese Visa Centre and will make visa payment on their behalf.

Please note: All applicants for Universal Visas to submit applications in London will require to be present at the Visa Centre at 9.30am. Applicants should allow at least one hour for submission of application.

Applicants who wish to apply in Manchester or Edinburgh should enquiry within. 


Applicants holding dual nationality must:

  • Apply on their UK passport where a UK passport is held or on their EU passport where a EU passport is held or on the passport containing the UK visa/permit if the traveller doesn't hold a UK or EU passport
  • Supply both original passports, a copy of the identification pages of each passport, and a copy of the identity card, if applicable. If the applicant cannot provide both original passport, an original statement explaining why this is not possible may be accepted as long as stating something other than being used for travel.
  • Be a UK resident, stay in the country while the application is being processed, and apply for standard processing as express processing is not available for dual nationals

Visa Information

Visa is valid for up to 2 years but Embassy reserves the right to issue a short validity visa. Entry validity is valid for up to 90 days only.


Fees are excluding VAT. Applications made in Edinburgh will be charged at £57

3 Working Days Service

  • Embassy Fee:182
  • Universal Service Fee:47
  • Secure Postage:7.5

4 Working Days Service

  • Embassy Fee:151
  • Universal Service Fee:47
  • Secure Postage:7.5

How to Order

Download and Complete the Embassy Visa Application Form

Print out the order Form once your online order is completed or send us a hand written completed order form which can be found here .

Ensure all documents required for processing your application are enclosed prior to mailing; including your passport, Photos, Invitation (depending on the type of visa required) etc.

Post/ Courier all documents via secure delivery method to our address. (We recommend Royal Mail Special Delivery to our PO Box address)


Please note that we are not an Embassy and are not affiliated with any government. In almost all cases embassies charge a fee for visas. If we handle your application, we also charge a fee in return for advising on the requirements, helping to prepare your application, and sending a courier to queue up on your behalf to obtain and/or collect the visa. The forms and services we provide are available from the government or official source for free or lower cost.

If you wish to apply directly to the relevant embassy, please consult their official website at


Calculating Total Fees: Calculate by adding Embassy Fees (including where applicable: Embassy Express Fees), Universal Service Fees (Please add VAT on the Service Fees) and the delivery charges. Please note: The amount calculated is the expected; approximate fee, other charges maybe applicable depending on the service requested. Additionally, please be aware that the embassies fees often change overnight without prior notice please read our disclaimer.

Payment Methods: We accept all major credit cards except American Express & Diners Club cards,there will be a 3.5% card transaction fee applicable on the total final amount. Our order form has further details in payment section for card types accepted. We also accept cheques, which should be make payable to 'Universal Visa Services Ltd'. Please not, with regards to cheques, we can only return your passports/ documents onece your cheque payment has been cleared. Customer wishing faster visa processing are advised to pay by card.


We can send the requirements and the application form straight to your email! Simply enter your email address below and hit the send button.

Please send your documents to our PO Box address by Royal Mail Special Delivery on the address below:

Universal Visa Services

PO Box 67508



Our address for courier deliveries is :

Universal Visa Services

Unit G2 Davina House,137-149 Goswell Road



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