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Instruction for Visa Application

1. For visitors /business visa "F'' type, a formal invitation/authorization letter or fax for visa processing is required from competent Chinese authorities or institutions, i.e. state commissions, ministries, corporations etc., and a cover letter from the applicant's company.

2. For student visa "X" type and "F" type, an application form(JW202 or JW201) for international students issued by the Ministry of Education of China or a notification of admission from the receiving universtity or college with the seal of the Ministry of Education is required. "X" visa is issued to those who stay in China for over six months while "F" visa to those who stay less than six months. Please also see Article No.13.

3. For working "Z" visa, besides a formal invition/authorization letter from competent Chinese authorities, a work permit is also required, please see Article No.13.

4. For tourist visa "L" type, applicants are requested to provide hotel booking, return ticket and itinerary in China. Business people can also apply for a tourist visa if they don't have formal invitation or only have an invitation letter from private companies. No multiple-entries visa for "L" visa.

5. For transit visa "G" type, applicants are requested to provide a valid visa from the country of destination and an air ticket.

6. For travel to Tibet, please contact your local travel agency to obtain confirmation from the Tourist Bureau of Tibet before applying for a visa ( Fax: 09-86-891-34632 or 09-86-891-35588, Lhasa, Tibet, China ).

7. Please note that the validity of a single or a double entries visa is 3 months, from the date of issuance. Applicants' passports should be vaild for over six months for a visa, as well as with blank visa pages. Applicants are kindly recommended to apply for their visas two weeks ( if in person ) or one month ( if by mail or other delivery service ) before departure ( To avoid the expiration of the visa ).

8. To apply for a visa, one must submit his / her passport to the Embassy, enclosed with a completed visa form, a recent passport-size ( 2"×2") photo ( black & white or color ). (Visa forms can be reproduced if more are needed )

9. The normal fees for Lesotho passport holders: M 125 for a single entry / transit visa; M 190 for a double entries / transits visa, M 250 for a multiple entry visa vaild for six months, and M 375 for a multiple entry visa valid for twelve months. The normal fees for other country's passport holders: M 250 for a single entry / transit visa; M 380 for a double entries / transit visa; M 500 for a multiple entry visa avlid for six months, and M 750 for a multiple entry visa valid for twelve months. A refund will not be available if the application is withdrawn or refused.

10. Visa will be collected on the fouth working day after submission for normal processing. If the applicants want his / her visa on the following working day, other than the normal visa fee, an extra M 250 rush fee per person will be charged.

11. Checks are not acceptable. Only cash are accepted.

12. This office will not be responsible for any mishanding if the application is made by mail or any other delivery services.

13. A health certificate is needed for those who will stay in China for more than six months.

14. Regulations and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

15. Office hour: 8:30 to 11:00 on each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

                        Visa Office,  Chinese Embassy


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